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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588995/the-adjunctive-application-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-the-management-of-de-novo-refractory-epilepsia-partialis-continua-in-adolescent-onset-polg-related-mitochondrial-disease
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Yi Shiau Ng, Henriette van Ruiten, H Ming Lai, Rebecca Scott, Venkateswaran Ramesh, Karen Horridge, Robert W Taylor, Doug M Turnbull, Gráinne S Gorman, Robert McFarland, Mark R Baker
Focal status epilepticus in POLG -related mitochondrial disease is highly refractory to pharmacological agents, including general anesthesia. We report the challenges in managing a previously healthy teenager who presented with de novo epilepsia partialis continua and metabolic stroke resulting from the homozygous p.Ala467Thr POLG mutation, the most common pathogenic variant identified in the Caucasian population. We applied transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; 2 mA; 20 min) daily as an adjunctive therapy because her focal seizures failed to respond to five antiepileptic drugs at maximal doses...
March 2018: Epilepsia Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578188/spectrum-of-hyperosmolar-hyperglycaemic-state-in-neurology-practice
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U K Misra, J Kalita, S K Bhoi, D Dubey
Background & objectives: Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS) is a medical emergency, but there is a paucity of studies reporting the spectrum of neurological manifestations of HHS. We, therefore, report the neurological spectrum, triggering factors and outcome of HHS in general neurology practice. Methods: The records of the patients with HHS were extracted from computerized hospital information system and those managed currently were prospectively included...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445916/bottom-of-sulcus-focal-cortical-dysplasia-presenting-as-epilepsia-partialis-continua-multimodality-characterization-including-7t-mri
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Sarah A Kelley, Shenandoah Robinson, Nathan E Crone, Bruno P Soares
INTRODUCTION: Bottom-of-sulcus focal cortical dysplasias are an under recognized, surgically treatable cause of focal epilepsy. Resection can dramatically reduce the seizure burden for children with refractory epilepsy, or eliminate seizures altogether. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We report the case and present the results of multimodality evaluation of a 15-year-old young man who presented with long-standing partial epilepsy affecting his right leg, which over the years became refractory to therapy...
February 14, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375853/hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-presenting-with-epilepsia-partialis-continua-and-a-frontal-lobe-lesion
#4
Lokesh A Rukmangadachar, Sudeepta Dandapat, Esther N Bit-Ivan, Yen-Yi Peng
We report a case of Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE), who presented with epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) and a frontal lobe lesion. The diagnosis of HE remained elusive until the serum thyroid antibodies became positive 7 months after the onset of EPC. The histopathology of this frontal lesion showed nonvasculitic inflammation.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314548/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-features-associated-with-vars2-related-mitochondrial-disease
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Francesco Bruni, Ivano Di Meo, Emanuele Bellacchio, Bryn D Webb, Robert McFarland, Zofia M A Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Langping He, Ewa Skorupa, Isabella Moroni, Anna Ardissone, Anna Walczak, Henna Tyynismaa, Pirjo Isohanni, Hanna Mandel, Holger Prokisch, Tobias Haack, Penelope E Bonnen, Bertini Enrico, Ewa Pronicka, Daniele Ghezzi, Robert W Taylor, Daria Diodato
In recent years, an increasing number of mitochondrial disorders have been associated with mutations in mitochondrial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (mt-aaRSs), which are key enzymes of mitochondrial protein synthesis. Bi-allelic functional variants in VARS2, encoding the mitochondrial valyl tRNA-synthetase, were first reported in a patient with psychomotor delay and epilepsia partialis continua associated with an oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) Complex I defect, before being described in a patient with a neonatal form of encephalocardiomyopathy...
