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Jan 23, 2017
Gholipour T, Mitchell S, Sarkis RA, Chemali Z
BACKGROUND: Adult patients with Down syndrome (DS) are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer-type dementia and epilepsy. The relationship between developing dementia and the risk of developing seizures in DS is poorly...
Jan 19, 2017
Gupta L, Janssens R, Vlooswijk MC, Rouhl RP, de Louw A, Aldenkamp AP, Ulman S, Besseling RM, Hofman PA, van Kranen-Mastenbroek VH, Hilkman DM, Jansen JF, Backes WH
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of epilepsy cannot be reliably made prior to a patient's second seizure in most cases. Therefore, adequate diagnostic tools are needed to differentiate subjects with a first seizure from those ...
Jan 7, 2017
Schmidt D
Epilepsy is a serious brain disease with seizures as the main symptom, which can be successfully treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). AEDs are usually started as soon as the epilepsy diagnosis has been established....
Jan 7, 2017
Jetté N, Wiebe S
The initial evaluation of the patient with suspected epilepsy is multifaceted and includes a careful history, diagnostic evaluation (EEG and brain imaging) and prompt referral to an epilepsy specialist to clarify seizu...
Dec 31, 2016
Piper K, Richman J, Faught E, Martin R, Funkhouser E, Szaflarski JP, Dai C, Juarez L, Pisu M
INTRODUCTION: Older minority groups are more likely to have poor AED adherence. We describe adherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) among older Americans with epilepsy. METHODS: In retrospective analyses of 200...
Dec 31, 2016
Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenite D, Genton P, Brandt C, Reed RC
The 'Photosensitivity Model' uses a standardized stimulation protocol of repeated intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) over a three-day period, with administration of a single dose of an investigational antiepileptic ...
Dec 28, 2016
Gavvala JR, Schuele SU
Importance: Approximately 8% to 10% of the population will experience a seizure during their lifetime. Only about 2% to 3% of patients go on to develop epilepsy. Understanding the underlying etiology leading to an accu...
Dec 23, 2016
Siddiqi OK, Elafros MA, Bositis CM, Koralnik IJ, Theodore WH, Okulicz JF, Kalungwana L, Potchen MJ, Sikazwe I, Birbeck GL
OBJECTIVE: To identify the etiology of new-onset seizure in HIV-infected Zambian adults and identify risk factors for seizure recurrence. METHODS: A prospective cohort study enrolling HIV-infected adults with n...
Dec 19, 2016
Tényi D, Gyimesi C, Kupó P, Horváth R, Bóné B, Barsi P, Kovács N, Simor T, Siegler Z, Környei L, Fogarasi A, Janszky J
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively analyze ictal asystole (IA) on a large number of subjects. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of case report studies of patients diagnosed with IA (1983-2016). Each included...
Dec 15, 2016
Larrew T, Eskandari R
Intra-axial (intraparenchymal) meningiomas are an extremely rare pathology with only dozens of cases reported. In children, the unusual characteristics of intraparenchymal meningiomas can easily create an atypical preo...

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