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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101769/childhood-absence-epilepsy-and-benign-epilepsy-with-centro-temporal-spikes-a-narrative-review-analysis
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Alberto Verrotti, Renato D'Alonzo, Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Sara Casciato, Alfredo D'Aniello, Giancarlo Di Gennaro
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a possible coexistence of absence seizures with other forms of epilepsy. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the possible contemporary or subsequent presence of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) and benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) in pediatric epileptic patients. METHODS: A PubMed systematic search indexed for MEDLINE, PubMed and EMBASE was undertaken to identify studies in children including articles written between 1996 and 2015...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098941/posterior-cortex-epilepsy-surgery-in-childhood-and-adolescence-predictors-of-long-term-seizure-outcome
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Georgia Ramantani, Angeliki Stathi, Armin Brandt, Karl Strobl, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Gert Wiegand, Rudolf Korinthenberg, Vera van Velthoven, Josef Zentner, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Thomas Bast
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the long-term seizure outcome of children and adolescents who were undergoing epilepsy surgery in the parietooccipital cortex and determine their predictive factors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 50 consecutive patients aged 11.1 (mean) ± 5.1 (standard deviation) years at surgery. All patients but one had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-visible lesion. Resections were parietal in 40%, occipital in 32%, and parietooccipital in 28% cases; 24% patients additionally underwent a resection of the posterior border of the temporal lobe...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078877/congenital-muscular-dystrophy-and-epilepsy-a-prospective-case-series-of-pediatric-patients
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G Vitaliti, P Pavone, C Romano, M Barbagallo, M Vecchio, C Ledda, R Lubrano, R Falsaperla
Congenital Muscular Dystrophies (CMDs) can be considered as a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by marked weakness, generalized hypotonia and joint contractures. They are divided into pure and classical forms, without ocular and cerebral involvement, and complex forms, which are associated with cerebral abnormalities. Seizures have rarely been described in the pure forms while they seem to occur more frequently in complex forms. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of seizure in CMD...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064325/childhood-epilepsies-what-should-a-pediatrician-know
#4
Fahad A Bashiri
Seizures in children are among the most common neurological disorders. A pediatrician should know how to approach a child who presents with a seizure. This review will focus on points that are important in the evaluation of children who have experienced seizures. A comprehensive and neurologically focused framework for history taking and a thorough clinical examination are the cornerstones in diagnosing and managing seizures. This article reviews the clinical approach to the diagnosis, investigation, and management of epilepsy in children, excluding neonatal seizures...
January 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038823/a-kcnq2-e515d-mutation-associated-with-benign-familial-neonatal-seizures-and-continuous-spike-and-waves-during-slow-wave-sleep-syndrome-in-taiwan
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Inn-Chi Lee, Jiann-Jou Yang, Shuan-Yow Li
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Pediatric epilepsy caused by a KCNQ2 gene mutation usually manifests as benign familial neonatal seizures (BFNS) during the 1(st) week of life. However, the exact mechanism, phenotype, and genotype of the KCNQ2 mutation are unclear. METHODS: We studied the KCNQ2 genotype from 75 nonconsanguineous patients with childhood epilepsy without an identified cause (age range: from 2 days to 18 years) and from 55 healthy adult controls without epilepsy...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026919/a-comprehensive-assessment-of-cognitive-function-in-the-common-genetic-generalized-epilepsy-syndromes
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A Loughman, S C Bowden, W J D'Souza
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Considered to be benign conditions, the common genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) syndromes are now known to be frequently accompanied by cognitive dysfunction. However, unresolved issues impede clinical management of this common comorbidity, including which cognitive abilities are most affected, whether there are differences between syndromes and how seizure type and mood symptoms affect cognitive dysfunction. We provide a detailed description of cognitive ability and evaluate factors contributing to cognitive dysfunction...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988965/ictal-asystole-a-systematic-review
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Dalma Tényi, Csilla Gyimesi, Péter Kupó, Réka Horváth, Beáta Bóné, Péter Barsi, Norbert Kovács, Tamás Simor, Zsuzsa Siegler, László Környei, András Fogarasi, József Janszky
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively analyze ictal asystole (IA) on a large number of subjects. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of case report studies of patients diagnosed with IA (1983-2016). Each included case was characterized with respect to patient history, IA seizure characteristics, diagnostic workup, and therapy. In addition, comparative analyses were also carried out: two alignments were developed based on the delay between epilepsy onset and IA onset ("new-onset" if <1 year, "late-onset" if ≥1 year) and asystole duration (asystole was "very prolonged" if lasted >30 s)...
