Diego H. Epilepsy stands aside from other neurological diseases because clinical patterns of progression are unknown: The etiology of each epilepsy case is unique and so it is the individual prognosis. Temporal lobe epilepsy TLE is the most frequent type of focal epilepsy and the surgical excision of the hippocampus and the surrounding tissue is an accepted treatment in refractory cases, specially when seizures become frequent increasingly affecting the performance of daily tasks and significantly decreasing the quality of life of the patient. The sensitivity of clinical imaging is poor for patients with no hippocampal involvement and invasive procedures such as the Wada test and intracranial EEG are required to detect and lateralize epileptogenic tissue.
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Genetics Other Disorders Seizure Triggers. Focal Seizures Generalized Seizures. Medications Diet Surgery Devices. The epilepsies are chronic neurological disorders in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally and cause seizures. Neurons normally generate electrical and chemical signals that act on other neurons, glands, and muscles to produce human thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Thesis examines disclosure among young women with epilepsy
Background This hospital-based study aimed to evaluate the frequency and diagnostic pattern of epilepsy in our locality among population with age range from birth to 18 years. Methods patients out of a total of regularly attended the out-patient epilepsy clinic, were included in this study over 6 months period. Family history of epilepsy was reported in Mental retardation was reported in Febrile convulsion was reported in
PhD thesis, Concordia University. The success of an epilepsy treatment, such as resective surgery, relies heavily on the accurate identification and localization of the brain regions involved in epilepsy for which patients undergo continuous intracranial electroencephalogram EEG monitoring. The prolonged EEG recordings are screened for two main biomarkers of epilepsy: seizures and interictal spikes. Visual screening and quantitation of these two biomarkers in voluminous EEG recordings is highly subjective, labor-intensive, tiresome and expensive.