Eliana Garzón

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PURPOSE To assess self-perception of factors that precipitate or inhibit seizures in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-six males and 39 females with JME and mean age of 25.8+/-8.7 years were analysed. All patients completed a standardized questionnaire to assess for the presence or absence of precipitant or(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the relationship between periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLED) and status epilepticus (SE), to evaluate the relationship between mortality and periodic patterns, and to determine whether a stereotypic sequence of EEG patterns exists during human SE. METHODS The authors performed a prospective clinical and electrographic(More)
PURPOSE To analyse clinical data including aetiology, age, antecedents, classification and mortality in human status epilepticus (SE), and to assess prognostic factors for mortality. METHODS A prospective study was performed, including detailed analysis of clinical and laboratorial data of SE in individuals of any age, except neonates. RESULTS One(More)
Reflex traits have been described in patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. We report on four patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in whom the coexistence of praxis- and language-induced jerks was documented in video-polygraphic EEG recordings.[Published with video sequences].
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of topiramate (TPM) in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). METHOD We assessed seizure control and adverse effects of TPM in 22 patients (18 females) aged 13 to 53 years. Target TPM dosage was up to 200 mg/day. The patients were subdivided into 3 groups: those treated with seizure(More)
PURPOSE Hyperventilation is an activation method that provokes physiological slowing of brain rhythms, interictal discharges, and seizures, especially in generalized idiopathic epilepsies. In this study we assessed its effectiveness in inducing focal seizures during video-EEG monitoring. METHODS We analyzed the effects of hyperventilation (HV) during(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this retrospective study is to analyze ictal patterns observed during continuous Video-EEG monitoring in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) due to unilateral hippocampal sclerosis (HS), and to correlate these EEG patterns to temporal pole abnormalities observed on magnetic resonance imaging exams. METHODS We analyzed 147(More)
PURPOSE Familial periventricular heterotopia (PH) represents a disorder of neuronal migration resulting in multiple gray-matter nodules along the lateral ventricular walls. Prior studies have shown that mutations in the filamin A (FLNA) gene can cause PH through an X-linked dominant pattern. Heterozygotic female patients usually remain asymptomatic until(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A large number of patients with epilepsy in the pediatric population have medically intractable epilepsy. In this age group seizures are usually daily or weekly, and response to antiepileptic therapy is poor, especially for those with neurological abnormalities and symptomatic epilepsies. However, several authors have already(More)
Seizures in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) are dependent on the sleep-wake cycle and precipitant factors, among which sleep deprivation (SD) is one of the most important. Still an under diagnosed syndrome, misinterpretation of the EEGs contributes to diagnostic delay. Despite this, a quantitative EEG investigation of SD effects has not been performed. We(More)