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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222339/everyday-memory-impairment-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-caused-by-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Patrícia Rzezak, Ellen Marise Lima, Ana Carolina Gargaro, Erica Coimbra, Silvia de Vincentiis, Tonicarlo Rodrigues Velasco, João Pereira Leite, Geraldo F Busatto, Kette D Valente
OBJECTIVE: Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) have episodic memory impairment. Memory has rarely been evaluated using an ecologic measure, even though performance on these tests is more related to patients' memory complaints. We aimed to measure everyday memory of patients with TLE-HS to age- and gender-matched controls. METHODS: We evaluated 31 patients with TLE-HS and 34 healthy controls, without epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, using the Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT), Visual Reproduction (WMS-III) and Logical Memory (WMS-III)...
February 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207604/memory-rehabilitation-strategies-in-nonsurgical-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-review
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Alessandra Del Felice, Marzia Alderighi, Matteo Martinato, Davide Grisafi, Anna Bosco, Pamela J Thompson, Josemir W Sander, Stefano Masiero
People with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who have not undergone epilepsy surgery often complain of memory deficits. Cognitive rehabilitation is employed as a remedial intervention in clinical settings, but research is limited and findings concerning efficacy and the criteria for choosing different approaches have been inconsistent. We aimed to appraise existing evidence on memory rehabilitation in nonsurgical individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy and to ascertain the effectiveness of specific strategies. A scoping review was preferred given the heterogeneous nature of the interventions...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180076/face-name-association-task-reveals-memory-networks-in-patients-with-left-and-right-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Silke Klamer, Monika Milian, Michael Erb, Sabine Rona, Holger Lerche, Thomas Ethofer
We aimed to identify reorganization processes of episodic memory networks in patients with left and right temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) due to hippocampal sclerosis as well as their relations to neuropsychological memory performance. We investigated 28 healthy subjects, 12 patients with left TLE (LTLE) and 9 patients with right TLE (RTLE) with hippocampal sclerosis by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using a face-name association task, which combines verbal and non-verbal memory functions...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152425/stimulation-of-the-medial-septum-improves-performance-in-spatial-learning-following-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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Darrin J Lee, Ali Izadi, Mikhail Melnik, Stacey Seidl, Angela Echeverri, Kiarash Shahlaie, Gene G Gurkoff
Temporal lobe epilepsy often leads to hippocampal sclerosis and persistent cognitive deficits, including difficulty with learning and memory. Hippocampal theta oscillations are critical in optimizing hippocampal function and facilitating plasticity. We hypothesized that pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus would disrupt oscillations and behavioral performance and that electrical neuromodulation to entrain theta would improve cognition specifically in injured rats. Rats received a pilocarpine (n=30) or saline injection (n=27) and unilateral bi-polar electrodes were implanted into the medial septum and hippocampus the following day...
January 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144451/protective-effect-of-quinine-on-chemical-kindling-and-passive-avoidance-test-in-rats
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Zahra Faridkia, Parichehr Yaghmaei, Marjan Nassiri-Asl
BACKGROUND: In humans, convulsive diseases such as temporal lobe epilepsy are usually accompanied by learning and memory impairments. In recent years, the role of gap junction channels as an important target of antiepileptic drugs has been studied and discussed. Quinine, as a gap junction blocker of connexin 36, can abolish ictal epileptiform activity in brain slices. OBJECTIVES: The role of quinine in memory retrieval in pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-kindled rats was examined using a step-through passive avoidance task...
September 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131931/reading-in-children-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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Suncica Lah, Anne Castles, Mary Lou Smith
OBJECTIVE: Children with epilepsy have higher rates of reading difficulties compared to the general population. Reading difficulties are associated with lower academic attainments, higher school drop-out rates, greater risk of unemployment, lower income, and poorer adjustment. We examined the literature dealing with reading in children with the most common type of focal epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), in relation to: presence of reading difficulties, contributing factors, and efficacy of treatments for reading difficulties...
January 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111355/epigenetics-in-epilepsy
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K Kobow, I Blümcke
Approximately 50 million people have epilepsy, making it the most common chronic and severe neurological disease worldwide, with increased risk of mortality and psychological and socioeconomic consequences impairing quality of life. More than 30% of patients with epilepsy have inadequate control of their seizures with drug therapy. Any structural brain lesion can provoke epilepsy. However, progression of seizure activity as well as the development of drug-resistance remains difficult to predict, irrespective of the underlying epileptogenic condition, i...
