E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

MR Falcon, A New EEG Analysis Technique for Beginners

Author(s): Marlene Arbeu-Reyes, Brian Madariaga-Cortes, Sergio de Jesus Aguilar-Castillo, Brenda Bertado-Cortes, Bayron Alexander Sandoval-Bonilla, Tania Isabel Valdin-Orozco


Electroencephalogram (EEG) interpretation often becomes a difficult challenge. Due to the ability to record brain activity, EEG can be used as a tool in the diagnosis of epilepsy, as well as possible neurological emergencies, such as convulsive and non-convulsive status epilepticus, determination of brain function/extent of brain damage. coma, neurocritical state, care follow-up, intraoperative evaluation or post-subarachnoid hemorrhage, among others.

In Mexico, according to the latest records, there are around 1,000 certified neurologists (including neuropediatricians), for a population of 105 million inhabitants1, which means that each one has to care for more than 100,000 people, and this amount is clearly insufficient for the attention. Of patients with neurological disorders, including the performance of procedures and the interpretation of ancillary diagnostic studies.

In this work, designed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists in various areas of neurosciences, we propose a method of EEG analysis, in a didactic, practical and structured way, using the novel MR FALCON step-by-step strategy aimed at neurologists in training. And non-neurologist physicians in contact with neurological patients. It is not intended to be an extensive review on EEG nor is it intended to replace the interpretation of expert physicians in neurophysiology and epileptology, but rather to be a new strategy that makes it possible to point out the fundamental aspects for EEG analysis, which help to quickly identify normal and abnormal patterns; making it easier for trainee neurologists and non-neurologists to make an early referral of patients to specialists in the field.

Keywords: Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, EEG, Status Epilepticus, Seizure, Training

Pages: 802-805

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