epilepsy Articles
Profiles: Kassiane
Friday, May 25th, 2012 by Janna Willard
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I wanted to do something a little different, so once a month Im hoping to have a guest post from one of my friends who have different disabilities. The purpose of this series is to show that we have lives like everyone else and to get people who dont have disabilities to maybe th... Read more
Profiles: Joanna
Friday, April 27th, 2012 by Janna Willard
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I wanted to do something a little different, so once a month Im hoping to have a guest post from one of my friends who have different disabilities. The purpose of this series is to show that we have lives like everyone else and to get people who dont have disabilities to maybe th... Read more
Post-traumatic Frontal Lobe Epilepsy with Structural Changes: Excellent Results After Cortical Resection
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 by robert mckee
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Background The observation that resection of structural lesions of the frontal lobe provides an effective treatment of intractable epilepsy has been made by surgeons specializing in this field for over sixty years However, the excellent results achieved when such resections are c... Read more
Unsuspected brain cells may cause epilepsy
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by robert mckee
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The roots of epilepsy lie in an often-overlooked type of brain cell and not in the neurons as was previously thought, a new study claims. The US-based researchers hope their findings will lead to more appropriate treatments for the condition. Epilepsy is a syndrome that arises wh... Read more
Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by robert mckee
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Epilepsy may present itself immediately following a traumatic brain injury, or it may show up months or even years after the initial injury. As a general rule of thumb, the more severe the brain injury, the higher the risk of developing epilepsy. The most common types of seizures... Read more
Photosensitive Epilepsy
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by robert mckee
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A 17-year-old girl falls to the floor. She was playing the video game Dark Warrior. Her father, who is a video game repairman, fears that she has been electrocuted. The girl has fanatically played one game after another for years, and nothing like this has happened before. She is... Read more
Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy in Early Childhood (MAE)
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by robert mckee
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Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy MAE, or Doose Syndrome, is an epilepsy syndrome of early childhood that is often resistant to medication. For this reason, it can be difficult to treat. MAE is an idiopathic generalized epilepsy, meaning that there is no known cause for the seizures idi... Read more
Neuropsychologic Effects of Frontal Lobe Epilepsy in Children
Monday, January 3rd, 2011 by robert mckee
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Most published neuropsychologic studies on frontal lobe epilepsy have been performed on mixed groups of adults and adolescents with epilepsies of varying etiology. The cognitive profile of frontal lobe epilepsy in children has not been defined. The purpose of this study was to as... Read more
What Is a Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Seizure?
Monday, January 3rd, 2011 by robert mckee
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If your partner jerks repeatedly at night or makes any other sudden, reoccurring movements, he may have a condition called nocturnal frontal lobe seizures. The condition, which can only be diagnosed by a doctor, can be classified as two different types and has many different symp... Read more
Longitudinal Change in Outcome of Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery
Monday, January 3rd, 2011 by robert mckee
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BACKGROUND Although the outcome of epilepsy surgery changes with time, few studies have considered longitudinal changes after frontal lobe epilepsy FLE surgery. OBJECTIVE To assess the longitudinal changes after FLE surgery. METHODS Resection of the seizure onset zone was perform... Read more
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