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.
January 20, 2021
Cross-National Disparities Contribute to Heterogeneity in Patient Outcomes Following Invasive Monitoring
Although patient-specific variables were the primary determinant of seizure outcomes, cross-national disparities also contribute to heterogeneities in outcomes for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.
January 15, 2021
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Epilepsy Treatment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region
Lack of health professionals and non-adherence to conventional epilepsy treatment are strongly associated with the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.