William J Nowack

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To understand further relationships of the interictal electroencephalogram to the aura in complex partial seizures (CPS), we studied the interictal EEG and aura in 144 patients with CPS. The ages of the patients studied ranged from 31 to 80 years (average 52.44 years). The duration of seizures ranged from 1 to 60 years (average 15.69 years). Seventy(More)
Treiman has described five electroclinical stages through which the EEG progresses during generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE). The EEG can show similar patterns in patients with complex partial status epilepticus (CPSE), but there is no agreement as to whether the different patterns seen in the human EEG result from a similar orderly(More)
Nonepileptic events misdiagnosed as manifestations of epilepsy are a significant problem. Five representative cases suggest that a diagnosis of epilepsy should be based on a careful history and analysis of the clinical event. The clinician should make a diagnosis of epilepsy only when there is definite positive support and not on the basis of poorly(More)
Propofol is a relatively new anesthetic agent used in outpatient surgery. Some investigators use it in the treatment of status epilepticus and in epilepsy surgery and have concluded that propofol has an anticonvulsant effect. Cases of seizure-like behaviors, myoclonus and opisthotonus following propofol anesthesia have been reported. Although rare, official(More)
Determining the cause of seizures is a significant medical problem, as misdiagnosis can result in increased morbidity and even mortality of patients. The reported research evaluates the efficacy of using an artificial neural network (ANN) for determining epileptic seizure occurrences for patients with lateralized bursts of theta (LBT) EEGs. Training and(More)
After biosynthesis of norepinephrine was inhibited, treatment of rats for 10 days with rubidium chloride (0.6 milliequivalent per kilogram of body weight) caused an increase in the rate of disappearance of norepinephrine in the brainstem but not in the telencephalon. Also the utilization of intracisternally injected tritiated norepinephrine was increased(More)
The anterior temporal cerebral region is not well covered, electroencephalographically, by the usual EEG electrodes. Numerous attempts have been made to add anterior temporal electrodes. There has been discussion regarding the amount of additional information actually attributable to those electrodes. We systematically evaluated the abnormalities revealed(More)
Sodium valproate and ethosuximide are anticonvulsants employed in the treatment of petit mal epilepsy; both drugs are considered to be thalamically active. Valproate and ethosuximide both decreased the average evoked response following the second of two stimuli delivered to the ventrolateral thalamus at stimulus frequencies in the region of 3 Hz.(More)