Demences et crises epileptiques tardives. [Dementia and late epileptic seizures]

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serval:BIB_6E098D9C050C
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Demences et crises epileptiques tardives. [Dementia and late epileptic seizures]
Journal
Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis
Author(s)
Despland  P. A.
ISSN
1013-2058 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/1997
Volume
86
Number
37
Pages
1414-7
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English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Sep 10
Abstract
Epileptiform discharges are found in dementia, specially in Alzheimer's disease. Most of these seizures are tonic-clonic. Triphasic waves can occur in Alzheimer's disease, although they are most often seen in metabolic disorders, particularly hepatic dysfunctions. While there is a good correlation between the severity of EEG abnormalities and cognitive impairment, epileptiform discharges or triphasic waves are not predictive factors for seizures. Finally, the EEG is often useful in the evaluation of dementia and it can aid in differentiating between a degenerative disorder and pseudo-dementia due to toxic-metabolic disorders. However, the EEG does have limitations and the most common abnormalities such as diffuse slowing are not specific and occur in many different types of dementia.
Keywords
Aged Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis/etiology Brain Mapping Dementia/diagnosis/*etiology Electroencephalography Epilepsy/diagnosis/*etiology Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic/diagnosis/etiology Humans
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