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Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most important direct epilepsy-related cause of death. However, SUDEP is rare in patients with new onset epilepsy and in patients in remission. Incidence is about 0.35 cases/1,000 person-years in population-based incidence cohort of epilepsy. Incidence is considerably higher in patients with chronic(More)
Two studies examined the validity of the Dementia Rating Scale (DRS) as a measure of cognitive functioning among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The DRS accounted for more variation in the level of cognitive functioning of PD patients than either the Mini-Mental Status Examination or a battery of tests selected to assess specific cognitive deficits(More)
The potential effects of psychological distress on physical symptoms observed in Persian Gulf War veterans were evaluated in 48 veterans using neuropsychological evaluation that included personality assessment (the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2). Cluster analysis of the validity scales resulted in a solution with two viable subgroups.(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether an increased risk of status epilepticus (SE) and complex partial status epilepticus (CPSE) is associated with tiagabine (TGB) therapy. METHODS Thirteen cases in which an EEG, performed on patients with altered mental status taking TGB, was reported to demonstrate spike-and-wave discharges (SWDs) were reviewed by a panel of(More)
Eighty-two Persian Gulf War veterans seen in clinic were referred for neuropsychological evaluation. Relatedness of neuropsychological and neurological functioning to subjective complaint, exposure, a clinical signs index, and possible interference variables was examined in a subsample of 49 who completed assessment. The subsample was representative of the(More)
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with a prevalence of 4-10/1000 and an incidence of 50-70/100,000 per year. It is often lifelong , can appear at any. This fully updated edition is a treasuretrove of a book, presenting the history of Australia with more than 600 pictures in colour and monochrome, and a text that is bright.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of child-, parent- and family-related factors on the use of and need for mental health services by 12 years of age. METHOD A prospective population-based questionnaire study of 1,287 first-born children was launched in Finland in 1985. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was completed by 1,086 parents when the children(More)
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