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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343228/focal-brain-injury-associated-with-a-model-of-severe-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-nonhuman-primates
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Ryan M McAdams, Ronald J McPherson, Raj P Kapur, Sandra E Juul
Worldwide, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. To better understand the mechanisms contributing to brain injury and improve outcomes in neonates with HIE, better preclinical animal models that mimic the clinical situation following birth asphyxia in term newborns are needed. In an effort to achieve this goal, we modified our nonhuman primate model of HIE induced by in utero umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) to include postnatal hypoxic episodes, in order to simulate apneic events in human neonates with HIE...
March 25, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343223/sildenafil-enhances-quantity-of-immature-neurons-and-promotes-functional-recovery-in-the-developing-ischemic-mouse-brain
#2
Jonas Engels, Natalie Elting, Lisa Braun, Ivo Bendix, Josephine Herz, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Mark Dzietko
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury to the developing brain occurs in 1 out of 1,000 live births and remains a major cause of significant morbidity and mortality. A large number of survivors suffer from long-term sequelae including seizures and neurological deficits. However, the pathophysiological mechanisms of recovery after HI insult are not clearly understood, and preventive measures or clinical treatments are nonexistent or not sufficiently effective in the clinical setting...
March 25, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343112/the-impact-of-australian-legislative-changes-on-synthetic-cannabinoid-exposures-reported-to-the-new-south-wales-poisons-information-centre
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Rose Cairns, Jared A Brown, Naren Gunja, Nicholas A Buckley
BACKGROUND: The emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS), including synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs) poses novel challenges for drug regulation and public health. Misconceptions of safety and legality, coupled with the fact that NPS are undetectable on routine drugs screens contributes to their popularity. Concerns over the unpredictable toxicity and abuse potential of NPS has led to a variety of legislative responses worldwide. We wish to describe Australian trends in SCRA use, examining the effects of legislative changes on calls to Australia's largest poisons centre...
March 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343009/prognostic-analysis-for-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
#4
Yong-Li Jiang, Fang Yuan, Fang Yang, Xiao-Long Sun, Xi-Ai Yang, Lu Song, Wen Jiang
PURPOSE: To explore predictors for short- and long-term prognosis of newly diagnosed epilepsy. METHODS: 549 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy were reviewed, 336 were enrolled in the study. Two-year remission in the short term (5 years) and five-year remission in the long term (>5, up to 8 years) were assessed as the outcomes. Logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors for unfavorable outcomes. χ(2) test was used to compare the retention rates of old and new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)...
March 18, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343008/electroclinical-features-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-invdup-15
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Alberto Verrotti, Fiammetta Sertorio, Sara Matricardi, Pietro Ferrara, Pasquale Striano
PURPOSE: InvDup(15) syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities associated with epilepsy. Here we review the seizure types described in InvDup(15) patients and the main electroclinical, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of the syndrome. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE was performed to identify papers examining InvDup(15) syndrome and epilepsy. RESULTS: About 65% of the InvDup(15) patients described in the literature had multiple seizure types with a predominance (40...
March 9, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342868/increased-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-during-human-herpesvirus-6b-hhv-6b-encephalitis
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Masato Tamai, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Kazuya Shimada, Naomi Oka, Mayumi Takahashi, Akiko Tanuma, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Hiroyuki Namba, Yoshihiro Saito, Yasuyuki Wada, Aikou Okamoto, Hiroyuki Ida, Kazuhiro Kondo
Human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) causes exanthema subitum in infants and is known to be mildly pathogenic. However, HHV-6B infection can induce febrile seizures in a high percentage of patients, and in rare cases, result in encephalitis. We detected higher levels of interleukin (IL)-1β and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CFS) of patients with HHV-6B encephalitis when compared to those in patients with non-HHV-6B-induced febrile seizures. In vitro, IL-1β and bFGF enhanced HHV-6B gene expression in infected U373 astrocytes during the initial and maintenance phases of infection, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342781/modulation-of-neuroinflammation-the-role-and-therapeutic-potential-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-in-neuro-immune-axis
#7
REVIEW
Wei-Lin Kong, Yuan-Yuan Peng, Bi-Wen Peng
Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 channel (TRPV1), as a ligand-gated non-selective cation channel, has recently been demonstrated to have wide expression in the neuro-immune axis, where its multiple functions occur through regulation of both neuronal and non-neuronal activities. Growing evidence has suggested that TRPV1 is functionally expressed in glial cells, especially in the microglia and astrocytes. Glial cells perform immunological functions in response to pathophysiological challenges through pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in which TRPV1 is involved...
