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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732239/effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-mitochondrial-functions-morphology-kinetics-biogenesis-and-survival
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Fulvio A Scorza
OBJECTIVES: Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) exhibit adverse and beneficial effects on mitochondria, which have a strong impact on the treatment of patients with a mitochondrial disorder (MID) with epilepsy (mitochondrial epilepsy). This review aims at summarizing and discussing recent findings concerning the effect of AEDs on mitochondrial functions and the clinical consequences with regard to therapy of mitochondrial epilepsy and of MIDs in general. METHODS: Literature review...
July 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731977/interventions-for-neuropathic-pain-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#2
Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Maja Miljanovic, Marina Biocic, Krste Boric, Marija Cavar, Nikolina Markovina, Katarina Vucic, Livia Puljak
Numerous interventions for neuropathic pain (NeuP) are available, but its treatment remains unsatisfactory. We systematically summarized evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) of randomized controlled trials on interventions for NeuP. Five electronic databases were searched up to March 2015. Study quality was analyzed using A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews. The most common interventions in 97 included SRs were pharmacologic (59%) and surgical (15%). The majority of analyzed SRs were of medium quality...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730562/therapeutical-approaches-to-paroxysmal-hemicrania-hemicrania-continua-and-short-lasting-unilateral-neuralgiform-headache-attacks-a-critical-appraisal
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Carlo Baraldi, Lanfranco Pellesi, Simona Guerzoni, Maria Michela Cainazzo, Luigi Alberto Pini
BACKGROUND: Hemicrania continua (HC), paroxysmal hemicrania (PH) and short lasting neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNCT and SUNA) are rare syndromes with a difficult therapeutic approach. The aim of this review is to summarize all articles dealing with treatments for HC, PH, SUNCT and SUNA, comparing them in terms of effectiveness and safety. METHODS: A survey was performed using the pubmed database for documents published from the 1st January 1989 onwards. All types of articles were considered, those ones dealing with symptomatic cases and non-English written ones were excluded...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730261/post-medication-stevens-johnson-syndrome-in-a-girl-hospitalized-for-a-norovirus-and-rotavirus-infection
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Simona Dumitra, LuminiŢa Pilat, Alina Iftode, Ozana Nicoleta Bălan, Carmen Ramona StănculeŢ, Elena Claudia Covaci, Alexandru Fica Mircea Onel, Carmen Nicoleta Crişan
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a cutaneous mucosal disorder characterized by extended necrosis and detachment of the epidermis affecting <10% of the body surface, caused by drugs or infections. The authors report a case of a girl with Depakine resistant epilepsy, who develops a SJS in the third week of introducing lamotrigine. The girl also presents an acute diarrheal disease with double viral etiology - rotavirus and norovirus. The clinical image comprises polymorphic erythematous maculopapular exanthema with vesicular and bullous elements, with ulcerations and desquamations at the level of the eyelids, mouth, anogenital area and tegument denuding at the level of the abdomen and limbs...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729934/effect-of-lamotrigine-on-seizure-development-in-a-rat-pentylenetetrazole-kindling-model
#5
Yishu Chen, Xiaokuo He, Qianqian Sun, Ziyan Fang, Liemin Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Epileptogenesis is a process of seizure development. Lamotrigine is a novel antiepileptic drug which is also used for antiepileptogenic research. Kindling models are recommended as potentially useful tools for antiepileptogenic treatment discovery. However, previous studies demonstrated that the antiepileptogenic effect of lamotrigine is controversial in the electrical kindling model. Chemical kindling such as with pentylenetetrazole is another kindling model. The aims of this study were to examine whether lamotrigine could prevent the development of seizure in pentylenetetrazole kindling rats...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729328/comparative-safety-of-antiepileptic-drugs-for-neurological-development-in-children-exposed-during-pregnancy-and-breast-feeding-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Patricia Rios, Elise Cogo, Sharon E Straus, Yaron Finkelstein, Ryan Kealey, Emily Reynen, Charlene Soobiah, Kednapa Thavorn, Brian Hutton, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Fatemeh Yazdi, Jennifer D'Souza, Heather MacDonald, Andrea C Tricco
OBJECTIVES: Compare the safety of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on neurodevelopment of infants/children exposed in utero or during breast feeding. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review and Bayesian random-effects network meta-analysis (NMA). MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched until 27 April 2017. Screening, data abstraction and quality appraisal were completed in duplicate by independent reviewers. PARTICIPANTS: 29 cohort studies including 5100 infants/children...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721930/pharmacoresistant-epileptic-eyelid-twitching-in-a-child-with-a-mutation-in-syngap1
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Tetsuya Okazaki, Yoshiaki Saito, Rika Hiraiwa, Shinji Saitoh, Masachika Kai, Kaori Adachi, Yoko Nishimura, Eiji Nanba, Yoshihiro Maegaki
SYNGAP1 gene mutation has been associated with epilepsy which is often drug resistant, with seizure types including eyelid myoclonia. However, detailed descriptions, including ictal video-EEG, have not been reported. We report the case of a 4-year-old boy who developed recurrent epileptic eyelid twitching at 1 year and 5 months of age. Seizures gradually increased in frequency to more than 50 times per day and manifested with upward eye deviation, motion arrest, loss of consciousness, and eyelid twitching lasting for five seconds...
