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In epilepsy populations there are multiple barriers to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of metabolic bone disease. This study explored issues that may be unique to inner-city care. We screened 101 consecutive patient charts from our clinic to identify barriers to optimal care. According...
Oxcarbazepine is an antiepileptic drug widely used to treat partial seizures in children and adults. We report two children who developed mycolonic seizures and had abnormal electroencephalograms when oxcarbazepine was introduced. Although it is possible that the emergence of myoclonic seizures...
This article reviews the contributions that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG), and patient studies have made to our current understanding of how memory functions arise from the brain. First, we briefly discuss the current classification of...
Status epilepticus and encephalopathy have been reported with use of cephalosporins in patients with renal failure. We here report the case of a 79-year-old patient with normal renal function who developed subtle mental status changes during cefepime therapy for urinary tract infection. Emergent...
Background Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an FDA-approved treatment for medically intractable epilepsy. The effect of this therapy on body weight is unclear. VNS could cause weight loss by engaging vagal afferents from the gastrointestinal tract mediating satiety.
Purpose Epilepsy is common in underresourced countries, where most people with epilepsy do not take antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). This underutilization, referred to as the treatment gap , was investigated in Kilifi, Kenya, by exploring the sociocultural context in which children with epilepsy and...
Depression is one of the most prevalent of the psychiatric disorders and is common among individuals with epilepsy. Depression often begins in adolescence. The present review focuses on adolescent depression. In particular, this review first summarizes the definition, description, and...
Human social behavior depends on a set of perceptive, mnemonic, and interpretive abilities that together may be termed social cognition . Lesion and functional imaging studies of social cognitive functions implicate the temporal lobes (in particular, the nondominant temporal lobe) and mesial...
Purpose Many studies have shown that cultural and social awareness of, attitudes toward, and knowledge about epilepsy can have an impact on the acceptance of treatment. The aim of this study is to characterize public awareness of attitudes toward and understanding of epilepsy in a Vietnamese...
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