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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916534/pretreatment-behavior-and-subsequent-medication-effects-in-childhood-absence-epilepsy
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Ruth C Shinnar, Shlomo Shinnar, Avital Cnaan, Peggy Clark, Dennis Dlugos, Deborah G Hirtz, Fengming Hu, Chunyan Liu, David Masur, Erica F Weiss, Tracy A Glauser
OBJECTIVE: To characterize pretreatment behavioral problems and differential effects of initial therapy in children with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE). METHODS: The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was administered at baseline, week 16-20, and month 12 visits of a randomized double-blind trial of ethosuximide, lamotrigine, and valproate. Total problems score was the primary outcome measure. RESULTS: A total of 382 participants at baseline, 310 participants at the week 16-20 visit, and 168 participants at the month 12 visit had CBCL data...
September 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887793/alg13-cdg-with-infantile-spasms-in-a-male-patient-due-to-a-de-novo-alg13-gene-mutation
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Wienke H Galama, Sandra L J Verhaagen-van den Akker, Dirk J Lefeber, Ilse Feenstra, Aad Verrips
A boy presented at the age of 3.5 months with a developmental delay. He developed infantile spasms with hypsarrhytmia on EEG 1 month later. Additional symptoms were delayed visual development, asymmetrical hearing loss, hypotonia, and choreoathetoid movements. He also had some dysmorphic features and was vulnerable for infections. He was treated successively with vigabatrin, prednisolone, valproic acid, nitrazepam, and lamotrigine without a lasting clinical effect, but showed a treatment response to levetiracetam...
September 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885085/targeting-the-central-projection-of-the-dural-trigeminovascular-system-for-migraine-prophylaxis
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Simon Akerman, Marcela Romero-Reyes
Migraine abortives likely target both peripheral-dural and central trigeminovascular mechanisms in mediating their therapeutic effects. However, in preclinical assays, many migraine preventives have little success at inhibiting similar trigeminovascular-mediated peripheral changes within the dural microenvironment. In addition, their effects on central trigeminovascular neuronal responses are largely unknown. Using a validated preclinical model of acute dural-intracranial (migraine-like) head pain, using Sprague Dawley rats, we tested whether migraine preventives suppress ongoing firing of central trigeminocervical neurons, and evoked responses to cranial neurovascular activation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884979/effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-epileptic-patients
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Qilun Lai, Chunhong Shen, Yang Zheng, Yinxi Zhang, Yi Guo, Meiping Ding
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It has been reported that taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may increase the risk of atherosclerosis. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the carotid artery intima-media thickness (CA-IMT) as a surrogate factor for atherosclerosis in epileptic patients. METHODS: We searched NCBI (PubMed), ISI Web of Knowledge, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases for studies of the association between AEDs and CA-IMT in epileptic patients. A random-effects meta-analysis was used to pool results across studies...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865389/self-assessed-remission-rates-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-of-depressive-disorders
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O Brus, Y Cao, E Gustafsson, M Hultén, M Landen, J Lundberg, P Nordanskog, A Nordenskjöld
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) effectively treats severe depression, but not all patients remit. The aim of the study was to identify clinical factors that associate with ECT-induced remission in a community setting. METHODS: Depressed patients who underwent ECT in 2011-2014 were identified from the Swedish National Quality Register for ECT. Remission was defined as self-rated Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale scores of 0-10 after ECT. Other registers provided data on previous antidepressant use, comorbidities, and demographics...
July 21, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862044/acute-lamotrigine-overdose-a-systematic-review-of-published-adult-and-pediatric-cases
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Bader Alyahya, Marjorie Friesen, Bénédicte Nauche, Martin Laliberté
CONTEXT: Lamotrigine is a broad-spectrum anticonvulsant commonly used to treat seizure and bipolar mood disorders. Evidence from case series and retrospective studies indicate that lamotrigine overdose is usually benign. However, there are reported cases of cardiac arrest and mortality following lamotrigine overdose. We undertook a systematic review of the literature on lamotrigine overdoses to better understand the clinical severity, the relevance of serum concentrations, and therapeutic interventions for overdose...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860779/erratum-assessment-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-lamotrigine-over-the-course-of-1-year-observation-in-japanese-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-post-marketing-surveillance-study-report-corrigendum
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[This corrects the article on p. 1441 in vol. 13, PMID: 28652744.].
