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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149668/parental-knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-epilepsy-a-study-from-jordan
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Amira Masri, Samah Aburahma, Aisha Khasawneh, Abdelkarim Al Qudah, Omar Nafi, Miral Al Momani, Faisal Khatib
PURPOSE: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of parents whose children were diagnosed with epilepsy. METHODS: Cross-sectional questionnaire based study of parents who accompanied their children with epilepsy to the child neurology clinics at three university hospitals in Jordan. RESULTS: Most parents (427, 90.3%) knew that epilepsy is not related to a psychiatric disease. Approximately half of the parents (245, 51.8%) used the internet as their source of knowledge, and most used Arabic websites...
November 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143960/predicting-frequent-emergency-department-use-among-children-with-epilepsy-a-retrospective-cohort-study-using-electronic-health-data-from-2-centers
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Zachary M Grinspan, Anup D Patel, Baria Hafeez, Erika L Abramson, Lisa M Kern
OBJECTIVE: Among children with epilepsy, to develop and evaluate a model to predict emergency department (ED) use, an indicator of poor disease control and/or poor access to care. METHODS: We used electronic health record data from 2013 to predict ED use in 2014 at 2 centers, benchmarking predictive performance against machine learning algorithms. We evaluated algorithms by calculating the expected yearly ED visits among the 5% highest risk individuals. We estimated the breakeven cost per patient per year for an intervention that reduced ED visits by 10%...
November 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142081/genetic-and-molecular-regulation-of-extrasynaptic-gaba-a-receptors-in-the-brain-therapeutic-insights-for-epilepsy
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Shu-Hui Chuang, Doodipala Samba Reddy
GABA-A receptors play a pivotal role in many brain diseases. Epilepsy is caused by acquired conditions and genetic defects in GABA receptor channels regulating neuronal excitability in the brain. The latter is referred to as GABA channelopathies. In the last two decades, major advances have been made in the genetics of epilepsy. The presence of specific GABAergic genetic abnormalities leading to some of the classical epileptic syndromes has been identified. Advances in molecular cloning and recombinant systems have helped characterize mutations in GABA-A receptor subunit genes in clinical neurology...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138358/epileptic-pilocarpine-treated-rats-exhibit-aberrant-hippocampal-epsp-spike-potentiation-but-retain-long-term-potentiation
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Ezekiel Carpenter-Hyland, Edyta K Bichler, Mathew Smith, Robert S Sloviter, Morris Benveniste
Hippocampal neuron plasticity is strongly associated with learning, memory, and cognition. In addition to modification of synaptic function and connectivity, the capacity of hippocampal neurons to undergo plasticity involves the ability to change nonsynaptic excitability. This includes altering the probability that EPSPs will generate action potentials (E-S plasticity). Epilepsy is a prevalent neurological disorder commonly associated with neuronal hyperexcitability and cognitive dysfunction. We examined E-S plasticity in chronically epileptic Sprague-Dawley rats 3-10 weeks after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus CA1 neurons in hippocampal slices were assayed by whole-cell current clamp to measure EPSPs evoked by Schaffer collateral stimulation...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130506/animal-models-of-acquired-epilepsy-insights-into-mechanisms-of-human-epileptogenesis
#5
Albert J Becker
In many patients who suffer from epilepsies, recurrent epileptic seizures do not start at birth but develop later in life. This holds particularly true for epilepsies with a focal seizure origin including focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). TLE most frequently has its seizure onset in the hippocampal formation. Hippocampal biopsies of pharmacoresistant TLE patients undergoing epilepsy surgery for seizure control most frequently reveal the damage pattern of hippocampal sclerosis, i...
November 12, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125184/hepatic-and-hippocampal-cytochrome-p450-enzyme-overexpression-during-spontaneous-recurrent-seizures
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Leonie Runtz, Benoit Girard, Marion Toussenot, Julie Espallergues, Alexis Fayd'Herbe De Maudave, Alexandre Milman, Frederic deBock, Chaitali Ghosh, Nathalie C Guérineau, Jean-Marc Pascussi, Federica Bertaso, Nicola Marchi
OBJECTIVE: Available evidence points to a role of cytochrome P450 (Cyp) drug biotransformation enzymes in central nervous system diseases, including epilepsy. Deviations in drug pharmacokinetic profiles may impact therapeutic outcomes. Here, we ask whether spontaneous recurrent seizure (SRS) activity is sufficient to modulate the expression of major Cyp enzymes in the liver and brain. METHODS: Unilateral intrahippocampal (IH) kainic acid (KA) injections were used to elicit nonconvulsive status epilepticus (SE), epileptogenesis, and SRS, as monitored by video-electroencephalography...
