EEG cerebral dysrhythmia in non-epileptic individuals as an incentive for seeking online health consultation

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Authors: T. Metrovic, O. Oegic and I. Bujas
Date: April-June 2013
From: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine(Vol. 59, Issue 2)
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 748 words
Lexile Measure: 1670L

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Byline: T. Metrovic, O. Oegic, I. Bujas

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The clinical importance and behavioural, diagnostic and curative connotations of electroencephalographic (EEG) cerebral dysrhythmia have not been fully studied. Perturbation with an atypical increase in spontaneous thalamocortical neural oscillations leads to a phenomenon termed thalamocortical dysrhythmia that can result in a dysrhythmic EEG pattern. [sup][1] The distinctive features of thalamocortical dysrhythmia are the presence of a persistent low-frequency thalamocortical resonance while awake and wide coherence over the recorded channels. Currently only epileptic seizures are associated with distinctive epileptiform EEG patterns. Even though we can find numerous reports of abnormal patterns in association with different neuropsychiatric disorders in the existing medical literature, [sup][2] hardly any generalizations can be made between the appearance of particular EEG patterns and disorders. In neurology, use of EEG is seldom contributory to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, both in children and adults. [sup][3],[4] Furthermore, an increasing number of epidemiologic studies describe a wide range of prevalence rates of EEG dysrhythmia and other abnormalities in the non-epileptic, "normal" adult population, ranging from 4% to as high as 57.5%. [sup][5] Despite all that, routine EEG...

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