March 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342774/hypercapnia-induced-brain-acidosis-effects-and-putative-mechanisms-on-acute-kainate-induced-seizures
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Xiu-Yu Shi, Lin-Yan Hu, Meng-Jia Liu, Li-Ping Zou
AIMS: This study investigated the mechanism of the anticonvulsant effects of carbogen containing 5% CO2 in a kainic acid (KA) rat model. MAIN METHODS: Four-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: control, carbogen, KA+air, and KA+carbogen. Carbogen containing 5% CO2 was applied immediately after KA injection, and cortical pH was recorded. High-performance liquid chromatography was used to detect the release of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate...
March 22, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342655/tacrolimus-induced-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-delayed-multi-segmental-vasoconstriction
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Satoshi Kodama, Tatsuo Mano, Akihiro Masuzawa, Yasutaka Hirata, Yuki Nagasako, Kagari Koshi Mano, Masashi Hamada, Yasuo Terao, Toshihiro Hayashi, Minoru Ono, Shoji Tsuji
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a cerebrovascular syndrome characterized by multi-segmental constrictions of the cerebral arteries that resolves spontaneously within 3 months. Although RCVS is considered to be due to transient dysregulation of vascular tone, the exact pathomechanism remains unclear. We describe the case of a 15-year-old girl with RCVS induced by tacrolimus, who developed generalized seizure during the postoperative course of orthotropic heart transplantation. Magnetic resonance imaging at symptom onset showed a few vasoconstrictions accompanying brain edema and convexity subarachnoid hemorrhage...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342319/absolute-spike-frequency-as-a-predictor-of-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#10
Ly Ngo, Michael R Sperling, Christopher Skidmore, Scott Mintzer, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: Frequent interictal epileptiform abnormalities may correlate with poor prognosis after temporal lobe resection for refractory epilepsy. To date, studies have focused on limited resections such as selective amygdalohippocampectomy and apical temporal lobectomy without hippocampectomy. However, it is unclear whether the frequency of spikes predicts outcome after standard anterior temporal lobectomy. METHOD: Preoperative scalp video-EEG monitoring data from patients who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy over a three year period and were followed for at least one year were reviewed for the frequency of interictal epileptiform abnormalities...
March 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339329/morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-meningioma-after-cranial-radiotherapy-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Daniel C Bowers, Chaya S Moskowitz, Joanne F Chou, Claire M Mazewski, Joseph P Neglia, Gregory T Armstrong, Wendy M Leisenring, Leslie L Robison, Kevin C Oeffinger
Purpose Little is known about neurologic morbidity attributable to cranial radiotherapy (CRT) -associated meningiomas. Materials and Methods From 4,221 survivors exposed to CRT in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, a diagnosis of meningioma and onset of neurologic sequelae were ascertained. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) and 95% CIs to evaluate the factors associated with neurologic sequelae after subsequent meningioma. Results One hundred ninety-nine meningiomas were identified among 169 participants...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338765/cerebral-magnesium-levels-in-preeclampsia-a-phosphorus-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
#12
Maria Nelander, Jan Weis, Lina Bergman, Anders Larsson, Anna-Karin Wikström, Johan Wikström
BACKGROUND: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is used as a prophylaxis for eclamptic seizures. The exact mechanism of action is not fully established. We used phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) to investigate if cerebral magnesium (Mg2+) levels differ between women with preeclampsia, normal pregnant, and nonpregnant women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study comprised 28 women with preeclampsia, 30 women with normal pregnancies in corresponding gestational week (range: 23-41 weeks) and 11 nonpregnant healthy controls...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338647/is-primary-prevention-with-antiepileptic-drugs-effective-in-brain-tumors-or-brain-metastases
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Diego Lobos-Urbina, Lucas Kittsteiner-Manubens, José Peña
Patients with brain tumors –primary or metastatic- have an increased risk of presenting seizures during the course of their disease. So, prophylactic antiepileptic drugs have been proposed. However, the effects of this intervention are not yet clear. To answer this question, we searched in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple databases. We identified 12 systematic reviews including 80 studies overall. Twelve corresponded to randomized trials, but only two answered the question of interest...
