Editorial Comment: Intractable Epilepsy, Hemispheric Malformation and Generalized EEG Abnormalities
This case addresses relevant practical issues in the evaluation of children with refractory epilepsy. Importantly, it generates the discussion about how to define the type of epilepsy. Until recently, it has been thought that focal brain lesions are usually associated with focal electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities, and that generalized EEG abnormalities defined generalized epilepsy. This is not always the case, and it has important practical therapeutic implications.
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ConclusionsThe combination of rs-fMRI and EEG/iEEG can reveal more information about dynamic functional connectivity. However, simultaneous fMRI and EEG data acquisition present challenges. We have proposed system models for leveraging and processing independently acquired fMRI and EEG data.
Neural implants may provide treatment options for a wide variety of ailments, including Parkinson’s and epilepsy, but such devices have to work for long periods of time in a very difficult environment inside the cranium. One challenge is provid...
PURPOSE: The Japanese authorities require a 2-year seizure-free period for a driver's license in people with epilepsy. To evaluate the stringency of the criteria, we calculated the risk of fatal traffic crashes by epileptic seizure and compared that to the...
Discussion. An adequate interdisciplinary follow-up of children with CP requires a sensitization of clinicians to the complex topic of cognitive and academic problems in this population and a better synergy between the medical and educational worlds.
ConclusionThere were no differences for LCM outcomes between general and ID groups. Slower LCM titration in ID populations in the first 3 months was associated with higher retention and lower behavioural side effects as compared to similar European studies.
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(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) SCN8A encephalopathy, a rare form of childhood epilepsy, could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses.
This study can serve as a proof of principle for the methodology, but a larger sample is needed to examine the differential effects of individual antiepileptic drugs.