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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727274/the-effect-of-depression-and-side-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-injuries-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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S Gur-Ozmen, M Mula, N Agrawal, H R Cock, D Lozsadi, T J von Oertzen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: People with epilepsy are at increased risk of accidents and injuries but, despite several studies on this subject, data regarding preventable causes are still contradictory. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between injuries, side effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and depression. METHODS: Data from a consecutive sample of adult patients with epilepsy attending the outpatient clinics at St George's University Hospital in London were included...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721826/clinical-uses-of-melatonin-in-neurological-diseases-and-mental-and-behavioural-disorders
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Emilio J Sánchez-Barceló, Noemi R Revilla, María D Mediavilla, Carmen Martínez-Cué, Russel J Reiter
Melatonin is a molecule with numerous properties applicable to the treatment of neurological diseases. Among these properties are the following: potent scavenger of oxygen and nitrogen reactive species, anti-inflammatory features, immuno-enhancing nature, and modulation of circadian rhythmicity. Furthermore, low concentrations of melatonin are usually found in patients with neurological diseases and mental disorders. The positive results obtained in experimental models of diverse pathologies, including diseases of the nervous system (e...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721306/role-of-conventional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-screening-of-epilepsy-with-structural-abnormalities-a-pictorial-essay
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REVIEW
Xu Zhao, Zhiqiang Zhou, Wenzhen Zhu, Hongbing Xiang
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease with serious impact on patients and society. The causes of epilepsy comprise a heterogeneous group of disorders, rendering epilepsy diagnoses rather difficult and challenging. The primary role of MRI is to locate and define the probable anatomic epileptogenic lesions. In the developing countries, where functional MRI (fMRI) is not popular, conventional MRI (cMRI) becomes especially important in epilepsy diagnoses. Apart from that, an experienced radiologist can increase the diagnostic yield of MRI to epileptogenic lesions...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720302/clinical-reasoning-in-feline-epilepsy-which-combination-of-clinical-information-is-useful
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Gabriela-Dumitrita Stanciu, Rowena Mary Anne Packer, Akos Pakozdy, Gheorghe Solcan, Holger Andreas Volk
We sought to identify the association between clinical risk factors and the diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy (IE) or structural epilepsy (SE) in cats, using statistical models to identify combinations of discrete parameters from the patient signalment, history and neurological examination findings that could suggest the most likely diagnosis. Data for 138 cats with recurrent seizures were reviewed, of which 110 were valid for inclusion. Seizure aetiology was classified as IE in 57% and SE in 43% of cats. Binomial logistic regression analyses demonstrated that pedigree status, older age at seizure onset (particularly >7years old), abnormal neurological examinations, and ictal vocalisation were associated with a diagnosis of SE compared to IE, and that ictal salivation was more likely to be associated with a diagnosis of IE than SE...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720085/my-child-cannot-breathe-while-sleeping-a-report-of-three-cases-and-review
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Won Hee Seo, Minkyu Park, So-Hee Eun, Seonkyeong Rhie, Dae Jin Song, Kyu-Young Chae
BACKGROUND: Sudden breath-holding episodes during sleep in young children are potentially related to sudden infant death syndrome and other life-threatening events. Additionally, these episodes can negatively affect child's growth and development. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present 3 cases of preschool children with similar paroxysmal nocturnal waking events associated with choking that had different etiologies (nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux disease, and parasomnia, respectively)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718506/felbamate-as-an-add-on-therapy-for-refractory-partial-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Li Li Shi, JianCheng Dong, HengJian Ni, JinSong Geng, Taixiang Wu
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Issue 7, 2014) on 'Felbamate as an add-on therapy for refractory epilepsy'. Epilepsy is a chronic and disabling neurologic disorder, affecting approximately 1% of the population. Up to 30% of people with epilepsy have seizures that are resistant to currently available drugs. Felbamate is one of the second-generation antiepileptic drugs and we have assessed its effects as an add-on therapy to standard drugs in this review...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715951/book-review-pellock-s-pediatric-epilepsy-diagnosis-and-therapy-pellock-jm-nordli-dr-sankar-r-wheless-jw-pellock-s-pediatric-epilepsy-diagnosis-and-therapy-4th-ed-new-york-ny-demos-medical-2016-1228-pp-275-00-isbn-9781620700730
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715945/methodological-issues-associated-with-clinical-trials-in-epilepsy
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Edoardo Ferlazzo, Chiara Sueri, Sara Gasparini, Emilio Russo, Vittoria Cianci, Michele Ascoli, Giovambattista De Sarro, Umberto Aguglia
despite methodological advances in epilepsy clinical trials, the proportion of patients reaching seizure-freedom has not substantially changed over the years. We review the main methodological limitations of current trials, the possible strategies to overcome these limits, and the issues that need to be addressed in next future. Area covered: references were identified by PubMed search until March 2017 and unpublished literature was searched on ClinicalTrials.gov. Add-on trials mainly involve refractory epilepsy subjects, reducing overall response to the investigational drug...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715338/closed-loop-neurostimulators-a-survey-and-a-seizure-predicting-design-example-for-intractable-epilepsy-treatment
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Hossein Kassiri, Sana Tonekaboni, M Tariqus Salam, Nima Soltani, Karim Abdelhalim, Jose Luis Perez Velazquez, Roman Genov
First, existing commercially available open-loop and closed-loop implantable neurostimulators are reviewed and compared in terms of their targeted application, physical size, system-level features, and performance as a medical device. Next, signal processing algorithms as the primary strength point of the closed-loop neurostimulators are reviewed, and various design and implementation requirements and trade-offs are discussed in details along with quantitative examples. The review results in a set of guidelines for algorithm selection and evaluation...
