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Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343009/prognostic-analysis-for-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
#1
Yong-Li Jiang, Fang Yuan, Fang Yang, Xiao-Long Sun, Xi-Ai Yang, Lu Song, Wen Jiang
PURPOSE: To explore predictors for short- and long-term prognosis of newly diagnosed epilepsy. METHODS: 549 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy were reviewed, 336 were enrolled in the study. Two-year remission in the short term (5 years) and five-year remission in the long term (>5, up to 8 years) were assessed as the outcomes. Logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors for unfavorable outcomes. χ(2) test was used to compare the retention rates of old and new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)...
March 18, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340402/eslicarbazepine-acetate-as-a-therapeutic-option-in-a-patient-with-carbamazepine-induced-rash-and-hla-a-31-01
#2
Lara Kay, Laurent M Willems, Johann Philipp Zöllner, Philipp S Reif, Karl Martin Klein, Felix Rosenow, Adam Strzelczyk
Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) is an anticonvulsant drug approved for the treatment of focal epilepsies, and related to oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine (CBZ), which are also derivatives of the dibenzazepine family. ESL is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity reactions to CBZ.We report a patient with frontal lobe epilepsy responding to treatment with ESL without any serious adverse effects after developing a severe skin rash following treatment with CBZ. HLA testing revealed an HLA-A*31:01 haplotype, that increases the risk of CBZ-induced cutaneous reactions...
March 18, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342319/absolute-spike-frequency-as-a-predictor-of-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#3
Ly Ngo, Michael R Sperling, Christopher Skidmore, Scott Mintzer, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: Frequent interictal epileptiform abnormalities may correlate with poor prognosis after temporal lobe resection for refractory epilepsy. To date, studies have focused on limited resections such as selective amygdalohippocampectomy and apical temporal lobectomy without hippocampectomy. However, it is unclear whether the frequency of spikes predicts outcome after standard anterior temporal lobectomy. METHOD: Preoperative scalp video-EEG monitoring data from patients who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy over a three year period and were followed for at least one year were reviewed for the frequency of interictal epileptiform abnormalities...
March 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324765/hd-tdcs-in-refractory-lateral-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-patients
#4
Sanaz Ahmadi Karvigh, Mahmoud Motamedi, Mahsa Arzani, Javad Hasan Nia Roshan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anticonvulsant effect of the novel high definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) method on patients with refractory lateral frontal lobe epilepsy. The effects of HD-tDCS on working memory were also examined. METHOD: 10 adult patients with intractable lateral frontal lobe epilepsy were studied. A central cathode electrode was placed on the epileptogenic zone according to LTM, and 20-min sessions of 2mA HD-tDCS were applied for 10 consecutive days...
March 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343008/electroclinical-features-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-invdup-15
#5
REVIEW
Alberto Verrotti, Fiammetta Sertorio, Sara Matricardi, Pietro Ferrara, Pasquale Striano
PURPOSE: InvDup(15) syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities associated with epilepsy. Here we review the seizure types described in InvDup(15) patients and the main electroclinical, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of the syndrome. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE was performed to identify papers examining InvDup(15) syndrome and epilepsy. RESULTS: About 65% of the InvDup(15) patients described in the literature had multiple seizure types with a predominance (40...
March 9, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292732/alternating-hemiplegia-and-epilepsia-partialis-continua-a-new-phenotype-for-a-novel-compound-tbc1d24-mutation
#6
Francesca Ragona, Barbara Castellotti, Barbara Salis, Stefania Magri, Jacopo C DiFrancesco, Nardo Nardocci, Silvana Franceschetti, Cinzia Gellera, Tiziana Granata
Mutations in the TBC1D24 gene (MIM 613577) cause familial infantile myoclonic epilepsy (FIME; 605021) and early infantile epileptic encephalopathy-16 (EIEE16; 615338), both inherited with an autosomal recessive trait. The TBC1D24 gene encodes a member of the TBC family domain proteins, involved in cell signaling and oxidative stress resistance. We studied, by a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) target re-sequencing gene approach, the DNA of a 5 year-old girl, affected by recurrent attacks of Alternating Hemiplegia (AH) and by recurrent episodes of Epilepsia Partialis Continua (EPC)...
