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Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032578/list-of-reviewers-for-manuscripts-published-in-2016
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December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965183/dosing-strategies-for-antiepileptic-drugs-from-a-standard-dose-for-all-to-individualised-treatment-by-implementation-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
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Cecilie Johannessen Landmark, Svein I Johannessen, Torbjörn Tomson
This review focuses on the evolution of approaches to dosing of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in clinical practice through history. There has been a shift in the view of treatment of epilepsy, from "one dose fits all patients" in the early days to individualisation of treatment. Over the past 50 years, our knowledge of pharmacological variability of AEDs has markedly increased through implementation of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). The use of TDM has demonstrated extensive pharmacokinetic variability for AEDs and a need to individualise the treatment for an optimal outcome...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965182/drug-treatment-strategies-for-epilepsy-revisited-starting-early-or-late-one-drug-or-several-drugs
#3
Dieter Schmidt
There are two popular strategies for current drug treatment of epilepsy; starting early may be better and polytherapy conveys advantages over monotherapy. This review briefly examines if the historical record is much of a guide to determine the clinical value of these two strategies. Great clinical scientists of the 19(th) and early 20(th) century, such as Sir William Gowers, and William Aldren Turner, offered vivid single case studies and showed early results of seizure remission in groups of subjects. The historical record offered, however, no evidence of clear clinical benefits for early treatment and polytherapy...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965181/stimulation-of-the-bilateral-anterior-nuclei-of-the-thalamus-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy-two-cases-of-subcortical-band-heterotopia
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Ana Franco, José Pimentel, Alexandre Rainha Campos, Carlos Morgado, Sara Pinelo, António Gonçalves Ferreira, Carla Bentes
Subcortical band heterotopia is a neuronal migration disorder that may cause refractory epilepsy. In these patients, resective surgery has yielded inadequate results. Deep brain stimulation of the anterior nuclei of the thalamus has been used for the treatment of refractory epilepsy with good results. We describe the first two patients with subcortical band heterotopia who were submitted to deep brain stimulation of the anterior nuclei of the thalamus, with evaluation of seizure outcome after 12 and 18 months of follow-up...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934621/drug-resistant-epilepsy-after-treatment-for-childhood-acute-lymphocytic-leukaemia-from-focal-epilepsy-to-lennox-gastaut-syndrome
#5
Karina A González-Otárula, Blanca Mercedes Álvarez, François Dubeau
Drug-resistant epilepsy, not associated with acute brain complications or central nervous system leukaemic involvement, can develop in patients treated for acute lymphocytic leukaemia during childhood. It has been postulated that this rare complication may be due to CNS oncological treatment neurotoxicity, related to intrathecal drugs, such as methotrexate, and brain radiotherapy. We report four patients who developed drug-resistant epilepsy sometime after receiving treatment for acute lymphocytic leukaemia...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919842/propagation-of-seizures-in-a-case-of-lesional-mid-cingulate-gyrus-epilepsy-studied-by-stereo-eeg
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Rafeed Alkawadri, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, Nicolas Gaspard, Andreas V Alexopoulos
Little is known about the propagation of seizures arising from the cingulate gyrus, as cingulate coverage with interhemispheric subdural electrodes is usually challenging and incomplete due to inherent anatomical and vascular limitations. We present a case of lesional mid-cingulate epilepsy confirmed by stereotactically implanted intracranial depth electrodes and subsequent surgical resection. Hypermotor symptomatology was seen during the first seven seconds of seizure onset while the seizure was still confined to the mid-cingulate gyrus contacts...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910806/epilepsia-partialis-continua-aetiology-semiology-and-prognosis-in-a-spanish-adult-cohort
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Helena Bejr-Kasem, Jacint Sala-Padró, Manuel Toledo, Estevo Santamarina, Silvana Sarria, Montserrat Gonzalez-Cuevas, María Sueiras-Gil, Manolo Quintana, Xavier Salas-Puig
