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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122206/the-evolution-of-accelerated-long-term-forgetting-evidence-from-the-time-study
#1
Sharon Savage, Serge Hoefeijzers, Fraser Milton, Claire Streatfield, Michaela Dewar, Adam Zeman
OBJECTIVE: Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) occurs when newly learned information decays faster than normal over extended delays. It has been recognised most frequently in temporal lobe epilepsy, including Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA), but can also be drug-induced. Little is known about the evolution of ALF over time and its impacts upon other memory functions, such as autobiographical memory (ABM). Here we investigate the long-term outcome of ALF and ABM in a group of patients with TEA and a single case of baclofen-induced ALF...
October 6, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117924/red-flags-in-epilepsy-surgery-identifying-the-patients-who-pay-a-high-cognitive-price-for-an-unsuccessful-surgical-outcome
#2
Sallie Baxendale, Pamela Thompson
Preoperative estimates of cognitive and seizure outcome must be as accurate as possible if the candidate is to make an informed decision about epilepsy surgery. Significant declines in memory function are reported in approximately 30% of temporal lobe surgery patients. The percentage varies according to the ways in which a postoperative deterioration is defined but since the majority of outcome studies do not take into account the patient's capacity to deteriorate if they are functioning at or close to the floor of a memory test prior to surgery, the published percentages may be an underrepresentation of the true extent of memory decline following epilepsy surgery...
November 5, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105058/verbal-memory-decline-from-hippocampal-depth-electrodes-in-temporal-lobe-surgery-for-epilepsy
#3
Hanna Ljung, Arto Nordlund, Maria Strandberg, Johan Bengzon, Kristina Källén
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether patients with refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy risk aggravated verbal memory loss from intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) recording with longitudinal hippocampal electrodes in the language-dominant hemisphere. METHODS: A long-term neuropsychological follow-up (mean 61.5 months, range 22-111 months) was performed in 40 patients after ictal registration with left hippocampal depth electrodes (study group, n = 16) or no invasive EEG, only extracranial registration (reference group, n = 24)...
November 3, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094314/volumetric-changes-in-hippocampal-subregions-and-memory-performance-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
#4
Caihong Ji, Lujia Zhu, Cong Chen, Shuang Wang, Leilei Zheng, Hong Li
In the present study we explored the different patterns of volumetric atrophy in hippocampal subregions of patients with left and right mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS). Meanwhile, the memory impairment patterns in Chinese-speaking TLE-HS patients and potential influencing factors were also determined. TLE-HS patients (21 left and 17 right) and 21 healthy controls were recruited to complete T2-weighted imaging and verbal/nonverbal memory assessment. The results showed that both left and right TLE-HS patients had overall reduced hippocampal subregion volumes on the sclerotic side, and cornu ammonis sectors (CA1) exhibited maximum atrophy...
November 1, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089238/-clinical-and-pathological-definition-of-temporal-medium-epilepsy-subtypes-with-hypocampic-sclerosis
#5
Gonzalo Olivares-Granados, Rosa María Ríos-Pelegrina, Jesús Ruiz-Giménez, Alberto Galdón-Castillo, Teresa Escobar-Delgado, Raimundo García Del Moral
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis is the most common cause of refractory epilepsy, and the most common indication for surgery. Although effective, surgery fails in up to 40% of patients. The objective of our study was to establish a correlation between the different histological subtypes of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis and the prognosis, seizures control, side effects and anticonvulsivant drug withdrawal in patients with refractory epilepsy...
October 28, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078334/human-hippocampal-theta-power-indicates-movement-onset-and-distance-travelled
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Daniel Bush, James A Bisby, Chris M Bird, Stephanie Gollwitzer, Roman Rodionov, Beate Diehl, Andrew W McEvoy, Matthew C Walker, Neil Burgess
Theta frequency oscillations in the 6- to 10-Hz range dominate the rodent hippocampal local field potential during translational movement, suggesting that theta encodes self-motion. Increases in theta power have also been identified in the human hippocampus during both real and virtual movement but appear as transient bursts in distinct high- and low-frequency bands, and it is not yet clear how these bursts relate to the sustained oscillation observed in rodents. Here, we examine depth electrode recordings from the temporal lobe of 13 presurgical epilepsy patients performing a self-paced spatial memory task in a virtual environment...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070006/accelerated-long-term-forgetting-limited-to-the-recollection-component-of-recognition-memory-in-a-temporal-lobe-epileptic-patient
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Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo, Antonio Daniele, Maria Giovanna Lombardi, Giordano Lacidogna, Alfredo La Cara, Lucia Fadda, Carlo Caltagirone
Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) is a frequent finding in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Here we report the case of a TLE patient who complained of marked difficulties in remembering personal events and information even though repeated neuropsychological assessments had failed to detect any deficit on common laboratory memory tests. The patient underwent an experimental investigation that involved estimating recollection and familiarity processes in the performance on verbal and visual recognition tests, over intervals ranging from 10 minutes to 7 days...
