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Aug 4, 2015
Smith G, Wagner JL, Edwards JC
OVERVIEW: As new research has increased our understanding of epilepsy and the challenges patients with epilepsy face, the role of the nurse as an educator and advocate has grown. This article, the second in a two-part ...
Aug 4, 2015
Prayson RA, Gales JM
The most commonly identified pathologies in patients with medically intractable epilepsy include focal cortical dysplasia, hippocampal sclerosis, tumors, and remote ischemic damage. Surgery has proven to be an effectiv...
Aug 4, 2015
Wang ZI, Jones SE, Jaisani Z, Najm IM, Prayson RA, Burgess RC, Krishnan B, Ristic A, Wong CH, Bingaman W, Gonzalez-Martinez JA, Alexopoulos AV
OBJECTIVE: In the presurgical workup of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-negative (MRI(-) or "nonlesional") pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy (PFE) patients, discovering a previously undetected lesion can drastically ch...
Aug 2, 2015
Cuddapah VA, Thompson M, Blount J, Li R, Guleria S, Goyal M
BACKGROUND: Hemimegalencephaly with tuberous sclerosis complex is an uncommon association, usually associated with intractable seizures that begin in the neonatal period or early infancy. Typically, the seizures are ma...
Aug 1, 2015
Munyon C, Sweet J, Luders H, Lhatoo S, Miller J
BACKGROUND: Successful surgical treatment of epilepsy requires accurate definition of areas of ictal onset and eloquent brain. Although invasive monitoring can help, subdural grids cannot sample sulci or subcortical ti...
Aug 1, 2015
Choudhri AF, Patel RM, Siddiqui A, Whitehead MT, Wheless JW
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Functional brain mapping is an important technique for neurosurgical planning, particularly for patients with tumors or epilepsy; however, mapping has traditionally involved invasive techniques....
Aug 1, 2015
Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N, Hong SJ, Dery S, Bernasconi A
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most frequent drug-resistant epilepsy in adults and commonly associated with variable degrees of mesiotemporal atrophy on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Analyses of inter-regional...
Aug 1, 2015
Chandra PS, Kurwale N, Garg A, Dwivedi R, Malviya SV, Tripathi M
BACKGROUND: Various hemispherotomy techniques have been developed to reduce complication rates and achieve the best possible seizure control. OBJECTIVE: To present a novel and minimally invasive endoscopy-assis...
Jul 30, 2015
Struck AF, Cole AJ, Cash SS, Westover MB
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a quantitative framework to estimate the likelihood of multifocal epilepsy based on the number of unifocal seizures observed in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU). ...
Jul 30, 2015
Lega B, Dionisio S, Flanigan P, Bingaman W, Najm I, Nair D, Gonzalez-Martinez J
Cortico-cortical evoked potentials offer the possibility of understanding connectivity within seizure networks to improve diagnosis and more accurately identify candidates for seizure surgery. We sought to determine if...

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