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UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate if sequential analysis of BOLD signal changes induced by seizures is useful for preoperative identification of the site of seizure onset in patients with pharmaco-resistant focal epilepsy. METHOD We analyzed BOLD raw data from 5 patients with focal medically refractory epilepsy who experienced partial(More)
Haloferax mediterranei is a halophilic archaeon that can grow in aerobic conditions with nitrate as sole nitrogen source. The electron donor in the aerobic nitrate reduction to ammonium was a ferredoxin. This ferredoxin has been purified and characterised. Air-oxidized H. mediterranei ferredoxin has a UV-visible absorption spectra typical of 2Fe-type(More)
We retrospectively reviewed our clinical experience with PGB when used as add-on therapy in 101 patients (56 women and 45 men) with refractory partial epilepsy, who have been followed up for at least 1 year. Mean age was 40 years (16-64); mean number of concomitant AEDs was 2.8. Most patients (43) had temporal lobe epilepsy. Median number of seizures per(More)
We aim to investigate whether temporal origin of epilepsy increases the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder and more specifically a major depressive disorder. The lack of standardized diagnostic instruments and the methodologic differences between studies highlight the fact that this issue warrants further, systematic, study. Three-hundred eight(More)
PURPOSE To validate the use of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (FDG-PET/MRI) coregistration for epileptogenic zone detection in children with MRI nonlesional refractory epilepsy and to assess its ability to guide a second interpretation of the MRI studies. METHODS Thirty-one children with refractory epilepsy(More)
Cortical laminar necrosis (CLN) is radiologically defined as high intensity cortical lesions on T1 weighted MRI images following a gyral distribution. Histopathologically, CLN is characterised by pannecrosis of the cortex involving neurones, glial cells, and blood vessels. It has been reported to be associated with hypoxia, metabolic disturbances, drugs,(More)
INTRODUCTION Cognitive disorders are common in patients with epilepsy. Their aetiology is multifactorial, being affected by the type and location of the epileptogenic lesion, epileptic syndrome, type of seizures, age of onset, frequency and severity. Timely diagnosis and treatment can help to reduce their impact on the patient's quality of life. RESULTS(More)
UNLABELLED Postictal psychosis (PIP) represents 25% of the psychoses seen in epileptic patients. A high frequency of bilateral independent epileptiform activity has been observed in patients with PIP. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of PIP in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent video-EEG monitoring and to(More)
PURPOSE The objective of the study was to analyze the short-term efficacy and safety of levetiracetam (LEV) to treat repetitive seizures in hospitalized patients. METHODS During admission to a tertiary hospital, we retrospectively identified patients with repetitive seizures who were treated for the first time with LEV during a hospital stay. LEV was(More)
INTRODUCTION Interictal brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is used in the presurgical evaluation of patients with complex partial epilepsy. The aim of the present study was to compare interictal SPECT, MRI and video-electroencephalography (EEG) for seizure focus localization in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, one year after(More)