Sanjiv K Sahoo

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Two hundred sixteen consecutive patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) admitted to the epilepsy monitoring unit at our institution over a 4.5-year period were retrospectively identified. PNES were classified into four semiological subcategories: major motor (n=123), minor motor (n=38), akinetic (n=32), and subjective/experiential(More)
A 43-year-old woman with complex partial seizures secondary to 3 radiographically stable cavernous hemangiomas in both frontal and the left parietal lobes had been followed up for 3 years at the Georgetown University Hospital Epilepsy Center. Seizures had begun at the age of 21 years. They consisted of blank staring and unresponsiveness lasting several(More)
We discuss the impact of epilepsy on the lives of athletes involved in contact sports. Recommendations for epilepsy patients with regard to contact sports have changed over the years from avoidance to encouragement. It is conceivable that exercise could exacerbate seizures either directly, through hyperventilation, or indirectly by alteration of(More)
PURPOSE We assess the effect of acute hypercortisolemia induced by ACTH stimulation on seizures and EEG interictal spike activity in patients with localization-related epilepsy (LRE) and stress-related seizures. METHODS Seven patients (3 males, 4 females) with LRE and stress-related seizures were studied. All patients underwent ACTH stimulation with(More)
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