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Sep 24, 2017
Hu Q, Zhang F, Teng W, Hao F, Zhang J, Yin M, Wang N
The optimal combination of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for the treatment of refractory partial-onset epilepsy is a perpetual point of debate. While several network meta-analyses (NMAs) have been published, conclusions r...
Sep 21, 2017
Frangos E, Komisaruk BR
BACKGROUND: Stimulation of the vagus nerve via implanted electrodes is currently used to treat refractory epilepsy and depression. Recently, a non-invasive approach to vagal stimulation has demonstrated similar benefic...
Sep 21, 2017
San-Juan D, Espinoza López DA, Vázquez Gregorio R, Trenado C, Fernández-González Aragón M, Morales-Quezada L, Hernandez Ruiz A, Hernandez-González F, Alcaraz-Guzmán A, Anschel DJ, Fregni F
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been evaluated in medication refractory epilepsy patients. The results have been inconclusive and protocols have varied between studies. OBJECTIVE:...
Sep 21, 2017
Hamberger MJ, Miozzo M, Schevon CA, Morrison C, Carlson C, Mehta AD, Klein GE, McKhann GM, Williams AC
To preserve postoperative language, electrical stimulation mapping is often conducted prior to surgery involving the language-dominant hemisphere. Object naming is the task most widely used to identify language cortex,...
Sep 21, 2017
Chung SS, Hogan RE, Blatt I, Lawson P B, Nguyen H, Clark AM, Anders B, Halvorsen MB, PREVAIL OLE Study Group
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term safety, efficacy, and quality of life (QOL) of ≤400-mg/day USL255, Qudexy® XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, as adjunctive therapy for partial-onset s...
Sep 21, 2017
Diazgranados-Sanchez JA, Mejia-Fernandez JL, Chan-Guevara LS, Valencia-Artunduaga MH, Costa JL
INTRODUCTION: Ivermectin, a 22'23 dihydro derivative of avermectins beta-1a, is a highly effective veterinary and human anti parasitic, used to treat endoparasites of difficult control such as filariasis and onchocerci...
Sep 20, 2017
Lee CY, Lim SN, Wu T, Lee ST
BACKGROUND: Refractory status epilepticus (RSE) is considered a medical emergency in neurology and is related to high mortality. We report a successfully treated case of RSE using deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the an...
Sep 20, 2017
Fasinu PS, Phillips S, ElSohly MA, Walker LA
States and the federal government are under growing pressure to legalize the use of cannabis products for medical purposes in the United States. Sixteen states have legalized (or decriminalized possession of) products ...
Sep 20, 2017
Hatch DM, Atito-Narh E, Herschmiller EJ, Olufolabi AJ, Owen MD
We present a case of accidental injection of tranexamic acid during spinal anesthesia for an elective cesarean delivery. Immediately following intrathecal injection of 2mL of solution, the patient complained of severe ...
Sep 19, 2017
Wen HT, Da Róz LM, Rhoton AL, Castro LH, Teixeira MJ
BACKGROUND: An extensive frontal resection is a frequently performed neurosurgical procedure, especially for treating brain tumor and refractory epilepsy. However, there is a paucity of reports available regarding its ...