Laura Abraira del Fresno's research while affiliated with University Hospital Vall d'Hebron and other places

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Introduction: Quality of life (QoL) is an important aspect in the treatment of patients with epilepsy. Aim: To analyse the QoL using the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-10 (QOLIE-10) in adults with idiopathic generalised epilepsy and to study factors associated with a worse QoL. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional, multicentre, observatio...
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Epileptic seizures are a common reason for emergency department (ED) admittance. We aimed to describe the etiological distribution of epileptic seizures and the relationships between etiology and semiology in patients admitted to the emergency room, and to identify early prognostic factors for recurrence and mortality. Methods A retrospective obse...
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Purpose: New-onset seizures (NOS) are a common reason for emergency department (ED) consultations. Decisions regarding treatment and further examinations are made based on the initial evaluation. We aimed to evaluate the reliability of the early syndromic diagnosis in NOS and find predictive factors to establish a consistent early diagnosis based...
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Purpose: A number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are currently available for treating acute seizures. It is recommended to select the initial treatment option according to the type of epileptic syndrome and the patient's clinical characteristics, but little is known about the long-term retention rates of AEDs started in the emergency department. M...

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... Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is one of the major mechanisms behind brain insult that mainly contributes to structural/metabolic seizures. Genetic etiologies of epilepsy are generally because of specific errors like "autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy" [8]. During the initial years of life, it might 1 be challenging for clinicians to identify the exact etiology of epilepsy among children [9]. ...
... Allerdings muss diese bei einer fokaler Epilepsie unklarer Ursache in etwa 40% derFälle innerhalb eines Jahres revidiert werden. Der Nachweis von ETP ist dabei wesentlicher Prädiktor einer belastbaren Diagnose[10].Die Sensitivität eines einzelnen EEGs ist leider gering, so dass bei normalem Befund eine Wiederholung indiziert ist. Oft sind ETP ausschließlich bei Müdigkeit oder im Schlaf erkennbar, so dass Schlafentzug oder Langzeitableitung erforderlich werden[8,12]. ...
... 18 More CT performance indication was established in patients with a single referral. In a study by Toledo et al 19 was found retention rates of only 60%-80% at one-year follow-up for the various AEDs prescribed. In a study carried out by Senol et al in Turkey, the regular use of AEDs was determined to be 72.7%. ...