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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454606/psychosocial-outcome-in-epilepsy-after-extratemporal-surgery
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Katrin Walther, Müjgan Dogan Onugoren, Michael Buchfelder, Stephanie Gollwitzer, Wolfgang Graf, Burkhard S Kasper, Peter Kriwy, Katrin Kurzbuch, Johannes Lang, Karl Rössler, Stefan Schwab, Michael Schwarz, Hermann Stefan, Hajo M Hamer
OBJECTIVE: Only limited data exist on psychosocial long-term outcome after epilepsy surgery in patients with extratemporal epilepsy. The aim of this study was to investigate psychosocial outcome after extratemporal epilepsy surgery and to assess factors predicting favorable outcome. METHOD: Sixty-five out of 104 eligible patients who had undergone extratemporal epilepsy surgery at our epilepsy center between 1990 and 2015 (mean age: 42.2. years; 75% of the resections in the frontal lobe) completed a questionnaire asking about seizure status, employment status, marital and living situation, driving status, depressive symptoms, and quality of life (QOL)...
February 14, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454470/intracerebral-electroencephalography-in-targeting-anterior-thalamic-nucleus-for-deep-brain-stimulation-in-refractory-epilepsy
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Marlena Hupalo, Rafal Wojcik, Dariusz J Jaskolski
BACKGROUND: Results of DBS of ATN in refractory epilepsy depend on accuracy of the electrode's location. We searched for characteristic intraoperative, intracerebral EEG recording pattern from anterior thalamic nuclei (ATNs) as a biological marker for verifying the electrode's position. METHODS: There were six patients with refractory epilepsy scheduled for deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure. At surgery, to map the target, we recorded EEG from each lead of DBS electrodes...
February 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454466/-dermoid-cysts-of-the-posterior-cerebral-fossa-in-children-revealed-by-recurrent-aseptic-meningitis-report-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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R Kouadria, M Derkaoui
INTRODUCTION: Dermoid cysts of central nervous system are very rare. The usual clinical presentation is dominated by intracranial hypertension, epilepsy and cranial palsy. The revelation mode could be recurrent aseptic meningitis. AIM: The aim of this case report is to consider the dermoid cyst as regards the differential diagnosis in children treated for recurrent aseptic meningitis to avoid misdiagnosis and ice qui a orienté le diagnostic à une méningitnadequate treatment...
February 14, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453776/syndromic-sebaceous-nevus-current-findings
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Oumama El Ezzi, Anthony S de Buys Roessingh, Michèle Bigorre, Guillaume Captier
BACKGROUND: Sebaceous nevus is a congenital malformation of the skin that usually occurs on the scalp or face. Syndromic forms do rarely exist with associated cerebral and ocular malformations. The skin lesions are pale at birth and become irregular by puberty. In the adult patient, tumors (usually benign) develop from sebaceous nevus. Their surgical excision during childhood can give a better result in terms of the definitive scar. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to analyze our cases of syndromic sebaceous hamartoma, perform a review of the existing literature, and propose guidelines for the therapeutic plan...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451451/critical-assessment-of-pediatric-neurosurgery-patient-parent-educational-information-obtained-via-the-internet
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Michael Garcia, Christopher Daugherty, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Todd Maugans
OBJECTIVE The Internet is used frequently by patients and family members to acquire information about pediatric neurosurgical conditions. The sources, nature, accuracy, and usefulness of this information have not been examined recently. The authors analyzed the results from searches of 10 common pediatric neurosurgical terms using a novel scoring test to assess the value of the educational information obtained. METHODS Google and Bing searches were performed for 10 common pediatric neurosurgical topics (concussion, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, pediatric brain tumor, pediatric Chiari malformation, pediatric epilepsy surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, plagiocephaly, spina bifida, and tethered spinal cord)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446447/individualized-prediction-of-seizure-relapse-and-outcomes-following-antiepileptic-drug-withdrawal-after-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery
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Herm J Lamberink, Kim Boshuisen, Willem M Otte, Karin Geleijns, Kees P J Braun
The objective of this study was to create a clinically useful tool for individualized prediction of seizure outcomes following antiepileptic drug withdrawal after pediatric epilepsy surgery. We used data from the European retrospective TimeToStop study, which included 766 children from 15 centers, to perform a proportional hazard regression analysis. The 2 outcome measures were seizure recurrence and seizure freedom in the last year of follow-up. Prognostic factors were identified through systematic review of the literature...
