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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159052/subcortical-grey-matter-changes-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
#1
Ji Hyun Kim, Jung Bin Kim, Sang-Il Suh, Dong Wook Kim
Recent neuroimaging studies have provided converging evidence of structural and functional abnormalities of the thalamus in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). There has also been limited evidence indicating involvement of the subcortical grey matter structures other than thalamus in JME, but with inconsistent findings across the studies. In the present study, we combined volumetric MRI and diffusion tensor imaging analyses to investigate macrostructural and microstructural alterations of the subcortical grey matter in 64 JME patients compared to 58 matched control subjects...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145168/frontal-infraslow-activity-marks-the-motor-spasms-of-anti-lgi1-encephalitis
#2
Richard Wennberg, Claude Steriade, Robert Chen, Danielle Andrade
OBJECTIVE: The clinical and electrographic features of seizures in anti-LGI1 encephalitis are distinct from those seen in other autoimmune encephalitides or non-encephalitic epilepsies. One electroclinical phenomenon specific to the condition consists of lateralized motor spasms, known as faciobrachial dystonic seizures (FBDS). An electrodecremental pattern overriding a "DC shift" has been described as the EEG correlate of these spasms. We sought to further characterize this pre-spasm infraslow activity (ISA)...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139152/giant-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformation-as-the-focus-of-epileptic-seizures
#3
Mio Takayama, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late thirties was found in a supine position in the hallway of his house. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy at approximately 20 years old. Since stopping treatment, epileptic events occurred more frequently and his condition deteriorated in the past 2 years. Autopsy revealed that head injuries were found on the left side of his head. A fracture from the left parietal bone to the anterior cranial fossa was also detected. A subdural hemorrhage (hematoma) spanned a wide range. A subarachnoid hemorrhage was also identified in the left parietal region...
November 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126704/decreased-neurite-density-within-frontostriatal-networks-is-associated-with-executive-dysfunction-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#4
Anny Reyes, Vedang S Uttarwar, Yu-Hsuan A Chang, Akshara R Balachandra, Chris J Pung, Donald J Hagler, Briana M Paul, Carrie R McDonald
OBJECTIVE: Executive dysfunction is observed in a sizable number of patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). The frontostriatal network has been proposed to play a significant role in executive functioning, however, because of the complex architecture of these tracts, it is difficult to generate measures of fiber tract microstructure using standard diffusion tensor imaging. To examine the association between frontostriatal network compromise and executive dysfunction in TLE, we applied an advanced, multishell diffusion model, restriction spectrum imaging (RSI), that isolates measures of intraaxonal diffusion and may provide better estimates of fiber tract compromise in TLE...
November 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108277/exome-sequencing-identified-a-novel-missense-mutation-c-464g-a-p-g155d-in-ca-2-binding-protein-4-cabp4-in-a-chinese-pedigree-with-autosomal-dominant-nocturnal-frontal-lobe-epilepsy
#5
Zhi-Hong Chen, Chun Wang, Mu-Qing Zhuo, Qiong-Xiang Zhai, Qian Chen, Yu-Xiong Guo, Yu-Xin Zhang, Juan Gui, Zhi-Hong Tang, Xiao-Lu Zeng
The aim of this study was to identify disease-causing gene mutations in a Chinese family affected with autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE), a 4-generation pedigree of 27 members in the Southern Chinese Han population, including 11 individuals diagnosed with ADNFLE. DNA samples were collected from 15 family members, chinese han people, including seven affected and eight unaffected individuals. None of these patients had night blindness or visual disorders. Four affected individuals were screened for mutations using whole-exome sequencing, and 13 potentially interesting mutations shared by all the four affected individuals were validated using the Sanger sequencing method...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106684/frontal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery-in-childhood-and-adolescence-predictors-of-long-term-seizure-freedom-overall-cognitive-and-adaptive-functioning
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Georgia Ramantani, Navah Ester Kadish, Hans Mayer, Constantin Anastasopoulos, Kathrin Wagner, Gitta Reuner, Karl Strobl, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Gert Wiegand, Armin Brandt, Rudolf Korinthenberg, Irina Mader, Vera van Velthoven, Josef Zentner, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Thomas Bast
BACKGROUND: Although frontal lobe resections account for one-third of intralobar resections in pediatric epilepsy surgery, there is a dearth of information regarding long-term seizure freedom, overall cognitive and adaptive functioning. OBJECTIVE: To identify outcome predictors and define the appropriate timing for surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 75 consecutive patients aged 10.0 ± 4.9 yr at surgery that had an 8...
