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Can Cortical Silent Period and Motor Threshold Be Practical Parameters in the Comparison of Patients with Generalized Epilepsy and Patients with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures?.
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PMID:  23128038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background/Aim: This study aimed to compare the cortical excitability of patients with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) and that of patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNESs). Methods: Patients were classified into groups according to their electroencephalogram (EEG) findings and seizure types: group 1 = GTCS with an abnormal EEG, group 2 = GTCS with a normal EEG and group 3 = PNES with a normal EEG. The control group included healthy volunteers with normal EEGs. Cortical silent period (CSP) and motor threshold (MT) were measured for all groups and the results were compared. Results: CSPs were significantly prolonged in groups 1 and 2 when compared with group 3 and the control group. No differences were found between the MT measurements of all groups. Conclusion: The prolongation of CSP may demonstrate the differences between the pathophysiological mechanisms of GTCS and those of PNES.
Authors:
Ilker H Ipekdal; Omer Karadaş; Umit H Ulaş; Okay Vural
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  European neurology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1421-9913     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150760     Medline TA:  Eur Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  41-47     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus.
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