March 6, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284046/breaking-the-cycle-a-comparison-between-intravenous-immunoglobulins-and-high-dosage-prednisone-in-the-treatment-of-medically-intractable-epilepsy-in-children
#7
Richard Tang-Wai, Janette Mailo, Bernard Rosenblatt
PURPOSE: Because immune mediated mechanisms are suspected in epileptogenesis, IVIg and corticosteroids have been used as alternatives to treat refractory seizures. We present our experience treating intractable epileptic children with IVIg and prednisone. METHODS: Children with intractable epilepsy treated with prednisone or IVIg between 2005-2016 were reviewed retrospectively. Children with infantile spasms and autoimmune epilepsy were excluded. Data analyzed include epilepsy type and etiology, duration of epilepsy prior to treatment, seizure outcome, time to best seizure outcome, and adverse effects...
March 6, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285213/remote-modulation-of-network-excitability-during-deep-brain-stimulation-for-epilepsy
#8
REVIEW
Dong-Hong Li, Xiao-Feng Yang
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-accepted medical therapy in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, and is currently under investigation as a treatment for other disorders, including epilepsy. Although DBS is widely used, its therapeutic mechanisms remain poorly understood. Recent research shows that seizures are network-level phenomena, but the incomplete knowledge of neural circuit function has left a gap in our understanding of how disruption at a molecular or cellular level generates epilepsy...
March 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282552/periictal-activity-in-cooled-asphyxiated-neonates-with-seizures
#9
Philippe Major, Anne Lortie, Mathieu Dehaes, Gregory Anton Lodygensky, Anne Gallagher, Lionel Carmant, Ala Birca
PURPOSE: Seizures are common in critically ill neonates. Both seizures and antiepileptic treatments may lead to short term complications and worsen the outcomes. Predicting the risks of seizure reoccurrence could enable individual treatment regimens and better outcomes. We aimed to identify EEG signatures of seizure reoccurrence by investigating periictal electrographic features and spectral power characteristics in hypothermic neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) with or without reoccurrence of seizures on rewarming...
March 2, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284559/epilepsy-and-cognition-a-bidirectional-relationship
#10
REVIEW
Christoph Helmstaedter, Juri-Alexander Witt
Cognitive comorbidities are very common in epilepsy and often seen as secondary to epilepsy or caused by epilepsy. The implicit and sometimes explicit assumption is that epilepsy (i.e. having seizures) damages the brain and thus leads to functional deterioration and behavioral alterations. This article highlights the historical background surrounding this viewpoint which is characterized by old reports on 'epileptic dementia' and the fact that most cognitive research in chronic epilepsies is done retrospectively...
March 1, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315606/video-ambulatory-eeg-a-good-alternative-to-inpatient-video-telemetry
#11
Rosalind Kandler, Athi Ponnusamy, Claire Wragg
PURPOSE: Video ambulatory EEG (V-AEEG) is a new technique which could add increased capacity for long term EEG monitoring to overstretched inpatient video telemetry (IPVT) services. We compare V-AEEG and IPVT for diagnostic efficacy, recording quality, patient acceptability and technologist time required. METHODS: Forty-one V-AEEG and 64 IPVT adult patients were included. Patients were investigated to diagnose attacks or to obtain polysomnography (PSG) prior to multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)...
February 28, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282553/challenges-in-the-treatment-of-convulsive-status-epilepticus
#12
REVIEW
Gaetano Zaccara, Gianfranco Giannasi, Roberto Oggioni, Eleonora Rosati, Luciana Tramacere, Pasquale Palumbo
Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is a medical emergency associated with high mortality and morbidity. The most recent definition of CSE is a convulsive seizure lasting more than 5min or consecutive seizures without recovery of consciousness. In adults, for the treatment of the early stages of CSE, diazepam, lorazepam or midazolam are the most common treatments, although the choice of agent seems less important than rapid treatment. Midazolam, when administered intramuscularly (best evidence), buccally, or nasally, is effective and safe in the pre-hospital setting...
