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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209266/changes-in-functional-organization-and-functional-connectivity-during-story-listening-in-children-with-benign-childhood-epilepsy-with-centro-temporal-spikes
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Jennifer Vannest, Thomas C Maloney, Jeffrey R Tenney, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Diego Morita, Anna W Byars, Mekibib Altaye, Scott K Holland, Tracy A Glauser
Children with Benign Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECTS), despite high likelihood for seizure remission, are reported to have subtle difficulties in language and other cognitive skills. We used functional MRI and a story listening task to examine the effect of BECTS on patterns of activation and connectivity. Language and cognitive skills were assessed using standardized measures. Twenty-four children with recently diagnosed BECTS and 40 typically-developing children participated. In a functionally-defined region of interest in right inferior frontal gyrus, BECTS patients showed a lower level of activation...
February 13, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203222/unexpected-death-of-a-child-with-complex-febrile-seizures-pathophysiology-similar-to-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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Brian J Dlouhy, Michael A Ciliberto, Christina L Cifra, Patricia A Kirby, Devin L Shrock, Marcus Nashelsky, George B Richerson
Febrile seizures are usually considered relatively benign. Although some cases of sudden unexplained death in childhood have a history of febrile seizures, no documented case of febrile seizure-induced death has been reported. Here, we describe a child with complex febrile seizures who died suddenly and unexpectedly after a suspected seizure while in bed at night during the beginning phases of sleep. She was resuscitated and pronounced brain dead 2 days later at our regional medical center. Autopsy revealed multiorgan effects of hypoperfusion and did not reveal an underlying (precipitating) disease, injury, or toxicological cause of death...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199897/real-world-utility-of-whole-exome-sequencing-with-targeted-gene-analysis-for-focal-epilepsy
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Piero Perucca, Ingrid E Scheffer, A Simon Harvey, Paul A James, Sebastian Lunke, Natalie Thorne, Clara Gaff, Brigid M Regan, John A Damiano, Michael S Hildebrand, Samuel F Berkovic, Terence J O'Brien, Patrick Kwan
OBJECTIVE: Driven by advances in genomic technology and reduction in costs, next-generation sequencing (NGS) is venturing into routine clinical care. The 'real-world' clinical utility of NGS remains to be determined in focal epilepsies, which account for 60% of all epilepsies and for which the importance of genetic factors is just beginning to emerge. We investigated the diagnostic yield and management implications of whole exome sequencing (WES)-based screening of selected genes in the routine care of common focal epilepsies suspected to have a genetic basis...
February 7, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121917/clinical-features-of-benign-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-centrotemporal-spikes-in-chinese-children
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Meng-Jia Liu, Xiao-Jun Su, Xiu-Yu Shi Md, Ge-Fei Wu, Yu-Qin Zhang, Li Gao, Wei Wang, Jian-Xiang Liao, Hua Wang, Jian-Ning Mai, Jing-Yun Gao, Xiao-Mei Shu, Shao-Ping Huang, Li Zhang, Li-Ping Zou
This multicenter clinical trial was conducted to examine current practice of benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes and especially address the question that in what circumstances 1 antiepileptic drug (AED) should be preferred.Twenty-five medical centers participate in this clinical trial. The general information, clinical information, and treatment status were collected under the guidance of clinicians and then analyzed. Difference between different treatment groups was compared, and usefulness of the most commonly used AEDs was evaluated...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110926/distributed-source-localization-of-interictal-spikes-in-benign-childhood-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes-a-standardized-low-resolution-brain-electromagnetic-tomography-sloreta-study
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Tae-Hoon Eom, Jung-Hyun Shin, Young-Hoon Kim, Seung-Yun Chung, In-Goo Lee, Jung-Min Kim
Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS), also known as Rolandic epilepsy, is the most common benign childhood epilepsy. Centrotemporal spikes are characteristic findings on electroencephalography (EEG). Though the condition is considered benign, many studies have reported some degree of neuropsychological impairment in individuals with BCECTS. There is also growing evidence from neuroimaging studies that BCECTS may affect a larger portion of the brain than originally thought. We performed distributed source localization analysis of interictal spikes in BCECTS...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101769/childhood-absence-epilepsy-and-benign-epilepsy-with-centro-temporal-spikes-a-narrative-review-analysis
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REVIEW
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/28064325/childhood-epilepsies-what-should-a-pediatrician-know
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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/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/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/27788553/-cognitive-development-in-children-with-benign-rolandic-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-centrotemporal-spikes-results-of-a-current-systematic-database-search
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H Neumann, F Helmke, C Thiels, T Polster, L M Selzer, M Daseking, F Petermann, T Lücke
Benign Rolandic Epilepsy (BRE) is one of the most common epilepsy syndromes in childhood. Although global intellectual performance is typically normal in BRE-patients, problems were found in specific cognitive domains. To summarize recent empirical findings concerning cognitive development in children with BRE a systematic literature search of clinical studies published between 2009 and 2015 was performed. 19 studies of relevance were found.In most recent studies children with BRE consistently showed general intellectual performance within the normal range...
