Complications after mesial temporal lobe surgery via inferiortemporal gyrus approach.

Conclusions The inferior temporal gyrus approach to mesial temporal lobe resection is a safe and effective method for treating temporal lobe epilepsy. Morbidity and mortality rates associated with this procedure are lower than those associated with other neurosurgical procedures. The finding that surgical complications seem to be more common among older patients emphasizes the need for early surgical referral of patients with medically refractory epilepsy. PMID: 23724836 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): John-Paul Nicolo, Terence J. O'Brien, Patrick KwanAbstractStroke is one of the most important causes of acquired epilepsy in the adult population. While factors such as cortical involvement and haemorrhage have been associated with increased seizure risk, the mechanisms underlying the development of epilepsy after stroke remain unclear. One hypothesised mechanism is an excitotoxic effect of abnormal glutamate release following a stroke. Cerebral extracellular glutamate levels are known to rise in the setting of acute stroke, and numero...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionHigher NCAM and lower TNF-R1 levels may help predict the occurrence of early seizures. The combined use of these biomarkers and clinical variables could be useful for identifying patients at risk of seizures.“This article is part of the Special Issue “Seizures &Stroke”
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Sara Gasparini, Michele Ascoli, Francesco Brigo, Vittoria Cianci, Damiano Branca, Luciano Arcudi, Umberto Aguglia, Vincenzo Belcastro, Edoardo FerlazzoAbstractAimsStroke is the most commonly identified cause of late-onset epilepsy. Risk factors for poststroke epilepsy (PSE) are partially elucidated, and many studies have been performed in recent years. We aimed to update our previous systematic review and meta-analysis on risk factors for PSE.MethodsPubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus databases were searched. Articles published in Eng...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract AIMS: Stroke is the most commonly identified cause of late-onset epilepsy. Risk factors for poststroke epilepsy (PSE) are partially elucidated, and many studies have been performed in recent years. We aimed to update our previous systematic review and meta-analysis on risk factors for PSE. METHODS: PubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus databases were searched. Articles published in English (1987-2019) were included. Odds ratios (OR) and mean values were calculated for examined variables. RESULTS: Thirty studies with different designs were included, enrolling 26,045 patients who experienced stroke, ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Higher NCAM and lower TNF-R1 levels may help predict the occurrence of early seizures. The combined use of these biomarkers and clinical variables could be useful for identifying patients at risk of seizures. "This article is part of the Special Issue "Seizures &Stroke". PMID: 31677998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Giada Pauletto, Francesco Bax, Gian Luigi Gigli, Simone Lorenzut, Lorenzo Verriello, Elisa Corazza, Mariarosaria ValenteAbstractAim of the studyThe aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with previous stroke (either ischemic or hemorrhagic), who developed status epilepticus (SE) mimicking a stroke relapse.Materials and methodsWe performed a retrospective cohort study of patients brought to hospital by the emergency service between December 2016 and January 2018 with a stroke code as possible candida...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with previous stroke (either ischemic or hemorrhagic), who developed status epilepticus (SE) mimicking a stroke relapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients brought to hospital by the emergency service between December 2016 and January 2018 with a stroke code as possible candidates for intravenous thrombolysis and who had already have a previous stroke. Among them, patients admitted for negative symptoms and finally discharged with a diagnosis of SE mimicking stroke...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionPredisposing and precipitating factors for delirium are well known; however, their interaction and impact on delirium in neurological patients remains largely unknown. Therefore, those factors were evaluated in hospitalized patients with neurological disorders.MethodsIn this prospective cohort study, 1487 neurological patients were included, 356 patients with delirium and 1131 without delirium. Relevant neurological- and medical-related clusters were assessed with multiple regression analyses, prediction models, and cluster analysis evaluating their association with delirium.ResultsThe 1-year incidence ...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found moderate-quality evidence from one RCT including adults with unruptured brain AVMs that conservative management was superior to intervention with respect to functional outcome and symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage over one year after randomization. More RCTs will help to confirm or refute these findings. PMID: 31503327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
This article is part of the Special Issue "Seizure &Stroke
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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