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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    In patients with epilepsy, poor adherence to anti-epileptic drugs has been shown to be the most important cause of poorly controlled epilepsy. Furthermore, it has been noted that the quality of life among pati...

    Authors: Loes AM Leenen, Ben FM Wijnen, Reina JA de Kinderen, Marian HJM Majoie, Caroline M van Heugten and Silvia MAA Evers

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:255

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    Some recent studies suggest that some imaging-negative temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) had significant amygdala enlargement (AE). Contradictory data were also reported in previous studies regarding the associatio...

    Authors: Rui-Juan Lv, Zhen-Rong Sun, Tao Cui, Hong-Zhi Guan, Hai-Tao Ren and Xiao-Qiu Shao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:194

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    Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency with high mortality rates. Of all SE’s, 7% are caused by a brain tumor. Clinical guidelines on the management of SE do not make a distinction between tumor-relate...

    Authors: Yunus Arik, Frans SS Leijten, Tatjana Seute, Pierre A Robe and Tom J Snijders

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:152

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Status epilepticus (SE) may occur in the setting of several internal or neurologic diseases. Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are a group of Ig that may be observed in patients with different au...

    Authors: Edoardo Ferlazzo, Antonio Gambardella, Marina Bellavia, Sara Gasparini, Laura Mumoli, Angelo Labate, Vittoria Cianci, Concetta Russo and Umberto Aguglia

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:148

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    We analyzed the frequency of heart rate (HR) changes related to seizures, and we sought to identify the influencing factors of these changes during partial seizures, to summarize the regularity of the HR chang...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Chang-Li Guo, Pei-Song Zhang, Chong Liu, Hui Qiao, Jian-Guo Zhang and Fan-Gang Meng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:135

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    Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) patients have each been associated with extensive brain atrophy findings, yet to date there are no reports of head to head comparison of b...

    Authors: Hila Goldberg, Arie Weinstock, Niels Bergsland, Michael G Dwyer, Osman Farooq, Mona Sazgar, Guy Poloni, Cierra Treu, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Murali Ramanathan and Robert Zivadinov

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:131

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    Although many studies have found abnormalities in subcortical grey matter (GM) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy or generalised epilepsies, few studies have examined subcortical GM in focal neocortical s...

    Authors: Syu-Jyun Peng, Tomor Harnod, Jang-Zern Tsai, Ming-Dou Ker, Jun-Chern Chiou, Herming Chiueh, Chung-Yu Wu and Yue-Loong Hsin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:104

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    Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is the most common type of focal epilepsy in adults and can be successfully cured by surgery. One of the main complications of this surgery however is a decline in language...

    Authors: Júlia Miró, Pablo Ripollés, Diana López-Barroso, Adrià Vilà-Balló, Montse Juncadella, Ruth de Diego-Balaguer, Josep Marco-Pallares, Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells and Mercè Falip

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:98

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Teaching people with epilepsy to identify and manage seizure triggers, implement strategies to remember to take antiepileptic drugs, implement precautions to minimize risks during seizures, tell others what to...

    Authors: Ines Kralj-Hans, Laura H Goldstein, Adam J Noble, Sabine Landau, Nicholas Magill, Paul McCrone, Gus Baker, Myfanwy Morgan, Mark Richardson, Stephanie Taylor and Leone Ridsdale

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:69

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    Idiopathic epilepsies and epileptic syndromes predominate childhood and adolescence epilepsy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical course and outcome of idiopathic childhood epilepsy an...

    Authors: Pinelopi Dragoumi, Olga Tzetzi, Efthimia Vargiami, Evangelos Pavlou, Konstantinos Krikonis, Eleftherios Kontopoulos and Dimitrios I Zafeiriou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:206

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    Purpose of the study was to investigate alterations in midbrain serotonin transporter (SERT) binding in patients with epilepsy and symptoms of depression compared to patients with epilepsy with no symptoms of ...

    Authors: Maarika Liik, Malle Paris, Liina Vahter, Katrin Gross-Paju and Sulev Haldre

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:204

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy are both fairly common and it follows that they may sometimes occur together in the same people by chance. We sought to determine whether hospitalisation for MS and hospita...

    Authors: Alexander N Allen, Olena O Seminog and Michael J Goldacre

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:189

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    Epilepsy is one of the major brain disorders worldwide. Breakthrough seizures carry a heavy burden of epilepsy, with increased morbidity and risk of premature mortality. Several factors have been suggested to ...

    Authors: Martin Kaddumukasa, Mark Kaddumukasa, Steven Matovu and Elly Katabira

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:182

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Itch is a frequent complaint reported by patients and is usually ascribed to dermatological or metabolic causes. In neurological disorders, however, it is a very unusual symptom and thus its neurological aetio...

    Authors: Stefan Wolking, Holger Lerche and Marcel Dihné

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:124

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    The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) suggested eight quality measures to be observed at every patient visit. The aim of this work is to compare the percentage of documentation of each measure before and aft...

    Authors: J Miguel Cisneros-Franco, Marco A Díaz-Torres, Juan B Rodríguez-Castañeda, Alejandro Martínez-Silva, Mildred A Gutierrez-Herrera and Daniel San-Juan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:112

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