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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733343/profile-of-neonatal-epilepsies-characteristics-of-a-prospective-us-cohort
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Renée A Shellhaas, Courtney J Wusthoff, Tammy N Tsuchida, Hannah C Glass, Catherine J Chu, Shavonne L Massey, Janet S Soul, Natrujee Wiwattanadittakun, Nicholas S Abend, Maria Roberta Cilio
OBJECTIVE: Although individual neonatal epilepsy syndromes are rare, as a group they represent a sizable subgroup of neonatal seizure etiologies. We evaluated the profile of neonatal epilepsies in a prospective cohort of newborns with seizures. METHODS: Consecutive newborns with seizures were enrolled in the Neonatal Seizure Registry (an association of 7 US children's hospitals). Treatment and diagnostic testing were at the clinicians' discretion. Neonates with seizures related to epileptic encephalopathies (without structural brain abnormalities), brain malformations, or benign familial epilepsies were included in this analysis...
July 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728911/effects-of-riluzole-on-spinal-seizure-like-activity-in-the-brainstem-spinal-cord-preparation-of-newborn-rat
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Shih Tien Lin, Masayuki Ohbayashi, Toshinori Yamamoto, Hiroshi Onimaru, Mari Kogo
Riluzole blocks persistent Na(+) current, inhibits generation of neuronal bursts and decreases glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. In previous studies of respiratory activity, riluzole suppressed inspiratory-related burst generation activity in rat slice or en bloc preparations. We examined riluzole's effects on inspiratory burst generation and drug-induced seizure-like activity in newborn rat en bloc preparations. Medulla-spinal cord preparations from postnatal day 0-3 Wistar rats were isolated under deep isoflurane anesthesia and were superfused with artificial cerebrospinal fluid equilibrated with 95% O2 and 5% CO2, pH 7...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713955/altered-axon-initial-segment-in-hippocampal-newborn-neurons-associated-with-recurrence-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-rats
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Tian-Tian Liu, Li Feng, Heng-Fang Liu, Yi Shu, Bo Xiao
Hippocampal neurogenesis in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) may result in alteration of the excitability of neurons, which contributes to spontaneous recurrent seizures. Axon initial segment (AIS) structural and functional plasticity is important in the control of neuronal excitability. It remains to be elucidated whether the plasticity of AIS occurs in hippocampal newly‑generated neurons that are involved in recurrent seizures following pilocarpine‑induced status epilepticus (SE). The present study first established a pilocarpine‑induced TLE rat model to assess the features of newborn neurons and AIS plasticity alterations using double immunofluorescence staining of Ankyrin G and doublecortin (DCX)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705869/auditory-cortex-interneuron-development-requires-cadherins-operating-hair-cell-mechanoelectrical-transduction
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Baptiste Libé-Philippot, Vincent Michel, Jacques Boutet de Monvel, Sébastien Le Gal, Typhaine Dupont, Paul Avan, Christine Métin, Nicolas Michalski, Christine Petit
Many genetic forms of congenital deafness affect the sound reception antenna of cochlear sensory cells, the hair bundle. The resulting sensory deprivation jeopardizes auditory cortex (AC) maturation. Early prosthetic intervention should revive this process. Nevertheless, this view assumes that no intrinsic AC deficits coexist with the cochlear ones, a possibility as yet unexplored. We show here that many GABAergic interneurons, from their generation in the medial ganglionic eminence up to their settlement in the AC, express two cadherin-related (cdhr) proteins, cdhr23 and cdhr15, that form the hair bundle tip links gating the mechanoelectrical transduction channels...
July 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666184/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-epilepsy-in-western-china-a-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Shixu He, Huili Zhu, Xiangmiao Qiu, Xi Zhu, Anjiao Peng, Jianan Duan, Lei Chen
OBJECTIVE: Gaps exist in the diagnosis and treatment of women with epilepsy (WWE) between China and Euro-American countries. We aim to find out and share our experience of the multidisciplinary integrated treatment for WWE. METHODS: We prospectively registered WWE who were diagnosed by both epileptologists and obstetrician in our green way system for the past 5years (2009-2015). Registration information include years of education, epilepsy history, seizure type and frequency, pregnancy and delivery complications, delivery mode, and Apgar score of newborn...
June 27, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665933/preventing-harmful-effects-of-epileptic-seizures-on-cerebrovascular-functions-in-newborn-pigs-does-sex-matter
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Jianxiong Liu, Massroor Pourcyrous, Alex L Fedinec, Charles W Leffler, Helena Parfenova
BACKGROUND: The potential contribution of sex-related variables to cerebrovascular functions in neonates remains elusive. Newborn piglets provide a translationally relevant model for studying the effects of seizures in the neonatal brain. The present study investigated whether sex differences contribute to cerebrovascular functions in healthy and epileptic newborn pigs. METHODS: Epileptic seizures were induced in female and male newborn pigs by bicuculline. An antioxidant drug, the carbon monoxide-releasing molecule CORM-A1, was administered enterally before or during seizures...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643232/caffeine-protects-against-anticonvulsant-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-rat-brain
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Stefanie Endesfelder, Ulrike Weichelt, Cornelia Schiller, Marco Sifringer, Ivo Bendix, Christoph Bührer
Phenobarbital is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of neonatal seizures but may induce neurodegeneration in the developing brain. Methylxanthine caffeine is used for the treatment of apnea in newborn infants and appears to be neuroprotective, as shown by antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects in oxidative stress models in newborn rodents and reduced rates of cerebral palsy in human infants treated with caffeine. We hypothesized that caffeine may counteract the proapoptotic effects of phenobarbital in newborn rats...
