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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Epilepsy: Drug Resistent Focal Epilepsy & Surgical Resection treatments, two Epilepsia Reports

Brain and Spine, 2014 Research Reports:
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Fig from-Link: Human Epilepsy Patterns, focal epilepsy,
The following two new research reports published in Epilepsia journal [quoted Epilepsy current]might be of interest to those Epilepsy doctors and professionals, ofcourse to Neurophysiologists and long term intraoperative monitoring field.

Quoted: Current Literature In Clinical Science
Are HFOs Still UFOs? The Known and Unknown About High Frequency Oscillations in Epilepsy Surgery

High-Frequency Oscillations, Extent of Surgical Resection, and Surgical Outcome in Drug-Resistant Focal Epilepsy.
Haegelen C, Perucca P, Chatillon CE, Andrade-Valenca L, Zelmann R, Jacobs J, Collins DL, Dubeau F, Olivier A, Gotman J.
Epilepsia 2013;54:848–857.
PURPOSE: Removal of areas generating high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) recorded from the intracerebral electroencephalography
(iEEG) of patients with medically intractable epilepsy has been found to be correlated with improved surgical outcome. However, whether differences exist according to the type of epilepsy is largely unknown. We performed a comparative assessment of the impact of removing HFO-generating tissue on surgical outcome between temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and extratemporal lobe epilepsy (ETLE). We also assessed the relationship between the extent of surgical resectionand surgical outcome.
Read the full abstract at: http://www.aesnet.org/files/dmfile/epcu_13.6_273_ClinicalCommentary_Jobst.pdf#!
And the Full article at Epilesia journal.

Ripple Classification Helps to Localize the Seizure-Onset Zone in Neocortical Epilepsy.
Wang S, Wang IZ, Bulacio JC, Mosher JC, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Alexopoulos AV, Najm IM, So NK.
 Epilepsia 2013;54:370–376.
PURPOSE: Fast ripples are reported to be highly localizing to the epileptogenic or seizure-onset zone (SOZ) but may not be readily found in neocortical epilepsy, whereas ripples are insufficiently localizing. Herein we classified interictal neocortical ripples by associated characteristics to identify a subtype that may help to localize the SOZ in neocortical epilepsy. We hypothesize that ripples associated with an interictal epileptiform discharge (IED) are more pathologic,since the IED is not a normal physiologic event.
For full abstract and article, refer as the previous.