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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910087/menstrual-migraine-and-treatment-options-review
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REVIEW
Kasra Maasumi, Stewart J Tepper, Jennifer S Kriegler
OBJECTIVE: A review of treatment options for menstrual migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine affects ∼30 million people in the US. A subset of female migraineurs have migraines that are mainly associated with menstruation. Menstrual migraine (MM) is divided into pure MM and menstrually related migraine. Pure MM attacks occur only with menstruation and have a prevalence of 1%. Menstrually related migraine has a prevalence of 6-7%, and occurs both during menstruation as well as during the rest of the cycle...
December 2, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908611/entorhinal-principal-neurons-mediate-brain-stimulation-treatments-for-epilepsy
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Zhenghao Xu, Yi Wang, Bin Chen, Cenglin Xu, Xiaohua Wu, Ying Wang, Shihong Zhang, Weiwei Hu, Shuang Wang, Yi Guo, Xiangnan Zhang, Jianhong Luo, Shumin Duan, Zhong Chen
Brain stimulation is an alternative treatment for epilepsy. However, the neuronal circuits underlying its mechanisms remain obscure. We found that optogenetic activation (1Hz) of entorhinal calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II α (CaMKIIα)-positive neurons, but not GABAergic neurons, retarded hippocampal epileptogenesis and reduced hippocampal seizure severity, similar to that of entorhinal low-frequency electrical stimulation (LFES). Optogenetic inhibition of entorhinal CaMKIIα-positive neurons blocked the antiepileptic effect of LFES...
November 23, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908278/comparison-of-predictors-of-hip-fracture-and-mortality-after-hip-fracture-in-community-dwellers-with-and-without-alzheimer-s-disease-exposure-matched-cohort-study
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Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Heidi Taipale, Antti Tanskanen, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen
BACKGROUND: Dementia, with Alzheimer's disease (AD) being the most common form, is a major hip fracture risk factor, but currently it is not known whether the same factors predict hip fracture among persons with and without dementia/AD. We compared the predictors of hip fracture and mortality after hip fracture in persons with and without AD. METHODS: An exposure-matched cohort of all community-dwellers of Finland who received a new clinically verified AD diagnosis in 2005-2011 and had no history of previous hip fracture (N = 67,072) and an age, sex, and region-matched cohort of persons without AD (N = 67,072)...
December 1, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907839/influence-of-picolinic-acid-on-seizure-susceptibility-in-mice
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Anna Cioczek-Czuczwar, Piotr Czuczwar, Waldemar Andrzej Turski, Jolanta Parada-Turska
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of drug resistance in epilepsy remains unknown. Picolinic acid (PIC) is an endogenous metabolite of the kynurenine pathway and a chelating agent added to dietary supplements. Both inhibitory and excitatory properties of PIC were reported. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of exogenously applied PIC upon the electroconvulsive threshold and the activity of chemical convulsants in eight models of epilepsy in mice. METHODS: All experiments were performed on adult male Swiss albino mice...
October 12, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903764/epilepsy-and-music-practical-notes
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REVIEW
M Maguire
Music processing occurs via a complex network of activity far beyond the auditory cortices. This network may become sensitised to music or may be recruited as part of a temporal lobe seizure, manifesting as either musicogenic epilepsy or ictal musical phenomena. The idea that sound waves may directly affect brain waves has led researchers to explore music as therapy for epilepsy. There is limited and low quality evidence of an antiepileptic effect with the Mozart Sonata K.448. We do not have a pathophysiological explanation for the apparent dichotomous effect of music on seizures...
November 30, 2016: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903560/commonly-prescribed-drugs-associate-with-cognitive-function-a-cross-sectional-study-in-uk-biobank
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Alejo J Nevado-Holgado, Chi-Hun Kim, Laura Winchester, John Gallacher, Simon Lovestone
OBJECTIVE: To investigate medications associated with cognitive function. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING: UK Biobank. PARTICIPANTS: UK Biobank participants aged 37-73 years who completed cognitive tests at the baseline visit in 2006-2010. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cognitive test outcomes on verbal-numerical reasoning test (n=165 493), memory test (n=482 766) and reaction time test (n=496 813)...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900948/prediction-of-antiepileptic-drug-treatment-outcomes-using-machine-learning
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Sinisa Colic, Robert G Wither, Min Lang, Liang Zhang, James H Eubanks, Berj L Bardakjian
OBJECTIVE: Antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments produce inconsistent outcomes, often necessitating patients to go through several drug trials until a successful treatment can be found. This study proposes the use of machine learning techniques to predict epilepsy treatment outcomes of commonly used AEDs. APPROACH: Machine learning algorithms were trained and evaluated using features obtained from intracranial electroencephalogram (iEEG) recordings of the epileptiform discharges observed in Mecp2-deficient mouse model of the Rett Syndrome...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896804/antiepileptic-drugs-and-hyponatremia-in-older-adults-two-population-based-cohort-studies
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Sonja Gandhi, Eric McArthur, Muhammad M Mamdani, Daniel G Hackam, Richard S McLachlan, Matthew A Weir, Jorge G Burneo, Amit X Garg
OBJECTIVE: To examine the 30-day risk of hospitalization with hyponatremia associated with carbamazepine, valproic acid (V), phenytoin (P), or topiramate (T) use compared to nonuse in the outpatient setting among older adults. METHODS: We conducted two population-based, retrospective cohort studies in Ontario, Canada, between 2003 and 2015 using administrative health care databases of older adults. The first study compared carbamazepine users to a propensity-score matched group of antiepileptic drug nonusers, whereas the second compared V-P-T users to a propensity-score matched group of antiepileptic nonusers...
