Francesca Cormack

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the impact of clinical variables, particularly age at onset of epilepsy, on intellectual function in a group of children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS We reviewed the preoperative neuropsychological test results of 79 children with unilateral TLE who subsequently underwent surgical resection. The(More)
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is an established treatment for complex coronary artery disease. There is a widely held belief that cognitive decline presents post-operatively. A consensus statement of core neuropsychological tests was published in 1995 with the intention of guiding investigation into this issue. We conducted a meta-analysis(More)
This study investigated the role of underlying pathology on memory function of children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Memory was assessed in 44 children with TLE resulting from hippocampal sclerosis (HS) or dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumours (DNT), and 22 control children. Delayed story and paired associate recall performance was significantly(More)
Ischemic heart disease is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in Western populations. Consistent with this, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery remains one of the most frequently performed major surgeries. Improved survival rates mean that our research focus now extends beyond surgical technique to include quality of postoperative(More)
The aim of this study was to identify grey matter density abnormalities in children with temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis. Magnetic resonance T1 weighted 3D datasets were obtained in children with temporal lobe epilepsy (20 left and 10 right sided, mean age 11.9 years, range 6.6-17.5) and compared to scans obtained from age-matched(More)
The temporal lobes play a prominent role in declarative memory function, including episodic memory (memory for events) and semantic memory (memory for facts and concepts). Surgical resection for medication-resistant and well-localized temporal lobe epilepsy has good prognosis for seizure freedom, but is linked to memory difficulties in adults, especially(More)
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