Recommended protocols for the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test in adults: guidance from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
This paper updates the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s (AASM) protocols for the administration of the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT).
Zero-crossing patterns reveal subtle epileptiform discharges in the scalp EEG
Clinical diagnosis of epilepsy depends heavily on the detection of interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) from scalp electroencephalographic (EEG) signals, which by purely visual means is far from straightforward. Read full publication.
Building the case for epilepsy virtual clinics in the current healthcare environment
Access to quality healthcare remains a challenge that is complicated by mounting pressures to control costs, and now, as we witness, the unprecedented strain placed on our healthcare delivery systems due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read full publication.
Report of EEG finding on critically ill patients with COVID-19
In March 2020, we treated a cohort of 26 critically ill hospitalized SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who received EEGs to assess unexplained altered mental status, loss of consciousness, or poor arousal and responsiveness. Read full publication.
Assessment of signal quality measured with a smart 12-lead ECG acquisition t-shirt
Ambulatory ECG monitoring is typically achieved using portable de‐ vices with limited number of surface leads, autonomy, and length of recording. Smart garments with multiple conductive textile electrodes provide great promise to per‐ form continuous and comfortable ECG monitoring. Read full publication.
Comparison of the macro and microstructure of sleep in a sample of sleep clinic hypersomnia cases
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the differentiating or grouping EEG characteristics in various hy- persomnias (type 1 and type 2 narcolepsy (N-1 and N-2) and idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) compared to an age- matched snoring reference group (SR). Read full publication.
Utility of home sleep apnea testing in high-risk veterans
The purpose of this study is to evaluate rate of incongruent outcomes (e.g., negative HSAT results despite high clinical symptomology) as well as differences in study quality metrics and predictors of OSA between veteran sleep patients and general sleep patients being evaluated by a home sleep test. Read full publication.