October 26, 2017: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053037/possible-autoantibody-negative-limbic-encephalitis-after-anterior-temporal-lobectomy-for-hippocampal-sclerosis
#8
Sara Casciato, Alfredo D'Aniello, Addolorata Mascia, Pier Paolo Quarato, Marco De Risi, Liliana G Grammaldo, Vincenzo Esposito, Marco Zoccarato, Giancarlo Di Gennaro
Amnestic syndromes are acknowledged to be associated to bilateral hippocampal damage. We briefly report the case of a young man who underwent anterior left temporal lobectomy for a medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy due to hippocampal sclerosis with an excellent seizure and neuropsychological outcome. Approximately 10 years later, he presented with a subacute severe global amnesia and MRI findings of a damage involving the contralateral mesial temporal lobe structures. A diagnosis of a possible autoimmune encephalitis was made...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040828/neuropsychological-functioning-and-brain-energetics-of-drug-resistant-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-patients
#9
Camila Moreira Osório, Alexandra Latini, Rodrigo Bainy Leal, Maria Emília Rodrigues de Oliveira Thais, Helena Dresch Vascouto, Aline Pertile Remor, Mark William Lopes, Marcelo Neves Linhares, Juliana Ben, Roberta de Paula Martins, Rui Daniel Prediger, Alexandre Ademar Hoeller, Hans Joachim Markowitsch, Peter Wolf, Kátia Lin, Roger Walz
Interictal hypometabolism is commonly measured by 18-fluoro-deoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET) in the temporal lobe of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE-HS). Left temporal lobe interictal FDG-PET hypometabolism has been associated with verbal memory impairment, while right temporal lobe FDG-PET hypometabolism is associated with nonverbal memory impairment. The biochemical mechanisms involved in these findings remain unknown. In comparison to healthy controls (n=21), surgically treated patients with MTLE-HS (n=32, left side=17) had significant lower scores in the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT retention and delayed), Logical Memory II (LMII), Boston Naming test (BNT), Letter Fluency and Category Fluency...
October 12, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035369/epigenetic-suppression-of-hippocampal-calbindin-d28k-by-%C3%AE-fosb-drives-seizure-related-cognitive-deficits
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Jason C You, Kavitha Muralidharan, Jin W Park, Iraklis Petrof, Mark S Pyfer, Brian F Corbett, John J LaFrancois, Yi Zheng, Xiaohong Zhang, Carrie A Mohila, Daniel Yoshor, Robert A Rissman, Eric J Nestler, Helen E Scharfman, Jeannie Chin
The calcium-binding protein calbindin-D28k is critical for hippocampal function and cognition, but its expression is markedly decreased in various neurological disorders associated with epileptiform activity and seizures. In Alzheimer's disease (AD) and epilepsy, both of which are accompanied by recurrent seizures, the severity of cognitive deficits reflects the degree of calbindin reduction in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG). However, despite the importance of calbindin in both neuronal physiology and pathology, the regulatory mechanisms that control its expression in the hippocampus are poorly understood...
November 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032016/neuropsychological-outcomes-following-paediatric-temporal-lobe-surgery-for-epilepsies-evidence-from-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Alice E Flint, Mitch Waterman, Grace Bowmer, Gayatri Vadlamani, Paul Chumas, Matthew C H J Morrall
OBJECTIVE: The systematic review aimed to assess the neuropsychological outcomes of temporal lobe resections for epilepsy in children. Additional objectives included determining whether earlier age at surgery leads to better neuropsychological outcomes; the relationships between and predictors of these outcomes. METHODS: Using advanced search terms, a systematic review of electronic databases was conducted, comprising MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, Global Health, Web of Science and CINAHL...
September 19, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031865/a-neuropsychologist-s-view-outcome-after-rf-ablation-for-mtle
#12
REVIEW
Lenka Krámská, Jiří Lukavský, Zdeněk Vojtěch
Concern about postoperative worsening of cognitive functions after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery is an important issue. In this article we review our data on neuropsychological outcome after radiofrequency (RF) ablation of amygdalohippocampal complex (AHC). On a group level we found initial improvement in intelligence domains and unchanged memory scores one year after the surgery. During longitudinal follow-up, we found improvement in both intellectual and memory domains. This improvement was most pronounced up to two years after surgery...
October 6, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017082/temporal-lobe-surgery-for-intractable-epilepsy-in-children-what-to-do-with-the-hippocampus
#13
Mony Benifla, Odeya Bennet-Back, Zamir Shorer, Iris Noyman, Rima Bar-Yosef, Dana Ekstein
PURPOSE: Resection of the hippocampus can cause verbal memory decline, especially in the pediatric population. Thus, preservation of the hippocampus can be crucial for the quality of life of children with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who are candidates for epilepsy surgery. We investigated techniques that determine whether the hippocampus is part of the epileptogenic zone and the outcomes of pediatric surgery aimed to spare the hippocampus. METHODS: We accessed data of children with normal hippocampus on MRI, who underwent surgery for medically refractory TLE...
