Semiological classification of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

Publication date: November 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 64, Part A
Author(s): Ali A. Asadi-Pooya, Jennifer Tinker, Elizabeth Fletman

Purpose
We classified patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNESs) according to a newly proposed classification system. Then, we investigated the demographic and clinical differences between various classes of the patients.
Methods
We retrospectively investigated all patients with PNESs admitted to the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center from ...

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Communicating diagnostic certainty of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures — a national study of provider documentation

Publication date: November 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 64, Part A
Author(s): Hamada H. Altalib, Khalid Elzamzamy, Mary Jo Pugh, Javier Ballester Gonzalez, Kei-Hoi Cheung, Brenda T. Fenton, Robert D. Kerns, Cynthia A. Brandt, W Curt LaFrance
Management of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) requires collaboration among and between health care professionals. Although criteria are ...

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Alcohol withdrawal in epileptic rats — Effects on postictal depression, respiration, and death

Publication date: November 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 64, Part A
Author(s): Srinivasa P. Kommajosyula, Marcus E. Randall, Srinivasan Tupal, Carl L. Faingold
Patients with epilepsy are at risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The most common series of events in witnessed cases of SUDEP is a generalized convulsive seizure followed by terminal apnea. Risk factors for SUDEP include prolonged postictal depression ...

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Temporal patterns of epileptiform discharges in genetic generalized epilepsies

Publication date: November 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 64, Part A
Author(s): Udaya Seneviratne, Ray C. Boston, Mark Cook, Wendyl D’Souza

Objective
We sought to investigate the temporal patterns and sleep–wake cycle-related epileptiform discharges (EDs) in genetic generalized epilepsies (GGEs).
Methods
We studied 24-hour ambulatory electroencephalography (EEG) recordings of patients with GGE, diagnosed and classified according to the International League against Epilepsy criteria. ...

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Paraneoplastic epilepsy

Publication date: August 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 61
Author(s): Anna Serafini, Rimas V. Lukas, Stephen VanHaerents, Peter Warnke, James X. Tao, Sandra Rose, Shasha Wu
Epilepsy can be a manifestation of paraneoplastic syndromes which are the consequence of an immune reaction to neuronal elements driven by an underlying malignancy affecting other organs and tissues. The antibodies commonly ...

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Lithium attenuates the proconvulsant effect of adolescent social isolation stress via involvement of the nitrergic system

Publication date: August 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 61
Author(s): Shayan Amiri, Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Hossein Amini-khoei, Armin Shirzadian, Maryam Rahimi-Balaei, Ali Razmi, Hugo Bergen, Mojgan Rastegar, Nastaran Kordjazy, Arvin Haj-Mirzaian, Shahram Ejtemai-Mehr, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
In this study, we tested whether acute administration of lithium mitigates the deleterious ...

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Mortality in isodicentric chromosome 15 syndrome: The role of SUDEP

Publication date: August 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 61
Author(s): Daniel Friedman, Alison Thaler, Jonathan Thaler, Samhitha Rai, Edwin Cook, Carolyn Schanen, Orrin Devinsky

Purpose
To ascertain the cause of mortality and incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in patients with supernumerary isodicentric chromosome 15 (idic15).
Methods
Cases were obtained from those reported to the ...

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Age at onset and seizure frequency affect white matter diffusion coefficient in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Publication date: August 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 61
Author(s): Szilvia A. Nagy, Réka Horváth, Gábor Perlaki, Gergely Orsi, Péter Barsi, Flóra John, Andrea Horváth, Norbert Kovács, Péter Bogner, Hajnalka Ábrahám, Beáta Bóné, Csilla Gyimesi, Tamás Dóczi, József Janszky
In mesial temporal lobe epilepsy ...

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Differences between mesial and neocortical magnetic-resonance-imaging-negative temporal lobe epilepsy

Publication date: August 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 61
Author(s): Irena Doležalová, Milan Brázdil, Jan Chrastina, Jan Hemza, Markéta Hermanová, Eva Janoušová, Marta Pažourková, Robert Kuba

Objective
The aim of this study was to assess clinical and electrophysiological differences within a group of patients with magnetic-resonance-imaging-negative temporal lobe epilepsy (MRI-negative TLE) according to seizure onset zone (SOZ) ...

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The effects of lacosamide on cognition, quality-of-life measures, and quality of life in patients with refractory partial epilepsy

Publication date: August 2016Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 61
Author(s): Marcelo E. Lancman, Evan J. Fertig, Robert W. Trobliger, Kenneth Perrine, Lorna Myers, Sloka S. Iyengar, Munazza Malik

Objective
The objective of this study was to examine cognitive and quality-of-life measures/quality of life outcomes with adjunctive lacosamide therapy in patients with treatment-resistant partial epilepsy.
Methods
This was ...

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