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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128586/contraception-pregnancy-and-peripartum-experiences-among-women-with-epilepsy-in-bhutan
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Sheliza Halani, Lhab Tshering, Esther Bui, Sarah J Clark, Sara J Grundy, Tandin Pem, Sonam Lhamo, Ugyen Dema, Damber K Nirola, Chencho Dorji, Farrah J Mateen
INTRODUCTION: Reports on the reproductive health of women with epilepsy (WWE) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are limited. Bhutan is a lower income country with a high estimated prevalence of epilepsy and no out-of-pocket payment requirements for health visits or medications. METHODS: We developed a 10-category survey to interview WWE ages 20-59 years in the Kingdom of Bhutan to understand their contraceptive use and peripartum experiences. WWE were recruited from 2016-2017 from an existing epilepsy cohort and their reproductive health data were merged with epilepsy and socioeconomic data obtained from initial clinical evaluations performed between 2014 and 2016...
December 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127345/the-synthetic-neuroactive-steroid-sge-516-reduces-seizure-burden-and-improves-survival-in-a-dravet-syndrome-mouse-model
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Nicole A Hawkins, Michael Lewis, Rebecca S Hammond, James J Doherty, Jennifer A Kearney
Dravet syndrome is an infant-onset epileptic encephalopathy with multiple seizure types that are often refractory to conventional therapies. Treatment with standard benzodiazepines like clobazam, in combination with valproate and stiripentol, provides only modest seizure control. While benzodiazepines are a first-line therapy for Dravet syndrome, they are limited by their ability to only modulate synaptic receptors. Unlike benzodiazepines, neuroactive steroids potentiate a wider-range of GABAA receptors. The synthetic neuroactive steroid SGE-516 is a potent positive allosteric modulator of both synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA receptors...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127207/perinatal-outcomes-after-treatment-with-adhd-medication-during-pregnancy
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Ulrika Nörby, Birger Winbladh, Karin Källén
OBJECTIVES: To analyze perinatal outcomes after maternal use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication during pregnancy. METHODS: The study included singletons born between 2006 and 2014 in Sweden. Data on prescription drug use, pregnancies, deliveries, and the newborn infants' health were obtained from the Swedish Medical Birth Register, the Prescribed Drug Register, and the Swedish Neonatal Quality Register. We compared infants exposed to ADHD medication during pregnancy with infants whose mothers never used these drugs and infants whose mothers used ADHD medication before or after pregnancy...
November 10, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114367/the-comparison-of-anti-seizure-and-tocolytic-effects-of-phenytoin-and-magnesium-sulphate-in-the-treatment-of-eclampsia-and-preeclampsia-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Maryam Khooshideh, Majid Ghaffarpour, Sama Bitarafan
Background: To date, magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is the treatment of choice for prevention of seizure in eclampsia and preeclampsia. However, there are some limitations in the administration of MgSO4 due to its tocolytic effects. The aim of this study was to compare the anticonvulsant and tocolytic effects of MgSO4 and another drug, phenytoin, in patients with eclampsia and preeclampsia. Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on pregnant women hospitalised with eclampsia or preeclampsia, during 2014-2016...
July 6, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101226/presentation-and-diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-infants
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Peter E Davis, Rajna Filip-Dhima, Georgios Sideridis, Jurriaan M Peters, Kit Sing Au, Hope Northrup, E Martina Bebin, Joyce Y Wu, Darcy Krueger, Mustafa Sahin
OBJECTIVES: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous genetic disorder with a high prevalence of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders. TSC can be challenging to diagnose in infants because they often do not show many clinical signs early in life. In this study, we describe the timing and pattern of presenting and diagnostic features in a prospective longitudinal study of infants with TSC. METHODS: Two multicenter, prospective studies enrolled 130 infants with definite TSC by clinical or genetic criteria and followed them longitudinally up to 36 months of age...
November 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095003/-spanish-multicenter-study-hyperammonemia-not-associated-with-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-in-children
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Mercedes Gil Campos, Javier Blasco-Alonso, Concepción Sierra Córcoles, José Luis Cuevas Cervera, Luisa Arrabal Fernández, Luis Aldámiz Echevarría, Amaya Belanger
INTRODUCTION: The hyperammonemic encephalopathy induced by causes different from inborn errors of metabolism is a relatively uncommon but severe complication. OBJETIVES: To study the characteristics of a secondary hyperammonemia episode to discern the triggering causes to get to the diagnosis, and the development in the therapeutic intervention. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective study of children with hyperammonemia unrelated to inborn errors of metabolism, conducted in Spanish hospitals...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062978/interneuronopathies-and-their-role-in-early-life-epilepsies-and-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Anna-Maria Katsarou, Solomon L Moshé, Aristea S Galanopoulou
GABAergic interneurons control the neural circuitry and network activity in the brain. The advances in genetics have identified genes that control the development, maturation and integration of GABAergic interneurons and implicated them in the pathogenesis of epileptic encephalopathies or neurodevelopmental disorders. For example, mutations of the Aristaless-Related homeobox X-linked gene (ARX) may result in defective GABAergic interneuronal migration in infants with epileptic encephalopathies like West syndrome (WS), Ohtahara syndrome or X-linked lissencephaly with abnormal genitalia (XLAG)...
