Marta García-Fernández

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INTRODUCTION Neuropsychological assessment is included in the protocols for evaluation of epilepsy surgery candidates, providing information about the patient's cognitive dysfunctions, allowing for prediction of possible cognitive deficits derived from surgery and yielding objective measures of any post-surgical changes. Neuropsychological disturbances(More)
We report our experience regarding evaluation, surgical treatment and outcomes in a population of 21 children with histopathologically confirmed developmental tumours [nine dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumours (DNET), ten gangliogliomas (GG) and two gangliocytomas (GC)] and related epilepsy, analyzing video-EEG, MRI and neuropsychological data, before(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to describe a series of pediatric hemispherectomies, reviewing pathologic substrate, epilepsy characteristics and seizure outcome as well as developmental profiles, before and after surgery, in different domains. METHODS Seventeen patients with full pre-surgical work-up, minimum follow-up of 12 months, and at least one(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy is a common disease in the world. Around 10-40% of patients who suffer epilepsy will have intractable seizures. When resective epilepsy surgery is not possible, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can be an option. The most common side effects associated with VSN therapy are hoarseness, throat pain and coughing. Cardiac arrhythmia has been(More)
AIM To document reversible cognitive deterioration associated to high doses of zonisamide, using the Reliable Change Index to control practice effects derived from repetitive neuropsychological assessments. CASE REPORT A 11 year-old boy with tuberous sclerosis complex and left frontal refractory epilepsy, evaluated within a paediatric epilepsy surgery(More)
Electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES) is associated with neuropsychological disturbances, affecting cognitive and beha-vioural or socio-emotional domains. Attention deficit, impulsivity, lack of inhibition, difficulties in behavioural monitoring and regulation, diminished or scarcely modulated affective responses, apathy, poor social judgement,(More)
The main usefulness of video electroencephalographic (video-EEG) monitoring lies in the fact that it allows proper classification of the type of epileptic seizure and epileptic syndrome, identification of minor seizures, location of the epileptogenic zone and differentiation between epileptic seizures and non-epileptic paroxysmal manifestations (NEPM). In(More)
INTRODUCTION The most frequent mutations in the spectrum of epilepsy with febrile seizures plus are those in the voltage-dependent sodium channels or in the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors. AIM To describe the clinical, electroencephalographic and genomic characteristics of patients with epilepsy with febrile seizures plus and compare them with those(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the recent findings in the investigation of epileptogenesis is the localization of new gene situses and mutations of the ion channels. The pathology of these ion channel disorders is responsible for a considerable number of disorders affecting the central nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Their clinical expression is often paroxystic.(More)
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