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In a prospective study, antiepileptic drugs were discontinued in 264 children with epilepsy after a mean seizure-free interval of 2.9 years. They were then followed for a mean of 58 months to ascertain whether seizures recurred. Seizures recurred in 95 (36%) of the children. Etiology was a significant predictor of outcome (relative risk [RR] = 1.81). On(More)
Focal electroencephalographic discharges in lesions of cortex induced by freezing are associated with prolonged membrane depolarizations and hyperpolarizations in neurons located at various depths in the lesion sites. Transmembrane potential changes have properties similar to those of postsynaptic potentials. The temporal relationship between intracellular(More)
This chapter addresses the characteristics and spatial distribution of intracellular potentials, the spread of paroxysmal depolarization shifts (PDSs) through the cortex, the extracellular field potentials in three dimensions, and the concentrations of penicillin in direct contact with elements in the epileptogenic focus. Data are presented that show that(More)
1. The EEGs of ten centenarians were described. 2. In most healthy centenarians, posterior dominant rhythms are within the lower part of the alpha range (average 8.62 c/sec). 3. Although slowing of the posterior dominant rhythm at age 100 is greater than in younger groups, there is no evidence in this study of a progressive decrease in frequency during the(More)