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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161631/perceived-epilepsy-stigma-mediates-relationships-between-personality-and-social-well-being-in-a-diverse-epilepsy-population
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Seth A Margolis, Luba Nakhutina, Sarah G Schaffer, Arthur C Grant, Jeffrey S Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION: Perceived epilepsy stigma and reduced social well-being are prevalent sources of distress in people with epilepsy (PWE). Yet, research on patient-level correlates of these difficulties is lacking, especially among underserved groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Racially/ethnically diverse adults with intractable seizures (N=60, 62% female; 79% Black, 20% Hispanic/Latino, 8% White) completed validated measures of personality (NEO Five Factor Inventory, NEO-FFI-3), perceived epilepsy stigma (Epilepsy Stigma Scale, ESS), and quality of life (Quality of Life Inventory in Epilepsy, QOLIE-89)...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161630/active-epilepsy-prevalence-the-treatment-gap-and-treatment-gap-risk-profile-in-eastern-china-a-population-based-study
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Xiaoyan Ding, Yang Zheng, Yi Guo, Chunhong Shen, Shan Wang, Feng Chen, Shengqiang Yan, Meiping Ding
We measured the prevalence of active epilepsy and investigated the treatment gap and treatment gap risk profile in eastern China. This was a cross-sectional population-based survey conducted in Zhejiang, China, from October 2013 to March 2014. A total 54,976 people were selected using multi-stage cluster sampling. A two-stage questionnaire-based process was used to identify patients with active epilepsy and to record their demographic, socioeconomic, and epilepsy-related features. Logistic regression analysis was used to analyze risk factors of the treatment gap in eastern China, as adjusted for age and sex...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161629/the-effects-of-felbamate-on-appetitive-and-aversive-instrumental-learning-in-adult-rats
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John J Orczyk, Preston E Garraghty
Antiepileptic medications are the frontline treatment for seizure conditions but are not without cognitive side effects. Previously, our laboratory reported learning deficits in phenytoin-, carbamazepine-, and valproate-treated rats. In the present experiment, the effects of felbamate (FBM) have been compared to water-treated controls (controls) using the same instrumental training tasks employed here. Rats treated with FBM displayed a deficit in acquiring a tone-signaled avoidance response, relative to controls, but this was true only if they had no prior appetitive experience...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161628/stigma-accounts-for-depression-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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Zerrin Yıldırım, Devrimsel Harika Ertem, Ayten Ceyhan Dirican, Sevim Baybaş
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a chronic disease with an increased risk of stigmatization due to psychosocial consequences of the seizures. Intuitively, one may well conclude that stigmatization would lead to depression in patients with epilepsy as well as in other patient groups with increased risk of stigmatization. Indeed, there are a few studies in support of this intuition. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between level of stigmatization and the severity of the depressive symptoms in our patients with epilepsy...
November 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161354/p140cap-regulates-gabaergic-synaptogenesis-and-development-of-hippocampal-inhibitory-circuits
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Isabella Russo, Daniela Gavello, Elisabetta Menna, David Vandael, Carola Veglia, Noemi Morello, Irene Corradini, Elisa Focchi, Annalisa Alfieri, Costanza Angelini, Federico Tommaso Bianchi, Alessandro Morellato, Andrea Marcantoni, Marco Sassoè-Pognetto, Matteo Maria Ottaviani, Latefa Yekhlef, Maurizio Giustetto, Stefano Taverna, Valentina Carabelli, Michela Matteoli, Emilio Carbone, Emilia Turco, Paola Defilippi
The neuronal scaffold protein p140Cap was investigated during hippocampal network formation. p140Cap is present in presynaptic GABAergic terminals and its genetic depletion results in a marked alteration of inhibitory synaptic activity. p140Cap-/- cultured neurons display higher frequency of miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents (mIPSCs) with no changes of their mean amplitude. Consistent with a potential presynaptic alteration of basal GABA release, p140Cap-/- neurons exhibit a larger synaptic vesicle readily releasable pool, without any variation of single GABAA receptor unitary currents and number of postsynaptic channels...
November 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160210/exceptional-response-to-brivaracetam-in-a-patient-with-refractory-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-and-absence-seizures
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Alberto Grande-Martín, David Sopelana-Garay, José Manuel Pardal-Fernández, Rosa María Sánchez-Honrubia, Álvaro Abelardo Sánchez-Larsen
Brivaracetam is currently indicated as adjunctive therapy for patients with focal-onset seizures with or without secondary generalization. However, it has been suggested that it could provide broad-spectrum efficacy given its similarity to levetiracetam and based on the results from preclinical studies and others of patients with generalized epilepsy. We present the case of a woman with refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy and absence seizures with dramatic response to brivaracetam. Our report supports a consideration of treatment with this new antiepileptic drug on a case-by-case basis in patients with refractory generalized epilepsy, while we await further studies on this topic...