January 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089585/the-impact-of-intelligence-on-memory-and-executive-functions-of-children-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-methodological-concerns-with-clinical-relevance
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Patricia Rzezak, Catarina A Guimarães, Marilisa M Guerreiro, Kette D Valente
PURPOSE: Patients with TLE are prone to have lower IQ scores than healthy controls. Nevertheless, the impact of IQ differences is not usually considered in studies that compared the cognitive functioning of children with and without epilepsy. This study aimed to determine the effect of using IQ as a covariate on memory and attentional/executive functions of children with TLE. METHODS: Thirty-eight children and adolescents with TLE and 28 healthy controls paired as to age, gender, and sociodemographic factors were evaluated with a comprehensive neuropsychological battery for memory and executive functions...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088683/effects-of-protease-activated-receptor-1-inhibition-on-anxiety-and-fear-following-status-epilepticus
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Mihail Fedoriuk, Dmytro Isaev, Oleg Krishtal, Gregory L Holmes, Elena Isaeva
Protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) is an important contributor to the pathogenesis of a variety of brain disorders associated with a risk of epilepsy development. Using the lithium-pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), we recently showed that inhibition of this receptor during the first ten days after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) results in substantial anti-epileptogenic and neuroprotective effects. As PAR1 is expressed in the central nervous system regions of importance for processing emotional reactions, including amygdala and hippocampus, and TLE is frequently associated with a chronic alteration of the functions of these regions, we tested the hypothesis that PAR1 inhibition could modulate emotionally driven behavioral responses of rats experiencing SE...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077494/practice-guideline-summary-use-of-fmri-in-the-presurgical-evaluation-of-patients-with-epilepsy-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Jerzy P Szaflarski, David Gloss, Jeffrey R Binder, William D Gaillard, Alexandra J Golby, Scott K Holland, Jeffrey Ojemann, David C Spencer, Sara J Swanson, Jacqueline A French, William H Theodore
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of functional MRI (fMRI) in determining lateralization and predicting postsurgical language and memory outcomes. METHODS: An 11-member panel evaluated and rated available evidence according to the 2004 American Academy of Neurology process. At least 2 panelists reviewed the full text of 172 articles and selected 37 for data extraction. Case reports, reports with <15 cases, meta-analyses, and editorials were excluded...
January 24, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067149/navigation-assisted-trans-inferotemporal-cortex-selective-amygdalohippocampectomy-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-preserving-the-temporal-stem
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Haruhiko Kishima, Amami Kato, Satoru Oshino, Naoki Tani, Tomoyuki Maruo, Hui Ming Khoo, Takufumi Yanagisawa, Kotaro Edakawa, Maki Kobayashi, Masataka Tanaka, Koichi Hosomi, Masayuki Hirata, Toshiki Yoshimine
OBJECTIVE: Selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) can be used to obtain satisfactory seizure control in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Several SAH procedures have been reported to achieve satisfactory outcomes for seizure control, but none yield fully satisfactory outcomes for memory function. We hypothesized that preserving the temporal stem might play an important role. To preserve the temporal stem, we developed a minimally invasive surgical procedure, 'neuronavigation-assisted trans-inferotemporal cortex SAH' (TITC-SAH)...
March 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050361/effects-of-swimming-exercise-on-learning-and-memory-in-the-kainate-lesion-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Vasavi Rakesh Gorantla, Sudhakar Pemminati, Vernon Bond, Dewey G Meyers, Richard Mark Millis
INTRODUCTION: An aerobic exercise (Ex) augments neurogenesis and may ameliorate learning and memory deficits in the rat Kainic Acid (KA) model of temporal lobe epilepsy in the short-term but whether it reverses learning and memory deficits after a substantial period of delay remains unclear. AIM: This study tests the hypothesis that aerobic Ex attenuates the learning and memory deficits associated with kainate seizures in the long-term. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 rats were subjected to chemical lesioning using KA and to an Ex intervention consisting of a 30 days period of daily swimming for 15 min, immediately after KA lesioning (immediate exposure) or after a 60 days period of normal activity (delayed exposure)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033547/sex-differences-in-verbal-and-nonverbal-learning-before-and-after-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
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Justus Berger, Frank Oltmanns, Martin Holtkamp, Thomas Bengner
Women outperform men in a host of episodic memory tasks, yet the neuroanatomical basis for this effect is unclear. It has been suggested that the anterior temporal lobe might be especially relevant for sex differences in memory. In the current study, we investigated whether temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) has an influence on sex effects in learning and memory and whether women and men with TLE differ in their risk for memory deficits after epilepsy surgery. 177 patients (53 women and 41 men with left TLE, 42 women and 41 men with right TLE) were neuropsychologically tested before and one year after temporal lobe resection...
