Brain Mapping and P300: uses of Clinical Neurophysiology for ADHD diagnosis

Electroencephalogram (EEG), Brain Mapping (EEGq), Cognitive Evoked Potentials (P300) and Psychophysiological Tests allow to diagnose ADHD and thus guide the therapy of children with this disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology offers techniques that support clinical diagnosis and offer a quantification and grading of ADHD. Likewise, these techniques collaborate in the orientation and therapeutic management of these patients, … Read more

Intraoperative monitoring: in which surgeries is it used and which parameters can be monitored

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (INPM) is a subspecialty of the Clinical Neurophysiology specialty dedicated to continuously evaluate the integrity of the neurological structures of the anesthetized patient during surgery, to alert in case there are indications of possible damage in order to try to correct the causal factor and, in case the damage cannot be avoided, … Read more

How are sleep disorders detected and treated

A Sleep Unit is a multidisciplinary center that can detect, with various studies, pathologies and sleep disorders. Treatment must be approached from different specialties, depending on the diagnosis, to ensure that it is effective. Sleep must be understood as a state parallel to wakefulness but different, affected by a wide variety of disorders, whether respiratory, … Read more

How to know if you suffer from Narcolepsy and when to go to a specialist

Narcolepsy: what is it? Narcolepsy is a chronic disease characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden sleep attacks. The episodes or sleep attacks usually last from a few seconds to several minutes and can occur at any time, thus significantly affecting all daily activities. These people may fall asleep involuntarily at work, at school, while … Read more

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat neurological and psychiatric diseases

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a novel procedure used to treat neurological and psychiatric pathologies. Dr. Lluch, a specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology, explains the benefits of this procedure. How Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) works Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a neurostimulation and neuromodulation technique based on the principle of electromagnetic induction of an electric field in … Read more

Polysomnography for clinical sleep study

Polysomnography is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. For this purpose, an electrical recording is made of brain waves during wakefulness and sleep. Its most frequent use is to diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), in which there are decreases in the percentage of oxygen in the blood repeatedly throughout the night due to … Read more

Pathologies treatable with transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS)

There are a large number of pathologies in which the efficacy of treatment by means of brain electrical stimulation has been demonstrated. These are listed below. Pain, fibrimyalgia and chronic fatigue: approach with transcranial stimulation The analgesic effects of neuromodulatory therapies have been shown to be effective in patients with different types of pain. Applied … Read more

Daytime sleepiness, irritability, tiredness? The cause could be sleep apnea

Dr. Brualla, a specialist in Neurophysiology, explains in this article what sleep apneas are and what treatments are currently available to combat this pathology. Sleep apneas are breathing pauses lasting more than 10 seconds that occur during sleep. These pauses, initially detected by the bed partner, often end with snoring that is louder than usual. … Read more