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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629473/emergency-treatment-with-levetiracetam-or-phenytoin-in-status-epilepticus-in-children-the-eclipse-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Mark D Lyttle, Carrol Gamble, Shrouk Messahel, Helen Hickey, Anand Iyer, Kerry Woolfall, Amy Humphreys, Naomi E A Bacon, Louise Roper, Franz E Babl, Stuart R Dalziel, Mary Ryan, Richard E Appleton
BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening neurological emergency in childhood. These children are also at risk of significant morbidity, with acute and chronic impact on the family and the health and social care systems. The current recommended first-choice, second-line treatment in children aged 6 months and above is intravenous phenytoin (fosphenytoin in the USA), although there is a lack of evidence for its use and it is associated with significant side effects...
June 19, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629251/neonatal-complications-amoung-596-infants-delivered-by-vacuum-extraction-in-relation-to-characteristics-of-the-extraction
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Cecilia Ekéus, Karin Wrangsell, Sandra Penttinen, Katarina Åberg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between complicated vacuum extraction deliveries and neonatal complications. METHODS: Observational study including data on the management of 596 consecutive VE-deliveries at 6 different birth clinics in Sweden in 2013. We used logistic regression to examine the association between a complicated VE and: extracranial bleeding, severe neonatal complication (intracranial hemorrhage and/or asphyxia/low Apgar score and/or convulsions, and/or encephalopathy) and brachial plexus injury...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625272/-research-progress-in-the-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-caused-by-heat-stroke
#3
Mengmeng Yang, Yu Zhang, Yan Zhao, Hongjun Kang
Heat stroke (HS) is a life-threatening illness characterized by core body temperatures above 40 °C coupled with central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction, including delirium, convulsions, and/or coma. Its morbidity has increased dramatically in the past few decades. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is not only the most serious complication of HS, but also the leading cause of deaths. Understanding the pathogenesis, characteristic and advancement pattern of MODS caused by HS will have a profound effect on the clinical treatment, research and mortality decrease...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625252/-cerebral-injury-induced-by-heat-stroke-and-the-therapeutic-effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Xiaoxiao Ni, Zhifeng Liu, Qiuyou Xie, Huasheng Tong, Lei Su, Ronghao Yu
With the global warming, the incidence of heat stroke was significantly higher than before. Severe heat stroke has a high mortality, high morbidity and consolidated central nervous system injury characteristics. The main features of severe heat stroke cerebral injury include cognitive impairment, delirium, convulsions and coma. Its mechanism is related with heat shock induced cerebral tissue ischemia and hypoxia, vascular dysfunction, secondary cascade inflammation and so on. Currently, the main treatment of heat stroke cerebral injury is the hypothermia therapy, dehydration for the reduction of intracranial pressure, naloxone and other cerebral protection and nutrition treatments...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624720/retention-of-perampanel-in-adults-with-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy-at-a-single-tertiary-care-center
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Tim Wehner, Shahidul Mannan, Sanchit Turaga, Kirtana Vallabhaneni, Hao Meng Yip, Carys Wiggans, Rohit Shankar, John S Duncan, Josemir W Sander
RATIONALE: Observational data on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) inform about their use in clinical practice. We describe our clinical experience with perampanel (PER) in a large UK tertiary epilepsy center. METHODS: Adults initiated on PER between October 2012 and March 2015 were followed until they discontinued PER or 10 September 2016. Data on epilepsy syndrome, duration, seizure types, concomitant and previous AED use, PER dosing, efficacy and side effects were recorded...
June 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622546/the-semiology-of-febrile-seizures-focal-features-are-frequent
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Michihiko Takasu, Tetsuo Kubota, Takeshi Tsuji, Hirokazu Kurahashi, Shingo Numoto, Kazuyoshi Watanabe, Akihisa Okumura
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the semiology of febrile seizures (FS) and to determine the frequency of FS with symptoms suggestive of focal onset. METHODS: FS symptoms in children were reported within 24h of seizure onset by the parents using a structured questionnaire consisting principally of closed-ended questions. We focused on events at seizure commencement, including changes in behavior and facial expression, and ocular and oral symptoms. We also investigated the autonomic and motor symptoms developing during seizures...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615969/a-behavioral-survey-of-the-effects-of-kavalactones-on-caenorhabditis-elegans-neuromuscular-transmission
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Bwarenaba B Kautu, Juliana Phillips, Kellie Steele, M Shawn Mengarelli, Eric A Nord
Kava is a plant root extract that is widely consumed by Pacific Islanders. Kava contains a class of lactone compounds called kavalactones. The sedative and anxiolytic effects of kava are likely attributed to the efficacies of kavalactones on the nervous system. Although some studies have implicated the potencies of certain kavalactone species on γ-aminobutyric acid transmission, evidence supporting the action of kavalactones on the eukaryotic neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and acetylcholine (ACh) transmission is scant...
