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Sep 2, 2014
Chen CJ, Chivukula S, Ding D, Starke RM, Lee CC, Yen CP, Xu Z, Sheehan JP
Object Seizures are a common presentation of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The authors evaluated the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the management of seizures associated with AVMs and id...
Sep 2, 2014
Geffrey A, Vega M, Armacost M, Millett D, Shaw Huang S, Jimenez N, Liu C, Smith J
OBJECTIVE: To test an a priori hypothesis that surgical intervention for intractable epilepsy (IE) will improve quality of life (QOL) in an underserved, primarily immigrant, Hispanic population. METHOD: Pre- an...
Sep 1, 2014
Nielsen K, Scheffer HJ, Vieveen JM, van Tilborg AA, Meijer S, van Kuijk C, van den Tol MP, Meijerink MR, Bouwman RA
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel tumour ablation technique involving repetitive application of electrical energy around a tumour. The use of pulsed electrical gradients carries a risk of cardia...
Aug 30, 2014
Sayegh ET, Fakurnejad S, Oh T, Bloch O, Parsa AT
Patients who undergo craniotomy for brain tumor resection are prone to experiencing seizures, which can have debilitating medical, neurological, and psychosocial effects. A controversial issue in neurosurgery is the co...
Aug 30, 2014
Alshafai L, Ochi A, Go C, McCoy B, Hawkins C, Otsubo H, Snead OC, Rutka J, Widjaja E
OBJECTIVE: Astrocytic inclusions (AIs) have been identified on histologic specimens of patients with early onset seizures, and the proteomic contents have been described. The aim of this study was to compare the clinic...
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...

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