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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920283/what-can-we-do-for-people-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy-the-2016-wartenberg-lecture
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Jerome Engel
Treatment goals for epilepsy are no seizures, no side effects, as soon as possible, but these goals are too often unmet. Approximately 1 million people in the United States continue to have seizures despite adequate treatment with antiseizure drugs, representing 40% of those with epilepsy, and 80% of the cost of epilepsy. Drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) can be associated with developmental delay in infants and young children, and severe disability and morbidity in older children and adults, as well as a mortality rate 5-10 times that of the general population...
December 6, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916860/novel-pigt-variant-in-two-brothers-expansion-of-the-multiple-congenital-anomalies-hypotonia-seizures-syndrome-3-phenotype
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Nadia Skauli, Sean Wallace, Samuel C C Chiang, Tuva Barøy, Asbjørn Holmgren, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Yenan T Bryceson, Petter Strømme, Eirik Frengen, Doriana Misceo
Biallelic PIGT variants were previously reported in seven patients from three families with Multiple Congenital Anomalies-Hypotonia Seizures Syndrome 3 (MCAHS3), characterized by epileptic encephalopathy, hypotonia, global developmental delay/intellectual disability, cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, craniofacial dysmorphisms, and skeletal, ophthalmological, cardiac, and genitourinary abnormalities. We report a novel homozygous PIGT missense variant c.1079G>T (p.Gly360Val) in two brothers with several of the typical features of MCAHS3, but in addition, pyramidal tract neurological signs...
November 29, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916450/dramatic-response-after-functional-hemispherectomy-in-a-patient-with-epileptic-encephalopathy-carrying-a-de-novo-col4a1-mutation
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Naomi Hino-Fukuyo, Atsuo Kikuchi, Masaki Iwasaki, Yuko Sato, Yuki Kubota, Tomoko Kobayashi, Tojo Nakayama, Kazuhiro Haginoya, Natsuko Arai-Ichinoi, Tetsuya Niihori, Ryo Sato, Tasuku Suzuki, Hiroki Kudo, Ryo Funayama, Keiko Nakayama, Yoko Aoki, Shigeo Kure
We describe the first case of a successful functional hemispherectomy in a patient with epileptic encephalopathy and a de novo collagen type IV alpha 1 (COL4A1) mutation. A 4-year-old girl was COL4A1 mutation-positive and suffered from drug-resistant epilepsy, hemiplegia, and developmental delay. Magnetic resonance imaging detected no porencephaly, and she had no cataract or renal abnormality. Following a presurgical evaluation for epilepsy, she underwent a functional hemispherectomy. She has been seizure free with no intracranial hemorrhage or other perioperative complications...
December 1, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913086/punctate-white-matter-lesions-in-full-term-infants-with-neonatal-seizures-associated-with-slc13a5-mutations
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Lauren C Weeke, Eva Brilstra, Kees P Braun, Evelien Zonneveld-Huijssoon, Gajja S Salomons, Bobby P Koeleman, Koen L van Gassen, Henrica L van Straaten, Dana Craiu, Linda S de Vries
INTRODUCTION: Early-onset epileptic encephalopathy caused by biallelic SLC13A5 mutations is characterized by seizure onset in the first days of life, refractory epilepsy and developmental delay. Little detailed information about the brain MRI features is available in these patients. METHODS: Observational study describing the neuro-imaging findings in eight patients (five families) with mutations in the SLC13A5 gene. Seven infants had an MRI in the neonatal period, two had a follow-up MRI at the age of 6 and 18 months and one only at 13 months...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903293/personalized-medicine-approach-confirms-a-milder-case-of-abat-deficiency
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A Besse, A K Petersen, J V Hunter, V Appadurai, S R Lalani, P E Bonnen
ABAT deficiency (OMIM 613163) is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by recessive variants in the gene 4-aminobutyric acid transaminase (ABAT), which is responsible for both the catalysis of GABA and maintenance of nucleoside pools in the mitochondria. To date, only a few patients have been reported worldwide. Their clinical presentation has been remarkably consistent with primary features of severe psychomotor retardation, encephalopathy, hypotonia, and infantile-onset refractory epilepsy. We report a new case of ABAT deficiency that marks an important departure from previous clinical findings...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900360/scn8a-mutation-in-a-child-presenting-with-seizures-and-developmental-delays
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Janet Malcolmson, Robert Kleyner, David Tegay, Whit Adams, Kenneth Ward, Justine Coppinger, Lesa Nelson, Miriam H Meisler, Kai Wang, Reid Robison, Gholson J Lyon
The SCN8A gene encodes the sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8. Mutations in this gene have been associated with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 13. With the use of whole-exome sequencing, a de novo missense mutation in SCN8A was identified in a 4-yr-old female who initially exhibited symptoms of epilepsy at the age of 5 mo that progressed to a severe condition with very little movement, including being unable to sit or walk on her own.