September 2017: Epilepsia open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046198/-immunological-mechanism-of-prednisone-in-the-treatment-of-infantile-spasm
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Hui Chen, Jian-Min Zhong, Zhao-Shi Yi, Jian Zha, Yong Chen, Lan-Yun Cai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immunological mechanism of prednisone in the treatment of infantile spasm (IS) by evaluating the immune function of IS children before and after treatment. METHODS: Thirty children with IS were enrolled as IS group. Thirty healthy infants who underwent physical examination were enrolled as healthy control group. Fasting venous blood was collected for both groups before and after prednisone treatment. Chemiluminescence was used to measure serum levels of interleukin-1B (IL-1B), interleukin-2R (IL-2R), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045978/-clinicopathologic-features-of-infant-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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H Wang, J T Ye, H X Yao, D Li, Y Dong
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) has traditionally been viewed as rare benign tumors that present with seizure widely considered curable with surgery alone. Most DNTs occur in childhood and young adults. However, rare reported cases occur in infants. This paper reported an infant case of DNT and its diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, molecular features and prognosis based on the review of current literatures. The age onset of this patient was only 11 months old. The clinical manifestations were partial seizures and the imaging data untypical; CT and MRI were all supportive of astrocytoma...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037447/a-quinidine-non-responsive-novel-kcnt1-mutation-in-an-indian-infant-with-epilepsy-of-infancy-with-migrating-focal-seizures
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Priyanka Madaan, Prashant Jauhari, Aparajita Gupta, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Sheffali Gulati
Epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures {a.k.a malignant migrating partial seizures of infancy (MMPSI)} is an uncommon epileptic encephalopathy with a poor prognosis. Migrating focal seizures with autonomic features, developmental stagnation and refractoriness to treatment are its key features. It is caused by genetic defects in various ion channels, most common being sodium activated potassium channel (KCNT1), found in up to 50% of cases. With advent of genetic diagnosis and precision medicine, many targeted therapies have been identified...
October 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993435/impact-of-intercurrent-illness-on-calcium-homeostasis-in-children-with-hypoparathyroidism-a-case-series
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A Chinoy, M Skae, A Babiker, D Kendall, M Z Mughal, R Padidela
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism is characterised by hypocalcaemia, and standard management is with an active vitamin D analogue and adequate oral calcium intake (dietary and/or supplements). Little is described in the literature about the impact of intercurrent illnesses on calcium homeostasis in children with hypoparathyroidism. METHODS: We describe three children with hypoparathyroidism in whom intercurrent illnesses led to hypocalcaemia and escalation of treatment with alfacalcidol (1-hydroxycholecalciferol) and calcium supplements...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970732/ketogenic-diet-poses-a-significant-effect-on-imbalanced-gut-microbiota-in-infants-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Gan Xie, Qian Zhou, Chuang-Zhao Qiu, Wen-Kui Dai, He-Ping Wang, Yin-Hu Li, Jian-Xiang Liao, Xin-Guo Lu, Su-Fang Lin, Jing-Hua Ye, Zhuo-Ya Ma, Wen-Jian Wang
AIM: To investigate whether patients with refractory epilepsy and healthy infants differ in gut microbiota (GM), and how ketogenic diet (KD) alters GM. METHODS: A total of 14 epileptic and 30 healthy infants were recruited and seizure frequencies were recorded. Stool samples were collected for 16S rDNA sequencing using the Illumina Miseq platform. The composition of GM in each sample was analyzed with MOTHUR, and inter-group comparison was conducted by R software...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962118/clinical-characteristics-and-electroencephalogram-analysis-of-levetiracetam-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-febrile-seizure-recurrence
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Xue-Chao Li, Ling-Ling Lu, Jian-Zhong Wang, Miao Wang, Yu Gao, Ye-Xin Lin, Zhong-Hou Han
Febrile seizure is the most common neurologic disorder in infants and children. This study aimed to elaborate safe and effective therapy for preventing FS recurrence by levetiracetam (LEV). A prospective study was performed in two groups of children, the no treatment group (n=51, 24.1±9.0 months) and the LEV treatment group (n=45, 23.3±8.9 months). The findings demonstrated that a significant difference (P<0.01) was observed between the no treatment group 51.0% (26/51) and LEV treatment group 15.5% (7/45) in terms of FS recurrence after 50 weeks...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961316/reduced-infancy-and-childhood-epilepsy-following-hypothermia-treated-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Xun Liu, Sally Jary, Frances Cowan, Marianne Thoresen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate what proportion of a regional cohort of cooled infants with neonatal encephalopathy develop epilepsy (determined by the International League Against Epilepsy [ILAE] definition and the number of antiepileptic drugs [AEDs]) up to 8 years of age. METHODS: From 2006-2013, 151 infants with perinatal asphyxia underwent 72 h cooling. Clinical and amplitude-integrated electroencepalography (aEEG) with single-channel EEG-verified neonatal seizures were treated with AEDs...
