‘Functional Connectivity’ Is a Sensitive Predictor of Epilepsy Diagnosis after the First Seizure

@inproceedings{Douw2010FunctionalCI,
  title={‘Functional Connectivity’ Is a Sensitive Predictor of Epilepsy Diagnosis after the First Seizure},
  author={Linda Douw and Marjolein W de Groot and Edwin van Dellen and Jan J. Heimans and Hanneke E. Ronner and Cornelis J. Stam and Jaap C. Reijneveld},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Although epilepsy affects almost 1% of the world population, diagnosis of this debilitating disease is still difficult. The EEG is an important tool for epilepsy diagnosis and classification, but the sensitivity of interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) on the first EEG is only 30-50%. Here we investigate whether using 'functional connectivity' can improve the diagnostic sensitivity of the first interictal EEG in the diagnosis of epilepsy. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Patients… CONTINUE READING