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Journal of Epileptology

Foundation of Epileptology

Subject: Medicine

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The potential mechanisms of effect of valproic acid on lipid profiles: an updated review
Ketogenic diet in epilepsy: an updated review
The interrelationship between clinical and immunity variables in epilepsy

VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 2 (December 2014) - List of articles

Encephalopathy with Electrical Status Epilepticus in Slow Wave Sleep – a review with an emphasis on regional (perisylvian) aspects

Peter Halász/ Márta Hegyi/ Zsuzsa Siegler/ András Fogarasi

Aim. The aim of this article is to review criticaly the Electrical Status Epilepticus in Slow Sleep (ESES) phenomenon from a neurophysiological mechanisms aspect as well as terminological and classification issues. Methods. The review includes all the relevant papers published during the last 43 years on the subject of ESES and Continous Spike – Wave in Sleep (CSWS).These papers were identified in various large databases via the internet. Rewiev and remarks. ESES/CSWS phenomena can be held as a (..)

DOI: 10.1515/joepi-2015-0015

Published Online: 09-December-2014

Cognitive impairment predicts social disability in persons with epilepsy

Krzysztof A. Bujarski/ Gabriella Wozniak/ Erik J. Kobylarz

Introduction. Cognitive dysfunction is one of the main comorbidities of epilepsy which co-exists with seizures and contributes to the adverse impact of the disease on employment, education and interpersonal relationships. A fundamental question regarding cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy goes as follows: in comparison to seizures, what role does cognitive dysfunction play in causing social disability? The purpose of this review was to evaluate our understanding of the role cognitive impairment p(..)

DOI: 10.1515/joepi-2015-0016

Published Online: 29-August-2014

Recent advances in pathophysiology studies and treatment of epilepsy in neurocutaneous disorders

Krzysztof Sadowski/ Sergiusz Jóźwiak

Introduction. Epilepsy that is associated with neurocutaneous disorders seriously deteriorates quality of life and cognitive outcome of affected children. Recent advances in epilepsy pathophysiology raise hopes for better treatment results in this difficult group of patients. Aim. The aim of this review is to present recent treatment recommendations as well as current research progress in the most frequent neurocutaneous disorders. Material and methods. We analyzed PubMed database to select the (..)

DOI: 10.1515/joepi-2015-0017

Published Online: 13-October-2014

Failure of a first regimen of monotherapy to control the newly diagnosed epilepsies. What to do next?

José Pimentel

Background. Monotherapy is the choice regimen to treat newly diagnosed epilepsies. However, if it fails, several strategies may be followed. Aim. To discuss the treatment options when an initial monotherapy regimen fails. Methods. We reviewed the relevant literature on the topic by using PubMed. Review and Discussion. Approximately 64% of people with epilepsy (PWE) de novo are free of seizures with the first appropriate antiepileptic drug (AED) in monotherapy. The type (first versus second gener(..)

DOI: 10.1515/joepi-2015-0018

Published Online: 18-December-2014

Ictal Forced Repetitive Swearing in Frontal Lobe Epilepsy: Case report and review of the literature

Marjan Dolatshahi/ Alexei Yankovsky

Introduction. Dominant presentation of ictal forced repetitive swearing has been rarely addressed and could be misdiagnosed. Case report. We report a 45-year-old man with a long history of right frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) who developed forced repetitive swearing during hypermotor seizures. His seizures were refractory to different antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Scalp video-EEG telemetry suggested a right frontal epileptic focus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suggested focal cortical dysplasia ((..)

DOI: 10.1515/joepi-2015-0019

Published Online: 14-November-2014

20th Annual Meeting of the German-Austrian-swiss epilepsy Working Group

Hermann Stefan

The stated purpose of the meeting was to summarize „current, new and proven approaches in diagnostics and epilepsy therapy”, to define optimal clinical practice and scientific research areas, highlight advances in clinical and basic science and to identify future approaches or directions in epilepsy treatment.

DOI: 10.1515/joepi-2015-0020

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