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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344465/grey-and-white-matter-alterations-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ji Hyun Kim
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) has been classified as a syndrome of idiopathic generalized epilepsy and is characterized by a strong genetic basis, age-specific onset of seizures, specific types of seizures, generalized spike-wave discharges on electroencephalography, and a lack of focal abnormality on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recently, a wide range of advanced neuroimaging techniques have been utilized to elucidate the neuroanatomical substrates and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying JME...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328514/a-systematic-review-of-population-pharmacokinetics-of-valproic-acid
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Janthima Methaneethorn
AIMS: Population pharmacokinetics is an essential tool that helps guiding individualized dosing regimens. The aims of this systematic review are to provide knowledge concerning population pharmacokinetics of valproic acid (VPA) and to identify factors influencing VPA pharmacokinetic variability. METHODS: Pubmed and Embase databases were systematically searched from inception to June, 2017. Relevant articles from reference lists were also included. All population pharmacokinetic studies of VPA conducted in human and employed nonlinear mixed effect modeling approach were included in this review...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325791/the-therapeutic-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-an-update-from-the-national-academies-of-sciences-engineering-and-medicine-report
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Donald I Abrams
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine conducted a rapid turn-around comprehensive review of recent medical literature on The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The 16-member committee adopted the key features of a systematic review process, conducting an extensive search of relevant databases and considered 10,000 recent abstracts to determine their relevance. Primacy was given to recently published systematic reviews and primary research that studied one of the committee's 11 prioritized health endpoints- therapeutic effects; cancer incidence; cardiometabolic risk; respiratory disease; immune function; injury and death; prenatal, perinatal and postnatal outcomes; psychosocial outcomes; mental health; problem Cannabis use; and Cannabis use and abuse of other substances...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325619/clinical-approach-to-the-patient-with-neurogenetic-disease
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Thomas D Bird, Corrie O Smith
Neurogenetic diseases are surprisingly common. This chapter reviews a systematic approach to the evaluation of a patient thought to have such a disease. The emphasis is on first recognizing potential clues to the diagnosis contained in the family history and presentation of symptoms. Ataxia, neuropathy, muscle weakness, dementia, epilepsy, and cognitive delay are all "reservoirs" of neurogenetic disease. A high index of suspicion for genetic causes and a thoughtful evaluation of simplex (sporadic) cases is often necessary...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313968/cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-impact-of-psychological-treatments-for-people-with-epilepsy-on-health-related-quality-of-life
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REVIEW
Rosa Michaelis, Venus Tang, Janelle L Wagner, Avani C Modi, W Curt LaFrance, Laura H Goldstein, Tobias Lundgren, Markus Reuber
OBJECTIVE: Given the significant impact epilepsy can have on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of individuals with this condition and their families, there is great clinical interest in evidence-based psychological treatments aimed at enhancing well-being in people with epilepsy (PWE). An evaluation of the current evidence is needed to assess the effects of psychological treatments for PWE on HRQoL outcomes to inform future therapeutic recommendations and research designs. METHODS: The operational definition of psychological treatments included a broad range of interventions that use psychological or behavioral techniques designed to improve HRQoL, psychiatric comorbidities, and seizure frequency and severity for adults and children with epilepsy...
