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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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Vagal nerve stimulation for refractory epilepsy in children: indications and experience at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Heterotopias are a rare subgroup of cortical malformations characterized by abnormal neuronal migration, usually presenting as refractory epilepsy.
Topiramate is a frequently prescribed AED in patients with refractory epilepsy.
11) described 32 patients with clinical, serological, and imaging findings who had refractory epilepsy of presumed autoimmune basis.
Resection of insula is an optimal approach for periinsular and insular refractory epilepsy, but the anatomical landmarks must be taken in concerna and potential vascular complications also must be considered.
Treating Alzheimer's disease may improve life for patients for the last few (non-productive) years of their life but intervening in paediatric refractory epilepsy has the potential of making a difference for 60-70 years of life.
First they are examined to see if they respond to oral medicine and this is known as the refractory epilepsy stage, followed by a second stage where MRI is used as well as Ictal spect or EEG -video monitoring of the patient's brain, said Dr.
According to researchers, the diet was identified in 1971 as a treatment for refractory epilepsy.
Totally, we identified 106 refractory epilepsy patients who undergone VNS operations at Beijing Tiantan Hospital and Beijing Fengtai Hospital between November 2008 and April 2014.
A randomized trial of polyunsaturated fatty acids for refractory epilepsy.
In Europe, Canada and Australia, DBS therapy is approved for the treatment of refractory epilepsy.
Resources are best used when new seizure patients are triaged to routine screening brain imaging protocols, while refractory epilepsy cases should undergo more detailed, high-resolution protocols.