Read by QxMD icon Read

Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports

Muhammad T Khan, Roger Oghlakian, Mohamad Z Koubeissi
Determining the language-dominant hemisphere is essential for planning epilepsy surgery. A 60-year-old right-handed woman with epilepsy since age 16 failed a partial right anterior lobectomy at age 21. Later, a brain MRI found extensive right-sided cortical dysplasia and periventricular heterotopia. Subsequently, prolonged video-EEG monitoring localized her seizures to the right temporoparietal region. Functional MRI was inconclusive in lateralizing her language, prompting a Wada test, which strongly lateralized language to the right...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Nicole M Warner, Ryder P Gwinn, Michael J Doherty
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate mirtazapine-induced changes in responsive neurostimulator (RNS) recordings in a patient with epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cortical detection/stimulation counts from an RNS implanted in a patient with bitemporal epilepsy were matched to mirtazapine use to see if that drug altered hippocampal excitability. RESULTS: Mirtazapine decreased hippocampal stability; when mirtazapine was held after a washout period, DSC counts declined, but when it was retrialed, DSC counts increased...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Kyra Doumlele, Erin Conway, Julie Hedlund, Patricia Tolete, Orrin Devinsky
West Syndrome is characterized by infantile spasms, a hypsarrhythmic electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern, and a poor neurodevelopmental prognosis. First-line treatments include adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and vigabatrin, but adverse effects often limit their use. CPP-115 is a high-affinity vigabatrin analogue developed to increase therapeutic potency and to limit retinal toxicity. Here, we present a child treated with CPP-115 through an investigational new drug protocol who experienced a marked reduction of seizures with no evidence of retinal dysfunction...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Sachin Sureshbabu, Dinesh Nayak, Sudhir Peter, Chindripu Sobhana, Gaurav Mittal, Vikash Aggarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Vibhangini S Wasade, Indranil Balki, Susan M Bowyer, Shaila Gaddam, Ali-Reza Mohammadi-Nejad, Mohammad-Reza Nazem-Zadeh, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Andrew Zillgitt, Marianna Spanaki-Varelas
Excessive yawning was described in some neurological conditions as part of periictal or ictal manifestations of epilepsy, most commonly temporal lobe. We present the first case of controllable yawning as a primary seizure semiology with dominant frontal lobe involvement in a 20-year-old man. Video electroencephalography recorded 8 yawning episodes accompanied with right arm movement correlating with rhythmic diffuse theta range activity with left hemispheric predominance. Magnetoencephalography coherence source imaging was consistent with persistent neuronal networks with areas of high coherence reliably present over the left lateral orbitofrontal region...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Diosely C Silveira, Mahrukh Bashir, Joshua Daniel, Michelle H Lucena, Frank Bonpietro
We report on a 20-year-old patient with a 6-month history of recurrent abdominal pain and a 3-day history of vomiting, hypertension, seizures, and encephalopathy. The brain MRI showed posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, and continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring showed lateralized periodic discharges plus fast activity. Comprehensive CSF studies were negative. Because of severe abdominal pain without a definite etiology, we requested urine porphobilinogen and serum and fecal porphyrins, which suggested acute intermittent porphyria (AIP)...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Mayu Fujikawa, Yoshiyuki Nishio, Yosuke Kakisaka, Nanayo Ogawa, Masaki Iwasaki, Nobukazu Nakasato
BACKGROUND: Interictal behavioral symptoms in frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) are variable and often difficult to discriminate from other localization-related epilepsies. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report two female patients with right FLE who exhibited fantastic confabulations. One of the patients had a 14-year history of hypermotor seizures, and the other had a 10-year history of dyscognitive seizures with automatism. Their fantastic confabulations arose in the context of moderate-to-severe cognitive impairment and of a variety of behavioral abnormalities, including emotional withdrawal and compulsive behaviors...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Frédéric Racicot, Sami Obaid, Alain Bouthillier, Laurent Guillon-Létourneau, Jean-François Clément, Dang Khoa Nguyen
We report the case of a 23-year-old left-handed woman with medically intractable praxis-induced reflex seizures mainly precipitated by writing. Selective resection of subtle end-of-sulcus cortical dysplasia in the right inferior parietal lobule resulted in freedom from seizures. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of praxis-induced reflex seizures mainly precipitated by writing in which a focal lesion was found and treated successfully by surgery.
