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Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316319/epileptic-spasms-in-paediatric-post-traumatic-epilepsy-at-a-tertiary-referral-centre
#1
Jun T Park, Harry T Chugani
To recognize epileptic spasms (ES) as a seizure type after traumatic brain injury (TBI), accidental or non-accidental, in infants and children. In the process, we aim to gain some insight into the mechanisms of epileptogenesis in ES. A retrospective electronic chart review was performed at the Children's Hospital of Michigan from 2002 to 2012. Electronic charts of 321 patients were reviewed for evidence of post-traumatic epilepsy. Various clinical variables were collected including age at TBI, mechanism of trauma, severity of brain injury, electroencephalography/neuroimaging data, and seizure semiology...
March 17, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300030/hemispheric-polymicrogyria-and-neonatal-seizures-a-potentially-life-threatening-combination
#2
Paula M Brna, A Simon Harvey, Richard J Leventer
Polymicrogyria (PMG) is a heterogeneous malformation of cortical development characterized by excessive gyration and abnormal cortical lamination. Typically, bilateral forms have more severe developmental delay and early-onset epilepsy, but the full spectrum of severity remains ill-defined. We report two cases of right hemispheric PMG and neonatal-onset, drug-resistant seizures culminating in early death. Case 1 began having seizures on Day 1 of life that intensified in severity and proved resistant to numerous antiepileptic drugs...
March 14, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287071/auditory-seizures-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-a-case-with-anti-thyroid-antibodies
#3
Claudia Varrasi, Domizia Vecchio, Luca Magistrelli, Gionata Strigaro, Laura Tassi, Roberto Cantello
In its classic presentation, Hashimoto's encephalopathy is an acute-subacute complex neuropsychiatric syndrome with cognitive impairment, hallucinations, myoclonus, tremor or ataxia, associated with elevated anti-thyroid antibodies. Corticoids and immunotherapy are dramatically effective. However, in some cases, not all the associated features are presented and this delays diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We describe a man with abrupt onset of recurrent auditory seizures resulting in refractory non-convulsive status epilepticus...
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287070/coregistration-of-multimodal-imaging-is-associated-with-favourable-two-year-seizure-outcome-after-paediatric-epilepsy-surgery
#4
Michael Scott Perry, Laurie Bailey, Daniel Freedman, David Donahue, Saleem Malik, Hayden Head, Cynthia Keator, Angel Hernandez
Multimodal coregistration uses multiple image datasets coregistered to an anatomical reference (i.e. MRI), allowing multiple studies to be viewed together. Commonly used in intractable epilepsy evaluation and generally accepted to improve localization of the epileptogenic zone, data showing that coregistration improves outcome is lacking. We compared seizure freedom following epilepsy surgery in paediatric patients, evaluated before and after the use of coregistration protocols at our centre, to determine whether this correlated with a change in outcome...
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287068/temporal-lobe-epilepsy-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
#5
Irena Doležalová, Milan Brázdil, Philippe Kahane
Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most frequent form of drug-resistant epilepsy referred to epilepsy surgery centres. The vast majority of lesional cases can be operated on without invasive investigation which is often not the case for non-lesional cases. Invasive investigation in non-lesional cases, however, may lead to unexpected results, as illustrated in the following case report. [Published with video sequence on www.epilepticdisorders.com].
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256446/patience-can-be-a-virtue-with-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-thalami-another-case-report
#6
Dominik Thuberg, Juergen Voges, Martin Holtkamp, Friedhelm C Schmitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246063/epileptic-seizures-coma-and-eeg-burst-suppression-from-suicidal-bupropion-intoxication
#7
Anna Hiro Noda, Ulrich Schu, Tanja Maier, Susanne Knake, Felix Rosenow
Bupropion, an amphetamine-like dual mechanism drug, is approved and increasingly used for the treatment of major depression, and its use is associated with a dose-dependent risk of epileptic seizures. Suicide attempts are frequent in major depression and often an overdose of the drugs available is ingested. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the clinical course, including EEG and neurological symptoms, as well as treatment and prognosis of bupropion intoxication. We report on the clinical and EEG course of a women who ingested 27 g of bupropion in a suicide attempt...
