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BMC Neurology

Epilepsy

Section edited by Ravindra kumar Garg

This section is dedicated to epilepsy and seizures. Topics of interest include any condition where the main manifestations are seizures (epileptic or not), whether the issues studied pertain to diagnosis or management.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) frequently lead to emergency inpatient referrals. Laboratory blood values are routinely performed on admission to detect underlying causes and metabolic or cardiac comp...

    Authors: Robert D. Nass, Sina Meiling, René P. Andrié, Christian E. Elger and Rainer Surges

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:187

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The insular cortex is not routinely removed in modified functional hemispherectomy due to the risk of injury to the main arteries and to deep structures. Our study evaluates the safety and usefulness of applyi...

    Authors: Gun-Ha Kim, Joo Hee Seo, James E. Baumgartner, Fatima Ajmal and Ki Hyeong Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:162

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Epilepsy is a serious and costly long-term condition that negatively affects quality of life, especially if seizures persist on medication. Studies show that people with epilepsy (PWE) want to learn more about...

    Authors: Amelia Smith, Alison McKinlay, Gabriella Wojewodka and Leone Ridsdale

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:114

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for refractory epilepsy is well established. Trigeminal neuralgia itself is a common disease in adults, and thus, late-onset pain in the trigeminal region under VNS, which is extr...

    Authors: Gabriela Timarova and Andrej Šteňo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:113

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) induce expression of hepatic enzymes. This can contribute to comorbidities via interference with metabolic pathways and concomitant drug metabolization, thereby increasing the l...

    Authors: Simon Borghs, Solène Thieffry, Matthias Noack-Rink, Peter Dedeken, Lai San Hong, Laura Byram, John Logan, Jane Chan and Victor Kiri

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:59

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) are increasingly used to help patients cope with physical and mental long-term conditions (LTCs). Epilepsy is associated with a range of mental and physical comorbidities...

    Authors: Karen Wood, Maggie Lawrence, Bhautesh Jani, Robert Simpson and Stewart W. Mercer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:52

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Differential diagnosis between syncope and epilepsy in patients with transient loss of consciousness of uncertain etiology is still unclear. Thus, the aim of the present work is to evaluate the prevalence of s...

    Authors: Andrea Ungar, Alice Ceccofiglio, Francesca Pescini, Chiara Mussi, Gianni Tava, Martina Rafanelli, Assunta Langellotto, Niccolò Marchionni, J. Gert van Dijk, Gianlugi Galizia, Domenico Bonaduce and Pasquale Abete

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:45

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Versive seizure characterized by conjugate eye movement during epileptic seizure has been considered commonly as one of the most valuable semiological signs for epilepsy localization, especially for frontal lo...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Xingzhou Liu, Lijun Zuo, Qiang Guo, Qi chen and Yongjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:38

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2017 17:83

  9. Content type: Research article

    Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are effective medications available for epilepsy. However, many patients do not respond to this treatment and become resistant. Genetic polymorphisms may be involved in the variation...

    Authors: Malek Chouchi, Wajih Kaabachi, Hedia Klaa, Kalthoum Tizaoui, Ilhem Ben-Youssef Turki and Lamia Hila

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:32

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Dancing is a very rare seizure semiology, and has only few case reports so far. Moreover, no case regarded as dancing with both description and video was presented.

    Authors: Keun Tae Kim, Kon Chu and Sang Kun Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:16

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized not only by deficits in communication and social interactions but also a high rate of co-occurring disorders, including metabolic abnorm...

    Authors: Lena M. McCue, Louise H. Flick, Kimberly A. Twyman, Hong Xian and Thomas E. Conturo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:245

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To explore the cortical network sustaining action myoclonus and to found markers of the resulting functional impairment, we evaluated the distribution of the cortico-muscular coherence (CMC) and the frequency ...

    Authors: Silvana Franceschetti, Laura Canafoglia, Fabio Rotondi, Elisa Visani, Alice Granvillano and Ferruccio Panzica

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:214

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The number of patients suffering post-stroke seizure after ischemic stroke (PSSi) is quite considerable, especially because ischemic stroke is more prevalent than hemorrhage in the general population. This stu...

    Authors: Hyeon Jin Kim, Kee Duk Park, Kyoung-Gyu Choi and Hyang Woon Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:212

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2017 17:84

  14. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia where the burden of epilepsy is highest among school age children and teenagers, and where people with epilepsy (PWE) and their relatives suffers from high level of perceived stigma, there had not ...

    Authors: Meron Awraris Gebrewold, Fikre Enquselassie, Redda Teklehaimanot and Seid Ali Gugssa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:167

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Few clinical trials have evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) as initial monotherapy for elderly patients.

    Authors: Bernd Pohlmann-Eden, Anthony G. Marson, Matthias Noack-Rink, Francisco Ramirez, Azita Tofighy, Konrad J. Werhahn, Imane Wild and Eugen Trinka

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:149

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In this review we aimed to determine the economic impact of epilepsy and factors associated with costs to individuals and health systems.

    Authors: Katharina Allers, Beverley M. Essue, Maree L. Hackett, Janani Muhunthan, Craig S. Anderson, Kristen Pickles, Franziska Scheibe and Stephen Jan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:245

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Acute seizures are a common cause of paediatric admissions to hospitals in Africa, and malaria is an important cause of seizures in endemic areas. Malaria has declined in the past decade whilst neonatal admiss...

    Authors: George K. Serem, Charles RJC Newton and Symon M. Kariuki

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:180

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Early identification of cardiac asystole as a reason for syncope is of uttermost significance, as insertion of a cardiac pacemaker can save the patient’s life and prevent severe injury. The aim of this work wa...

    Authors: Asaf Honig, Shmuel Chen, Felix Benninger, Rima Bar-Yossef, Roni Eichel, Svetlana Kipervasser, Ilan Blatt, Miri Y. Neufeld and Dana Ekstein

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:80

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL, Aptiom®) is a once-daily (QD) anticonvulsant, approved as adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures (POS). It is extensively converted after oral administration to eslicarbaz...

    Authors: Mercedes P Jacobson, Ladislav Pazdera, Perminder Bhatia, Todd Grinnell, Hailong Cheng and David Blum

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:46

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