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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331847/longitudinal-hippocampal-and-extra-hippocampal-microstructural-and-macrostructural-changes-following-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
#1
Cameron A Elliott, Donald W Gross, B Matt Wheatley, Christian Beaulieu, Tejas Sankar
OBJECTIVES: 1) Characterize the evolution of microstructural changes in the contralateral, non-operated hippocampus-using longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-following surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). 2) Characterize the downstream extra-hippocampal volumetric changes of the fornix and mammillary bodies after TLE surgery. 3) Examine the relationship between these measures and seizure/cognitive outcome. METHODS: Serial structural and DTI brain MRI scans were collected in 25 TLE patients pre- and post-surgery (anterior temporal lobectomy, ATL - 13; selective amygdalohippocampectomy, SelAH - 12) and in 12 healthy controls...
January 6, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331203/have-we-forgotten-about-forgetting-a-critical-review-of-accelerated-long-term-forgetting-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Anneli Cassel, Michael D Kopelman
Forgetting has been researched for over a century. This literature highlighted how forgetting rates can vary dependent on factors in the design and method. Recent interest in forgetting revived with evidence suggesting that seizures experienced almost immediately after matched learning could accelerate forgetting. This was followed by a growth in forgetting studies in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), including a subset of those with transient epileptic amnesia (TEA). These patients have been described as expressing concerns about memory, yet often perform within 'normal' ranges on standard neuropsychological memory assessments...
December 26, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318973/relevance-of-follow-up-in-patients-with-core-clinical-criteria-for-alzheimer-disease-and-normal-csf-biomarkers
#3
Olivier Vercruysse, Claire Paquet, Audrey Gabelle, Xavier Delbeuck, Frederic Blanc, David Wallon, Julien Dumurgier, Eloi Magnin, Olivier Martinaud, Barbara Jung, Olivier Bousiges, Sylvain Lehmann, Constance Delaby, Muriel Quillard-Murain, Katell Peoc'h, Jean-Louis Laplanche, Elodie Bouaziz-Amar, Didier Hannequin, Bernard Sablonniere, Luc Buee, Jacques Hugon, Susanna Schraen, Florence Pasquier, Stephanie Bombois
BACKGROUND: Few patients with a normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker profile fulfill the clinical criteria for Alzheimer disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis of misdiagnoses for these patients. METHOD: Patients from the e-PLM centers fulfilling the core clinical criteria for probable AD dementia or mild cognitive impairment due to AD (AD-MCI), with normal CSF A1-42, T-tau and P-tau biomarkers and clinical follow-up, were included...
January 9, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317322/flashbulb-memories-is-the-amygdala-central-an-investigation-of-patients-with-amygdalar-damage
#4
Kerstin Spanhel, Kathrin Wagner, Maximilian J Geiger, Isabell Ofer, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Birgitta Metternich
Flashbulb memories (FM) are a subgroup of autobiographical memories referring to the circumstances in which a person first heard of a surprising, emotionally arousing event. Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) have been reported to be impaired in FM recall. As emotional arousal is central to FM, various authors have suggested a crucial role of the amygdala. However, to date, no studies have directly addressed this hypothesis. In this study, 33 TLE patients and 20 healthy controls (HC) were tested on an FM task twice with a minimum interval of two months...
January 6, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306849/verbal-learning-and-memory-outcome-in-selective-amygdalohippocampectomy-versus-temporal-lobe-resection-in-patients-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Mette Thrane Foged, Kirsten Vinter, Louise Stauning, Troels W Kjær, Brice Ozenne, Sándor Beniczky, Olaf B Paulson, Flemming Find Madsen, Lars H Pinborg
PURPOSE: With the advent of new very selective techniques like thermal laser ablation to treat drug-resistant focal epilepsy, the controversy of resection size in relation to seizure outcome versus cognitive deficits has gained new relevance. The purpose of this study was to test the influence of the selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) versus nonselective temporal lobe resection (TLR) on seizure outcome and cognition in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) and histopathological verified hippocampal sclerosis (HS)...
January 4, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288503/neurodegenerative-processes-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-clinical-pathological-and-neuroimaging-evidence
#6
X Y Tai, B Bernhardt, M Thom, P Thompson, S Baxendale, M Koepp, N Bernasconi
Cognitive decline is increasingly described as a co-morbidity of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment are not fully understood despite examining clinical factors, such as seizure frequency, and cellular mechanisms of excitotoxicity. We review the neuropsychometry evidence for progressive cognitive decline and examine the pathology and neuroimaging evidence supporting a neurodegenerative process in hippocampal sclerosis (HS)-related TLE. Accelerated cognitive decline is described in groups of adult HS-related TLE patients...
