A reduction of sleep spindles heralds seizures in focal epilepsy.

  title={A reduction of sleep spindles heralds seizures in focal epilepsy.},
  author={Fadime Irsel Tezer and Jan R{\'e}mi and Nurhan Erbil and Soheyl Noachtar and Serap Saygi},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  volume={125 11},
OBJECTIVES Sleep has profound effects on epilepsy. It may alter the occurrence of interictal discharges (IEDs) and seizures. Vice versa, an active epilepsy changes sleep. Sleep spindles are typically associated with an increase of IEDs. We examined whether seizures change the number and power of spindles preceding nightly seizures. METHODS We retrospectively examined the nightly EEG recordings of presurgical epilepsy patients from our EEG-video-monitoring unit. We evaluated the 200s before… CONTINUE READING
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