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A 5-year-old boy presented with typical clinical and electrophysiologic features of benign rolandic epilepsy. His neurodevelopment, language, and behavior prior to the onset of epilepsy were appropriately normal. He demonstrated marked deterioration of language and cognitive function during the course to a mild and then a moderate disability range. Serial(More)
UNLABELLED Intellectual deficits play a significant role in the psychosocial comorbidity of children with epilepsy. Early educational intervention is critical. OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine the intellectual ability of children with common childhood epilepsy syndromes-generalised idiopathic epilepsy (GIE), generalised symptomatic epilepsy (GSE),(More)
PURPOSE Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) has an excellent prognosis for seizures, but recent research has raised concerns using cognition as an outcome measure. Methodologic problems related to recruitment bias and assessment processes are evident in previous studies. With well-defined criteria for inclusion and comprehensive assessment, the aim of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE Children with epilepsy are at risk of specific cognitive deficits. We aimed to compare and characterize the memory function of children with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS Epilepsy syndrome was identified by clinical data, seizure semiology, interictal and ictal(More)
The aim of this study was to adapt the Australian Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE) and determine its psychometric properties in a North American population. Participants were North American families with children diagnosed with epilepsy. Parents were asked to complete the American QOLCE (USQOLCE) and the Child Health Questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if epilepsy surgery is effective in improving the quality of life (QOL) of children with intractable seizures using the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE). METHODS The authors conducted a prospective study of the families of 35 children with intractable epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery. Parents(More)
This article summarizes 2 presentations made at a Special Interest Group session (" Quality of Life and Outcomes: New QOL Instruments for Children and Adults with Epilepsy ") of the 56th Annual American Epilepsy Society meeting. One presenter described his group's recent evaluation of the content validity of various health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL)(More)
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