March 21, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337311/consciousness-loss-during-epileptogenesis-implication-for-vlpo-pno-circuits
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REVIEW
Maohui Feng, Zhigang He, Baowen Liu, Zhixiao Li, Guorong Tao, Duozhi Wu, Hongbing Xiang
There is a growing concern about consciousness loss during epileptic seizures. Understanding neural mechanisms could lead to a better comprehension of cerebral circuit function in the control of consciousness loss in intractable epilepsy. We propose that ventrolateral preoptic area (VLPO)- PnO (nucleus pontis oralis) circuits may serve a major role in the loss of consciousness in drug-refractory epilepsy. Future behavioural and neuroimaging studies are clearly needed to understand the functional connectivity between the VLPO and PnO during loss of consciousness in drug-refractory epilepsy, to greatly prevent unconsciousness in this disorder and improve the quality of life in patients with intractable epilepsy...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336943/altered-glutamatergic-tone-reveals-two-distinct-resting-state-networks-at-the-cellular-level-in-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Jyotirmoy Banerjee, Aparna BanerjeeDixit, Arpna Srivastava, Bhargavi Ramanujam, Aanchal Kakkar, Chitra Sarkar, Manjari Tripathi, P Sarat Chandra
Hippocampal sclerosis (HS), the most common subset of drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), is associated with large-scale network abnormalities, even under resting state. We studied the excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs) recorded from pyramidal neurons in resected samples under resting conditions from the hippocampal and anterior temporal lobe (ATL) obtained from patients with HS (n = 14) undergoing resective surgery. We observed higher frequency and amplitude of spontaneous EPSCs in both the samples compared to non-seizure control samples...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336934/low-frequency-stimulation-of-the-primary-focus-retards-positive-transfer-of-secondary-focus
#16
Yifang Kuang, Cenglin Xu, Yinxi Zhang, Yi Wang, Xiaohua Wu, Ying Wang, Yao Liu, Kai Zhong, Hui Cheng, Yi Guo, Shuang Wang, Meiping Ding, Zhong Chen
Positive transfer of secondary focus (PTS) refers to new epileptogenesis outside the primary focus and is minimally controlled by existing treatments. Low-frequency stimulation (LFS) has benefits on the onset of epilepsy and epileptogenesis. However, it's unclear whether LFS can retard the PTS in epilepsy. Here we found that PTS at both contralateral amygdala and ipsilateral hippocampus were promoted after the primary focus was fully kindled in rat kindling model. The promotion of PTS at the mirror focus started when the primary kindling acquisition reached focal seizures...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336681/accuracy-and-reliability-of-stroke-diagnosis-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#17
Mark T Mackay, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Leonid Churilov, Paul Monagle, Geoffrey A Donnan, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Access to acute stroke interventions in the emergency department (ED) relies on correct clinical diagnosis. Our aims were to determine the accuracy and reliability of pediatric ED physician diagnosis of childhood stroke and other conditions presenting with brain attack symptoms. METHODS: Prospective study of consecutive children aged 1 month to 18 years presenting to the ED from June 2009 to December 2010 with focal neurological deficits...
March 23, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336569/cued-memory-retrieval-exhibits-reinstatement-of-high-gamma-power-on-a-faster-timescale-in-the-left-temporal-lobe-and-prefrontal-cortex
#18
Robert B Yaffe, Ammar Shaikhouni, Jennifer Arai, Sara K Inati, Kareem A Zaghloul
Converging evidence suggests that reinstatement of neural activity underlies our ability to successfully retrieve memories. However, the temporal dynamics of reinstatement in the human cortex remain poorly understood. One possibility is that neural activity during memory retrieval, like replay of spiking neurons in the hippocampus, occurs at a faster timescale than during encoding. We tested this hypothesis in 34 participants who performed a verbal episodic memory task while we recorded high gamma (62-100 Hz) activity from subdural electrodes implanted for seizure monitoring...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336463/identification-of-a-de-novo-microdeletion-1q44-in-a-patient-with-hypogenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum-seizures-and-microcephaly-a-case-report
#19
Dominik S Westphal, Stephanie Andres, Kirsten I Beitzel, Christine Makowski, Thomas Meitinger, Julia Hoefele
Microdeletion 1q44 on the long arm of chromosome 1 leads to a phenotype that includes microcephaly, seizure, agenesis or hypogenesis of the corpus callosum, polydactyly, congenital heart defects and severe developmental delay along with characteristic facial dysmorphic signs. Until today, the distinct genetic causes for the different symptoms remain unclear. We here report a 1.2Mb de novo microdeletion 1q44 identified by performing a SNP array analysis. The female patient presented with microcephaly, seizure, hypogenesis of corpus callosum, postaxial hexadactyly, an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, hypertelorism, a long and smooth philtrum, thin vermilion borders, and micrognathia, all common features of microdeletion 1q44...
March 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336122/familial-acute-necrotizing-encephalopathy-with-ranbp2-mutation-the-first-report-in-northeast-asia
#20
Yun-Jeong Lee, Su-Kyeong Hwang, So Mi Lee, Soonhak Kwon
BACKGROUND: Acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) is a rare but rapidly progressing encephalopathy following a febrile illness, commonly a viral infection. It is characterized by the features of acute encephalopathy such as seizure, alteration of consciousness, and symmetric involvement of the bilateral thalamus on neuroimaging tests. Although most ANE cases have occurred sporadically, familial or recurrent ANE has been reported in Caucasian patients, with genetic susceptibility to ANE noted in some patients due to a RANBP2 mutation...
March 20, 2017: Brain & Development
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