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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325826/myoclonic-absence-seizures-with-complex-gestural-automatisms
#1
Kenneth A Myers, Ingrid E Scheffer
Epilepsy with myoclonic absences is a rare generalized epilepsy syndrome with distinctive seizures. Two unrelated children had mild developmental impairment and onset of myoclonic-absences at 3 and 8 years. Seizures were characterized by bilateral 3 Hz myoclonic jerks superimposed on tonic abduction of the upper limbs. Events lasted 10-60 s, and complex gestural automatisms were often observed; in one case, a boy undid his seatbelt and attempted to exit a moving vehicle. Post-ictally, both children immediately regained awareness without recollection of their actions...
December 19, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320603/drug-management-for-acute-tonic-clonic-convulsions-including-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-children
#2
REVIEW
Amy McTague, Timothy Martland, Richard Appleton
BACKGROUND: Tonic-clonic convulsions and convulsive status epilepticus (currently defined as a tonic-clonic convulsion lasting at least 30 minutes) are medical emergencies and require urgent and appropriate anticonvulsant treatment. International consensus is that an anticonvulsant drug should be administered for any tonic-clonic convulsion that has been continuing for at least five minutes. Benzodiazepines (diazepam, lorazepam, midazolam) are traditionally regarded as first-line drugs and phenobarbital, phenytoin and paraldehyde as second-line drugs...
January 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318927/cost-effectiveness-of-evaluation-of-children-with-epilepsy-in-the-emergency-department-need-for-investment-in-patient-education
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Karen S Carvalho, Anthony L Fine, Christopher J Haines, Ignacio Valencia, Divya S Khurana, Agustin Legido
We aimed to study cost-effectiveness of seizure evaluation of children with epilepsy in the emergency department (ED). We reviewed epilepsy patients seen at our ED for 1 year. Age, laboratory and neuroimaging results, treatment, disposition, and usefulness of the visit (need for hospitalization, clinical improvement) were analyzed. We identified 330 patients, aged 23 days-21 years, 190 (57.5%) had blood tests, 45 (13.6%) urinalysis, 2 (0.6%) cerebrospinal fluid testing, and 44 neuroimaging studies (13.3%)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315516/strong-coupling-between-slow-oscillations-and-wide-fast-ripples-in-children-with-epileptic-spasms-investigation-of-modulation-index-and-occurrence-rate
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Yasushi Iimura, Kevin Jones, Lynne Takada, Itsuki Shimizu, Misaki Koyama, Kyoko Hattori, Yushi Okazawa, Yutaka Nonoda, Eishi Asano, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Cristina Go, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, Elizabeth J Donner, James T Rutka, James M Drake, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Epileptic spasms (ES) often become drug-resistant. To reveal the electrophysiological difference between children with ES (ES+) and without ES (ES-), we compared the occurrence rate (OR) of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) and the modulation index (MI) of coupling between slow and fast oscillations. In ES+, we hypothesized that (1) pathological HFOs are more widely distributed and (2) slow oscillations show stronger coupling with pathological HFOs than in ES-. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 24 children with drug-resistant multilobar onset epilepsy, who underwent intracranial video electroencephalography prior to multilobar resections...
January 6, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315089/high-amplitude-background-slow-waves-in-normal-children-aged-3-to-18-months-implications-for-the-consideration-of-hypsarhythmia
#5
John R Mytinger, Amanda Weber, Jorge Vidaurre
PURPOSE: To assess for the presence of high amplitude EEG background slow waves in normal young children. METHODS: One hundred children with normal development ages 3 to 18 months had normal EEGs for spells and did not have seizures or epilepsy. Three electroencephalographers retrospectively reviewed 5 minutes of stable stage II sleep to measure background slow waves for peak-to-peak amplitudes. A standard 10-20 longitudinal bipolar montage was used. Interrater agreement was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficient...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313968/cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-impact-of-psychological-treatments-for-people-with-epilepsy-on-health-related-quality-of-life
#6
REVIEW
Rosa Michaelis, Venus Tang, Janelle L Wagner, Avani C Modi, W Curt LaFrance, Laura H Goldstein, Tobias Lundgren, Markus Reuber
OBJECTIVE: Given the significant impact epilepsy can have on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of individuals with this condition and their families, there is great clinical interest in evidence-based psychological treatments aimed at enhancing well-being in people with epilepsy (PWE). An evaluation of the current evidence is needed to assess the effects of psychological treatments for PWE on HRQoL outcomes to inform future therapeutic recommendations and research designs. METHODS: The operational definition of psychological treatments included a broad range of interventions that use psychological or behavioral techniques designed to improve HRQoL, psychiatric comorbidities, and seizure frequency and severity for adults and children with epilepsy...
