Epilepsy monitoring unit inaugurated at Hospital María

Epilepsy monitoring unit inaugurated at Hospital María
Epilepsy monitoring unit inaugurated at Hospital María

Writing. The Maria Pediatric Specialty Hospitallocated in Tegucigalpa, inaugurated in the last few hours the first epilepsy monitoring unit for children, which was implemented with the help of the Japanese government.

According to statistics from the health center, about 2,000 children are diagnosed with epilepsy every year. In this sense, this unit is more than ready to help in the early detection of the disease.

At the opening event, authorities from the María Hospital were present, Ministry of Health (SESAL) and representatives of the Embassy of Japan in Honduras.

The equipment will enable advances in the detection of the disease.

The hospital said the purpose of the epilepsy monitoring unit is to radically transform the diagnosis and treatment of the disease in children throughout Honduras.

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Detection of the disease

Likewise, the authorities indicated that since 2014, the neurology service of the María Hospital has treated a growing number of children who suffer from epilepsywhich represents approximately 40% of the reported cases.

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time.

They also highlighted that more than 2,000 cases of the disease were detected between 2014 and 2018. That is why specialized equipment was urgently needed to better manage the condition.

The unit that was equipped with government assistance from Japan It has two video electroencephalograph units. According to experts, these devices are crucial for continuously monitoring and detailing the epileptic activity of patients.

The equipment will also allow children between 1 and 5 years old to be hospitalized, so that in-depth studies can be carried out, to verify epileptic seizures and to locate the source of the disease.

The hospital authorities thanked the Japanese government for the donation.

According to the doctors, all of the above will contribute to better management and treatment of epilepsy in children. In addition, outpatient studies will be carried out patients from the outpatient clinic and inpatients at the María Hospital.

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