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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644979/intraoperative-fast-ripples-independently-predict-postsurgical-epilepsy-outcome-comparison-with-other-electrocorticographic-phenomena
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Shaun A Hussain, Gary W Mathern, Phoebe Hung, Julius Weng, Raman Sankar, Joyce Y Wu
In the surgical management of epilepsy, the resection of cortex exhibiting interictal fast ripples (250-500Hz) on electrocorticography has been linked to postoperative seizure-freedom. Although fast ripples appear to accurately identify the epileptogenic zone-the minimum tissue that must be removed at surgery to achieve seizure-freedom-it has not been established that fast ripples are a superior biomarker in comparison with multimodal presurgical neuroimaging and other electrocorticography abnormalities. Hence, in the prediction of postoperative seizure-freedom, we compared the value of fast ripples with other intraoperative electocorticography abnormalities including focal slowing, paroxysmal fast activity, intermittent spike discharges, continuous epileptiform discharges, focal attenuation, and intraoperative seizures, as well as complete resection of the lesion defined by MRI and other neuroimaging...
June 16, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643990/bcl-2-and-caspase-9-serum-levels-in-children-and-adolescents-with-idiopathic-epilepsy-and-active-seizures
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Angeliki Skardoutsou, Panagiotis Primikiris, Charalampos Tsentidis, Antonios Marmarinos, Dimitrios Gourgiotis
BACKROUND: In the present study we investigated the levels of proapoptotic Caspase-9 and antiapoptotic Bcl-2 proteins in the sera of children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy and tried to relate the findings to the patients clinical parameters. METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of 118 children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy, categorized according to type and number of seizures, duration of the disease and the control of seizures and 30 age and sex matched controls...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643843/perisylvian-including-insular-childhood-epilepsy-presurgical-workup-and-surgical-outcome
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Elena Freri, Sara Matricardi, Francesca Gozzo, Massimo Cossu, Tiziana Granata, Laura Tassi
OBJECTIVE: To report the presurgical workup, surgical procedures, and outcomes in a series of pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy involving the perisylvian/insular regions. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 16 pediatric patients affected by drug-resistant focal epilepsy involving perisylvian/insular regions, who consecutively underwent tailored resective surgery. All patients underwent a detailed presurgical workup, which included the analysis of the anatomoelectroclinical correlations with scalp electroencephalography (EEG) and/or with stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG), brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and comprehensive cognitive and neuropsychological evaluations...
June 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641166/care-coordination-at-a-pediatric-accountable-care-organization-aco-a-qualitative-analysis
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Baria Hafeez, Sophia Miller, Anup D Patel, Zachary M Grinspan
OBJECTIVE: Care coordinators may help manage care for children with chronic illness. Their role in pediatric epilepsy care is understudied. We aimed to qualitatively describe the content of a care coordination intervention for children with epilepsy. METHODS: We conducted nine semi-structured interviews and one focus group with care coordinators at a pediatric accountable care organization (ACO) in Ohio. The care coordinators used a modified version of a published care coordination checklist for children with epilepsy (Patel AD, 2014)...
June 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635418/infantile-spasms-and-injuries-of-prematurity-short-term-treatment-based-response-and-long-term-outcomes
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Adam Wallace, Victoria Allen, Kristen Park, Kelly Knupp
The association of infantile spasms and periventricular leukomalacia and/or intraventricular hemorrhage is well documented. Data regarding early treatment-based and long-term outcomes are limited. A retrospective chart review identified children with infantile spasms born prematurely (<37 weeks) with diagnoses of periventricular leukomalacia and/or intraventricular hemorrhage. Thirteen children were included. Median gestational age was 30 weeks and age of onset of infantile spasms was 8 months. Nine children had intraventricular hemorrhage, 10 had periventricular leukomalacia, and 6 children had both...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632466/neuropsychological-profiles-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Kristine Stadskleiv, Reidun Jahnsen, Guro L Andersen, Stephen von Tetzchner
PURPOSE: To explore factors contributing to variability in cognitive functioning in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: A geographical cohort of 70 children with CP was assessed with tests of language comprehension, visual-spatial reasoning, attention, working memory, memory, and executive functioning. Mean age was 9;9 years (range 5;1-17;7), 54.3% were girls, and 50.0% had hemiplegic, 25.7% diplegic, 12.9% quadriplegic, and 11.4% dyskinetic CP. For the participants with severe motor impairments, assessments were adapted for gaze pointing...