November 10, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122492/d-leucine-evaluation-in-an-epilepsy-model
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Kylie Holden, Adam L Hartman
BACKGROUND: Current medicines do not provide sufficient seizure control for nearly one-third of patients with epilepsy. New options are needed to address this treatment gap. We recently found that the atypical amino acid d-leucine protected against acutely-induced seizures in mice, but its effect in chronic seizures has not been explored. We hypothesized that d-leucine would protect against spontaneous recurrent seizures. We also investigated whether mice lacking a previously-described d-leucine receptor (Tas1R2/R3) would be protected against acutely-induced seizures...
November 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117950/epilepsy-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-nationwide-population-based-register-study
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Joachim Burman, Johan Zelano
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cumulative incidence of epilepsy in a population-based cohort of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to investigate the association between epilepsy and clinical features of MS. METHODS: All available patients in the Swedish MS register (n = 14,545) and 3 age- and sex-matched controls per patient randomly selected from the population register (n = 43,635) were included. Data on clinical features of MS were retrieved from the Swedish MS register, and data on epilepsy and death were retrieved from comprehensive patient registers...
November 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116720/the-croatian-model-of-integrative-prospective-management-of-epilepsy-and-pregnancy
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Snježana Miškov, Romana Gjergja Juraški, Ivan Mikula, Silvio Bašić, Marija Bošnjak Pašić, Vesna Košec, Zlatko Sabol, Aleksandra Fučić, Tomislav Sajko, Vanja Bašić Kes
Epilepsy is the most common neurological complication in pregnancy. Women with epilepsy have a higher risk of complications in pregnancy. In Croatia, women with epilepsy are treated by neurologists at tertiary centers according to the place of residence. We prospectively followed-up pregnancies in women with epilepsy and healthy controls, and analyzed the factors responsible for their delivery outcomes and development of their babies. Healthy pregnant women had a higher level of education and economic status, but pregnant women with epilepsy took folic acid in a higher proportion than controls, possibly due to timely preconception counseling...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111385/jnk1-inhibition-by-licochalcone-a-leads-to-neuronal-protection-against-excitotoxic-insults-derived-of-kainic-acid
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Oriol Busquets, Miren Ettcheto, Ester Verdaguer, Rubén Dario, Carme Auladell, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Jaume Folch, Antoni Camins
The mitogen-activated protein kinase family (MAPK) is an important group of enzymes involved in cellular responses to diverse external stimuli. One of the members of this family is the c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK). The activation of the JNK pathway has been largely associated with the pathogenesis that occurs in epilepsy and neurodegeneration. Kainic acid (KA) administration in rodents is an experimental approach that induces status epilepticus (SE) and replicates many of the phenomenological features of human temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE)...
October 27, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111005/impact-of-non-guideline-based-treatment-of-status-epilepticus
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James Braun, Elizabeth Gau, Stacy Revelle, Laurie Byrne, Abhay Kumar
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study analyzed benzodiazepine usage patterns in relation to guideline recommendations for the treatment of generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) as practiced by emergency medical services (EMS) and the emergency department (ED) of an inner-city hospital. Secondary outcomes of interest were adverse events and admission/discharge outcomes. METHODS: Records of all patients≥18years old diagnosed with GCSE between June 2012 and September 2015 and transported by EMS to our hospital ED were reviewed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110774/epilepsy
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Susanne Fauser, Hayrettin Tumani
Epilepsy is worldwide one of the most common neurologic diseases (prevalence 0.5-1%). The diagnostic procedure following a first epileptic seizure includes cerebral imaging, blood examinations, electroencephalography, and an investigation of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients seen soon after a seizure in order to exclude dangerous causes which require immediate treatment. Basic CSF investigation comprises the determination of cell counts, glucose, and lactate levels in serum and CSF and of albumin, immunoglobulins, and their quotients...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108660/usefulness-of-electroencephalography-for-the-management-of-epilepsy-in-emergency-departments
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A Viloria Alebesque, A López Bravo, E Bellosta Diago, S Santos Lasaosa, J A Mauri Llerda
INTRODUCTION: Electroencephalography (EEG) is an essential diagnostic tool in epilepsy. Its use in emergency departments (ED) is usually restricted to the diagnosis and management of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). However, EDs may also benefit from EEG in the context of other situations in epilepsy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study using the clinical histories of patients treated at our hospital's ED for epileptic seizures and suspicion of NCSE and undergoing EEG studies in 2015 and 2016...
November 3, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108398/blockade-of-p75-neurotrophin-receptor-reverses-irritability-and-anxiety-related-behaviors-in-a-rat-model-of-status-epilepticus
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Soraya Mehrabi, Mahyar Janahamdi, Mohammad Taghi Joghataie, Mahmood Barati, Mohsen Marzban, Mahmoudreza Hadjighassem, Maryam Farahmandfar
Background: Many recent epidemiological studies have shown that epileptic patients are more likely suffer from depression, anxiety, and irritability. However, the cellular mechanisms of epilepsy-induced psychotic behaviors are not fully elucidated. Neurotrophin receptors have been suggested to be involved in epilepsy and also in psychiatric disorders. Up-regulation of p75NTR expression and activation of p75NTR signalling cascades after the seizure have been shown, but the role of the p75 receptor in epilepsy-induced psychotic behaviors has not been documented so far...
