Two recent articles in Epilepsia have raised concerns about adverse cognitive effects associated with intracranial electrode implantation. However, both studies have important limitations, and their results contrast with studies that report no adverse cognitive effects of intracranial electrodes for diagnosis or neurostimulation in epilepsy. Furthermore, no data are provided on the relative safety of depth electrodes implanted along the longitudinal axis of the hippocampus vs other electrode locations or types of electrodes. Instituting changes in the use of depth electrodes based solely on these 2 studies is not clinically indicated. Further research is needed.
September 19, 2019
Increased Epilepsy Frequency in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Multiethnic Background: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study
Patients with T1D from a multiethnic population underwent GADA measurement to investigate possible association between T1D and epilepsy of unknown etiology.
September 18, 2019
High-Resolution Mapping Shows Differences in Epilepsy Prevalence Depending Upon Socioeconomic Status in an Urban Area in Sweden
This team’s objective was to compare epilepsy prevalence and emergency medical service (EMS) assignments for seizures in areas of different socioeconomic standings in the urban area of Gothenburg.