Neurophysiology is the part of physiology that studies the nervous system and Clinical Neurophysiology is the medical specialty which applies the knowledge of Neurophysiology to the study of illnesses that affect the nervous system and sensory organs.
In the Unit of Neurophysiology and Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders of Hospital Clinica Benidorm the following tests are performed:
- Conventional for adults with activations.
- Conventional for children with activations.
- EEG for new-borns, premature babies.
- EEG for adults with SLEEP deprivation.
- EEG for children with sleep deprivation.
- EEG in coma patients.
- Prolonged Registers (Nap EEG).
- 24 hour Video EEG.
- Conventional EMG.
- Single fiber EMG (Jitter).
- Conventional motor ENG.
- Conventional sensitive ENG.
- Repetative stimulation test.
- H – Reflex.
- Blink reflex.
- Bulbocavernosus Reflex.
- Stimulation of sympathetic cutaneous reflex
- Upper somatosensory evoked potentials.
- Lower somatosensory evoked potentials.
- Sensitive evoked potentials of the pudendal plexus.
- Sensitive evoked potentials of the femoral cutaneous nerve.
- Intra-operatory control through somatosensory evoked potentials.
- Visual evoked potentials (VEP) with pattern.
- Visual evoked potentials with white flash.
- Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP).
- Electroretinogram with white flash.
Additionally, within Neurophysiology, are the following diagnosis tests related to sleep disorders:
- Polysomnography for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA).
- Polysomnography for the diagnosis of sleep pathologies.
- Polysomnography for the study of epilepsy.
- Multiple sleep latency test.
- Restless leg syndrome – Syndrome of continuous movements of the legs during sleep.
In order to carry out any of the Diagnostic tests of the Unit of Neurophysiology and Diagnosis of Sleep disorders you need to present a previous medical prescription.
Dr. Juan Gabriel Saborido Montaner