Physical activity, stigma, and quality of life in patients with epilepsy

Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior
Author(s): Gloria Maria Almeida Souza Tedrus, Guilherme Sabbag Sterca, Renato Buarque Pereira
Indication of physical activity (PA) for people with epilepsy (PWE) is debatable. This study investigated whether the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) score is related to the clinical aspects of epilepsy, QOLIE-31, and the Stigma Scale of Epilepsy (SSE) score of 67 PWE at ...

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Assessment of grammar optimizes language tasks for the intracarotid amobarbital procedure

Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior
Author(s): Monika Połczyńska, Taylor Kuhn, S. Christine You, Patricia Walshaw, Susan Curtiss, Susan Bookheimer

Purpose
A previous study showed that assessment of language laterality could be improved by adding grammar tests to the recovery phase of the intracarotid amobarbital procedure (IAP) (Połczyńska et al. 2014). The aim of this study was ...

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Systematic review of unmet healthcare needs in patients with epilepsy

Publication date: October 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 75
Author(s): Mayuri Mahendran, Kathy N. Speechley, Elysa Widjaja

Objective
Patients with epilepsy (PWE) are more likely to have unmet healthcare needs than the general population. This systematic review assessed the reasons for unmet needs in PWE.
Methods
Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases were searched using keywords relating to unmet healthcare needs, treatment ...

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Predictive coding: A contemporary view on the burden of normality and forced normalization in individuals undergoing epilepsy surgery

Publication date: October 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 75
Author(s): Sumayya Mehmood, Craig Dale, Monica Parry, Carter Snead, Taufik A. Valiante
Following epilepsy surgery, a good psychosocial outcome is not necessarily contingent on a good seizure outcome. Increasingly, it is believed that “successful” surgery is a combination of both an acceptable and expected seizure status as well as the individual’s perception of ...

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“Atypical forms” of benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS): How to diagnose and guide these children. A practical/scientific approach

Publication date: October 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 75
Author(s): Pasquale Parisi, Maria Chiara Paolino, Umberto Raucci, Alessandro Ferretti, Maria Pia Villa, Dorothee Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenite
Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) epilepsy, also known as rolandic epilepsy, is the most common childhood type of epilepsy. There is debate on its “benign” definition given the numerous literature data on its correlation ...

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Anticonvulsant effect of cannabidiol in the pentylenetetrazole model: Pharmacological mechanisms, electroencephalographic profile, and brain cytokine levels

Publication date: October 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 75
Author(s): Luciano R. Vilela, Isabel V. Lima, Érica B. Kunsch, Hyorrana Priscila P. Pinto, Aline S. de Miranda, Érica Leandro M. Vieira, Antônio Carlos P. de Oliveira, Marcio Flávio D. Moraes, Antônio L. Teixeira, Fabricio A. Moreira
Cannabidiol (CBD), the main nonpsychotomimetic compound ...

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