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Aug 1, 2014
Reid AY, Staba RJ
Limbic epilepsy refers to a condition that consists of epileptic seizures that originate in or preferentially involve the limbic system. The majority of cases are medically refractory, necessitating surgical resection ...
Aug 1, 2014
Behr C, D'Antuono M, Hamidi S, Herrington R, Lévesque M, Salami P, Shiri Z, Köhling R, Avoli M
In this review, we summarize findings obtained in acute and chronic epilepsy models and in particular experiments that have revealed how neuronal networks in the limbic system-which is closely involved in the pathophys...
Jul 31, 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...
Jul 31, 2014
Westerlinck H, Meylaerts L, Van Hoestenberghe MR, Rossi A
Isolated sulfite oxidase deficiency is a rare, autosomal recessive disease with a very poor prognosis. This condition usually presents in the neonatal period and is mainly characterized by neurological abnormalities, i...
Jul 30, 2014
Srimontri P, Endo S, Sakamoto T, Nakayama Y, Kurosaka A, Itohara S, Hirabayashi Y, Kato K
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) often becomes refractory, and patients with TLE show a high incidence of psychiatric symptoms, including anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is necessary to identify molecules that were p...
Jul 30, 2014
Dhiman V, Rao S, Sinha S, Arimappamagan A, Mahadevan A, Bharath RD, Saini J, Jamuna R, Keshav Kumar J, Rao SL, Chandramouli BA, Satishchandra P, Shankar SK
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the seizure outcome of lesionectomy for refractory epilepsy secondary to non-mesial temporal sclerosis (non-MTS) lesions. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with non-MTS lesions (M:F=42:26; ag...
Jul 26, 2014
Kim JS, Lee JH, Ryu HW, Lim BC, Hwang H, Chae JH, Choi J, Kim KJ, Hwang YS, Kim H
OBJECTIVES: Intravenous levetiracetam (LEV) has been shown to be effective and safe in treating adults with refractory status epilepticus (SE). We sought to investigate the efficacy and safety of intravenous LEV for pe...
Jul 26, 2014
Llamado R, Czaja A, Stence N, Davidson J
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of a sulfonylurea by toddlers can cause profound hypoglycemia and neurologic sequelae. Although mild cases can be managed with dextrose and boluses of octreotide, optimal management of patients wi...
Jul 26, 2014
Spitz MA, Dubois-Teklali F, Vercueil L, Sabourdy C, Nugues F, Vincent A, Oliver V, Bulteau C
Rasmussen encephalitis (RE) is a severe epileptic and inflammatory encephalopathy of unknown etiology, responsible for focal neurological signs and cognitive decline. The current leading hypothesis suggests a sequence ...
Jul 24, 2014
Verrotti A, Loiacono G, Rossi A, Tartaro A, Pizzi AD, Coppola G
Schizencephaly is an uncommon malformation of cortical development. Patients with schizencephaly present with a broad range of severe neurologic symptoms including pharmacoresistant epilepsy. Rufinamide is a new antiep...

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