Economics at your fingertips  

Electroencephalography: Experience at Abakaliki Nigeria

Chukwuemeka O Eze, Olaronke F Afolabi, Emeka O Onwe, Richard L Ewah, Ugochukwu U Nnadozie, Francis C Okoro, Eugene C Nzei and Chiamaka Okereke

Global Journal of Health Science, 2021, vol. 13, issue 9, 71

Abstract: BACKGROUND- Electroencephalography (EEG) remains the most important investigative modality in the evaluation of individuals with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. The pattern of EEG done in a tertiary hospital at Abakaliki Nigeria is not known. It is against this background that we embarked on this retrospective observational study on the EEG pattern and patient characteristics in Neurophysiology laboratory at Abakaliki Nigeria. METHOD- This is a retrospective observational hospital based study where the attendance register of the Neurophysiology laboratory was used to extract information on the demography, clinical characteristics and EEG reports of patients seen at the Laboratory from November 2018 to April 2021. RESULTS- A total of 125 (Male- 69, Female- 56) persons did EEG over the study period, and 75.2% had epileptiform waves (generalized- 16.8%, focal- 57.6%). CONCLUSION- EEG services are been utilized at Abakaliki in evaluation of seizure disorder and other paroxysmal neurological events with more prevalent focal epileptiform waves.

Date: 2021
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Global Journal of Health Science from Canadian Center of Science and Education Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Canadian Center of Science and Education ().

Page updated 2021-10-02
Handle: RePEc:ibn:gjhsjl:v:13:y:2021:i:9:p:71