April 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249447/people-with-epilepsy-are-diagnosed-most-often-with-unspecified-epilepsy-followed-by-focal-epilepsy-generalized-convulsive-epilepsy-and-generalized-nonconvulsive-epilepsy-us-marketscan-data-2010-2015
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Sanjeeb Sapkota, Rosemarie Kobau, Daniel M Pastula, Matthew M Zack
The distribution of epilepsy types varies by age, etiology, provider diagnostic capabilities, and assessment criteria. No recent US study has examined the distribution of epilepsy types in a large, population-based sample of people with epilepsy. We used MarketScan data from January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2015, to estimate the proportion of epilepsy types among all (N=370,570) individuals diagnosed with epilepsy. We identified cases of epilepsy as individuals with at least one International Classification of Disease, 9th version (ICD-9) diagnostic code of 345...
February 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203537/teaching-video-neuro-images-epilepsia-partialis-continua-in-an-adolescent-with-preexisting-focal-epilepsy
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Niamh C Lagan, Kathleen M Gorman, Amre Shahwan, Mary D King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062692/efficacy-of-perampanel-in-a-patient-with-epilepsia-partialis-continua
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H Argente-Escrig, A Gómez-Ibáñez, V Villanueva
Perampanel is the first-in-class selective and noncompetitive α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor antagonist. It is authorized in the U.S. and Europe as an add-on antiepileptic drug for partial-onset seizures, and for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Single reports have also indicated a potential efficacy for myoclonic jerks. Here, we report a patient whose drug-resistant epilepsia partialis continua completely resolved after adding perampanel. She has remained seizure-free in an eighteen-month follow-up period...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965498/focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-iia-manifesting-as-epilepsia-partialis-continua-for-50-years
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Kristin M Ikeda, Mubarak M Aldosari, Seyed M Mirsattari, Huda AlGhefari, Robert R Hammond
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923528/arterial-spin-labeling-hyperperfusion-in-rasmussen-s-encephalitis-is-it-due-to-focal-brain-inflammation-or-a-postictal-phenomenon
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Savith Kumar, Chinmay P Nagesh, Bejoy Thomas, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan, Ramshekhar N Menon, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The study evaluated the utility of arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion imaging in Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hospital electronic database was searched using the search words "encephalitis," "autoimmune encephalitis" and "Rasmussen's encephalitis" for the period of 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Jan 2017. Clinically diagnosed cases of RE for which epilepsy protocol magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with perfusion imaging (ASL) performed on a 3T scanner were retrieved...
February 2018: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904588/a-case-of-epilepsia-partialis-continua-due-to-linear-nevus-syndrome-with-hemimegalencephaly
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Leema Pauline Cornelius, Vivekasaravanan Raju, Ravi A Lalapet
Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a form of focal status epilepticus often refractory to anticonvulsant therapy. A wide range of abnormalities such as inflammatory, vascular, metabolic-toxic, developmental malformations, and neoplasia cause EPC. Linear nevus syndrome with hemimegalencephaly is one of the developmental malformations that can present with EPC.
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866335/predictors-of-outcomes-and-refractoriness-in-status-epilepticus-a-prospective-study
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Murat Mert Atmaca, Nerses Bebek, Betül Baykan, Ayşen Gökyiğit, Candan Gürses
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of outcomes and refractoriness in status epilepticus (SE). METHODS: This is a prospective study of 59 adult patients with SE who were admitted to the Emergency Department between February 2012 and December 2013. The effects of clinical, demographic, and electrophysiologic features of patients with SE were evaluated. To evaluate outcome in SE, STESS, mSTESS, and EMSE scales were used. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis showed that being aged ≥65years (p=0...
August 31, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732255/can-head-trauma-trigger-adult-onset-rasmussen-s-encephalitis
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Derrick Soh, Dennis J Cordato, Andrew F Bleasel, Peter Brimage, Roy G Beran
Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a rare unilateral inflammatory brain disorder that causes progressive neurocognitive deterioration and refractory epilepsy including epilepsia partialis continua (EPC). We describe a patient with a unique presentation, where right upper limb EPC due to RE began within 2weeks of a concussive left frontal head injury, in a 36-year-old female without other identifiable etiology, no prior neurological deficit nor suggestion of intracranial pathology or infection, and no preceding seizures...
