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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227795/divergent-effects-of-levetiracetam-and-tiagabine-against-spontaneous-seizures-in-adult-rats-following-neonatal-hypoxia
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Raymond Dunn, Bridget N Queenan, Daniel T S Pak, Patrick A Forcelli
Animal models are valuable tools for screening novel therapies for patients who suffer from epilepsy. However, a wide array of models are necessary to cover the diversity of human epilepsies. In humans, neonatal hypoxia (or hypoxia-ischemia) is one of the most common causes of epilepsy early in life. Hypoxia-induced seizures (HS) during the neonatal period can also lead to spontaneous seizures in adulthood. This phenomenon, i.e., early-life hypoxia leading to adult epilepsy - is also seen in experimental models, including rats...
December 5, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226520/a-novel-homozygous-slc25a1-mutation-with-impaired-mitochondrial-complex-v-possible-phenotypic-expansion
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Idan Cohen, Orna Staretz-Chacham, Ohad Wormser, Yonatan Perez, Ann Saada, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
SLC25A1 mutations are associated with combined D,L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (DL- 2HGA; OMIM #615182), characterized by muscular hypotonia, severe neurodevelopmental dysfunction and intractable seizures. SLC25A1 encodes the mitochondrial citrate carrier (CIC), which mediates efflux of the mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediates citrate and isocitrate in exchange for cytosolic malate. Only a single family with an SLC25A1 mutation has been described in which mitochondrial respiratory chain dysfunction was documented, specifically in complex IV...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223823/the-effect-of-reducing-eeg-electrode-number-on-the-visual-interpretation-of-the-human-expert-for-neonatal-seizure-detection
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Nathan J Stevenson, Leena Lauronen, Sampsa Vanhatalo
OBJECTIVES: To measure changes in the visual interpretation of the EEG by the human expert for neonatal seizure detection when reducing the number of recording electrodes. METHODS: EEGs were recorded from 45 infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Three experts annotated seizures in EEG montages derived from 19, 8 and 4 electrodes. Differences between annotations were assessed by comparing intra-montage with inter-montage agreement (K). RESULTS: Three experts annotated 4464 seizures across all infants and montages...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205704/hypoglycemia-in-sulfonylurea-treated-kcnj11-neonatal-diabetes-mild-moderate-symptomatic-episodes-occur-infrequently-but-none-involving-unconsciousness-or-seizures
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Monica S Lanning, David Carmody, Łukasz Szczerbiński, Lisa R Letourneau, Rochelle N Naylor, Siri Atma W Greeley
BACKGROUND: Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) caused by mutations in KCNJ11 can be successfully treated with high dose oral sulfonylureas; however, little data is available on the risk of hypoglycemia. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, severity, and clinical significance of hypoglycemia in KCNJ11-related NDM. METHODS: Utilizing the University of Chicago Monogenic Diabetes Registry, parents completed an online questionnaire addressing hypoglycemia...
December 5, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199884/congenital-cavitary-optic-disc-anomaly-and-axenfeld-s-anomaly-in-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohsin H Ali, Nathalie F Azar, Vinay Aakalu, Felix Y Chau, Javaneh Abbasian, Pete Setabutr, Irene H Maumenee
BACKGROUND: Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome caused by a heterozygous deletion on chromosome 4p16.3 and is characterized by a "Greek warrior helmet" facies, hypotonia, developmental delay, seizures, structural central nervous system defects, intrauterine growth restriction, sketelal anomalies, cardiac defects, abnormal tooth development, and hearing loss. A variety of ocular manifestations may occur in up to 40% of patients. MATERIALS/METHODS: We report the genetic testing results, systemic findings, and complete ophthalmologic examination findings in a patient with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, including external photography, RetCam3 (Clarity Medical Systems, Pleasonton, CA) goniography, and fundus photography...
December 4, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199490/the-role-of-electroencephalogram-in-neonatal-seizure-detection
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Francesco Pisani, Elena Pavlidis
The role of EEG in neonatal seizure detection is well-established, being the multichannel video-EEG the gold standard. However, in the clinical practice often amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG) is used, in order to overcome the difficulties related to EEG use. Areas covered: An overview regarding neonatal seizures, current tools used to detect these (multichannel EEG versus aEEG) with respective strenghts and limitations, and some tools that can implement the use of multichannel EEG in the NICU. Expert commentary: Multichannel video-EEG is still a gold standard for seizure detection...
