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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912111/can-ictal-meg-obviate-the-need-for-phase-ii-monitoring-in-people-with-drug-refractory-epilepsy-a-prospective-observational-study
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Bhargavi Ramanujam, Kamal Bharti, Vibhin Viswanathan, Ajay Garg, Madhavi Tripathi, Chandrashekhar Bal, P Sarat Chandra, Manjari Tripathi
PURPOSE: To determine if ictal-magnetoencephalography (ictal-MEG) source localization (SL) added information towards delineating the ictal-onset zone (IOZ), whether and how it helped final decision-making in epilepsy-surgery. METHODS: Definite focal clusters on ictal-MEG were available for 32 DRE-patients, data was analyzed (single equivalent current dipole (ECD) model), SL done. Clinical history, long-term video-EEG (VEEG) monitoring, epilepsy-protocol MRI, FDG-PET, ictal-SPECT and interictal-MEG were discussed at the multispeciality Epilepsy Surgery Case-conference (ESC)...
October 31, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911366/a-multimodal-imaging-and-stimulation-based-method-of-evaluating-connectivity-related-brain-excitability-in-patients-with-epilepsy
#2
Mouhsin M Shafi, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, Catherine J Chu, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Bernard S Chang
Resting-state functional connectivity MRI (rs-fcMRI) is a technique that identifies connectivity between different brain regions based on correlations over time in the blood-oxygenation level dependent signal. rs-fcMRI has been applied extensively to identify abnormalities in brain connectivity in different neurologic and psychiatric diseases. However, the relationship among rs-fcMRI connectivity abnormalities, brain electrophysiology and disease state is unknown, in part because the causal significance of alterations in functional connectivity in disease pathophysiology has not been established...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894944/surface-projected-flair-supr-flair-analysis-a-novel-tool-for-advanced-imaging-of-epilepsy
#3
Francesco Cardinale, Stefano Francione, Luciana Gennari, Alberto Citterio, Maurizio Sberna, Laura Tassi, Roberto Mai, Ivana Sartori, Lino Nobili, Massimo Cossu, Laura Castana, Giorgio Lo Russo, Nadia Colombo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot retrospective study is to describe the SUrface-PRojected FLuid-Attenuation-Inversion-Recovery (SUPR-FLAIR) analysis, a novel method mainly aimed at revealing cortical areas with subtle signal hyper-intensity. METHODS: Images from 101 healthy controls and ten patients suffering from drug-resistant partial epilepsy were retrospectively post-processed. Brain surface was reconstructed from a 3D T1-weighted fast field echo (3D T1W-FFE) MRI scan...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891417/a-commonly-missed-well-known-entity-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-report
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Smilu Mohanlal, Radha Gulati Ghildiyal, Alpana Kondekar, Poonam Wade, Richa Sinha
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) usually presents with abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy and psychiatric manifestations. Incidence of AIP being 5 in 1,00,000. We present a case of an 11-year-old male child with multiple cranial nerve involvement, quadriparesis, focal convulsions, hypertension, hyponatremia with history of recurrent abdominal pain. His complete haemogram, ultrasonography (USG) abdomen, renal function tests were normal, he was also evaluated for tuberculosis which was negative. On further evaluation Electroencephalography (EEG) was suggestive of a generalised seizure disorder, MRI Brain suggestive of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), Electromyography revealed a sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy and urine UV fluoresence test was positive for porphobilinogen which clinched the diagnosis of AIP...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890748/small-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-%C3%A2-5mm-associated-with-epilepsy-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
#5
Fuxin Lin, Hui Wan, Dezhi Kang, Yuanxiang Lin
BACKGROUND: Due to the continuing improvements in imaging technology, an increasing number of epileptogenic small (≤5mm) unruptured intracranial aneurysms (sUIA) are being diagnosed since 2000. However, they are not systematically described and reviewed until now. CASE DESCRIPTION AND THE LITERATURE REVIEW: We reported 2 patients with sUIA who initially presented with complex partial seizures (CPS). Scalp electroencephalography (EEG) showed the seizures activity arising from the mesial temporal/frontal areas, but conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were normal in both patients...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889333/magnetoencephalography-meg-past-current-and-future-perspectives-for-improved-differentiation-and-treatment-of-epilepsies
#6
Hermann Stefan, Eugen Trinka
In addition to visual analysis digital computerized recording of electrical and magnetic fields by using EEG and MEG opened a new window for research concerning improved understanding of pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsies. In the last 25 years MEG was used more and more in clinical studies concerning localization of focal epileptic activity, functional cortex and network analysis. Simultaneous MEG/EEG recording and analysis offer the use of complimentary information increasing the sensitivity for tracing primary epileptic activity...