February 27, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246062/epilepsy-with-myoclonic-atonic-seizures-and-chronic-cerebellar-symptoms-associated-with-antibodies-against-glutamate-receptors-n2b-and-d2-in-serum-and-cerebrospinal-fluid
#8
Ryuki Matsuura, Shin-Ichiro Hamano, Satoru Ikemoto, Yuko Hirata, Kotoko Suzuki, Kenjiro Kikuchi, Yukitoshi Takahashi
A 3-year-old boy with normal development presented with acute cerebellitis at one year and 10 months of age. His truncal ataxia resolved without treatment. He experienced a relapse of truncal ataxia and atonic seizures at 2 years and one month of age. Five months later, he experienced myoclonic atonic seizures. By 3 years of age, the truncal ataxia had become severe, and the frequency of myoclonic atonic seizures increased. Compared to controls, we found higher levels of anti-C-terminal GluN2B and anti-N terminal GluD2 antibodies in the serum, and anti-N terminal GluN2B and anti-C terminal GluD2 antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...
February 27, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238966/managing-lafora-body-disease-with-vagal-nerve-stimulation
#9
Mohamad A Mikati, Faysal Tabbara
A 17-year-old female, of consanguineous parents, presented with a history of seizures and cognitive decline since the age of 12 years. She had absence, focal dyscognitive, generalized myoclonic, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures, all of which were drug resistant. The diagnosis of Lafora body disease was made based on a compatible clinical, EEG, seizure semiology picture and a disease-causing homozygous mutation in the EPM2A gene. A vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) was inserted and well tolerated with a steady decrease and then stabilization in seizure frequency during the six months following insertion (months 1-6)...
February 22, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218059/sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-sudep-what-every-neurologist-should-know
#10
Rohit Shankar, Elizabeth J Donner, Brendan McLean, Lina Nashef, Torbjörn Tomson
This review aims to empower general neurologists to provide better informed person-centred advice on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) to people with epilepsy in order to help keep them safe. Past and present evidence is consolidated in order to inform readers about SUDEP, and up-to-date insights into the epidemiology, diagnostic classification, pathophysiology, risk factors, influence of co-morbidity, and importance of sensitive person-centred communication are outlined. This review provides "fingertip" information to the practicing neurologist with regards to identifying and communicating risks for SUDEP and suggests practical measures for managing these risks in partnership with the patient...
February 16, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202425/levetiracetam-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-patient-with-status-epilepticus
#11
Jonguk Kim, Jung-Won Shin
Levetiracetam has broad-spectrum activity in epilepsy. In contrast to phenytoin, levetiracetam has an ideal pharmacokinetic profile without any severe haemodynamic side effects and therefore intravenous loading of levetiracetam is commonly used in adult patients with status epilepticus, especially those who have medical problems. However, levetiracetam-induced serious adverse effects, such as thrombocytopenia and pancytopenia, have been reported in the literature. Here, we describe a case of status epilepticus after cardiac arrest treated with levetiracetam in which severe thrombocytopenia developed and was successfully managed by discontinuation of levetiracetam...
February 15, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202424/gnao1-associated-epileptic-encephalopathy-and-movement-disorders-c-607g-a-variant-represents-a-probable-mutation-hotspot-with-a-distinct-phenotype
#12
Ravindra Arya, Christine Spaeth, Donald L Gilbert, James L Leach, Katherine D Holland
We describe a case of GNAO1-associated epilepsy and chorea in a patient with a de novo pathogenic mutation. This patient is unique in being the first reported male with this phenotype, and we propose that this genetic variant may represent a mutation hotspot that characterizes a unique phenotype. This 5.2-years-old boy presented with seizures, chorea, and severe global developmental delay. Brain imaging showed progressive diffuse cerebral atrophy. EEG monitoring revealed multifocal and diffuse discharges, along with generalized-onset seizures...
