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PURPOSE To determine the point prevalence of active childhood epilepsy in a defined area and evaluate the usefulness of ILAE classification of seizures, and epilepsies/syndromes with special interest in severe epilepsies. METHODS By using the latest ILAE International Classification of Epileptic Seizures (ICES, 1981) and Epilepsies and Epileptic Syndromes(More)
BACKGROUND Patients diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Finland during 1991-2005 were retrospectively analyzed in a nationwide, population-based study. We focused on the incidence, treatment and outcome of osteosarcoma patients. We also evaluated the value of known prognostic parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS Osteosarcomas were retrieved from the files of the(More)
Factors contributing to the duration of a single convulsive seizure > 5 minutes were analyzed in 157 children. The medically treated episodes were compared with seizure episodes resolving without treatment (n = 27). Major differences were in age (p = 0.016) and etiology (p = 0.003), and the association between treatment delay and response became significant(More)
This retrospective study includes 65 children treated for status epilepticus at Tampere University Hospital in Finland. Aetiology of the condition, effectiveness of the treatment protocol, including short barbiturate anaesthesia to prevent prolonged status epilepticus episodes, and neurological outcome were evaluated. Symptomatic aetiology was present in(More)
In this prospective clinical study, the effects on cognitive functioning of absence seizures, epileptiform EEG discharges, and their abolishment by antiepileptic medication were evaluated in patients newly diagnosed with childhood absence epilepsy or juvenile absence epilepsy. Eleven children in the study group and ten age- and gender-matched controls with(More)
Evidence of immune system aberrations in patients with epilepsy includes antiphospholipid antibody positivity in adult patients with epilepsy with a prevalence of 19-26% and in 13% of children with partial epilepsy. Also immunoglobulin A deficiency has been reported to exist in up to 25% of epilepsy patients. The possible role of immune mechanisms in the(More)
Fifteen hundred randomly chosen Finnish children aged 0-15 years were studied by a questionnaire about their sauna habits and possible abnormal symptoms during or immediately after the sauna. A total of 1247 families (83%) answered. Almost all children visited the sauna (98.5%), most of them "with pleasure" (83%). Nearly half of the children were in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to find out how the occurrence of subjective daytime sleepiness (SDS) in schoolchildren had changed after 2 years follow-up and which were the predictors associated with persistence and appearance of SDS. METHODS A total of 107 schoolchildren with SDS (Group 1) and an equal number without SDS (Group 2) were chosen to(More)
The evolution of neurophysiological features including the electroencephalogram (EEG), electroretinogram (ERG), and visual evoked potentials (VEP) is reported in eight cases of Menkes' "kinky hair" disease. All EEGs were severely abnormal, with some characteristic features seen from 3-5 months of age, after the onset of clinical symptomatology. From the age(More)