Should we Treat EEG Discharges in the Clinic or in the ICU, and if so when and how?

The important question that often emerges in the clinic is how aggressive the therapy of non-convulsive status epilepticus and electrical status epilepticus in sleep ought to be and how continuous the discharges in each of these two entities should be before therapy is aimed at them. Additionally, as the use of EEG monitoring continues to expand to include the clinic and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) populations, it is important to identify epileptiform patterns that warrant identification and treatment.
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