July 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095797/influence-of-renal-function-on-pharmacokinetics-of-antiepileptic-drugs-metabolized-by-cyp3a4-in-a-patient-with-renal-impairment
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Yoshiaki Yamamoto, Naotaka Usui, Takuji Nishida, Miho Mori, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Katsumi Imai, Yoshiyuki Kagawa, Yushi Inoue
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated that renal impairment not only decreases renal clearance, but also hepatic clearance of medications that are CYP3A4 substrates. We evaluated the influence of renal function on the pharmacokinetics of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) metabolized by CYP3A4. METHODS: We retrospectively calculated the concentration/dose ratio (CD ratio) for topiramate and clobazam in an epilepsy patient with renal impairment. In addition, we determined the CD ratio of perampanel in 17 patients with normal renal function and compared it with that in the patient with renal impairment...
October 31, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089767/thalamo-cortical-network-underlying-deep-brain-stimulation-of-centromedian-thalamic-nuclei-in-intractable-epilepsy-a-multimodal-imaging-analysis
#8
Seong Hoon Kim, Sung Chul Lim, Dong Won Yang, Jeong Hee Cho, Byung-Chul Son, Jiyeon Kim, Seung Bong Hong, Young-Min Shon
OBJECTIVE: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the centromedian thalamic nucleus (CM) can be an alternative treatment option for intractable epilepsy patients. Since CM may be involved in widespread cortico-subcortical networks, identification of the cortical sub-networks specific to the target stimuli may provide further understanding on the underlying mechanisms of CM DBS. Several brain structures have distinguishing brain connections that may be related to the pivotal propagation and subsequent clinical effect of DBS...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072554/functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-is-in-moderate-accordance-with-functional-mri-in-determining-lateralisation-of-frontal-language-areas
#9
K M Arun, K A Smitha, P G Rajesh, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas
Purpose Understanding language dominance is crucial in pre-surgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy and in patients having a tumour close to the language area. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies are well established in evaluating language dominance. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a non-invasive optical imaging modality that offers a convenient and affordable technique to image language-related cortical areas. This study investigates the agreement between results from task-based fMRI and fNIRS in determining language lateralisation...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063584/structural-brain-abnormalities-in-genetic-generalized-epilepsies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Shauni Nuyts, Wendyl D'Souza, Stephen C Bowden, Simon J Vogrin
According to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) definition, no structural abnormalities are present on a standard brain magnetic resonance image in genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) patients. However, recent studies raise contradictory evidence with increasing use of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Following PRISMA guidelines, a systematic, quantitative review was conducted using 28 peer-reviewed, case-control studies published after 1989. Furthermore, a meta-analysis with a random-effect model revealed differences in structural brain abnormalities between GGE patients and controls...
October 24, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052465/evaluating-the-roles-of-left-middle-frontal-gyrus-in-word-production-using-electrocorticography
#11
Jianbin Wen, Tao Yu, Li Liu, Zhenhong Hu, Jiaqing Yan, Yongjie Li, Xiaoli Li
To assess the specific roles of left middle frontal gyrus (LMFG) in word production, electrocorticography signals were recorded from an epilepsy patient when he participated in language tasks. We found three sites of LMFG showed high-gamma perturbations with distinct patterns across tasks; and neural activities elicited in the same tasks shared similar patterns, while those elicited by stimuli leading to the same articulations did not. These findings confirmed that the LMFG takes active parts in word production, and suggested that it may serve as a temporal perceptual information storage space, supporting the hierarchical state feedback control model of word production...
October 20, 2017: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046472/-surgical-treatment-of-a-giant-olfactory-groove-schwannoma-a-case-report
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Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Kazuma Doi, Masataka Miyama, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Toru Yoshiura, Satoru Takeuchi, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
Schwannomas originating from the olfactory nerve are extremely rare because the olfactory nerve does not normally contain Schwann cells. We describe a case of a giant schwannoma of the olfactory groove. A 73-year-old woman presented with anosmia persisting for 10 months. Head computed tomography(CT)for head trauma at another hospital demonstrated a tumor lesion located in the left frontal lobe and paranasal sinus. She had never suffered epilepsy, and past medical history and family history identified no indicators...
October 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045564/critical-language-areas-show-increased-functional-connectivity-in-human-cortex
#13
John D Rolston, Edward F Chang
Electrocortical stimulation (ECS) mapping is routinely used to identify critical language sites before resective neurosurgery. The precise locations of these sites are highly variable across patients, occurring in the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes-it is this variability that necessitates individual patient mapping. But why these particular anatomical sites are so privileged in each patient is unknown. We hypothesized that critical language sites have greater functional connectivity with nearby cortex than sites without critical functions, since they serve as central nodes within the language network...
