Thursday, April 11, 2013

Totalitarian

Challenge: You're rounding in the ICU and see an EEG monitor with this waveform - what is it?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Totalitarian

The EEG shows burst suppression. Patients presenting with status epilepticus can have subclinical seizures on EEG after clinical seizures have subsided. In hemodynamically stable patients, propofol or barbiturates may be used to achieve burst suppression, a clearly non-ictal pattern.

Source: UpToDate; biosearch.berekely.edu.