An Overview of Surgery for Chronic Seizures
- Multiple subpial transection. // Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research;Jun2010, p32
The article presents information on the surgical procedure known as multiple subpial transection to control seizures.
- Chapter 13: Surgical Therapy for Epilepsy. // Epilepsy (9781932603415);2008, p155
Chapter 13 of the book "Epilepsy: Patient & Family Guide," Third Edition, by Orrin Devinsky is presented. It discusses the surgical therapy for epilepsy. Began in the late 1800s, the use of surgery for the disorder has risen reflecting an increased awareness by physicians and patients. It states...
- CORPUS CALLOSTOMY. Tatum IV, William O.; Kaplan, Peter W.; Jallon, Pierre // Epilepsy A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia;2009, p86
An encyclopedia entry for "corpus callostomy" is presented. It refers to a palliative operation performed in the section of the corpus callosum to decrease uncontrolled seizures. It relates the outcome of corpus callostomy in patients with epilepsy (PWE), including the impact on quality of life,...
- Management of seizures and epilepsy. Marks, William J.; Garcia, Paul A. // American Family Physician;4/1/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p1589
Focuses on the evaluation and treatment of patients with seizures or epilepsy, while assessing the relative risk of seizure recurrence and determining whether treatment is indicated. Information on managing patients with seizures; Insight to medical treatments for epilepsy.
- Stopping seizure medications. // Pediatrics for Parents;1994, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p1
Presents the results of a study which compared two different timetables for tapering children off their anti-seizure medications. Subjects considered in the study; Dosage administered to the short and long term groups; Absence of linkage between the rate of tapering and the risk of recurrence.
- Neurology: New medication offers hope to patients with frequent, uncontrollable seizures. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;4/21/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article focuses on a research, according to which, a new type of anti-epilepsy medication that selectively targets proteins in the brain that control excitability could reduce seizure frequency in people whose recurrent seizures have been resistant to even the latest medications.
- The greatest love of all. Seidman, Ellen R. // Redbook;May93, Vol. 181 Issue 1, p192
Profiles Jennifer Claborn of Columbus, Nebraska, who underwent a procedure called a temporal lobectomy which cured her epilepsy by removing a damaged portion of her brain. Risks of the surgery; Importance of being able to mother her children; Her recovery; Details.
- Epilepsy surgery, hypothalamic hamartomas and the quest for a cure. Rosenfeld, J.V. // Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh;Oct2002, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p653
Discusses key issues relevant to the surgery of epilepsy and the quest for a cure for hypothalamic hamartomas. Key issues of interest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on surgery.
- EPILEPSY. // Pulse;5/21/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 18, p38
The article presents questions and answers related to epilepsy in Great Britain including the most appropriate management, classification of seizures, and how does seizure type influence treatment.