November 7, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104261/neurochemical-changes-and-c-fos-mapping-in-the-brain-after-carisbamate-treatment-of-rats-subjected-to-lithium-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
#15
José Eduardo Marques-Carneiro, Astrid Nehlig, Jean-Christophe Cassel, Eduardo Ferreira Castro-Neto, Julia Julie Litzahn, Anne Pereira de Vasconcelos, Maria da Graça Naffah-Mazacoratti, Maria José da Silva Fernandes
The administration of lithium-pilocarpine (LiPilo) in adult rats is a validated model reproducing the main clinical and neuropathological features of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Previous studies have shown that carisbamate (CRS) has the property of modifying epileptogenesis in this model. When treated with CRS, about 50% of rats undergoing LiPilo status epilepticus (SE) develop non-convulsive seizures (NCS) instead of convulsive ones (commonly observed in TLE). The goal of this work was to determine some of the early changes that occur after CRS administration, as they could be involved in the insult- and epileptogenesis-modifying effects of CRS...
November 1, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097567/survival-in-76-cats-with-epilepsy-of-unknown-cause-a-retrospective-study
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Arlette Cornelia Szelecsenyi, Urs Giger, Lorenzo Golini, Ian Mothersill, Paul R Torgerson, Frank Steffen
Survival of cats with epilepsy of unknown cause (EUC) has not been reported. Seizure semiology and its relationship to treatment outcome and survival was studied in a population of 76 cats. A questionnaire for seizure semiology was developed based on experimental data. Seizure semiology was characterised by owner interviews at least one year after discharge. Seizures were classified as (1) primary generalised and (2) focal without and (3) with secondary generalisation. Median age at seizure onset was four (range 0...
November 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097018/antiepileptic-drugs-and-liver-disease
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Jorge Vidaurre, Satya Gedela, Shannon Yarosz
Acute, symptomatic seizures or epilepsy may complicate the course of hepatic disease. Choosing the most appropriate antiepileptic drug in this setting represents a difficult challenge, as most medications are metabolized by the liver. This article focuses on the acute and chronic treatment of seizures in patients with advanced liver disease and reviews the hepatotoxic potential of specific antiepileptic drugs. Newer antiepileptic drugs without, or with minimal, hepatic metabolism, such as levetiracetam, lacosamide, topiramate, gabapentin, and pregabalin should be used as first-line therapy...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096920/significance-of-noncompliance-when-treating-patients-with-epilepsy
#18
Rumyana Kuzmanova, Irina Stefanova, Katerina Stambolieva
INTRODUCTION: The absence of patient's cooperation when it comes to his/her treatment ("noncompliance") is typical to chronic diseases and it is significant problem in medical practice. The term "compliance" means patient's capability of strictly adhering to the recommendations concerning the prescribed treatment. The noncompliance with drug regime is frequent case in patients with epilepsy, it is related to increased risk of epileptic seizures' occurrence and other undesired consequences, including increased costs in the healthcare area...
October 23, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096163/safety-at-the-william-quarrier-scottish-epilepsy-centre
#19
James Anderson, Victoria Grant, Mariam Elgammal, Alison Campbell, Julia Hampshire, Stig Hansen, Aline J C Russell
PURPOSE: We examined the yield from EMFIT bed alarms and staff response time to generalised seizure in a medium term residential assessment unit for epilepsy. METHODS: The Scottish Epilpesy Centre (SEC) has a Video Observation System (VOS) that provides continuous recording of all patient spaces (external and internal) and allows retention of clinically relevant events. A retrospective audit of daily EMFIT test records, nursing seizure record sheets (seizure type and EMFIT alert status), clinical incident reporting systems and the VOS database of retained clinical events was conducted for an 9 month period from April 1st 2016 till December 31st 2016...
October 16, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093637/structural-and-functional-alterations-at-pre-epileptic-stage-are-closely-associated-with-epileptogenesis-in-pilocarpine-induced-epilepsy-model
#20
Hani Kim, Yunsook Choi, Hye-Young Joung, Yun Seo Choi, Hyeon Jin Kim, Yohan Joo, Jin-Hwan Oh, Hoo Jae Hann, Zang-Hee Cho, Hyang Woon Lee
Pilocarpine-induced rat epilepsy model is an established animal model that mimics medial temporal lobe epilepsy in humans. The purpose of this study was to investigate neuroimaging abnormalities in various stages of epileptogenesis and to correlate them with seizure severity in pilocarpine-induced rat epilepsy model. Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were subject to continuous video and electroencephalographic monitoring after inducing status epilepticus (SE) and seizure severity was estimated by frequency and total durations of class 3 to 5 spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS) by modified Racine's classification...
October 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
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