July 19, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717415/chronic-antiepileptic-drug-use-and-functional-network-efficiency-a-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Tamar M van Veenendaal, Dominique M IJff, Albert P Aldenkamp, Richard H C Lazeron, Paul A M Hofman, Anton J A de Louw, Walter H Backes, Jacobus F A Jansen
AIM: To increase our insight in the neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive side-effects of antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. METHODS: The relation between functional magnetic resonance-acquired brain network measures, AED use, and cognitive function was investigated. Three groups of patients with epilepsy with a different risk profile for developing cognitive side effects were included: A "low risk" category (lamotrigine or levetiracetam, n = 16), an "intermediate risk" category (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, or valproate, n = 34) and a "high risk" category (topiramate, n = 5)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714604/antidepressants-antipsychotics-and-mood-stabilizers-in-pregnancy-what-do-we-know-and-how-should-we-treat-pregnant-women-with-depression
#9
REVIEW
Asher Ornoy, Liza Weinstein-Fudim, Zivanit Ergaz
Depression is generally treated with antidepressants, but may often need antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. We discuss the updated data regarding the safety in pregnancy of antidepressants and antipsychotics, except selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and their possible impact on the long-term development of the offspring. Several earlier studies demonstrated a slight increase in the rate of major anomalies following maternal tricyclic antidepressant treatment, but most current literature shows their relative safety in pregnancy...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698724/hla-b-1502-in-iranian-children-with-anticonvulsant-drugs-induced-skin-reactions
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Seyed Hasan Tonekaboni, Narjes Jafari, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Sayena Jabbehdari, Rahil Eftekhari, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Fatemeh Abdollah Gorji, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi
OBJECTIVE: Anticonvulsant drugs can cause various forms of skin drug reactions, ranging from exanthema to severe blistering reactions. An association between HLA-B*1502 allele and severe skin reactions have been reported. MATERIALS & METHODS: Fifteen patients with severe skin reactions following treatment with anticonvulsant drugs (Carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, primidone) and 15 controls (age-matched epileptic patients taking similar anticonvulsants without drug eruption) were included...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697489/subjective-sleep-disturbance-in-chinese-adults-with-epilepsy-associations-with-affective-symptoms
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Yeru Shen, Mengmeng Zhang, Yu Wang, Lanlan Wang, Xiangjun Xu, Gairong Xiao, Jing Chen, Ting Zhang, Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: As well as being a very common neurological disease worldwide, epilepsy significantly impairs patients' emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. Sleep disturbances are the most frequent complaint in patients with epilepsy. The present study assesses the impact of a range of affective symptoms on subjective sleep quality and sleep disturbances in Chinese adults with epilepsy. METHODS: Adults with epilepsy who visited our epilepsy clinic from July 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled in our study...
July 1, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690646/effects-of-lamotrigine-on-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-pediatric-epilepsy-patients
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Seung-A Han, Eu Jeen Yang, Mi-Kyoung Song, Sun Jun Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lamotrigine for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with epilepsy. METHODS: Pediatric patients newly diagnosed with epilepsy (n=90 [61 boys and 29 girls]; mean age, 9.1±3.4 years) were enrolled. All patients were evaluated with the Korean ADHD rating scale (K-ARS)-IV before treatment with lamotrigine and after doses had been administered. The mean interval of ADHD testing was approximately 12...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687854/neuroprotective-effects-of-vitamin-d-alone-or-in-combination-with-lamotrigine-against-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-status-epilepticus-in-rats
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Amal M Mahfoz, Ali F Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A Afify, Naiyer Shahzad, Ibrahim A A Ibrahim, Naser A ElSawy, Ghazi A Bamagous, Saeed S Al Ghamdi
Status epilepticus (SE) is considered one of the major serious forms of epilepsy with high mortality rate. Since the currently available antiepileptic drugs have low efficacy and high adverse effects, new more efficient and safe therapies are critically needed. There is increasing evidence supporting dietary and alternative therapies for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and omega-3 fatty acids. Recent studies have shown significant prophylactic and therapeutic potential of vitamin D (vit-D) use in many neurological disorders...
