Bassel W. Abou-Khalil, M.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Neurology
M.D., American University of Beirut, Beirut, LebanonB.S., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Office Address
A-0116 MCN
2100 Pierce Ave
Nashville, TN 2551
Research Keywords
Seizures, Epilepsy
Mengesha T, Abu-Ata M, Haas KF, Lavin PJ, Sun DA, Konrad PE, Pearson M, Wang L, Song Y, Abou-Khalil BW. Visual field defects after selective amygdalohippocampectomy and standard temporal lobectomy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Sep; 29(3): 208-13. PMID: 19726943, PII: 00041327-200909000-00008, DOI: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181b41262, ISSN: 1536-5166.

Arain AM, Abou-Khalil BW. Management of new-onset epilepsy in the elderly. Nat Rev Neurol. 2009 Jul; 5(7): 363-71. PMID: 19578343, PII: nrneurol.2009.74, DOI: 10.1038/nrneurol.2009.74, ISSN: 1759-4766.

Azar NJ, Lagrange AH, Abou-Khalil BW. Transitional sharp waves at ictal onset--a neocortical ictal pattern. Clin Neurophysiol [print-electronic]. 2009 Apr; 120(4): 665-72. PMID: 19264545, PII: S1388-2457(09)00031-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2009.01.010, ISSN: 1872-8952.

Arain AM, Arbogast PG, Abou-Khalil BW. Utility of daily supervised hyperventilation during long-term video-EEG monitoring. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2009 Feb; 26(1): 17-20. PMID: 19151614, DOI: 10.1097/WNP.0b013e3181969032, ISSN: 1537-1603.

Azar NJ, Abou-Khalil BW. Considerations in the choice of an antiepileptic drug in the treatment of epilepsy. Semin Neurol [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 28(3): 305-16. PMID: 18777477, DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1079335, ISSN: 0271-8235.

Azar NJ, Wright AT, Wang L, Song Y, Abou-Khalil BW. Generalized tonic-clonic seizures after acute oxcarbazepine withdrawal. Neurology. 2008 May 5/27/2008; 70(22 Pt 2): 2187-8. PMID: 18505998, PII: 70/22_Part_2/2187, DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000313152.89906.5a, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Azar NJ, Wang L, Song Y, Abou-Khalil BW. Temporal pattern of oxcarbazepine and phenytoin withdrawal seizures during epilepsy monitoring. Epilepsy Res [print-electronic]. 2008 Mar; 79(1): 78-83. PMID: 18281195, PII: S0920-1211(08)00010-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2007.12.014, ISSN: 0920-1211.

Azar NJ, Tayah TF, Wang L, Song Y, Abou-Khalil BW. Postictal breathing pattern distinguishes epileptic from nonepileptic convulsive seizures. Epilepsia [print-electronic]. 2008 Jan; 49(1): 132-7. PMID: 17651411, PII: EPI1215, DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01215.x, ISSN: 0013-9580.

Arain AM, Hamadani AM, Islam S, Abou-Khalil BW. Predictors of early seizure remission after diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy Behav [print-electronic]. 2007 Nov; 11(3): 409-12. PMID: 17905668, PII: S1525-5050(07)00235-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2007.07.017, ISSN: 1525-5050.

Delbeke D, Lawrence SK, Abou-Khalil BW, Blumenkopf B, Kessler RM. Postsurgical outcome of patients with uncontrolled complex partial seizures and temporal lobe hypometabolism on 18FDG-positron emission tomography. Invest Radiol. 1996 May; 31(5): 261-6. PMID: 8724123, ISSN: 0020-9996.