June 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627419/arx-polyalanine-expansion-mutations-lead-to-migration-impediment-in-the-rostral-cortex-coupled-with-a-developmental-deficit-of-calbindin-positive-cortical-gabaergic-interneurons
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K Lee, K Ireland, M Bleeze, C Shoubridge
The Aristaless-related homeobox gene (ARX) is indispensable for interneuron development. Patients with ARX polyalanine expansion mutations of the first two tracts (namely PA1 and PA2) suffer from intellectual disability of varying severity, with seizures a frequent comorbidity. The impact of PA1 and PA2 mutations on the brain development is unknown, hindering the search for therapeutic interventions. Here, we characterized the disturbances to cortical interneuron development in mice modeling the two most common ARX polyalanine expansion mutations in human...
June 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619376/early-imaging-and-adverse-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-asphyxiated-newborns-treated-with-hypothermia
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Fatema Al Amrani, Saskia Kwan, Guillaume Gilbert, Christine Saint-Martin, Michael Shevell, Pia Wintermark
BACKGROUND: Brain injury can be identified as early as day two of life in asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia, when using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, it remains unclear whether these diffusion changes can predict future neurodevelopment. This study aimed to determine whether abnormal early diffusion changes in newborns treated with hypothermia are associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcome at age two years. METHODS: Asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia were enrolled prospectively...
May 19, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600701/the-impact-of-exposure-to-antidepressant-medications-during-pregnancy-on-neonatal-outcomes-a-review-of-retrospective-database-cohort-studies
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REVIEW
Casey R Tak, Kathleen M Job, Katie Schoen-Gentry, Sarah C Campbell, Patrick Carroll, Maged Costantine, Diana Brixner, Angela K Birnbaum, Catherine M T Sherwin
INTRODUCTION: Concerns with prescription antidepressant use in pregnant women have instigated the examination of potential associations between fetal exposure to antidepressant medication and outcomes including preterm delivery, congenital malformations, perinatal and post-natal adverse events, persistent pulmonary hypertension, and mortality. The retrospective cohort model is an often utilized study design. The objective of this review is to evaluate the literature on antidepressant use in pregnancy conducted as retrospective cohorts in national/regional medical, or claims databases that assess neonatal and infant outcomes for agreement between studies, ultimately providing a methodological and outcomes summary for future scientific endeavors...
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596673/power-spectral-density-analysis-of-electrocorticogram-recordings-during-cerebral-hypothermia-in-neonatal-seizures
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Mark H Myers, Elliott Jolly, Yaqin Li, Amy de Jongh Curry, Helena Parfenova
BACKGROUND: Neonatal seizures (NS) are the most common form of neurological dysfunction observed in newborns. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study in newborn piglets was to determine the effect of cerebral hypothermia (CH) on neural activity during pharmacologically induced NS. We hypothesized that the neuroprotective effects of CH would preserve higher frequencies observed in electrocorticogram (ECoG) recordings. METHODS: Power spectral density was employed to determine the levels of brain activity in ECoGs to quantitatively assess the power of each frequency observed in neurological brain states of delta, theta, alpha, and beta-gamma frequencies...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593892/neonatal-hypoglycemia-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Orhideja Stomnaroska, Elizabeta Petkovska, Snezana Jancevska, Dragan Danilovski
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Severe neonatal hypoglycemia (HG) leads to neurologic damage, mental retardation, epilepsy, personality disorders, impaired cardiac performance and muscle weakness. We aimed to assess the clinical characteristics of children with hypoglycemia in a random population of newborns. PATIENTS, METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated 84 patients (M:F=35:48) born at the University Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics in Skopje (hospitalized in the NICU) who were found to have hypoglycemia...
March 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589638/inter-observer-reliability-in-reading-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-in-the-newborn-intensive-care-unit
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Bhavesh Mehta, Nadine Griffiths, Kaye Spence, Sharon Laing
AIM: Amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) is widely used in neonates to detect electrical seizure and predict outcome following hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and other encephalopathy. Because accurate interpretation is important for clinical decision-making and family counselling, inter-observer reliability is a major concern. We aimed to evaluate inter-observer reliability in the interpretation of aEEG tracings in a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Three neonatal intensive care unit clinicians with different levels of experience in reading aEEG independently reviewed and scored aEEG traces using standardised criteria, categories and interpretation rules...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587899/anticonvulsant-effect-of-flupirtine-in-an-animal-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Dayalan Sampath, Robert Valdez, Andrew M White, Yogendra H Raol
Research studies suggest that neonatal seizures, which are most commonly associated with hypoxic-ischemic injury, may contribute to brain injury and adverse neurologic outcome. Unfortunately, neonatal seizures are often resistant to treatment with current anticonvulsants. In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy of flupirtine, administered at clinically relevant time-points, for the treatment of neonatal seizures in an animal model of hypoxic-ischemic injury that closely replicates features of the human syndrome...
