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 837036
  • - Review Article

Language Mapping in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in Children: Special Considerations

Sandrine de Ribaupierre | An Wang | Susan Hayman-Abello
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 925238
  • - Review Article

Neuropsychology in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Influences from Cognitive Neuroscience and Functional Neuroimaging

Mary Pat McAndrews | Melanie Cohn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 823683
  • - Clinical Study

Extrahippocampal Desynchronization in Nonlesional Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Jesús Pastor | Eduardo G. Navarrete | ... | Guillermo J. Ortega
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 630853
  • - Review Article

A Review of the Epidemiology of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Jose F. Téllez-Zenteno | Lizbeth Hernández-Ronquillo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 163731
  • - Review Article

Epilepsy, Mental Health Disorder, or Both?

Vadim Beletsky | Seyed M. Mirsattari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 809843
  • - Review Article

Depression in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Review of Prevalence, Clinical Features, and Management Considerations

C. S. Garcia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 641323
  • - Clinical Study

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in the Elderly

L. E. Morillo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 370351
  • - Research Article

Postoperative Neuropsychological Outcome in Patients with Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in Argentina

Silvia Oddo | Patricia Solis | ... | Silvia Kochen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 849540
  • - Review Article

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in Children

Katherine C. Nickels | Lily C. Wong-Kisiel | ... | Elaine C. Wirrell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 382095
  • - Review Article

Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy

David Spencer | Kim Burchiel

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