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Feb 28, 2015
Mangubat EZ, Kellogg RG, Harris TJ, Rossi MA
OBJECT The authors evaluated the preclinical feasibility of acutely stabilizing an active bihemispheric limbic epileptic circuit using closed-loop direct neurostimulation therapy in tandem with "on-demand'" convection-...
Feb 26, 2015
Muñana KR, Nettifee-Osborne JA, Papich MG
BACKGROUND: Levetiracetam (LEV) is a common add-on antiepileptic drug (AED) in dogs with refractory seizures. Concurrent phenobarbital administration alters the disposition of LEV in healthy dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OB...
Feb 24, 2015
Ettinger AB, Good MB, Manjunath R, Edward Faught R, Bancroft T
We sought to examine the impact of depression upon antiepileptic drug (AED) adherence in patients with epilepsy. We administered the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), Neurological Disorders Dep...
Feb 24, 2015
Zaccara G, Giovannelli F, Schmidt D
Placebo response can be defined as any therapeutic change on placebo, while the nocebo response is any ill effect during placebo exposure. Several meta-analytic approaches have investigated the extent of placebo respon...
Feb 24, 2015
Huang H, Zhou H, Wang N
One of the most common neurological disorders is epilepsy, which, approximately affecting more than 40 million people worldwide. The situation worsens in the affected patient when the epilepsy becomes intractable, that...
Feb 20, 2015
Wessmann A, Volk HA, Parkin T, Ortega M, Anderson TJ
BACKGROUND: The impact of epilepsy and its treatment on the quality of life (QoL) is considered an important part of treatment supervision in human epilepsy. OBJECTIVES: To develop a list of key questions evalu...
Feb 20, 2015
Asadi-Pooya AA, Dabbaghmanesh MH, Ashjazadeh N
BACKGROUND: Reproductive endocrine disorders and sexual dysfunction are common among men with epilepsy. We investigated sexual hormone serum levels among men with newly diagnosed epilepsy, before starting any antiepile...
Feb 20, 2015
Sanya EO, Wahab KW, Desalu OO, Bello HA, Ademiluyi BA, Alaofin WA, Busari K
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy audit provides positive feedback to physicians that could assist in improving the quality of health care services provided for patients. This study was carried out to evaluate care given to people ...
Feb 20, 2015
Velez-Ruiz NJ, Meador KJ
Many studies investigating cognitive outcomes in children of women with epilepsy report an increased risk of mental impairment. Verbal scores on neuropsychometric measures may be selectively more involved. While a vari...
Feb 14, 2015
Wasim M, Husain AM
OPINION STATEMENT: Nonconvulsive seizures (NCS) occur in as many as 20 % of comatose critically ill patients. These seizures need to be treated; however, the urgency with which this must be done and the medications tha...