Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is an epileptic encephalopathy characterized by multiple seizure types, mental retardation, and a slow spike-and-wave pattern on electroencephalography. Medical intractability is common. We identified a case series of six patients diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in which levetiracetam was initiated as add-on therapy for the… (More)
Learning and behavioral concerns in children with epilepsy are reviewed and general guidelines for assessment are presented. The case of Peter is used to illustrate these issues followed by interventions that may be helpful in working with learning and behavioral difficulties in children with epilepsy.
Results from comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of children diagnosed with epilepsy have rarely been reported. Previous research has generally focused on the measurement of overall intellectual ability and achievement skills. In the present study, neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, language, achievement, fine motor,… (More)
Although the prevalence is unknown, affective disorders are more common in children with epilepsy than in healthy controls. The purpose of the present study was to examine the occurrence of anxiety in children and adolescents with epilepsy and to determine factors associated with elevation of these symptoms. Children and adolescents (n=101) between the ages… (More)
Parental beliefs and attitudes concerning epilepsy may significantly impact adjustment and quality of life for both the child and family. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between parental anxiety and quality of life in pediatric patients with ongoing epilepsy. Subjects were parents (n=200) of children between the ages of 6… (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of clinical care at first clinic attendance in children with suspected epilepsy from a defined geographical population. METHOD All hospital- and community-based consultant paediatricians in Nottingham City region, UK, were asked to collaborate with a retrospective clinical audit identifying children seen between January… (More)
The Wada test has historically been the conventional procedure for determining language lateralization before neurosurgery. However, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) offers a less invasive alternative to the Wada procedure. Research indicates that the two techniques used together may provide comparable, and sometimes complementary, information… (More)