The Pretoria Sleep Centre: About Us - services diagnostic

By: Pretoria Sleep Centre  11-11-2011
Keywords: Restless Legs Syndrome

Diagnostic Services
Sleep Studies
We have created a state-of-the-art sleep studies facility for overnight Polysomnography (PSG) studies at The Pretoria Sleep Centre. Our in-house technologists observe and analyse these studies that provides information on Brain Activity, Respiratory Function, Muscle Function and a variety of other variables that are essential for the diagnosis of the more complex sleep disorders.

PSG is particularly useful for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, Restless Legs Syndrome andNeurological Disorders such as Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease.

Neurophysiology Studies
The Pretoria Sleep Centre provides a comprehensive number of investigations for neurological disorders such as Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders including:

  • Routine Electro-encephalography (EEG)
  • Spinal (lumbar) puncture. For diagnosis, for drainage of spinal fluid or for therapeutic indications
  • 8 Hour ambulatory EEG monitoring (Holter)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Long Term EEG Monitoring and,
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nocturnal epilepsy Monitoring

Keywords: Restless Legs Syndrome

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