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We examined Wada memory and neuropsychological memory function in 34 nonlesional patients who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and who were seizure free at 1-year follow-up. Patients who displayed a decline on verbal memory measures that exceeded 1 SD after left ATL had significantly smaller left/right Wada memory asymmetries than left ATL(More)
We report a mixed handed (L > R) patient with exclusive right cerebral language representation who developed a permanent anterograde amnestic syndrome after right anterotemporal lobectomy. Preoperative neuropsychological performance consisted of impaired verbal memory and normal nonverbal memory. Wada memory performance was asymmetrical for objects(More)
The relative effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on cognition are controversial. We compared the cognitive effects of phenobarbital, phenytoin, and valproate in 59 healthy adults using a randomized, double-blind, incomplete-block, crossover design. Cognitive assessments were conducted at baseline, after 1 month on each drug (two AEDs per subject), and at(More)
We conducted a retrospective single-blind study assessing the value of MRI in 44 children surgically treated for partial epilepsy, and correlated the MRI findings with the pathology in all cases. MRI revealed abnormalities in concordance with the clinical and electroencephalographic data in 84% of patients. Developmental neuronal migration pathology was(More)
Since trace element abnormalities have been found in the human epileptic population, trace element concentrations were determined in blood and tissues of genetically epilepsy-prone rats both exposed to an unexposed to seizure-inducing stimuli and in genetically related epilepsy-resistant rats. Half of the epilepsy-prone group were exposed to(More)
BACKGROUND Angiostrongylus vasorum infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality in dogs. Although recognised in Ireland, there are no large series of cases reported. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify pertinent clinical and geographical features in Irish dogs. RESULTS The case records of dogs presenting to the University(More)
In this study, we describe a quantitative EEG method for localization of seizure onset in 29 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. We used right-left differences in relative power and a logistic regression to predict the side of seizure onset. The optimum bipolar channels were T4-T6/T3-T5 and the optimum frequency band was 4-10.5 Hz. Using a threshold(More)