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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149668/parental-knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-epilepsy-a-study-from-jordan
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Amira Masri, Samah Aburahma, Aisha Khasawneh, Abdelkarim Al Qudah, Omar Nafi, Miral Al Momani, Faisal Khatib
PURPOSE: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of parents whose children were diagnosed with epilepsy. METHODS: Cross-sectional questionnaire based study of parents who accompanied their children with epilepsy to the child neurology clinics at three university hospitals in Jordan. RESULTS: Most parents (427, 90.3%) knew that epilepsy is not related to a psychiatric disease. Approximately half of the parents (245, 51.8%) used the internet as their source of knowledge, and most used Arabic websites...
November 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130289/development-and-pilot-testing-of-a-parent-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-measure-for-children-on-the-ketogenic-diet-the-ketoqol
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Katie Barwick, Tamara Parker, Nicole Murphy, Alwyn Todd, Michael Leveritt, Shelley A Wilkinson
AIM: The aim of the present study was to develop a parent-reported tool that will measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children following ketogenic diet (KD) therapies for refractory epilepsy once it has been pilot tested and analysed. METHODS: Parents of children following KD therapies for epilepsy were recruited through a public hospital in Queensland, Australia, in 2012 and 2014. Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted in 2012 with 13 parents who described changes seen in their child's HRQoL while on the KD...
November 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127595/neurological-manifestations-of-congenital-zika-virus-infection
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Tania Saad, Alessandra Augusta PennaeCosta, Fernanda Veiga de Góes, Marcela de Freitas, Julia Valeriano de Almeida, Lúcio José de Santa Ignêz, Ana Paula Amancio, Renata Joviano Alvim, Ludmilla Athayde Antunes Kramberger
INTRODUCTION: In 2015, it was observed a rise in the number of microcephalic newborns associated with a history of non-specific febrile sickness and rash during pregnancy in Brazil. Since then, microcephaly has emerged as a public health concern. A few months after, the causal relation between congenital microcephaly and the Zika virus was discovered. Zika virus, an arbovirus, is a new TORCH member that leads to congenital infection through vertical transmission and harms the developing brain, disrupting synaptogenesis, and causing other central nervous system lesions...
November 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126702/delay-in-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery-a-caregiver-s-perspective
#4
Alice Shen, Kara T Quaid, Brenda E Porter
The timing of epilepsy surgery is complex, and there is not a structured pathway to help families decide whether to continue medical management or pursue surgical treatment. We surveyed caregivers of pediatric epilepsy surgery patients. Fifty-eight respondents answered the majority of questions. Thirty caregivers wished their child had undergone epilepsy surgery earlier compared with twenty who felt surgery was done at the appropriate time, and eight were unsure. In retrospect, caregivers who wished their child's surgery had been performed sooner had a significantly longer duration of epilepsy prior to the surgery [44...
November 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101630/biotin-thiamin-responsive-basal-ganglia-disease-in-siblings
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Vykuntaraju K Gowda, Varunvenkat M Srinivasan, Maya Bhat, Naveen Benakappa
Biotin Thiamine responsive Basal Ganglia Disease (BTBGD) is a rare treatable autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by mutations in SLC19A3 gene. It usually presents with encephalopathy and dystonia; if not treated, can progress to quadriparesis and death. Two Indian siblings born to a consanguineous marriage presented with regression of milestones, epilepsy and dystonia. Neuroimaging showed signal changes in basal ganglia and thalami. Genetic testing showed a homozygous missense substitution p.Gly23Val (c...
