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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331082/mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-and-2-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Delia M Talos, Leah M Jacobs, Sarah Gourmaud, Carlos A Coto, Hongyu Sun, Kuei-Cheng Lim, Timothy H Lucas, Kathryn A Davis, Maria Martinez-Lage, Frances E Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a chronic epilepsy syndrome defined by seizures and progressive neurological disabilities, including cognitive impairments, anxiety and depression. Here, human TLE specimens were investigated focusing on the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) Complex 1 (mTORC1) and Complex 2 (mTORC2) activities in the brain, as both pathways may represent unique targets for treatment. METHODS: Surgically resected hippocampal and temporal lobe samples from therapy-resistant TLE patients were analyzed by Western blotting to quantify the expression of established mTORC1 and mTORC2 activity markers and upstream or downstream signaling pathways involving the two complexes...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325791/the-therapeutic-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-an-update-from-the-national-academies-of-sciences-engineering-and-medicine-report
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REVIEW
Donald I Abrams
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine conducted a rapid turn-around comprehensive review of recent medical literature on The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The 16-member committee adopted the key features of a systematic review process, conducting an extensive search of relevant databases and considered 10,000 recent abstracts to determine their relevance. Primacy was given to recently published systematic reviews and primary research that studied one of the committee's 11 prioritized health endpoints- therapeutic effects; cancer incidence; cardiometabolic risk; respiratory disease; immune function; injury and death; prenatal, perinatal and postnatal outcomes; psychosocial outcomes; mental health; problem Cannabis use; and Cannabis use and abuse of other substances...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321700/validation-and-reliability-study-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-stigma-scale-of-epilepsy
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Nevin Kuloğlu Pazarci, Nihan Parasiz Yükselen, Şenay Aydın, Zeynep Ünlüsoy Acar, Dilek Necioğlu Örken
Introduction: We aimed to validate the Turkish version of the Stigma Scale of Epilepsy (SSE) (from Brazil) and present the results. Method: The SSE was completed by 33 patients with epilepsy (PWE), 25 of the patients' family members, and 23 people from the community. Subjects were interviewed on an individual basis; a physician read the questions and the subjects wrote the answers on a sheet. The form was the same for all subjects. In addition, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Hamilton Anxiety Inventory (HAI), Short Form-36 (SF-36) were completed by the subjects...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306518/brain-related-comorbidities-in-boys-and-men-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-descriptive-study
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Ruben G F Hendriksen, Johan S H Vles, Marlien W Aalbers, Richard F M Chin, Jos G M Hendriksen
AIM: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is more than a muscle disease since there is a higher prevalence of neuropsychological comorbidities. Similarly, the prevalence of epilepsy is increased. Given the nowadays-increasing interest in brain-related comorbidities in DMD, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between DMD, epilepsy, and associated neurodevelopmental disorders in an international sample of DMD patients. METHOD: Using a questionnaire-based study we investigated the occurrence of self/by-proxy reported brain-related comorbidities in a group of 228 DMD patients...
December 18, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301763/mental-disorder-in-children-with-physical-conditions-a-pilot-study
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Alexandra Butler, Ryan J Van Lieshout, Ellen Louise Lipman, Harriet L MacMillan, Andrea Gonzalez, Jan Willem Gorter, Kathy Georgiades, Kathy N Speechley, Michael H Boyle, Mark A Ferro
OBJECTIVES: Methodologically, to assess the feasibility of participant recruitment and retention, as well as missing data in studying mental disorder among children newly diagnosed with chronic physical conditions (ie, multimorbidity). Substantively, to examine the prevalence of multimorbidity, identify sociodemographic correlates and model the influence of multimorbidity on changes in child quality of life and parental psychosocial outcomes over a 6-month follow-up. DESIGN: Prospective pilot study...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296085/epilepsy-in-patients-with-autism-links-risks-and-treatment-challenges
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REVIEW
Frank Mc Besag
Autism is more common in people with epilepsy, approximately 20%, and epilepsy is more common in people with autism with reported rates of approximately 20%. However, these figures are likely to be affected by the current broader criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which have contributed to an increased prevalence of autism, with the result that the rate for ASD in epilepsy is likely to be higher and the figure for epilepsy in ASD is likely to be lower. Some evidence suggests that there are two peaks of epilepsy onset in autism, in infancy and adolescence...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289902/symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-and-family-s-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy
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Carlo Cianchetti, Elisa Bianchi, Renzo Guerrini, Maria Giuseppina Baglietto, Marilena Briguglio, Simona Cappelletti, Susanna Casellato, Giovanni Crichiutti, Rosa Lualdi, Lucia Margari, Antonino Romeo, Ettore Beghi
INTRODUCTION: We studied children and adolescents with epilepsy (CAWE) and their families to evaluate symptoms of anxiety and depression, quality of life (QoL), and their correlations with epilepsy characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 326 (52.5% females) 8 to 18years old CAWE. Anxiety and depression were assessed with the "Self-administered psychiatric scales for children and adolescents" (SAFA), and family's QoL with the parents' report "Impact of Epilepsy on QoL" (IEQoL)...
