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Paediatric video-telemetry safety survey
  1. Charlotte Frances McAuley1,
  2. Sarah Aylett2,
  3. Colin Dunkley3,
  4. Zenobia Zaiwalla4,
  5. Tony McShane5
  1. 1Department of Community Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Department of Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Neurology, Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottinghamshire, UK
  4. 4Neurophysiology Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  5. 5Department of Paediatric Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tony McShane, Department of Paediatric Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; tony.mcshane{at}

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Synchronous video and EEG recording is carried out when there is a desire to correlate the clinical behaviour of a child with their EEG activity;1 this is known as video-telemetry (VT). After a death during paediatric VT in 2010, the British Paediatric Epilepsy Group (BPEG), a subgroup of the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) surveyed members about their current practice for VT monitoring. A Medline search revealed few previous publications on this topic.1,,3


Following a preliminary paper survey, we used the online system ‘Survey Monkey’4 to ask all BPNA BPEG members to complete a simple questionnaire.


Nine of 16 units replied, giving a response rate of 56%. The indications described for VT were

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.