PARIS and ATLANTA, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSerenity, a high growth company specializing in remote diagnostic solutions for Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Cardiology announces an article published in Annals of Neurology describing unusual electroencephalogram (EEG) findings in seriously ill patients with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
BioSerenity offers EEG services using remotely connected equipment enabling testing outside of traditional departments. Hospitals in France requested BioSerenity to perform EEGs in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) during the initial surge of Covid-19 patients. The data was reviewed remotely by BioSerenity's specialists and shared with the hospitals' medical staff. Via these collaborations, we were one of the first to discover EEG anomalies likely associated with Covid-19.
Patients presented with altered mental status, had delayed awakening, or poor arousal after being taken off sedation. EEGs were performed while in the ICU at several hospitals in Paris, France. The EEGs showed evidence of frontal brain abnormalities possibility due to COVID-19 related brain injury. When hospitalized patients with COVID-19 present with unexplained mental status change or poor arousability, it is suggested that an EEG be performed as part of the diagnostic assessment to determine the etiology and to identify potentially treatable Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders.
BioSerenity will provide data to help physicans diagnose over 30,000 patients suffering from neurological disorders this year. We are excited to report our discovery to assist medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients.
According to Dr. Bruce Lavin, Chief Medical Officer, "This report highlights the importance of obtaining EEGs in patients with COVID-19 who present with cognitive impairment to identify possible brain injury, directly or indirectly due to the virus."
Samir Medjebar, PhD, GM BioSerenity France adds, "BioSerenity has demonstrated that our scale and scope of services allow us to provide 24/7 hospital assistance during a crisis and the ability to detect new EEG findings."
Louis Maillard, Professor at Lorraine University, France, commented that, "This study gives a possible explanation for the comas, delayed awakening and arousal observed in some of the most severe cases of Covid-19 infections. It shows the importance of EEG, an old but still relevant exam, that can be done at the patient bedside and the only exam that allows for the functional state evaluation of the brain."
Professor Hervé Vespignani, BioSerenity France Medical Director, concludes, "This discovery confirms the importance of performing EEG at the patient's bed."
Headquartered in Paris, France, and Atlanta, GA, USA, BioSerenity is an innovative medical technology company focused on Healthcare as a Service, IoMT, A.I. and real world evidence in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, and Cardiology. BioSerenity provides remote diagnostic services through its divisions of SleepMed and Digitrace in the USA, and Neurophy, Somnophy and Cardiophy in France. BioSerenity is also the preferred provider for several Contract Research Organizations and prominent university medical facilities across the US, France, and other parts of the world.
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