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Brain Stethoscope Study Manuscript: Rapid Evaluation Of Seizures In the ICU

Kyle Hobbs, Stanford University Medical Center; Prashanth Krishnamohan, Stanford University Medical Center; et al | Accepted 14 June 2018

The Ceribell EEG System offers rapid EEG acquisition and conversion of EEG signals to sound (sonification) using a proprietary algorithm

  • Ceribell EEG System (1) reliably provided rapid emergent EEG data, (2) accurately identified subclinicial seizures, (3) resulted in fewer non-seizing patients being treated, and (4) was easy to use by clinicians not trained to place or read conventional EEG
  • Mean set up time for Ceribell EEG was 6±3 min
  • Median time from EEG order to Ceribell EEG was 23 min (IQR 14–46) versus 145 min (IQR 93–237) for conventional EEG (p<0.001)
  • On a scale of 1 (very difficult) to 5 (very easy), participating physicians rated the ease of use of the Ceribell headband and the Ceribell EEG recording device as 4.51 ± 0.85 and 4.97 ± 0.17
  • Considering all 35 cases, treatment decision changed in 14 cases (40%)

Hobbs, K. et al. (2018) Rapid Bedside Evaluation of Seizures in the ICU by Listening to the Sound of Brainwaves: A Prospective Observational Clinical Trial of Ceribell’s Brain Stethoscope Function. Neurocrit Care 29(2):302-312.

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