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Epilepsy Journal

ISSN: 2472-0895

Open Access

Current Issue

Volume 6, Issue 5 (2020)

    Editor Note Pages: 1 - 1

    Editor Note on Epilepsy Journal Regular issue

    Mohamad Sawan

    Epilepsy Journal (ELJ), a broad-based journal was founded on two key tenets: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of Brain Epilepsy. Secondly, to provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes.

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    Editor Note for Regular issue release of Epilepsy Journal

    Lan Xiong

    Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Epilepsy Journal (ISSN: 2472-0895) is growing continuously. It is our pleasure to announce that during year 2020, all issues of volume 6 were published online on time and the print issues were also brought out and dispatched within 30 days of publishing the issue online.

    Short Communication Pages: 1 - 2

    Epilepsy syndromes

    Joy Benicio

    People with epilepsy could also be classified into different syndromes supported specific clinical features. These features include the age at which seizures begin, the seizure types, and EEG findings, among others. Identifying an epilepsy syndrome is beneficial because it helps determine the underlying causes also as deciding what anti-seizure medication should be tried. Epilepsy syndromes are more commonly diagnosed in infants and youngsters. Some samples of epilepsy syndromes include benign rolandic epilepsy (2.8 per 100,000), childhood absence epilepsy (0.8 per 100,000) and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (0.7 per 100,000).[3] Severe syndromes with diffuse brain dysfunction caused, a minimum of partly, by some aspect of epilepsy, also are mentioned as epileptic encephalopathies. These are related to frequent seizures that are immune to treatment and severe cognitive dysfunction, as an example Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and West syndrome.

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    Photosensitive epilepsy

    Grey Zyaire

    Photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) may be a sort of epilepsy during which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, like flashing lights; bold, regular patterns; or regular moving patterns.

     PSE affects approximately one in 4,000 people (5% of these with epilepsy).

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    Rolandic epilepsy

    Sylvie joelle

    Benign Rolandic epilepsy or benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS) is that the most typical epilepsy

    Syndrome in childhood. Most kids will outgrow the syndrome (it starts around the age of 3–13 with a peak around 8–9 years and stops around age 14–18), hence the label benign. The seizures, sometimes mentioned as sylvian seizures, start around the fissure of Rolando of the brain (also called the centrotemporal area, located around the Rolandic fissure, after Luigi Rolando)

    Volume 7, Issue 2 (2021)

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      Epilepsy: The Color Purple

      Shiva Bhardwaj*

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      Epilepsy: Genetics

      Jing Xiang*

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      Epilepsy Biomarker: Editorial Note

      Shiva Bhardwaj*

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      Original Research Article Pages: 1 - 12

      Factors Contributing to the Persistence of Epilepsy: A consideration of hotspot area at Mahenge, in Morogoro Region, Tanzania

      Peter M Chilipweli, Moses M Munuo` and Revocatus Mang�??ara

      Background: Mahenge district is the leading area on the prevalence of epilepsy in which the rate keeps on increasing where rate is estimated to reach at 6.4 in three consecutive years (from 2014-2016), furthermore the government via ministry of health is requested by District Officer to find other solutions on the prevention and treatment of the epilepsy hence there is a need on assessing the causes of persistence of epilepsy in Mahenge.

      Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to a sample of 200 Participants. Data were collected by the use of Questionnaires that carried much of open questions. Data were collected and analyzed descriptively and cross tabulation as well as chi-square were used for association. 

      Results: A total of 187 study respondents participated in the study. The results obtained showed that lack of knowledge on epilepsy, poverty and traditional perceptions on epilepsy play significant role in persistence of epilepsy at Mahenge, due to the absence of sufficient provision of health education in relation to poverty living line among the community and local belief that epilepsy is a tradition evil spirit disease contributes greatly to the persistence of epilepsy. The association between religious perceptions with challenges facing the community with epileptic disorder on searching for epileptic treatments; the obtained T-value (0.594). Also it was observed that affected people with epilepsy face various on seeking for treatments due few numbers of healthy facilities, and those facilities present are very distant from many of community members as well as expertise which force them to involve in seeking the traditional medicines which do not produce desirable outcomes.

      Conclusion: The perceptions of the community on epilepsy and lack of knowledge on selection of suitable treatment interventions have contributed greatly to the persistence of epilepsy. As the results, the affected community members are facing social discrimination such as dropout from schools, giving no opportunity in social participation especially in decision making and also unemployment problem.

      Case Report Pages: 1 - 4

      Cognitive Impairments In Patients With Treatment Resistant Epilepsy And Complex Rehabilitation

      Volodymyr Korostiy, Iryna Blazhina

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