Sandra El Sabbagh

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PURPOSE Paediatric neurological chronic conditions are often associated with physical, cognitive, psychological and behavioural difficulties that may affect quality of life (QOL) of children and their families. In this study, we compare parental report of difficulties and rehabilitation in children with various epileptic syndromes or treated for a benign or(More)
Children with epilepsy are known to be prone to educational underachievement as a result of learning and behavioral problems. This cross-sectional study evaluated the effects of the characteristics of epilepsy and behavioral problems on school placement. One hundred eighty-five children aged between 3 and 16 years with nonoccasional epileptic seizures were(More)
Activating mutations in glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), de novo or dominantly inherited, are responsible for the hyperinsulinism/hyperammonemia (HI/HA) syndrome. Epilepsy has been frequently reported in association with mutations in GDH, but the epilepsy phenotype has not been clearly determined. Here, we describe a family with a dominantly inherited(More)
A puzzling EEG pattern combining frontal slow bi-tri spikes followed or not by slow waves when awake and activated by sleep with 5-10s discharges of 8-9Hz spikes in a minority of adolescents with Dravet syndrome (DS) was recorded in the context of stable seizure and cognitive status, and unchanged antiepileptic medication. Tonic seizures were frequently(More)
Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) is currently the most widely adopted clinical test for patients with unexplained intellectual disability (ID), developmental delay (DD), and congenital anomalies. Its use has revealed the capacity to detect copy number variants (CNVs), as well as regions of homozygosity, that, based on their distribution on chromosomes,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and characteristics of secondary enuresis in children initiated on valproate treatment. METHOD This was a prospective study conducted in children aged 5 to 12 years with suspected newly diagnosed epilepsy and maintained on valproate for at least 1 month. Adverse events spontaneously reported by(More)
In cognitively impaired or young children with epilepsy, only proxy-report can be used for the assessment of Quality of Life (QOL) and behavior. The present study aims to propose proxy QOL tools applicable in all children with epilepsy and to examine the impact of epilepsy characteristics (e.g., age of onset of epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome) and child's age(More)
Various methods have recently been proposed to assess the physical, psychological or social dimensions of quality of life (QoL) in children with epilepsy (CwE) and their families. Some methods are based exclusively on parental report and others emphasize the importance of an interview with the patient himself. In children with epilepsy and severe cognitive(More)
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