September 15, 2017 Continuous EEG in 5 minutes in ICU.

Continuous EEG in 5 minutes in ICU – Debut of CerebAir and symposium at ESICM in Vienna

Delirium, an acute and fluctuating disturbance of consciousness and cognition, is a common manifestation of acute brain dysfunction in critically ill patients, occurring in up to 80% of the sickest intensive care unit (ICU) populations. Critically ill patients are subject to numerous risk factors for delirium. One of the risk factors is non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) which may lead to a longer stay in ICU and higher mortality rate.

Clinicians monitor many vital parameters which reflect the status of the heart and respiration to ensure a good perfusion. But what about the most demanding organ – the brain? Why does the patient not clearly wake up? Why is the patient unconscious?

To get more insights of the brain the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) strongly recommends the use of EEG monitoring in critically ill patients. Also, the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) advises the use of cEEG for detection and monitoring in ICU patients following cardiac arrest, as 1/3 of patients who remain comatose suffer from seizures.

Up to now realizing cEEG in ICU was associated with resource demanding electrode placement. Nihon Kohden is proud to launch and present to the world CerebAir – fast, easy, wireless, continuous EEG for critical care at the upcoming ESICM congress in Vienna.

Nihon Kohden will demonstrate how to achieve the best clinical outcome with CerebAir in ICU. Please visit our ESICM lives booth no. 603 and our lunch symposium on 26.9.2017:

Continuous EEG in 5 minutes with CerebAir -
How quick brain monitoring can improve diagnostics of unconscious patients.

Prof: F. Taccone, Erasme, Brussels, Belgium
Prof. M. Holtkamp, Charite, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Celeste Dias, Hospital de São João, Porto, Portugal
Dr. Yuichi Kubota, Asakadai Central General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Giacomo Della Marca, Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy