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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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found that the synchronization between the thalamus and temporal lobe structures tended to be particularly high in the end of seizures in patients with focal epilepsy [39].
In conclusion, CBZ, OXC, and LEV are relatively effective in managing focal epilepsy as measured by time to first seizure, 12-month remission rate, and retention rate.
Contrary to the notion that epileptic spikes are precursors to seizures, postictal increase in spike rate in human focal epilepsy was reported independently by Gotman [3] and Katz et al.
Before the educational intervention, most participants were unaware of the difference between partial or focal epilepsy and generalized epilepsy.
David, 39, a sales director at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, describes his focal epilepsy as 'mild' said the first symptom was a twitch in his finger.
2006) Left hippocampal pathology is associated with atypical language lateralization in patients with focal epilepsy.
This reduction was, however, only significant in the group afflicted with focal epilepsy.
The findings, from a retrospective study of the charts of 113 women who underwent surgery involving cortical resection between 1997 and 2008 for intractable focal epilepsy, suggest that earlier may be better when it comes to surgical intervention for young women with epilepsy who desire pregnancy, Dr.
Of the 12 with abnormalities, only three were considered potentially significant and seven showed activity typical of benign focal epilepsy of childhood.
The ketogenic diet improves recently worsened focal epilepsy.
Patients with refractory focal epilepsy, who are candidates for surgical resection of the epileptogenic focus, frequently benefit from SPECT and/or PET imaging.