July 7, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686997/management-of-epilepsy-in-merrf-syndrome
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome is a rare syndromic mitochondrial disorder (MID) with a broad phenotypic but narrow genotypic heterogeneity. One of the predominant phenotypic features in addition to myopathy is epilepsy. The most frequent seizure type in MERRF is generalised myoclonic seizure but also focal myoclonic, focal atonic, generalised tonic-clonic, generalised atonic, generalised myoclonic-atonic, typical absences, or tonic-clonic seizures of unknown onset have been reported...
June 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686906/lamotrigine-serum-levels-ceiling-effect-in-people-with-epilepsy-in-remission
#15
Jennifer D'Anto, Wlodzimierz Wnuk, Andrea O Rossetti, Laurent A Decosterd, Thierry Buclin, Jan Novy
BACKGROUND: Antiepileptic drug titration in epilepsy remains mostly empirical. Since in practice seizure remission may be obtained with low doses, we aimed to determine whether patients in remission have lower lamotrigine levels than those with ongoing seizures. METHODS: Retrospective comparison of the distribution of lamotrigine levels among unselected patients in remission and with ongoing seizures. Remission was defined as 3 times the longuest interseizure interval and at least one year...
July 4, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683392/database-driven-screening-of-south-african-surface-water-and-the-targeted-detection-of-pharmaceuticals-using-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Timothy Paul Wood, Christiaan Du Preez, Adriaan Steenkamp, Cornelia Duvenage, Egmont R Rohwer
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are released into aquatic environments, largely as a result of ineffectual removal during wastewater treatment. Here we present a screening strategy based on the use of three commercially available mass spectral databases, combined into a single searchable entity and parallelized by cluster computing. In addition to this, a targeted solid phase extraction method with Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography coupled to quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF) was used to quantify 99 pharmaceuticals in South African surface water on a national level...
July 3, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682924/lamotrigine-drug-interactions-in-combination-therapy-and-the-influence-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-on-clinical-outcomes-of-adult-patients
#17
Milan Grundmann, Blanka Koristkova, Hana Brozmanova, Ivana Kacirova
BACKGROUND: The aim was to study the impact of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) on patients on lamotrigine (LTG) therapy and the evaluation of possible drug interactions, especially in triple antiepileptic drug combinations. METHODS: During the period of 2001-2014, 3118 pre-dose samples were taken from 1137 patients >15 years of age as part of their routine TDM. Drug interactions were evaluated using calculation of LTG clearance. RESULTS: Valproic acid (VPA) decreased LTG clearance by 66% in bitherapy, and by 35% and 31% in triple therapy with carbamazepine (CBZ) and phenytoin (PHT) respectively...
July 3, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669391/rates-of-serum-level-determinations-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-accord-with-guidelines-a-clinical-study-at-a-tertiary-center
#18
REVIEW
A Hanin, R Tubiana, M Bedouet, A Gales, N Zahr, A Liou, S Dupont
OBJECTIVE: To compare our rates of appropriate therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) with those defined in the French guidelines for measuring drug levels of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during the pre- and post-medical/pharmaceutical interventional periods. METHODS: This study was prospectively carried out at a tertiary center (epilepsy unit of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris) between 2013 and 2016 over three time periods. Criteria for appropriateness were those stated in the current French guidelines...
June 29, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669022/pharmacological-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-with-comorbid-alcohol-use-disorder
#19
Andrew Naglich, Bryon Adinoff, E Sherwood Brown
Bipolar disorder (BD) spectrum and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) commonly occur together. Comorbidity between the two conditions predisposes patients to elevated risks of adverse outcomes, including hospitalization and suicide, compared with either condition alone. Despite the consistent relationship observed between BD and AUD, the underlying cause remains incompletely characterized. Few trials conducted have been able to identify promising interventions for patients with these disease states. The antipsychotic quetiapine has been evaluated most commonly as a therapeutic agent for patients with BD and AUD followed by naltrexone and acamprosate...
July 1, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661008/antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
#20
REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Maria Sudell, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a worldwide prevalence of around 1%. Approximately 60% to 70% of people with epilepsy will achieve a longer-term remission from seizures, and most achieve that remission shortly after starting antiepileptic drug treatment. Most people with epilepsy are treated with a single antiepileptic drug (monotherapy) and current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom for adults and children recommend carbamazepine or lamotrigine as first-line treatment for partial onset seizures and sodium valproate for generalised onset seizures; however a range of other antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments are available, and evidence is needed regarding their comparative effectiveness in order to inform treatment choices...
June 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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