S Benbadis

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Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint MRI evidence of mesial temporal sclerosis in subjects without seizures
    Selim R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 11:340-3. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Hypergraphia and the diagnosis of psychogenic attacks
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida, 4, Columbia Drive, Suite 730, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Neurology 67:904. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation
    Dzenan Lulic
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E5. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Nonepileptic behavioral disorders: diagnosis and treatment
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, 2 Tampa General Circle, Floor 6, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Continuum (Minneap Minn) 19:715-29. 2013
  5. doi request reprint "Just like EKGs!" Should EEGs undergo a confirmatory interpretation by a clinical neurophysiologist?
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Neurology 80:S47-51. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The differential diagnosis of epilepsy: a critical review
    S Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, 2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 15:15-21. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Errors in EEG interpretation and misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Which EEG patterns are overread?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Eur Neurol 59:267-71. 2008
  8. pmc Interrater reliability of EEG-video monitoring
    S R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Neurology 73:843-6. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Psychogenic nonepileptic "seizures" or "attacks"? It's not just semantics: attacks
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, USA
    Neurology 75:84-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of epilepsy due to errors in EEG interpretation
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Pract Neurol 7:323-5. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint MRI evidence of mesial temporal sclerosis in subjects without seizures
    Selim R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 11:340-3. 2002
    ..Nineteen (9.3%) had hippocampal atrophy only, two (1%) had T2 signal abnormalities, and eight (4%) met both criteria. There are some 'false positives' and MRI evidence for MTS is only meaningful in the proper clinical context...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hypergraphia and the diagnosis of psychogenic attacks
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida, 4, Columbia Drive, Suite 730, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Neurology 67:904. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation
    Dzenan Lulic
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E5. 2009
    ..The goal of this work is to review the history of VNS and provide information on recent advances and applications of this technology...
  4. doi request reprint Nonepileptic behavioral disorders: diagnosis and treatment
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, 2 Tampa General Circle, Floor 6, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Continuum (Minneap Minn) 19:715-29. 2013
    ..This article will review the important steps in making an accurate diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic events or episodes (PNEE), and recent developments in diagnosis and treatment...
  5. doi request reprint "Just like EKGs!" Should EEGs undergo a confirmatory interpretation by a clinical neurophysiologist?
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Neurology 80:S47-51. 2013
    ..Potential solutions include defining and ensuring EEG competency of neurologists who read EEGs, and perhaps providing a confirmatory reading by an electroencephalographer, as is done for EKGs...
  6. doi request reprint The differential diagnosis of epilepsy: a critical review
    S Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, 2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 15:15-21. 2009
    ..Conditions specific to children include nonepileptic staring spells, breath-holding spells, and shudder attacks. At all ages, the over-interpretation of EEGs plays an important part in the misdiagnosis of epilepsy...
  7. doi request reprint Errors in EEG interpretation and misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Which EEG patterns are overread?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Eur Neurol 59:267-71. 2008
    ..The overinterpretation of EEGs is common and is an important contributor to the misdiagnosis of epilepsy. We reviewed our experience in order to clarify which EEG patterns are commonly overread as epileptiform...
  8. pmc Interrater reliability of EEG-video monitoring
    S R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Neurology 73:843-6. 2009
    ..In the absence of a gold standard to verify the reliability of the diagnosis by EEG-video, we sought to assess the interrater reliability of the diagnosis using EEG-video recordings...
  9. doi request reprint Psychogenic nonepileptic "seizures" or "attacks"? It's not just semantics: attacks
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, USA
    Neurology 75:84-6. 2010
    ..Beyond theoretical arguments, the confusion it creates is detrimental to patients' and families' understanding of the diagnosis, which in turn has a negative impact on treatment...
  10. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of epilepsy due to errors in EEG interpretation
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Pract Neurol 7:323-5. 2007
  11. doi request reprint What's shaking in the ICU? The differential diagnosis of seizures in the intensive care setting
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Epilepsia 51:2338-40. 2010
    ..5%) with slow semipurposeful movements, and 10 with other movements. Therefore, seizure mimics in the ICU setting were diverse and distinct from the usual differential diagnosis of seizures seen in ambulatory patients...
