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Aug 28, 2014
Desai AA, Thompson LM, Abdelmoity AT, Kayyali H, St Peter SD
INTRODUCTION: The ketogenic diet is a treatment modality used for patients with refractory epilepsy. Development of cholelithiasis while on the ketogenic diet is a potential side effect that has been described in the l...
Aug 28, 2014
Pinto AL, Lohani S, Bergin AM, Bourgeois BF, Black PM, Prabhu SP, Madsen JR, Takeoka M, Poduri A
BACKGROUND: Hemispherectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat medically intractable epilepsy in children with severe unilateral cortical disease secondary to acquired brain or congenital lesions. The major surgical...
Aug 28, 2014
Ilyas M, Sivaswamy L, Asano E, Sood S, Zidan M, Chugani H
BACKGROUND: Patients with intractable epilepsy who have bilateral epileptic foci may not qualify for curative epilepsy surgery. In some cases palliative resection may be undertaken with a goal to decrease seizure frequ...
Aug 27, 2014
Okanisni T, Iida K, Ochi A, Otsubo H
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been known to present a high incidence (60-90%) of epilepsy due to cortical tubers. In 50 to 80% of the epilepsy patients with TSC, epileptic seizures become resistant against anti-...
Aug 27, 2014
Oshima T, Kato E, Tadokoro Y, Kanemoto K
Epilepsy has an association with nearly all types of psychiatric problems and psychiatric symptoms are common clinical manifestations seen in epilepsy patients. For example, interictal depression in individuals with ep...
Aug 27, 2014
Crockett SD, Schectman R, Stürmer T, Kappelman MD
BACKGROUND: Additional medications are needed for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as existing therapies are incompletely effective and can be costly and toxic. Preclinical studies suggest that topiramate (an anticonvu...
Aug 27, 2014
Thudium MO, von Lehe M, Wessling C, Schoene-Bake JC, Soehle M
BACKGROUND: Resective epilepsy surgery is an established and effective method to reduce seizure burden in drug-resistant epilepsy. It was the objective of this study to assess intraoperative blood loss, transfusion req...
Aug 26, 2014
Elliott RE, Bollo RJ, Berliner JL, Silverberg A, Carlson C, Geller EB, Barr WB, Devinsky O, Doyle WK
OBJECT: In this paper the authors' goal was to identify preoperative variables that predict long-term seizure freedom among patients with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) after single-stage anterior temporal lobectomy a...
Aug 26, 2014
Goonawardena J, Marshman LA, Drummond KJ
We have reviewed the scant literature on status epilepticus in patients with brain tumours. Patients with brain tumour-associated epilepsy (TAE) appear less likely to develop status epilepticus (TASE) than patients wit...
Aug 26, 2014
Packer RM, Shihab NK, Torres BB, Volk HA
The nature and occurrence of remission, and conversely, pharmacoresistance following epilepsy treatment is still not fully understood in human or veterinary medicine. As such, predicting which patients will have good o...

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