Kelly John Rose

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We conducted a prospective study over 24 months to compare health-related quality of life in surgically and medically treated patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizure frequency and health-related quality of life were assessed in 81 patients before and 6, 12, and 24 months after treatment. Using the Epilepsy Surgery Inventory 55 (ESI-55), we(More)
PURPOSE Few data exist on the ability of instruments to detect within-patient change over time in epilepsy, a property referred to as responsiveness. Our aim was to compare the responsiveness of three instruments [i.e., Epilepsy Surgery Inventory-55 (ESI-55) and Washington Psychosocial Inventory (WPSI), both epilepsy specific, and Symptom(More)
PURPOSE Other outcome measures besides seizure control must be considered when assessing the benefit of epilepsy surgery. We investigated the effect of preoperative psychosocial adjustment on postoperative depression in epilepsy patients followed up prospectively for 2 years after temporal lobectomy. METHODS The Washington Psychosocial Seizure Inventory(More)
Ternporal lobectomy appears to be an effective treatment for medically intractable epilepsy. However, the influences of pre-operative health status and post-operative reductions in seizure activity on post-surgical health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are not well understood. We used the Epilepsy Surgery Inventory 55 (ESI-55) to evaluate changes between(More)
Random Boolean networks are models of disordered causal systems that can occur in cells and the biosphere. These are open thermodynamic systems exhibiting a flow of energy that is dissipated at a finite rate. Life does work to acquire more energy, then uses the available energy it has gained to perform more work. It is plausible that natural selection has(More)
This study established a normal middle ear resonance estimated from sweep frequency tympanometry (250-2000 Hz) and established normal equivalent ear canal volume, static acoustic admittance, and tympanometric peak pressure at 226 Hz in children with normal hearing (N = 90) and in children with severe to profound sensorineural impairments (N = 68).(More)
We assessed 77 candidates for epilepsy surgery to determine the association among neuroticism (a dimension of personality characterized by chronic negative emotions and behaviors), psychosocial adjustment as measured by the Washington Psychosocial Seizure Inventory (WPSI), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as measured by the Epilepsy Surgery(More)
This study examined the effects of patient expectations on short-term postoperative psychological adjustment alter surgery for epilepsy. Twenty-seven subjects (17 operative, 10 nonoperative controls) agreed to participate. A prospective longitudinal design assessed whether changes in psychosocial functioning had occurred at a mean of 7 weeks after surgery(More)
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