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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290134/animal-models-of-seizures-and-epilepsy-past-present-and-future-role-for-the-discovery-of-antiseizure-drugs
#1
Wolfgang Löscher
The identification of potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of epilepsy requires the use of seizure models. Except for some early treatments, including bromides and phenobarbital, the antiseizure activity of all clinically used drugs was, for the most part, defined by acute seizure models in rodents using the maximal electroshock and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole seizure tests and the electrically kindled rat. Unfortunately, the clinical evidence to date would suggest that none of these models, albeit useful, are likely to identify those therapeutics that will effectively manage patients with drug resistant seizures...
March 13, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284397/optimizing-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-dravet-syndrome-recommendations-from-a-north-american-consensus-panel
#2
Elaine C Wirrell, Linda Laux, Elizabeth Donner, Nathalie Jette, Kelly Knupp, Mary Anne Meskis, Ian Miller, Joseph Sullivan, Michelle Welborn, Anne T Berg
OBJECTIVES: To establish standards for early, cost-effective, and accurate diagnosis; optimal therapies for seizures; and recommendations for evaluation and management of comorbidities for children and adults with Dravet syndrome, using a modified Delphi process. METHODS: An expert panel was convened comprising epileptologists with nationally recognized expertise in Dravet syndrome and parents of children with Dravet syndrome, whose experience and understanding was enhanced by their active roles in Dravet syndrome associations...
March 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281491/status-epilepticus-refractory-and-super-refractory
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REVIEW
Deepanshu Dubey, Jayantee Kalita, Usha K Misra
Status epilepticus (SE) is an important neurological emergency. It is defined as seizures lasting for 5 minutes or more or recurrent seizures without recovery of consciousness to baseline between the attacks. Refractory SE (RSE) is defined as SE persisting despite sufficient dose of benzodiazepines and at least one antiepileptic drug (AED), irrespective of time. Super refractory SE (SRSE) is defined as SE that continues for 24 hours or more after the use of anesthetic therapy, including cases that recur on weaning of the anesthestic agent...
2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281490/evidence-based-guidelines-for-the-management-of-epilepsy
#4
REVIEW
Sanjay P Singh, Ram Sankaraneni, Arun R Antony
Approximately 50 million people live with epilepsy worldwide. The aim of this review is to present an overview of the current evidence and management recommendations for evaluation and treatment of patients with epilepsy. Systematic literature reviews were undertaken. A review of contemporary published evidence-based guidelines (American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and the Indian Epilepsy Society) and published peer reviewed scientific publications was done. The guideline is addressed to all clinicians who manage epilepsy patients...
2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281034/synergistic-anticonvulsant-effects-of-pregabalin-and-amlodipine-on-acute-seizure-model-of-epilepsy-in-mice
#5
Itefaq Hussain Qureshi, Azra Riaz, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Afaq Ahmed Siddiqui
Status epilepticus is a life threatening neurological medical emergency. It may cause serious damage to the brain and even death in many cases if not treated properly. There is limited choice of drugs for the short term and long term management of status epilepticus and the dugs recommended for status epilepticus possess various side effects. The present study was designed to investigate synergistic anticonvulsant effects of pregabalin with amlodipine on acute seizure model of epilepsy in mice. Pentylenetetrazole was used to induce acute seizures which mimic status epilepticus...
March 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222319/survey-of-the-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approach-to-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Christian M Cabrera Kang, Nicolas Gaspard, Suzette M LaRoche, Brandon Foreman
PURPOSE: We conducted a survey of providers to assess for practice patterns in diagnosing and treating new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE). NORSE is the occurrence of prolonged seizures that are not responsive to initial therapies in otherwise healthy individuals without obvious cause on initial presentation. This entity is thought to have multiple etiologies, including autoimmune. METHOD: A 29-question electronic survey was sent to providers included in the Neurocritical Care Society emailing list...
February 9, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219810/continuous-electroencephalography-in-a-mixed-non-neurological-intensive-care-population-an-observational-study
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Patrick Schramm, Judyta Luczak, Kristin Engelhard, Jasmin El Shazly, Martin Juenemann, Marlene Tschernatsch
PURPOSE: Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) improves monitoring of the brain in unconscious patients, but implementation at ICU is difficult. The present investigation shows a way to introduce cEEG at an anesthesiological ICU and discusses the first experiences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study analyzed the feasibility of cEEG, assessed the interpretable cEEG time, importance of automatic seizure detection, the incidence of seizures, the predominant background EEG activity, incidence of delirium and mortality...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207600/advancements-in-the-critical-care-management-of-status-epilepticus
#8
Andrew Bauerschmidt, Andrew Martin, Jan Claassen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Status epilepticus has a high morbidity and mortality. There are little definitive data to guide management; however, new recent data continue to improve understanding of management options of status epilepticus. This review examines recent advancements regarding the critical care management of status epilepticus. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies support the initial treatment of status epilepticus with early and aggressive benzodiazepine dosing...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202425/levetiracetam-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-patient-with-status-epilepticus
#9
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/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187808/diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-encephalitis
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REVIEW
J J Halperin
Encephalitis is typically viral (approximately half of diagnosed cases) or autoimmune (about a quarter) with the remainder remaining undiagnosable at this time. All require general supportive care but only a minority requires intensive care admission - in these intubation, to protect the airway or to treat status epilepticus with anesthetic drugs, may be needed. In some dysautonomia with wide blood pressure fluctuations is the principal concern. Remarkably, in addition to supportive care, specific treatment options are available for the majority - immune-modulating therapy for those with autoimmune disorders, antiviral therapy for herpes simplex 1 and 2, and varicella-zoster encephalitis...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187796/management-of-status-epilepticus