November 21, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160208/a-case-of-post-leptospirosis-autoimmune-epilepsy-presenting-with-sleep-related-hypermotor-seizures
#7
Prashant Makhija, Siby Gopinath, Sudheeran Kannoth, Kurupath Radhakrishnan
This video-illustrated case report concerns a 49-year-old woman who presented with sleep-related hypermotor seizures. The antecedent history of leptospirosis, high frequency of new-onset seizures, presence of an unclassified anti-neuronal antibody, and dramatic response to steroids strongly supported post-infectious immune-mediated pathogenesis in our patient. To the best of our knowledge, post-leptospirosis autoimmune epilepsy presenting as sleep-related hypermotor seizures has not hitherto been reported. [Published with video sequences on www...
November 21, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159962/expression-profile-of-n-cadherin-and-protocadherin-19-in-postnatal-mouse-limbic-structures
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Anne Schaarschuch, Nicole Hertel
Cadherins are a superfamily of calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecules that are involved in brain development and organization. Previous genetic studies revealed that mutations in protocadherin-19 (Pcdh19) lead to an epilepsy syndrome with a variable degree of cognitive disability. Seizure origins are located in the frontotemporal and limbic structures. Expression studies of Pcdh19 in mouse confirmed a widespread presence during brain development while the function and the pathogenesis of Pcdh19 are still unknown in mammals...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159600/early-seizure-prophylaxis-in-traumatic-brain-injuries-revisited-a-prospective-observational-study
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Desmond Khor, Jinglan Wu, Quanqiu Hong, Elizabeth Benjamin, Shuiming Xiao, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological prophylaxis for early seizures following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a recommendation in the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines. However, several studies have challenged the efficacy and safety of this practice, resulting in varied practice across centers around the world. The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of early clinical seizures following TBI, between two large centers, a US Center that practises routine seizure prophylaxis and a Chinese Center that does not use seizure prophylaxis following TBI...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159461/severe-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-requiring-dialysis-aggravated-by-prolonged-fasting-and-intermittent-high-fat-load-in-a-ramadan-fasting-month-in-a-patient-with-cptii-homozygous-mutation
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P Phowthongkum, C Ittiwut, V Shotelersuk
BACKGROUND: Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPTII) deficiency is a mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorder that can present antenatally as congenital brain malformations, or postnatally with lethal neonatal, severe infantile, or the most common adult myopathic forms. No case of severe hyperammonemia without liver dysfunction has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a 23-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with seizures and was found to have markedly elevation of serum ammonia...
November 21, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159426/an-initial-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-imri-in-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery
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Matthew F Sacino, Sean S Huang, Robert F Keating, William D Gaillard, Chima O Oluigbo
PURPOSE: Previous studies have illustrated the clinical utility of the addition of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) to conventional microsurgical resection. While iMRI requires initial capital cost investment, long-term reduction in costly follow-up management and reoperation costs may prove economically efficacious. The objective of this study is to investigate the cost-effectiveness of the addition of iMRI utilization versus conventional microsurgical techniques in focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) resection in pediatric patients with medically refractory epilepsy...
November 20, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159151/a-case-of-unusual-presentation-of-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-after-cerebral-angiography-using-iodixanol
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Jun Chul Park, Jun Hyong Ahn, In Bok Chang, Jae Keun Oh, Ji Hee Kim, Joon Ho Song
Contrast-induced encephalopathy after cerebral angiography is a rare complication and until now, only few cases have been reported. This paper reports on contras-induced encephalopathy mimicking meningoencephalitis after cerebral angiography by using iodixanol, an iso-osmolar non-ionic contrast agent. A 58-year-old woman underwent cerebral angiography for the evaluation of multiple intracranial aneurysms. A few hours later, she had persistent headache, vomiting, fever, and seizures. Brain computed tomography (CT) showed sulcal obliteration of right cerebral hemisphere and cerebrospinal fluid profile was unremarkable...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159065/train-of-four-stimulation-artifact-mimicking-a-seizure-during-computerized-automated-icu-eeg-monitoring
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Laxmi P Dhakal, William O Tatum, William D Freeman
A 54-year-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and subsequently underwent mechanical ventilation and received neuromuscular blocking drugs to control refractory elevated intracranial pressure. During quantitative EEG monitoring, an automated alert was triggered by the train of four peripheral nerve stimulation artifacts. Real-time feedback was made possible due to remote monitoring. This case illustrates how computerized, automated artificial intelligence algorithms can be used beyond typical seizure detection in the intensive care unit for remote monitoring to benefit patient care...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158884/a-mitochondrial-disorder-in-a-middle-age-iranian-patient-report-of-a-rare-case
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Mostafa Almasi, Mohammad Reza Motamed, Masoud Mehrpour, Bahram Haghi-Ashtiani, Fahimeh Haji Akhondi, Yalda Nilipour, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad
Introduction: Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) can involve multiple systems and cause stroke-like episodes and status epilepticus. Case Presentation: A 48-year-old female with history of early fatigability, migraine-type headaches, and bilateral sensory-neural hearing loss presented 3 episodes of serial seizures. On admission she was affected by Wernicke aphasia and, then, right hemiparesis. Investigations showed elevated arterial lactate and ragged red fibers on muscle biopsy...
