Epilepsy Research and Treatment

Update on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy


Publishing date
01 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2011

Guest Editors

1The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5A5


Update on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Description

Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common form of focal epilepsy that may secondarily generalize. About one-third of patients with TLE may become resistant to medical therapy and require surgical treatment. Epilepsy surgery has been shown to be effective in the treatment of medically intractable TLE. The key to treatment of medically intractable TLE is early identification of patients with medically intractable TLE.

We invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review articles that seek to define and characterize TLE and its treatment. These articles explore aspects of epidemiology, EEG, MRI, pathology, psychology, neuropsychology, and medical or surgical treatment of TLE. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of TLE
  • Clinical features of TLE
  • Anatomy of the temporal lobe
  • Pathological findings in TLE
  • Pathogenesis of TLE
  • EEG findings in mesial TLE (mTLE)
  • EEG findings in neocortical TLE (nTLE)
  • Anatomical MRI findings in TLE
  • Role of voxel-based morphometry MRI in TLE
  • Role of functional MRI (fMRI) in mapping language functions in TLE
  • Role of fMRI in mapping memory functions in TLE
  • Role of simultaneous EEG-fMRI in TLE
  • Role of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in TLE
  • Role of positron-emission tomography (PET) scan in TLE
  • Role of MR spectroscopy (MRS) in TLE
  • Role of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in TLE
  • Role of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) MRI in TLE
  • Role of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in TLE
  • Psychiatric issues in patients with TLE
  • Medical management of TLE
  • Surgical management of TLE
  • Management of TLE in the elderly
  • Management of TLE in children

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ert/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 209701
  • - Review Article

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy after Refractory Status Epilepticus: An Illustrative Case and Review of the Literature

J. Gordon Boyd | Derek B. Debicki | G. Bryan Young
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 176157
  • - Review Article

Anatomy of the Temporal Lobe

J. A. Kiernan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 195073
  • - Review Article

Natural History of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Antecedents and Progression

Garima Shukla | Asuri N. Prasad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 374848
  • - Review Article

Surgical Techniques for the Treatment of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Faisal Al-Otaibi | Saleh S. Baeesa | ... | David Steven
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 385626
  • - Review Article

Spontaneous EEG-Functional MRI in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Implications for the Neural Correlates of Consciousness

Zheng Wang | Loretta Norton | ... | Seyed M. Mirsattari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 751510
  • - Review Article

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Semiology

Robert D. G. Blair
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 706917
  • - Review Article

Determining Surgical Candidacy in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Alireza Mansouri | Aria Fallah | Taufik A. Valiante
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 863702
  • - Review Article

Genetics of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Review

Annick Salzmann | Alain Malafosse
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 216510
  • - Review Article

The “Natural” History of Medically Treated Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: What Can an Evidence-Based Approach Tell Us?

Colin Bruce Josephson | Bernhard Pohlmann-Eden
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 547382
  • - Research Article

Establishment of a Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Pakistan: Initial Experiences, Results, and Reflections

M. Zubair Tahir | Zain A. Sobani | ... | Syed Ather Enam

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