To describe the semiological features in patients suffering with Epilepsia Partialis Continua (EPC), also referred as Kozhevnikov syndrome and their relationship with aetiology, duration, and prognosis, as well as recurrence during follow-up. We analysed consecutive EPC patients diagnosed and followed in our centre over a seven-and-a half year period. We collected demographic and clinical data, along with neuroimaging and EEG recordings. All patients were followed for more than six months. Patients were categorised with single body area or multiple body area involvement according to the body parts affected...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900945/articles-with-video-sequences-published-in-2016
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December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900944/amoxicillin-a-potential-epileptogenic-drug
#9
João Raposo, Rute Teotónio, Conceição Bento, Francisco Sales
Beta-lactams are known to cause a wide spectrum of neurotoxic manifestations including epileptic seizures. The neurotoxicity of penicillin was first reported in 1945 by Johnson and Walker and is believed to exert an inhibitory effect on gamma-aminobutyric acid transmission of cortical pyramidal cells, due to its beta-lactam ring structure. Epileptogenicity is also a feature of the semisynthetic beta-lactams including aminopenicillins. In this report, we present a patient with a recurrent history of discrete body twitching/jerks of epileptic nature in the context of amoxicillin exposure...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818371/ictal-spect-is-useful-in-localizing-the-epileptogenic-zone-in-infants-with-cortical-dysplasia
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Martin Kudr, Pavel Krsek, Bruno Maton, Stephen Malone, Alena Jahodova, Vladimir Komarek, Prasanna Jayakar, Michael Duchowny
AIMS: To assess the localizing value of ictal SPECT in very young epilepsy surgery candidates when cerebral haemodynamic responses are known to be immature. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 13 infants with intractable focal epilepsy caused by focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). Completeness of resection of the (1) ictal SPECT hyperperfusion zone and (2) cerebral cortex with prominent ictal and interictal abnormalities on intracranial EEG (ECoG or long-term invasive monitoring) and the MRI lesion, when present, were correlated with postoperative seizure outcome...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818370/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-be-used-as-a-tool-to-predict-seizures-in-patients-with-pleds
#11
Jaishree Narayanan
It is unclear which patients with PLEDs will have associated seizures and therefore will need to be treated aggressively with antiepileptic medications. We present a prospective observational study of ten consecutive non-anoxic patients with PLEDs based on continuous 24-hour EEG monitoring. According to the EEG, five of the patients had seizures associated with PLEDs and five had PLEDs but no seizures. The aetiology included: neoplasm (n=1), cortical dysplasia (n=1), acute head trauma (n=1), encephalomalacia related to healed abscess (n=1), intra-parenchymal haemorrhage (n=1), and no structural lesion (n=5)...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818368/psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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Robert C Doss, W Curt LaFrance
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are diagnosed in at least 10-40% of the patients seen for long-term monitoring of epilepsy, and it is no surprise that patients with PNES are often treated for epilepsy. Given the substantial economic costs and mental health burden of misdiagnosis, it is imperative to establish early identification, correct diagnosis, and effective treatment of PNES in order to provide the greatest opportunity for remission of events, improved psychological functioning, and social-vocational outcome...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818367/varied-responses-to-benzodiazepine-treatment-in-cephalosporin-related-generalized-periodic-discharges
#13
Hung-Yu Liu, Chien-Chen Chou, Der-Jen Yen, Hsiang-Yu Yu
Although benzodiazepines (BZDs) are used as the first-line treatment for status epilepticus, previous studies have shown inconsistent responses to BZDs in patients with cephalosporin-related non-convulsive status epilepticus. In this study, we investigated nine patients with cephalosporin-related impaired consciousness and their EEGs all showed generalized periodic discharges (GPDs). One of the patients received repetitive BZD injections without discontinuing cephalosporins, and neither his clinical symptoms nor GPDs on EEG responded to BZDs...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818366/aicardi-syndrome-epilepsy-surgery-as-a-palliative-treatment-option-for-selected-patients-and-pathological-findings
#14
Irina Podkorytova, Ajay Gupta, Elaine Wyllie, Ahsan Moosa, William Bingaman, Richard Prayson, Elia M Pestana Knight
