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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Haut, M.D., from the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., and colleagues randomized 66 adults with medication-resistant focal epilepsy to 12 weeks of either PMR with diaphragmatic breathing or control focused-attention activity with extremity movements.
Bektas et al., "Lacosamide treatment of childhood refractory focal epilepsy: the first reported side effect in paediatric patients," Child's Nervous System, vol.
In spite of more than 15 antiepileptic drugs employing different modes of action to suppress or prevent seizures, with frequent mild-to-severe adverse effects, around ~30% of patients, particularly suffering from focal epilepsy, remain resistant to drug treatment [1].
Recent work has demonstrated the potential of network metrics derived from rs-fMRI to provide clinically meaningful markers of cognitive function in adults [5, 6], in healthy children [7], and in children with focal epilepsy [5-8].
In this paper, we propose a novel workflow for depicting seizure occurrence in refractory focal epilepsy. This network-based workflow detects the seizure occurrence and monitors the total seizure course, which is the first work aiming at monitoring alteration of network reorganizations throughout seizures as far as we know.
The means and standard deviations for RCFT Immediate Recall according to sex and lateralization of focal epilepsy are shown in Table 2.
We also report two focal epilepsy patients with insular involvement, followed in the Department of Neurology.
Antiepileptic Drugs Under Investigation for Treatment of Focal Epilepsy. Clin Neuropharmacol.
Classification of epileptic patients according to their clinical history and EEG findings indicated that 59 (71.1%) had generalized and 24 (28.9%) had focal epilepsy syndromes.
This study aimed to verify the performance obtained by children with benign focal epilepsy in childhood and children without epilepsy in neuropsychological tests of attention and executive functions.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 23, 2017-Data reveals Zebinix has no significant negative consequences on neurocognitive function in children with focal epilepsy
"Temporal lobe epilepsy is a form of focal epilepsy with seizures originating from the brain's temporal lobe.