November 15, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888527/electrophysiological-correlates-of-decision-making-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis
#7
Elisa Azcárraga-Guirola, Yaneth Rodríguez-Agudelo, Julia Velázquez-Cardoso, Yamel Rito-García, Rodolfo Solís-Vivanco
Although previous studies have shown that patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may exhibit impaired decision making (DM), the specific neuro-cognitive processes that underlie this deficiency remain unknown. Inefficient DM may occur due to poor option assessment or a deficit in the evaluation of choice outcomes. This study uses, for the first time, the event-related potential (ERP) technique to analyze these DM subprocesses in patients with MS. Sixteen MS patients and nineteen control subjects performed a DM task based on the Iowa Gambling Task while a digital EEG was recorded...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876002/sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-unusual-initial-presentation-as-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-case-report
#8
Edgaras Dirzius, Renata Balnyte, Vesta Steibliene, Rymante Gleizniene, Inga Gudinaviciene, Andrius Radziunas, Kestutis Petrikonis
BACKGROUND: Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurodegenerative prion disease. MRI findings are included in diagnostic criteria for probable CJD, giving a sensitivity and specificity more than 90%, but the atypical radiological presentations in the early stage of the disease could cause the diagnostic difficulties. CJD can be definitively diagnosed by histopathological confirmation, brain biopsy or at autopsy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 53-year-old woman with a history of a rapidly progressive dementia with symptoms of visual impairment, increased extrapyramidal type muscle tonus, stereotypical movements and ataxic gait resulting in the patient's death after13 months...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862593/serotonergic-modulation-of-orbitofrontal-activity-and-its-relevance-for-decision-making-and-impulsivity
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Paraskevi Mavrogiorgou, Björn Enzi, Ann-Kristin Klimm, Elke Köhler, Patrik Roser, Christine Norra, Georg Juckel
BACKGROUND: The orbitofrontal cortex seems to play a crucial role in reward-guided learning and decision making, especially for impulsive choice procedures including delayed reward discounting. The central serotonergic system is closely involved in the regulation of impulsivity, but how the serotonergic firing rate and release, best investigated by the loudness dependence of auditory evoked potentials (LDAEP), interact with orbitofrontal activity is still unknown. METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers (11 males, 9 females, 31...
November 11, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859041/increased-subcortical-oligodendroglia-like-cells-in-pharmacoresistant-focal-epilepsy-in-children-correlate-with-extensive-epileptogenic-zones
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Satoru Sakuma, William C Halliday, Ruka Nomura, Shiro Baba, Yosuke Sato, Kazuo Okanari, Midori Nakajima, Elysa Widjaja, Cyrus Boelman, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, James T Rutka, James Drake, Steven Miller, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Cortical resections in epilepsy surgery tend to involve multiple lobes in children, compared to adults, partly due to underlying pathology. Oligodendroglia-like cells (OLCs) have been observed in surgical specimens from children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy. We hypothesize that OLCs recruit multiple-lobe epileptogenic zones in pediatric pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy. METHODS: We examined the surgical specimens from 30 children who underwent epilepsy surgery (1...
November 8, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859029/reactivation-of-seizure-related-changes-to-interictal-spike-shape-and-synchrony-during-postseizure-sleep-in-patients
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Mark R Bower, Michal T Kucewicz, Erik K St Louis, Fredric B Meyer, W Richard Marsh, Matt Stead, Gregory A Worrell
OBJECTIVE: Local field potentials (LFPs) arise from synchronous activation of millions of neurons, producing seemingly consistent waveform shapes and relative synchrony across electrodes. Interictal spikes (IISs) are LFPs associated with epilepsy that are commonly used to guide surgical resection. Recently, changes in neuronal firing patterns observed in the minutes preceding seizure onset were found to be reactivated during postseizure sleep, a process called seizure-related consolidation (SRC), due to similarities with learning-related consolidation...
November 18, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856312/empirical-validation-of-directed-functional-connectivity
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Ravi D Mill, Anto Bagic, Andreea Bostan, Walter Schneider, Michael W Cole
Mapping directions of influence in the human brain connectome represents the next phase in understanding its functional architecture. However, a host of methodological uncertainties have impeded the application of directed connectivity methods, which have primarily been validated via "ground truth" connectivity patterns embedded in simulated functional MRI (fMRI) and magneto-/electro-encephalography (MEG/EEG) datasets. Such simulations rely on many generative assumptions, and we hence utilized a different strategy involving empirical data in which a ground truth directed connectivity pattern could be anticipated with confidence...