  12. doi request reprint Provocative techniques should be used for the diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 15:106-9; discussion 115-8. 2009
    ..All tests have limitations, with some false positives and false negatives. Like all other tests, inductions must be used appropriately and with awareness of their limitations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Outcome of prolonged video-EEG monitoring at a typical referral epilepsy center
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Epilepsia 45:1150-3. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the eventual disposition of patients who undergo video-EEG monitoring at a typical referral epilepsy center...
  14. ncbi request reprint Overintepretation of EEGs and misdiagnosis of epilepsy
    Selim R Benbadis
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosugery, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Florida 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 20:42-4. 2003
    ..Rather than well-described normal variants, the overinterpreted patterns tend to be normal fluctuations of background activity...
  15. doi request reprint The yield of routine outpatient electroencephalograms in the veteran population
    Ali M Bozorg
    Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 27:191-2. 2010
    ..Interestingly, by using routine EEGs, we were able to definitively diagnose more patients with psychogenic nonepileptic attacks than epileptic seizures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy surgery, delays and referral patterns-are all your epilepsy patients controlled?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 12:167-70. 2003
    ..Epilepsy surgery is a standard of care in the treatment of medically intractable epilepsy, but is underutilised. We describe the results of epilepsy surgery and the referral patterns at a referral epilepsy programme...
  17. doi request reprint Essential oils as a cause of breakthrough seizure after temporal lobectomy
    Ali M Bozorg
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 18:604-5. 2009
    ..We recommend inquiring about the use of essential oils in patients with well-controlled epilepsy who experience breakthrough seizures...
  18. ncbi request reprint Does the neurologist contribute to the care of patients with chronic back pain?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla 33606, USA
    Eur Neurol 48:61-4. 2002
    ..To review the disposition and outcome of patients with back pain seen in a neurology clinic, and determine the value of the neurologist's input...
  19. doi request reprint Ictal EEG remains the prominent predictor of seizure-free outcome after temporal lobectomy in epileptic patients with normal brain MRI
    William O Tatum
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33613, USA
    Seizure 17:631-6. 2008
    ..Ascertaining desirable pre-operative predictors for successful anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) in LRE patients with a normal brain MRI is essential to better anticipate surgical outcome...
  20. ncbi request reprint The EEG in nonepileptic seizures
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 23:340-52. 2006
    ..Analysis of the ictal semiology (i.e., video) is at least as important as the ictal EEG. Provocative techniques, activation procedures, or "inductions" can also be useful for the diagnosis of PNES...
  21. doi request reprint Repeating video/EEG monitoring: why and with what results?
    Juan Muniz
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 18:472-3. 2010
    ..The second session answered the question in 35 (81%) cases, whereas the question remained unanswered in 8 (19%). The repeated session was useful in 35 (81%) cases...
  22. ncbi request reprint The influence of the full moon on seizure frequency: myth or reality?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine and Public Health and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 5:596-7. 2004
    ..We conclude that there is no "full moon" effect on seizures as a whole, although there is a possible effect on nonepileptic seizures...
  23. ncbi request reprint The problem of psychogenic symptoms: is the psychiatric community in denial?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology and Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, 4 Columbia Drive, Suite 730, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 6:9-14. 2005
    ..Thus, there seems to be a severe disconnect between the frequency of the problem and the amount of attention devoted to it...
  24. ncbi request reprint A spell in the epilepsy clinic and a history of "chronic pain" or "fibromyalgia" independently predict a diagnosis of psychogenic seizures
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 6:264-5. 2005
    ..Of 13 patients who had a "seizure" during their clinic visit, 10 (75%) were found to have PNES. We conclude that each of these findings has a predictive value of 75%...
