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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724582/pretreatment-seizure-semiology-in-childhood-absence-epilepsy
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Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Shlomo Shinnar, Avital Cnaan, Dennis Dlugos, Joan Conry, Deborah G Hirtz, Fengming Hu, Chunyan Liu, Eli M Mizrahi, Solomon L Moshé, Peggy Clark, Tracy A Glauser
OBJECTIVE: To determine seizure semiology in children with newly diagnosed childhood absence epilepsy and to evaluate associations with short-term treatment outcomes. METHODS: For participants enrolled in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, comparative-effectiveness trial, semiologic features of pretreatment seizures were analyzed as predictors of treatment outcome at the week 16 to 20 visit. RESULTS: Video of 1,932 electrographic absence seizures from 416 participants was evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721936/assessing-quantitative-eeg-spectrograms-to-identify-non-epileptic-events
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Ajay Goenka, Alexis Boro, Elissa Yozawitz
To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of quantitative EEG (QEEG) spectrograms in order to distinguish epileptic from non-epileptic events. Seventeen patients with paroxysmal non-epileptic events, captured during EEG monitoring, were retrospectively assessed using QEEG spectrograms. These patients were compared to a control group of 13 consecutive patients (ages 25-60 years) with epileptic seizures of similar semiology. Assessment of raw EEG was employed as the gold standard against which epileptic and non-epileptic events were validated...
July 19, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721058/clinical-patterns-and-outcomes-of-status-epilepticus-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Hatem S Shehata, Hadeer Mahmoud AbdelGhaffar, Mohammed Nasreldin, Alaa Elmazny, Ahmed Abdelalim, Asmaa Sabbah, Nevin M Shalaby
INTRODUCTION: Refractory epilepsy is a common clinical manifestation in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which can be complicated by many life-threatening conditions, such as status epilepticus (SE). However, very few reports mention the patterns and semiology of SE in those patients. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical characteristics and outcomes of SE in TSC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational, prospective study was carried out on 36 Egyptian children with definite TSC...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717035/neurotoxic-concentration-of-piperacillin-during-continuous-infusion-in-critically-ill-patients
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Marie-Charlotte Quinton, Sandra Bodeau, Loay Kontar, Yoann Zerbib, Julien Maizel, Michel Slama, Kamel Masmoudi, Anne-Sophie Lemaire-Hurtel, Youssef Bennis
This retrospective cohort study included 53 patients admitted in ICU, of average age 69 years, without neurologic disorder before initiation of piperacillin continuous infusion at standard dose and who underwent piperacillin serum concentration monitoring. Among them, 23 developed neurologic disorder for which the piperacillin causality was chronologically and semiologically suggestive. A concentration threshold of 157.2 mg/L independently predicted neurotoxicity with 96.7% specificity and 52.2% sensitivity and may constitute a limitation when targeting less susceptible pathogens...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683344/age-related-sleep-nocturnal-tonic-and-tonic-clonic-seizure-clusters-are-underdiagnosed-in-patients-with-dravet-syndrome
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Emma Losito, Matthieu Kuchenbuch, Nicole Chemaly, Jacques Laschet, Catherine Chiron, Anna Kaminska, Rima Nabbout
OBJECTIVES: To describe the semiology and EEG characteristics of the age-related pattern of sleep/nocturnal (S/N) seizures in patients with Dravet Syndrome (DS). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the clinical and EEG data of DS patients followed at our reference centre for Rare Epilepsies. We included patients aged two years and older who fulfilled clinical and EEG criteria of DS (ILAE 1989). Genetic testing for SCN1A was done in all, followed by PCDH19 if this was negative...
July 3, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673659/joseph-jumenti%C3%A3-1879-1928-a-forgotten-neurologist
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REVIEW
O Walusinski
Joseph Jumentié (1879-1928), through his clinical skill and expertise in anatomical pathology, enhanced the prestige of the master neurologists he studied under- Jules Dejerine, Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke and Joseph Babiński -and their fame overshadowed the crucial support that Jumentié provided them. Following a remarkable doctoral thesis in 1911, which defined the semiology of tumors in the cerebellopontine angle, Jumentié conducted research into various areas of neurology and authored numerous publications...
