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Lacosamide is approved as adjunctive therapy for focal epilepsies. The number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) tried is associated with prognosis. This multicenter, retrospective, observational study (LACO-EXP) in Spain in 500 adult patients with focal epilepsies examined the efficacy and tolerability of add-on lacosamide. Factors associated with better(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of seizures and antiepileptic treatments associated with glioblastoma is a current topic of discussion. The objective of this study is to characterize and establish implications of epilepsy associated with glioblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the medical history, focused on epileptic features of 134(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lesions in diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI-L) have been commonly described in transient global amnesia (TGA). We investigated a possible relationship between brain ischemia and TGA. METHODS Twenty-eight patients underwent transcranial and carotid Doppler ultrasonography (including microembolus detection) and MRI within 24 hours of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Many patients with epilepsy are treated with antiepileptic drug (AED) polytherapy. Several factors influence the choice of early add-on therapy, and deciding on the most appropriate drug can be difficult. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and tolerability of lacosamide as early add-on therapy in patients with partial-onset(More)
We aim to investigate the clinical onset, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings, and follow-up of patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)-related inflammation, an uncommon but clinically striking presentation of CAA. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical manifestations, CT/MR imaging findings, and outcome of ten(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarctions who have undergone craniectomy are susceptible to the development of vascular epilepsy. Our objective was to study the factors that might influence the occurrence of seizures in this group of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients who developed malignant MCA infarction and(More)
Perfusion-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using pulsed arterial spin-labelled (ASL) sequences is becoming a more commonly used tool for the diagnosis of patients with focal epilepsy. We report a patient with post-traumatic epilepsy and cortical haemorrhage who had a complex partial seizure characterised mainly by ictal speech (verbalisation) during(More)
Ictal-MRI studies including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI), and MR-angiography (MRA) in patients with aphasic status epilepticus (ASE) are lacking. In this report, we aim to describe the consequences of the ASE on DWIs and its impact on cerebral circulation. We retrospectively studied eight patients with ASE confirmed by(More)
INTRODUCTION Encephalopathy due to valproic acid (VPA) is a rare complication leading to a disorder that affects the patient's mental status to a greater or lesser extent and which can be accompanied by a paradoxical worsening of the seizures. The diagnosis is obvious when it appears within the context of hyperammonemia or a liver pathology, but can be(More)