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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214290/evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-anti-epileptic-medications-for-partial-seizures-of-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis
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Teng Zhao, Xuemin Feng, Jingyao Liu, Jiguo Gao, Chunkui Zhou
Epilepsy is a brain and neurological disorder with high prevalence. It was reported that more than 70% of epileptic seizures were controlled by anti-epileptic medications, whereas the lack of evidence with respect to head-to-head comparisons motivated researchers to seek alternative approaches that are able to provide deep insights into the profile of anti-epileptic medications. In this study, we performed a network meta-analysis (NMA) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anti-epileptic medications for partial seizures of epilepsy...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213242/cocaine-profiling-implementation-of-a-predictive-model-by-atr-ftir-coupled-with-chemometrics-in-forensic-chemistry
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Stefano Materazzi, Adolfo Gregori, Luigi Ripani, Azzurra Apriceno, Roberta Risoluti
In this study, a strategy based on Infrared Spectroscopy with Fourier Transformed and Attenuated Total Reflectance associated with chemometrics (ATR-FTIR) is proposed to identify the chemical "fingerprint" of cocaine samples. To this end, standard mixtures of cocaine and cuttings at differents ratio were investigated in order to develop a multivariate classification model to simultaneously predict the composition of the samples and to obtain a profile of adulteration of cocaine seizures. In addition, the application of a Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Principal Component Regression (PCR) calibration approaches were found to be a useful tool to predict the content of cocaine, caffeine, procaine, lidocaine and phenacetin in drug seizures...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199315/szt2-dictates-gator-control-of-mtorc1-signalling
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Min Peng, Na Yin, Ming O Li
Mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) integrates nutrient signals to control cell growth and organismal homeostasis across eukaryotes. The evolutionarily conserved GATOR complex regulates mTORC1 signalling through Rag GTPases, and GATOR1 displays GTPase activating protein (GAP) activity for RAGA and RAGB (RAGA/B) and GATOR2 has been proposed to be an inhibitor of GATOR1. Furthermore, the metazoan-specific SESN proteins function as guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitors (GDIs) for RAGA/B, and interact with GATOR2 with unknown effects...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190698/therapeutic-effects-of-cannabinoids-in-animal-models-of-seizures-epilepsy-epileptogenesis-and-epilepsy-related-neuroprotection
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REVIEW
Evan C Rosenberg, Pabitra H Patra, Benjamin J Whalley
The isolation and identification of the discrete plant cannabinoids in marijuana revived interest in analyzing historical therapeutic claims made for cannabis in clinical case studies and anecdotes. In particular, sources as old as the 11th and 15th centuries claimed efficacy for crude marijuana extracts in the treatment of convulsive disorders, prompting a particularly active area of preclinical research into the therapeutic potential of plant cannabinoids in epilepsy. Since that time, a large body of literature has accumulated describing the effects of several of the >100 individual plant cannabinoids in preclinical models of seizures, epilepsy, epileptogenesis, and epilepsy-related neuroprotection...
February 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187395/population-pharmacokinetic-modelling-of-valproic-acid-and-its-selected-metabolites-in-acute-vpa-poisoning
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Wojciech Jawień, Jolanta Wilimowska, Małgorzata Kłys, Wojciech Piekoszewski
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is a first-line antiepileptic drug. It is used in the treatment of many different types of partial and generalized epileptic seizures. Though the clinical pharmacokinetics of VPA has been well defined, information about pharmacokinetics after overdoses is rare. The aim of this study was to try to build a population pharmacokinetic model that would describe the time course of VPA and its selected metabolites when the drug is ingested in an overdose situation...
January 6, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186943/wordless-intervention-for-people-with-epilepsy-and-learning-disabilities-wield-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Silvana E Mengoni, Bob Gates, Georgina Parkes, David Wellsted, Garry Barton, Howard Ring, Mary Ellen Khoo, Deela Monji-Patel, Karin Friedli, Asif Zia, Lisa Irvine, Marie-Anne Durand
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of a full-scale randomised controlled trial of a picture booklet to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy and learning disabilities. TRIAL DESIGN: A randomised controlled feasibility trial. Randomisation was not blinded and was conducted using a centralised secure database and a blocked 1:1 allocation ratio. SETTING: Epilepsy clinics in 1 English National Health Service (NHS) Trust. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with learning disabilities and epilepsy who had: a seizure within the past 12 months, meaningful communication and a carer with sufficient proficiency in English...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182284/development-and-validation-of-a-reversed-phase-hplc-method-for-licarbazepine-monitoring-in-serum-of-patients-under-oxcarbazepine-treatment
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Elias Begas, Andreas Tsakalof, Efthimios Dardiotis, Georgios Emmanouil Vatidis, Evangelos Kouvaras, Eftihia Konstadinos Asprodini
Licarbazepine is the pharmacologically active metabolite of oxcarbazepine, a drug indicated for the treatment of partial seizures and bipolar disorders. Several HPLC methods have been developed thus far but there is lack of control for interferences from antipsychotic drugs. The aim of the present study was to develop a simple, low-cost and reliable HPLC-UV method for the determination of licarbazepine in human serum in the presence of co-administered antiepileptic, antipsychotic and commonly prescribed drugs...
