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S Marc Testa, Ronald P Lesser, Gregory L Krauss, Jason Brandt
The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) is a widely used self-report questionnaire designed to detect and quantify dimensions of adult psychopathology. Previous studies that examined the ability of the PAI to differentiate between patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and those with epilepsy (EPIL) have yielded inconsistent results. We compared the full PAI profiles of 62 patients with PNES, 55 with EPIL, and 45 normal control (NC) participants to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the PAI...
August 2011: Epilepsia
Daniel L Drane, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Michelle S Kim, Robert E Gross, John W Miller, R Edward Faught, David W Loring
Both animal research and human research suggest that interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) may affect cognition, although the significance of such findings remains controversial. We review a wide range of literature with bearing on this topic and present relevant epilepsy surgery cases, which suggest that the effects of IEDs may be substantial and informative for surgical planning. In the first case, we present a patient with epilepsy with left anterior temporal lobe (TL) seizure onset who experienced frequent IEDs during preoperative neuropsychological assessment...
March 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Anneli Ozanne, Ulla H Graneheim, Gerd Ekstedt, Kristina Malmgren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective and population-based longitudinal study was to explore patients' expectations before surgery and their experiences both short and long term after epilepsy surgery. METHODS: A national sample of adult patients answered open-ended questions preoperatively, 2 years after surgery and at a cross-sectional long-term follow-up (mean 13 years, standard deviation [SD] 1.85). The answers were analyzed by qualitative content analysis...
April 2016: Epilepsia
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