November 29, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894698/dual-effects-of-eugenol-on-the-neuronal-excitability-an-in-vitro-study
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Jafar Vatanparast, Samira Khalili, Maryam Naseh
Besides its well-known actions on sensory afferents, eugenol also affects general excitability of the nervous system, but the mechanisms involved in the recent effect, especially through modulation of ion channels, have received much less attention. In this study, we studied the effects of eugenol on the excitability of central neurons of land snail Caucasotachea atrolabiata and tried to elucidate the underlying ionic mechanisms. The lower concentration of eugenol (0.5mM) reversibly reduced the frequency of spontaneous action potentials that was associated with elevation of threshold, reduction of maximum slope of rising phase and prolongation of actin potentials...
November 25, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893511/continuous-infusion-antiepileptic-medications-for-refractory-status-epilepticus-a-review-for-nurses
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Adam L Wiss, Michael Samarin, Jacob Marler, G Morgan Jones
Status epilepticus requires treatment with emergent initial therapy with a benzodiazepine and urgent control therapy with an additional antiepileptic drug (AED) to terminate clinical and/or electrographic seizure activity. However, nearly one-third of patients will prove refractory to the aforementioned therapies and are prone to a higher degree of neuronal injury, resistance to pharmacotherapy, and death. Current guidelines for refractory status epilepticus (RSE) recommend initiating a continuous intravenous (CIV) anesthetic over bolus dosing with a different AED...
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891070/monoaminergic-mechanisms-in-epilepsy-may-offer-innovative-therapeutic-opportunity-for-monoaminergic-multi-target-drugs
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REVIEW
Dubravka Svob Strac, Nela Pivac, Ilse J Smolders, Wieslawa A Fogel, Philippe De Deurwaerdere, Giuseppe Di Giovanni
A large body of experimental and clinical evidence has strongly suggested that monoamines play an important role in regulating epileptogenesis, seizure susceptibility, convulsions, and comorbid psychiatric disorders commonly seen in people with epilepsy (PWE). However, neither the relative significance of individual monoamines nor their interaction has yet been fully clarified due to the complexity of these neurotransmitter systems. In addition, epilepsy is diverse, with many different seizure types and epilepsy syndromes, and the role played by monoamines may vary from one condition to another...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890484/25-years-of-advances-in-definition-classification-and-treatment-of-status-epilepticus
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Eugen Trinka, Reetta Kälviäinen
PURPOSE: Status epilepticus (SE) requires not only urgent symptomatic treatment with antiepileptic drugs but also rapid identification and treatment of its cause. This narrative review summarizes the most important advances in classification and treatment of SE. METHOD: Data sources included MEDLINE, EMBASE, ClinicalTrials.gov, and back tracking of references in pertinent studies, reviews, and books. RESULTS: SE is now defined as "a condition resulting either from the failure of the mechanisms responsible for seizure termination or from the initiation of mechanisms, which lead to abnormally, prolonged seizures (after time point t1)...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889834/antiepileptic-drug-use-in-italian-children-over-a-decade
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Daria Putignano, Antonio Clavenna, Rita Campi, Angela Bortolotti, Ida Fortino, Luca Merlino, Aglaia Vignoli, Maria Paola Canevini, Maurizio Bonati
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate prescription profiles of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and to assess hospitalizations and specialist visits in pediatric patients with epilepsy. METHODS: The data sources were administrative health databases of Italy's Lombardy Region, which collect prescriptions for drugs, diagnostic tests, specialist visits, and hospital discharge forms. All patients aged 0-16 years with at least seven AED (group N03A of the International Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification) prescriptions over two consecutive years between 2003 and 2010 were identified and classified as prevalent or incident cases (no prescriptions in two previous years)...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889457/a-study-of-oxidative-stress-and-the-newer-antiepileptic-drugs-in-epilepsy-associated-with-severe-motor-and-intellectual-disabilities
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Masahito Morimoto, Shigeko Satomura, Toshiaki Hashimoto, Shojiro Kyotani
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe motor and intellectual disabilities (SMID) are those who have both severe intellectual disabilities and severe physical disabilities. Intractable epilepsy is often associated with SMID. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between epilepsy associated with SMID and oxidative stress, and to clarify the safety and efficacy of the newer antiepileptic drugs (newer AEDs), lamotrigine and levetiracetam. METHODS: This study was conducted in 27 SMID patients with epilepsy who were treated with the newer AEDs...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889242/benign-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-clinical-cohort-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Amal AlQassmi, Jorge G Burneo, Richard S McLachlan, Seyed M Mirsattari
OBJECTIVE: We present a single-center retrospective study of benign mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (bMTLE) between 1995 and 2014. METHODS: Hospital records and clinic charts were reviewed. The clinical, Eelectroencephalographic (EEG), imaging features, and response to treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) were documented. Patients were included in this study if they were seizure-free for a minimum of 24months with or without an AED. RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients were identified...