February 9, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181220/eslicarbazepine-acetate-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-clinical-practice-esladoba-study
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J Chaves, P Breia, J Pimentel, R Pelejão, M Carvalho, P Mateus, H Grebe, A Mestre, H Fernandes, R Sousa, A Gala
OBJECTIVE: To assess seizure control and tolerability of eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) as adjunctive therapy to one baseline antiepileptic drug (AED), in adults with partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondary generalization. METHODS: Multicenter, non-interventional, prospective cohort study conducted between March 2012 and September 2014 at 12 neurology departments in Portugal. Adults with POS not controlled with one AED who had initiated ESL as adjunctive treatment were enrolled...
February 8, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179547/suppression-of-epileptic-seizures-via-anderson-localization
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Benjamin J Zhang, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Mohammad-Reza Alam
Here we show that brain seizures can be effectively suppressed through random modulation of the brain medium. We use an established mesoscale cortical model in the form of a system of coupled stochastic partial differential equations. We show that by temporal and spatial randomization of parameters governing the firing rates of the excitatory and inhibitory neuron populations, seizure waves can be significantly suppressed. We find that the attenuation is the most effective when applied to the mean threshold potential...
February 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166277/ketogenic-diet-improves-behaviors-in-a-maternal-immune-activation-model-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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David N Ruskin, Michelle I Murphy, Sierra L Slade, Susan A Masino
Prenatal factors influence autism spectrum disorder (ASD) incidence in children and can increase ASD symptoms in offspring of animal models. These may include maternal immune activation (MIA) due to viral or bacterial infection during the first trimesters. Unfortunately, regardless of ASD etiology, existing drugs are poorly effective against core symptoms. For nearly a century a ketogenic diet (KD) has been used to treat seizures, and recent insights into mechanisms of ASD and a growing recognition that immune/inflammatory conditions exacerbate ASD risk has increased interest in KD as a treatment for ASD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163554/brivaracetam-briviact-a-novel-adjunctive-therapy-for-partial-onset-seizures
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Farbod Khaleghi, Eric C Nemec
Brivaracetam (Briviact): a novel adjunctive therapy for partial-onset seizures.
February 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161011/surgical-resection-of-incidental-diffuse-gliomas-involving-eloquent-brain-areas-rationale-functional-epileptological-and-oncological-outcomes
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G L O Lima, E Dezamis, R Corns, O Rigaux-Viode, S Moritz-Gasser, A Roux, H Duffau, J Pallud
OBJECTIVE: Incidentally discovered diffuse low-grade gliomas progress in a fashion similar to their symptomatic counterparts. Their early detection allows more effective pre-emptive and individualized oncological treatment. We assessed the safety and efficacy of maximal safe resection according to functional boundaries for incidental diffuse low-grade gliomas in eloquent areas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two-centre retrospective series of adult patients with incidental diffuse low-grade gliomas located within/close to eloquent areas in the dominant hemisphere, treated with maximal surgical resection according to functional boundaries under intraoperative functional cortico-subcortical monitoring under awake conditions, and with a minimal follow-up of 24months...
February 1, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142130/the-relationship-of-seizure-focus-with-depression-anxiety-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy
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William A Schraegle, Jeffrey B Titus
For youth with epilepsy, comorbid psychiatric conditions, such as depression and anxiety, require further examination as they carry increased risk for reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The current study assessed whether rates of depression, anxiety, and withdrawal behaviors differed based on seizure location. Data included parental ratings on the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2) and the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy (QOLCE) questionnaire for 132 children and adolescents (mean age=11...
