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On the confirmation of an effect of magnetic fields on the interictal firing rate of epileptic patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12725891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of magnetic fields on interictal firing rates was investigated in three epileptic patients with depth electrode implantation in the hippocampus for pre-surgical evaluation. The protocol consisted of 10 min test periods, during which magnetic fields were cycled for 1 min on and 1 min off, and intervening 5 min rest periods. Only one patient revealed a 95% significant increase in the 10 s after the fields were switched on compared with the background estimate from the 10s before the fields were applied. This patient was also the only patient to show significant increases in firing rates during field-on compared with field-off periods, and during magnetic field test periods compared with intervening rest periods. This patient had a right hippocampal seizure onset. All patients showed increased firing rates during the 10 min periods of magnetic field testing compared to the 5 min rest periods between tests. This result was significant for the group at the 99% level. Two patients with right temporal lobe onset showed greater activity in the right hippocampus than the left. All patients exhibited a progressive increase in firing rates in rest periods between tests.
M Fuller; C L Wilson; A L Velasco; J R Dunn; J Zoeger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain research bulletin     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0361-9230     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Res. Bull.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-02     Completed Date:  2003-06-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605818     Medline TA:  Brain Res Bull     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
HIGP-SOEST, University of Hawaii, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrodes, Implanted
Electroencephalography / methods
Electromagnetic Fields*
Electromagnetic Phenomena
Epilepsy / physiopathology*
Evoked Potentials / physiology
Hippocampus / anatomy & histology,  physiopathology
Time Factors

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