February 21, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629685/sudden-death-in-epilepsy-knowledge-among-pediatric-providers
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Madison M Berl, Howard P Goodkin, Barbara L Kroner, Adrian Bumbut, Gardiner Lapham, William Davis Gaillard
A survey of 146 pediatric care providers (PCPs) revealed that 75.3% were unaware that children with epilepsy were at risk of death, specifically from sudden unexpected (or unexplained) death in epilepsy (SUDEP). PCPs assume that the treating neurologist discusses these risks. Increasing PCPs' knowledge of SUDEP will help address the care gap related to informing families about SUDEP.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627939/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-chronic-diseases-in-nigeria-findings-and-implications
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Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya, Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare, Samuel Orubu, Amos Massele, Idowu Odunayo Senbanjo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescribing medicines in an off-label manner for children with chronic conditions is sparsely documented, even more so among developing countries. This needs addressing. The objective was to investigate the extent of this prescribing among children with epilepsy, asthma, and sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria. METHODS: Prescriptions for children ≤16 years documented in their case files that attended paediatric clinics in Lagos, Nigeria, for these three conditions between January and October 2015, were reviewed retrospectively to extract data on the medicines prescribed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623727/current-clinical-magnetoencephalography-practice-across-europe-are-we-closer-to-use-meg-as-an-established-clinical-tool
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Xavier De Tiège, Daniel Lundqvist, Sándor Beniczky, Stefano Seri, Ritva Paetau
PURPOSE: This comprehensive survey aims at characterizing the current clinical use of magnetoencephalography (MEG) across European MEG centres. METHODS: Forty-four MEG centres across Europe were contacted in May 2015 via personalized e-mail to contribute to survey. The web-based survey was available on-line for 1 month and the MEG centres that did not respond were further contacted to maximize participation. RESULTS: Among the 57% of responders, 12 centres from 10 different countries reported to use MEG for clinical applications...
June 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623069/neonatal-hypoglycemia-a-wide-range-of-electroclinical-manifestations-and-seizure-outcomes
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Ebru Arhan, Zeynep Öztürk, Ayşe Serdaroğlu, Kürşad Aydın, Tuğba Hirfanoğlu, Yılmaz Akbaş
PURPOSE: We examined the various types of epilepsy in children with neonatal hypoglycemia in order to define electroclinical and prognostic features of these patients. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with a history of symptomatic neonatal hypoglycaemia who have been followed at Gazi University Hospital Pediatric Neurology Department between 2006 and 2015. Patients with perinatal asphyxia were excluded. Details of each patient's perinatal history, neurological outcome, epilepsy details, seizure outcome and EEG and brain MRI findings were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622557/the-executive-profile-of-children-with-benign-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-centrotemporal-spikes-and-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Ellen M Lima, Patricia Rzezak, Catarina A Guimarães, Maria A Montenegro, Marilisa M Guerreiro, Kette D Valente
RATIONALE: Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECTS) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) represent two distinct models of focal epilepsy of childhood. In both, there is evidence of executive dysfunction. The purpose of the present study was to identify particular deficits in the executive function that would distinguish children with BECTS from children with TLE. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 19 consecutive children and adolescents with TLE with hippocampal sclerosis (HS) (57...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620490/ketogenic-diet-predictors-of-seizure-control
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Nitin Agarwal, Dimitrios Arkilo, Osman Farooq, Cynthia Gillogly, Katelyn S Kavak, Arie Weinstock
BACKGROUND: The ketogenic diet is an effective non-pharmacologic treatment for medically resistant epilepsy. The aim of this study was to identify any predictors that may influence the response of ketogenic diet. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for all patients with medically resistant epilepsy was performed at a tertiary care epilepsy center from 1996 to 2012. Patient- and diet-related variables were evaluated with respect to seizure reduction at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12-month intervals and divided into four possible outcome classes...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620276/an-analysis-of-a-novel-short-term-therapeutic-psychoeducational-program-for-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-neurological-illness-and-their-parents-feasibility-and-efficacy
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Bonglim Joo, Young-Mock Lee, Heung Dong Kim, Soyong Eom
The purpose of this intervention was to develop a therapeutic psycho-educational program that improves quality of life in children and adolescents who are experiencing chronic neurological illness, including epilepsy, and their parents, and to analyze the intervention's feasibility and efficacy and participants' satisfaction. Participants were eight children (n = 8) and adolescents and their parents; participating children were experiencing chronic neurological illness with psychological comorbidity; children with intellectual impairment were excluded (IQ < 80)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619377/cumulative-incidence-of-seizures-and-epilepsy-in-ten-year-old-children-born-before-28%C3%A2-weeks-gestation
