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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155282/seizure-liability-assessments-using-the-hippocampal-tissue-slice-comparison-of-non-clinical-species
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Michael V Accardi, Hai Huang, Simon Authier
INTRODUCTION: Traditionally, rat hippocampal tissue slice models are used as an in vitro electrophysiology assay to assess seizurogenic potential in early drug development despite non-clinical species-specific differences noted during in vivo seizure studies. METHODS: Hippocampal tissue slices were acutely isolated from rats, minipigs, dogs and nonhuman primates (NHP). Population spikes (PS) were evoked through stimulation of the CA3 Schaffer collateral pathway and recorded using in vitro electrophysiological techniques via an extracellular electrode placed within the CA1 stratum pyramidale cell body layer...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153965/information-about-epilepsy-on-the-internet-an-exploratory-study-of-arabic-websites
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Jamal M Alkhateeb, Muna S Alhadidi
The aim of this study was to explore information about epilepsy found on Arabic websites. The researchers collected information from the internet between November 2016 and January 2017. Information was obtained using Google and Yahoo search engines. Keywords used were the Arabic equivalent of the following two keywords: epilepsy (Al-saraa) and convulsion (Tashanoj). A total of 144 web pages addressing epilepsy in Arabic were reviewed. The majority of web pages were websites of medical institutions and general health websites, followed by informational and educational websites, others, blogs and websites of individuals, and news and media sites...
November 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152808/observational-safety-study-of-specific-outcomes-after-trivalent-cell-culture-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-optaflu-%C3%A2-among-adults-in-thin-database-of-electronic-uk-primary-healthcare-records
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Gillian C Hall, Paul T G Davies, M Yousuf Karim, Mendel D M Haag, Caroline O'Leary
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine (TIVc) (Optaflu(®) ), the first cell culture seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine available in Europe. METHODS: Codes and unstructured text in adult electronic healthcare records (The Health Improvement Network) were searched for a TIVc brand name or batch number and possible outcomes within a 3 month pre- to 6 month post-TIVc exposure study period (2012-2015). The outcomes were severe allergic reactions, Bell's palsy, convulsions, demyelination, paresthesia, noninfectious encephalitis, neuritis (optic and brachial), vasculitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and thrombocytopenia...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151361/magnesium-sulfate-and-ophthalmic-artery-doppler-velocimetry-in-patients-with-severe-preeclampsia-a-case-series
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Cristiane Alves Oliveira, Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa, Karina Vieira Zamprogno, Fabio Gutierrez da Matta, Flávia do Vale Araújo
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we used Doppler velocimetry in the ophthalmic artery to evaluate the hemodynamic status of the intracranial vasculature. This is the first time in the literature that indices of ophthalmic artery Doppler sonography of women with preeclampsia were evaluated before and after the use of magnesium sulfate to prevent eclampsia. CASE PRESENTATION: Indices of ophthalmic artery Doppler sonography of six women with severe preeclampsia at 27 to 33 weeks of gestational age were evaluated before and after the use of magnesium sulfate (10 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after the magnesium sulfate loading dosage...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149805/observational-cohort-study-safety-outcomes-in-children-using-proton-pump-inhibitors-or-histamine-2-receptor-antagonists
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Eline Houben, Saga Johansson, Péter Nagy, Fernie J A Penning-van Beest, Ernst J Kuipers, Ron M C Herings
OBJECTIVE: Acid suppression with histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is recommended for children with persistent gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms. In this retrospective, observational postauthorization study, we aimed to assess and compare safety outcomes in pediatric first-time users of esomeprazole, other PPIs, or H2RAs. METHODS: Data on children (aged 0-18 years) first dispensed esomeprazole, other PPIs, or H2RAs between September 2008 and August 2011 were obtained from the Dutch PHARMO Database Network...
