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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431365/attitudes-towards-people-with-epilepsy-in-moscow
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Alla Guekht, Anna Gersamiya, Igor Kaimovskiy, Maria Mizinova, Alexander Yakovlev, Alexander Shpak
PURPOSE: To assess the knowledge and attitudes in Moscow towards people with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: Data were collected from 1167 adults, permanent residents of Moscow, who were interviewed. A 10-item questionnaire was used addressing three major domains: familiarity with epilepsy (2 questions), understanding of epilepsy (5 questions), and attitude towards the PWE (3 questions). Results were standardized to the Moscow population. RESULTS: The study population was generally well informed about epilepsy...
April 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426368/living-in-the-epilepsy-treatment-gap-in-rural-south-india-a-focused-ethnography-of-women-and-problems-associated-with-stigma
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Jane R von Gaudecker, Ann Gill Taylor, Arlene W Keeling, Janice M Buelow, Sailas Benjamin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421657/core-outcome-sets-in-women-s-and-newborn-health-a-systematic-review
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James M N Duffy, Rachel Rolph, Chris Gale, Martin Hirsch, Khalid S Khan, Sue Ziebland, Richard J McManus
BACKGROUND: Variation in outcome collection and reporting is a serious hindrance to progress in our specialty, over eighty journals have come together to support the development, dissemination, and implementation of core outcome sets. OBJECTIVE: This study systematically reviewed and characterised registered, progressing, or completed core outcome sets relevant to women's and newborn health. SEARCH STRATEGY: Systematic search using the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trial initiative and the Core Outcomes in Women's and Newborn Health initiative databases...
April 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412607/effect-of-early-postnatal-exposure-to-valproate-on-neurobehavioral-development-and-regional-bdnf-expression-in-two-strains-of-mice
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Kevin G Bath, Tiare Pimentel
Valproate has been used for over 30years as a first-line treatment for epilepsy. In recent years, prenatal exposure to valproate has been associated with teratogenic effects, limiting its use in women that are pregnant or of childbearing age. However, despite its potential detrimental effects on development, valproate continues to be prescribed at high rates in pediatric populations in some countries. Animal models allow us to test hypotheses regarding the potential effects of postnatal valproate exposure on neurobehavioral development, as well as identify potential mechanisms mediating observed effects...
April 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394231/long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-children-born-to-prospectively-followed-pregnancies-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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C Nalli, A Iodice, L Andreoli, J Galli, A Lojacono, M Motta, E Fazzi, A Tincani
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) are autoimmune diseases that affect women of childbearing age. Maternal IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) can cross the placenta during pregnancy and theoretically reach the fetal brain. Some studies showed an increased number of learning disabilities in these children. Objectives To evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of 40 children (median age 7.4 years) born to mothers with SLE and/or APS carrying positive IgG aPL during the third trimester of pregnancy...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369748/reasons-for-discontinuation-of-reversible-contraceptive-methods-by-women-with-epilepsy
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Hannah B Mandle, Kaitlyn E Cahill, Kristen M Fowler, W Allen Hauser, Anne R Davis, Andrew G Herzog
OBJECTIVE: To report the reasons for discontinuation of contraceptive methods by women with epilepsy (WWE). METHODS: These retrospective data come from a web-based survey regarding the contraceptive practices of 1,144 WWE in the community, ages 18-47 years. We determined the frequencies of contraceptive discontinuations and the reasons for discontinuation. We compared risk ratios for rates of discontinuation among contraceptive methods and categories. We used chi-square analysis to test the independence of discontinuation reasons among the various contraceptive methods and categories and when stratified by antiepileptic drug (AED) categories...
April 3, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365440/evaluate-the-effects-of-long-term-valproic-acid-treatment-on-metabolic-profiles-in-newly-diagnosed-or-untreated-female-epileptic-patients-a-prospective-study
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Harpreet Singh Sidhu, R Srinivas, Akshay Sadhotra
PURPOSE: Excessive weight gain associated with sodium valproate (VPA) may predispose patients with epilepsy to other health problems such as insulin resistance. We prospectively evaluated the long-term impact of VPA monotherapy compared with lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy on anthropometric and metabolic parameters in women with epilepsy. Our primary objective is to understand the underlying mechanism responsible for VPA-induced obesity. METHODS: Sixty-six female patients with newly diagnosed or untreated epilepsy were included in the study...
