Webinar #3: “Early EEG for neurological prognostication of postanoxic coma in the ICU” by Prof. Dr. MJAM van Putten

JUNE 3, 2020, 16:00 CEST | by Michel J.A.M. van Putten MD MSc PhD

The third webinar in the Expert Talks series will be a talk from Professor in Clinical Neurophysiology, Michel van Putten, who is also Neurologist in the Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital. He will talk about early EEG recordings for neurological prognostication of postanoxic coma in the ICU. The Webinar is free to attend for anyone. Register now!

About the talk

In the talk, Professor van Putten will shortly review which processes fail during hypoxia/ischaemia and the relation to EEG recordings. He will present the most common EEG patterns that can be observed in comatose patients after cardiac arrest and review the prognostic relevance. During the webinar the importance of evaluation of EEGs with respect to the time of cardiac arrest will be addressed and show that early recordings (< 24 h) have the best prognostic value. In closing, Professor van Putten will discuss how AI (deep learning) can assist in the interpretation of these EEG patterns.

About the speaker

Michel van Putten studied Medicine in Leiden and Applied Physics in Delft. In 2000, he received his PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology and became registered as a neurologist in the same year.

After working for a few years at the department of Neurology at the HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague, van Putten decided to move to Enschede in 2004. From that time he has been heading the department of Clinical Neurophysiology of Medisch Spectrum Twente, a large teaching hospital and joined the Institute of Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. In December 2008 he was appointed professor of Clinical Neurophysiology.


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[3]  Hofmeijer J and Van Putten MJAM. EEG in postanoxic coma: prognostic and diagnostic value. Clin Neurophysiol 127(4): 2047-2055 (2016)

[4] van Putten MJAM et al. Postmortem histopathology of electroencephalography and evoked potentials in postanoxic coma.  Resuscitation, 2019

[5] Hofmeijer J, Beernink TMJ, Bosch FH, Beishuizen A, Tjepkema-Cloostermans MC, van Putten MJAM. Early EEG contributes to multimodal outcome prediction of postanoxic coma. Neurology. 2015;85:1-7.

[6] Cloostermans et al, Outcome prediction in postanoxic coma with deep learning, Crit Care Medicine, 2019


About the TMSi Webinar series Expert Talks

TMSi organizes several webinars in the coming period on various applications. The webinars are free of charge and cover a variety of applications you can research using TMSi systems. You may expect talks on a variety of topics, such as clinical applications for high density EMG and EEG. We will announce the talks via our LinkedIn page and website. Registration is free and each session will consist of approximately 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussion, for a total of 45 minutes.

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