December 30, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287217/association-of-white-matter-diffusion-characteristics-and-cognitive-deficits-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Raúl Rodríguez-Cruces, Leticia Velázquez-Pérez, Ildefonso Rodríguez-Leyva, Ana Luisa Velasco, David Trejo-Martínez, Héctor Manuel Barragán-Campos, Vicente Camacho-Téllez, Luis Concha
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between cognitive performance and white matter (WM) integrity in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS). METHODS: We included 26 patients with TLE (10 right, 16 left onset) as well as 24 healthy controls matched for age, gender, and years of education. In addition to quantitative hippocampal volume and transverse relaxation (T2) evaluation, whole-brain WM was analyzed using fractional anisotropy (FA) maps, derived from the diffusion tensor model...
December 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273691/neuropsychological-outcome-after-subtemporal-versus-transsylvian-approach-for-selective-amygdalohippocampectomy-in-patients-with-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-randomised-prospective-clinical-trial
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Viola Lara Vogt, Daniel Delev, Alexander Grote, Johannes Schramm, Marec von Lehe, Christian Erich Elger, Juri-Alexander Witt, Christoph Helmstaedter
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of different surgical approaches for selective amygdalohippocampectomy in patients with pharmacoresistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with regard to the neuropsychological outcome and to replicate an earlier study employing a matched-pair design. METHOD: 47 patients were randomised to subtemporal versus transsylvian approaches. Memory, language, attentional and executive functions were assessed before and 1 year after surgery...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251605/henry-molaison-s-operation-for-epilepsy-a-case-study-in-medical-ethics
#9
Sunil K Pandya
Dr. William Beecher Scoville, an eminent American neurosurgeon of the 1940s, offered to treat Mr Molaison for his intractable epilepsy. During the operation, he removed large portions of both of Mr. Molaison's temporal lobes. Such an operation had never been performed earlier as the function of these parts of the brain was not clearly understood and neurosurgeons such as Dr. Wilder Penfield of Canada feared they could cause grave damage to the patient. Mr. Molaison developed severe loss of memory to the extent that a few minutes after meeting someone, he had no recollection of the meeting and he could not find his way to his own home...
October 13, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229342/parahippocampectomy-as-a-new-surgical-approach-to-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-caused-by-hippocampal-sclerosis-a-pilot-randomized-comparative-clinical-trial
#10
Mario Arturo Alonso-Vanegas, Iván D Freire Carlier, Daniel San-Juan, Alma Rosa Martínez, Carlos Trenado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The parahippocampal gyrus plays an important role in the epileptogenic pathways of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (mTLE-HS); its resection could prevent epileptic seizures with fewer complications. This study evaluates the initial efficacy and safety of anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL), selective amygdalohipppocampectomy (SAH), and parahippocampectomy (PHC) surgical approaches in mTLE-HS. METHODS: A randomized comparative pilot clinical trial (2008-2011) was performed that included patients with mTLE-HS who underwent ATL, trans-T3 SAH, and trans-T3 PHC...
December 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223779/female-verbal-memory-advantage-in-temporal-but-not-frontal-lobe-epilepsy
#11
Justus Berger, Katharina Demin, Martin Holtkamp, Thomas Bengner
Women show better performance than men on a range of episodic memory tasks. Evidence regarding a neuroanatomical localization of this effect remains ambiguous. It has been suggested that anterior temporal lobe structures are responsible for sex differences in verbal memory, yet temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and TLE surgery do not affect women's verbal memory advantage. Instead, frontal lobe regions may be relevant for female verbal memory superiority, i.e. by enabling more efficient encoding and retrieval strategies in women...
December 2, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205291/interactive-effects-of-seizure-frequency-and-lateralization-on-intratemporal-effective-connectivity-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Chang-Hyun Park, Yun Seo Choi, Hyeon Jin Kim, Hwa-Kyung Chung, A-Reum Jung, Jeong Hyun Yoo, Hyang Woon Lee
OBJECTIVE: Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) show brain connectivity changes in association with cognitive impairment. Seizure frequency and lateralization are 2 important clinical factors that characterize epileptic seizures. In this study, we sought to examine an interactive effect of the 2 seizure factors on intratemporal effective connectivity based on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) in patients with TLE. METHODS: For rsfMRI data acquired from 48 TLE patients and 45 healthy controls, we applied stochastic dynamical causal modeling to infer effective connectivity between 3 medial temporal lobe (MTL) regions, including the hippocampus (Hipp), parahippocampal gyrus (PHG), and amygdala (Amyg), ipsilateral to the seizure focus...