July 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711742/microcephaly-with-simplified-gyral-pattern-epilepsy-and-permanent-neonatal-diabetes-syndrome-meds-a-new-patient-and-review-of-the-literature
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Irene Valenzuela, Susana Boronat, Elena Martínez-Sáez, María Clemente, Ángel Sánchez-Montañez, Francina Munell, Antonio Carrascosa, Alfons Macaya
Microcephaly with simplified gyration, epilepsy and permanent neonatal diabetes syndrome (MEDS) is a recently described, autosomal recessive-inherited syndrome. We report the case of an infant presenting with lethargy at age five weeks and clinical findings of persistent hyperglycaemia and microcephaly with simplified gyration, suggestive of MEDS. The diagnosis was confirmed by the detection of a known c.233 T > C mutation in the IER3IP1 gene. Only eight cases of MEDS have been reported in the literature...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711291/clinical-value-and-predictors-of-subclinical-seizures-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-undergoing-scalp-video-eeg-monitoring
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Shan Wang, Bo Jin, Linglin Yang, Cong Chen, Yao Ding, Yi Guo, Zhongjin Wang, Wenjie Ming, Yelei Tang, Shuang Wang, Meiping Ding
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical importance and predictors of SCSs in a large population of patients with temporal epilepsy (TLE) undergoing video electroencephalographic (VEEG) monitoring. We reviewed the VEEG data of 327 consecutive patients with TLE admitted to our epilepsy center between August 2012 and January 2017. Demographic, electro-clinical, and neuroimaging data were recorded and re-analyzed. To our knowledge, this is the first study assessing SCSs recorded by long-term VEEG monitoring in patients with TLE...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709078/insomnia-in-people-with-epilepsy-a-review-of-insomnia-prevalence-risk-factors-and-associations-with-epilepsy-related-factors
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REVIEW
Philippe Joaquim Oliveira Menezes Macêdo, Pedro Sudbrack de Oliveira, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, Marleide da Mota Gomes
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a common sleep complaint in the general population, and sleep loss may be a trigger for epileptic seizures. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a comprehensive review of the literature of insomnia symptoms and insomnia disorder, their prevalence and epilepsy-related risk factors in people with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: A PUBMED search was performed for articles indexed to June 2016 involving human subjects, excluding papers in languages other than English, Spanish and Portuguese and case reports...
June 3, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707022/tldc-proteins-new-players-in-the-oxidative-stress-response-and-neurological-disease
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REVIEW
Mattéa J Finelli, Peter L Oliver
Oxidative stress (OS) arises from an imbalance in the cellular redox state, which can lead to intracellular damage and ultimately cell death. OS occurs as a result of normal ageing, but it is also implicated as a common etiological factor in neurological disease; thus identifying novel proteins that modulate the OS response may facilitate the design of new therapeutic approaches applicable to many disorders. In this review, we describe the recent progress that has been made using a range of genetic approaches to understand a family of proteins that share the highly conserved TLDc domain...