2017: Journal of Experimental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613124/low-risk-of-seizures-with-slow-flumazenil-infusion-and-routine-anticonvulsant-prophylaxis-for-high-dose-benzodiazepine-dependence
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Stefano Tamburin, Marco Faccini, Rebecca Casari, Angela Federico, Laura Morbioli, Enrica Franchini, Luigi Giuseppe Bongiovanni, Fabio Lugoboni
High-dose benzodiazepine (BZD) dependence represents an emerging and under-reported addiction phenomenon and is associated with reduced quality of life. To date there are no guidelines for the treatment of high-dose BZD withdrawal. Low-dose slow flumazenil infusion was reported to be effective for high-dose BZD detoxification, but there is concern about the risk of convulsions during this treatment. We evaluated the occurrence of seizures in 450 consecutive high-dose BZD dependence patients admitted to our unit from April 2012 to April 2016 for detoxification with low-dose slow subcutaneous infusion of flumazenil associated with routine anticonvulsant prophylaxis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611658/neuroprotective-and-anti-aging-potentials-of-essential-oils-from-aromatic-and-medicinal-plants
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REVIEW
Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Fazal Subhan, Jawad Ahmed
The use of essential oils (EOs) and their components is known since long in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various diseases, and is further increased in the recent times. The neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials of EOs and their possible mechanism of actions were evaluated by numerous researchers around the globe. Several clinically important EOs and their components from Nigella sativa, Acorus gramineus, Lavandula angustifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Jasminum sambac, Piper nigrum and so many other plants are reported for neuroprotective effects...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611637/a-case-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-induced-by-cisplatin-pemetrexed-chemotherapy-for-lung-cancer
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Masashi Ishihara, Noriyuki Matsutani, Shuji Ota, Nobuhiko Seki
This report presents the case of a 60-year-old woman who was diagnosed with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma with asymptomatic brain metastases and commenced chemotherapy with cisplatin/pemetrexed (CDDP/Pem). She experienced tonic-clonic convulsions on day 9 of the first cycle, which were accompanied by increased blood pressure (173/69 mm Hg) and headache. Therefore, brain MRI was performed to check for stroke or progression of brain metastatic foci. T2-weighted, FLAIR, and ADC map images showed high-intensity areas in the subcortical region of the bilateral parieto-occipital lobes, leading to a diagnosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602596/brain-sodium-mri-in-human-epilepsy-disturbances-of-ionic-homeostasis-reflect-the-organization-of-pathological-regions
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Ben Ridley, Angela Marchi, Jonathan Wirsich, Elisabeth Soulier, Sylviane Confort-Gouny, Lothar Schad, Fabrice Bartolomei, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Maxime Guye, Wafaa Zaaraoui
In light of technical advancements supporting exploration of MR signals other than (1)H, sodium ((23)Na) has received attention as a marker of ionic homeostasis and cell viability. Here, we evaluate for the first time the possibility that (23)Na-MRI is sensitive to pathological processes occurring in human epilepsy. A normative sample of 27 controls was used to normalize regions of interest (ROIs) from 1424 unique brain locales on quantitative (23)Na-MRI and high-resolution (1)H-MPRAGE images. ROIs were based on intracerebral electrodes in ten patients undergoing epileptic network mapping...
June 7, 2017: NeuroImage
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/28600359/ictal-pain-in-focal-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus
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Sara Casciato, Alessandra Morano, Jinane Fattouch, Martina Fanella, Mariarita Albini, Anna Teresa Giallonardo, Carlo Di Bonaventura
We report an adult with acute unilateral pain as isolated manifestation of acute symptomatic focal non-convulsive status epilepticus. Pain is rarely a manifestation of epileptic seizures. Traditionally, painful seizures have been thought to originate in either the parietal or temporal lobes, but their localising value is debatable. Recent functional neuroimaging studies and electrophysiological findings obtained by using intracerebral recordings have shown the involvement of the insular cortex along with several other brain structures in the processing of painful inputs, comprising a more widespread anatomo-functional network...