December 4, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186594/resection-of-temporal-neocortex-during-multiple-hippocampal-transections-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-does-not-affect-seizure-or-memory-outcome
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Fady Girgis, Madeline E Greil, Philip S Fastenau, Jennifer Sweet, Hans Lüders, Jonathan P Miller
BACKGROUND: Multiple hippocampal transection (MHT) is a surgical treatment for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy associated with improved postoperative neuropsychological outcomes compared with lobectomy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether resection of the amygdala and anterior temporal neocortex during MHT affects postoperative seizure/memory outcome. METHODS: Seventeen patients with normal magnetic resonance imaging and stereo-electroencephalogram-proven drug-resistant dominant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy were treated with MHT...
December 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183959/stereotactic-eeg-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#14
James X Tao, Shasha Wu, Maureen Lacy, Sandra Rose, Naoum P Issa, Carina W Yang, Katherine E Dorociak, Maria Bruzzone, Jisoon Kim, Ahmad Daif, Jason Choi, Vernon L Towle, Peter C Warnke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes of combined stereo-electroencephalography-guided and MRI-guided stereotactic laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in the treatment of patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). METHODS: We prospectively assessed the surgical and neuropsychological outcomes in 21 patients with medically refractory mTLE who underwent LITT at the University of Chicago Medical Center. We further compared the surgical outcomes in patients with and without mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS)...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180982/resveratrol-for-easing-status-epilepticus-induced-brain-injury-inflammation-epileptogenesis-and-cognitive-and-memory-dysfunction-are-we-there-yet
#15
REVIEW
Olagide W Castro, Dinesh Upadhya, Maheedhar Kodali, Ashok K Shetty
Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency exemplified by self-sustaining, unceasing seizures or swiftly recurring seizure events with no recovery between seizures. The early phase after SE event is associated with neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, and abnormal neurogenesis in the hippocampus though the extent of these changes depends on the severity and duration of seizures. In many instances, over a period, the initial precipitating injury caused by SE leads to temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), typified by spontaneous recurrent seizures, cognitive, memory and mood impairments associated with chronic inflammation, reduced neurogenesis, abnormal synaptic reorganization, and multiple molecular changes in the hippocampus...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175724/a-right-amygdalohippocampectomy-a-diagnostic-challenge
#16
Frank Jonker, Cees Jonker, Laura Bronzwaer, Erik Scherder
OBJECTIVE: Amygdalohippocampectomy (AHE) is the resective surgery for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. To date no study has investigated a wide range of neuropsychiatric symptoms in right AHE outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three patients with right AHE participated in this study. The control group are patients with cognitive complaints with no history of epilepsy or neurological impairment and no structural abnormalities on the MRI/CT. We expected no difference in verbal memory compared to the controls...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170537/hippocampal-mrs-and-subfield-volumetry-at-7t-detects-dysfunction-not-specific-to-seizure-focus
#17
Natalie L Voets, Carl J Hodgetts, Arjune Sen, Jane E Adcock, Uzay Emir
Ultra high-field 7T MRI offers sensitivity to localize hippocampal pathology in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), but has rarely been evaluated in patients with normal-appearing clinical MRI. We applied multimodal 7T MRI to assess if focal subfield atrophy and deviations in brain metabolites characterize epileptic hippocampi. Twelve pre-surgical TLE patients (7 MRI-negative) and age-matched healthy volunteers were scanned at 7T. Hippocampal subfields were manually segmented from 600μm isotropic resolution susceptibility-weighted images...
November 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163352/parahippocampal-involvement-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-a-proof-of-concept-from-memory-guided-saccades
#18
Silvia Colnaghi, Giorgio Beltrami, Guy Poloni, Anna Pichiecchio, Stefano Bastianello, Carlo Andrea Galimberti, Maurizio Versino
Objective: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) may involve extrahippocampal areas of structural damage and dysfunction. The accuracy of medium-term spatial memory can be tested by memory-guided saccades (MGS) to evaluate a functional impairment of the parahippocampal cortex (PHC), while voxel-based morphometry (VBM) analysis can be used to detect a structural damage of the latter region. Methods: MGS with 3- and 30-s memorization delays were compared between 7 patients affected by right MTLE-HS (r-MTLE-HS), 6 patients affected by left MTLE-HS, and 13 healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122206/the-evolution-of-accelerated-long-term-forgetting-evidence-from-the-time-study
#19
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
#20
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...
January 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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