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Jessica J Falco-Walter, Michael Stein, Maggie McNulty, Lubov Romantseva, Peter Heydemann
We report a 10-year-old boy with mild developmental delay and epilepsy with new events of right back tickling and emotional upset. These initially appeared behavioral, causing postulation of habit behaviors or psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Several ictal and interictal EEGs were unrevealing. Continuous EEG revealed only poorly localized frontal ictal activity. Given that his clinical symptoms suggested a parietal localization, double-density EEG electrodes were placed to better localize the epileptogenic and symptomatogenic zones...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Nicholas M Allen, Judith Conroy, Thierry Deonna, Dara McCreary, Paul McGettigan, Cathy Madigan, Imogen Carter, Sean Ennis, Sally A Lynch, Amre Shahwan, Mary D King
Atypical benign partial epilepsy (ABPE) of childhood or pseudo-Lennox syndrome is a form of idiopathic focal epilepsy characterized by multiple seizure types, focal and/or generalized epileptiform discharges, continuous spike-wave during sleep (CSWS), and sometimes reversible neurocognitive deficits. There are few reported cases of ABPE describing detailed correlative longitudinal follow-up of the various associated neurocognitive, language, social communicative, or motor deficits, in parallel with the epilepsy...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Hirotaka Motoi, Tohru Okanishi, Sotaro Kanai, Takuya Yokota, Tomohiro Yamazoe, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Ayataka Fujimoto, Takamichi Yamamoto, Hideo Enoki
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a chromosome disorder (4p-syndrome) which is characterized by craniofacial features and epileptic seizures. Here, we report a case of WHS with West syndrome, in whom the seizures were refractory to several antiepileptic drugs but were responsive to the addition of lamotrigine. The patient had epileptic spasms at age seven months. The interictal electroencephalogram was hypsarrhythmic. After adding lamotrigine, seizures decreased remarkably, and spasms disappeared. We have identified and described the very rare case of a girl with WHS who also developed West syndrome...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Andrea L Green, Patrick H Harmon, F Austin Boyer, Kamil Detyniecki, Maria G Motlagh, Predrag V Gligorovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Riddhi Patira, Vidita Khatri, Camilo Gutierrez, Sarah Zubkov
We expand the differential diagnosis of LGI1-positive faciobrachial dystonic seizures (FBDS) by presenting a 67-year-old woman affected by seizures of similar semiology who was found to have insular epilepsy. We report the distinct characteristics of insular faciobrachial dystonic-like seizures that would help clinicians to differentiate them from typical LGI1-positive FBDS, thus, guiding therapy while awaiting antibody results. LGI1-negative faciobrachial dystonic-like seizures should be considered when the seizure semiology includes unilateral and prolonged dystonia without loss of awareness, there is an ictal EEG correlate, MRI is suggestive of insular lesion, and when there is neither clearly associated memory impairment nor hyponatremia...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Yuri Nagai, Ayataka Fujimoto, Tohru Okanishi, Hironao Motoi, Sotaro Kanai, Takuya Yokota, Hideo Enoki, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Takamichi Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To perform an epilepsy surgery on a patient with drug resistant epilepsy secondary to bilateral brain malformation. The patient was a 2-year 9-month-old boy who had congenital bilateral multiple abnormalities. He developed a complex partial seizure at 9 months old. Based on the presurgical evaluations, he underwent a right hemispherotomy. RESULTS: Brain MRI revealed congenital bilateral polymicrogyria, right schizencephaly, and corpus callosum agenesis...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Bernhard J Steinhoff, Matthias Bacher, Christoph Kurth, Anke M Staack, Reinhold Kornmeier
Perampanel (PER) is the first-in-class selective, noncompetitive α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor antagonist that has been licensed and marketed as antiepileptic drug (AED) indicated for patients with partial-onset and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. A positive effect was reported in some patients with epileptic myoclonic jerks in idiopathic generalized epilepsy and in progressive myoclonic epilepsy. We treated a male patient with posthypoxic nonepileptic myoclonus (Lance-Adams syndrome) with add-on PER and achieved an almost complete cessation of jerks...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Ibrahim Bora, Aylin Bican Demir, Pinar Uzun
Cephalosporins, particularly cefepime, exert neurotoxic side effects that can lead to status epilepticus. These neurotoxic side effects include myoclonus, dystonic movements, tremor, asterixis, seizure, status epilepticus, encephalopathy, and sometimes coma. Status epilepticus, particularly nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), is a well-known but unusual complication in patients with altered renal function who were receiving treatment with intravenous cephalosporins, especially cefepime. We reviewed the clinical and electroencephalographic (EEG) characteristics of 7 patients with renal failure who developed consciousness alterations with changes in EEG activity while being treated with cephalosporins...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Benjamin Tolchin, Tadeau Fantaneanu, Michael Miller, Jeffrey Helgager, Jong Woo Lee
This report discusses a case of nonconvulsive status epilepticus, caused by cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation. Brain biopsy demonstrated cerebral amyloid angiopathy, with clinical and radiographic features indicative of a fluctuating inflammatory process. Immunomodulatory treatment with pulse steroids resulted in rapid and dramatic clinical and radiographic improvement. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation should be considered in the differential diagnosis of new-onset seizures after the age of 40, when associated with fluctuating multifocal T2 hyperintensities and petechial hemorrhages on gradient echo (GRE) or susceptibility-weighted (SWI) MRI sequences...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Adriana de Pesters, AmiLyn M Taplin, Matthew A Adamo, Anthony L Ritaccio, Gerwin Schalk
OBJECTIVE: Patients requiring resective brain surgery often undergo functional brain mapping during perioperative planning to localize expressive language areas. Currently, all established protocols to perform such mapping require substantial time and patient participation during verb generation or similar tasks. These issues can make language mapping impractical in certain clinical circumstances (e.g., during awake craniotomies) or with certain populations (e.g., pediatric patients)...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
AmiLyn M Taplin, Adriana de Pesters, Peter Brunner, Dora Hermes, John C Dalfino, Matthew A Adamo, Anthony L Ritaccio, Gerwin Schalk
In this case report, we investigated the utility and practicality of passive intraoperative functional mapping of expressive language cortex using high-resolution electrocorticography (ECoG). The patient presented here experienced new-onset seizures caused by a medium-grade tumor in very close proximity to expressive language regions. In preparation of tumor resection, the patient underwent multiple functional language mapping procedures. We examined the relationship of results obtained with intraoperative high-resolution ECoG, extraoperative ECoG utilizing a conventional subdural grid, extraoperative electrical cortical stimulation (ECS) mapping, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
I-Ching Chou, Huan-Cheng Lai, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Yu-Tzu Chang, Sheng-Shing Lin, Syuan-Yu Hong, Inn-Chi Lee
PURPOSE: This report sheds light on a successful treatment in febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) with the combined use of lidocaine and MgSO4. METHODS: We report a 12-year-old previously healthy girl who experienced an upper respiratory infection with fever and headache for 2 days, then suddenly went into a coma followed by repetitive status epilepticus. All tests for CNS infection, metabolic and toxic diseases, and autoimmune encephalitis were negative...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"