Community-based rehabilitation offers cost-effective epilepsy treatment in rural Guinea-Bissau

Publication date: February 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79
Author(s): Eric van Diessen, Frank van der Maas, Vladimir Cabral, Willem M. Otte
Treatment of epilepsy in low-income countries is a challenge considering the lack of resources, availability of antiepileptic drugs, and cultural beliefs. We used a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) service for the detection, monitoring, and treatment of epilepsy. A local network of trained community ...

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Community-based rehabilitation offers cost-effective epilepsy treatment in rural Guinea-Bissau

Publication date: February 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79
Author(s): Eric van Diessen, Frank van der Maas, Vladimir Cabral, Willem M. Otte
Treatment of epilepsy in low-income countries is a challenge considering the lack of resources, availability of antiepileptic drugs, and cultural beliefs. We used a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) service for the detection, monitoring, and treatment of epilepsy. A local network of trained community ...

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Intraindividual variability in attentional vigilance in children with epilepsy

Publication date: February 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79
Author(s): Kyle Srnka, Michael Seidenberg, Bruce Hermann, Jana Jones
Attentional vigilance, the ability to maintain focus over time, is frequently impaired in childhood epilepsy. Typically, indices of Omissions (failure to detect a target) and Commissions (responding to a nontarget) are considered primary indices of attentional vigilance. Recently, the concept of intraindividual variability (IIV) has been ...

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The clinical impact of integration of magnetoencephalography in the presurgical workup for refractory nonlesional epilepsy

Publication date: February 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79
Author(s): Ismail S. Mohamed, Alain Bouthillier, Arline Bérubé, Patrick Cossette, Patrice Finet, Jean-Marc Saint-Hilaire, Manon Robert, Dang Khoa Nguyen

Objective
For patients with nonlesional refractory focal epilepsy (NLRFE), localization of the epileptogenic zone is more arduous, and intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) (icEEG) is frequently required. Planning for icEEG is ...

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Predictive value of preoperative statistical parametric mapping of regional glucose metabolism in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis

Publication date: February 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79
Author(s): Martin Kojan, Irena Doležalová, Eva Koriťáková, Radek Mareček, Zdeněk Řehák, Markéta Hermanová, Milan Brázdil, Ivan Rektor

Objective
This study was designed to use statistical parametric mapping of interictal positron-emission tomography using [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) to compare the brain metabolisms of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE)/hippocampal ...

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A discrete-choice experiment to elicit preferences of patients with epilepsy for self-management programs

Publication date: February 2018Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79
Author(s): Edward Atkinson-Clark, Mata Charokopou, Nancy Van Osselaer, Mickaël Hiligsmann

Background
There is an increasing number of self-management programs developed for patients with epilepsy, with the goal of supporting treatment management and improving their quality of life. With the aim of increasing medication adherence and effectiveness of self-management programs, it is important to design programs that ...

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When adverse effects are seen as desirable: Abuse potential of the newer generation antiepileptic drugs

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Kelsey L. Hawkins, Barry E. Gidal
There has been growing recognition of the possible abuse potential of newer generation antiepileptic drugs, and several of these agents have been categorized as controlled substances in the United States. To properly schedule a new medication, the abuse potential, or the potential for a drug to be used for its nonmedical positive ...

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Does facial attractiveness influence perception of epilepsy diagnosis? An insight into stigma in epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Aleksandar J. Ristić, Olja Jovanović, Dragan Popadić, Višnja Pađen, Ahsan N.V. Moosa, Ana Krivokapić, Aleksandra Parojčić, Ivana Berisavac, Andrej Ilanković, Vladimir Baščarević, Nikola Vojvodić, Dragoslav Sokić

Background
Using a group of young healthy individuals and patients with multiple sclerosis ...

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Structural differences in interictal migraine attack after epilepsy: A diffusion tensor imaging analysis

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Qi Huang, Xin Lv, Yushuang He, Xing Wei, Meigang Ma, Yuhan Liao, Chao Qin, Yuan Wu

Objective
Patients with epilepsy (PWE) are more likely to suffer from migraine attack, and aberrant white matter (WM) organization may be the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. This study aimed to use ...

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Epilepsy may be the major risk factor of mental retardation in children with tuberous sclerosis: A retrospective cohort study

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Yang-Yang Wang, Ling-Yu Pang, Shu-Fang Ma, Meng-Na Zhang, Li-Ying Liu, Li-Ping Zou
Mental retardation (MR) is one of the most common cognitive comorbidities in children with tuberous sclerosis, and there are enormous studies about its risk factors. The genetic difference and the severity of epilepsy are the two main factors, ...

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