October 2, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991719/neuroimaging-and-cognitive-functions-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-review-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Cettina Allone, Viviana Lo Buono, Francesco Corallo, Laura Rosa Pisani, Patrizia Pollicino, Placido Bramanti, Silvia Marino
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common form of refractory focal epilepsy. Neuroimaging researches have demonstrated structural abnormalities in several cerebral regions. Cognitive impairment has been frequently described as a potential comorbidity of long-term TLE. This review investigated the state of research regarding neuropsychological impairment and neuroimaging studies in TLE patients. Studies were found on PubMed and Web of Sciences databases, 412 publications were selected: only 20 articles met search criteria...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985938/applications-of-resting-state-functional-mr-imaging-to-epilepsy
#15
REVIEW
Alexander Barnett, Samantha Audrain, Mary Pat McAndrews
We discuss the value of resting-state functional MR imaging (rsfMR imaging) as an emerging technique to address questions about memory and language that are central in surgery for temporal-lobe epilepsy, namely the identification and characterization of eloquent cortex to avoid surgical morbidity. The emergence of a robust set of data using rsfMR imaging has opened new avenues for exploring more direct relationships between neural networks and current cognitive function and prediction of postoperative change...
November 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964596/mri-guided-stereotactic-laser-ablation-for-epilepsy-surgery-promising-preliminary-results-for-cognitive-outcome
#16
Daniel L Drane
Cognitive outcome data are reviewed with respect to the use of magnetic-resonance guided stereotactic laser ablation (SLA) as an epilepsy surgical procedure, with comparisons drawn to traditional open resection procedures. Cognitive outcome with stereotactic laser amygdalohippocampotomy (SLAH) appears better than open resection for several functions dependent on extra-mesial temporal lobe (TL) structures, including category-related naming, verbal fluency, and object/familiar person recognition. Preliminary data suggests episodic, declarative verbal memory can decline following SLAH in the language dominant hemisphere, although early findings suggest comparable or even superior outcomes compared with open resection...
September 23, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960670/long-term-effects-of-anterior-thalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-on-spatial-learning-in-the-pilocarpine-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#17
Elenn Soares Ferreira, Laís Gabrielle Vieira, Daniela Macedo Moraes, Beatriz O Amorim, Jackeline Moraes Malheiros, Clement Hamani, Luciene Covolan
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Cognitive impairment is a significant comorbidity of temporal lobe epilepsy that is associated with extensive hippocampal cell loss. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the anterior thalamic nucleus (ANT) has been used for the treatment of refractory partial seizures. In the pilocarpine model of epilepsy, ANT DBS applied during status epilepticus (SE) reduces hippocampal inflammation and apoptosis. When given to chronic epileptic animals it reduces hippocampal excitability and seizure frequency...
September 28, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925561/nestin-expressing-cell-types-in-the-temporal-lobe-and-hippocampus-morphology-differentiation-and-proliferative-capacity
#18
Joan Liu, Cheryl Reeves, Thomas Jacques, Andrew McEvoy, Anna Miserocchi, Pamela Thompson, Sanjay Sisodiya, Maria Thom
Nestin is expressed in immature neuroepithelial and progenitor cell types and transiently upregulated in proliferative neuroglial cells responding to acute brain injury, including following seizures. In 36 temporal lobe (TLobe) specimens from patients with TLobe epilepsy (age range 8-60 years) we studied the number, distribution and morphology of nestin-expressing cells (NEC) in the pes, hippocampus body, parahippocampal gyrus, amygdala, temporal cortex and pole compared with post mortem control tissues from 26 cases (age range 12 gestational weeks to 76 years)...
January 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923408/altered-functional-connectivity-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#19
Hana Burianová, Nahla L Faizo, Marcus Gray, Julia Hocking, Graham Galloway, David Reutens
Growing evidence of altered functional connectivity suggests that mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) alters not only hippocampal networks, but also a number of resting state networks. These highly coherent, yet functionally distinct brain circuits interact dynamically with each other in order to mediate consciousness, memory, and attention. However, little is currently known about the modulation of these networks by epileptiform activity, such as interictal spikes and seizures. The objective of the study was to use simultaneous EEG-fMRI to investigate functional connectivity in three resting state networks: default mode network (DMN), salience network (SN), and dorsal attentional network (DAN) in patients with mTLE compared to a healthy cohort, and in relation to the onset of interictal spikes and the period immediately prior to the spikes...
September 8, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912704/reliability-of-eeg-measures-of-interaction-a-paradigm-shift-is-needed-to-fight-the-reproducibility-crisis
#20
Yvonne Höller, Andreas Uhl, Arne Bathke, Aljoscha Thomschewski, Kevin Butz, Raffaele Nardone, Jürgen Fell, Eugen Trinka
Measures of interaction (connectivity) of the EEG are at the forefront of current neuroscientific research. Unfortunately, test-retest reliability can be very low, depending on the measure and its estimation, the EEG-frequency of interest, the length of the signal, and the population under investigation. In addition, artifacts can hamper the continuity of the EEG signal, and in some clinical situations it is impractical to exclude artifacts. We aimed to examine factors that moderate test-retest reliability of measures of interaction...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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