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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633044/written-accounts-of-living-with-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-a-thematic-analysis
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Gregg H Rawlings, Ian Brown, Brendan Stone, Markus Reuber
PURPOSE: Qualitative studies examining lived experiences of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) have predominantly relied on datasets collected using clinical or research interviews. This study pursued a different approach by investigating individuals' written accounts of their condition. METHODS: Participants (n=19) were recruited from membership-led organisations for individuals living with seizures and from a United Kingdom hospital. Participants were instructed to produce four pieces of writing: 1) about their thoughts and feelings about their condition; 2) a letter to their condition; 3) a letter to their younger self; and 4) about a personal value...
June 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632902/impaired-hippocampal-glucose-metabolism-during-and-after-flurothyl-induced-seizures-in-mice-reduced-phosphorylation-coincides-with-reduced-activity-of-pyruvate-dehydrogenase
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Tanya S McDonald, Karin Borges
OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in glucose metabolism and the enzymes involved in the hippocampus ictally and postictally in the acute mouse flurothyl seizure model. METHODS: [U-(13) C]-Glucose was injected (i.p.) prior to, or following a 5 min flurothyl-induced seizure. Fifteen minutes later, mice were killed and the total metabolite levels and % (13) C enrichment were analyzed in the hippocampal formation using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Activities of key metabolic and antioxidant enzymes and the phosphorylation status of pyruvate dehydrogenase were measured, along with lipid peroxidation...
June 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626979/electro-clinical-criteria-and-surgical-outcome-is-there-a-difference-between-mesial-and-lesional-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#3
M Wassenaar, F S S Leijten, G-J de Haan, S G Uijl, J W Sander
OBJECTIVES: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy syndrome (MTLE) with specific electrophysiological and clinical characteristics and hippocampal sclerosis (HS) on MRI is considered the prototype of a syndrome with good surgical prognosis. Ictal onset zones in MTLE have been found to extend outside the hippocampus and neocortical seizures often involve mesial structures. It can, thus, be questioned whether MTLE with HS is different from lesional temporal epilepsies with respect to electro-clinical characteristics and surgical prognosis...
June 18, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625947/intracranial-investigation-of-a-patient-with-nodular-heterotopia-and-hippocampal-sclerosis-dealing-with-a-dual-pathology
#4
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/28625944/intractable-ictal-vomiting-a-new-form-of-reflex-epilepsy
#5
Sachin Sureshbabu, Dinesh Nayak, Vikash Aggarwal, Sudhir Peter, Laxmi Khanna, Gaurav Mittal
In this description of the clinical course of a young female with persistent and protracted vomiting along with occasional loss of consciousness and subtle motor manifestations, the differential diagnosis is debated. The epileptic origin of her symptoms was substantiated by the presence of interictal epileptiform discharges and dramatic response to valproate monotherapy. Possible lobar localizations are discussed with the support of existing literature on this rare ictal manifestation [Published with video sequence on www...
June 19, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623753/precuneal-epilepsy-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcome
#6
Adil Harroud, Olivier Boucher, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Louis Harris, Jeffery Hall, François Dubeau, Ismail Mohamed, Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: The precuneus is a complex and highly connected structure located in the medial portion of the superior parietal lobule. The clinical presentation of precuneal epilepsy is poorly characterized, mostly because these patients have seldom been distinguished from those with other types of parietal lobe epilepsy. The present study aims to improve the understanding of precuneal epilepsy by detailing its clinical features and surgical outcomes. METHODS: Six previously unreported cases of drug-resistant precuneal epilepsy investigated between 2002 and 2014 were retrospectively studied...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622421/how-to-record-high-frequency-oscillations-in-epilepsy-a-practical-guideline
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REVIEW
Maeike Zijlmans, Gregory A Worrell, Matthias Dümpelmann, Thomas Stieglitz, Andrei Barborica, Marcel Heers, Akio Ikeda, Naotaka Usui, Michel Le Van Quyen
OBJECTIVE: Technology for localizing epileptogenic brain regions plays a central role in surgical planning. Recent improvements in acquisition and electrode technology have revealed that high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) within the 80-500 Hz frequency range provide the neurophysiologist with new information about the extent of the epileptogenic tissue in addition to ictal and interictal lower frequency events. Nevertheless, two decades after their discovery there remain questions about HFOs as biomarkers of epileptogenic brain and there use in clinical practice...