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860716/preliminary-study-of-nanonized-lamotrigine-containing-products-for-nasal-powder-formulation
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Péter Gieszinger, Ildikó Csóka, Edina Pallagi, Gábor Katona, Orsolya Jójárt-Laczkovich, Piroska Szabó-Révész, Rita Ambrus
The nasal delivery of drugs offers a great alternative route to avoid adverse events and to increase patient compliance due to its advantageous properties. Besides nasal application, topical, systemic and central effects are also available. Nasal powders (NPs) have better adhesion due to the additive polymers that may be, eg, gelling or good wettability agents; thus, their bioavailability is better compared to the liquid formulations. Using nanoparticles, innovative and more efficient products can be achieved, which may lead to the improvement of different therapies...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858450/ketamine-for-depression-5-potential-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-drug-interactions
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Chittaranjan Andrade
Ketamine, administered in subanesthetic doses, is gaining recognition as an off-label treatment for severe and even treatment-refractory depression. This article explores potential pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions of relevance to the use of ketamine in depression. Sparse evidence suggests that ketamine will not induce clinically significant drug interactions except to the extent that these are predictable by its clinical actions. A small body of literature indicates that drugs that induce cytochrome P450 (CYP)2B6 and CYP3A4 will reduce exposure to ketamine and that drugs that inhibit these enzymes will increase exposure to ketamine...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857179/comparative-effectiveness-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-patients-with-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Ganna Androsova, Roland Krause, Mojgansadat Borghei, Merel Wassenaar, Pauls Auce, Andreja Avbersek, Felicitas Becker, Bianca Berghuis, Ellen Campbell, Antonietta Coppola, Ben Francis, Stefan Wolking, Gianpiero L Cavalleri, John Craig, Norman Delanty, Bobby P C Koeleman, Wolfram S Kunz, Holger Lerche, Anthony G Marson, Josemir W Sander, Graeme J Sills, Pasquale Striano, Federico Zara, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Chantal Depondt
OBJECTIVE: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) is a common epilepsy syndrome that is often poorly controlled by antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. Comparative AED effectiveness studies in this condition are lacking. We report retention, efficacy, and tolerability in a cohort of patients with MTLE-HS. METHODS: Clinical data were collected from a European database of patients with epilepsy. We estimated retention, 12-month seizure freedom, and adverse drug reaction (ADR) rates for the 10 most commonly used AEDs in patients with MTLE-HS...
August 31, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856694/fetal-growth-and-premature-delivery-in-pregnant-women-on-anti-epileptic-drugs
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Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Thomas F McElrath, Page B Pennell, W Allen Hauser, Mark Yerby, Lewis B Holmes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs (AED) use during pregnancy on fetal growth and preterm delivery. METHODS: This study included singleton liveborns born to women enrolled in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry between 1997 and 2016. Data were collected prospectively through telephone interviews. The prevalence of preterm birth (<37 weeks) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) among infants exposed prenatally to AED when used by women with epilepsy (WWE) or women without epilepsy (WWOE) was compared with that among infants unexposed to AEDs and born to WWOE...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838247/the-auditory-and-vestibular-toxicities-induced-by-antiepileptic-drugs
#12
Sherifa A Hamed
Epilepsy is a chronic medical disease in one third of patients and is associated with comorbid adverse somatic conditions due to epilepsy itself or its long-term treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the auditory and vestibular systems. These abnormalities may be reversible or irreversible. Areas covered: This article review the evidence that long-term treatment with some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) [e...
August 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836813/the-trip-of-a-lifetime-hallucinogen-persisting-perceptual-disorder
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Lauren Anderson, Hannah Lake, Mark Walterfang
OBJECTIVES: The differential diagnosis of psychotic symptoms is broad and extends beyond primary psychotic and affective disorders. We aim to illustrate that the chronology and phenomenological nature of hallucinatory symptoms may provide clues towards alternative diagnoses, such as hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder (HPPD). We describe the resurgence of visual pseudo-hallucinations in a young woman in the context of previous substance-induced hallucinatory symptoms and a prior diagnosis of occipital lobe epilepsy...
August 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833962/biochemical-and-genetic-predictors-and-correlates-of-response-to-lamotrigine-and-folic-acid-in-bipolar-depression-analysis-of-the-cequel-clinical-trial
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E M Tunbridge, M J Attenburrow, A Gardiner, J M Rendell, C Hinds, G M Goodwin, P J Harrison, J R Geddes
OBJECTIVES: CEQUEL (Comparative Evaluation of QUEtiapine plus Lamotrigine combination versus quetiapine monotherapy [and folic acid versus placebo] in bipolar depression) was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group, 2×2 factorial trial that examined the effect of adding lamotrigine and/or folic acid (FA) to quetiapine in bipolar depression. Lamotrigine improved depression, but its effectiveness was reduced by FA. We investigated the baseline predictors and correlates of clinical response, and the possible basis of the interaction...
