focal epilepsy


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Noun1.focal epilepsy - epilepsy in which the attacks begins with an isolated disturbance of cerebral function (as a twitching of a limb or an illusory sensation or a mental disturbance)
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
Jacksonian epilepsy - focal epilepsy in which the attack usually moves from distal to proximal limb muscles on the same side of the body
sensory epilepsy - focal epilepsy initiated by somatosensory phenomena
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Biscayne is initially developing BIS-001 for the treatment of adults with refractory focal epilepsy and children with Dravet syndrome, a devastating disorder characterized by frequent intractable seizures and cognitive impairment.
All patients with focal epilepsy are treated with more or less the same type of antiepileptic drugs.
31-33) Of particular interest, the ability to trigger the fMRI acquisition based on real-time EEG monitoring may provide a more detailed understanding not only of the areas involved in certain physiologic events, eg, focal epilepsy or cognitive processing, but also of the sequencing of the activation of the involved regions.
Contrary to the notion that epileptic spikes are precursors to seizures, postictal increase in spike rate in human focal epilepsy was reported independently by Gotman [3] and Katz et al.
Before the educational intervention, most participants were unaware of the difference between partial or focal epilepsy and generalized epilepsy.
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.
This reduction was, however, only significant in the group afflicted with focal epilepsy.
The findings, from a retrospective study of the charts of 113 women who underwent surgery involving cortical resection between 1997 and 2008 for intractable focal epilepsy, suggest that earlier may be better when it comes to surgical intervention for young women with epilepsy who desire pregnancy, Dr.
Rasmussen's Syndrome is a difficult to control focal epilepsy associated with inflammation, progressive cognitive decline and atrophy of one hemisphere of the brain.