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Dr Steven Coates, North Tyneside General Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal

Tuesday, 28 July, 2015
Dr Steven Coates, North Tyneside General Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal

Dr Steven Coates is a Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  In 2010 Dr Coates established a connection with Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal for adult and paediatric epilepsy clinics.  He set up EEG equipment in this hospital to measure brain activity in patients with possible epilepsy or other brain disorders.

The brain activity could then be sent as a file over the Internet to be read and reported on by Dr Coates back in the UK ( TeleEEG).  The service proved extremely useful and Dr Coates has gone on to establish TeleEEG links in India, Myanmar and Laos.  Over 800 EEG files have now been interpreted using this service.  Further expansion and development of the TeleEEG service into Africa is anticipated in 2016

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