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Epilepsy

A Clinical, Electroencephalographic, and Statistical Study of 466 Patients

  • Takayuki Tsuboi
  • Walter Christian

Part of the Schriftenreihe Neurologie / Neurology Series book series (NEUROSER, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Takayuki Tsuboi, Walter Christian
    Pages 1-1
  3. Takayuki Tsuboi, Walter Christian
    Pages 2-158
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 159-174

About this book

Introduction

Although a number of studies have addressed epilepsy from a va­ riety of qualitative and quantitative factors, relatively little systematic or multidisciplinary work has been reported to date. The general purpose of the present study was to analyze specific kinds of data from a large series of epileptic patients to focus the significance of the findings, particularly in relation to previously published results. Correlations among the following parameters are presented: age, sex, age at onset of seizure, type of seizure, paroxysmal electroencephalogram (EEG) abnormalities, basic EEG rhythm, family predisposition to epilepsy, and the presence of exogenous factors. The basic material of the present study consists of records of approximately 7400 patients treated at the outpatient clinic of the Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, in whom the clinical diagnosis suggested some type of epilepsy. Initially, the first consecutive 500 patients in an alphabetically arranged file were chosen for inclusion within the study if their clinical diagnosis was supplemented by at least one EEG examination. The final study group consisted of 466 patients, since 34 patients had to be excluded because of the lack of sufficient clinical information concerning them.

Keywords

clinic diagnosis electroencephalography (EEG) epilepsy neurology urology

Authors and affiliations

  • Takayuki Tsuboi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Walter Christian
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Anthropology and Human GeneticsUniversity of HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for NeurosciencesFuchu-City, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyUniversity of HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-66374-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66376-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66374-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-715X
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