November 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895691/prognostic-factors-of-neurological-outcomes-in-late-preterm-and-term-infants-with-perinatal-asphyxia
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Sun Young Seo, Gyu Hong Shim, Myoung Jae Chey, Su Jeong You
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify prognostic factors of neurological outcomes, including developmental delay, cerebral palsy and epilepsy in late-preterm and term infants with perinatal asphyxia. METHODS: All late-preterm and term infants with perinatal asphyxia or hypoxic-ischemic insults who admitted the neonatal intensive care unit of Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital between 2006 and 2014 and were followed up for at least 2 years were included in this retrospective study...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891785/editorial-brain-malformation-surveillance-in-the-zika-era
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EDITORIAL
Edwin Trevathan
The current surveillance systems for congenital microcephaly are necessary to monitor the impact of Zika virus (ZIKV) on the developing human brain, as well as the ZIKV prevention efforts. However, these congenital microcephaly surveillance systems are insufficient. Abnormalities of neuronal differentiation, development and migration may occur among infants with normal head circumference who have intrauterine exposure to ZIKV. Therefore, surveillance for congenital microcephaly does not ascertain many of the infants seriously impacted by congenital ZIKV infection...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889060/autosomal-recessive-mutations-in-ap3b2-adaptor-related-protein-complex-3-beta-2-subunit-cause-an-early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy-with-optic-atrophy
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Mirna Assoum, Christophe Philippe, Bertrand Isidor, Laurence Perrin, Periklis Makrythanasis, Neal Sondheimer, Caroline Paris, Jessica Douglas, Gaetan Lesca, Stylianos Antonarakis, Hanan Hamamy, Thibaud Jouan, Yannis Duffourd, Stéphane Auvin, Aline Saunier, Amber Begtrup, Catherine Nowak, Nicolas Chatron, Dorothée Ville, Kamiar Mireskandari, Paolo Milani, Philippe Jonveaux, Guylène Lemeur, Mathieu Milh, Masano Amamoto, Mitsuhiro Kato, Mitsuko Nakashima, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto, Amira Masri, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, Laurence Faivre, Julien Thevenon
Early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (EOEE) represents a heterogeneous group of severe disorders characterized by seizures, interictal epileptiform activity with a disorganized electroencephalography background, developmental regression or retardation, and onset before 1 year of age. Among a cohort of 57 individuals with epileptic encephalopathy, we ascertained two unrelated affected individuals with EOEE associated with developmental impairment and autosomal-recessive variants in AP3B2 by means of whole-exome sequencing...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882480/phenotype-biochemical-features-genotype-and-treatment-outcome-of-pyridoxine-dependent-epilepsy
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Amal Al Teneiji, Theodora U J Bruun, Dawn Cordeiro, Jaina Patel, Michal Inbar-Feigenberg, Shelly Weiss, Eduard Struys, Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu
We report treatment outcome of eleven patients with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy caused by pathogenic variants in ALDH7A1 (PDE-ALDH7A1). We developed a clinical severity score to compare phenotype with biochemical features, genotype and delays in the initiation of pyridoxine. Clinical severity score included 1) global developmental delay/ intellectual disability; 2) age of seizure onset prior to pyridoxine; 3) current seizures on treatment. Phenotype scored 1-3 = mild; 4-6 = moderate; and 7-9 = severe...
