Effects of epileptiform EEG discharges on cognitive function: Is the concept of “transient cognitive impairment” still valid?

@article{Aldenkamp2004EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of epileptiform EEG discharges on cognitive function: Is the concept of “transient cognitive impairment” still valid?},
  author={Albert P. Aldenkamp and Johan Arends},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={25-34}
}
In this article we review the existing evidence on the cognitive impact of interictal epileptiform EEG discharges. Such cognitive impairment occurs exclusively in direct relation to episodes of epileptiform EEG discharges and must be distinguished from (post) ictal seizure effects and from the nonperiodic long-term "stable" interictal effects caused by the clinical syndrome or the underlying etiology. Especially in patients with short nonconvulsive seizures, characterized often by difficult-to… CONTINUE READING

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