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Nov 22, 2014
Mathern GW, Beninsig L, Nehlig A
OBJECTIVE: From May 20 to September 1 2014, Epilepsia conducted an online survey seeking opinions about the use of medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) for people with epilepsy. This study reports the findings of th...
Nov 19, 2014
Barker-Haliski M, Sills GJ, White HS
Although more than a dozen new anti-seizure drugs (ASDs) have entered the market since 1993, a substantial proportion of patients (~30 %) remain refractory to current treatments. Thus, a concerted effort to identify an...
Nov 19, 2014
Yang AI, Khawaja AM, Ballester-Fuentes L, Pack SD, Abdullaev Z, Patronas NJ, Inati SK, Theodore WH, Quezado MM, Zaghloul KA
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumours (DNET) are a common cause of tumour-associated epilepsy, and are usually located in the temporal lobes. We present a case of multifocal DNETs in both infra- and supra-tentorial ...
Nov 19, 2014
Rouzier C, Chaussenot A, Serre V, Fragaki K, Bannwarth S, Ait-El-Mkadem S, Attarian S, Kaphan E, Cano A, Delmont E, Sacconi S, Mousson de Camaret B, Rio M, Lebre AS, Jardel C, Deschamps R, Richelme C, Pouget J, Chabrol B, Paquis-Flucklinger V
Polymerase gamma (POLG) is the gene most commonly involved in mitochondrial disorders with mitochondrial DNA instability and causes a wide range of diseases with recessive or dominant transmission. More than 170 mutati...
Nov 16, 2014
Sakuma H, Tanuma N, Kuki I, Takahashi Y, Shiomi M, Hayashi M
Nov 15, 2014
Gohil K, Enhoffer D
The epilepsy market's $4.2 billion in global sales in 2012 is expected to increase to $5.4 billion by 2022. In a market crowded with products, pharmaceutical companies have shifted their focus to devising safe adjuncti...
Nov 14, 2014
Wechapinan T, Sri-Udomkajorn S, Suwannachote S
The authors report the clinical features, electroencephalography (EEG), neuroimaging (brain magnetic resonance image-MRI), and cytogenetic findings of a young female patient with rare cytogenetic anomalies characterize...
Nov 12, 2014
Matikas A, Kontopodis E, Nintos G, Bilidas T, Kofteridis DP, Papadaki EZ, Lyraraki E, Kanatsouli K, Mavroudis D
BACKGROUND: Encephalitis caused by Herpes Simplex Virus-1 is a devastating disease with high mortality and disability rates despite adequate treatment. No clear risk factors have been identified although iatrogenic imm...
Nov 8, 2014
Howland RH
The vagus nerve is a major component of the autonomic nervous system, has an important role in the regulation of metabolic homeostasis, and plays a key role in the neuro-endocrine-immune axis. Vagus nerve stimulation (...
Nov 8, 2014
Proix T, Bartolomei F, Chauvel P, Bernard C, Jirsa VK
Brain regions generating seizures in patients with refractory partial epilepsy are referred to as the epileptogenic zone (EZ). During a seizure, paroxysmal activity is not restricted to the EZ, but may recruit other br...