November 4, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099542/chloral-hydrate-as-a-sedating-agent-for-neurodiagnostic-procedures-in-children
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REVIEW
Choong Yi Fong, Chee Geap Tay, Lai Choo Ong, Nai Ming Lai
BACKGROUND: Paediatric neurodiagnostic investigations, including brain neuroimaging and electroencephalography (EEG), play an important role in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The use of an appropriate sedative agent is important to ensure the successful completion of the neurodiagnostic procedures, particularly in children, who are usually unable to remain still throughout the procedure. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and adverse effects of chloral hydrate as a sedative agent for non-invasive neurodiagnostic procedures in children...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095321/burden-of-seizure-clusters-on-patients-with-epilepsy-and-caregivers-survey-of-patient-caregiver-and-clinician-perspectives
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Patricia E Penovich, Janice Buelow, Kathy Steinberg, Joseph Sirven, James Wheless
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the burden of seizure clusters (SC) on patients and caregivers, a large internet-based survey was conducted. METHODS: The Seizure Cluster Burden of Illness US Survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of The Epilepsy Foundation in September 2014. Respondents included adult patients 18 years and above with epilepsy or a seizure disorder who had experienced SC in the past year (defined as ≥2 seizures within 24 h outside the patient's typical seizure pattern), caregivers providing current care for a patient with SC (adult or child), and clinicians (neurologists, epileptologists) who treat adult or pediatric patients...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069568/surgery-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy-in-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rekha Dwivedi, Bhargavi Ramanujam, P Sarat Chandra, Savita Sapra, Sheffali Gulati, Mani Kalaivani, Ajay Garg, Chandra S Bal, Madhavi Tripathi, Sada N Dwivedi, Rajesh Sagar, Chitra Sarkar, Manjari Tripathi
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical treatment may improve seizures in children and adolescents with drug-resistant epilepsy, but additional data are needed from randomized trials. METHODS: In this single-center trial, we randomly assigned 116 patients who were 18 years of age or younger with drug-resistant epilepsy to undergo brain surgery appropriate to the underlying cause of epilepsy along with appropriate medical therapy (surgery group, 57 patients) or to receive medical therapy alone (medical-therapy group, 59 patients)...
October 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037447/a-quinidine-non-responsive-novel-kcnt1-mutation-in-an-indian-infant-with-epilepsy-of-infancy-with-migrating-focal-seizures
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Priyanka Madaan, Prashant Jauhari, Aparajita Gupta, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Sheffali Gulati
Epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures {a.k.a malignant migrating partial seizures of infancy (MMPSI)} is an uncommon epileptic encephalopathy with a poor prognosis. Migrating focal seizures with autonomic features, developmental stagnation and refractoriness to treatment are its key features. It is caused by genetic defects in various ion channels, most common being sodium activated potassium channel (KCNT1), found in up to 50% of cases. With advent of genetic diagnosis and precision medicine, many targeted therapies have been identified...
October 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026562/developmental-progression-of-intellectual-disability-autism-and-epilepsy-in-a-child-with-an-iqsec2-gene-mutation
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Rachelle Zipper, Sherri D Baine, Jacob Genizi, Hen Maoz, Nina S Levy, Andrew P Levy
The neurodevelopmental progression of a school-aged child with a spontaneous IQSEC2 mutation has demonstrated apparent regression of milestones and language. Seizures associated with the disorder have been refractory to medical treatment. Late treatment of autism in this child has led to improved social skills.
October 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023907/siblings-caring-roles-in-families-with-a-child-with-epilepsy
#11
Michelle Webster
Despite large amounts of care for chronic conditions being provided within the family, information regarding the extent to which siblings contribute to informal care practices in families where a child has a chronic condition is limited. This article draws on multiple perspective data from 24 families that had a child with epilepsy. In doing so, the article illustrates siblings' significant contribution to caring for their brother or sister and further develops the alert assistant concept. Two additional distinct caring roles that the siblings took on are also outlined - the substitute parent and parenting assistant roles...
October 11, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986982/eeg-for-children-with-complex-febrile-seizures
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REVIEW
Pankaj B Shah, Saji James, S Elayaraja
BACKGROUND: Febrile seizures can be classified as simple or complex. Complex febrile seizures are associated with fever that lasts longer than 15 minutes, occur more than once within 24 hours, and are confined to one side of the child's body. It is common in some countries for doctors to recommend an electroencephalograph (EEG) for children with complex febrile seizures. A limited evidence base is available to support the use of EEG and its timing after complex febrile seizures among children...