June 9, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598634/design-and-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-lactam-m1-positive-allosteric-modulators-pams-convulsion-and-cholinergic-toxicity-of-an-m1-selective-pam-with-weak-agonist-activity
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Jennifer E Davoren, Michelle Garnsey, Betty Pettersen, Michael A Brodney, Jeremy R Edgerton, Jean Philippe Fortin, Sarah Grimwood, Antony R Harris, Stephen Jenkinson, Terry P Kenakin, John T Lazzaro, Che-Wah Lee, Susan M Lotarski, Lisa Nottebaum, Steven V O'Neil, Michael Popiolek, Simeon Ramsey, Stefanus J Steyn, Catherine A Thorn, Lei Zhang, Damien Webb
Recent data demonstrated that activation of the muscarinic M1 receptor by a subtype-selective positive allosteric modulator (PAM) contributes to the gastrointestinal (GI) and cardiovascular (CV) cholinergic adverse events (AEs) previously attributed to M2 and M3 activation. These studies were completed using PAMs that also exhibited allosteric agonist activity, leaving open the possibility that direct agonism, rather than allosteric modulation, could be responsible for the adverse effects. This manuscript describes the design and synthesis of lactam-derived M1 PAMs that address this question...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595534/a-review-of-levetiracetam-in-neonates
#15
Amit Agrawal, Anita Banergee
BACKGROUND: Neonatal seizures are the most common clinical manifestation of central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction and are associated with various neurological sequelae. There are currently no evidence-based guidelines for the management of neonatal seizures and currently used drugs such as phenobarbital, and phenytoin have limited efficacy and potential toxicities. Newer second line anticonvulsant, levetiracetam, has been used in refractory neonatal seizures despite limited data and off-label use...
June 6, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594145/use-of-antidepressant-medication-in-pregnancy-and-adverse-neonatal-outcomes-a-population-based-investigation
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Anna Cantarutti, Luca Merlino, Carlo Giaquinto, Giovanni Corrao
BACKGROUND: Untreated depression and antidepressant use during pregnancy may have negative consequences for births. There are still conflicting data on the potential harmful effects of prenatal antidepressant treatment on child health. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy and selected neonatal outcomes. METHODS: A population-based cohort study including 9825 deliveries exposed to an antidepressant between 9 months before last menstrual date through to delivery, from January 2005 to December 2010 in the Lombardy region of Italy, was conducted...
June 8, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594056/the-effect-of-add-on-memantine-on-positive-negative-and-depressive-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-a-doubleblind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Victoria Omranifard, Fatemeh Rajabi, Maryam Mohammadian-Sichani, Mohammad Reza Maracy
treatment of schizophrenia, they don’t adequately address residual positive, negative and depressive symptoms. The aim of the present study is to assess the effect of adjunctive memantine treatment on positive, negative and depressive symptoms of schizophrenia. METHODS: This randomized, placebo-controlled study was conducted in Noor Hospital, Isfahan, Iran, 2013-2014; 32 patients in maintenance treatment were included in each group, using block sampling; inclusion criteria were age 18- 65 years, normal intellectual ability, being diagnosed with schizophrenia for the past two years, being treated with fixed doses of atypical antipsychotic for at least three months before randomization...
May 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593865/the-semiology-of-benign-focal-epilepsy-with-affective-symptoms
#18
Fábio A Nascimento, Márcio A Sotero de Menezes, Cristiane A Simao, Bruno T Takeshita, Samanta F Blattes da Rocha, Pedro A Kowacs
Benign focal epilepsy with affective symptoms (BFEAS) is a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome essentially characterized by "epileptic attacks with affective symptoms of a terrifying type". Since the original description, approximately 50 cases have been reported. To our knowledge, however, none of the studies included video-EEG data. Herein, we detail the electroclinical features of a neurodevelopmentally normal 9-year-old boy with epilepsy since the age of 2 years. His seizure semiology essentially consisted of nocturnal focal seizures featuring abrupt fear and autonomic phenomena (such as excessive sweating, repeated swallowing, and coughing), associated with impaired consciousness...
June 7, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592756/cea-producing-multiple-myeloma-with-meningeal-invasion-during-relapse
#19
Mayumi Hatsuse, Shin-Ichi Fuchida, Akira Okano, Satoshi Murakami, Chihiro Shimazaki
Here we describe the case of a 62-year-old woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma (IgA-κ type) who had a high serum CEA level of 27.7 ng/ml. Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and PET/CT scan showed no abnormality. After two courses of VAD therapy, the serum CEA level decreased to 5.7 ng/ml, with a decrease in the IgA level, suggesting the diagnosis of CEA-producing myeloma. After 4 years and 1 month, she had a relapse with an increase in the LDH level and myeloma cells in the blood, followed by cognitive loss and convulsion...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589041/attenuated-late-phase-arc-transcription-in-the-dentate-gyrus-of-mice-lacking-egr3
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Amanda Maple, Rachel E Lackie, Diana I Elizalde, Stephanie L Grella, Chelsey C Damphousse, Collin Xa, Amelia L Gallitano, Diano F Marrone
The dentate gyrus (DG) engages in sustained Arc transcription for at least 8 hours following behavioral induction, and this time course may be functionally coupled to the unique role of the DG in hippocampus-dependent learning and memory. The factors that regulate long-term DG Arc expression, however, remain poorly understood. Animals lacking Egr3 show less Arc expression following convulsive stimulation, but the effect of Egr3 ablation on behaviorally induced Arc remains unknown. To address this, Egr3(-/-) and wild-type (WT) mice explored novel spatial environments and were sacrificed either immediately or after 5, 60, 240, or 480 minutes, and Arc expression was quantified by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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