July 13, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706099/cross-sectional-study-of-the-hospital-management-of-adult-patients-with-a-suspected-seizure-epic2
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Jon Mark Dickson, Hannah Dudhill, Jane Shewan, Sue Mason, Richard A Grünewald, Markus Reuber
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics, management and outcomes of patients taken to hospital by emergency ambulance after a suspected seizure. DESIGN: Quantitative cross-sectional retrospective study of a consecutive series of patients. SETTING: An acute hospital trust in a large city in England. PARTICIPANTS: In 2012-2013, the regions' ambulance service managed 605 481 emergency incidents, 74 141/605 481 originated from Sheffield (a large city in the region), 2121/74 141 (2...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704741/outside-the-box-medications-worth-considering-when-traditional-antiepileptic-drugs-have-failed
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REVIEW
Adrian L Turner, M Scott Perry
PURPOSE: Review and discuss medications efficacious for seizure control, despite primary indications for other diseases, as treatment options in patients who have failed therapy with traditional antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS: Literature searches were conducted utilizing PubMed and MEDLINE databases employing combinations of search terms including, but not limited to, "epilepsy", "refractory", "seizure", and the following medications: acetazolamide, amantadine, bumetanide, imipramine, lidocaine, verapamil, and various stimulants...
June 27, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704161/cardiovascular-safety-of-low-dose-fenfluramine-in-dravet-syndrome-a-review-of-its-benefit-risk-profile-in-a-new-patient-population
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An-Sofie Schoonjans, Fabienne Marchau, Bernard P Paelinck, Lieven Lagae, Arnold Gammaitoni, Milka Pringsheim, Martin G Keane, Berten Ceulemans
OBJECTIVE: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare, treatment-resistant epilepsy syndrome for which current treatment regimens are often ineffective. Fenfluramine is currently in development for treatment of DS based on reports in the 1980s and 1990s of its antiepileptic activity in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy. However, fenfluramine was withdrawn from global markets in 1997 following reports of its association with pulmonary hypertension and heart valve disease in adult patients treated for obesity...
July 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702868/safety-and-tolerability-of-the-ketogenic-diet-used-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-childhood-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-of-published-prospective-studies
#18
REVIEW
Qian-Yun Cai, Zhong-Jie Zhou, Rong Luo, Jing Gan, Shi-Ping Li, De-Zhi Mu, Chao-Min Wan
BACKGROUND: To review the available evidence from prospective studies on the safety and tolerability of the ketogenic diet (KD) for the treatment of refractory childhood epilepsy. METHODS: A comprehensive bibliographic search was performed with the aim of retrieving prospective studies that monitored adverse effects (AEs) in children after receiving the classic or medium-chain triglyceride KD therapy for refractory epilepsy. RESULTS: A total of 45 studies were retrieved, including 7 randomized controlled trials...
July 12, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702346/automatic-detection-and-visualisation-of-meg-ripple-oscillations-in-epilepsy
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Nicole van Klink, Frank van Rosmalen, Jukka Nenonen, Sergey Burnos, Liisa Helle, Samu Taulu, Paul Lawrence Furlong, Maeike Zijlmans, Arjan Hillebrand
High frequency oscillations (HFOs, 80-500 Hz) in invasive EEG are a biomarker for the epileptic focus. Ripples (80-250 Hz) have also been identified in non-invasive MEG, yet detection is impeded by noise, their low occurrence rates, and the workload of visual analysis. We propose a method that identifies ripples in MEG through noise reduction, beamforming and automatic detection with minimal user effort. We analysed 15 min of presurgical resting-state interictal MEG data of 25 patients with epilepsy. The MEG signal-to-noise was improved by using a cross-validation signal space separation method, and by calculating ~ 2400 beamformer-based virtual sensors in the grey matter...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691157/effect-of-vigabatrin-on-seizure-control-and-safety-profile-in-different-subgroups-of-children-with-epilepsy
#20
Michele C Jackson, Saba Jafarpour, Jacquelyn Klehm, Sigride Thome-Souza, Francesca Coughlin, Kush Kapur, Tobias Loddenkemper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vigabatrin in pediatric epilepsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with epilepsy treated with vigabatrin over a 2-year period at a pediatric tertiary center. We assessed the relationship between seizure frequency, etiology, vigabatrin dose, adverse events, medication discontinuation reasons, and electroencephalography (EEG) characteristics. RESULTS: One hundred three patients followed at Boston Children's Hospital were treated with vigabatrin and had complete medical records...
July 10, 2017: Epilepsia
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