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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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Ademas de su uso contra la epilepsia, esos medicamentos tambien se utilizan para tratar el dolor nervioso y los trastornos de ansiedad, ademas de los sintomas de la enfermedad de Parkinson.
Se plantea por tanto epilepsia refractaria como diagnostico nosologico ademas del cuadro isquemico que ya presentaba la paciente.
In our group, there were 4 cases (0.4%) with postoperative epilepsia. Two presented contralateral limbs twitching for few hours postoperatively without loss of consciousness.
Hombre de 35 anos, con antecedentes de obesidad grado III y epilepsia generalizada primaria desde los 13 anos sin tratamiento, quien presenta perdida subita del estado de conciencia y movimientos tonicoclonicos de las cuatro extremidades de 20 minutos de duracion.
Chatillon et al., "High-frequency oscillations, extent of surgical resection, and surgical outcome in drug-resistant focal epilepsy," Epilepsia, vol.
Trinka, "Nonconvulsive status epilepticus and coma," Epilepsia, vol.
Em relacao a aplicacao do EEG, e utilizado para auxiliar no diagnostico, acompanhamento e prognostico de pacientes com epilepsia (3).
Epilepsia e atividade fisica: conceitos desde a perspectiva das ciencias basicas
The three companion articles are published today in Epilepsia.
Pero, para comprender con mayor profundidad la cosmogonia de la trepanacion y de la enfermedad mental de las sociedades prehispanicas, se han desarrollado estudios que indican la concepcion de los Incas sobre los sintomas de la epilepsia. Las traducciones del quechua al espanol han mostrado que la semiologia de la epilepsia comprendida en nuestra era, tiene cierta similitud con la compresion de los incas acerca de la enfermedad: " sonko-nanay" (mal del corazonepilepsia), "tutayachicuy" (oscurecimiento, anochece la conciencia), "patatay" (temblor), "nahuinampin" (oscurecimiento de la vista), "chapchicuy" (convulsion) y "upayacurim" (atontamiento) (Cruz-Campos, 1998).
A study published in the journal Epilepsia suggests people with epilepsy using perampanel (Fycompa) should be counselled and monitored against the risk of falls, as reported by Epilepsy Research UK on Thursday.
In Mexico, the prevalence rate reported by the Programa Prioritario de Epilepsia [Epilepsy Priority Programme] centers is 11-15/1000 inhabitants [3].