June 3, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576568/early-life-exposure-to-caffeine-affects-the-construction-and-activity-of-cortical-networks-in-mice
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Walid Fazeli, Stefania Zappettini, Stephan Lawrence Marguet, Jasper Grendel, Monique Esclapez, Christophe Bernard, Dirk Isbrandt
The consumption of psychoactive drugs during pregnancy can have deleterious effects on newborns. It remains unclear whether early-life exposure to caffeine, the most widely consumed psychoactive substance, alters brain development. We hypothesized that maternal caffeine ingestion during pregnancy and the early postnatal period in mice affects the construction and activity of cortical networks in offspring. To test this hypothesis, we focused on primary visual cortex (V1) as a model neocortical region. In a study design mimicking the daily consumption of approximately three cups of coffee during pregnancy in humans, caffeine was added to the drinking water of female mice and their offspring were compared to control offspring...
May 30, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561226/neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-a-hospital-based-active-surveillance-study-in-germany
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Mathias Klemme, Lucia Gerstl, Raphael Weinberger, Martin Olivieri, Andreas Flemmer, Rüdiger von Kries, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Mark Dzietko
Background Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) accounts for substantial long term sequelae in children. The potential effectiveness of neuroprotective therapies needs to be evaluated in appropriate studies with sufficient power. Objective To identify annual number of NAIS cases in Germany potentially eligible for randomized interventional trials. Methods Active surveillance for NAIS in 345 pediatric hospitals with questionnaire based validation of reported cases. Results Incidence of NAIS (7.1/100000 births) was in the range of other population-based studies...
May 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489558/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-elevated-newborn-17-hydroxyprogesterone-levels
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V Shobi Anandi, Bhattacharyya Shaila
BACKGROUND: Measurement of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) in dried blood spots has been widely used as a newborn screening tool for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Various maternal and neonatal factors can result in falsely high values of 17-OHP. There is a paucity of Indian studies in this regard because routine evaluation of newborn 17-OHP levels as a screening program is not widely practiced in India. Hence, this study was undertaken to evaluate the influence of various maternal and neonatal factors on newborn 17-OHP levels...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486943/kb-r7943-reduces-4-aminopyridine-induced-epileptiform-activity-in-adult-rats-after-neuronal-damage-induced-by-neonatal-monosodium-glutamate-treatment
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Mariana Hernandez-Ojeda, Monica E Ureña-Guerrero, Paola E Gutierrez-Barajas, Jazmin A Cardenas-Castillo, Antoni Camins, Carlos Beas-Zarate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal monosodium glutamate (MSG) treatment triggers excitotoxicity and induces a degenerative process that affects several brain regions in a way that could lead to epileptogenesis. Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchangers (NCX1-3) are implicated in Ca(2+) brain homeostasis; normally, they extrude Ca(2+) to control cell inflammation, but after damage and in epilepsy, they introduce Ca(2+) by acting in the reverse mode, amplifying the damage. Changes in NCX3 expression in the hippocampus have been reported immediately after neonatal MSG treatment...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481152/aspirin-attenuates-spontaneous-recurrent-seizures-in-the-chronically-epileptic-mice
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Kun Zhu, Ming Hu, Bo Yuan, Jian-Xin Liu, Yong Liu
OBJECTIVE: Neuroinflammatory processes are pathologic hallmarks of both experimental and human epilepsy, and could be implicated in the neuronal hyperexcitability. Aspirin represents one of the non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with fewer side effects in long-term application. This study was carried out to assess the anti-epileptic effects of aspirin when administered during the chronic stage of temporal lobe epilepsy [TLE] in mice. The alteration of hippocampal neurogenesis was also examined for raising a possible mechanism underlying the protective effect of anti-inflammatory treatment in the TLE...
May 7, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455101/sip-1-mutations-cause-disturbances-in-the-activity-of-nmda-and-ampa-but-not-kainate-receptors-of-neurons-in-the-cerebral-cortex
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Maria V Turovskaya, Alexei A Babaev, Valery P Zinchenko, Ekaterina A Epifanova, Ekaterina V Borisova, Victor S Tarabykin, Egor A Turovsky
Smad-interacting protein-1 (Sip1) [Zinc finger homeobox (Zfhx1b), Zeb2] is a transcription factor implicated in the genesis of Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) in humans. MWS is a rare genetic autosomal dominant disease caused by a mutation in the Sip1 gene (aka Zeb2 or Zfhx1b) mapped to 2q22.3 locus. MWS affects 1 in every 50-100 newborns worldwide. It is characterized by mental retardation, small stature, typical facial abnormalities as well as disturbances in the development of the cardio-vascular and renal systems as well as some other organs...
April 25, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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