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Epileptic Seizures and Epilepsy: Definitions Proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE)
Summary:  The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) have come to consensus definitions for the terms epileptic seizure and epilepsy. An
Electrical stimulation of the anterior nucleus of thalamus for treatment of refractory epilepsy
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A multicenter, double‐blind, randomized trial of bilateral stimulation of the anterior nuclei of the thalamus for localization‐related epilepsy is reported.
Operational classification of seizure types by the International League Against Epilepsy: Position Paper of the ILAE Commission for Classification and Terminology
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The International League Against Epilepsy presents a revised operational classification of seizure types to recognize that some seizure types can have either a focal or generalized onset, to allow classification when the onset is unobserved, to include some missing seizure types, and to adopt more transparent names.
American Gastroenterological Association technical review on the diagnosis and treatment of gastroparesis.
This literature review and the recommendations herein were prepared for the American Gastroenterological Association Clinical Practice Committee. The paper was approved by the Committee on May 16,
High-frequency EEG activity at the start of seizures.
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It is suggested that high-frequency recordings may be of use in localizing seizure foci, and frequency components up to 150 Hz in digitally recorded EEGs of seizures in five patients with implanted subdural grids are investigated, as part of their evaluation for epilepsy surgery.
Electrical Stimulation of the Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus for the Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy
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An open‐label pilot study is embarked on to determine initial safety and tolerability of bilateral stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT), to determine a range of appropriate stimulation parameters, and to begin to gather pilot efficacy data.
Mirth, laughter and gelastic seizures.
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Three patients with gelastic seizures and laughter elicited by electrical stimulation of the cortex are presented who provide some insight into the mechanisms of laughter and its emotional concomitants, revealing a high likelihood of cingulate and basal temporal cortex contribution to laughter and mirth in humans.
Brain stimulation for epilepsy
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Neural stimulation is a promising new technology for the treatment of medically-intractable seizures and effects of stimulation contingent upon detection of or prediction of EEG patterns of epileptiform activity are likely.
Apractical clinical definition of epilepsy
Epilepsy was defined conceptually in 2005 as a disorder of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures. This definition is usually practically applied as
The impact of epilepsy from the patient’s perspective I. Descriptions and subjective perceptions
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Perceptions about and subjective experience of 1023 people with epilepsy in two community-based samples are surveyed: one from a national postal survey; the other callers to the Epilepsy Foundation, showing ongoing medical and psychosocial problems continue for those with epilepsy.
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