Risk and protective factors related to stigma among people with epilepsy: An integrative review
ConclusionsThe impression of and beliefs about epilepsy among the general population as well as among PWE were the primary factors affecting stigma. Thus, there is a need for the provision of accurate information about epilepsy to both these groups. Additional studies on epilepsy-associated stigma employing various methodological approaches are required.
Conclusion: CAED with impaired language function had significantly increased functional connectivity which may indicate poor differentiation and localization of language centers.
Conclusions: This study highlights the high prevalence of developmental delay in this population of children with WS, with adverse perinatal events being the most common etiology.
Conclusion: PCDH19 is a major causative gene in patients with epilepsy and further data is required to gain a better understanding of phenotype-genotype correlation. In addition to gene sequencing, deletion/duplication analysis will improve the molecular diagnosis in patients with clinical findings.
Shivan Kesavan, Bhanudeep Singanamalla, Dangudubiyyam Sri Krishna Sahitya, Arushi Gahlot Saini, Sameer VyasAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(2):239-241
In conclusion, our study offered the evidence of intronic pentanucleotide expansions in SAMD12 from a new Chinese BAFME pedigree, which further confirmed the association between this expansion and the pathogenesis of BAFME.
Conclusion: The proposed method allows an easy implementable solution to personalize heart rate-based seizure detection, which can improve the quality of life of refractory epilepsy patients when used as part of a multimodal seizure detection system.
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Shawniqua Williams Roberson, Preya Shah, Vitória Piai, Heather Gatens, Abba M. Krieger, Timothy H. Lucas, Brian Litt
Publication date: April 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 105Author(s): Mariana de Souza Aranha Garcia-Gomes, Dennis Albert Zanatto, Orfa Yineth Galvis-Alonso, Jorge Mejia, Ana Tada Fonseca Brasil Antiorio, Pedro Kenzo Yamamoto, Márcia Carolina Millán Olivato, Thaísa Meira Sandini, Jorge Camilo Flório, Ivo Lebrun, Silvia Maria Gomes Massironi, Sandra Regina Alexandre-Ribeiro, Maria Martha Bernardi, Susan Ienne, Tiago Antonio de Souza, Maria Lúcia Zaidan Dagli, Claudia Madalena Cabrera Mori
Authors: Si Y, Xiao X, Xia C, Guo J, Hao Q, Mo Q, Niu Y, Sun H Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a practical intervention based upon a smartphone application (app) would improve self-management and seizure control in adults with epilepsy. DESIGN, SETTING: Randomised, controlled trial in western China, December 2017 to August 2018. PARTICIPANTS: 380 eligible people with epilepsy were recruited; 327 completed the 6-month follow-up (176 in the app group, 151 in the control group). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-management of epilepsy (measured with the validated Chinese Epilepsy Self-Management Scale, C-E...