Aley Alexander

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To define the determinants of impaired facial emotion recognition (FER) in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy associated with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS), we examined 76 patients with unilateral MTLE-HS, 36 prior to antero-mesial temporal lobectomy (AMTL) and 40 after AMTL, and 28 healthy control subjects with a FER test consisting of 60 items(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the prevalence of dementia in India with a large and aging population is scant. We studied prevalence of AD and dementia in Kerala, South India, and effects of age, education and gender on it. METHODS 2-phase survey on 2466 individuals aged > or = 55 years living in community. Men constituted 41%, < 75 years age in 76.9% and education >(More)
To critically assess the value of material-specific memory deficits in lateralizing temporal lobe dysfunction preoperatively, we compared the neuropsychological data of 50 consecutive patients with unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS; right: 31, left: 19) with those of 50 age- and education-matched healthy control(More)
To date, very few studies have investigated patients' views on the information they receive from the doctor concerning epilepsy and its management. Little information is available about the influence of doctor-patient communication and locus of control on the compliance of persons with epilepsy. We investigated, through a questionnaire-interview design,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the electro-clinical significance of premature accumulation of corpora amylacea (CoA) in the resected hippocampus of patients with medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS). METHODS We compared the clinical and EEG characteristics, and post-operative seizure outcome of 373 (mean age 29.4(More)
OBJECTIVE To derive population norms on the Malayalam adaptation of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (M-ACE) and the inclusive Malayalam mini mental state examination (M-MMSE). MATERIALS AND METHODS Education-stratified norms were obtained on randomly selected cognitively unimpaired community elders (n = 519). RESULTS Valid data on norms was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether learning and serial position effect (SPE) differs qualitatively and quantitatively among different types of dementia and between dementia patients and controls; we also wished to find out whether interference affects it. MATERIALS AND METHODS We administered the Malayalam version of the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test(More)
Utilizing a questionnaire, we inquired about the self-perceived sexual behavior of 50 married males with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) before and after anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and compared the results with those of 50 age-matched healthy married males. The sexual desire and satisfaction of the patients were(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to compare the memory outcome following left anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) between patients with a failed Wada test and patients who passed the Wada test. METHODS From 1996 to 2002, we performed the Wada test on all patients with unilateral left mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) and concordant(More)
Evaluation of management and referral pattern is very important in the organization of medical services for epilepsy. In order to study the management and referral pattern of epilepsy, a structured questionnaire was administered to 100 epilepsy patients attending a referral hospital in Kerala State, India. Of these, 61.4% of them were living in villages;(More)