November 23, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876397/efficacy-of-sodium-channel-blockers-in-scn2a-early-infantile-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Robertino Dilena, Pasquale Striano, Elena Gennaro, Laura Bassi, Sara Olivotto, Laura Tadini, Fabio Mosca, Sergio Barbieri, Federico Zara, Monica Fumagalli
BACKGROUND: Recent clinical evidence supports a targeted therapeutic approach for genetic epileptic encephalopathies based on the molecular dysfunction. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: A 2-day-old male infant presented with epileptic encephalopathy characterized by burst-suppression EEG background and tonic-clonic migrating partial seizures. The condition was refractory to phenobarbital, pyridoxine, pyridoxal phosphate and levetiracetam, but a dramatic response to an intravenous loading dose of phenytoin was documented by video-EEG monitoring...
November 19, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875746/de-novo-and-inherited-scn8a-epilepsy-mutations-detected-by-gene-panel-analysis
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Kameryn M Butler, Cristina da Silva, Yuval Shafir, James D Weisfeld-Adams, John J Alexander, Madhuri Hegde, Andrew Escayg
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of pathogenic SCN8A variants in a cohort of epilepsy patients referred for clinical genetic testing. We also investigated the contribution of SCN8A to autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and neuromuscular disorders in individuals referred for clinical genetic testing at the same testing laboratory. METHODS: Sequence data from 275 epilepsy panels screened by Emory Genetics Laboratory were reviewed for variants in SCN8A...
November 6, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861786/infantile-spasms-and-encephalopathy-without-preceding-neonatal-seizures-caused-by-kcnq2-r198q-a-gain-of-function-variant
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John J Millichap, Francesco Miceli, Michela De Maria, Cynthia Keator, Nishtha Joshi, Baouyen Tran, Maria Virginia Soldovieri, Paolo Ambrosino, Vandana Shashi, Mohamad A Mikati, Edward C Cooper, Maurizio Taglialatela
Variants in KCNQ2 encoding for Kv 7.2 neuronal K(+) channel subunits lead to a spectrum of neonatal-onset epilepsies, ranging from self-limiting forms to severe epileptic encephalopathy. Most KCNQ2 pathogenic variants cause loss-of-function, whereas few increase channel activity (gain-of-function). We herein provide evidence for a new phenotypic and functional profile in KCNQ2-related epilepsy: infantile spasms without prior neonatal seizures associated with a gain-of-function gene variant. With use of an international registry, we identified four unrelated patients with the same de novo heterozygous KCNQ2 c...
November 9, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860360/homozygous-variants-in-pyrroline-5-carboxylate-reductase-2-pycr2-in-patients-with-progressive-microcephaly-and-hypomyelinating-leukodystrophy
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Linyan Meng, Taraka Donti, Fan Xia, Zhiyv Niu, Aisha Al Shamsi, Jozef Hertecant, Fatma Al-Jasmi, James B Gibson, Honey Nagakura, Jing Zhang, Weimin He, Christine Eng, Yaping Yang, Sarah H Elsea
Pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 2, encoded by PYCR2, is one of the three homologous enzymes that catalyze the last step of proline synthesis. Homozygous variants in PYCR2 have been reported in patients from multiple consanguineous families with hypomyelinating leukodystrophy 10 (HLD10) (MIM: 616420). Here, we report five additional patients from three families with homozygous nonsense or missense variants in PYCR2, identified through clinical exome sequencing. All patients presented with postnatally acquired microcephaly, moderate to profound global developmental delay, and failure to thrive...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856333/novel-homozygous-missense-mutation-in-aldh7a1-causes-neonatal-pyridoxine-dependent-epilepsy
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Emanuele G Coci, Luca Codutti, Christian Fink, Sophie Bartsch, Gunnar Grüning, Thomas Lücke, Ingo Kurth, Joachim Riedel
Pyridoxine dependent epilepsy (PDE) (OMIM#266100) is a neonatal form of epilepsy, caused by dysfunction of the enzyme α-aminoadipic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH7A1 or Antiquitin). This enzyme converts α-aminoadipic semialdehyde (α-AASA) into α-aminoadipate (AAA), a critical step in the lysine metabolism of the brain. ALDH7A1 dysfunction causes an accumulation of α-AASA and δ(1)-piperideine-6-carboxylic acid (P6C), which are in equilibrium with each other. P6C binds and inactivates pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), the active form of pyridoxine...