January 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017196/relationship-between-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-memory-function-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Shenggen Chen, Lin Chen, Huapin Huang, Wanhui Lin
OBJECT: To study memory impairment mechanisms of the medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) by analyzing the functional connectivity (FC) through resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). METHODS: Rs-fMRI data were acquired from 13 patients with left MTLE and 11 patients with right MTLE. Another 13 healthy volunteers were selected as controls. The altered FC pattern between the unilateral hippocampus and other regions of the brain in MTLE patients was compared to that of the normal control group...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012164/verbal-memory-after-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery-in-children-do-only-mesial-structures-matter
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Nicole Law, Mony Benifla, James Rutka, Mary Lou Smith
OBJECTIVE: Previous findings have been mixed regarding verbal memory outcome after left temporal lobectomy in children, and there are few studies comparing verbal memory change after lateral versus mesial temporal lobe resections. We compared verbal memory outcome associated with sparing or including the mesial structures in children who underwent left or right temporal lobe resection. We also investigated predictors of postsurgical verbal memory change. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed verbal memory change approximately 1 year after unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy surgery using a list learning task...
December 24, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991184/parahippocampal-and-entorhinal-resection-extent-predicts-verbal-memory-decline-in-an-epilepsy-surgery-cohort
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Anil Liu, Thomas Thesen, William Barr, Chris Morrison, Patricia Dugan, Xiuyuan Wang, Michael Meager, Werner Doyle, Ruben Kuzniecky, Orrin Devinsky, Karen Blackmon
The differential contribution of medial-temporal lobe regions to verbal declarative memory is debated within the neuroscience, neuropsychology, and cognitive psychology communities. We evaluate whether the extent of surgical resection within medial-temporal regions predicts longitudinal verbal learning and memory outcomes. This single-center retrospective observational study involved patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy undergoing unilateral anterior temporal lobe resection from 2007 to 2015. Thirty-two participants with Engel Classes 1 and 2 outcomes were included (14 left, 18 right) and followed for a mean of 2...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976620/amnesia-memory-disturbances-and-epilepsy
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Bondish Kambaja, Sophie Dupont
The epileptic syndromes, notably the temporal lobe epilepsy, frequently include memory disturbances. These memory disturbances may occur during seizures, i.e. ictal memory disturbances, or between seizures, i.e. interictal memory disturbances. Two atypical clinical epileptic syndromes should be pointed out in the elderly: the transient epileptic amnesia and the epileptic pseudodementia. Both represent potentially reversible memory disturbances and have a treatment based on antiepileptic drugs. Transient epileptic amnesia (TEA) is a subtype of medial temporal lobe epilepsy with late onset...
December 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955802/-transient-epileptic-amnesia
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REVIEW
Audrey-Anne Fouchard, Karl Mondon, Bertrand De Toffol
Transient epileptic amnesia (TEA) is a sub-type of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, with amnesic seizures. TEA is characterized by recurrent episodes of amnesia. Diagnostic criteria are available for TEA, and these memory disturbances should not be misdiagnosed with transient global amnesia. The neuropsychological evaluation is normal, however, autobiographical memory impairment is present in 70% of the cases and accelerated long term forgetting in 44%. When a patient complains of memory disturbances, especially autobiographical memory, TEA must be considered especially if there was an amnesic episode and symptoms that suggest temporal epilepsia...
January 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935031/interictal-epileptiform-discharges-impair-word-recall-in-multiple-brain-areas
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Peter C Horak, Stephen Meisenhelter, Yinchen Song, Markus E Testorf, Michael J Kahana, Weston D Viles, Krzysztof A Bujarski, Andrew C Connolly, Ashlee A Robbins, Michael R Sperling, Ashwini D Sharan, Gregory A Worrell, Laura R Miller, Robert E Gross, Kathryn A Davis, David W Roberts, Bradley Lega, Sameer A Sheth, Kareem A Zaghloul, Joel M Stein, Sandhitsu R Das, Daniel S Rizzuto, Barbara C Jobst
OBJECTIVES: Interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) have been linked to memory impairment, but the spatial and temporal dynamics of this relationship remain elusive. In the present study, we aim to systematically characterize the brain areas and times at which IEDs affect memory. METHODS: Eighty epilepsy patients participated in a delayed free recall task while undergoing intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring. We analyzed the locations and timing of IEDs relative to the behavioral data in order to measure their effects on memory...
December 9, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932305/scavenging-of-highly-reactive-gamma-ketoaldehydes-attenuates-cognitive-dysfunction-associated-with-epileptogenesis
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Jennifer N Pearson, Eric Warren, Li-Ping Liang, L Jackson Roberts, Manisha Patel
Cognitive dysfunction is a major comorbidity of the epilepsies; however, treatments targeting seizure-associated cognitive dysfunction, particularly deficits in learning and memory are not available. Isoketals and neuroketals, collectively known as gamma-ketoaldehydes are formed via the non-enzymatic, free radical catalyzed oxidation of arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, respectively. They are attractive candidates for oxidative protein damage and resultant cognitive dysfunction due to their formation within the plasma membrane and their high proclivity to form cytotoxic adducts on protein lysine residues...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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