January 3, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310907/co-occurrence-and-severity-of-neurodevelopmental-burden-cognitive-impairment-cerebral-palsy-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-epilepsy-at-age-10-years-in-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Rachel G Hirschberger, Karl C K Kuban, Thomas M O'Shea, Robert M Joseph, Tim Heeren, Laurie Douglass, Carl E Stafstrom, Hernan Jara, Jean A Frazier, Deborah Hirtz, Julie Rollins, Nigel Paneth
BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine the prevalence of neurodevelopmental impairments at age ten years among children born extremely preterm (less than 28 weeks gestational age) and to offer a framework for categorizing neurological limitations. METHODS: A multicenter, prospective cohort follow-up study recruited 889 ten-year-old children born from 2002 to 2004. We assessed prevalence of cognitive impairment, measured by intelligent quotient and tests of executive function, cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and epilepsy singly and in combination...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309954/impaired-theory-of-mind-in-chinese-children-and-adolescents-with-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-association-with-behavioral-manifestations-of-executive-dysfunction
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Ting Zhang, Lingyan Chen, Yu Wang, Mengmeng Zhang, Lanlan Wang, Xiangjun Xu, Gairong Xiao, Jing Chen, Yeru Shen, Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder with a core feature of cognitive impairments. Previous studies showed that patients with focal epilepsy have deficits in both theory of mind (ToM) and executive function (EF). However, there are few studies of ToM in patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE), especially in populations with pediatric epilepsy. The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of ToM and EF, including some of their subcomponents, and explore the relationship between them in Chinese children with IGE...
January 5, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305781/health-related-quality-of-life-in-mothers-of-children-with-epilepsy-10%C3%A2-years-after-diagnosis
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Klajdi Puka, Mark A Ferro, Kelly K Anderson, Kathy N Speechley
PURPOSE: Epilepsy in childhood extends far beyond seizures and affects child and parental well-being. The long-term impact of childhood-onset epilepsy on parental well-being is unknown. This study assessed health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in mothers 10 years after their child's diagnosis of epilepsy. METHODS: Data come from the Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy Study, a multicenter prospective cohort study of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy...
January 5, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305185/predictors-of-outcome-after-surgery-in-134-children-with-drug-resistant-tle
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Ashalatha Radhakrishnan, Ramshekhar Menon, Mathew Abraham, George Vilanilam, Suvasini Sharma, Bejoy Thomas, Chandrashekharan Kesavadas, Ajith Cherian, Raviprasad Varma, Sanjeev V Thomas
PURPOSE: To determine the factors predicting seizure outcome in children who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: Among the 664 patients who underwent ATL for TLE from 1995 to 2008, there were 134 children. "Excellent" outcome in them was defined as seizure freedom during the entire follow-up (Engel class I a); "good outcome", if in remission last 2 years, and the rest as "unfavorable outcome". To identify the potential predictors of seizure recurrence, the attributes of recurred and non-recurred groups was compared by univariate and multivariate analysis...
January 2, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303866/pet-and-ictal-spect-can-be-helpful-for-localizing-epileptic-foci
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Tim J von Oertzen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Functional neuroimaging with PET and SPECT is a commonly used tool in presurgical evaluation. The following article reviews the literature of PET and SPECT in presurgical assessment of epilepsies published in the last year. RECENT FINDINGS: FDG-PET adds concomitant information in temporal and extratemporal lobe epilepsy in adults and children. The pattern of hypometabolism in FDG-PET is a good additional predictor or seizure outcome in TLE with mesial temporal sclerosis or negative MRI...
January 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301763/mental-disorder-in-children-with-physical-conditions-a-pilot-study
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Alexandra Butler, Ryan J Van Lieshout, Ellen Louise Lipman, Harriet L MacMillan, Andrea Gonzalez, Jan Willem Gorter, Kathy Georgiades, Kathy N Speechley, Michael H Boyle, Mark A Ferro
OBJECTIVES: Methodologically, to assess the feasibility of participant recruitment and retention, as well as missing data in studying mental disorder among children newly diagnosed with chronic physical conditions (ie, multimorbidity). Substantively, to examine the prevalence of multimorbidity, identify sociodemographic correlates and model the influence of multimorbidity on changes in child quality of life and parental psychosocial outcomes over a 6-month follow-up. DESIGN: Prospective pilot study...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296085/epilepsy-in-patients-with-autism-links-risks-and-treatment-challenges
#13
REVIEW
Frank Mc Besag
Autism is more common in people with epilepsy, approximately 20%, and epilepsy is more common in people with autism with reported rates of approximately 20%. However, these figures are likely to be affected by the current broader criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which have contributed to an increased prevalence of autism, with the result that the rate for ASD in epilepsy is likely to be higher and the figure for epilepsy in ASD is likely to be lower. Some evidence suggests that there are two peaks of epilepsy onset in autism, in infancy and adolescence...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295802/hydrocephalus-in-pyridoxine-dependent-epilepsy-new-case-and-literature-review
#14
Virginia Navarro-Abia, María Soriano-Ramos, Noemí Núñez-Enamorado, Ana Camacho-Salas, Ana Martinez-de Aragón, Elena Martín-Hernández, Rogelio Simón-de Las Heras
INTRODUCTION: Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE) is a rare disorder of the lysine metabolism, characterized by a pharmacoresistant epileptic encephalopathy that usually begins in the neonatal period. However, its phenotypic spectrum is wide and not limited to seizures. We report a new case of PDE who developed hydrocephalus, along with an exhaustive review of the literature. CASE REPORT: Our patient presented with seizures at 13 h of life. Antiepileptic drugs, vitamins and cofactors were required to achieve seizure control...