October 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037336/neuropsychiatry-towards-a-philosophy-of-praxis
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Jesús Ramirez-Bermudez, Rodrigo Perez-Esparza, Luis Carlos Aguilar-Venegas, Perminder Sachdev
Neuropsychiatry is a specialized clinical, academic and scientific discipline with its field located in the borderland territory between neurology and psychiatry. In this article, we approach the theoretical definition of neuropsychiatry, and in order to address the practical aspects of the discipline, we describe the profile of a neuropsychiatric liaison service in the setting of a large hospital for neurological diseases in a middle-income country. An audit of consecutive in-patients requiring neuropsychiatric assessment at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico is reported, comprising a total of 1212 patients...
October 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034451/cortical-light-scattering-during-interictal-epileptic-spikes-in-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-in-children-a-fast-optical-signal-and-electroencephalographic-study
#15
Mana Manoochehri, Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Emilie Bourel-Ponchel, Fabrice Wallois
OBJECTIVE: Interictal epileptic spikes (IES) represent a signature of the transient synchronous and excessive discharge of a large ensemble of cortical heterogeneous neurons. Epilepsy cannot be reduced to a hypersynchronous activation of neurons whose functioning is impaired, resulting on electroencephalogram (EEG) in epileptic seizures or IES. The complex pathophysiological mechanisms require a global approach to the interactions between neural synaptic and nonsynaptic, vascular, and metabolic systems...
October 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033429/cowden-syndrome-with-a-novel-pten-mutation-presenting-with-partial-epilepsy-related-to-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#16
Tadashi Adachi, Hiroshi Takigawa, Takashi Nomura, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Hisanori Kowa
Cowden syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple hamartomas of the ectoderm and brain. A 36-year-old Japanese man presented with right facial seizure during sleep and was admitted to our hospital. He showed cobblestoning over the tongue and palmar pitting but no neurological abnormalities while he was not having a seizure. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed focal cortical dysplasia in the left frontal lobe. Electroencephalography showed sharp waves over the left frontal lesion...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028955/gamma-band-oscillations-preferential-for-nociception-can-be-recorded-in-the-human-insula
#17
Giulia Liberati, Anne Klöcker, Maxime Algoet, Dounia Mulders, Marta Maia Safronova, Susana Ferrao Santos, José-Géraldo Ribeiro Vaz, Christian Raftopoulos, André Mouraux
Transient nociceptive stimuli elicit robust phase-locked local field potentials (LFPs) in the human insula. However, these responses are not preferential for nociception, as they are also elicited by transient non-nociceptive vibrotactile, auditory, and visual stimuli. Here, we investigated whether another feature of insular activity, namely gamma-band oscillations (GBOs), is preferentially observed in response to nociceptive stimuli. Although nociception-evoked GBOs have never been explored in the insula, previous scalp electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography studies suggest that nociceptive stimuli elicit GBOs in other areas such as the primary somatosensory and prefrontal cortices, and that this activity could be closely related to pain perception...
September 25, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967275/supratentorial-hemangioblastomas-in-von-hippel-lindau-wild-type-patients%C3%A2-%C3%A2-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
Luís Rocha, Carolina Noronha, Ricardo Taipa, Joaquim Reis, Mário Gomes, Ernesto Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Supratentorial hemangioblastoma is an uncommon lesion with few data available. Resemblance to other tumours represents a struggle concerning preoperative diagnosis and management. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review the current literature, integrating two new cases with uncommon features. METHODS: A search of English language peer-reviewed articles in PubMed®, Cochrane Library®, Google Scholar®, and summary of the current knowledge...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959876/ultrasound-assisted-awake-epilepsy-surgery-for-type-iib-focal-cortical-dysplasia-in-eloquent-areas
#19
Matteo Martinoni, Gianluca Marucci, Stefano Meletti, Lilia Volpi, Roberto Michelucci, Marco Giulioni
INTRODUCTION: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) type IIb is a frequent cause of pharmacoresistant epilepsy. However, intraoperative identification of the pathological tissue still remains a challenge despite the use of neuronavigation, particularly when it lies in eloquent areas. CASE REPORT: We here report a case of intraoperative identification of a right frontal FCD type IIB through ultrasound assisted neuronavigation during awake surgery in a patient with drug-resistant epilepsy...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952404/partial-resection-of-presurgical-fmri-activation-is-associated-with-a-postsurgical-loss-of-language-function-after-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
#20
Kirsten Labudda, Markus Mertens, Thilo Kalbhenn, Reinhard Schulz, Friedrich G Woermann
We describe five patients with frontal lobe epilepsy who underwent electrocortical stimulation (ES) for language localization and language functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) prior to epilepsy surgery. Six months after surgery, three patients suffered from a drop of verbal fluency. In all of them, frontal areas with presurgical language fMRI activity were resected. Our results suggest that resection in regions of areas with presurgical fMRI activation is not without risk for a postsurgical loss of function, even when ES results were negative for language function in these areas...
September 27, 2017: Neurocase
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