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Experience of using EpiTapp application in structural focal epilepsy

https://doi.org/10.17749/2077-8333/epi.par.con.2021.066

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Abstract

Background. Non-pharmacological methods of palliative therapy for structural focal epilepsy (SFE) have been extensively investigated. Development of self-care methods based on behavioral psychotherapy and reference bioadaptation is a promising and economically justified approach.

Objective: to present a clinical case of administering EpiTapp application based on the author-proposed wrist tapping method for palliative care in adult SFE.

Material and methods. The author-proposed method of wrist tapping (RF patent No. 2606489 of 01.10.2017) for a smartphone Android OS application was used. Wrist tapping was performed during the period of aura and/or focal seizures (FS) in patients with SFE. Patients used the smartphone application as an element of emergency palliative therapy for SFE outpatient settings.

Results. Patient L., 33 years old, suffering from SFE with frequent FS and bilateral seizures (BS), received duotherapy in the preoperative period. The woman used the EpiTapp application regularly that allowed to reduce FS rate by 65%, as well as prevent BS development without altering the antiepileptic therapy regimen.

Сonclusion. The experience of using the EpiTapp application based on the author-proposed method of wrist tapping has demonstrated that it holds promise for SFE palliative therapy. The proposed technique requires additional research to confirm its effectiveness.

About the Authors

E. A. Narodova
Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Ekaterina A. Narodova – MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair of Neurological Diseases with Postgraduate Education Course

WoS ResearcherID: AAM-9051-2020; Scopus Author ID: 57203353014; RSCI SPIN-code: 9353-6628

1 Partizan Zheleznyak Str., Krasnoyarsk 660022



N. A. Shnayder
Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University; Bekhterev National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology
Russian Federation

Natalia A. Shnayder – Dr. Med. Sc., Professor, Leading Researcher, Center of Collective Usage “Molecular and Cellular Technologies”, Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University; Leading Researcher, Department of Personalized Psychiatry and Neurology, Bekhterev National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology

WoS ResearcherID: M-7084-2014; RSCI SPIN-code: 1952-3043

1 Partizan Zheleznyak Str., Krasnoyarsk 660022

3 Bekhterev Str., Saint Petersburg 192019



V. E. Karnaukhov
Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Vladislav E. Karnaukhov – Postgraduate, Chair of Medical Genetics and Clinical Neurophysiology, Institute of Professional Education

1 Partizan Zheleznyak Str., Krasnoyarsk 660022



V. V. Narodova
Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Valiria V. Narodova – Dr. Med. Sc., Professor, Chair of Neurological Diseases with Postgraduate Education Course

RSCI SPIN-code: 1431-8530

1 Partizan Zheleznyak Str., Krasnoyarsk 660022



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Narodova E.A., Shnayder N.A., Karnaukhov V.E., Narodova V.V. Experience of using EpiTapp application in structural focal epilepsy. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2021;13(4):367-376. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.17749/2077-8333/epi.par.con.2021.066

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