June 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622130/waveform-window-40-stimulus-induced-rhythmic-periodic-or-ictal-discharges-sirpids
#8
Ekrem Kutluay, Andrew Todd Ham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621626/a-multimodal-concept-for-invasive-diagnostics-and-surgery-based-on-neuronavigated-voxel-based-morphometric-mri-postprocessing-data-in-previously-nonlesional-epilepsy
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Daniel Delev, Carlos M Quesada, Alexander Grote, Jan P Boström, Christian Elger, Hartmut Vatter, Rainer Surges
OBJECTIVE Diagnosis and surgical treatment of refractory and apparent nonlesional focal epilepsy is challenging. Morphometric MRI voxel-based and other postprocessing methods can help to localize the epileptogenic zone and thereby support the planning of further invasive electroencephalography (EEG) diagnostics, and maybe resective epilepsy surgery. METHODS The authors developed an algorithm to implement regions of interest (ROI), based on postprocessed MRI data, into a neuronavigation tool. This was followed by stereotactic ROI-guided implantation of depth electrodes and ROI-navigated resective surgery...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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/28615945/ictal-blinking-an-under-recognized-phenomenon-our-experience-and-literature-review
#11
Marco Andrea Nicola Saporito, Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Giuseppa Di Stefano, Pasquale Striano, Roberto Horacio Caraballo, Raffaele Falsaperla
Ictal blinking (IB) is a very rare disease manifesting as an epileptic motor event in children and adults. Until now it has not been included in any classification of focal seizures of the International League Against Epilepsy Commission. It could be unilateral or bilateral, isolated or in association with other motor manifestations such as limbs' clonus and spasms. Its pathogenesis has not been clearly established: paroxysmal discharges from different areas of the brain could cause IB by activation of trigeminal fibers...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615914/piloerection-a-rare-ictal-phenomenon-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#12
Samhita Panda, Chandrashekhar Agarwal, Ankkita Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614746/ictal-coughing-clinical-features-and-differential-diagnoses
#13
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/28600921/an-exploration-of-the-spectrum-of-peri-ictal-mri-change-a-comprehensive-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Jennifer A Williams, Peter Bede, Colin P Doherty
PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to identify published studies in the literature relating to ictal induced MRI change and to identify certain common themes, practical points for clinicians and areas for future research. METHODS: We identified 96 articles that satisfied our inclusion criteria yielding 575 cases. All articles were analysed; number of subjects, spectrum of MRI and EEG change, aetiology, and follow-up (both clinical and imaging) were noted. RESULTS: The most frequent imaging changes were restricted diffusion, T2-hyperintensity and reduced ADC values...
May 31, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600632/dynamic-complexity-measures-and-entropy-paths-for-modelling-and-comparison-of-evolution-of-patients-with-drug-resistant-epileptic-encephalopathy-syndromes-drees
#15
Ricardo Zavala-Yoe, Ricardo A Ramirez-Mendoza
Epileptic encephalopathies (EE) is a term coined by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) to refer to a group of epilepsies in which the ictal and interictal abnormalities may contribute to progressive cerebral dysfunction. Among them, two affect mainly children and are very difficult to deal with, Doose and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, (DS and LGS, respectively). So far (Zavala-Yoe et al., J Integr Neurosci 15(2):205-223, 2015a and works of ours there), quantitative analysis of single case studies of EE have been performed...
June 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600359/ictal-pain-in-focal-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus
#16
Sara Casciato, Alessandra Morano, Jinane Fattouch, Martina Fanella, Mariarita Albini, Anna Teresa Giallonardo, Carlo Di Bonaventura
We report an adult with acute unilateral pain as isolated manifestation of acute symptomatic focal non-convulsive status epilepticus. Pain is rarely a manifestation of epileptic seizures. Traditionally, painful seizures have been thought to originate in either the parietal or temporal lobes, but their localising value is debatable. Recent functional neuroimaging studies and electrophysiological findings obtained by using intracerebral recordings have shown the involvement of the insular cortex along with several other brain structures in the processing of painful inputs, comprising a more widespread anatomo-functional network...
June 9, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595975/brain-molecular-imaging-in-pharmacoresistant-focal-epilepsy-current-practice-and-perspectives
#17
A Verger, S Lagarde, L Maillard, F Bartolomei, E Guedj
This review aims to synthesize all the available data on brain molecular imaging, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and interictal fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), in focal epilepsies. SPECT imaging is able to measure regional cerebral blood flow and its major innovation remains its ictal imaging value. On the other hand, FDG-PET, which has higher spatial resolution and lower background activity than SPECT, enables glycolytic metabolism to be identified in interictal states...
June 5, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591482/hypothalamic-hamartoma-epileptogenesis-beyond-the-lesion
#18
Julia Scholly, Anke Maren Staack, Philippe Kahane, Didier Scavarda, Jean Régis, Edouard Hirsch, Fabrice Bartolomei
The discovery of intrinsic epileptogenicity of the hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) marked a new area in understanding the associated clinical syndrome, often manifesting as progressive epileptic encephalopathy. However, therapeutic procedures targeting the HH proved to be inefficient to cure seizures in up to 50% of cases, whereas in cases with partial improvement, the electroclinical patterns of persisting seizures suggest an involvement of distant cortical regions. The concept of kindling-like secondary epileptogenesis has been suggested as a possible underlying mechanism...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586706/lgi1-antibody-encephalitis-is-characterised-by-frequent-multifocal-clinical-and-subclinical-seizures
#19
Sidra Aurangzeb, Mkael Symmonds, Ravi K Knight, Robin Kennett, Tim Wehner, Sarosh R Irani
PURPOSE: To describe clinical and electrographic characteristics of seizures LGI1-antibody encephalitis, and their correlations with two-year outcomes. METHODS: Video-electroencephalography recordings were performed on a cohort of 16 consecutive patients with LGI1-antibodies from two UK neuroscience-centers over five-years. RESULTS: From 14 of 16 patients (13 males; age-range 53-92years), 86 faciobrachial dystonic seizures were recorded at a median frequency of 0...
May 30, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584915/understanding-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-insights-from-focal-epilepsy-patients-with-lennox-gastaut-features
#20
Sophie Dupont, Raluca Banica-Wolters, Isabelle An-Gourfinkel, Virginie Lambrecq, Vincent Navarro, Claude Adam, Vi-Huong Nguyen-Michel
To delineate the clinical and EEG features of adults with focal epilepsy associated with a generalized paroxysmal fast activity (GPFA) pattern on EEG who developed refractory seizures, notably drop attacks, but do not fulfill the classical triad for the diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and provide further insight into LGS mechanisms. Among 957 patients admitted to video-EEG monitoring between 2002 and 2015, we retrospectively research adult patients with refractory focal epilepsy, drop attacks and GPFA on EEG...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Neurology
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