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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145168/frontal-infraslow-activity-marks-the-motor-spasms-of-anti-lgi1-encephalitis
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Richard Wennberg, Claude Steriade, Robert Chen, Danielle Andrade
OBJECTIVE: The clinical and electrographic features of seizures in anti-LGI1 encephalitis are distinct from those seen in other autoimmune encephalitides or non-encephalitic epilepsies. One electroclinical phenomenon specific to the condition consists of lateralized motor spasms, known as faciobrachial dystonic seizures (FBDS). An electrodecremental pattern overriding a "DC shift" has been described as the EEG correlate of these spasms. We sought to further characterize this pre-spasm infraslow activity (ISA)...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139152/giant-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformation-as-the-focus-of-epileptic-seizures
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Mio Takayama, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late thirties was found in a supine position in the hallway of his house. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy at approximately 20 years old. Since stopping treatment, epileptic events occurred more frequently and his condition deteriorated in the past 2 years. Autopsy revealed that head injuries were found on the left side of his head. A fracture from the left parietal bone to the anterior cranial fossa was also detected. A subdural hemorrhage (hematoma) spanned a wide range. A subarachnoid hemorrhage was also identified in the left parietal region...
November 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119071/sporadic-meningioangiomatosis-a-series-of-three-pediatric-cases
#3
Raja Anand, Richard J Garling, Janet Poulik, Marko Sabolich, Dylan J Goodrich, Sandeep Sood, Carolyn A Harris, Abilash Haridas
Meningioangiomatosis (MA) is a rare benign, hamartomatous lesion within the leptomeninges and cerebral cortex. Three percent of intractable epileptic patients with tumor develop MA. It may be accompanied with neurofibromatosis type II, or it may occur sporadically. Three patients, age range of 2-16 years old, presented with episodes of seizure. The patients demonstrated no family history or stigmata of neurofibromatosis type II. Electroencephalogram (EEG) was unremarkable for epileptiform activity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed enhancing lesions within the frontal gyrus, the anterior cingulate gyrus, and the parietal lobe...
September 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115706/seizure-susceptible-brain-regions-in-glioblastoma-identification-of-patients-at-risk
#4
Nuria Cayuela, Marta Simó, Carles Majós, X Rifà-Ros, Jaime Gállego Pérez-Larraya, Pablo Ripollés, Noemí Vidal, Julia Miró, Francisco Gil, Miguel Gil-Gil, Gerard Plans, Francesc Graus, Jordi Bruna
BACKGROUND: The main aim of this study was to identify which glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients have a higher risk to present seizures during follow-up. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed GBM were reviewed (n=306), and classified in patients with (Group 1) and without (Group 2) seizures at onset. Group 2 was split into patients with seizures during follow-up (Group 2A) and patients who never had seizures (Group 2B). Anatomical location of GBM was identified and compared by voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (discovery set)...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106684/frontal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery-in-childhood-and-adolescence-predictors-of-long-term-seizure-freedom-overall-cognitive-and-adaptive-functioning
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Georgia Ramantani, Navah Ester Kadish, Hans Mayer, Constantin Anastasopoulos, Kathrin Wagner, Gitta Reuner, Karl Strobl, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Gert Wiegand, Armin Brandt, Rudolf Korinthenberg, Irina Mader, Vera van Velthoven, Josef Zentner, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Thomas Bast
BACKGROUND: Although frontal lobe resections account for one-third of intralobar resections in pediatric epilepsy surgery, there is a dearth of information regarding long-term seizure freedom, overall cognitive and adaptive functioning. OBJECTIVE: To identify outcome predictors and define the appropriate timing for surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 75 consecutive patients aged 10.0 ± 4.9 yr at surgery that had an 8...
July 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076466/-a-supraorbital-trans-eyebrow-approach-in-surgery-of-chiasmatic-sellar-and-anterior-cranial-fossa-tumors
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A G Alekseev, A A Pichugin, V I Danilov
OBJECTIVE: to analyze 31 resections of chiasmatic-sellar region (CSR) and anterior cranial fossa (ACF) tumors using the supraorbital trans-eyebrow approach (STA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed medical histories of 31 patients who underwent tumor resection using STA in the period between October 2013 and April 2017. We analyzed the age and gender of patients, size and location of the tumor, presence of a neurological deficit, vision and olfactory functions before and after surgery, surgery duration, amount of intraoperative blood loss, rate of frontal sinus trephination and nasal liquorrhea, hemorrhagic and ischemic complications after surgery, Simpson grade of tumor resection, patient's condition before and after surgery (Glasgow Outcome Scale and Karnofsky Scale), and degree of patient satisfaction with the cosmetic result of surgery...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056700/how-behavioral-changes-can-indicate-serious-cerebral-pathology-a-case-report-of-concomitant-olfactory-neuroblastoma-and-distemper-virus-encephalitis-in-a-swiss-shepherd-dog
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Dario Candini, Ilaria Biasato, Paulo Ricardo Dell'Armelina Rocha, Elena Grego, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Cristina Vercelli
Behavioral alterations in dogs are not easy to understand and cure. The situation is more difficult when an encephalitis due to Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a concomitant olfactory neuroblastoma are present. This case report deals with the story of a 5-year-old Swiss shepherd dog with behavioral changes, seizures, epistaxis and ataxia. Following clinical and laboratory exams, a suspected diagnosis of CDV infection was hypothesized, and a therapy based on Ω-interferon was administered. Every supporting therapy failed and the worsening of the clinical conditions led to the euthanasia of the patient...
