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PURPOSE The concordance of lateralized EEG postictal polymorphic delta activity (PPDA) to the side of seizure origin in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) has received limited study. Our objective was to study the lateralizing value of PPDA in patients with documented TLE. METHODS A cohort of consecutive adults with TLE, detailed presurgical evaluation before(More)
Seizure disorders are very common and represent the most common cause of referrals to pediatric neurology. Epilepsy, defined as recurrent unprovoked seizures, is also common with a frequency of 4-8 cases per 1000 children. In Saudi Arabia, inherited neurological disorders, including epilepsy and genetic epilepsy syndromes, are more common because of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Topiramate (TPM) is a new antiepileptic drug, which has a wide spectrum of activities suggesting a potentially valuable therapeutic profile. Our objective is to report our experience in treating children with intractable epilepsy. METHODS Prospective, open label, add on trial of TPM in treating consecutive children with intractable epilepsy(More)
  • M M Jan
  • 1999
Bilateral periventricular nodular heterotopia (BPNH) is a neuronal migration disorder, characterized by grey-matter cellular rests in the periventricular regions. Patients frequently present with seizures during childhood or later in life. Monozygotic twin sisters were found to have enlarged head circumferences (>95th centile) during a routine medical visit(More)
Planning strategies to encourage students to pursue a career in pediatric neurology requires assessment of their attitudes and career choices. A structured 30-item questionnaire was designed to examine students' attitudes toward pediatric neurology. In the study, 161 final-year medical students (1999-2000), 20-26 years of age (mean, 23 years of age) were(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurological disorders are common in Saudi Arabia and the demand for trained neurologists is strong. We aimed to study the impressions and experiences of general physicians in the neurology field and examine their referral practices. METHODS We included attendees of the `neurology for non-neurologists` symposium, which took place from 14-15(More)
Pediatric neurology is considered a relatively new and evolving subspecialty. In Saudi Arabia, neurologic disorders in children are common, and the demand for trained pediatric neurologists is strong. The aim was to study the perception of the pediatric neurology specialty among practicing generalists and their referral practices. Attendees of a symposium(More)
OBJECTIVE Early myoclonic encephalopathy (EME) is a rare epileptic syndrome characterized by neonatal onset of severe recurrent seizures of multiple types often resistant to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Topiramate (TPM) is a new AED, which has a wide spectrum of antiepileptic activities suggesting a potentially valuable therapeutic profile. There is limited(More)