Publications by authors named "Sayed Sohrab Hashemi Fesharaki"

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Comparison of non-invasive imaging modalities in presurgical evaluation of temporal lobe epilepsy patients: a multicenter study.

Acta Neurol Belg 2020 Nov 23. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Intractable drug-resistant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) negative epilepsy in one of the complicated issues in neurology. Epilepsy surgery is beneficial treatment of intractable seizures, but precise localization of epileptogenic zone is a major concern. Thirty-four MRI negative drug-resistant epilepsy patients underwent video electroencephalography (EEG), positron emission tomography (PET) scan, and voxel-based morphometry (VBM) MRI from 2014 to 2019. Then, the findings of PET scan and VBM were compared with semiology and long-term electrophysiology. Cohen's kappa-coefficient (k) test was utilized to measure the agreement between our modalities. Among 34 patients with age ranging from 8 to 49 (mean: 29.00 ± standard deviation: 10.35), 19 were male (55.9%) and 15 were female (44.1%). Twenty-one patients (61.76%) had right temporal, 12 patients (35.3%) had left and one patient had bilateral temporal ictal focus according to video EEG. Inter-rater agreement analysis showed that the kappa index between video EEG and PET scan was of almost acceptable (more than 0.4) and there was poor agreement between video EEG and VBM (kappa index = 0.099). PET is highly concordant with video EEG in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and has a considerable agreement in localizing epileptogenic zone while VBM is less.
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November 2020

1H-MRS metabolite's ratios show temporal alternation in temporal lobe seizure: Comparison between interictal and postictal phases.

Epilepsy Res 2016 12 9;128:158-162. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Neurology Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

Purposes: To determine H-MRSI metabolites changes in interictal and postictal phases of patients suffering from mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis and lateralization of seizure foci.

Materials And Methods: MR spectroscopic imaging was performed in 5 adult patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy interictally and immediately after the seizure and in 4 adult control subjects. All patients underwent MR imaging and VideoEEG Monitoring.

Results: The results showed statistically significant decreases in N-acetylaspartate/Creatine, N-acetylaspartate/Choline and N-acetylaspartate/(creatine+choline) immediately after ictus in ipsilateral hippocampus as compared with control data and contralateral hippocampus of patients while no statistically significant difference was presented in interictal phase.

Conclusion: The present study clearly indicates H-MRS abnormalities following an ictus of temporal lobe epilepsy with metabolite recovery in interictal phase. This finding suggests postictal H-MRS as a possible useful tool to assist in lateralizing and localizing of seizure foci in epileptic patients with structural lesions.
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December 2016