October 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982711/sudden-death-after-febrile-seizure-case-report-cerebral-suppression-precedes-severe-bradycardia
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Kenneth A Myers, Robyn E McPherson, Robin Clegg, Jeffrey Buchhalter
A 20-month-old girl with a complex chromosomal disorder had first presentation of febrile status epilepticus and was admitted to the hospital. Two days after her initial seizure, she died suddenly and unexpectedly during a video EEG monitoring study. An advanced analysis of the physiologic changes in the hours and minutes leading up to death was undertaken. The electrocardiography over the last 19 minutes of life was reviewed, and the R-R intervals were manually measured. Heart rate variability was assessed through calculation of the SD of the R-R intervals and the root mean square of successive differences over successive 100 beat periods...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969879/intravenous-immunoglobulin-as-a-treatment-for-intractable-epilepsy-secondary-to-focal-cortical-dysplasia-a-meta-analysis
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Fatema Al Amrani, Roy Dudley, Luis E Bello-Espinosa, Bernard Rosenblatt, Myriam Srour, Guillaume Sébire
BACKGROUND: The observation of a dramatic response to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) by a child from our center with intractable epilepsy due to focal cortical dysplasia prompted us to perform a meta-analysis on the efficiency of IVIG in this condition. Focal cortical dysplasia is a common cause of intractable epilepsy. Microglial activation and upregulation of neuroinflammatory pathways have been documented in brain specimen from surgically treated patients with intractable epilepsy and focal cortical dysplasia...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965695/-evaluating-a-child-after-a-febrile-seizure-insights-on-three-important-issues
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S Auvin, M Antonios, G Benoist, M-A Dommergues, F Corrard, V Gajdos, C Gras Leguen, E Launay, A Salaün, L Titomanlio, L Vallée, M Milh
Febrile seizures (FS) are the most common seizures seen in the paediatric population in the out-of-hospital and emergency department settings, and they account for the majority of seizures seen in children younger than 5 years old. An FS is a seizure accompanied by fever, without central nervous system infection, occurring in children between 6 months and 5 years old. Five criteria have been used and taught to classify any FS as simple or complex FS. These factors do not bear the same significance for clinical practice, in particular, the decision to perform a lumbar puncture for cerebrospinal fluid analysis to rule out an intracranial infection...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958403/severe-neutropenia-and-anemia-in-a-child-with-epilepsy-and-copper-deficiency-on-a-ketogenic-diet
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Houman Rashidian, Y M Christiana Liu, Michael T Geraghty, Jeff Kobayashi, Elizabeth J Donner, Robert J Klaassen
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August 24, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949013/seizures-syndromes-and-etiologies-in-childhood-epilepsy-the-international-league-against-epilepsy-1981-1989-and-2017-classifications-used-in-a-population-based-cohort
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Kari Modalsli Aaberg, Pål Surén, Camilla Lund Søraas, Inger Johanne Bakken, Morten I Lossius, Camilla Stoltenberg, Richard Chin
OBJECTIVE: The study provides updated information about the distribution of seizures, epilepsies, and etiologies of epilepsy in the general child population, and compares the old and new classification systems from the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). METHODS: The study platform was the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Cases of epilepsy were identified through registry linkages and sequential parental questionnaires. Epilepsy diagnoses were validated using a standardized protocol, and seizures, epilepsies, and etiologies were classified according to the old (ILAE 1981/1989) and new (ILAE 2017) classifications...
November 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941881/historical-evolution-of-ideas-on-eclampsia-preeclampsia-a-proposed-optimistic-view-of-preeclampsia
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Pierre-Yves Robillard, Gustaaf Dekker, Gérard Chaouat, Marco Scioscia, Silvia Iacobelli, Thomas C Hulsey
Eclampsia (together with epilepsy) being the first disease ever written down since the beginning of writings in mankind 5000 years ago, we will make a brief presentation of the different major steps in comprehension of Pre-eclampsia. 1) 1840. Rayer, description of proteinuria in eclampsia, 2) 1897 Vaquez, discovery of gestational hypertension in eclamptic women, 3) In the 1970's, description of the "double" trophoblastic invasion existing only in humans (Brosens & Pijnenborg,), 4) between the 1970's and the 1990's, description of preeclampsia being a couple disease...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929415/pediatric-neurocysticercosis
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REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Neurocysticercosis is the most common helminth infection of nervous system in humans caused by the encysted larvae of Taenia solium. It is a major cause of epilepsy in tropical areas and the most common cause of focal-onset seizures in North Indian children. Children with neurocysticercosis have pleomorphic manifestations depending on the location, number and viability of the cysts and host response. In endemic areas, neurocysticercosis should be clinically suspected in any child with recent-onset seizures, headache or focal motor deficits where there is no other suggestion of an underlying neurological disorder...
September 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917203/cognitive-behavioral-correlates-of-proxy-reports-on-cognitive-capabilities-in-pediatric-patients-with-epilepsy
#20
Christoph Helmstaedter, Renata Vaz Pandolfo, Christian Hoppe, Juri-Alexander Witt
PURPOSE: To validate the Cognitive Problems in Children and Adolescents Questionnaire (KOPKIJ, German: Kognitive Probleme bei Kindern und Jugendlichen), a proxy report measure for recognizing cognitive problems in pediatric patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Anonymized data sets from 279 pediatric epilepsy patients were standardized in regard to the KOPKIJ results of 352 healthy children and adolescents. The KOPKIJ was related to objective routine neuropsychological assessment (NPY), and to two subjective measures, the Child Behavior Checklist questionnaire (CBCL), a proxy rating by the parents, and a questionnaire for self-perceived health-related quality of life in children and adolescents (KINDL)...
October 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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