S R 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 MRI of the brain is safe in patients implanted with the vagus nerve stimulator
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 4 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 10:512-5. 2001
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint The management of idiopathic generalized epilepsies
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606 3568, USA
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl 181:63-7. 2005
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Short-term outpatient EEG video with induction in the diagnosis of psychogenic seizures
    S R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Neurology 63:1728-30. 2004

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Publications58

  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 MRI of the brain is safe in patients implanted with the vagus nerve stimulator
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 4 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 10:512-5. 2001
    ..Twenty-five patients denied any discomfort around the lead or the generator. We conclude that this clinical series supports the safety of routine brain MRI using a send and receive head coil in patients implanted with the NCP System...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint The management of idiopathic generalized epilepsies
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606 3568, USA
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl 181:63-7. 2005
    ..The diagnosis of IGE, even as a group, is very important for proper management...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Short-term outpatient EEG video with induction in the diagnosis of psychogenic seizures
    S R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Neurology 63:1728-30. 2004
    ..The total number of cases of short-term outpatient EEG video monitoring was 74. In 49 (66%) cases, the suspected diagnosis of PNES could be confirmed, thereby obviating the need for prolonged inpatient EEG video monitoring...
  11. 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%...
  12. ncbi request reprint How many patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures also have epilepsy?
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Neurology 57:915-7. 2001
    ..4%) had interictal epileptiform discharges to support a coexisting diagnosis of epilepsy. Thus, the authors believe that only a small proportion of patients with PNES have coexisting epilepsy...
  13. ncbi request reprint A prospective comparison between two seizure classifications
    S R Benbadis
    University of South Florida College of Medicine and Tampa General Healthcare, Tampa, FL, USA
    Seizure 10:247-9. 2001
    ..The semiological classification may be better suited for everyday clinic use, since it is based solely on clinical characteristics...
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint An estimate of the prevalence of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
    S R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 9:280-1. 2000
    ..The prevalence of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures is somewhere between 1/50 000 and 1/3000, or 2 to 33 per 100 000, making it a significant neurologic condition...
  18. ncbi request reprint Should patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures be allowed to drive?
    S R Benbadis
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Epilepsia 41:895-7. 2000
    ..To investigate the risk of driving accidents in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Induction of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures without placebo
    S R Benbadis
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    Neurology 55:1904-5. 2000
    ..Of 19 inductions performed, 16 (84%) were successful in inducing the habitual episode. The authors' technique had a sensitivity comparable to those using placebo (e.g., saline injection), but does not have disadvantages...
  21. ncbi request reprint Epileptic seizures and syndromes
    S R Benbadis
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurol Clin 19:251-70. 2001
    ..This article describes the main characteristics of the different types of seizures and their classifications. The main types of epilepsies are reviewed, including their main, clinical, and EEG features and an overview of their treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Advances in the treatment of epilepsy
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33606, USA
    Am Fam Physician 64:91-8. 2001
    ..Epilepsy surgery is now a well-documented and effective treatment for some patients with intractable epilepsy...
  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 Vagus nerve stimulation for pharmacoresistant epilepsy: clinical symptoms with end of service
    W O Tatum
    Tampa General Hospital Epilepsy Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 5:128-32. 2004
    ..Initial models last 2-5 years. We evaluated the first 18 patients with pharmacoresistent epilepsy after reimplantation to examine the clinical course observed during VNS end of service (EOS)...
  25. doi request reprint Outcome and complications of chronically implanted subdural electrodes for the treatment of medically resistant epilepsy
    F L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:985-90. 2013
    ..Surgery for medically resistant epilepsy is safe and effective. However, when noninvasive techniques are insufficient, then consideration is given to invasive electrocorticography (EcoG)...
  26. ncbi request reprint The neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy
    W O Tatum
    Department of Neurology, Tampa General Hospital Epilepsy Center, University of South Florida, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:1142-7. 2000
    ..Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:1142-1147..
  27. doi request reprint The diagnostic utility of the ictal cry
    H Elzawahry
    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 18:306-7. 2010
    ..The ictal cry is strongly associated with epileptic GTC seizures and, thus, warrants inquiry when obtaining the history from witnesses of a patient's seizure...
  28. ncbi request reprint Daytime sleepiness: when is it normal? When to refer?
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Lauderdale 33309, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 65:543-9. 1998
    ..An algorithm for office-based evaluation, indications for further testing, and sleep lab testing methods are described...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between the Epworth sleepiness scale and the multiple sleep latency test in a clinical population
    S R Benbadis
    Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:289-92. 1999
    ..Excessive daytime sleepiness can be evaluated with both subjective and objective tests...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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)...
  44. ncbi request reprint The multiple sleep latency test: comparison of sleep onset criteria
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    Sleep 19:632-6. 1996
    ..Standardization of the methodology across centers would be desirable in clinical practice as well as for research protocols...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Mean versus median for the multiple sleep latency test
    S R Benbadis
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Ohio, USA
    Sleep 18:342-5. 1995
    ..All shifts were by one category, that is, no shift occurred between normal and severe. This study suggests that, despite valid theoretical arguments for the use of the median, both measures are equally acceptable for clinical purposes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Is speech arrest during wada testing a valid method for determining hemispheric representation of language?
    S R Benbadis
    Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Ft Lauderdale, USA
    Brain Lang 65:441-6. 1998
    ..Conclusion: Duration of speech arrest during Wada testing is not a valid measure of language dominance...
  49. 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...
  50. 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
  51. 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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  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Avoiding the costs of unrecognized psychological nonepileptic seizures
    W Curt LaFrance
    Neurology 66:1620-1. 2006
  54. ncbi request reprint CPAP: a treatment for epilepsy?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Neurology 69:1814-5. 2007
  55. 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
  56. doi request reprint Use and abuse of stat EEG
    Selim R Benbadis
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:865-8. 2008
  57. ncbi request reprint EEG diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus: generalized periodic patterns--status or not?
    Kalyani Korabathina
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:1643-4. 2007
  58. 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