Dongmei An

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Intrinsic connectivity analysis provides an original way for evaluating functional impairments in epilepsy. Disturbances in the salience network (SN) have been positing an important interplay in disorders of consciousness and attention. This study aims to assess the intrinsic connectivity of the SN in childhood absence epilepsy (CAE). Resting state fMRI was(More)
INTRODUCTION Blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal changes at the time of interictal epileptic discharges (IEDs) identify their associated vascular/hemodynamic responses. BOLD activations and deactivations can be found within the epileptogenic zone but also at a distance. Source imaging identifies electric (ESI) and magnetic (MSI) sources of IEDs,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy are at high risk for comorbid depression, and it is hypothesized that these two diseases are share common pathogenic pathways. We aimed to characterize regional brain activation in treatment-naïve temporal lobe epilepsy patients with depressive symptoms and compare the results to epilepsy patients without(More)
There is evidence that focal epilepsy may involve the dysfunction of a brain network in addition to the focal region. To delineate the characteristics of this epileptic network, we collected EEG/fMRI data from 23 patients with frontal lobe epilepsy. For each patient, EEG/fMRI analysis was first performed to determine the BOLD response to epileptic spikes.(More)
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are paroxysmal behaviors that resemble epileptic seizures but lack abnormal electrical activity. Recent studies suggest aberrant functional connectivity involving specific brain regions in PNES. Little is known, however, about alterations of topological organization of whole-brain functional and structural(More)
It is noteworthy that some children with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) show attention problems despite their favorable seizure outcome. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a method widely used to detect brain network alterations in neuropsychiatric diseases. We used resting-state functional magnetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether specific frontal regions have a tendency to generate widespread bilateral synchronous discharges (WBSDs) and others focal spikes and to determine the regions most involved when WBSDs occur; to assess the relationships between the extent of electroencephalography (EEG) discharges and the extent of metabolic changes measured(More)
Activation detection in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) typically assumes the hemodynamic response to neuronal activity to be invariant across brain regions and subjects. Reports of substantial variability of the morphology of blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) responses are accumulating, suggesting that the use of a single generic model(More)
PURPOSE Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are paroxysmal behaviors that resemble epileptic seizures but lack abnormal electrical activity. Some neuroimaging studies have reported that PNES exhibits aberrant functional connectivity in specific brain networks. Thus, advanced neuroimaging technologies may aid clinical diagnosis and treatment of PNES.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the real-time effects of interictal rolandic spikes (or centrotemporal spikes [CTS]) on language, behavior, and cognitive function in patients with rolandic epilepsy (RE). METHODS We studied 22 medication-naive patients with RE using EEG-fMRI with a 3T MRI scanner. We used simultaneous EEG to define the pre-CTS, CTS, and post-CTS(More)