January 3, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306976/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Tim A M Bouwens van der Vlis, Olaf E M G Schijns, Frédéric L W V J Schaper, Govert Hoogland, Pieter Kubben, Louis Wagner, Rob Rouhl, Yasin Temel, Linda Ackermans
Despite the use of first-choice anti-epileptic drugs and satisfactory seizure outcome rates after resective epilepsy surgery, a considerable percentage of patients do not become seizure free. ANT-DBS may provide for an alternative treatment option in these patients. This literature review discusses the rationale, mechanism of action, clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ANT-DBS in drug-resistant epilepsy patients. A review using systematic methods of the available literature was performed using relevant databases including Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library pertaining to the different aspects ANT-DBS...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302325/prevalence-of-epilepsy-in-china-between-1990-and-2015-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peige Song, Yezhou Liu, Xinwei Yu, Jingjing Wu, Adrienne N Poon, Alessandro Demaio, Wei Wang, Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan
Background: Epilepsy is a major neurological disorder that affects approximately 65 million people worldwide. Globally, the burden of epilepsy is not evenly distributed, with more than 80% of sufferers residing in low- and middle-income countries. This study estimates the burden of epilepsy in mainland China from 1990 to 2015 and explores the variations of burden by age and gender. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature from 1990 to 2015 using Chinese and English academic databases (CNKI, WanFang, VIP and PubMed) to identify population-based prospective studies on the prevalence of epilepsy in mainland Chinese...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285947/eslicarbazepine-acetate-in-epilepsies-with-focal-and-secondary-generalised-seizures-systematic-review-of-current-evidence
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Laurent M Willems, Johann Philipp Zöllner, Esther Paule, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Felix Rosenow, Adam Strzelczyk
Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) is a third-generation antiepileptic drug (AED) approved for adjunctive treatment in adults, children, and adolescents with focal-onset seizures. Recently ESL was approved for initial monotherapy in adults. The intention of this article is to review current evidence for ESL and to summarise its pharmacological profile in comparison to other AEDs of the dibenzazepine group. Areas covered: We performed a systematic literature search in electronic databases (MEDLINE database, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Excerpta Medica dataBASE) using a combined search strategy including the following keywords: eslicarbazepine, epilepsy and seizure...
December 29, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280684/sport-related-concussive-convulsions-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas O Kuhl, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Hannah Burnette, Gary S Solomon, Scott L Zuckerman
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of sport-related concussion (SRC) continues to rise. Presentations of concussed athletes vary from subtle symptoms to notable signs. Between the 4th and 5th iterations of the Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) guidelines, concussive convulsions were removed as a modifying factor, but little evidence or discussion supported this change. While considerable research exists regarding post-traumatic epilepsy in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, convulsions following SRC are relatively understudied...
December 27, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275328/systematic-review-of-structural-and-functional-brain-alterations-in-psychosis-of-epilepsy
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REVIEW
James Allebone, Richard Kanaan, Sarah J Wilson
This systematic review critically assesses structural and functional neuroimaging studies of psychosis of epilepsy (POE). We integrate findings from 18 studies of adults with POE to examine the prevailing view that there is a specific relationship between temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and POE, and that mesial temporal lobe pathology is a biomarker for POE. Our results show: (1) conflicting evidence of volumetric change in the hippocampus and amygdala; (2) distributed structural pathology beyond the mesial temporal lobe; and (3) changes in frontotemporal functional network activation...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220742/meta-analyses-of-newer-antiepileptic-drugs-as-adjunct-for-treatment-of-focal-epilepsy-in-children
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Nurul-Ain Mohd-Tahir, Shu-Chuen Li
AIM: This study conducted a systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) (namely, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, topiramate, vigabatrin, zonisamide, oxcarbazepine, perampanel, gabapentin, and stiripentol) as add-on for treatment of focal epilepsy in children. METHODS: Articles were retrieved from EMBASE, Medline and Cochrane Library from inception to January 2016. Treatment outcomes were analysed based on responder, seizure-free, withdrawal and adverse event rates...
November 22, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200159/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-risk-factors-and-impact-on-the-outcome-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-nordic-protocols
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Joanna S Banerjee, Mats Heyman, Maarit Palomäki, Päivi Lähteenmäki, Mikko Arola, Pekka V Riikonen, Merja I Möttönen, Tuula Lönnqvist, Mervi H Taskinen, Arja H Harila-Saari
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia has been increasingly recognized as a clinicoradiological entity. Our aim was to describe the incidence of PRES in pediatric patients with ALL, identify its risk factors, and examine its prognostic importance. For this research, we conducted a systematic, retrospective review of the patient records in a population-based series of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (n=643) treated in Finland from 1992 to 2008...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200115/medical-complications-of-brain-tumors
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Nimish A Mohile
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses common and emergent medical complications encountered in patients with primary brain tumors. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical studies and systematic reviews published in recent years have improved knowledge regarding the incidence of neurologic and medical complications occurring in patients with primary brain tumors. Studies in tumor-related epilepsy and venous thromboembolism provide data for the clinician to make evidence-based decisions about perioperative management, prophylaxis, and therapy...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196573/costs-of-informal-nursing-care-for-patients-with-neurologic-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Freya Diederich, Hans-Helmut König, Claudia Mietzner, Christian Brettschneider
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the economic burden of informal nursing care (INC), often called informal care, caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson disease (PD), and epilepsy, with special attention to disease severity. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and NHS Economic Evaluation Database for articles on the cost of illness of the diseases specified. Title, abstract, and full-text review were conducted in duplicate by 2 researchers...