July 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158734/a-study-of-the-importance-of-clonus-symptoms-in-patients-with-tramadol-poisoning
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Fares Najari, Anahita Alizadeh-Ghamsari, Maryam Vahabzadeh, Bita Dadpour, Seyed Reza Mousavi, Ideh Baradaran Kayal
Objectives: Clinical studies to reduce the side effects of tramadol, such as seizure, are necessary. Owing to the high prevalence of tramadol consumption and subsequent complications that result from seizures, the aim of the present study was to find a relationship between clonus and prediction of seizure outcome in patients with tramadol overdose. This can be used to determine the need for essential actions if a significant indicator of preventive medical measures is observed. Methods: In this case-control study, three groups of patients poisoned with tramadol and with marked ankle clonus were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158113/contribution-of-m1-and-m2-muscarinic-receptor-subtypes-to-convulsions-in-fasted-mice-treated-with-scopolamine-and-given-food
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Merve Saygı Bacanak, Banu Aydın, Hülya Cabadak, Asiye Nurten, Mehmet Zafer Gören, Nurhan Enginar
Treatment of fasted mice and rats with the nonselective muscarinic antagonist, scopolamine or atropine, causes convulsions after food intake. This study evaluated the effect of fasting on the expression of M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors in the brain regions, the relationship between receptor expression and seizure stages, and the muscarinic receptor subtype which plays a role in the occurrence of convulsions. Mice were grouped as allowed to eat ad lib (fed) and deprived of food for 24hours (fasted). Fasted animals developed convulsions after being treated with scopolamine (60%) or the selective M1 receptor antagonist pirenzepine (10mg/kg; 20% and 60mg/kg; 70%) and given food...
November 17, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157835/corrigendum-to-intergenerational-transmission-of-enhanced-seizure-susceptibility-after-febrile-seizures-ebiomedicine-17-2017-206-215
#17
Dengchang Wu, Bo Feng, Yunjian Dai, Xiaohua Wu, Bin Chen, Cenglin Xu, Yangshun Tang, Kang Wang, Shihong Zhang, ShuangWang, Benyan Luo, Zhong Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157660/encephalitis-and-myelitis-in-tropical-countries-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#18
REVIEW
Gisele Sampaio Silva, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin R Amin
Tropical diseases are those that occur primarily or solely in the tropics, and as such include infectious diseases that are particularly prevalent in hot, humid conditions. The incidence of encephalitis in tropical countries is reported to be as high as 6.34/100,000/year. The term encephalitis implies inflammation of the brain and includes the presence of encephalopathy with two and more of the following features: fever, seizures and/or focal neurological findings; a cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis; electroencephalographic findings or abnormal neuroimaging suggestive of encephalitis...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157502/pediatric-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-a-concise-review
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REVIEW
Julia L Doss, Sigita Plioplys
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures is a complicated biopsychosocial disorder with significant morbidity and high cost in children's social, emotional, family, and academic functioning as well as health care service utilization. Misdiagnosis and diagnostic delay, resulting from both lack of access to approved standards for diagnosing and service providers comfortable with diagnosing and treating this disorder, impact prognosis. Treatment in close proximity to symptom onset is thought to provide the best chance for remission...
January 2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157166/sub-chronic-boldine-treatment-exerts-anticonvulsant-effects-in-mice
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Leila Moezi, Siranoush Yahosseini, Akram Jamshidzadeh, Mona Dastgheib, Fateme Pirsalami
OBJECTIVES: Boldine is an aporphine alkaloid which is best known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective characteristics. It seems that all these activities are related to boldine ability to scavenge reactive free radicals. As indicated by several pieces of evidence, free radicals generation are involved in initiation and propagation of epilepsy. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the sub-chronic effects of boldine on intraperitoneal and intravenous pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) models and electroshock-induced seizure in mice...
November 20, 2017: Neurological Research
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