focal epilepsy


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fo·cal ep·i·lep·sy

epilepsy of various etiologies characterized by focal seizures or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally.

focal epilepsy

n.
An epileptic condition in which disturbance in a localized area of cerebral function causes focal seizures.

focal epilepsy

Neurology A seizure disorder arising from a specific population of neurons, often in a background of a tumor or scar from recent injury; FE may be triggered through a kindling reaction. See Seizures.

fo·cal ep·i·lep·sy

(fō'kăl ep'i-lep'sē)
Epilepsy of various etiologies characterized by localized seizures or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Ictal symptoms are often related to the brain region where the seizure begins focally.
Synonym(s): localization-related epilepsy (2) .
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Gotman, "High frequency oscillations and seizure frequency in patients with focal epilepsy," Epilepsy Research, vol.
We specifically assessed the impact of these measures on output metrics of the global brain architecture in terms of their capacity to support the prediction of global intelligence in children with focal epilepsy. We report that measuring brain network edges using mutual information significantly outperformed the use of the Pearson correlation in this setting.
Teixeira, "Slow modulations of high-frequency activity (40-140 Hz) discriminate preictal changes in human focal epilepsy," Scientific Reports, vol.
Cardiac arrhythmias in focal epilepsy: a prospective long-term study.
Andermann, "Epileptogenesis due to peripheral injury as a cause of focal epilepsy," Epilepsia, vol.
In conclusion, CBZ, OXC, and LEV are relatively effective in managing focal epilepsy as measured by time to first seizure, 12-month remission rate, and retention rate.
The cost-effective use of 18FFDG PET in the presurgical evaluation of medically refractory focal epilepsy. JNuclMed, 49, 931-7.
Our finding of a delay in M1 latency in intractable epilepsy patients compared to healthy controls is in line with previous studies of auditory information processing [32, 33], demonstrating that the delayed analogue of the magnetic M1 response in EEG (N100 response) was associated with the spikes in the primary auditory cortex in patients with focal epilepsy. Moreover, another EEG study, investigating auditory processing in the Landau-Kleffner syndrome, showed that the left hemisphere paroxysmal activity was associated with longer latency and lower auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) amplitudes than right hemisphere, and both right and left temporal AEPs had longer latency and lower amplitude than healthy controls [34].
To donate justgiving.David-or text followed '5' or '70070 "There are many easier ways to repay that support, but when I first mentioned hiking Kilimanjaro everyone said I'd never do it, which made me all the more determined, so I signed up!" David, 39, a sales director at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, describes his focal epilepsy as 'mild' said the first symptom was a twitch in his finger.
(2006) Left hippocampal pathology is associated with atypical language lateralization in patients with focal epilepsy. Journal of Neurology.
This reduction was, however, only significant in the group afflicted with focal epilepsy. Activity time and small sample size were among the limitations of this study.