December 4, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194744/pharmacokinetics-of-the-anti-convulsant-levetiracetam-in-neonatal-foals
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K D MacDonald, K A Hart, J L Davis, L J Berghaus, S Giguère
BACKGROUND: Seizures are a common manifestation of neurologic disease in the neonatal foal and are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. Current anti-epileptic options are effective, but often have undesirable adverse effects, short duration of action, and high cost. Levetiracetam has an ideal safety and pharmacokinetic profile in multiple species, including the adult horse, and may be a safe and cost-effective alternative anti-convulsant in neonatal foals...
December 1, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193663/clinical-and-genetic-characterization-of-ap4b1-associated-spg47
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Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Chi Cheng, Kira Dies, Amelia Diplock, Danielle B Pier, Conor S Ryan, Brendan C Lanpher, Jennifer Hirst, Wendy K Chung, Mustafa Sahin, Elisabeth Rosser, Basil Darras, James T Bennett
The hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by degeneration of the corticospinal and spinocerebellar tracts leading to progressive spasticity. One subtype, spastic paraplegia type 47 (SPG47 or HSP-AP4B1), is due to bi-allelic loss-of-function mutations in the AP4B1 gene. AP4B1 is a subunit of the adapter protein complex 4 (AP-4), a heterotetrameric protein complex that regulates the transport of membrane proteins. Since 2011, 11 individuals from six families with AP4B1 mutations have been reported, nine of whom had homozygous mutations and were from consanguineous families...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181841/epidural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-pre-eclampsia-in-non-labouring-women
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Amita Ray, Sujoy Ray
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder, which is characterised by hypertension and multisystem organ involvement and which has significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Failure of the placental vascular remodelling and reduced uteroplacental flow form the etiopathological basis of pre-eclampsia. There are several established therapies for pre-eclampsia including antihypertensives and anticonvulsants. Most of these therapies aim at controlling the blood pressure or preventing complications of elevated blood pressure, or both...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180541/neonatal-brain-injuries-in-england-population-based-incidence-derived-from-routinely-recorded-clinical-data-held-in-the-national-neonatal-research-database
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Chris Gale, Yevgeniy Statnikov, Sena Jawad, Sabita N Uthaya, Neena Modi
OBJECTIVE: In 2015, the Department of Health in England announced an ambition to reduce 'brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth'. We describe the development of a pragmatic case definition and present annual incidence rates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using data held in the National Neonatal Research Database (NNRD) extracted from neonatal electronic patient records from all National Health Service (NHS) neonatal units in England, Wales and Scotland...
October 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179256/synj1-gene-associated-with-neonatal-onset-of-neurodegenerative-disorder-and-intractable-seizure
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Nuha Al Zaabi, Noora Al Menhali, Fatma Al-Jasmi
BACKGROUND: Synaptojanin 1 is encoded by the SYNJ1(MIM 604297) and plays a major role in phosphorylation and recycling of synaptic vesicles. Mutation of SYNJ1 is associated with two distinct phenotypes; a known homozygous missense mutation (p.Arg258Gln) associated with early-onset Parkinson disease (MIM 615530), whereas mutation with complete loss of SYNJ1 function result in a lethal neurodegenerative disease with intractable seizure and tauopathies (MIM 617389). METHODS: We report two related children from consanguineous family presented with intractable seizure, profound developmental delay, failure to thrive, acquired microcephaly, and hypotonia...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179233/a-systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-levetiracetam-in-neonatal-seizures
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Daryl C McHugh, Shannon Lancaster, Louis N Manganas
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November 27, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176138/clinical-manifestations-and-amplitude-integrated-encephalogram-in-neonates-with-early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Li-Li Liu, Xin-Lin Hou, Dan-Dan Zhang, Guo-Yu Sun, Cong-Le Zhou, Yi Jiang, Ze-Zhong Tang, Rui Zhang, Yun Cui
BACKGROUND: The patients with early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (EOEE) suffer from neurodevelopmental delay. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical manifestations and amplitude-integrated encephalogram (aEEG) characteristics of infants with EOEE with onset within the neonatal period, to make early diagnosis to improve the prognosis. METHODS: One-hundred and twenty-eight patients with neonatal seizure were enrolled and followed up till 1 year old. Sixty-six neonates evolved into EOEE were as the EOEE group, the other 62 were as the non-EOEE (nEOEE) group...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173786/drug-treatment-of-seizures-and-epilepsy-in-newborns-and-children
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REVIEW
Louis T Dang, Faye S Silverstein
The mainstay of treatment of childhood epilepsy is to administer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). This article provides an overview of the clinical approach to drug treatment of childhood epilepsy, focusing on general principles of therapy and properties of recently introduced medications. Initiation and cessation of therapy, adverse medication effects, drug interactions, indications for the various AEDs, and off-label use of AEDs are reviewed. The distinct challenges in treatment of epileptic spasms and neonatal seizures are addressed...
