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We report a patient with involuntary right leg movements during sleep, which developed after acute ischemic stroke in the corona radiata. Nocturnal polysomnography confirmed the diagnosis of periodic limb movement in sleep (PLMS). Although the pathogenesis of PLMS is still controversial, it has been proposed that the loss of cortical or subcortical(More)
A 38-year-old woman presented with massive hemoptysis (>200 mL/ 24 hours) occurring abruptly after generalized tonic clonic seizure. She experienced similar episodes of hemoptysis on three later occasions. Although the coexistence of hemoptysis and seizure has been reported, albeit rarely, as a clinical manifestation of postictal neurogenic pulmonary edema,(More)
We studied characteristics of epilepsy patients who use 'Epilia', a healthcare website for epilepsy patients, and the impact of 'Epilia' on patient satisfaction and attitude about epilepsy. A total of 153 epilepsy patients from 'Epilia' (online group) and 367 patients from epilepsy clinics (offline group) were recruited. A survey was done to investigate(More)
A multicentre face-to-face interview was conducted to identify factors contributing to the marital status of people with epilepsy (PWE) in Korea. The marriage rate of PWEs was only 80% and the divorce rate was more than double that in the general population. Among the single subjects, 34% replied that they were unmarried because of epilepsy, and 76% of(More)
This study identifies differences between people with epilepsy (PWE) and healthy controls in South Korea with respect to their familiarity with, understanding of, and attitudes toward epilepsy. PWE and controls older than 18 years of age were recruited from outpatient clinics and health promotion centers, respectively, associated with five university(More)
The Korean national health security system covers the entire population and all medical facilities. We aimed to estimate epilepsy prevalence, anticonvulsant utilization pattern and the cost. We identified prevalent epilepsy patients by the prescription of anticonvulsants under the diagnostic codes suggesting seizure or epilepsy from 2007 Korean National(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between technetium-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer (99mTc-ECD) and technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO) uptake in the same brains by means of statistical parametric mapping (SPM) analysis. We examined 20 patients (9 male, 11 female, mean age 62±12 years) using 99mTc-ECD and(More)
Patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) show periodic sharp wave complexes (PSWCs) on electroencephalography (EEG) during the course of their illness. However, the source location of PSWCs and their pathophysiological mechanism remain unclear. Six patients with sporadic CJD who showed typical PSWCs on EEGs were selected for the study. Sixty epochs,(More)
Electrode arrays are sometimes implanted in the brains of patients with intractable epilepsy to better localize seizure foci before epilepsy surgery. Analysis of intracranial EEG (iEEG) recordings is typically performed in the electrode channel domain without explicit separation of the sources that generate the signals. However, intracranial EEG signals,(More)
Although ketogenic diet (KD) is an effective alternative therapy for controlling intractable seizures, the anticonvulsant mechanism still remains unclear. Sample entropy (SampEn) provides a generalized measure of regularity in time-series data. To investigate the potential anticonvulsive mechanism of a KD, we analyzed the SampEn of electroencephalography(More)