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After our study of a self-management intervention for epilepsy (1) , we gathered data on Internet use and computer availability to assess the feasibility of computer-based interventions in a veteran population. Veterans were asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire that gathered information...
Objective This study was designed as part of a series of studies mandated by the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health (National Epilepsy Control Program) to obtain new data for improvement of the epilepsy teaching program in schools training health personnel in the South West Region of Cameroon.
The present qualitative study explored how participants perceive their quality of life within the social domain 2 years following epilepsy surgery. Semistructured, open-ended interviews were conducted with 27 participants (11–21 years old), 2 years following epilepsy surgery. Thirteen of the 27...
Objective Wide variation has been reported in the proportion of injury deaths occurring during the prehospital phase. Potential disparities in where injured people with epilepsy and seizure disorders die have not been examined. We compared location of death between injured patients with epilepsy...
The aim of this study was to assess whether duration of seizure disorder and lifetime seizure load are associated with deficits in higher cognitive functions in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) ( N = 207) or psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) ( N = 216). Multivariate regression...
This article describes the clinical features of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in people in southwest China. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of pure PNES by video/EEG monitoring were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 64 patients with PNES were included, 32 (50%) of whom were...
During an international double-blind trial evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of lamotrigine and carbamazepine in patients aged ⩾65 with newly diagnosed epilepsy, the comparative effects of the drugs on health-related quality of life were investigated based on screening and 12-, 28-, and...
A 20-year-old woman was admitted for psychosis. On further investigation, she was found to be have viral encephalitis and generalized nonconvulsive seizures. After the seizures were controlled, she remained in a prolonged catatonic state. Repeated intravenous benzodiazepine administration,...
Objective ( 18 F)Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (( 18 F)FDG-PET) is a valuable method for detecting focal brain dysfunction associated with epilepsy. Evidence suggests that a progressive decrease in ( 18 F)FDG uptake occurs in the epileptogenic cortex with an increase in the...
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