Anelia Todorova-Rudolph

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BACKGROUND Involvement of the innate immune system in the pathogenesis of epilepsies has been suggested but possible interactions between the immune system and human epilepsy remain unclear. We analyzed the interictal immuno-phenotype of leukocyte subsets and proinflammatory cytokine profiles in epileptic patients and correlated them with the epilepsy(More)
Inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Vice versa, immune functions are regulated by the brain. We measured postictal changes in serum levels of the immuno-modulating cytokines IL-1beta, IL-6 and TNFalpha in patients with well-defined temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and determined modifying factors. Serum levels of IL-1beta, IL-6(More)
UNLABELLED Immunological phenomena may affect the course of focal epilepsy. We analyzed prospectively the pre- and postictal distribution of leukocyte subsets in epileptic patients. METHODS Twenty-two patients (age 36.6+/-10.8 years, 50% men) with temporal lobe epilepsy were included. Distribution of leukocyte subsets and serum levels of epinephrine were(More)
PURPOSE To report that iopamidol myelography can induce status epilepticus (SE) in patients carrying the diagnosis of symptomatic epilepsy and to estimate the incidence of seizures in patients undergoing iopamidol myelography. METHODS We retrospectively identified all patients with seizures/SE associated with 1350 iopamidol myelographies during the last 5(More)
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