June 30, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667576/can-syncope-cause-convulsive-seizures-in-adults
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Dearbhla M Kelly, Daniel J Costello
PURPOSE: Convulsive epileptic seizures triggered by transient cerebral hypoperfusion 'reflex anoxic seizures' are well-described in children but are not commonly recognized in adults. METHODS: We report a case series of 12 adults who presented acutely after generalized tonic-clonic seizures with a clear syncopal phase before the convulsion. We describe the aetiology, semiology and natural history of these events. RESULTS: Four patients (33...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644201/insular-epilepsy-semiology-and-noninvasive-investigations
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Sami Obaid, Younes Zerouali, Dang Khoa Nguyen
In this review, authors discuss the semiology and noninvasive investigations of insular epilepsy, an underrecognized type of epilepsy, which may mimic other focal epilepsies. In line with the various functions of the insula and its widespread network of connections, insular epilepsy may feature a variety of early ictal manifestations from somatosensory, visceral, olfactory, gustatory, or vestibular manifestations. Depending on propagation pathways, insular seizures may also include altered consciousness, dystonic posturing, complex motor behaviors, and even autonomic features...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644200/electrical-stimulations-of-the-human-insula-their-contribution-to-the-ictal-semiology-of-insular-seizures
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Laure Mazzola, François Mauguière, Jean Isnard
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic stimulations of the insular cortex through intracranial electrodes aim at characterizing the semiology of insular seizures. These stimulations, carried out in the context of Stereo-Electro-Encephalography (SEEG) during presurgical monitoring of epilepsy, reproduce the ictal symptoms observed during the development of insular seizures. METHODS: The authors reviewed the results of insular stimulations performed in 222 patients admitted between 1997 and 2015 for presurgical SEEG exploration of atypical temporal or perisylvian epilepsy...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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/28637943/stereoelectroencephalography-indication-and-efficacy
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Koji Iida, Hiroshi Otsubo
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) is a method for invasive study of patients with refractory epilepsy. Localization of the epileptogenic zone in SEEG relied on the hypothesis of anatomo-electro-clinical analysis limited by X-ray, analog electroencephalography (EEG), and seizure semiology in the 1950s. Modern neuroimaging studies and digital video-EEG have developed the hypothesis aiming at more precise localization of the epileptic network. Certain clinical scenarios favor SEEG over subdural EEG (SDEEG). SEEG can cover extensive areas of bilateral hemispheres with highly accurate sampling from sulcal areas and deep brain structures...
June 20, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637636/epilepsy-after-cerebral-infection-review-of-the-literature-and-the-potential-for-surgery
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Georgia Ramantani, Hans Holthausen
The risk of unprovoked seizures in population-based cohorts of cerebral infection survivors is 7-8% in developed countries, rising to considerably higher rates in resource-poor countries. The main risk factors for epilepsy after cerebral infection, besides acute seizures, are infection-associated brain lesions and status epilepticus during the acute phase. Despite the high prevalence of pharmacoresistant epilepsies after cerebral infections, especially in patients with MRI-identifiable lesions, only a small minority undergoes epilepsy surgery...
June 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628290/-pain-complaints-in-a-patient-with-schizophrenia
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I Caubo, C Piette, R Fontaine, G Scantamburlo
Schizophrenia is a complex pathology. Its prevalence reaches almost 1 %. Its semiology can be diversified. Sensorial perception can be altered included pain perception. Most of the studies conclude that psychotic patients have a hypoalgesia. It's important to consider this fact to avoid missing potentially grave somatic disease.
June 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625947/intracranial-investigation-of-a-patient-with-nodular-heterotopia-and-hippocampal-sclerosis-dealing-with-a-dual-pathology
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Lady Diana Ladino, Chelsea Dash, Adam Wu, Jose Francisco Tellez-Zenteno
The pre-operative assessment and surgical management of patients with dual pathology is challenging. We describe a patient with drug-resistant focal epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis and extensive periventricular nodular heterotopia in the same hemisphere. The semiology, scalp EEG, and imaging were divergent, but the presence of focal interictal and ictal epileptic discharges of the putative ictal onset zone resulted in successful localization of the epileptogenic zone. A less aggressive resection was performed based on intracranial EEG recording...