November 17, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149755/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-adjunctive-ketamine-anesthesia-in-electro-convulsive-therapy-for-depression
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Minling Zhang, Robert Rosenheck, Xiaoming Lin, Qirong Li, Yanling Zhou, Yunshan Xiao, Xiong Huang, Ni Fan, Hongbo He
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a rapid acting and effective treatment for both major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BP). Both propofol and ketamine are commonly used anesthetic agents but recent clinical studies suggest that ketamine has rapid-acting antidepressant properties, itself, at sub-anesthetic doses. METHODS: A total of 77 inpatients (41 MDD and 36 BP) were randomly assigned to receive ECT with propofol (1mg/kg) anesthesia or with ketamine (0...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147113/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-during-pregnancy
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Ya Hu, Ming Cui, Zhengyi Sun, Zhe Su, Xiang Gao, Quan Liao, Yupei Zhao
Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) in pregnancy is a rare event, but it poses a significant risk to mothers and fetuses. The optimal treatment strategy remains controversial. Methods: We present a consecutive series of twelve pregnant women with pHPT. Results: Twelve women were diagnosed with pHPT during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. Four of them presented no symptoms or mild symptoms. Four patients experienced serious complications, including hypercalcaemic crisis, acute pancreatitis, and eclampsia...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144992/intracerebroventricular-injection-of-mir-146a-relieves-seizures-in-an-immature-rat-model-of-lithium-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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Xiaole Wang, Fei Yin, Linhong Li, Huimin Kong, Baiyang You, Weixi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Jing Peng
OBJECTIVE: Status epilepticus (SE) is a common, life-threatening neurological emergency that confers a high degree of morbidity and mortality. Increasing evidence indicates that neuroinflammation plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of SE. MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) has been reported to be an important posttranscriptional inflammation-associated microRNA. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of miR-146a in SE and the mechanism by which it operates. METHODS: To study the effect of miR-146a in SE, we chose intracerebroventricular injection for rat at 21-28days old, and made a lithium-pilocarpine-induced SE rat model...
November 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141569/isatin-new-hope-against-convulsion
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Rameshwar S Cheke, Sandip D Firke, Ravindra R Patil, Sanjay B Bari
Epilepsy is one of the most significant chronic neurological disorders with high occurrence worldwide. Many epileptic patients are not completely treated with currently available marketed drugs as well as so many drugs have shown unfavorable side effect and drug interaction. Therefore, there are continuing interests to find new anticonvulsant drugs. Recently, there has been wide interest in compounds containing the isatin moiety with diverse biological effects. In view of the previous continuation of an ongoing program aiming at finding new structure leads to potential anticonvulsant activities, we are trying to compile recent efforts which have been made in the design and development of isatin derived anticonvulsant agents...
November 13, 2017: Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139014/the-ictal-interictal-continuum-to-treat-or-not-to-treat-and-how
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Clio Rubinos, Alexandra S Reynolds, Jan Claassen
Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) monitoring is becoming increasingly used in neurologic and non-neurologic intensive care units (ICUs). Non-convulsive seizures (NCSz) and periodic discharges (PDs) are commonly seen in critically ill patients. Some of these PD patterns, also known as the ictal-interictal continuum (IIC), are associated with an increased risk of seizures and poor outcome. However, we do not fully understand the significance of these periodic patterns and the decision of how aggressively to treat remains controversial...
November 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137682/cefepime-induced-neurotoxicity-a-systematic-review
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Lauren E Payne, David J Gagnon, Richard R Riker, David B Seder, Elizabeth K Glisic, Jane G Morris, Gilles L Fraser
BACKGROUND: Cefepime is a widely used antibiotic with neurotoxicity attributed to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and exhibit concentration-dependent ϒ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) antagonism. Neurotoxic symptoms include depressed consciousness, encephalopathy, aphasia, myoclonus, seizures, and coma. Data suggest that up to 15% of ICU patients treated with cefepime may experience these adverse effects. Risk factors include renal dysfunction, excessive dosing, preexisting brain injury, and elevated serum cefepime concentrations...
November 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134448/hyperammonemia-associated-with-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-or-urinary-tract-infection-a-systematic-review
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Caterina M Clericetti, Gregorio P Milani, Sebastiano A G Lava, Mario G Bianchetti, Giacomo D Simonetti, Olivier Giannini
BACKGROUND: Hyperammonemia usually results from an inborn error of metabolism or from an advanced liver disease. Individual case reports suggest that both distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection may also result in hyperammonemia. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on hyperammonemia secondary to distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection was conducted. RESULTS: We identified 39 reports on distal renal tubular acidosis or urinary tract infections in association with hyperammonemia published between 1980 and 2017...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132468/-benign-infantile-convulsions-associated-with-mild-gastroenteritis-a-clinical-analysis-and-follow-up-study
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Chao-Chao Xue, Ya-Feng Liang, Guo-Quan Pan, Chang-Chong Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features and prognosis of benign infantile convulsions associated with mild gastroenteritis (BICE). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 436 children with BICE, and among these children, 206 were followed up for 1.5 to 7 years. Some parents were invited to complete the Weiss Functional Defect Scale to evaluate the long-term social function. RESULTS: The peak age of onset of BICE was 13-24 months, and BICE had a higher prevalence rate in September to February of the following year...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125945/periodic-eeg-patterns-in-sporadic-creutzfeld-jakob-disease-can-be-benzodiazepine-responsive-and-be-difficult-to-distinguish-from-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus
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Justus Marquetand, Susanne Knake, Adam Strzelczyk, Bernhard J Steinhoff, Holger Lerche, Matthis Synofzik, Niels K Focke
PURPOSE: Periodic discharges in EEG and a history of rapidly progressive dementia are known to be associated with sporadic Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (sCJD). Doubts regarding this rare but fatal diagnosis can arise, when episodic symptoms (seizures, psychiatric features, speech disturbances) are present and the EEG shows epileptiform discharges within this periodicity. This scenario may indicate non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), which is - in contrast to sCJD - a treatable and frequent condition...
