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Knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy among primary and secondary schoolteachers in Italy
A nationwide telephone interview was conducted on a random sample of Italian schoolteachers (300 from primary and 300 from secondary schools) to ascertain knowledge and attitudes about epilepsy.Expand
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Seizure and EEG Patterns in Angelman's Syndrome
We studied the seizure and polygraphic patterns of 18 patients with Angelman's syndrome. All patients showed movement problems. Eleven patients were also reported to have long-lasting periods ofExpand
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Recommendations for the management of “febrile seizures” Ad hoc Task Force of LICE Guidelines Commission
Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder in childhood, affecting 2–5% of children. Simple febrile seizure is defined as a short (<15 min) generalized seizure, not recurring within 24 h,Expand
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Eyelid myoclonia with absences (Jeavons syndrome): A well‐defined idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome or a spectrum of photosensitive conditions?
Eyelid myoclonia with absences (EMA), or Jeavons syndrome, is a generalized epileptic condition clinically characterized by eyelid myoclonia (EM) with or without absences, eye closure‐inducedExpand
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Familial Occurrence of Febrile Seizures and Epilepsy in Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI) Patients with SCN1A Mutations
Summary:  Purpose: The role of the familial background in severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI) has been traditionally emphasized in literature, with 25–70% of the patients having a familyExpand
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Topiramate as add-on drug in severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy: an Italian multicenter open trial
PURPOSE This study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topiramate (TPM) in patients with severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI) and refractory seizures. METHODS We performed aExpand
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Past and present public knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy in Italy
A nationwide survey was performed in Italy to assess awareness and attitudes of the public about epilepsy. Knowledge about epilepsy, its clinical features, and attitudes towards its social/individualExpand
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Brain MRI Findings in Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy and Genotype–Phenotype Correlations
Summary:  Introduction: To determine the occurrence of neuroradiological abnormalities and to perform genotype–phenotype correlations in severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI, Dravet syndrome).
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Eyelid fluttering, typical EEG pattern, and impaired intellectual function: A homogeneous epileptic condition among the patients presenting with eyelid myoclonia
Purpose:  This retrospective study aims to review the electroclinical features of patients presenting with eyelid myoclonia (EM) with and without absences.
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Homozygous c.649dupC mutation in PRRT2 worsens the BFIS/PKD phenotype with mental retardation, episodic ataxia, and absences
Heterozygous mutations of PRRT2, which encodes proline‐rich transmembrane protein 2, are associated with heterogeneous phenotypes including benign familial infantile seizures (BFIS), or familialExpand
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