June 12, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622546/the-semiology-of-febrile-seizures-focal-features-are-frequent
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Michihiko Takasu, Tetsuo Kubota, Takeshi Tsuji, Hirokazu Kurahashi, Shingo Numoto, Kazuyoshi Watanabe, Akihisa Okumura
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the semiology of febrile seizures (FS) and to determine the frequency of FS with symptoms suggestive of focal onset. METHODS: FS symptoms in children were reported within 24h of seizure onset by the parents using a structured questionnaire consisting principally of closed-ended questions. We focused on events at seizure commencement, including changes in behavior and facial expression, and ocular and oral symptoms. We also investigated the autonomic and motor symptoms developing during seizures...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621621/indications-technique-and-safety-profile-of-insular-stereoelectroencephalography-electrode-implantation-in-medically-intractable-epilepsy
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Soha Alomar, Jeffrey P Mullin, Saksith Smithason, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez
OBJECTIVE Insular epilepsy is relatively rare; however, exploring the insular cortex when preoperative workup raises the suspicion of insular epilepsy is of paramount importance for accurate localization of the epileptogenic zone and achievement of seizure freedom. The authors review their clinical experience with stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) electrode implantation in patients with medically intractable epilepsy and suspected insular involvement. METHODS A total of 198 consecutive cases in which patients underwent SEEG implantation with a total of 1556 electrodes between June 2009 and April 2013 were reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620718/the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-arhgef9-includes-intellectual-disability-focal-epilepsy-and-febrile-seizures
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Karl Martin Klein, Manuela Pendziwiat, Anda Eilam, Ronit Gilad, Ilan Blatt, Felix Rosenow, Moien Kanaan, Ingo Helbig, Zaid Afawi
Mutations or structural genomic alterations of the X-chromosomal gene ARHGEF9 have been described in male and female patients with intellectual disability. Hyperekplexia and epilepsy were observed to a variable degree, but incompletely described. Here, we expand the phenotypic spectrum of ARHGEF9 by describing a large Ethiopian-Jewish family with epilepsy and intellectual disability. The four affected male siblings, their unaffected parents and two unaffected female siblings were recruited and phenotyped. Parametric linkage analysis was performed using SNP microarrays...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614746/ictal-coughing-clinical-features-and-differential-diagnoses
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Ali A Asadi-Pooya, Leah Shabo, Dale Wyeth, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: To describe a series of patients with ictal coughing to estimate its occurrence and characterize the clinical features and differential diagnoses. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all the long-term video-EEG reports from Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center over a 7-year period (2010-2016) for the occurrence of the term "cough" in the text body. All the extracted reports were reviewed and patients with at least one documented ictal coughing at the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) were included in the study...
June 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606690/antiparasitic-treatment-of-neurocysticercosis-the-effect-of-cyst-destruction-in-seizure-evolution
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REVIEW
Hector H Garcia, Oscar H Del Brutto
Antiparasitic agents against Taenia solium cysticercosis have been in use since 1979, although its use has been questioned on the basis that cysts would die naturally and thus treatment-induced inflammation is unnecessary. In addition, isolated reports have also questioned whether neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a cause of epilepsy. After more than three and a half decades, a large body of evidence is available. Little if any doubt exists about NCC as a cause of seizures - NCC is consistently associated with seizures when appropriate groups are compared, and in a large subset of cases, seizure semiology correlates with the anatomical location of lesions...
June 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605962/novel-approach-to-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-epileptic-dogs-t2-relaxometry-of-the-brain-with-emphasised-hippocampus
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Borbála A Lorincz, Agustina Anson, Péter Csébi, Gábor Bajzik, Gergely Biró, Alexander Tichy, Balázs B Lorincz, Rita Garamvölgyi
Hippocampal sclerosis is the most common imaging finding of intractable human epilepsy, and it may play an important role in canine and feline epileptogenesis and seizure semiology, too. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria of hippocampal sclerosis are T2 hyperintensity, shrinkage and loss of internal structure. The detection of these changes is often challenging by subjective visual assessment of qualitative magnetic resonance (MR) images. The recognition is more reliable with quantitative MR methods, such as T2 relaxometry...
June 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
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