February 15, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351825/control-groups-in-paediatric-epilepsy-research-do-first-degree-cousins-show-familial-effects
#13
Melissa Hanson, Blaise Morrison, Jana E Jones, Daren C Jackson, Dace Almane, Michael Seidenberg, Qianqian Zhao, Paul J Rathouz, Bruce P Hermann
To determine whether first-degree cousins of children with idiopathic focal and genetic generalized epilepsies show any association across measures of cognition, behaviour, and brain structure. The presence/absence of associations addresses the question of whether and to what extent first-degree cousins may serve as unbiased controls in research addressing the cognitive, psychiatric, and neuroimaging features of paediatric epilepsies. Participants were children (aged 8-18) with epilepsy who had at least one first-degree cousin control enrolled in the study (n=37) and all enrolled cousin controls (n=100)...
March 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300031/epileptic-spasms-in-congenital-disorders-of-glycosylation
#14
Andreia G Pereira, Nadia Bahi-Buisson, Christine Barnerias, Nathalie Boddaert, Rima Nabbout, Pascale de Lonlay, Anna Kaminska, Monika Eisermann
Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) are a group of rare metabolic diseases, characterized by impaired glycosylation. Multisystemic involvement is common and neurological impairment is notably severe and disabling, concerning the central and peripheral nervous system. Epilepsy is frequent, but detailed electroclinical description is rare. We describe, retrospectively, the electroclinical features in five children with CDG and epileptic spasms. Epileptic spasms were observed in patients with ALG1-, ALG6, ALG11-CDG and CDG-Ix, and occurred at an early age, before 6 months in all cases, except one who had spasms that started at 18 months...
March 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287069/ictus-emeticus-presenting-as-an-unusual-seizure-type-in-chromosome-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#15
Pi-Lien Hung, Li-Tung Huang, Shang-Yeong Kwan, Kai-Ping Chang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Yi-Yen Lee, Hueng-Chuen Fan, Chien Chen
We present a case study of a patient with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome presenting with ictus emeticus, together with a review of the relevant literature. The patient developed generalized tonic-clonic seizures at 3 months old, and seizures eventually remitted after calcium therapy. He then experienced vigorous vomiting that occurred during sleep, with glassy eyes and legs flexion. Video-EEG recordings exhibited a switch in background activity from organized reactivity during normal sleep to left lateralized temporal delta activity, which was bilaterally synchronized during an emetic attack...
March 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256447/drug-resistant-parietal-lobe-epilepsy-clinical-manifestations-and-surgery-outcome
#16
Marjan Asadollahi, Michael R Sperling, Amin H Rabiei, Ali A Asadi-Pooya
We reviewed a large surgical cohort to investigate the clinical manifestations, EEG and neuroimaging findings, and postoperative seizure outcome in patients with drug-resistant parietal lobe epilepsy (PLE). All drug-resistant PLE patients, who were investigated for epilepsy surgery at Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center between 1986 and 2015, were identified. Demographic data, seizure data, EEG recordings, brain MRI, pathological findings, and postsurgical seizure outcome were reviewed. In total, 18 patients (11 males and seven females) were identified...
March 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202427/the-insula-lobe-and-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-a-hypothesis
#17
Jia Li, Qianwen Ming, Weihong Lin
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of death in patients with refractory epilepsy, particularly those with chronic epilepsy. The physiopathological mechanisms underlying SUDEP have not been elucidated. Autonomic dysregulation of cardiac or respiratory function is thought to underlie SUDEP. Here, we present a summary of available evidence on the involvement of the insular lobe in the regulation of cardiorespiratory function. Ictal discharge that originates in the cortex can, primarily or secondarily, involve the insula lobe through epileptogenic signal networks, leading to cardiorespiratory dysfunction, central apnoea, arrhythmias, and sudden death in patients with epilepsy...
March 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976614/atlas-of-neuropathological-lesions-in-epilepsy-surgery-hippocampal-sclerosis-ilae-type-3-ca4-predominant-neuronal-loss
#18
R Coras, I Blümcke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976612/atlas-of-neuropathological-lesions-in-epilepsy-surgery-hippocampal-sclerosis-ilae-type-1
#19
R Coras, I Blümcke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976609/atlas-of-neuropathological-lesions-in-epilepsy-surgery-hippocampal-sclerosis-ilae-type-2-ca1-predominant-neuronal-loss
#20
R Coras, I Blümcke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
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