December 18, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986418/absence-epilepsy-continuum-of-the-clinical-presentation-and-epigenetics
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Laura M Guilhoto
PURPOSE: Although absence seizures do predominate in childhood they may occur at all ages and clinical presentation varies widely. Albeit considered a benign seizure type, chronic evolution with therapeutic refractoriness is possible in some patients with absences. The aim of this paper is to summarize the main syndromic presentation of absence seizures and its outcome regarding treatment and prognosis. METHOD: We performed a review of literature with emphasis in historic and classical manuscripts about absence epilepsy...
December 6, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905566/early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy-caused-by-a-reduced-sensitivity-of-kv7-2-potassium-channels-to-phosphatidylinositol-4-5-bisphosphate
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Maria Virginia Soldovieri, Paolo Ambrosino, Ilaria Mosca, Michela De Maria, Edoardo Moretto, Francesco Miceli, Alessandro Alaimo, Nunzio Iraci, Laura Manocchio, Alessandro Medoro, Maria Passafaro, Maurizio Taglialatela
Kv7.2 and Kv7.3 subunits underlie the M-current, a neuronal K(+) current characterized by an absolute functional requirement for phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2). Kv7.2 gene mutations cause early-onset neonatal seizures with heterogeneous clinical outcomes, ranging from self-limiting benign familial neonatal seizures to severe early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (Kv7.2-EE). In this study, the biochemical and functional consequences prompted by a recurrent variant (R325G) found independently in four individuals with severe forms of neonatal-onset EE have been investigated...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889242/benign-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-clinical-cohort-and-literature-review
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Amal AlQassmi, Jorge G Burneo, Richard S McLachlan, Seyed M Mirsattari
OBJECTIVE: We present a single-center retrospective study of benign mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (bMTLE) between 1995 and 2014. METHODS: Hospital records and clinic charts were reviewed. The clinical, Eelectroencephalographic (EEG), imaging features, and response to treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) were documented. Patients were included in this study if they were seizure-free for a minimum of 24months with or without an AED. RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients were identified...
December 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888506/rapid-and-safe-response-to-low-dose-carbamazepine-in-neonatal-epilepsy
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Tristan T Sands, Martina Balestri, Giulia Bellini, Sarah B Mulkey, Olivier Danhaive, Eliza Hayes Bakken, Maurizio Taglialatela, Michael S Oldham, Federico Vigevano, Gregory L Holmes, Maria Roberta Cilio
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment responses in benign familial neonatal epilepsy (BFNE). METHODS: We recruited patients with BFNE through a multicenter international collaboration and reviewed electroclinical and genetic details, and treatment response. All patients were tested at minimum for mutations/deletions in the KCNQ2, KCNQ3, and SCN2A genes. RESULTS: Nineteen patients were included in this study. A family history of neonatal seizures was positive in 16 patients, and one additional patient had a family history of infantile seizures...
December 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886629/transient-epileptic-amnesia-over-twenty-years-long-term-follow-up-of-a-case-series-with-three-detailed-reports
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Sharon A Savage, Christopher R Butler, John R Hodges, Adam Z Zeman
PURPOSE: Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA) is a form of adult onset temporal lobe epilepsy characterised by ictal amnesia. The amnesic seizures are often accompanied by interical memory disturbance, involving autobiographical amnesia and accelerated long-term forgetting. Short-term follow-up studies suggest a relatively stable cognitive profile once treated, but recent case reports raise concerns regarding the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The current study reports clinical and cognitive outcome in TEA patients over a 20-year period...
December 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867041/infantile-epileptic-encephalopathy-associated-with-scn2a-mutation-responsive-to-oral-mexiletine
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Laura A Foster, Maria R Johnson, John T MacDonald, Peter I Karachunski, Thomas R Henry, David R Nascene, Brian P Moran, Gerald V Raymond
BACKGROUND: Genetic alterations are significant causes of epilepsy syndromes; especially early-onset epileptic encephalopathies and voltage-gated sodium channelopathies are among the best described. Mutations in the SCN2A subunit of voltage-gated sodium channels have been associated with benign familial neonatal-infantile seizures, generalized epilepsy febrile seizures plus, and an early-onset infantile epileptic encephalopathy. METHOD: We describe two infants with medically refractory seizures due to a de novo SCN2A mutation...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861722/epilepsy-and-adverse-quality-of-life-in-surgically-resected-meningioma
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M J Tanti, A G Marson, M D Jenkinson
OBJECTIVES: Meningiomas are common intracranial tumors, and despite surgery or therapy with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), many patients suffer from seizures. Epilepsy has a significant impact on quality of life (QoL) in non-tumor populations, but the impact of epilepsy on QoL in patients with meningioma is unknown. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of epilepsy on QoL in patients that have undergone resection of a benign meningioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited meningioma patients without epilepsy (n=109), meningioma patients with epilepsy (n=56), and epilepsy patients without meningioma (n=64)...