February 15, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445957/treating-immune-related-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Sonal Bhatia, Sarah E Schmitt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores different treatment modalities for immune-mediated epilepsy, including epilepsy caused by autoantibodies as well as epilepsy in the context of systemic autoimmune disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Autoimmune epilepsy is an increasingly recognized entity. Conventional treatments for epilepsy, such as antiseizure medications and epilepsy surgery, are less successful in treating epilepsy caused by autoimmune disease. Immunomodulatory therapies such as corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, and plasma exchange are generally more successful in treating immune-mediated epilepsy than conventional epilepsy therapies...
February 14, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432238/nervous-system-malformations
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John Gaitanis, Tomo Tarui
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an overview of the most common nervous system malformations and serves as a reference for the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have occurred in recognizing the genetic basis of nervous system malformations. Environmental causes of nervous system malformations, such as perinatal infections including Zika virus, are also reviewed. Treatment for nervous system malformations begins prior to birth with prevention...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432218/electroencephalography-magnetoencephalography-and-source-localization-their-value-in-epilepsy
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Pierre Mégevand, Margitta Seeck
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Source localization of cerebral activity using electroencephalography (EEG) or magnetoencephalography (MEG) can reveal noninvasively the generators of the abnormal signals recorded in epilepsy, such as interictal epileptic discharges (IEDs) and seizures. Here, we review recent progress showcasing the usefulness of these techniques in treating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. RECENT FINDINGS: The source localization of IEDs by high-density EEG and MEG has now been proved in large patient cohorts to be accurate and clinically relevant, with positive and negative predictive values rivaling those of structural MRI...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429906/suicide-risk-temperament-traits-and-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Sayra Catalina Coral Castro, Gislaine Verginia Baroni, William Alves Martins, André Luis Fernandes Palmini, Luísa Weber Bisol
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to access the suicide risk (SR) in patients with refractory epilepsy and its association with temperament and sleep quality. METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive patients referred for epilepsy surgery evaluation in the Porto Alegre Epilepsy Surgery Program were included. All patients had a detailed neurologic and psychiatric evaluation, including video-electroencephalogram (VEEG), high-resolution magnetic ressonance imaging (MRI), and neuropsychologic assessment...
February 8, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428900/the-provision-of-care-to-adults-with-an-intellectual-disability-in-the-uk-a-special-report-from-the-intellectual-disability-uk-chapter-ilae
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M P Kerr, L V Watkins, H Angus-Leppan, A Corp, M Goodwin, C Hanson, A Roy, R Shankar
PURPOSE: This article reflects the report by the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Working Group on services for adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability (ID). Its terms of reference was to explore the current status of aspects of the care of people with an ID and epilepsy. METHODS: Survey content was developed from key themes identified by consensus of the working group. An electronic survey was distributed via email. The sample population was the membership of the ILAE UK, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Faculty of ID, Epilepsy Nurses Association (ESNA), and the Association of British Neurologists (ABN)...
February 8, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425986/is-edema-a-matter-of-concern-after-laser-ablation-of-epileptogenic-focus
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Vivek Tandon, Michael Lang, Poodipedi Sarat Chandra, Ashwini Sharan, Ajay Garg, Manjari Tripathi
BACKGROUND: A stereotactically placed laser fiber can deliver thermal energy to an epileptogenic focus in brain. This procedure is done under intraoperative (thermography) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance. Thermoablation can lead to edema in surrounding area and can cause secondary insult. In this case report of three cases, we have quantified the edema produced after laser ablation, with sequential MRI in immediate post-operative period. CASE DESCRIPTION(S): Three patients of intractable epilepsy underwent proper neurological and neuro-radiological workup to localize the site of epileptogenic foci...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423154/temporopolar-bridging-veins-during-anteromedial-temporal-strip-placement-a-case-report-on-complication-avoidance%C3%A2
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Michael McGinity, Vaibhav Patel, Kameel Karkar, Alexander Papanastassiou
Introduction: Surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy is proven to be beneficial in the treatment of medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. Subdural electrode strips are commonly passed in a blind fashion, allowing additional EEG coverage without requiring larger exposure. However, this increases risk of complication, specifically through vascular injury. Case report: We present a case of a 22-year-old male with medically refractory epilepsy. During passage of an anterior medial temporal strip electrode, resistance was encountered despite multiple attempts and redirection...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420840/stereotactic-laser-amygdalohippocampotomy-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Robert E Gross, Matthew A Stern, Jon T Willie, Rebecca E Fasano, Amit M Saindane, Bruno P Soares, Nigel P Pedersen, Daniel L Drane
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes one-year and longer following stereotactic laser amygdalohippocampotomy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy in a large series of patients treated over a five-year period since introduction of this novel technique. METHODS: Surgical outcomes of a consecutive series of fifty-eight patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy who underwent the surgery at our institution with at least 12-months follow-up were retrospectively evaluated...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417555/the-immediate-and-short-term-effects-of-bilateral-intrahippocampal-depth-electrodes-on-verbal-memory
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Christoph Helmstaedter, Gerrit H Gielen, Juri-Alexander Witt
In contrast to previous studies, Ljung et al. provide evidence of permanent cognitive consequences of bilateral intrahippocampal depth electrodes for verbal memory in patients who were not operated or operated in the right temporal lobe. Stimulated by this, we provide historical confirmatory and supplementary evidence of the detrimental effect of bilateral depth electrodes implanted along the longitudinal axis of the hippocampus on verbal learning and especially on delayed verbal memory and recognition performance...