October 2016: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781027/understanding-genotypes-and-phenotypes-in-epileptic-encephalopathies
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REVIEW
Ingo Helbig, Abou Ahmad N Tayoun
Epileptic encephalopathies are severe often intractable seizure disorders where epileptiform abnormalities contribute to a progressive disturbance in brain function. Often, epileptic encephalopathies start in childhood and are accompanied by developmental delay and various neurological and non-neurological comorbidities. In recent years, this concept has become virtually synonymous with a group of severe childhood epilepsies including West syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndrome, and several other severe childhood epilepsies for which genetic factors are increasingly recognized...
September 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683026/-childhood-absence-epilepsy-an-update
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P Garzon, L Lemelle, S Auvin
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is a common pediatric epilepsy syndrome accounting for 10% of all pediatric epilepsies. The aim of this review is to provide an updated overview of this epilepsy syndrome to pediatricians. Most of the patients can be initially managed in private practice or in general pediatric settings. Absence seizures are the only seizure type observed at the time of diagnosis in these patients. An electroencephalogram recording and a clinical evaluation lead to the diagnosis. The underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood...
November 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579546/scalp-recorded-high-frequency-oscillations-in-atypical-benign-partial-epilepsy
#16
Ping Qian, Hui Li, Jiao Xue, Zhixian Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) were affected by methylprednisolone treatment and the clinical significance of HFOs in patients with atypical benign partial epilepsy (ABPE). METHODS: In 14 ABPE patients with methylprednisolone treatment, we measured interictal HFOs and spikes during sleep in pre- and post-methylprednisolone scalp electroencephalography (EEG). Patients with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) were taken as control...
October 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553576/effect-of-anticonvulsive-treatment-on-neuropsychological-performance-in-children-with-bects
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Moritz Tacke, Lucia Gerstl, Florian Heinen, Isabel Heukaeufer, Michaela Bonfert, Thomas Bast, Sonia Cornell, Bernd Axel Neubauer, Ingo Borggraefe
INTRODUCTION: Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is a common epilepsy syndrome in childhood. Besides the occurrence of seizures, mild cognitive impairments and behavioral problems affecting language skills, spatial perception, memory, executive function, and academic achievement might be present. There is no international consensus about the decision whether or not to treat affected children. The influence of treatment on cognitive functions is debated. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with BECTS were assessed in short term auditory memory, long-term verbal memory, intelligence and behavior using the "number recall" test from the Kaufman assessment battery for children, the "verbal learning memory test", the "culture free intelligence test" and the "child behavior checklist" prior to a randomized controlled antiepileptic therapy and after a treatment period of 6 months with either sulthiame or levetiracetam...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530338/depression-and-anxiety-in-children-with-benign-childhood-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes-bcects
#18
Xinjie Liu, Qizheng Han
BACKGROUND: Elevated rates of affective disturbance in children with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS) have been reported. However, it remains unclear how anxiety and depression are related to epilepsy, and it is unknown whether these mood disorders are influenced by the use of antiepileptic drugs. In the present report, we performed a prospective study designed to evaluate affective disorders (anxiety and depression) without the bias of antiepileptic drug treatment in 89 children with BCECTS, based on self-reporting...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27505132/successful-surgery-in-lesional-epilepsy-secondary-to-posterior-quandrant-ulegyria-coexisting-with-benign-childhood-focal-epilepsy-a-case-report
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Fengpeng Wang, Honghua Zheng, Xiaobin Zhang, Yanfang Li, Zhiying Gao, Yuanqing Wang, Xiaowei Liu, Yi Yao
The present study reports, for the first time, a rare case of benign childhood focal epilepsy(BCFE) coexisting with lesional epilepsy secondary to parietooccipital ulegyria. The patient underwent right parietooccipital lobe disconnection plus tailored resection of temporooccipitoparietal junction cortex under electrocorticography (ECoG) monitoring. Post-operatively, there was no impairment of neurological function and the patient only experiences a few breakthrough benign partial seizures during sleep.
October 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504264/atypical-benign-partial-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-acquired-neurocognitive-lexical-semantic-and-autistic-spectrum-disorder
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Nicholas M Allen, Judith Conroy, Thierry Deonna, Dara McCreary, Paul McGettigan, Cathy Madigan, Imogen Carter, Sean Ennis, Sally A Lynch, Amre Shahwan, Mary D King
Atypical benign partial epilepsy (ABPE) of childhood or pseudo-Lennox syndrome is a form of idiopathic focal epilepsy characterized by multiple seizure types, focal and/or generalized epileptiform discharges, continuous spike-wave during sleep (CSWS), and sometimes reversible neurocognitive deficits. There are few reported cases of ABPE describing detailed correlative longitudinal follow-up of the various associated neurocognitive, language, social communicative, or motor deficits, in parallel with the epilepsy...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
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