December 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172787/adverse-perinatal-outcomes-associated-with-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-section-at-term-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-maternal-obesity
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Ruofan Yao, Sarah D Crimmins, Stephen A Contag, Jerome N Kopelman, Katherine R Goetzinger
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is associated with higher risks for intrapartum complications. Therefore, we sought to determine if trial of labor after cesarean section (TOLAC) will lead to higher maternal and neonatal complications compared to repeat cesarean section (RCD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of singleton nonanomalous births between 37 and 42 weeks GA complicated by maternal obesity (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2) and history of one or two previous cesarean deliveries...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169160/the-use-of-peritoneal-dialysis-in-phenobarbitone-toxicity-in-a-critically-unwell-neonate
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Amelia K Le Page, Alice E Stewart, Charles C Roehr, Lilian M Johnstone, Andis Graudins
BACKGROUND: Phenobarbitone (PB) is the first-line anti-convulsant for neonatal seizures. The use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to enhance drug elimination in cases of neonatal PB overdose has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of neonatal severe PB toxicity and review the elimination of PB by PD. METHODS: Assessment of PD drug clearance. RESULTS: A neonate with prolonged seizures was administered PB. Encephalopathy and myocardial failure developed, which were initially suspected to be secondary to hypoxia...
November 24, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159461/severe-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-requiring-dialysis-aggravated-by-prolonged-fasting-and-intermittent-high-fat-load-in-a-ramadan-fasting-month-in-a-patient-with-cptii-homozygous-mutation
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P Phowthongkum, C Ittiwut, V Shotelersuk
BACKGROUND: Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPTII) deficiency is a mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorder that can present antenatally as congenital brain malformations, or postnatally with lethal neonatal, severe infantile, or the most common adult myopathic forms. No case of severe hyperammonemia without liver dysfunction has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a 23-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with seizures and was found to have markedly elevation of serum ammonia...
November 21, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144406/evaluating-differences-in-aluminum-exposure-through-parenteral-nutrition-in-neonatal-morbidities
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Megan Fortenberry, Lela Hernandez, Jacob Morton
Aluminum is a common contaminant in many components of parenteral nutrition, especially calcium and phosphate additives. Although long-term effects have been described in the literature, short-term effects are not well-known. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration recommends maintaining aluminum at <5 mcg/kg/day. This was a single center, retrospective case-control study of 102 neonatal intensive care unit patients. Patients were included if they had a diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis, rickets/osteopenia, or seizures and received at least 14 days of parenteral nutrition...
November 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140935/cerebral-infarction-and-refractory-seizures-in-a-neonate-with-suspected-zika-virus-infection
#19
Adam Raymond, Jonathan Jakus
Congenital Zika syndrome is a set of congenital anomalies associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy. We present the unique case of a neonate born to a suspected Zika virus positive mother that developed an embolic stroke and medication resistant seizures. This report may impact the evolving definition of congenital Zika syndrome.
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137047/massive-neonatal-intracranial-hemorrhage-caused-by-bromadiolone-a-case-report
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Mingsheng Ma, Mengqi Zhang, Xiaoyan Tang, Zhenghong Li
RATIONALE: Bromadiolone, often called a super-warfarin, is a potent rodenticide with long half-life. Skin and mucosal bleeding is the most common clinical manifestations of its intoxication. Bromadiolone intoxications in adults and children have been reported, but this phenomenon is rarely seen in fetuses. This paper presents a case of neonate with massive intracranial hemorrhage mediated by bromadiolone intoxication, highlighting that the bromadiolone is potentially lethal to the fetus...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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