December 30, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295801/prevalence-of-idiopathic-epilepsy-among-school-children-in-gharbia-governorate-egypt
#15
Azza Kamal Alshahawy, Amira Hamed Darwish, Safynaz Elsaid Shalaby, Wegdan Mawlana
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders among children. Data about its prevalence in Egypt is limited. Our aim was to study the prevalence of idiopathic epilepsy among school children in Gharbia governorate, Egypt. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A Cross-sectional school-based survey study was conducted; a validated screening questionnaire was distributed among urban and rural primary and preparatory school children. Students with suspected epilepsy were subjected to clinical evaluation, Electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging...
December 30, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291456/does-age-affect-response-to-quinidine-in-patients-with-kcnt1-mutations-report-of-three-new-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elie Abdelnour, William Gallentine, Marie McDonald, Monisha Sachdev, Yong-Hui Jiang, Mohamad A Mikati
PURPOSE: Gain-of-function mutations in the KCNT1 gene have been reported in a number of drug resistant epilepsy syndromes including Epilepsy of Infancy with Migrating Focal Seizures. Quinidine, a potassium channel blocker, has been proposed as a potential therapeutic agent with only a few patients reported in the literature to have received it. Here we report 3 additional children, with such KCNT1 mutations and refractory seizures, who received quinidine therapy. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 3 children with KCNT1 mutations, of ages 3 months, 9 years and 13 years old...
December 23, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289902/symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-and-family-s-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy
#17
Carlo Cianchetti, Elisa Bianchi, Renzo Guerrini, Maria Giuseppina Baglietto, Marilena Briguglio, Simona Cappelletti, Susanna Casellato, Giovanni Crichiutti, Rosa Lualdi, Lucia Margari, Antonino Romeo, Ettore Beghi
INTRODUCTION: We studied children and adolescents with epilepsy (CAWE) and their families to evaluate symptoms of anxiety and depression, quality of life (QoL), and their correlations with epilepsy characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 326 (52.5% females) 8 to 18years old CAWE. Anxiety and depression were assessed with the "Self-administered psychiatric scales for children and adolescents" (SAFA), and family's QoL with the parents' report "Impact of Epilepsy on QoL" (IEQoL)...
December 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289524/administering-epilepsy-rescue-medication-to-children-why-and-why-not
#18
EDITORIAL
Janet Mifsud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289522/effect-of-rescue-medication-on-seizure-duration-in-non-institutionalized-children-with-epilepsy
#19
Federico Vigevano, Fenella J Kirkham, Bernd Wilken, Miquel Raspall-Chaure, Regina Grebla, Dawn Lee, Tamara Werner-Kiechle, Lieven Lagae
OBJECTIVES: Characterize the real-world management of and outcomes for children with epilepsy receiving rescue medication for prolonged acute convulsive seizures (PACS) in the community. METHODS: PERFECT-3 (Practices in Emergency and Rescue medication For Epilepsy managed with Community-administered Therapy 3) was a European, retrospective observational study. Eligible patients were non-institutionalized children with epilepsy aged 3-16 years who had experienced ≥1 PACS in the past year and had ≥1 currently prescribed PACS rescue medication...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288080/onchocerciasis-associated-epilepsy-an-additional-reason-for-strengthening-onchocerciasis-elimination-programs
#20
REVIEW
Robert Colebunders, F J Nelson Siewe, An Hotterbeekx
A high prevalence of epilepsy has been observed in onchocerciasis-endemic regions with high onchocerciasis transmission. Recent epidemiological studies suggest that Onchocerca volvulus infection is the trigger causing the seizures, which appear in previously healthy children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. Persons with onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy present with a wide spectrum of seizures, including atonic and myoclonic neck seizures; but also absences and most frequently generalized tonic-clonic seizures...
December 26, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
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