September 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687444/long-term-follow-up-for-patients-with-nonprogressive-epilepsia-partialis-continua-in-a-single-center-in-china
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Song Yan, Yan-Chun Deng, Xiao-Li Wang, Meng-Meng Hu, Yong-Hong Liu, Lei Ma
Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a rare variant of epilepsy. Cases from China are rare. We present a case series of seven patients to analyze its clinical features, imagining findings, etiology, drug use, and long-term outcome in a single epilepsy center. We made assessments of drug effects twice (Stage I - when they left our hospital; Stage II in March 2017 - by telephone interviews to rate their long-term outcome). The mean duration of the second follow-up was 4.8years. Of the seven patients, four patients characterized motor and sensory EPC and three motor EPC...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658412/epilepsia-partialis-continua-induces-transient-brain-edema
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Tiago Silva Aguiar, Gustavo Lopes de Freitas Honório, Samila Oliveira Silva, Renan Amaral Coutinho, Marcos Martins da Silva, Cláudia Cecília da Silva Rego, Marco Antônio Sales Dantas de Lima, Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623753/precuneal-epilepsy-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcome
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Adil Harroud, Olivier Boucher, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Louis Harris, Jeffery Hall, François Dubeau, Ismail Mohamed, Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: The precuneus is a complex and highly connected structure located in the medial portion of the superior parietal lobule. The clinical presentation of precuneal epilepsy is poorly characterized, mostly because these patients have seldom been distinguished from those with other types of parietal lobe epilepsy. The present study aims to improve the understanding of precuneal epilepsy by detailing its clinical features and surgical outcomes. METHODS: Six previously unreported cases of drug-resistant precuneal epilepsy investigated between 2002 and 2014 were retrospectively studied...
August 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572051/late-onset-rasmussen-encephalitis-a-literature-appraisal
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Sophie Dupont, Ana Gales, Serge Sammey, Marie Vidailhet, Virginie Lambrecq
Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE) is classically described as a childhood encephalopathy due to a unilateral inflammation of the cerebral cortex with a presumed immune-mediated pathophysiological basis. Unusual variant forms, including adolescent and adult-onset RE have been described but there is still a doubt whether these atypical cases correspond to classical RE patients. To review evidence, a systematic PubMed search was conducted to retrieve papers addressing late onset RE to assess (i) the positivity rate of classical childhood-onset diagnostic criteria for RE in late-onset RE, (ii) the specific clinical and radiological features that could help earlier diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, (iii) the arguments for an autoimmune pathophysiology including (iiia) the association with autoimmune markers or diseases and (iiib) the effects of immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatments...
August 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497610/epilepsia-partialis-continua-after-an-anterior-circulation-ischaemic-stroke
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C Bentes, A C Franco, A R Peralta, P Viana, H Martins, C Morgado, C Casimiro, C Fonseca, R Geraldes, P Canhão, T Pinho E Melo, T Paiva, J M Ferro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although cerebrovascular disorders are the main cause of epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) in adulthood, the frequency of EPC after stroke is unknown. The aim was to prospectively ascertain its frequency 1 year after an ischaemic stroke. METHODS: This was a prospective study of consecutive acute anterior circulation ischaemic stroke patients, previously independent, with an admission National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score ≥4, an acute ischaemic lesion on imaging and no previous epileptic seizures...
July 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292732/alternating-hemiplegia-and-epilepsia-partialis-continua-a-new-phenotype-for-a-novel-compound-tbc1d24-mutation
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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)...
April 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239546/functional-hemispherotomy-in-rasmussen-syndrome-in-the-absence-of-classic-mri-findings
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Yasunori Nagahama, Charuta Joshi, Brian Dlouhy, Angela Y Wu, Taylor J Abel, Gary Baumbach, Hiroto Kawasaki
A 7-year-old previously healthy girl presented with a left-sided focal seizure without impaired consciousness and subsequently developed epilepsia partialis continua. Initial MRI was normal, and the subsequent images only showed a focal T2/FLAIR hyperintense area without cortical atrophy. She was diagnosed with Rasmussen syndrome by pathology and promptly treated with functional hemispherotomy. Rasmussen syndrome is a rare progressive neurological disorder, the only definitive cure for which is hemispheric disconnection...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
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