November 14, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855355/seizure-control-and-cognitive-improvement-via-immunotherapy-in-late-onset-epilepsy-patients-with-paraneoplastic-versus-gad65-autoantibody-associated-limbic-encephalitis
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N Hansen, G Widman, J-A Witt, J Wagner, A J Becker, C E Elger, C Helmstaedter
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of immunotherapy in limbic encephalitis (LE) associated epilepsies with autoantibodies against intracellular antigens in the forms of paraneoplastic autoantibodies versus glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD)-autoantibodies. METHODS: Eleven paraneoplastic-antibodies+ and eleven age- and gender-matched GAD-antibodies+ patients with LE were compared regarding EEG, seizure frequency, MRI volumetry of the brain, and cognition. All patients received immunotherapy with corticosteroids add-on to antiepileptic therapy...
November 14, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832046/periodic-discharges-insight-from-magnetoencephalography
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V Shvarts, G Zoltay, S M Bowyer, A Zillgitt, J E Moran, K Mason R, N Tepley, D Burdette
PURPOSE: This study utilized magnetoencephalography (MEG) dipole localization and coherence measurement to evaluate the magnetic fields associated with periodic discharges. The primary goal of the study was to evaluate whether MEG could consistently localize quasiperiodic discharges that were observed on the EEG portion of the recording. The secondary objective was to evaluate whether coherence measurements would correlate with topographic maxima of epileptiform activity. METHODS: A total of 13 inpatients, whose electrographic records demonstrated lateralized periodic discharges (LPDs), were recruited from Henry Ford Hospital neurology and intensive care units...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818371/ictal-spect-is-useful-in-localizing-the-epileptogenic-zone-in-infants-with-cortical-dysplasia
#15
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...
November 4, 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
#16
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)...
November 4, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816897/epileptic-networks-in-patients-with-bitemporal-epilepsy-the-role-of-seeg-for-the-selection-of-good-surgical-candidates
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L Di Vito, F Mauguière, H Catenoix, S Rheims, P Bourdillon, A Montavont, J Isnard
OBJECTIVE: In this study we investigated the electrical characteristics of seizures recorded by stereo-EEG (SEEG) in a cohort of patients with bitemporal lobe epilepsy (BTLE), in the attempt to verify the presence/absence of different seizure patterns and to identify good surgical candidates. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 14 consecutive patients with medically refractory BTLE confirmed by scalp video-EEG (VEEG) recording of bitemporal independent or non-lateralizing seizure onset...
December 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809371/abnormal-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-are-very-likely-in-cases-of-bilateral-neonatal-arterial-ischaemic-stroke
#18
Ju Hyun Jin, Jeong Eun Shin, Soonmin Lee, Ho Sun Eun, Min Soo Park, Kook In Park, Ran Namgung
AIM: Neonatal arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS) is an important cause of severe neurological disability. This study aimed to analyse the clinical manifestations and outcomes of AIS patients. METHODS: We enrolled neonates with AIS admitted to Severance Children's Hospital and Gangnam Severance Hospital between 2008 and 2015. AIS was confirmed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We retrospectively reviewed the clinical manifestations, MRI findings, electroencephalography (EEG) findings and neurodevelopmental outcomes...
November 3, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807416/mobile-device-applications-for-the-visualization-of-functional-connectivity-networks-and-eeg-electrodes-ibrain-and-ibraineeg
#19
Gonzalo M Rojas, Jorge A Fuentes, Marcelo Gálvez
Multiple functional MRI (fMRI)-based functional connectivity networks were obtained by Yeo et al. (2011), and the visualization of these complex networks is a difficult task. Also, the combination of functional connectivity networks determined by fMRI with electroencephalography (EEG) data could be a very useful tool. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly common among users, and for this reason, we describe here two applications for Android and iOS mobile devices: one that shows in an interactive way the seven Yeo functional connectivity networks, and another application that shows the relative position of 10-20 EEG electrodes with Yeo's seven functional connectivity networks...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797990/cohort-profile-the-baependi-heart-study-a-family-based-highly-admixed-cohort-study-in-a-rural-brazilian-town
#20
Kieren J Egan, Malcolm von Schantz, André B Negrão, Hadassa C Santos, Andréa R V R Horimoto, Nubia E Duarte, Guilherme C Gonçalves, Júlia M P Soler, Mariza de Andrade, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Homero Vallada, Tâmara P Taporoski, Mario Pedrazzoli, Ana P Azambuja, Camila M de Oliveira, Rafael O Alvim, José E Krieger, Alexandre C Pereira
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major challenge to global health. The same epidemiological transition scenario is replayed as countries develop, but with variations based on environment, culture and ethnic mixture. The Baependi Heart Study was set up in 2005 to develop a longitudinal family-based cohort study that reflects on some of the genetic and lifestyle-related peculiarities of the Brazilian populations, in order to evaluate genetic and environmental influences on CVD risk factor traits...
October 21, 2016: BMJ Open
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