#12
REVIEW
M Pichler, S Hocker
Status epilepticus is a neurologic and medical emergency manifested by prolonged seizure activity or multiple seizures without return to baseline. It is associated with substantial medical cost, morbidity, and mortality. There is a spectrum of severity dependent on the type of seizure, underlying pathology, comorbidities, and appropriate and timely medical management. This chapter discusses the evolving definitions of status epilepticus and multiple patient and clinical factors which influence outcome. The pathophysiology of status epilepticus is reviewed to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms which contribute to status epilepticus, as well as the potential long-term effects...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182114/evolution-of-cerebral-atrophy-in-a-patient-with-super-refractory-status-epilepticus-treated-with-barbiturate-coma
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Christopher R Newey, Pravin George, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christine Ahrens, Stephen Hantus, Aarti Sarwal
Introduction. Status epilepticus is associated with neuronal breakdown. Radiological sequelae of status epilepticus include diffusion weighted abnormalities and T2/FLAIR cortical hyperintensities corresponding to the epileptogenic cortex. However, progressive generalized cerebral atrophy from status epilepticus is underrecognized and may be related to neuronal death. We present here a case of diffuse cerebral atrophy that developed during the course of super refractory status epilepticus management despite prolonged barbiturate coma...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169132/electroencephalographic-characteristics-of-status-epilepticus-after-cardiac-arrest
#14
Sofia Backman, Erik Westhall, Irina Dragancea, Hans Friberg, Malin Rundgren, Susann Ullén, Tobias Cronberg
OBJECTIVE: To describe the electrophysiological characteristics and pathophysiological significance of electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) after cardiac arrest and specifically compare patients with unequivocal ESE to patients with rhythmic or periodic borderline patterns defined as possible ESE. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients treated with targeted temperature management and monitored with simplified continuous EEG. Patients with ESE were identified and electrographically characterised until 72h after ESE start using the standardised terminology of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147416/treatment-of-seizures-and-postanoxic-status-epilepticus
#15
Alexandra S Reynolds, Jan Claassen
Seizures are a common occurrence following cardiac arrest and may occur both during targeted temperature management and after rewarming. Postanoxic seizures may be nonconvulsive and very difficult to diagnose without electroencephalography (EEG) or associated with prominent myoclonus. Importantly, to date no randomized controlled trials are available to guide the management of seizures in patients with cardiac arrest. Seizure prophylaxis is not recommended, and when seizures are diagnosed they are typically treated the same as seizures in other patients with acute brain injury...
February 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144933/hidden-in-plain-sight-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus-recognition-and-management
#16
REVIEW
M O Kinney, J J Craig, P W Kaplan
Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is an electroclinical state associated with an altered level of consciousness but lacking convulsive motor activity. It can present in a multitude of ways, but classification based on the clinical presentation and electroencephalographic appearances assists in determining prognosis and planning treatment. The aggressiveness of treatment should be based on the likely prognosis and the underlying cause of the NCSE.
February 1, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118303/outcomes-following-electrographic-seizures-and-electrographic-status-epilepticus-in-the-pediatric-and-neonatal-icus
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Elana F Pinchefsky, Cecil D Hahn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing recognition of electrographic seizures and electrographic status epilepticus in critically ill neonates and children has highlighted the importance of identifying their potential contributions to neurological outcomes to guide optimal management. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies in children and neonates have found an independent association between increasing seizure burden and worse short-term and long-term outcomes, even after adjusting for other important contributors to outcome such as seizure cause and illness severity...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110410/neurophysiological-assessment-of-brain-dysfunction-in-critically-ill-patients-an-update
#18
REVIEW
Eric Azabou, Catherine Fischer, Jean Michel Guerit, Djillali Annane, François Mauguiere, Fréderic Lofaso, Tarek Sharshar
The aim of this review was to provide up-to-date information about the usefulness of clinical neurophysiology testing in the management of critically ill patients. Evoked potentials (EPs) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are non-invasive clinical neurophysiology tools that allow an objective assessment of the central nervous system's function at the bedside in intensive care unit (ICU). These tests are quite useful in diagnosing cerebral complications, and establishing the vital and functional prognosis in ICU...
January 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099234/electrographic-seizures-in-children-and-neonates-undergoing-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Jainn-Jim Lin, Brenda L Banwell, Robert A Berg, Dennis J Dlugos, Rebecca N Ichord, Todd J Kilbaugh, Roxanne E Kirsch, Matthew P Kirschen, Daniel J Licht, Shavonne L Massey, Maryam Y Naim, Natalie E Rintoul, Alexis A Topjian, Nicholas S Abend
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for electrographic seizures in neonates and children requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. DESIGN: Prospective quality improvement project. SETTING: Quaternary care pediatric institution. PATIENTS: Consistent with American Clinical Neurophysiology Society electroencephalographic monitoring recommendations, neonates and children requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support underwent clinically indicated electroencephalographic monitoring...
March 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088560/role-of-comorbidities-and-in-hospital-complications-in-short-term-status-epilepticus-outcome
#20
Marco Belluzzo, Giovanni Furlanis, Lara Stragapede, Fabrizio Monti
OBJECTIVE: pre-morbid patient conditions and hospitalization complications possibly play a role in status epilepticus short-term outcome, although evidence is incomplete and non-conclusive. The study's aim was to define whether comorbidities and in-hospital complications arising after status epilepticus affect its prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective single center study was carried out. All selected patients were adults presenting an EEG-proven status epilepticus episode between 2003 and 2014...
March 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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