The optimal treatment for medically refractory epilepsy in Aicardi syndrome (AS) is still unclear. Palliative surgical treatment, including vagus nerve stimulation and corpus callosotomy, has therefore been used. There is limited data on the role of resective epilepsy surgery as a treatment choice in patients with AS. Here, we describe the seizures, anatomo-pathological findings, and neurodevelopmental outcome of palliative epilepsy surgery in two children with AS who had resective epilepsy surgery at the Cleveland Clinic...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818364/might-the-olfactory-bulb-be-an-origin-of-olfactory-auras-in-focal-epilepsy
#15
Harvey B Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat
Olfactory auras (phantosmia) are an infrequent phenomenon in complex focal seizures generated in the mesial temporal lobe. It is generally assumed that all such auras arise from epileptic foci in the entorhinal cortex, amygdala or rostral insula, all of which have major afferent projections from the olfactory bulb or mainly from its relay, the anterior olfactory nucleus. The histological morphology, synaptic circuitry, and foetal development of the olfactory bulb are unique. The olfactory system is the only special sensory system that does not project to the thalamus because its bulb and tract incorporate an intrinsic thalamic equivalent: axonless granular and periglomerular neurons and the anterior olfactory nucleus...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818363/antiepileptic-drug-adherence-and-persistence-in-children-with-epilepsy-attending-a-large-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital
#16
Yon-Kyong Lee, Young-Mi Ah, Yun Jung Choi, Yoon Sook Cho, Ki Joong Kim, Ju-Yeun Lee
We aimed to evaluate antiepileptic drug treatment persistence and adherence in paediatric epilepsy patients and investigate the association between medication-taking behaviours and clinical outcome. Medical and prescription records of newly treated paediatric epilepsy patients, aged 1-18 years who initiated antiepileptic drug monotherapy in a tertiary teaching hospital, were retrospectively reviewed. The rates of overall treatment, non-persistence, a treatment gap >60 days, and adherence, as measured by a medication possession ratio ≥0...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702709/lafora-disease
#17
Julie Turnbull, Erica Tiberia, Pasquale Striano, Pierre Genton, Stirling Carpenter, Cameron A Ackerley, Berge A Minassian
Lafora disease (LD) is an autosomal recessive progressive myoclonus epilepsy due to mutations in the EPM2A (laforin) and EPM2B (malin) genes, with no substantial genotype-phenotype differences between the two. Founder effects and recurrent mutations are common, and mostly isolated to specific ethnic groups and/or geographical locations. Pathologically, LD is characterized by distinctive polyglucosans, which are formations of abnormal glycogen. Polyglucosans, or Lafora bodies (LB) are typically found in the brain, periportal hepatocytes of the liver, skeletal and cardiac myocytes, and in the eccrine duct and apocrine myoepithelial cells of sweat glands...
September 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702708/neurophysiology-of-myoclonus-and-progressive-myoclonus-epilepsies
#18
Giuliano Avanzini, Hiroshi Shibasaki, Guido Rubboli, Laura Canafoglia, Ferruccio Panzica, Silvana Franceschetti, Mark Hallett
The high temporal resolution of neurophysiological recordings makes them particularly suited to faithfully describing the time course of rapid events such as myoclonus and to precisely measure its time relationship with other related activities. In progressive myoclonus epilepsies (PMEs) polygraphy with simultaneous EMG-EEG recordings is a crucial tool for defining the characteristic of myoclonic jerks their topography over different muscles (namely antagonists), their time course and relationship with vigilance muscle activation and stimulations...
September 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694067/progressive-myoclonus-epilepsy-the-gene-empowered-era
#19
Berge A Minassian, Pasquale Striano, Giuliano Avanzini
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September 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647482/spinal-muscular-atrophy-associated-with-progressive-myoclonus-epilepsy
#20
Haluk Topaloglu, Judith Melki
A rare syndrome characterized by lower motor neuron disease associated with progressive myoclonic epilepsy, referred to as "spinal muscular atrophy associated with progressive myoclonic epilepsy" (SMA-PME), has been described in childhood and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. SMA-PME is caused by mutation in the ASAH1 gene encoding acid ceramidase. Ceramide and the metabolites participate in various cellular events as lipid mediators. The catabolism of ceramide in mammals occurs in lysosomes through the activity of ceramidase...
September 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
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