November 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125575/an-optimized-and-sensitive-pharmacokinetic-quantitative-method-of-investigating-gastrodin-parishin-and-parishin-b-c-and-e-in-beagle-dog-plasma-using-lc-ms-ms-after-intragastric-administration-of-tall-gastrodia-capsules
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Junqiu Liu, Sha Chen, Jintang Cheng, Jun Zhang, Yuesheng Wang, An Liu
Gastrodia elata Blume, called Tianma in China, has been widely used to treat headaches, convulsions and epilepsy for thousands of years. In the present study, a series of optimizations were employed to develop a rapid, sensitive, and reliable high-performance liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry method, which was then used for the simultaneous determination of gastrodin, parishin, parishin B, parishin C and parishin E in beagle dog plasma after intragastric administration of tall Gastrodia capsules (Tianma brand)...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123907/endoscopic-hematoma-evacuation-for-acute-subdural-hematoma-in-a-young-patient-a-case-report
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Atsushi Kuge, Daisuke Tsuchiya, Shigeki Watanabe, Mitsuya Sato, Toshihiko Kinjo
Case: The standard treatment for acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) is large craniotomy; decompressive craniectomy may also be carried out, if needed, to prevent secondary brain damage. Recently, an endoscopic procedure for elderly patients with ASDH was carried out and reported; its safety and effectiveness were emphasized because of minimal invasiveness. We report a young case and discuss its difficulties and tips.A 31-year-old man was found to be in a state of general convulsion. At the time of admission, we observed severe consciousness disturbance, anisocoria, and left hemiparesis...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123881/unexpected-complications-immediately-after-cranioplasty
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Akihito Kato, Hiroyuki Morishima, Goro Nagashima
Case: An 84-year-old man with subarachnoid hemorrhage underwent craniotomy and clipping with external decompression. Perfusion magnetic resonance imaging showed subclinical sinking skin flap syndrome, and he underwent cranioplasty on postoperative day 58. No problems occurred during the operation, but cerebral edema and hemorrhage were recognized on immediate postoperative computed tomography. Edema continued to progress, but edema and bleeding eventually improved without additional surgery...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123865/a-case-of-tetanus-treated-with-kampo-medicines-such-as-kakkonto-and-shakuyakukanzoto
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Hajime Nakae, Yuri Saito, Manabu Okuyama, Toshiko Igarashi
Case: A 74-year-old man developed tetanus 3 days after working with cow and poultry manure. Kakkonto and shakuyakukanzoto, traditional Japanese herbal medicines that are effective for the relief of pain primarily related to muscle contraction, were given to control the trismus and painful contracture of the neck. Generalized convulsions were controlled without the use of muscle relaxants. Outcome: After 30 days, the patient was discharged from the hospital without any sequelae...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123833/clinical-characteristics-of-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus-diagnosed-by-simplified-continuous-electroencephalogram-monitoring-at-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit
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Satoshi Egawa, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Arisa Manabe, Ryuta Nakashima, Hikari Matsumura, Tomoya Okazaki, Hideyuki Hamaya, Natsuyo Shinohara, Hajime Shishido, Koshiro Takano, Yuko Abe, Masanobu Hagiike, Yuichi Kubota, Yasuhiro Kuroda
Aim: The present study aimed to elucidate the clinical characteristics of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in patients with altered mental status (AMS). Methods: This single-center retrospective study comprised 149 patients who were hospitalized between March 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015 at the emergency intensive care unit (ICU) of the Kagawa University Hospital (Kagawa, Japan). The primary outcome was NCSE incidence. The secondary outcome was the comparison of duration of ICU stay, hospital stay, and a favorable neurological outcome, as assessed using the modified Rankin Scale score, at discharge from our hospital between patients with and without NCSE...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122401/the-efficacy-of-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-in-a-girl-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Mari Hatanaka, Shuichi Shimakawa, Akihisa Okumura, Jun Natsume, Miho Fukui, Shohei Nomura, Mitsuru Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Tamai
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory therapy has shown some therapeutic benefits in patients with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis. In this report, we describe the use of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) immunotherapy with good outcome in a patient with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. SUBJECT AND METHODS: A 4-year-old girl developed convulsions in her right arm and leg without impaired consciousness. These convulsions occurred frequently in clusters of 10-20 events of 10-20 s duration...
November 6, 2017: Brain & Development
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