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Mar 1, 2015
Dewar SR, Pieters HC
BACKGROUND: Clear evidence supports the benefits of surgery over medical therapy for patients with refractory focal epilepsy. Surgical procedures meet the needs of fewer than 2% of those eligible. Referral to a tertiar...
Feb 28, 2015
Tolaymat A, Nayak A, Geyer JD, Geyer SK, Carney PR
Epilepsy is a relatively common neurologic disorder in children that has important implications for development, parents, and society. Making the correct diagnosis starts with an accurate and complete history that cons...
Feb 25, 2015
Grone BP, Baraban SC
Human epilepsies encompass a wide variety of clinical, behavioral and electrical manifestations. Correspondingly, studies of this disease in nonhuman animals have brought forward an equally wide array of animal models;...
Feb 25, 2015
Vojtěch Z, Malíková H, Krámská L, Liščák R, Vladyka V
BACKGROUND: This paper presents our experience of stereotactic radiofrequency amygdalohippocampectomy performed for intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS: The article describes the cases of 61 pati...
Feb 25, 2015
Moazzam AA, Wagle N, Shiroishi MS
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETs) have traditionally been thought of as lesions with a benign clinical course that generally do not undergo malignant transformation. However, cases are emerging of DNETs t...
Feb 24, 2015
Yang PF, Lin Q, Mei Z, Chen ZQ, Zhang HJ, Pei JS, Tian J, Jia YZ, Zhong ZH
We report on the efficacy and safety of extended, one-stage anterior callosal section that spares the splenium, which is performed in a large series of pediatric patients with drop attacks. Twenty-nine pediatric patien...
Feb 24, 2015
Hassona YM, Mahmoud AA, Ryalat SM, Sawair FA
BACKGROUND: Inadequate knowledge and negative attitudes toward epilepsy can affect the provision of health services for patients with epilepsy. AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the knowledge and ...
Feb 24, 2015
Fernandes DA, Yasuda CL, Lopes TM, Enrico G, Alessio A, Tedeschi H, de Oliveira E, Cendes F
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate long-term atrophy in contralateral hippocampal volume after surgery for unilateral MTLE, as well as the cognitive outcome for patients submitted to either selective transsylvian ...
Feb 24, 2015
Keller SS, Richardson MP, O'Muircheartaigh J, Schoene-Bake JC, Elger C, Weber B
Refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) is a debilitating condition potentially amenable to resective surgery. However, between 40 and 50% patients continue to experience postoperative seizures. The development...
Feb 24, 2015
Meekes J, van Schooneveld MM, Braams OB, Jennekens-Schinkel A, van Rijen PC, Hendriks MP, Braun KP, van Nieuwenhuizen O
OBJECTIVE: To know whether change in the intelligence quotient (IQ) of children who undergo epilepsy surgery is associated with the educational level of their parents. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data ob...