Hyun-Seok Song

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to delineate how affective symptoms (AS) influence quality of life (QOL) for individuals with drug-refractory epilepsy (DRE) and those with well-controlled epilepsy (WCE) independently. METHODS All subjects participating in the study were asked to complete reliable and validated self-report health questionnaires,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Levetiracetam (LEV) is a new antiepileptic drug that has been found to be effective as an adjunctive therapy for uncontrolled partial seizures. However, the results of several studies suggested that LEV has negative psychotropic effects, including irritability, aggressiveness, suicidality, and mood disorders. We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The risk of suicide or suicide attempts is reported higher in people with epilepsy (PWE) than in the general population. Although epileptic, psychiatric, and psychosocial factors are known risk factors for suicide or suicide attempt, no studies have evaluated the predictors of the severity of suicidal ideation-which is a warning sign(More)
BACKGROUND The medial vestibulospinal tract (MVST), which descends in the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF), may mediate the vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) in the contracting sternocleidomastoid muscle. We report herein abnormal VEMPs in a patient with medial medullary infarction (MMI) that appeared to involve the MLF. CASE REPORT A(More)
Multifocal inflammatory leukoencephalopathy (MIL) is a rare syndrome that can occur in patients with colon cancer after chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and levamisole. Histologic diagnosis by brain biopsy is most effective, but there can be high surgical risks and technical limitations. Therefore, we introduce a noninvasive diagnostic technique(More)
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