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Mar 23, 2017
Migliorelli C, Alonso J, Romero S, Nowak R, Russi A, Mananas M
OBJECTIVE: In epilepsy, high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) are considered events highly linked to the seizure onset zone (SOZ). The detection of HFOs in noninvasive signals such as scalp EEG and MEG is still a challeng...
Mar 23, 2017
Yin D, Thompson JA, Drees C, Ojemann SG, Nagae L, Pelak VS, Abosch A
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has become an alternative to open-resective surgery for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Occurrence of visual field defects (VFDs) following op...
Mar 23, 2017
Karvigh SA, Motamedi M, Arzani M, Roshan JH
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anticonvulsant effect of the novel high definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) method on patients with refractory lateral frontal lobe epilepsy. The effects of HD-tDCS on ...
Mar 23, 2017
Garcia MT, Gaça LB, Sandim GB, Assunção Leme IB, Carrete H, Centeno RS, Sato JR, Yacubian EM
PURPOSE: Corticoamygdalohippocampectomy (CAH) improves seizure control, quality of life, and decreases mortality for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS). One-third of patients ...
Mar 23, 2017
Gooneratne IK, Mannan S, de Tisi J, Gonzalez JC, McEvoy AW, Miserocchi A, Diehl B, Wehner T, Bell GS, Sander JW, Duncan JS
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy surgery is an effective treatment for refractory focal epilepsy. Risks of surgery need to be considered when advising individuals of treatment options. We describe the frequency and nature of phy...
Mar 21, 2017
Sanabria-Castro A, Henríquez-Varela F, Monge-Bonilla C, Lara-Maier S, Sittenfeld-Appel M
INTRODUCTION: Given that epileptic seizures and non-epileptic paroxysmal events have similar clinical manifestations, using specific diagnostic methods is crucial, especially in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. P...
Mar 18, 2017
Champeaux C, Marchal C, Valton L
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation is an adjunctive palliative therapy for refractory epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed the clinical and surgical records of patients who had a VNS implantation for in...
Mar 18, 2017
El Tahry R, Wang IZ
Resective epilepsy surgery can lead to sustained seizure control in 70-80% of patients evaluated for epilepsy surgery, indicating that up to 30% of patients still have recurrent seizures after surgery. Definitions of f...
Mar 17, 2017
Hong J, Desai A, Thadani VM, Roberts DW
OBJECTIVE Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) and corpus callosotomy (CC) have both been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. Recent case series have reviewed the efficacy of VNS in patie...
Mar 17, 2017
Hopker CD, Berberian AP, Massi G, Willig MH, Tonocchi R
Purpose: The present study aims to analyze the perceptions of individuals with epilepsy about the disease and its impact in their quality of life (QoL). Methods: This is a cross-sectional, qualitative and quant...

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