Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on epilepsy care in Japan: A national-level multicenter retrospective cohort study.

Objective The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on epilepsy care across Japan was investigated by conducting a multicenter retrospective cohort study.

Immune Response in Regard to Hypersensitivity Reactions after COVID-19 Vaccination

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a member of the genus Betacoronavirus. This virus was first detected in December 2019, and the situation quickly escalated to cause a global pandemic within a few months.

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein antibody titers 6 months after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination among patients undergoing hemodialysis in Japan

Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccination is shown to prevent severe illness and death in hemodialysis (HD) patients, but the immune response to vaccines is reduced in this population. This study compared SARS-CoV-2 spike protein antibody titers between HD patients and healthy controls in Japan for up to 6 months following vaccination.

Volume-Based Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation for Pediatric Insulo-Opercular Epilepsy: A Feasibility Study

BACKGROUND: Stereotactic ablation surgeries including radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFTC) and laser interstitial thermal therapy are recent less invasive treatment methods for insular epilepsy. Volume-based RFTC after stereoelectroencephalography was first proposed by a French group as a more effective method for seizure relief in insular epilepsy patients than stereoelectroencephalography-guided RFTC.