Michael Scott Perry

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PURPOSE Palliative epilepsy surgery is considered for patients that would benefit from surgical therapy for intractable epilepsy but are not candidates for curative procedures. In many cases, the goals of therapy focus on improved quality of life more than seizure freedom. We discuss the use of epilepsy surgery for refractory status epilepticus, as well as(More)
Amantadine has demonstrated efficacy in small series for absence and myoclonic type seizures. We examined the efficacy of amantadine for treating refractory absence seizures in a cohort of pediatric patients. We retrospectively reviewed medical records for patients with absence seizures treated with amantadine at Cook Children's Medical Center after January(More)
The internet has become the first stop for the public and patients to seek health-related information. Video-sharing websites are particularly important sources of information for those seeking answers about seizures and epilepsy. Because of the widespread popularity of YouTube, we sought to explore whether a seizure diagnosis and classification could(More)
OBJECTIVE Incomplete resection of the epileptogenic zone (EZ) is the most important predictor of poor outcome after resective surgery for intractable epilepsy. We analyzed the contribution of preoperative and perioperative variables including MRI and EEG data as predictors of seizure-free (SF) outcome after incomplete resection. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION In treating refractory epilepsy, many clinicians are interested in methods used to transition patients receiving clonazepam to clobazam to maintain or increase seizure control, improve tolerability of patients' overall drug therapy regimens, and to enhance quality of life for patients and their families. However, no published guidelines assist(More)
Epilepsy surgery is increasingly used to treat intractable childhood-onset epilepsy although it remains an underused treatment option. Advances in technology allowing more accurate identification of the epileptogenic zone along with a better understanding of the benefits of both curative and palliative epilepsy surgery have resulted in an increase of(More)
Panayiotopoulos syndrome is a common idiopathic benign epilepsy that has a peak age of onset in early childhood. The syndrome is multifocal and shows significant electroencephalogram (EEG) variability, with occipital predominance. Although a benign syndrome often refers to the absence of neurological and neuropsychological deficits, the syndrome has(More)
Jeavons syndrome (JS, eyelid myoclonia with absences [EMA]) consists of a triad of symptoms including eyelid myoclonia that may be accompanied by absence seizures, eye closure-induced EEG paroxysms or seizures, and photosensitivity. The age of onset ranges between 2 and 14 years with symptoms peaking between 6 and 8 years of age. Though investigation of the(More)