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Laurie M Douglass, Timothy C Heeren, Carl E Stafstrom, William DeBassio, Elizabeth N Allred, Alan Leviton, T Michael O'Shea, Deborah Hirtz, Julie Rollins, Karl Kuban
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the incidence of seizures and epilepsy in the first decade of life among children born extremely premature (less than 28 weeks' gestation). METHOD: In a prospective, multicenter, observational study, 889 of 966 eligible children born in 2002 to 2004 were evaluated at two and ten years for neurological morbidity. Complementing questionnaire data to determine a history of seizures, all caregivers were interviewed retrospectively for postneonatal seizures using a validated seizure screen followed by a structured clinical interview by a pediatric epileptologist...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619364/outcome-of-arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-with-heart-disease
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María Vázquez López, Pedro de Castro de Castro, Estibaliz Barredo Valderrama, Ma Concepción Miranda Herrero, Nuria Gil Villanueva, Andrés J Alcaraz Romero, Samuel I Pascual Pascual
Arterial ischemic strokes (AIS) are rare in childhood. Congenital and acquired heart diseases are one of the most important risk factors of AIS in children. OBJECTIVE: Study the outcome of children with heart disease that have suffered AIS and the factors that influence on prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated all children with heart disease who had suffered AIS between 2000 and 2014 in our hospital. RESULTS: Seventy-four children with heart disease suffered an arterial ischemic stroke...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617265/a-case-of-fulminant-subacute-sclerosing-panencephalitis-presenting-with-acute-myoclonic-astatic-epilepsy
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Fabio Magurano, Gian Luca Marella, Antonella Marchi, Antonietta Filia, Luigi Tonino Marsella, Saverio Potenza, Roberto Massa, Paola Bucci, Melissa Baggieri, Loredana Nicoletti
The neurologic sequelae post-measles are less common than other complications measles-related and can lead to severe disability or death: primary measles encephalitis (PME), acute post-infectious measles encephalomyelitis (APME), measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE), and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). SSPE syndrome can affect people years from the acute measles virus infection, as result of the persistence of defective viral particles in brain cells. Clinical onset typically manifests with progressive intellectual deterioration, behavioral changes, and myoclonic jerks...
April 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615945/ictal-blinking-an-under-recognized-phenomenon-our-experience-and-literature-review
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Marco Andrea Nicola Saporito, Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Giuseppa Di Stefano, Pasquale Striano, Roberto Horacio Caraballo, Raffaele Falsaperla
Ictal blinking (IB) is a very rare disease manifesting as an epileptic motor event in children and adults. Until now it has not been included in any classification of focal seizures of the International League Against Epilepsy Commission. It could be unilateral or bilateral, isolated or in association with other motor manifestations such as limbs' clonus and spasms. Its pathogenesis has not been clearly established: paroxysmal discharges from different areas of the brain could cause IB by activation of trigeminal fibers...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615436/hospital-safety-among-neurologic-patients-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-adverse-events
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Khara M Sauro, Hude Quan, Khokan C Sikdar, Peter Faris, Nathalie Jette
OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency and type of adverse events (AEs) experienced by neurologic patients in hospital. METHODS: This population-based, retrospective cohort study used hospital discharge abstract data for children and adults admitted to hospital from 2009 to 2015 with 1 of 9 neurologic conditions (Alzheimer disease and related dementia, brain tumor, epilepsy, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, parkinsonism/Parkinson disease, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and stroke)...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612538/-risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-secondary-epilepsy-in-children-with-viral-encephalitis
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Liang Huang, Dan Yu, Rong Luo, Min Li, Hui Zhou, Xiao-Tang Cai, Zhi-Ling Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical features of viral encephalitis in children at acute stage, and the relationship of these clinical features with post viral encephalitic epilepsy. METHODS: The children with viral encephalitis treated in West China Second University Hospital between January 2010 and January 2014 were enrolled. The clinical features included general conditions, clinical manifestations, video electroencephalogram (VEEG), neuroimaging, virology, prognosis and antiepileptic drugs...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612063/bioelements-in-hair-of-children-with-selected-neurological-disorders
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Jan Józefczuk, Wiktoria Kasprzycka, Rafał Czarnecki, Alfreda Graczyk, Paweł Józefczuk, Magda Krzysztof, Urszula Lampart, Ewa Mrozowska-Ząbek, Weronika Surdy, Róża Kwiatkowska-Graczyk
We have analyzed concentrations of magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) in hair of a group of 82 children with mental retardation, in which 9 patients suffered from epilepsy, 18 from the Down's syndrome and 55 from cerebral palsy. Girls comprised little over 50% of the patients. In the group of boys with epilepsy, we found Mg, Ca, Cu and Fe deficiency, and normal level of Zn. In the group of girls with epilepsy, apart from low Fe concentration, a high level of Ca, Mg, Zn, and Cu was noted...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
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