Epilepsy surgery in the underserved Hispanic population improves depression, anxiety, and quality of life

Publication date: June 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 83
Author(s): Jason A.D. Smith, Michelle Armacost, Emily Ensign, Susan Shaw, Nora Jimenez, David Millett, Charles Liu, Christianne N. Heck

Objective
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of epilepsy surgery on depression, anxiety, and quality of life (QOL) in a Hispanic, primarily immigrant, Spanish-speaking population ...

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Presurgical depression and anxiety are not associated with worse epilepsy surgery outcome five years postoperatively

Publication date: June 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 83
Author(s): Hamada H. Altalib, Anne T. Berg, Xiangyu Cong, Barbara G. Vickrey, Michael R. Sperling, Shlomo Shinnar, John T. Langfitt, Thaddeus S. Walczak, Carl W. Bazil, Nitin Sukumar, Orrin Devinsky

Purpose
Anxiety and depression have been associated with poor seizure control after ...

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Tuberous sclerosis complex: Concerns and needs of patients and parents from the transitional period to adulthood

Publication date: June 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 83
Author(s): Pauline Both, Lyenne ten Holt, Sabine Mous, Joke Patist, André Rietman, Gwen Dieleman, Leontine ten Hoopen, Menno Vergeer, Marie-Claire de Wit, Karen Bindels-de Heus, Henriëtte Moll, Agnies van Eeghen

Introduction
Transitioning into adulthood and from pediatric services to adult ...

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Investigating the awareness, behavior, and attitude toward epilepsy among university students in Benghazi, Libya

Publication date: June 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 83
Author(s): Moftah H. Alhagamhmad, Nuri M. Shembesh

Objective
The aim of this study was to explore the level of knowledge regarding epilepsy and attitudes prevalent toward people with epilepsy (PWE) among Libyan university students in comparison with international data.
Methods
A self-administrated questionnaire on awareness regarding epilepsy and behaviors toward PWE was distributed among undergraduate students enrolled in ...

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A systematic review of quality of life in parents of children with epilepsy

Publication date: May 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 82
Author(s): Klajdi Puka, Tamara P. Tavares, Kelly K. Anderson, Mark A. Ferro, Kathy N. Speechley

Objectives
This systematic review aimed to 1) describe the quality of life (QOL) of parents of children with childhood-onset epilepsy (CWE), 2) identify factors associated with parental QOL, and 3) evaluate the association between parents’ QOL and children’s psychological ...

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Gender differences in prevalence of psychiatric disorders, levels of alexithymia, and coping strategies in patients with refractory mesial temporal epilepsy and comorbid psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

Publication date: May 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 82
Author(s): Amanda Cristian Serafim de Barros, Ana Eliza Romano Furlan, Lucia Helena Neves Marques, Gerardo Maria de Araújo Filho

Objective
The objective of this study was to investigate the psychological aspects and psychiatric disorders (PDs) in patients dually diagnosed with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis (TLE-MTS) with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) treated in ...

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The relevance of timing in nonconvulsive status epilepticus: A series of 38 cases

Publication date: May 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 82
Author(s): Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, Beatriz Parejo-Carbonell, María-Luz Cuadrado, Irene Serrano-García, Belén Abarrategui, Irene García-Morales

Background
Timing in the management of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) seems to be one of the most important modifiable prognostic factors. We aimed to determine the precise relationship between timing in NCSE management and its outcome.
Methods

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People with epilepsy and their relatives want more information about risks of injuries and premature death

Publication date: May 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 82
Author(s): Oliver Henning, Karl O. Nakken, Morten I. Lossius
For most people with chronic diseases such as epilepsy, thorough knowledge of the disease is important in order to reduce feelings of insecurity and to enable better management of everyday life. Whether and when to inform patients and their families about all the risks associated with epilepsy is ...

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Antiepileptic drug treatment of generalized tonic–clonic seizures: An evaluation of regulatory data and five criteria for drug selection

Publication date: May 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 82
Author(s): Simon D. Shorvon, Pedro E. Bermejo, Ayana A. Gibbs, Gilles Huberfeld, Reetta Kälviäinen

Background
A generalized tonic–clonic seizure (GTCS) is the most severe form of common epileptic seizure and carries the greatest risk of harm. The aim of this review is to provide an evidence-based guide for the selection of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) ...

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Diagnostic value of Status Epilepticus Severity Score for survival conditions of patients with status epilepticus: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis

Publication date: May 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 82
Author(s): Peipei Wang, Yong Guan, Xiaoyan Lin, Qiang Wang, Chun Fu, Xiaogang Wang, Shaoping Lv

Objective
In recent years, the Status Epilepticus Severity Score (STESS) has been widely used to predict survival conditions of patients with status epilepticus (SE). However, the diagnostic value of STESS has not yet been evaluated. ...

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