Functional hemispherectomy is safe and effective in adult patients with epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Barbara Schmeiser, Josef Zentner, Bernhard Jochen Steinhoff, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Evangelos Kogias, Anne-Sophie Wendling, Thilo Hammen

Introduction
Functional hemispherectomy (FH) is a well-established therapeutic option for children with epilepsy with parenchymal damage confined to one hemisphere, yet its application in adults remains rare. The intention of our study was to ...

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Effects of continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation on cortical excitability in patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Guray Koc, Zeki Gokcil, Semai Bek, Tayfun Kasikci, Erdal Eroglu, Zeki Odabasi

Introduction
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive technique for investigating cortical physiologic functions in the brain. In this study, the effects of continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) on motor evoked potential (MEP) parameters in patients with idiopathic generalized ...

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The association of psychosocial variables with adherence to antiepileptic drugs in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Shan Wang, Cong Chen, Bo Jin, Linglin Yang, Yao Ding, Yi Guo, Yi Chen, Shuang Wang, Meiping Ding

Objective
The aim of this study was to explore the association between psychosocial factors and adherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Seguir leyendo →
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Understanding variability in driving recommendations for patients with seizures

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Sidrah Mahmud, Sean T. Hwang

Background
There is lack of consensus regarding driving restrictions for patients with epilepsy. Regulations vary by state. New York State (NYS) recommends driving restrictions for one year in a person with an episode of loss of consciousness (LOC), with physician discretion. Often, providers make recommendations to permit their patients to drive after a shorter ...

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Are the clinical classifications for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures reliable?

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Coline Duwicquet, Bertrand de Toffol, Philippe Corcia, Maxime Bonnin, Wissam El-Hage, Julien Biberon

Background
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNESs) are episodes that resemble epileptic seizures but are of psychological origin. A few studies have attempted to describe different types of PNES as a combination of clinical signs but their validation and robustness ...

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Validation of the Polish version of the Beck Depression Inventory in patients with epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Mariusz S. Wiglusz, Jerzy Landowski, Lidia Michalak, Wiesław J. Cubała

Background
Despite the fact that depressive disorders are the most common comorbidities among patients with epilepsy (PWE), such disorders often go unrecognized and untreated. In addition, the availability of validated screening instruments to detect depression in PWE is limited. The aim of the present study ...

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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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