December 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287214/favorable-adverse-effect-profile-of-brivaracetam-vs-levetiracetam-in-a-preclinical-model
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Nathalie T Sanon, Jonathan Gagné, Daniele C Wolf, Soumia Aboulamer, Ciprian M Bosoi, Alexe Simard, Estelle Messiet, Sébastien Desgent, Lionel Carmant
Levetiracetam (LEV), and its newer selective analog brivaracetam (BRV), are two seizure medications that share an innovative mechanism of action targeting the Synaptic Vesicle Protein 2A (SV2A), altering neurotransmitter release and decreasing seizure frequency. Behavioral changes are the most significant adverse effects reported by patients taking LEV. We hypothesize that BRV, the more potent SV2A analog, could exert less behavioral side effects, as it requires lower doses than LEV. Using Kainic Acid (KA)-treated and control rats, we measured adverse behavioral effect profiles of LEV, BRV, or Saline, on social and nonsocial behaviors...
December 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275022/-psychiatric-comorbidities-in-epilepsy
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Bertrand de Toffol, Coraline Hingray, Julien Biberon, Wissam El-Hage
Psychiatric comorbidities are overrepresented in people suffering from epilepsy in comparison to the general population. There is a two-way link between epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric symptomatology is specific in epilepsy, according to the chronology of symptoms in relation to the seizure (inter, pre- or postictal). Easy to use, fast and efficient self-administered questionnaires are available to evaluate depressive (NDDI-E) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD-7) symptoms. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are not proconvulsant and can be safely used to treat depressive or anxious disorders...
December 20, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246092/improvement-of-self-injury-with-dopamine-and-serotonin-replacement-therapy-in-a-patient-with-a-hemizygous-pak3-mutation-a-new-therapeutic-strategy-for-neuropsychiatric-features-of-an-intellectual-disability-syndrome
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Gabriella A Horvath, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Tanja Bartel, Simone Race, Margot I Van Allen, Ingrid Blydt-Hansen, Colin J Ross, Wyeth W Wasserman, Mary B Connolly, Clara D M van Karnebeek
PAK3-related intellectual disability is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the p21-activated kinase (PAK) protein. It is characterized by mild to moderate cognitive impairment, micro/normocephaly, and a neurobehavioral phenotype characterized by short attention span, anxiety, restlessness, aggression, and self-abusive behaviors. The authors report a patient with a novel PAK3 mutation, who presented with intellectual disability, severe automutilation, and epilepsy. His magnetic resonance imaging changes were most likely secondary to lacerations from parenchymal contusions...
January 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239239/depressive-disorders-in-patients-with-pharmaco-resistant-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Eleonora Borges Gonçalves, Tania Aparecida Marchiori de Oliveira Cardoso, Clarissa Lin Yasuda, Fernando Cendes
Objectives To assess depressive disorders in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) refractory to medical treatment. Methods Adult patients with refractory MTLE completed two questionnaires (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) had a semi-structured psychiatric interview and a high resolution MRI scan. For complete neuropsychiatric diagnosis, as per International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), the results were combined with clinical history and additional information from the patients' family...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237331/autism-spectrum-disorder-consensus-guidelines-on-assessment-treatment-and-research-from-the-british-association-for-psychopharmacology
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Oliver D Howes, Maria Rogdaki, James L Findon, Robert H Wichers, Tony Charman, Bryan H King, Eva Loth, Gráinne M McAlonan, James T McCracken, Jeremy R Parr, Carol Povey, Paramala Santosh, Simon Wallace, Emily Simonoff, Declan G Murphy
An expert review of the aetiology, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, and recommendations for diagnosis, management and service provision was coordinated by the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and evidence graded. The aetiology of autism spectrum disorder involves genetic and environmental contributions, and implicates a number of brain systems, in particular the gamma-aminobutyric acid, serotonergic and glutamatergic systems. The presentation of autism spectrum disorder varies widely and co-occurring health problems (in particular epilepsy, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and irritability) are common...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229361/a-literature-review-on-maternal-fetal-and-reproductive-disorders-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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REVIEW
Shirzad Fallahi, Ali Rostami, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Hamed Behniafar, Shahrokh Paktinat
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii infection is one of the most prevalent infectious disease with worldwide distribution. Congenital toxoplasmosis is annually responsible for 1.20 million disability-adjusted life years around the world, but often it is overlooked many countries. METHODS: We performed an updated review to summarize the current researches on fetal, neonatal and maternal consequences of T. gondii infection and also adverse effects of toxoplasmosis on women reproductive organs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226569/children-born-by-women-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-have-increased-susceptibility-for-selected-chronic-diseases-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Line R Jølving, Jan Nielsen, Ulrik S Kesmodel, Rasmus G Nielsen, Signe S Beck-Nielsen, Bente M Nørgård
OBJECTIVE: Fetal exposure to maternal rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might impact the long-term risk of disease in the offspring. We examined a possible association between maternal RA and 15 selected groups of chronic diseases in the offspring. METHODS: This nationwide cohort study was based on the Danish health registries and included data on all children born alive in Denmark from January 1st 1989 to December 31st 2013. The cohort comprised 2106 children born by women with RA (exposed), and 1 378 539 children born by women without RA (unexposed)...