March 22, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346588/association-between-childhood-onset-epilepsy-and-amyloid-burden-5-decades-later
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Juho Joutsa, Juha O Rinne, Bruce Hermann, Mira Karrasch, Anu Anttinen, Shlomo Shinnar, Matti Sillanpää
Importance: The effect of childhood epilepsy on later-life cognitive and brain health is an unclear and little-explored issue. Objective: To determine whether adults with a history of childhood-onset epilepsy exhibit increased brain amyloid accumulation, possibly predisposing to accelerated cognitive impairment or even frank cognitive disorders in later life. Design, Setting, and Participants: Forty-one adults from a population-based cohort of individuals with childhood-onset epilepsy in southwestern Finland, together with 46 matched population-based controls, underwent amyloid ligand carbon 11-labeled Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography after long-term prospective follow-up...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342319/absolute-spike-frequency-as-a-predictor-of-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Ly Ngo, Michael R Sperling, Christopher Skidmore, Scott Mintzer, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: Frequent interictal epileptiform abnormalities may correlate with poor prognosis after temporal lobe resection for refractory epilepsy. To date, studies have focused on limited resections such as selective amygdalohippocampectomy and apical temporal lobectomy without hippocampectomy. However, it is unclear whether the frequency of spikes predicts outcome after standard anterior temporal lobectomy. METHOD: Preoperative scalp video-EEG monitoring data from patients who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy over a three year period and were followed for at least one year were reviewed for the frequency of interictal epileptiform abnormalities...
April 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322853/the-role-of-histopathologic-subtype-in-the-setting-of-hippocampal-sclerosis-associated-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Jordan M Gales, Lara Jehi, Amy Nowacki, Richard A Prayson
Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) and focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) are among the most common neuropathological findings in those undergoing surgery for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Existing data regarding differences among the most recent International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) HS subtypes remains limited. This study sought to characterize the roles of HS subtype and coexistent FCD. Epilepsy surgery pathologic specimens in 307 cases of temporal lobe epilepsy with HS were reviewed (mean age ± SD, 37 ± 15 years, 56% women)...
March 17, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318732/paroxysmal-events-during-prolonged-video-video-electroencephalography-monitoring-in-refractory-epilepsy
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A Sanabria-Castro, F Henríquez-Varela, C Monge-Bonilla, S Lara-Maier, M Sittenfeld-Appel
INTRODUCTION: Given that epileptic seizures and non-epileptic paroxysmal events have similar clinical manifestations, using specific diagnostic methods is crucial, especially in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Prolonged video electroencephalography monitoring during epileptic seizures reveals epileptiform discharges and has become an essential procedure for epilepsy diagnosis. The main purpose of this study is to characterise paroxysmal events and compare patterns in patients with refractory epilepsy...
March 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281490/evidence-based-guidelines-for-the-management-of-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Sanjay P Singh, Ram Sankaraneni, Arun R Antony
Approximately 50 million people live with epilepsy worldwide. The aim of this review is to present an overview of the current evidence and management recommendations for evaluation and treatment of patients with epilepsy. Systematic literature reviews were undertaken. A review of contemporary published evidence-based guidelines (American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and the Indian Epilepsy Society) and published peer reviewed scientific publications was done. The guideline is addressed to all clinicians who manage epilepsy patients...
2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275953/design-and-comparative-evaluation-of-the-anticonvulsant-profile-carbonic-anhydrate-inhibition-and-teratogenicity-of-novel-carbamate-derivatives-of-branched-aliphatic-carboxylic-acids-with-4-aminobenzensulfonamide
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David Bibi, Hafiz Mawasi, Alessio Nocentini, Claudiu T Supuran, Bogdan Wlodarczyk, Richard H Finnell, Meir Bialer
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, with between 34 and 76 per 100,000 people developing epilepsy annually. Epilepsy therapy for the past 100(+) years is based on the use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Despite the availability of more than twenty old and new AEDs, approximately 30% of patients with epilepsy are not seizure-free with the existing medications. In addition, the clinical use of the existing AEDs is restricted by their side-effects, including the teratogenicity associated with valproic acid that restricts its use in women of child-bearing age...
March 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265476/takayasu-s-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-rare-case-report-from-a-tertiary-care-infirmary-in-india
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Sheeba Marwah, Monika Rajput, Ritin Mohindra, Harsha S Gaikwad, Manjula Sharma, Sonam R Topden
Background. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic arteriopathy, afflicting young women of reproductive age group, causing narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries, especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, such patients warrant special attention. An interdisciplinary collaboration of obstetricians, cardiologists, and neurologists is necessary to improve maternal and fetal prognosis. Here a case is reported where a patient with diagnosis of TA, complicated by neurological sequelae, successfully fought the vagaries of the condition twice to deliver uneventfully...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251465/the-yield-of-non-elective-inpatient-video-eeg-monitoring-in-adults
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Jacques Theitler, Daniella Dassa, Revital Gandelman-Marton
BACKGROUND: Inpatient video-EEG monitoring (VEM) can contribute to the diagnosis and treatment in many of the monitored patients. Most admissions to VEM are elective and are scheduled ahead before the monitoring session. PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the yield of non-elective VEM sessions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the VEM recordings and medical records of all the patients admitted to our one-bed VEM unit from June 2007 to June 2015...
