Epilepsy

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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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Two patients had normal EEG pattern, and 6 patients had evolution to other epileptiform activities.
sup][3] An analysis[sup][4] of the data from two randomized controlled trials in China in 2013 revealed positive correlations between interictal epileptiform discharges, periodic epileptic discharges, NCSE patterns, and refractory status epilepticus (RSE) incidence (Evidence Class IIa).
Generalized periodic epileptiform discharge (GPED): The term "generalized" refers to any bilateral, bisynchronous, and symmetric pattern.
Prevalence of epileptiform discharges in children with sensorineural hearing loss and behavioral problems compared to their normal hearing peers.
Psychosis in epilepsy is attributed to a phenomenon known as kindling whereby repeated epileptiform discharges in the amygdala and ventral tegmental areas of the brain lead to plastic regenerative changes in the medial temporal lobes.
The goal of surgery is always maximal resection of the epileptiform focus, tempered by the need to respect and preserve functional areas, venous drainage, arterial supply and white matter connecting tracts.
The awake and asleep EEG revealed slowing of background rhythm over the left parieto-occipital area with no epileptiform discharges.
An electroencephalogram showed zeta waves and epileptiform wave discharges suggestive of epileptic foci.
The EEG revealed excessive diffuse low-voltage theta slow-wave activity, medium-voltage delta slow-wave activity in the frontal areas maximal on the left and isolated sharp transients in the left frontal area indicative of localised left frontal dysfunction with possible epileptiform features.
The epileptiform activities were observable in the hippocampus and the thalamus after the electrical stimulation (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)), and the power of LFPs was raised immediately over a wide frequency band, including theta, alpha, beta, and gamma activity (Figures 1(c)-1(f)).
EEG was interpreted as showing epileptiform activity in the left temporoparietal region.
Yapilan elektroensefalografi incelemesinde sol tarafta daha belirgin olmak uzere bilateral temporalde paroksismal epileptiform bozukluk izlendi.