November 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943082/nutritional-rickets-in-taiwanese-children-experiences-at-a-single-center
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Li-Hsin Chuang, Yi-Ching Tung, Shih-Yao Liu, Cheng-Ting Lee, Huey-Ling Chen, Wen-Yu Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The number of children with nutritional rickets in Taiwan has increased over the last decade. The aim of this study was to present our experiences in the management of patients with this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2016, 10 children (3 boys and 7 girls) with nutritional rickets were enrolled in this study. Their clinical and biochemical data were analyzed. RESULTS: The median age of the 10 patients was 21 months (range, 12-25 months)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843460/safety-threats-during-the-care-of-infants-with-hypoglycemic-seizures-in-the-emergency-department-a-multicenter-simulation-based-prospective-cohort-study
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Barbara M Walsh, Sandeep Gangadharan, Travis Whitfill, Marcie Gawel, David Kessler, Robert A Dudas, Jessica Katznelson, Megan Lavoie, Khoon-Yen Tay, Melinda Hamilton, Linda L Brown, Vinay Nadkarni, Marc Auerbach
BACKGROUND: Errors in the timely diagnosis and treatment of infants with hypoglycemic seizures can lead to significant patient harm. It is challenging to precisely measure medical errors that occur during high-stakes/low-frequency events. Simulation can be used to assess risk and identify errors. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that general emergency departments (GEDs) would have higher rates of deviations from best practices (errors) compared to pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) when managing an infant with hypoglycemic seizures...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807611/initial-treatment-for-nonsyndromic-early-life-epilepsy-an-unexpected-consensus
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Renée A Shellhaas, Anne T Berg, Zachary M Grinspan, Courtney J Wusthoff, John J Millichap, Tobias Loddenkemper, Jason Coryell, Russell P Saneto, Catherine J Chu, Sucheta M Joshi, Joseph E Sullivan, Kelly G Knupp, Eric H Kossoff, Cynthia Keator, Elaine C Wirrell, John R Mytinger, Ignacio Valencia, Shavonne Massey, William D Gaillard
OBJECTIVE: There are no evidence-based guidelines on the preferred approach to treating early-life epilepsy. We examined initial therapy selection in a contemporary US cohort of children with newly diagnosed, nonsyndromic, early-life epilepsy (onset before age three years). METHODS: Seventeen pediatric epilepsy centers participated in a prospective cohort study of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy with onset under 36 months of age. Details regarding demographics, seizure types, and initial medication selections were obtained from medical records...
October 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752154/epidemiology-pathophysiology-clinical-evaluation-and-treatment-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-child-infant-and-fetus
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Atilla Alp Gozubuyuk, Huseyin Dag, Alper Kacar, Yakup Karakurt, Vefik Arica
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning causing death worldwide. In our country, it occurs particularly during winter as a result of leak from stove or water heater, or as result of inhalation during a fire. Although most poisonings occur accidentally, some cases are suicide attempt. As CO is a substance that is not visible and has no taste or smell and is therefore difficult to detect, the gas can be a "silent killer" that is not noticed until effects develop. CO reacts with oxygen, creating carboxy hemoglobin (COHb), which leads to tissue hypoxia...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745663/-differential-diagnosis-of-paroxysms-of-tonic-muscle-tension-in-children-of-early-age-with-delay-of-psychomotor-development-and-abnormal-neurologic-status
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M B Mironov, M Yu Bobylova, I V Nekrasova, T M Krasilschikova, M M Gunchenko, M N Sarzhina, A S Petrukhin, S G Burd, T T Batisheva
AIM: To study neurologic status, results of video-EEG monitoring and magnetic resonance imaging in children under 3 years old with paroxysms of tonic muscle tension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and forty-six infants and young children with motor disturbances and different variants of clinically similar epileptic seizures, hyperkinesis and stereotypes were examined. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Cerebral palsy (91%), genetic and chromosomal abnormalities (6%), brain malformations (2%) were identified...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741228/craniocerebral-birth-injuries-in-term-newborn-infants-a-retrospective-series
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Pieter Nachtergaele, Frank Van Calenbergh, Lieven Lagae
OBJECTIVE: In an attempt to further define the spectrum of cranial birth injuries, we analyzed 21 consecutive cranial birth injuries in term neonates presenting to the neurosurgical department of our institution over the period 1994-2015. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review from the medical records of the University Hospitals of the KU Leuven, from 1994 to 2015. We included 21 infants of 36-week gestational age or older with a diagnosis of cranial birth injury...
November 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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