Thursday, October 2, 2014

LII anual meeting of the Spanish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

The 52nd meeting of the Spanish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology took place from the 1st to 3rd of October 2014. The event was organized in the beatiful building RiojaForum located in a wonderful nature landscape near Ribera Park and Ebro River in Logroño, Spain.
Residents of Clinical Neurophysiology Unit of Hospital del Mar, Barcelona participated with two oral communications about spontaneous nocturnal movements (Brief Neurophysiology).





Sunday, May 25, 2014

6th annual meeting of the Catalan Societies of Clinical Neurophysiology and EMG

On May 23rd, 2014, took place the 6th annual meeting of the Catalan Societies of Clinical Neurophysiology and EMG in Charles Darwin hall of  Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).
The program included 3 lectures presented by specialists with large experience on the field of miopathies, intracranial EEG and functional MRI.
-Actualitzacions en Miopaties, Montse Olivé
-Electroencefalografia intracranial estereotaxica (SEEG) Bases, Indicacions i Rendiment. Gerard Conesa, Rodrigo Rocamora i Alessandro Principe
-Aspectes fisiològics de la Ressonància Magnetica Funcional, Jesus Pujol i Joan Deus

5 oral communications and 3 posters written by CN young specialists and resident physicians completed the evening program (here).

Dra Montse Olivé
Dr Rodrigo Rocamora 

Dr Alessandro Principe 




Local Committee

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Neural Networks

 (2013) AR MEHTA et al Imaging Psychogenic Movement Disorders Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep open access at Springerlink.com
"Possible neural networks involved in psychogenic movement disorders based on the latest advances from the neuroimaging literature.
There is an overly sensitive emotional network, possibly conditioned by previous learning experiences, that feeds into the extended motor network via the striatum. In the presence of abnormal self-directed attention, mediated by abnormal prefrontal cortical activation that is functionally disconnected from the core motor network, these changes drive the production of aberrant movements that are not yoked to a normal sense of self-agency. This is because of hypoactivity of the supplementary motor area that normally provides the ‘corollary discharge’ signal that informs the temporoparietal junction (TPJ) ‘comparator’ what to expect in terms of sensory feedback as a result of internally generated, as opposed to externally generated, movements. 
As a consequence of the abnormal network activity, the movements are interpreted by patients as being involuntary." (Mehta et al, 2013)



The Clinical Neurophysiology of Psychogenic Movement Disorders will be discussed during the 4th Session of the Journal Club, Second Edition on 17th of February 2014.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

6th MEETING OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY IN CATALUNYA

We are delighted to invite you to the 6th annual meeting of the Catalan Society of Clinical Neurophysiology which will be will be held this year in our Hospital.

Monday, January 27, 2014

TMS AGAINST SMOKING

November 2013,
The Guardian announced researcher's findings that one cicle of Transcraneal Magnetic Stimulation protocol, is beneficious as treatment for Heavy Smokers, who already failed in abandon the habbit with other treatments, that TMS could treat the smocking dependence for periods of six months.