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Mobile Phone Radiation and Brain Rhythm in Epileptic Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Noha El Sawy, Kasr El Aini Hospital

Brief Summary:
This work is intended to assess the effect of -30 minutes- exposure to mobile-phone on the functions of the central nervous system (CNS) in epileptic patients.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
This work shows the effect of the 30 minutes mobile waves' radiation over the normal person brain activity (EEG) and cognition (P300) together with the effect over the unstable brain of the epileptic patients. Exposure to mobile-phone radiation has been reported to increase the spectral power of electroencephalograms (EEGs), particularly in the alpha band, during both the waking and sleeping states. The tendency toward electrical instability of the neural networks of epileptic patients suggests that these individuals may be especially sensitive to electromagnetic fields espcially mobile-phone radiation (MPR). The short-term effects of exposure to electromagnetic (EM) fields on a number of cognitive variables such as memory, attention and speed of decision-making could be assedsed by P 300 latency and amplitude.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Mobile Phone Radiation and Brain Rhythm in Epileptic Patients
Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Epilepsy

Epilepsy Patients
males and females whose age more than 18 years, diagnosed with epilepsy, regardless of whether symptomatic,idiopathic ,focal or generalized
Healthy Control
males and females whose age more than 18 years

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Digital Electroencephalography (EEG) examination [ Time Frame: one day ]
  2. P300 test [ Time Frame: one day ]
    The P300 Test: Neurophysiological Test. P300 wave was defined as the most positive point of the average waveform to the target tones after 250 msec and before 600 msec. For each subject P300 latency and P300 amplitude were obtained to detect any significant abnormality

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
This study included 30 epileptic patients and 30 healthy volunteers, males and females whose age above 18 years.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both sexes
  • Above 18 years
  • Epileptic patients (regardless of whether symptomatic, idiopathic, focal or generalized)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 18 years
  • Chronic medical condition
  • Epileptic fit in the last 48 hours

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Responsible Party: Noha El Sawy, Assistant Lecturer, Kasr El Aini Hospital Identifier: NCT02854384     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
First Posted: August 3, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Noha El Sawy, Kasr El Aini Hospital:
Mobile phone

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases