publication . Article . 2016

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC PAROXYSMAL ACTIVITY REGISTRATION IN OLD AGE GROUP PATIENTS

S. A. Gulyaev; I. V. Arkhipenko; S. E. Gulyaeva; A. A. Ovchinnikova; A. V. Ovchinnikov;
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  • Published: 16 Jan 2016 Journal: Russian Journal of Child Neurology, volume 10, pages 61-65 (issn: 2073-8803, eissn: 2412-9178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Publishing House ABV Press
Abstract
The differential diagnosis of epilepsy and other paroxysmal states mimicking this condition is very important in the daily activity of a neurologist (an epileptologist) since diagnostic accuracy directly ensures the efficacy and safety of treatment. According the data available in the literature, both overdiagnosis of epilepsy (20–25 % of all new diagnosed cases) and its underdiagnosis (as high as 10 %) are frequent diagnostic errors. Such errors are most commonly related to the misinterpretation of electrophysiological evidence in both young patients (in whom paroxysmal phenomena are a result of functional immaturity of brain structures) and elderly patients (i...
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free text keywords: paroxysmal events, epilepsy, non-epileptic paroxysmal events, electroencephalography, paroxysmal activity, differential diagnosis, elderly patients, Differential diagnosis, Neuroscience, Cardiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pathological, Internal medicine, business.industry, business, Electroencephalography, medicine.diagnostic_test, Neuroanatomy, medicine.anatomical_structure, Paroxysmal dyskinesia, Epileptologist, Epilepsy, medicine.disease, Overdiagnosis, lcsh:Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, lcsh:RC346-429
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