November 14, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857615/it-goes-downhill-from-here-but-do-not-despair-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-is-a-progressive-disease-but-it-can-be-benign
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Barbara C Jobst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855768/-cognitive-deficits-are-underestimated-in-children-with-benign-epilepsy-with-centro-temporal-spikes
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Mary Doreen Atkins, Kirsten Juul
Benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) is, as the name suggests, usually considered benign. However, there is a growing awareness that this is not the case in all instances. Many of the children with BECTS have neuropsychological and linguistic dysfunctions, even after remission of the disease. In patients with classic BECTS, an association with GRIN2A-mutations is reported by several groups, suggesting a possible placement of BECTS at the mild end of an epileptic-aphasia spectrum. Awareness of the possible neuropsychological consequences of BECTS should be considered when treating these children...
November 7, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823947/coexisting-neuronal-autoantibodies-among-children-with-demyelinating-syndromes
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Hikmet Kıztanır, Gonca Bektaş, Edibe Pembegül Yıldız, Tuğçe Aksu Uzunhan, Burak Tatlı, Nur Aydınlı, Mine Çalışkan, Meral Özmen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and clinical relevance of neuronal autoantibodies in children with demyelinating syndromes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study including 31 consecutive children with demyelinating syndromes. Four patients with N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis, 32 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, 13 children with benign childhood epilepsy, and 28 healthy children were used as controls. Prior to initiating immunomodulatory therapy, serum samples were tested for antibodies against NMDAR, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) 1, AMPAR2, leucine-rich glioma-activated protein 1, contactin-associated protein 2, gamma-aminobutyric acid B receptors, paraneoplastic ma antigen 2 (PNMA2/Ta), Yo, Ri, Hu, CV2, amphiphysin, and aquaporin-4 by indirect immunofluorescence assays...
November 4, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819402/-a-descriptive-study-of-non-symptomatic-epilepsy-according-to-age-at-onset-at-a-neuropediatric-section-of-regional-reference
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L Ochoa-Gomez, J Lopez-Pison, R Fernando-Martinez, C Fuertes-Rodrigo, P Samper-Villagrasa, L Monge-Galindo, J L Pena-Segura
AIM: A descriptive study of non-symptomatic epilepsy (idiopathic and cryptogenic), according to age at onset, monitored at a Neuropediatric Section of regional reference over a period of three years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A review of neuropediatric database medical records of children with non-symptomatic epilepsy supervised from Jan 1, 2008 till December 31, 2010. RESULTS: Of the 4595 children attended during the period, 605 were diagnosed with epilepsy (13...
November 16, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818795/juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-in-rural-western-india-not-yet-a-benign-syndrome
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Devangi Desai, Soaham Desai, Trilok Jani
Purpose. To study prevalence of uncontrolled seizures in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy [JME] and assess factors responsible for it. Methods. An ambispective study of all patients with JME attending our epilepsy clinic was done. We recruited all patients with JME evaluated between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2013 and followed them up to 31 December 2015. Results. Amongst 876 patients with epilepsy, JME was present in 73 patients. Amongst them, 53 [72.6%] had uncontrolled seizures prior to neurology consultation...
2016: Epilepsy Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810518/social-cognition-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
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Filippo S Giorgi, Melania Guida, Lorenzo Caciagli, Cristina Pagni, Chiara Pizzanelli, Enrica Bonanni, Gloria Tognoni, Ubaldo Bonuccelli
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) is a common genetic generalized epilepsy syndrome. Several studies have detailed cognitive and imaging abnormalities pointing to frontal lobe dysfunction, as well as disadvantageous behavioral traits and poor social outcome, challenging the commonly held view of JME being a benign disorder. Social cognition is the ability to elaborate mental representations of social interactions and to use them correctly in social contexts, and includes Theory of Mind (ToM), which pertains to the attribution of cognitive and affective mental states to self and others and seems to rely on complex fronto-temporal interactions...
December 2016: Epilepsy Research
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