November 23, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888155/significant-hla-class-i-type-associations-with-aromatic-antiepileptic-drug-aed-induced-sjs-ten-are-different-from-those-found-for-the-same-aed-induced-dress-in-the-spanish-population
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Elena Ramírez, Teresa Bellón, Hoi Y Tong, Alberto M Borobia, Francisco J de Abajo, Victoria Lerma, Miguel A Moreno Hidalgo, José L Castañer, Rosario Cabañas, Ana Fiandor, Jessica González-Ramos, Pedro Herranz, Lucía Cachafeiro, Carlos González-Herrada, Olga González, José A Aramburu, Olga Laosa, Rafael Hernández, Antonio J Carcas, Jesús Frías
Aromatic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are among the drugs most frequently involved in severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). This study investigated the associations between the genetic polymorphisms of HLA class-I and AED-induced SCARs in the Spanish population. HLA class-I genotypes were determined in AED (phenytoin[PHT],lamotrigine[LTG],carbamazepine[CBZ],phenobarbital[PB])-induced SJS/TEN (n=15) or DRESS (n=12) cases included in the Spanish SCAR registry, PIELenRed...
November 22, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886630/the-role-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Dag Aurlien, Leif Gjerstad, Erik Taubøll
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) primarily affects young adults and is the leading cause of death related directly to seizures. High frequency of generalized tonic-clonic seizures is the most important risk factor, and effective seizure protection is probably the most important measure to prevent these tragic deaths. For several years a potential role of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) has been discussed, but at present there is wide agreement that choice of AED therapy does not influence the risk. However, although it is well known that the efficacy and safety profiles of AEDs may differ significantly when used in the treatment of genetic epilepsy compared to symptomatic or cryptogenic epilepsy, this has generally been overlooked in epidemiologic studies of possible relationships between AEDs and SUDEP...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886333/association-between-the-polymorphisms-in-the-atp-binding-cassette-genes-abcb1-and-abcc2-and-the-risk-of-drug-resistant-epilepsy-in-a-chinese-han-population
#18
T Xue, Z N Lu
Epilepsy is a common disease of the nervous system; approximately 20-30% of all patients with epilepsy are reported resistant to antiepileptic drugs. ABCB1 and ABCC2 are members of ATP-binding cassette transporter (ABC) family that is involved in the excretion of antiepileptic drugs. In this case-control study, we have investigated the role of ABCB1 rs1045642 and rs2032582 and ABCC2 rs2273697 and rs717620 single nucleotide polymorphisms in antiepileptic drug-resistance in patients with epilepsy. A total of 254 patients with epilepsy (104 drug-resistant and 150 drug-responsive) were recruited from the People's Hospital of Wuhan University between March 2013 and April 2014...
November 25, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885946/epilepsy-surgery-in-patients-with-autism
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Malgosia A Kokoszka, Patricia E McGoldrick, Maite La Vega-Talbott, Hillary Raynes, Christina A Palmese, Steven M Wolf, Cynthia L Harden, Saadi Ghatan
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to report outcomes of epilepsy surgery in 56 consecutive patients with autism spectrum disorder. METHODS Medical records of 56 consecutive patients with autism who underwent epilepsy surgery were reviewed with regard to clinical characteristics, surgical management, postoperative seizure control, and behavioral changes. RESULTS Of the 56 patients with autism, 39 were male, 45 were severely autistic, 27 had a history of clinically significant levels of aggression and other disruptive behaviors, and 30 were considered nonverbal at baseline...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885637/the-glutamate-glutamine-cycle-in-epilepsy
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Tore Eid, Shaun E Gruenbaum, Roni Dhaher, Tih-Shih W Lee, Yun Zhou, Niels Christian Danbolt
Epilepsy is a complex, multifactorial disease characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures and an increased incidence of comorbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, cognitive dysfunction, and sudden unexpected death. About 70 million people worldwide are estimated to suffer from epilepsy, and up to one-third of all people with epilepsy are expected to be refractory to current medications. Development of more effective and specific antiepileptic interventions is therefore requisite. Perturbations in the brain's glutamate-glutamine cycle, such as increased extracellular levels of glutamate, loss of astroglial glutamine synthetase, and changes in glutaminase and glutamate dehydrogenase, are frequently encountered in patients with epilepsy...
2016: Advances in Neurobiology
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