August 28, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046471/-a-case-report-of-congenital-protein-c-deficiency-with-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-during-early-pregnancy-period
#8
Yusaku Maeda, Koichi Satoh, Tatsuya Haboshi, Mami Hanaoka, Kenji Shimada, Kazuhito Matsuzaki, Hajimu Miyake, Hitoshi Niki
A 35-year-old woman at eight weeks of gestation in her second pregnancy presented with generalized seizures. Magnetic resonance images revealed a small hemorrhagic infarction in the left frontal lobe, and magnetic resonance venography indicated cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. After hospitalization, anticoagulant therapy was continued, and a low protein C level was confirmed, which was also confirmed in both her mother and her sister. Follow-up magnetic resonance venography performed on day 27 confirmed that the cerebral venous sinuses had undergone recanalization...
October 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039017/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-complicated-by-seizures-a-retrospective-analysis-of-69-cases
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Du-Juan Sha, Jian Qian, Shuang-Shuang Gu, Lu-Na Wang, Fang Wang, Yun Xu
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare ischemic cerebrovascular disease. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to investigate the risk factors for complication of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis by seizures and to explore the impact of such seizures on clinical outcomes. Patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with or without epileptic seizures were retrospectively analyzed and compared in terms of clinical variables, causative factors, clinical presentation, and imaging data...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034451/cortical-light-scattering-during-interictal-epileptic-spikes-in-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-in-children-a-fast-optical-signal-and-electroencephalographic-study
#10
Mana Manoochehri, Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Emilie Bourel-Ponchel, Fabrice Wallois
OBJECTIVE: Interictal epileptic spikes (IES) represent a signature of the transient synchronous and excessive discharge of a large ensemble of cortical heterogeneous neurons. Epilepsy cannot be reduced to a hypersynchronous activation of neurons whose functioning is impaired, resulting on electroencephalogram (EEG) in epileptic seizures or IES. The complex pathophysiological mechanisms require a global approach to the interactions between neural synaptic and nonsynaptic, vascular, and metabolic systems...
October 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033429/cowden-syndrome-with-a-novel-pten-mutation-presenting-with-partial-epilepsy-related-to-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#11
Tadashi Adachi, Hiroshi Takigawa, Takashi Nomura, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Hisanori Kowa
Cowden syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple hamartomas of the ectoderm and brain. A 36-year-old Japanese man presented with right facial seizure during sleep and was admitted to our hospital. He showed cobblestoning over the tongue and palmar pitting but no neurological abnormalities while he was not having a seizure. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed focal cortical dysplasia in the left frontal lobe. Electroencephalography showed sharp waves over the left frontal lesion...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018010/unusual-complications-from-amitriptyline-intoxication
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Takeshi Nishimura, Hayato Maruguchi, Atsunori Nakao, Shinichi Nakayama
Althoughtricyclic antidepressants(TCAs) are frequently prescribed to patients with depression, these drugs can also be misused. A 21-year-old comatose patient was referred to our hospital presenting with ventricular tachycardia. Despite initial treatment including intravascular lipid emulsion, ventricular fibrillation occurred soon after arrival. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and therapeutic hypothermia were administered. Refractory arrhythmia disappeared on the next day. A high concentration of amitriptyline was identified in his blood samples on arrival...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984118/intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-the-context-of-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-and-varied-time-of-onset-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Tadeusz A Mendel, Beata Błażejewska-Hyżorek, Grażyna M Szpak, Tomasz Stępień, Eliza Lewandowska, Sylwia Tarka, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska, Teresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz
In patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) the incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is estimated at about 37% and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) at 1% of patients. A case with coincident occurrence of ICH, SAH and CVT in a patient with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is reported. A 79-year-old woman was admitted to the Neurological Department after the occurrence of generalized seizures, the first in her life. On admission she was unconscious with right hemiparesis and deviation of eyes to the left...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978572/primary-dural-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-parafalcine-meningioma
#14
Surya Nandan Prasad, Hira Lal, Sushila Jaiswal, Kuntal Kanti Das
A 58-year-old immunocompetent woman presented with complaints of recent onset recurrent generalised tonic-clonic seizures and left hemiparesis. On MRI a dural-based heterogeneously enhancing mass was seen along the falx cerebri mimicking parafalcine meningioma, causing brain parenchymal compression and vasogenic oedema in the right frontal and parietal lobes. The tumour was completely excised and on subsequent investigation it was diagnosed as diffuse large B cell type primary dural lymphoma. Chemotherapy with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, hydroxyl doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) regimen was started; however, the patient later died from episodes of acute pulmonary thromboembolism, aspiration pneumonia and septic shock...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948998/bimodal-coupling-of-ripples-and-slower-oscillations-during-sleep-in-patients-with-focal-epilepsy
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Inkyung Song, Iren Orosz, Inna Chervoneva, Zachary J Waldman, Itzhak Fried, Chengyuan Wu, Ashwini Sharan, Noriko Salamon, Richard Gorniak, Sandra Dewar, Anatol Bragin, Jerome Engel, Michael R Sperling, Richard Staba, Shennan A Weiss
OBJECTIVE: Differentiating pathologic and physiologic high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) is challenging. In patients with focal epilepsy, HFOs occur during the transitional periods between the up and down state of slow waves. The preferred phase angles of this form of phase-event amplitude coupling are bimodally distributed, and the ripples (80-150 Hz) that occur during the up-down transition more often occur in the seizure-onset zone (SOZ). We investigated if bimodal ripple coupling was also evident for faster sleep oscillations, and could identify the SOZ...