August 20, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827852/adverse-effects-of-antiepileptic-drug-lamotrigine-and-oral-implications-case-report
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Ana Ivanišević Malčić, Đurđica Sivić, Jurica Matijević
Here, we report on a patient who presented with extensive oral lesions. The treatment with lamotrigine is described.The patient presented with bilateral facial swellings and mental space swelling with actively draining extra oral sinus tract in the central chin area. Dental medicine professionals should be aware of the risks involved with using this medication, and should recognize the population at risk among patients suffering from epilepsy, bipolar and neurologic disorders.
June 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818612/epidemiological-and-clinical-variables-related-with-the-predominant-polarity-on-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Jesús García-Jiménez, Marisol Álvarez-Fernández, Lidia Aguado-Bailón, Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas
INTRODUCTION: Current classification of bipolar disorder (BD) in type i or type ii, however useful, may be insufficient to provide relevant clinical information in some patients. As a result, complementary classifications are being proposed, like the predominant polarity (PP) based, which is defined as a clear tendency in the patient to present relapses in the manic or depressive poles. METHODS: We carried out a search in PubMed and Web of Science databases, following the Preferred Items for Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses -PRISMA- guidelines, to identify studies about BD reporting PP...
August 14, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818511/vitamin-d-enhances-antiepileptic-and-cognitive-effects-of-lamotrigine-in-pentylenetetrazole-kindled-rats
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Ali F Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A Afify, Amal M Mahfouz, Naiyer Shahzad, Ghazi A Bamagous, Saeed S Al Ghamdi
Despite long use of antiepileptic drugs, it remains a challenge to achieve seizure control while reducing adverse effects and preventing cognitive impairment. Several lines of evidence suggest a role of vitamin D in epilepsy. So this study aimed to investigate the effect of vitamin D on epileptogenesis, cognitive dysfunction and antiepileptic activity of lamotrigine, in a rat model of chemical kindling. Rats were kindled by pentylenetetrazole injections every other day over four weeks, together with daily oral treatment by either vehicle, vitamin D, lamotrigine or combination of vitamin D and lamotrigine...
August 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817765/preventive-effects-of-lamotrigine-in-bipolar-ii-versus-bipolar-i-disorder
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Takeshi Terao, Atsuko Ishida, Toshifumi Kimura, Masao Yarita, Terufumi Hara
OBJECTIVE: The preventive effects of mood stabilizers on recurrence/relapse in bipolar disorders have been investigated mostly in bipolar I disorder (BPI) patients, with limited reports on bipolar II disorder (BPII) patients. Here, we conducted an explorative data analysis to investigate whether the preventive effect of lamotrigine on recurrence /relapse in BPII is better than in BPI. METHODS: Data from Japanese patients with a diagnosis of BPI or BPII according to DSM-IV-TR were analyzed in an open-label, noninterventional, naturalistic, prospective postmarketing surveillance study of lamotrigine...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815754/pharmacokinetic-interactions-and-dosing-rationale-for-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-and-children
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S C van Dijkman, W M Rauwé, M Danhof, O Della Pasqua
AIM: Population pharmacokinetic modelling has been widely used across many therapeutic areas to identify sources of variability, which are incorporated into models as covariate factors. Despite numerous publications on pharmacokinetic (PK) drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), such data are not used to support the dose rationale for polytherapy in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Here we assess the impact of DDIs on plasma concentrations and evaluate the need for AED dose adjustment...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811247/pharmacological-analysis-of-poecilotheria-spider-venoms-in-mice-provides-clues-for-human-treatment
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Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy, Anfisa Popova, Evgeniia Lagereva, Daniil Osipov, Antonina Berkut, Eugene Grishin, Alexander Vassilevski
Bites of tiger spiders belonging to Poecilotheria genus cause moderate to severe pain and long-lasting local or generalized muscle cramps in humans. Bites occur in regions of the spiders' natural habitat, India and Sri Lanka, but the popularity of these colorful tarantulas as pets leads to reports of envenomation cases worldwide. Treatment is predominantly symptomatic and often inadequate since there is almost no clinical or toxicology research data available, and physicians outside India or Sri Lanka typically have no experience in treating such cases...
August 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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