February 7, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414595/safety-and-efficiency-of-medication-withdrawal-at-home-prior-to-long-term-eeg-video-monitoring
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Renate van Griethuysen, Wytske A Hofstra, Sandra M A van der Salm, Mireille D Bourez-Swart, Al W de Weerd
PURPOSE: Long-term video-EEG monitoring (LTM) is frequently used for diagnostic purposes and in the workup of epilepsy surgery to determine the seizure onset zone. Different strategies are applied to provoke seizures during LTM, of which withdrawal of anti-epileptic drugs (AED) is most effective. Remarkably, there is no standardized manner of AED withdrawal. For instance, the majority of clinics taper medication during clinical admission, whereas we prefer to taper medication at home prior to admission...
January 31, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414594/changes-in-sleep-patterns-after-vagus-nerve-stimulation-deep-brain-stimulation-or-epilepsy-surgery-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Óscar Romero-Osorio, Sebastián Gil-Tamayo, Daniel Nariño, Diego Rosselli
PURPOSE: Perform a systematic review of the literature on the effects of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), deep brain stimulation (DBS) and epilepsy surgery in subjective and objective sleep parameters. METHODS: We performed a literature search in the main medical databases: Medline, Embase, Cochrane, DARE and LILACS, looking for studies that evaluated the effects of VNS, DBS or epilepsy surgery on sleep parameters. In all, 36 studies, coming from 11 countries, including reviews, cohort studies, case series and case reports were included...
January 31, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414561/a-modern-epilepsy-surgery-treatment-algorithm-incorporating-traditional-and-emerging-technologies
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REVIEW
Dario J Englot
Epilepsy surgery has seen numerous technological advances in both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in recent years. This has increased the number of patients who may be candidates for intervention and potential improvement in quality of life. However, the expansion of the field also necessitates a broader understanding of how to incorporate both traditional and emerging technologies into the care provided at comprehensive epilepsy centers. This review summarizes both old and new surgical procedures in epilepsy using an example algorithm...
February 1, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414552/does-surgery-help-in-reducing-stigma-associated-with-drug-refractory-epilepsy-in-children
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Jitin Bajaj, Manjari Tripathi, Rekha Dwivedi, Savita Sapra, Sheffali Gulati, Ajay Garg, Madhavi Tripathi, Chandra S Bal, Sarat P Chandra
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy has several comorbidities and associated stigma. Stigma associated with epilepsy is well known and prevalent worldwide. Surgical treatment is an established treatment for drug refractory epilepsy. Following surgery in children, it is possible that the stigma may reduce, but such an effect has not been studied earlier. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of prospectively collected data was performed for pediatric patients at a single tertiary center for treating epilepsy...
February 3, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414401/predicting-postoperative-language-outcome-using-presurgical-fmri-meg-tms-and-high-gamma-ecog
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Abbas Babajani-Feremi, Christen M Holder, Shalini Narayana, Stephen P Fulton, Asim F Choudhri, Frederick A Boop, James W Wheless
OBJECTIVE: To predict the postoperative language outcome using the support vector regression (SVR) and results of multimodal presurgical language mapping. METHODS: Eleven patients with epilepsy received presurgical language mapping using functional MRI (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and high-gamma electrocorticography (hgECoG), as well as pre- and postoperative neuropsychological evaluation of language. We constructed 15 (24-1) SVR models by considering the extent of resected language areas identified by all subsets of four modalities as input feature vector and the postoperative language outcome as output...
March 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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