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Jan 16, 2017
Puka K, Widjaja E, Smith ML
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the association of caregiver and family factors with symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with medically refractory localization-related epilepsy (i.e....
Jan 14, 2017
Timarova G, Lisa I, Kukumberg P
Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune encephalitis usually involving one brain hemisphere, presenting with refractory epileptic seizures, and neurological and cognitive decline. Only 10% of cases start later in...
Jan 14, 2017
Hupalo M, Smigielski JW, Jaskolski DJ
PURPOSE: To find the optimal duration of the long-term video-EEG (LTM) and assess diagnostics utility of LTM in patients with epilepsy and other paroxysmal events in terms of future diagnosis and management. ME...
Jan 14, 2017
Alapirtti T, Jylhävä J, Raitanen J, Mäkinen R, Peltola J, Hurme MA, Liimatainen S
OBJECTIVE: Cell-free DNA (cf-DNA) is a marker of inflammation and cell death. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the role of cf-DNA as a putative biomarker in refractory epilepsy. METHODS: Baseline...
Jan 14, 2017
Khalil A, Kovac S, Morris G, Walker MC
OBJECTIVE: Carvacrol is a naturally occurring monoterpenic phenol that has been suggested to have an action at transient receptor potential cation subfamily M7 (TRPM7) channels, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABAA receptors, an...
Jan 13, 2017
Cendejas Zaragoza L, Byrne RW, Rossi MA
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this work was to predict preoperatively the maximum extent to which direct stimulation therapy can propagate through an epileptic circuit for stabilizing refractory focal-onset epilepsy. ...
Jan 12, 2017
Vinjam M, Newby R, Davey R
A 22-year-old female migraineur presented with recurrent convulsive status epilepticus and ataxia. Her epilepsy proved refractory to treatment, necessitating the use of five anti-epileptic drugs and a course of steroid...
Jan 12, 2017
Bauer PR, Thijs RD, Lamberts RJ, Velis DN, Visser GH, Tolner EA, Sander JW, Lopes da Silva FH, Kalitzin SN
It is not fully understood how seizures terminate and why some seizures are followed by a period of complete brain activity suppression, postictal generalized EEG suppression. This is clinically relevant as there is a ...
Jan 11, 2017
Yuan H, Silberstein SD
The development of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) began in the 19th century. Although it did not work well initially, it introduced the idea that led to many VNS-related animal studies for seizure control. In the 1990s,...
Jan 11, 2017
Campos DV, Lopim GM, da Silva DA, de Almeida AA, Amado D, Arida RM
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is the most common neurological chronic condition worldwide, affecting about 2% of world population. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) reaches 40% of all cases of this condition, and it is highly refract...

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