February 28, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288363/the-role-of-postictal-laboratory-blood-analyses-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-seizures
#13
REVIEW
Robert D Nass, Robert Sassen, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Epileptic seizures (ES) lead to alterations in the blood laboratory values and reflect changes in different organ systems. Here, we review the diagnostic and prognostic value of various blood laboratory values within the context of epilepsy. METHODS: Narrative review and literature search on PubMed using the term, "seizure" and various laboratory values. RESULTS: Laboratory markers can help clinicians determine whether an unwitnessed event was more likely to be epileptic or non-epileptic...
February 27, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273590/upregulation-of-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-and-major-vault-protein-in-drug-resistant-epilepsy
#14
Aparna Banerjee Dixit, Devina Sharma, Arpna Srivastava, Jyotirmoy Banerjee, Manjari Tripathi, Deepak Prakash, P Sarat Chandra
PURPOSE: Identifying factors involved in the development of drug resistant epilepsy (DRE) remains a challenge. Candidate gene studies have shown modulation of resistance to drugs by various multidrug resistance proteins in DRE. However the resistance to drugs in DRE could be more complex and multifactorial involving molecules in different pharmacokinetic processes. In this study for the first time we have analyzed the relative expression of four molecules with different drug resistance mechanisms in two most common DRE pathologies, mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) and focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) with respect to each other and also with different non-epileptic controls...
February 27, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267658/new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-treated-with-vagus-nerve-stimulation-a-case-report
#15
Tomohiro Yamazoe, Tohru Okanishi, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takehiro Yamada, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Ayataka Fujimoto, Hideo Enoki, Takuya Yokota, Keishiro Sato, Takamichi Yamamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273589/-selfie-epilepsy-a-novel-photosensitivity
#16
P M Brna, K G Gordon
PURPOSE: Photosensitivity is a well-described phenomenon; affecting a relatively small proportion of individuals with epilepsy. Typically people with photosensitive epilepsies are at risk of seizures induced by shimmering natural light, strobe lights and with particular patterns or flicker frequencies on television and video games. METHODS & RESULTS: We present a novel case of photosensitivity captured during video EEG monitoring showing reproducible photosensitivity with the ever-popular social phenomenon; the "selfie...
February 20, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284045/dosing-considerations-for-rufinamide-in-patients-with-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-phase-iii-trial-results-and-real-world-clinical-data
#17
Sanjeev Kothare, Gerhard Kluger, Rajesh Sachdeo, Betsy Williams, Omar Olhaye, Carlos Perdomo, Francesco Bibbiani
PURPOSE: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare, severe form of childhood-onset epilepsy, is difficult to control. Rufinamide is indicated for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with LGS in adults and pediatric patients aged ≥1 year. In clinical practice, rufinamide dosing and titration may differ from the trial setting. Here, rufinamide clinical trial data are compared with real-world experience to provide insight into optimal dosing and titration strategies. METHODS: Rufinamide Phase III and open-label extension (OLE) studies were reviewed; effect of titration and dose on adverse events (AEs) and concomitant AED use were analyzed...
February 17, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242441/culpable-brain-lesion-causing-complex-partial-status-in-wilson-s-disease-deduction-by-arterial-spin-labeled-perfusion-mri
#18
Chinmay Nagesh, Ajay Asranna, Divya K P, Ajith Cherian, Satyan Nanda, Bejoy Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242175/epidemiology-of-early-stages-of-epilepsy-risk-of-seizure-recurrence-after-a-first-seizure
#19
REVIEW
Syed Rizvi, Lady Diana Ladino, Lizbeth Hernandez-Ronquillo, José F Téllez-Zenteno
A single unprovoked seizure is a frequent phenomenon in the general population and the rate of seizure recurrence can vary widely. Individual risk prognostication is crucial in predicting patient outcomes and guiding treatment decisions. In this article, we review the most important risk factors associated with an increased likelihood of seizure recurrence after a single unprovoked seizure. In summary, the presence of focal seizure, nocturnal seizure, history of prior brain injury, family history of epilepsy, abnormal neurological exam, epileptiform discharges on electroencephalography and neuroimaging abnormalities, portend increased risk of seizure recurrence...
February 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222944/the-broad-spectrum-of-first-seizure-and-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
#20
EDITORIAL
Bernd Pohlmann-Eden, Jorge G Burneo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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