November 14, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830119/the-first-mongolian-cases-of-phenylketonuria-in-selective-screening-of-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
#16
Jamiyan Purevsuren, Baasandai Bolormaa, Chogdon Narantsetseg, Renchindorj Batsolongo, Ochirbat Enkhchimeg, Munkhuu Bayalag, Yuki Hasegawa, Haruo Shintaku, SeijiYamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are rare genetic disorders in which a single gene defect causes a clinically significant block in a metabolic pathway. Clinical problems arise due to either accumulation of substrates that are toxic or interfere with normal function, or deficiency of the products that are used to synthesize essential compounds. There is no report of screening results or confirmed cases of IEM in Mongolia. Only pilot study of newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism was implemented in Mongolia, where the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is calculated to be 1:3057 in Mongolia...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823948/amelioration-of-intractable-epilepsy-by-adjunct-vagus-nerve-stimulation-therapy-in-a-girl-with-a-cdkl5-mutation
#17
Shimpei Baba, Yuji Sugawara, Kengo Moriyama, Motoki Inaji, Taketoshi Maehara, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Tomohiro Morio
We report the case of on an 8-year-old girl with a cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 mutation and who underwent vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy for 2years. She had developed epilepsy at the age of 6months and had severe developmental delays. Initially, she had tonic and tonic-clonic seizures; however, around the age of 5years, she also developed epileptic spasms. These seizures were never completely controlled by conventional medical treatments. At the age of 7, after VNS initiation, her seizure frequency markedly reduced, and abnormal electrical activities on her electroencephalography tests strikingly decreased...
November 4, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816614/developmental-exposure-to-an-environmental-pcb-mixture-delays-the-propagation-of-electrical-kindling-from-the-amygdala
#18
Suren B Bandara, Renee N Sadowski, Susan L Schantz, Mary E Gilbert
Developmental PCB exposure impairs hearing and induces brainstem audiogenic seizures in adult offspring. The degree to which this enhanced susceptibility to seizure is manifest in other brain regions has not been examined. Thus, electrical kindling of the amygdala was used to evaluate the effect of developmental exposure to an environmentally relevant PCB mixture on seizure susceptibility in the rat. Female Long-Evans rats were dosed orally with 0 or 6mg/kg/day of the PCB mixture dissolved in corn oil vehicle 4 weeks prior to mating and continued through gestation and up until postnatal day (PND) 21...
November 2, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807845/microcephaly-intractable-seizures-and-developmental-delay-caused-by-biallelic-variants-in-tbcd-further-delineation-of-a-new-chaperone-mediated-tubulinopathy
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Ben Pode-Shakked, Hila Barash, Limor Ziv, Karen W Gripp, Elisabetta Flex, Ortal Barel, Karen S Carvalho, Mena Scavina, Giovanni Chillemi, Marcello Niceta, Eran Eyal, Nitzan Kol, Bruria Ben-Zeev, Omer Bar-Yosef, Dina Marek-Yagel, Enrico Bertini, Angela L Duker, Yair Anikster, Marco Tartaglia, Annick Raas-Rothschild
Microtubule dynamics play a crucial role in neuronal development and function, and several neurodevelopmental disorders have been linked to mutations in genes encoding tubulins and functionally related proteins. Most recently, variants in the tubulin cofactor D (TBCD) gene, which encodes one of the five co-chaperones required for assembly and disassembly of α/β-tubulin heterodimer, were reported to underlie a recessive neurodevelopmental/neurodegenerative disorder. We report on five patients from three unrelated families, who presented with microcephaly, intellectual disability, intractable seizures, optic nerve pallor/atrophy, and cortical atrophy with delayed myelination and thinned corpus callosum on brain imaging...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806796/-dynamin-1-related-infantile-spasms-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
X L Deng, F Yin, C L Zhang, Y P Ma, F He, L W Wu, J Peng
Objective: To analyze the clinical and gene mutation characteristics of dynamin-1 (DNM1)-related infantile spasms. Method: Clinical, laboratory and genetic data of one case of DNM1-related infantile spasms diagnosed by Xiangya Hospital in September 2015 were analyzed.Through taking "Dynamin-1" "DNM1" as key words to search at CNKI, Wanfang, PubMed and OMIM to date (April 2016), the clinical characteristics of 9 reported cases of DNM1-related epileptic encephalopathy in international literature with our case were reviewed...
November 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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