January 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139515/clinical-analysis-of-partial-epilepsy-with-auras
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Yang Liu, Xiao-Ming Guo, Xun Wu, Ping Li, Wei-Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: An aura is usually considered to be the initial clinical sign of a seizure. The types of abnormal neuron activities (i.e., localized and generalized firing) play an important role in the diagnosis of epilepsy. The goal of this study was to investigate the types of auras and its correlation with the localization and treatment of epilepsy. METHODS: The 426 epileptic patients with auras from a single center were reviewed with reference to International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE, 1981) classification; the clinical manifestations and incidence of auras were analyzed in this retrospective study, as well as the results of electroencephalogram (EEG), brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the treatment methods...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133098/-a-case-of-a-single-incisional-laparoscopic-assisted-partial-jejunectomy-performed-to-treat-a-primary-small-intestine-cancer-in-a-young-woman
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Akina Saito, Shinichi Yoshioka, Mutsumi Fukunaga, Shoko Honda, Ryohei Yukimoto, Aoi Okamoto, Shinji Tokuyama, Kazuyuki Okada, Hideo Ota, Shigekazu Yokoyama, Hirofumi Miki, Kenji Kobayashi
A 35-year-old woman was followed by epilepsy therapy. She was admitted to our hospital because of a 15 kg decrease in weight, bilious vomit, and frequent epileptic seizures because she could not take oral antiepileptic drugs. A primary small intestinal cancer was suspected in the jejunum about 100 cm from the incisor by single-balloon enteroscopy. A single incisional laparoscopic assisted partial jejunectomy that was minimally invasive was performed to improve the symptoms of intestinal obstruction. The histopathological diagnosis was moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, ly0, v1, pT4(SE), pN0, pM0, pStage II B...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128653/possible-central-nervous-system-oxygen-toxicity-seizures-among-us-recreational-air-or-enriched-air-nitrox-open-circuit-diving-fatalities-2004-2013
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P Buzzacott, P J Denoble
BACKGROUND: The first diver certification programme for recreational 'enriched air nitrox' (EAN) diving was released in 1985. Concerns were expressed that many EAN divers might suffer central nervous system (CNS) oxygen toxicity seizures and drown. METHODS: US fatalities on open-circuit scuba occurring between 2004-2013, where the breathing gas was either air or EAN, were identified. Causes of death and preceding circumstances were examined by a medical examiner experienced in diving autopsies...
January 27, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120052/vagal-nerve-stimulation-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy-adverse-events-and-outcome-in-a-series-of-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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R Morace, G Di Gennaro, P P Quarato, A D'Aniello, A Mascia, L Grammaldo, M De Risi, A Sparano, F Di Cola, M De Angelis, V Esposito
BACKGROUND: Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) is a palliative treatment option for drug-resistant epilepsy. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and demographic features of selected patients scheduled for VNS and to evaluate the long-term efficacy of VNS in seizure control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2013, 32 consecutive epileptic patients (14 male and 18 female) were enrolled at our Institute for VNS implantation. In all cases resective surgery had previously been excluded by the use of a noninvasive presurgical study protocol...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111742/the-role-of-executive-functioning-in-memory-performance-in-pediatric-focal-epilepsy
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Leigh N Sepeta, Kaitlin Blackstone Casaletto, Virginia Terwilliger, Joy Facella-Ervolini, Maegan Sady, Jessica Mayo, William D Gaillard, Madison M Berl
OBJECTIVE: Learning and memory are essential for academic success and everyday functioning, but the pattern of memory skills and its relationship to executive functioning in children with focal epilepsy is not fully delineated. We address a gap in the literature by examining the relationship between memory and executive functioning in a pediatric focal epilepsy population. METHODS: Seventy children with focal epilepsy and 70 typically developing children matched on age, intellectual functioning, and gender underwent neuropsychological assessment, including measures of intelligence (Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence [WASI]/Differential Ability Scales [DAS]), as well as visual Children's Memory Scale (CMS Dot Locations) and verbal episodic memory (Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning [WRAML] Story Memory and California Verbal Learning Test for Children [CVLT-C])...
February 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109994/postsurgical-outcome-in-patients-with-olfactory-auras-and-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Ali A Asadi-Pooya, Maromi Nei, Elizabeth E Centurion, Matthew Lorenzo, Michael R Sperling
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the clinical features associated with olfactory auras in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and also hypothesized that this type of aura may predict worse postsurgical outcome in patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, data from all patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery were reviewed. Patients were prospectively registered in a database from 1986 through 2016...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109983/the-clinical-and-neurobehavioral-course-of-down-syndrome-and-dementia-with-or-without-new-onset-epilepsy
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Taha Gholipour, Sara Mitchell, Rani A Sarkis, Zeina Chemali
BACKGROUND: Adult patients with Down syndrome (DS) are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer-type dementia and epilepsy. The relationship between developing dementia and the risk of developing seizures in DS is poorly characterized to date. In addition, treatment response and medication tolerability have not been rigorously studied. METHODS: We identified 220 patients with a diagnosis of DS and dementia. Those without a history of developing seizures (DD) were compared to patients with new-onset seizures (DD+S) after the age of 35...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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