November 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928072/orbitofrontal-epilepsy-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#16
Imane Samah Chibane, Olivier Boucher, François Dubeau, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Ismail Mohamed, Richard McLachlan, R Mark Sadler, Richard Desbiens, Lionel Carmant, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Orbitofrontal epilepsy (OFE) is less known and is poorly characterized in comparison with temporal lobe epilepsy, partly because it is rare and possibly because it is unrecognized and therefore underestimated. OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to better characterize seizure semiology, presurgical findings, and surgical outcomes in patients with OFE. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all confidently established OFE cases from six Canadian epilepsy monitoring units between 1988 and 2014, and in the literature between 1972 and 2017...
September 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892547/non-rapid-eye-movement-arousal-parasomnias-in-children
#17
Vijayabharathi Ekambaram, Kiran Maski
Parasomnia is a common pediatric sleep disorder that can cause parents or caregivers distress when experienced by their children. Based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, parasomnias can be divided into two subgroups: non-rapid eye movement (NREM) parasomnias and rapid eye movement (REM) parasomnias. REM sleep parasomnias include nightmares, REM behavior disorder, and sleep paralysis, whereas NREM sleep parasomnias include disorders of arousal such as confusional arousals, sleepwalking, sleep talking, night terrors, and sleep-related eating disorder...
September 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891522/impairments-of-cingulated-cortex-in-the-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizure-epilepsy-by%C3%A2-combining-morphological-and-functional-connectivity-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Ming Ke, Bixia Jin, Guangyao Liu, Xiaoping Yang
Previous studies suggested that the patients with generalized tonic-clonic seizure had structural abnormalities in the thalamus, cingulated cortex and some other specific brain regions. Concurrently, the abnormality in thalamocortical network and basal ganglia network has been found in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. The cingulated cortex, a nexus of information processing and regulation in human brain, is implicated in the propagation of generalized spike in IGE and the previous studies have suggested that the structural features and functional connectivity of the cingulated cortex have been changed...
2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875427/epileptic-seizures-in-nonalcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Wenjin Shang, Xiuhui Chen, Xunhua Li, Hongbing Chen, Shujin Tang, Hua Hong
Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is characterized by eye signs, cerebellar dysfunction, and confusion. Epileptic seizures are rare in nonalcoholic WE. We reviewed the clinical, laboratory, radiological, and prognostic characteristics of nonalcoholic WE accompanied by epileptic seizures. We reported 1 case and searched similar cases using PubMed, WoK, Ovid, and Embase. WE was diagnosed according to dietary deficiencies, clinical symptoms and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We reviewed 13 patients (median age, 27 years; 5 men) with clear histories of thiamine deficiency and symptoms of typical WE...
December 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859025/seizures-induced-by-exiting-water-a-unique-form-of-reflex-epilepsy
#20
Brian Appavu, Jordana Fox, Robert Little, John F Kerrigan, Makram Obeid
INTRODUCTION: Reflex epilepsies represent a form of epilepsy in which unique modes of seizure precipitation are characterized by endogenous or exogenous stimuli. Hot water epilepsy represents a subtype of reflex epilepsy in which seizure precipitation arises from the act of immersing the head with hot water. Bathing epilepsy represents another subtype of reflex epilepsy in which seizure precipitation arises from the immersion with water at lukewarm temperatures. CASE SERIES: We report on 2 boys with a unique form of bathing epilepsy characterized by the act of exiting out of water...
September 2017: Neurologist
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