Jorge A Gonzalez-Martinez

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PURPOSE Fast ripples are reported to be highly localizing to the epileptogenic or seizure-onset zone (SOZ) but may not be readily found in neocortical epilepsy, whereas ripples are insufficiently localizing. Herein we classified interictal neocortical ripples by associated characteristics to identify a subtype that may help to localize the SOZ in(More)
OBJECTIVE Malformations of cortical development are frequent causes of human refractory epilepsy. The freeze-lesion model in rats shows histopathological features similar to those found in human polymicrogyria. Previous studies reported in vitro hyperexcitability in this model, but in vivo epileptogenicity has not been confirmed. METHODS Neocortical(More)
OBJECT Image guidance provides a three-dimensional view of the lesion and allows the surgeon to plan a surgical strategy that takes the relationship of the lesion and the surrounding brain into account. We evaluated the degree of resection and the functional outcome of patients with colloid cysts from the third ventricle submitted to surgical resection(More)
An ethological approach to attention predicts that organisms orient preferentially to valuable sources of information in the environment. For many gregarious species, orienting to other individuals provides valuable social information but competes with food acquisition, water consumption and predator avoidance. Individual variation in vigilance behaviour in(More)
PURPOSE The orbitofrontal (OF) region is one of the least explored regions of the cerebral cortex. There are few studies on patients with electrophysiologically and surgically confirmed OF epilepsy and a negative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. We aimed to examine the neuroimaging characteristics of MRI-negative OF epilepsy with the focus on a(More)
Simultaneous SEEG-MEG recording has the potential to define the epileptic spike source accurately. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with intractable left temporal lobe epilepsy in whom we evaluated the relationship between the amplitude recorded from SEEG electrodes, inserted in the lateral temporal region, and their distance from the MEG-modelled(More)
We aim to report on the usefulness of a voxel-based morphometric MRI post-processing technique in detecting subtle epileptogenic structural lesions. The MRI post-processing technique was implemented in a morphometric analysis program (MAP), in a 30-year-old male with pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy and negative MRI. MAP gray-white matter junction file(More)
Management of MRI-negative patients with intractable focal epilepsy after failed surgery is particularly challenging. In this study, we aim to investigate whether MRI post-processing could identify relevant targets for the re-evaluation of MRI-negative patients who failed the initial resective surgery. We examined a consecutive series of 56 MRI-negative(More)
Candidates for epilepsy surgery often use the word "hope" to express their attitudes and beliefs about surgery. However, studies suggest that hope has a multiplicity of meanings that are not well understood. The goal of this analysis was to evaluate whether Candidates for epilepsy surgery use hope language to express a traditional, expected optimism during(More)