March 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241168/association-of-depression-and-treated-depression-with-epilepsy-and-seizure-outcomes-a-multicohort-analysis
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Colin B Josephson, Mark Lowerison, Isabelle Vallerand, Tolulope T Sajobi, Scott Patten, Nathalie Jette, Samuel Wiebe
Importance: A bidirectional relationship exists between epilepsy and depression. However, any putative biological gradient between depression severity and the risk of epilepsy, and the degree to which depression mediates the influence of independent risk factors for epilepsy, has yet to be examined. Objective: To determine the effect of depression on the risk of epilepsy and seizure outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: An observational study of a population-based primary care cohort (all patients free of prevalent depression and epilepsy at 18-90 years of age who were active after the Acceptable Mortality Reporting date in The Health Improvement Network database) and a prospectively collected tertiary care cohort (all patients whose data were prospectively collected from the Calgary Comprehensive Epilepsy Programme)...
February 27, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239917/decrease-in-mortality-of-adult-epilepsy-patients-since-1980-lessons-learned-from-a-hospital-based-cohort
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C A Granbichler, W Oberaigner, G Kuchukhidze, J-P Ndayisaba, A Ndayisaba, A Taylor, G Bauer, G Luef, E Trinka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on mortality in patients with epilepsy have been available since the 1800s. They consistently show a 2-3-fold increase compared to the general population. Despite major advances in diagnostic tools and treatment options, there is no evidence for a decrease in premature deaths. The temporal trend of mortality in a hospital-based epilepsy cohort over three decades was assessed. METHODS: A hospital-based incidence cohort was recruited from a specialized epilepsy outpatient clinic at Innsbruck Medical University between 1980 and 2007, divided by decade into three cohorts and followed for 5 years after initial epilepsy diagnosis...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237319/epilepsy-treatment-in-adults-and-adolescents-expert-opinion-2016
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REVIEW
Jerry J Shih, Julia B Whitlock, Nicole Chimato, Emily Vargas, Steven C Karceski, Ryan D Frank
INTRODUCTION: There are over twenty anti-seizure medications and anti-seizure devices available commercially in the United States. The multitude of treatment options for seizures can present a challenge to clinicians, especially those who are not subspecialists in the epilepsy field. Many clinical questions are not adequately answered in double-blind randomized controlled studies. In the presence of a knowledge gap, many clinicians consult a respected colleague with acknowledged expertise in the field...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236724/clinical-and-sociodemographic-variables-associated-with-interictal-dysphoric-disorder-and-interictal-personality-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-controlled-study
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Gerardo Maria de Araújo Filho, Bruna Tarifa, Raquel Espagnolla Santos, Ana Laura de Oliveira Dias, Júlia Rodrigues Leandro Ulliano, Lucia Helena Neves Marques
Psychiatric disorders (PD) have an elevated prevalence and an important negative impact on patients with epilepsy (PWE) since they are associated with lower quality of life and clinical refractoriness. However, it is also necessary to identify behavioral conditions possibly associated with epilepsy that are not part of the standard psychiatric classifications, such as Interictal Dysphoric Disorder (IDD) and Interictal Personality (IP). The frequency of IDD and IP in patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis (TLE-MTS) was assessed...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236431/catamenial-like-seizure-exacerbation-in-mice-with-targeted-ablation-of-extrasynaptic-%C3%AE-gaba-a-receptors-in-the-brain
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Bryan L Clossen, Doodipala Samba Reddy
Neurosteroids play a key role in catamenial epilepsy, a menstrual cycle-related seizure clustering in women with epilepsy. While neurosteroids act on all GABA-A receptor isoforms, they cause greater effects on extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors that mediate tonic inhibition in the brain. Previously, we identified a potential GABA-A receptor mechanism for catamenial epilepsy. However, the precise functional role of extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors in the pathophysiology of catamenial epilepsy remains unclear. In this study, we utilized mice lacking extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors (δKO) to investigate whether reduction of tonic inhibition affects catamenial seizure susceptibility or intensity...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
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