December 11, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223931/prevalence-of-anxiety-disorders-in-epilepsy
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Mariusz S Wiglusz, Jerzy Landowski, Wiesław J Cubała
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety disorders (ADs) are common in patients with epilepsy (PWE). The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of specific ADs in outpatients with epilepsy. METHODS: A group of 118 consecutive outpatients with epilepsy were screened, and 96 patients meeting inclusion criteria were examined by a trained psychiatrist using Structured Clinical Interview (SICD-I) for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (Text Revision) (DSM-IV-TR)...
December 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217976/worrying-more-about-anxiety-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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COMMENT
Barbara A Dworetzky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217174/n-propyl-2-2-diphenyl-2-hydroxyacetamide-a-novel-%C3%AE-hydroxyamide-with-anticonvulsant-anxiolytic-and-antidepressant-like-effects-that-inhibits-voltage-gated-sodium-channels
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Valentina Pastore, Cristina Wasowski, Pedro Martin, Andrea Enrique, Josefina Higgs, Luis E Bruno-Blanch, Veronica Milesi, Mariel Marder
In patients with epilepsy, anxiety and depression are the most frequent psychiatric comorbidities but they often remain unrecognized and untreated. We report herein the antidepressant-like activity in two animal models, tail suspension and forced swimming tests, of six anticonvulsants α-hydroxyamides. From these, N-propyl-2,2-diphenyl-2-hydroxyacetamide (compound 5) emerged not only as the most active as anticonvulsant (ED50= 2.5mg/kg, MES test), but it showed the most remarkable antidepressant-like effect in the tail suspension and forced swimming tests (0...
December 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215804/cognitive-function-and-neuropsychological-comorbidities-in-children-with-newly-diagnosed-idiopathic-epilepsy
#18
Seung Yun Lee, Jang Ho Park, Sin Jae Park, Yangho Kim, Kyung Yeon Lee
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to identify cognitive function and neuropsychological comorbidities in children with newly diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 97 antiepileptic drug-naïve children (9.7 ± 2.9 years; 54 males and 43 females) with newly diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy, all of whom underwent a neuropsychological battery. The battery consisted of the Korean Wechsler Intelligence Scale, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Rating Scale, ADHD Diagnostic System, Children's Depression Inventory, and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214743/gc-ms-ms-detects-potential-pregabalin-abuse-in-susceptible-subjects-hair
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Federica Ianni, Kyriaki Aroni, Alessio Gili, Roccaldo Sardella, Mauro Bacci, Massimo Lancia, Benedetto Natalini, Cristiana Gambelunghe
Pregabalin, a GABA analogue, binds to the alpha 2 delta subunit of voltage-dependent calcium channels. It is recognized as efficacious in pathologies such as epilepsy, neuropathic pain and anxiety disorders. Since pregabalin prescriptions have increased worldwide, reports of its abuse have been accumulating, mainly in patients with opioid abuse disorders. The present study investigated potential pregabalin abuse by means of hair analysis, a matrix that provides valuable retrospective information. Half of the pool of 280 susceptible patients had been occasional drug users and were being monitored for driving licence renewals...
December 7, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213038/-an-influence-of-interictal-anxiety-on-coping-and-self-control-strategies-for-epileptic-seizures-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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O V Vorobyova, Yu I Stadniuk
AIM: A comparative analysis of coping and self-control strategies for epileptic seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy patients with and without interictal anxiety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors evaluated interictal anxiety (IA) with HADS, strategies for seizure control with CBES-SC, coping-style with BriefCOPE scale and quality of life with QOLIE-31-P scale in 45 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). The control group consisted of 86 healthy individuals. RESULTS: In 35% of patients with TLE, the anxiety (HADS) was higher compared to the normal level...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
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