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Valproic acid is commonly and effectively used in the treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsies, including juvenile absence epilepsy. Although several adverse effects are associated with this drug, it has only rarely been known to exacerbate seizures. Similar to antiarrhythmic drugs aggravating particular arrhythmias, antiepileptic drugs can(More)
To determine the localizing value of electroencephalography (EEG) for seizures during sleep versus seizures during wakefulness, we compared scalp EEG for 58 seizures that occurred during sleep with 76 seizures during wake in 28 consecutive patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Regression analysis showed that seizures during sleep are 2.5 times more likely(More)
We used regression analysis to compare the semiologic features of temporal lobe seizures that occur during sleep (TLS-S) and wake (TLS-W) in the same patient. Most semiologic features correctly lateralized seizure activity during either sleep or wake. No significant differences were found between TLS-S and TLS-W in the 18 semiologic features analyzed. The(More)
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