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Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck DiseasesAuthor(s): F. Carré, R. Hervochon, C. Foirest, F. Tankéré
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe present study demonstrated that closure of the widely opened frontal sinus using DuraGen inserted between the skull and the pericranium flap is an effective and promising method for the frontal sinus isolation.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Veterans with PNES evaluated via telehealth did not appear to withhold sensitive or personal information compared with those evaluated in-clinic, suggesting that CVT may be a comparable alternative for conducting evaluations. Baseline evaluations are used to determine treatment suitability, and telehealth allows clinicians to gain access to important information that may improve or inform care. PMID: 32054400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
The malformations of cortical development (most FCD) were the most common pathological type for children cases in China with drug ‐resistant seizures. It was speculated further that the FCD patients with shorter duration of epilepsy before surgery seem to have a higher ratio of being seizure‐free after surgery. AbstractObjectivesThe drug ‐resistant seizures are characterized by frequent and severe onset of seizures in childhood. There is only little literature had extensively explored the types of pathological brain damage in Chinese children cases. The present study aims to investigate the histopathologic findings a...
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Lenka Krámská, Lucia Hrešková, Zdeněk Vojtěch, David Krámský, Lorna MyersAbstractPurposeThe term PNES refers to a conversion disorder that mimics epileptic seizures but has a psychological etiology. Recent studies report that in patients with PNES, there is reduced understanding of emotions, impulse control difficulties, and limited access to emotional regulation strategies. The aim of this study was to compare patients diagnosed with PNES with healthy volunteers on the presence of maladaptive emotional ...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study analyzed college students position changes, influenced by three different labels of PWE.MethodsObservational, descriptive, cross-sectional study. Students of three schools answered one of three questionnaires whose content changed in the labeling form: person with epilepsy, epileptic or PWE. Proportions were compared with Chi square test or Fisher's exact test to explore considering age, gender, religion practicing, socioeconomic status, knowing an affected person and by faculty.ResultsA total of 273 questionnaires were included were distributed in medicine 133 (48.7%), engineering 108 (39.6%) and law 32 (11.7%)...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur data suggest an important role of the I/O region with frequent onset or propagation to the I/O region (at least 64% of all 53 sEEG cases). Semiology appears less specific than in adults. Insula depth electrode insertion is safe with subsequent good surgical outcomes albeit common transient deficits.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 105Author(s): Azadeh Yazdi, Mohammadmahdi Doostmohammadi, Farshid Pourhossein Majarshin, Siamak BeheshtiAbstractA seizure may occur because of the imbalance between glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Recurrent seizures induce some cognitive problems, such as, depression, learning and memory deficits, and neurodegeneration. Histamine is an appropriate therapeutic target for epilepsy via its effect on regulating neurotransmitter release. Also, evidence indicates the effect of histamine on neuroprotection and alleviating cognitive disorders. An idea...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 105Author(s): Agathe Laurent, Eric Artiges, Charles Mellerio, Magali Boutin-Watine, Elisabeth Landré, Franck Semah, Francine ChassouxAbstractPurposeThe purpose of the study was to determine the correlations between brain metabolism and cognitive impairment in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE).Methods[18F]-FluoroDeoxyGlucose positron emission tomography ([18F]-FDG-PET) and neuropsychological assessment were performed in 97 patients with MTLE (53 females, 15–56 years old, mean: 31.6 years, standard deviation (S...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study highlights the potential genotype–phenotype relationship in EEF1A2 and facilitates the evaluation of the pathogenicity of EEF1A2 mutations in clinical practice.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionIt is important to gain a better understanding of hospital service utilization among individuals living with epilepsy. This research has identified trajectory groups of hospital service utilization profiles of individuals living with epilepsy. Identification of predictors of trajectory group membership allows targeting of strategies to reduce hospital admissions, inform healthcare service delivery, and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals living with epilepsy.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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