  25. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic generalized epilepsy and choice of antiepileptic drugs
    Selim R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, USA
    Neurology 61:1793-5. 2003
    ..Thus, a majority of patients with IGE initially receive ill-advised AED, which cause IGE to appear intractable...
  26. ncbi request reprint Practical management issues for idiopathic generalized epilepsies
    Selim R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Epilepsia 46:125-32. 2005
    ..These newer AEDs include lamotrigine, topiramate, levetiracetam, and zonisamide...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychogenic pseudosyncope: an underestimated and provable diagnosis
    Selim R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 9:106-10. 2006
    ..With syncope, about 20-30% of the cases remain unexplained after a complete evaluation, but, unlike in seizures, a psychogenic etiology is not usually investigated...
  28. ncbi request reprint Short-term outpatient EEG-video monitoring with induction in a veterans administration population
    Heber L Varela
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 24:390-1. 2007
    ..The yield of EEG-video monitoring with induction in a (predominantly male) V.A. population is high, and comparable to a non-V.A. population...
  29. ncbi request reprint Late-onset psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
    Reza Behrouz
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Tampa General Hospital, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 8:649-50. 2006
    ..None had evidence for coexisting epilepsy. Eight were women. Characteristics of the group were comparable to younger patients with PNES. We conclude that PNES should be considered as a diagnostic possibility in older patients...
  30. doi request reprint Polyspike ictal onset absence seizures
    William O Tatum
    Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Department of Neurology, Mayo College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 27:93-9. 2010
    ..5-Hz GSW and generalized polyspike-and-waves on interictal EEG. Atypical features included learning disability (2 of 7), absence status (1 of 7), and paroxysmal fast activity during nonrapid eye movement sleep (3 of 7)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy surgery after age 60
    Indrani Acosta
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 12:324-5. 2008
    ..Outcome was comparable to younger patients. Despite the small number of patients and retrospective nature of the study, the data support the efficacy and safety of temporal lobectomy in this age group...
  32. doi request reprint Trends in the use of vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy: analysis of a nationwide database
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E10. 2008
    ..Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) plays a significant role in the treatment of intractable epilepsy. The goal of this study was to analyze trends in the use of VNS for epilepsy in the US by using a nationwide database...
  33. ncbi request reprint Updates on the treatment of epilepsy in women
    William O Tatum
    Department of Neurology, Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa 33613, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:137-45. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint EEG findings in the persistent vegetative state
    Vidya P Kulkarni
    University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 24:433-7. 2007
    ..We conclude that EEG findings in PVS are heterogeneous and too variable to be of diagnostic value...
  35. ncbi request reprint The value of tongue laceration in the diagnosis of blackouts
    Selim R Benbadis
    University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Am Fam Physician 70:1757-8. 2004
  36. ncbi request reprint Normal adult EEG and patterns of uncertain significance
    William O Tatum
    Department of Neurology, Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33613, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 23:194-207. 2006
    ..Understanding normal EEG and the benign variants will help to minimize over-interpretation and possibly avoid overtreatment of patients during routine clinical practice...
  37. ncbi request reprint New antiepileptic drugs: into the new millennium
    W O Tatum
    Department of Neurology, Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:1135-41. 2000
    ..Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:1135-1141..
  38. ncbi request reprint CPAP: a treatment for epilepsy?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Neurology 69:1814-5. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Errors in EEGs and the misdiagnosis of epilepsy: importance, causes, consequences, and proposed remedies
    Selim R Benbadis
    Epilepsy Behav 11:257-62. 2007
  40. ncbi request reprint Avoiding the costs of unrecognized psychological nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neurology 66:1620-1. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of the new antiepileptic drugs: commentary on the recently published practice parameters
    Chrystostomos P Panayiotopoulos
    Epilepsia 45:1646-9; author reply 1649-51. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint EEG diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus: generalized periodic patterns--status or not?
    Kalyani Korabathina
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:1643-4. 2007
  43. doi request reprint Use and abuse of stat EEG
    Selim R Benbadis
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:865-8. 2008