Care coordination in epilepsy: Measuring neurologists’ connectivity using social network analysis

Publication date: August 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 73
Author(s): Hamada Hamid Altalib, Brenda T. Fenton, Kei-Hoi Cheung, Mary Jo V. Pugh, Jonathan Bates, Thomas W. Valente, Robert D. Kerns, Cynthia A. Brandt

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The study sought to quantify coordination of epilepsy care, over time, between neurologists and other health care providers using social network analysis (SNA). Seguir leyendo →
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Seizure-related variables are predictive of attention and memory in children with epilepsy

Publication date: August 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 73
Author(s): Danielle N. Lordo, Ryan Van Patten, Eliana L. Sudikoff, Lisa Harker
Children with epilepsy (CWE) are at greater risk for cognitive deficits and behavioral difficulties than are typically developing healthy children, and particular epileptic symptoms and treatments may contribute to this risk. The current study examined the relationships between four seizure-related variables and attention ...

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Epileptic vs psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: a video-based survey

Publication date: August 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 73
Author(s): Danielle Wasserman, Moshe Herskovitz
Psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) are present in up to 30% of patients undergoing video EEG. Delay in PNES diagnosis is an average of 7.2years. Patients are exposed to costly, hazardous medications and other iatrogenic morbidities. Our aim was to investigate the ability to correctly diagnose ES from PNES in different groups and ...

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Effects of low-frequency electrical stimulation of the anterior piriform cortex on kainate-induced seizures in rats

Publication date: July 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 72
Author(s): Arezou Bayat, Mark D. Skopin, Sweta Joshi, Mithilesh Siddu, Loulwah Mukharesh, Sahar Jahan, Komei Tsuchiya, Phillip Connell, Naji Younes, Mohamad Z. Koubeissi

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Recent evidence in animals and humans suggests that low-frequency stimulation (LFS) has significant antiepileptic properties. The anterior piriform cortex (APC) ...

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Stress regulation in drug-resistant epilepsy

Publication date: June 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 71, Part A
Author(s): Iliana Kotwas, Aileen McGonigal, Mireille Bastien-Toniazzo, Fabrice Bartolomei, Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi
The prevalence of psychological distress, especially depressive and anxiety disorders, is higher in epilepsy than in other chronic health conditions. These comorbid conditions contribute even more than epileptic seizures themselves to impaired quality of life in patients with epilepsy (PWE). ...

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Predicting wellbeing among people with epilepsy using illness cognitions

Publication date: June 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 71, Part A
Author(s): Kirstie A. Salter, Kirsty N. Prior, Malcolm J. Bond

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This study sought to examine the synergistic contribution of illness-related perceptions (stigma, severity, and threat) and illness behavior to wellbeing among people with epilepsy. Poorer wellbeing was expected among those who perceived greater stigma, illness severity, and threat and had more extreme illness behavior. Seguir leyendo →
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Predicting wellbeing among people with epilepsy using illness cognitions

Publication date: June 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 71, Part A
Author(s): Kirstie A. Salter, Kirsty N. Prior, Malcolm J. Bond

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This study sought to examine the synergistic contribution of illness-related perceptions (stigma, severity, and threat) and illness behavior to wellbeing among people with epilepsy. Poorer wellbeing was expected among those who perceived greater stigma, illness severity, and threat and had more extreme illness behavior. Seguir leyendo →
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Sleep problems in pediatric epilepsy and ADHD: The impact of comorbidity

Publication date: June 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 71, Part A
Author(s): Ozalp Ekinci, Çetin Okuyaz, Serkan Gunes, Nuran Ekinci, Merve Kalınlı, Muhammet Emin Tan, Halenur Teke, Meltem Çobanoğulları Direk, Semra Erdoğan

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a frequent comorbidity in pediatric epilepsy. Although sleep problems are commonly reported in both children with primary ...

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Sleep problems in pediatric epilepsy and ADHD: The impact of comorbidity

Publication date: June 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 71, Part A
Author(s): Ozalp Ekinci, Çetin Okuyaz, Serkan Gunes, Nuran Ekinci, Merve Kalınlı, Muhammet Emin Tan, Halenur Teke, Meltem Çobanoğulları Direk, Semra Erdoğan

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a frequent comorbidity in pediatric epilepsy. Although sleep problems are commonly reported in both children with primary ...

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Psychological features and quality of life in 50 adult patients with epilepsy and their caregivers from the Lecco epilepsy center, Italy

Publication date: June 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 71, Part A
Author(s): Alessandra Petruzzi, Andrea Rigamonti, Claudia Yvonne Finocchiaro, Paolo Borelli, Elena Lamperti, Antonio Silvani, Rossana Regazzoni, Lorenzo Stanzani, Andrea Salmaggi
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. To the best of our knowledge, in Italy, the relationship between patients’ and caregivers’ ...

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