WJNS  Vol.4 No.2 , May 2014
Ambulatory Electroencephalograms in Neuropsychiatric Practice: Opening Pandora’s Jar

Since the advent of imaging studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the role of electroencephalograms (EEGs) has diminished. Simultaneously, computerized scanning and miniaturization of the EEG and its components have allowed us to obtain lengthier recordings in an ambulatory setting. We report on 261 ambulatory electroencephalograms performed consecutively in the two year period of 2011 and 2012 in a busy neurology and neuropsychiatry practice with predominantly geriatric patient population. 23% of these patients had abnormal AEEGs demonstrating clear-cut epileptogenic discharges. The role of these findings in clinical practice, especially in geriatric and psychiatric populations is discussed.

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Mehendale, A. , Goldman, M. , Mehendale, R. , Rana, K. and Joppie, K. (2014) Ambulatory Electroencephalograms in Neuropsychiatric Practice: Opening Pandora’s Jar. World Journal of Neuroscience, 4, 125-132. doi: 10.4236/wjns.2014.42015.
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