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Feb 10, 2016
Puka K, Smith ML
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the social, educational, and vocational outcomes of young adults who underwent resective epilepsy surgery in childhood (4-11 years earlier), and in a comparison group of nonsurgical patients with...
Feb 10, 2016
Vanleer AC, Blanco JA, Wagenaar JB, Viventi J, Contreras D, Litt B
OBJECTIVE: Current mapping of epileptic networks in patients prior to epilepsy surgery utilizes electrode arrays with sparse spatial sampling (∼1.0 cm inter-electrode spacing). Recent research demonstrates that sub-mi...
Feb 10, 2016
Grouiller F, Delattre BM, Pittau F, Heinzer S, Lazeyras F, Spinelli L, Iannotti GR, Seeck M, Ratib O, Vargas MI, Garibotto V, Vulliemoz S
PURPOSE: In patients with pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy, resection of the epileptic focus can lead to freedom from seizures or significant improvement in well-selected candidates. Localization of the epileptic focus...
Feb 9, 2016
Malhotra V, Chandra SP, Dash D, Garg A, Tripathi M, Bal CS, Tripathi M
OBJECTIVES: Access to epilepsy surgery remains a considerable challenge in contemporary healthcare systems. Given the limitations in resources and demand for Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) assessments, information that...
Feb 8, 2016
Mathon B, Clemenceau S
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal sclerosis is the most common cause of drug-resistant epilepsy amenable for surgical treatment and seizure control. The rationale of the selective amygdalohippocampectomy is to spare cerebral tis...
Feb 7, 2016
Alfstad KÅ, Torgersen H, Van Roy B, Hessen E, Hansen BH, Henning O, Clench-Aas J, Mowinckel P, Gjerstad L, Lossius MI
OBJECTIVES: Psychopathology in children and youth with epilepsy has previously been related to executive dysfunction, but the nature of the association is uncertain. We sought to explore risk factors for psychiatric di...
Feb 6, 2016
Vermeulen L, van Loon J, Theys T, Goffin J, Porke K, Van Laere K, Goffin K, Vandenbulcke M, Thijs V, Van Paesschen W
We performed a retrospective outcome study of 199 patients who underwent resective epilepsy surgery from 1998 to 2012 and had a minimum of one-year follow-up at the University Hospitals Leuven. Our aim was to assess se...
Feb 6, 2016
Feng ES, Sui CB, Wang TX, Sun GL
OBJECTIVES: Stereotactic radiosurgery (RS) is a potential option for some patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the pooled seizure-free rate and the time interval to...
Feb 5, 2016
Ghods AJ, Kochanski RB, Corley J, Byrne RW
In light of failed medical therapy for movement disorders, the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) has increased the last two decades. Many complications may transpire; however, to our knowledge, the literature does no...
Feb 5, 2016
Nair DR
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the definition, evaluation, and management of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. RECENT FINDINGS: Drug-resistant epilepsy is defined as a failure of two or more appr...

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