Soggetti anziani con epilessia: Espressività età-relata di anomalie epilettiformi intercritiche durante sonno profondo

Translated title of the contribution: Newly diagnosed epilepsy in the elderly: Age-related influence of sleep depth on interictal epileptiform abnormalities

C. Arbasino, C. A. Galimberti, G. D'Orsi, E. Marchioni, V. Rustioni, D. Marchese, A. Tartara

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Abstract

Few data are available on the diagnostic yield of sleep EEG recordings in elderly subjects with epilepsy. We assessed, and quantified by the calculation of a spike index (SI), the occurrence of interictal epileptiform abnormalities (IEAs) during ambulatory EEG monitorings (A-EEGs) recorded before treatment in 20 epilepsy outpatients whit onset at the age of ≥ 60 years. These findings were compared with those collected in patients with epilepsy onset at the age of 25-39 or 40-55 years. We found a significant increase of IEAs during deep NREM sleep (stages 3-4) in elderly subjects. Focal sleep-related IEAs in elderly patients with cryptogenetic epilepsy showed a peculiar morphologic and topographical pattern.

Translated title of the contributionNewly diagnosed epilepsy in the elderly: Age-related influence of sleep depth on interictal epileptiform abnormalities
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number125-126
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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