December 1, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195226/the-viral-hypothesis-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-is-human-herpes-virus-6-the-missing-link-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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P Wipfler, N Dunn, O Beiki, E Trinka, A Fogdell-Hahn
PURPOSE: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is a common epileptic disorder. Although likely multifactorial, the mechanisms underlying the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease remains unknown in majority of patients. Viruses, particularly Human Herpes Virus 6A and B (HHV-6), two neurotropic herpes viruses, have been implicated in MTLE due to their ubiquitous nature and ability to establish lifelong latency with risk of reactivation. However, the results of studies investigating this relationship are conflicting...
November 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185556/online-tools-for-individuals-with-depression-and-neurologic-conditions-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Sara Lukmanji, Tram Pham, Laura Blaikie, Callie Clark, Nathalie Jetté, Samuel Wiebe, Andrew Bulloch, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Sophia Macrodimitris, Aaron Mackie, Scott B Patten
Background: Patients with neurologic conditions commonly have depression. Online tools have the potential to improve outcomes in these patients in an efficient and accessible manner. We aimed to identify evidence-informed online tools for patients with comorbid neurologic conditions and depression. Methods: A scoping review of online tools (free, publicly available, and not requiring a facilitator) for patients with depression and epilepsy, Parkinson disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or migraine was conducted...
August 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178443/the-past-present-and-future-challenges-in-epilepsy-related-and-sudden-deaths-and-biobanking
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Maria Thom, Maura Boldrini, Elizabeth Bundock, Mary N Sheppard, Orrin Devinsky
Awareness and research on epilepsy-related deaths (ERD), in particular Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), have exponentially increased over the last two decades. Most publications have focused on guidelines that inform clinicians dealing with these deaths, educating patients, potential risk factors and mechanisms. There is a relative paucity of information available for pathologists who conduct these autopsies regarding appropriate post-mortem practice and investigations. As we move from recognizing SUDEP as the most common form of ERD toward in-depth investigations into its causes and prevention, health professionals involved with these autopsies and post-mortem procedure must remain fully informed...
November 27, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174496/is-it-safe-for-people-with-epilepsy-to-donate-blood-a-systematic-review
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Alyssa Kellens, Emmy De Buck, Marie-Paule Emonds, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Lieven Lagae
OBJECTIVE: In many countries people with epilepsy are temporarily or permanently excluded from blood donation. This exclusion is based on the assumption that they are more likely to experience adverse donor reactions such as epileptic seizures, and not on scientific evidence. A systematic review was therefore performed to critically examine the evidence with regard to adverse effects of blood donation on epilepsy patients. METHODS: Five databases (MEDLINE, Embase, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science and CINAHL) were searched for studies from the date of inception until December 2014...
November 23, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157096/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-the-mozart-effect-on-childhood-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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Dana E Brackney, Jessica L Brooks
This systematic review examines the effectiveness of Mozart's music in decreasing seizures in children with epilepsy (Mozart Effect) using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice rating scale(©). A search for articles with "Mozart Effect," "child*," and "epilepsy" was conducted in CINAHL Complete, Science Direct, Cochrane, and PubMed databases. Eight studies were selected based on the exclusion and inclusion criteria after removal of duplicates ( n = 17) and others ( n = 46). Studies included were English language, peer reviewed, published between April 2010 and February 2017, and available in full text with an abstract...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141323/-a-systematic-review-of-seizure-risk-and-efficacy-of-methylphenida-tetreatment-on-epilepsy-combined-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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C Yang, H Z Zhou, S H Wang
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November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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