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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769251/systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-resective-surgery-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Puneet Jain, George Tomlinson, Carter Snead, Beate Sander, Elysa Widjaja
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) versus selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) on seizure-free outcome in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, using both direct and indirect evidence from the literature. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for original research articles and systematic reviews comparing ATL versus SAH, and ATL or SAH versus medical management (MM). The outcome was seizure freedom at 12 months of follow-up or longer...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754014/efficacy-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Pablo Cabezudo-García, Natalia Mena-Vázquez, Macarena Villagrán-García, Pedro J Serrano-Castro
OBJECTIVE: Review the evidence of the efficacy of AEDs (antiepileptic drugs) in autoimmune epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature research on Medline and Embase was carried out through January 2018. We included MeSH terms, free text and terms related to "autoimmune epilepsy", "autoimmune encephalitis", "limbic encephalitis", "autoimmune seizures", "antiepileptic drug", "seizure treatment", and "epilepsy treatment"...
May 7, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750340/health-care-practitioners-perceptions-of-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-and-quantitative-studies
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Gregg H Rawlings, Markus Reuber
A recent systematic synthesis of qualitative research demonstrated that patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) often experience unsatisfactory encounters with health care practitioners (HCPs). It is important to understand such interactions from the perspective of those responsible for delivering care. This systematic review aimed to examine the attitudes and perceptions of HCPs toward PNES. A systematic search of 3 databases (Web of Science, PubMed, and CINAHL) was conducted in November 2017...
May 11, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744790/comparative-efficacy-of-antiepileptic-drugs-for-patients-with-generalized-epileptic-seizures-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analyses
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Marília Silveira de Almeida Campos, Lorena Rocha Ayres, Manuela Roque Siane Morelo, Fabiana Angelo Marques Carizio, Leonardo Régis Leira Pereira
Background Valproate is a widely prescribed antiepileptic drug for generalized epilepsies, due to the extensive knowledge on its efficacy since it is on the market for many decades. However, a large number of new antiepileptic medicines was introduced into clinical practice and may be better options for treatment, considering that these medicines differ in terms of efficacy spectrum. Despite extensive research, questions regarding which medicine would constitute the first option for the monotherapy treatment of generalized epilepsy remain...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735512/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-does-not-meaningfully-reduce-depression-in-most-people-with-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-of-clinically-reliable-improvement
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Adam J Noble, James Reilly, James Temple, Peter L Fisher
Psychological treatment is recommended for depression and anxiety in those with epilepsy. This review used standardised criteria to evaluate, for the first time, the clinical relevance of any symptom change these treatments afford patients. Databases were searched until March 2017 for relevant trials in adults. Trial quality was assessed and trial authors asked for individual participants' pre-treatment and post-treatment distress data. Jacobson's methodology determined the proportion in the different trial arms demonstrating reliable symptom change on primary and secondary outcome measures and its direction...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730501/language-skills-in-children-with-benign-childhood-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes-a-systematic-review
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Joana Teixeira, Maria Emília Santos
Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is the epileptic syndrome that most affects preschool and school-age children. Despite being usually considered a benign condition, several studies have shown that this epileptic syndrome is responsible for cognitive morbidities in children, namely at the level of attention and memory, as well as language. However, language disorders are still superficially addressed by the literature. This review aimed to compile and synthesize recent literature in this area...
May 3, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720158/a-systematic-review-comparing-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-term-infants-with-hypoxic-and-vascular-brain-injury-with-and-without-seizures
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T R De Haan, J Langeslag, J H van der Lee, A H van Kaam
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that neonatal seizures in term neonates with stroke, asphyxia or brain haemorrhage might be associated with adverse neurodevelopment and development of epilepsy. The extent of this association is not known. The objective of this study was to assess the possible impact of neonatal seizures on these outcomes and if possible calculate a relative risk. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed (study period January 2000-June 2015)...
May 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712519/systematic-review-of-health-economic-studies-in-cranial-neurosurgery
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Won Hyung A Ryu, Michael M H Yang, Sandeep Muram, W Bradley Jacobs, Steven Casha, Jay Riva-Cambrin
OBJECTIVE As the cost of health care continues to increase, there is a growing emphasis on evaluating the relative economic value of treatment options to guide resource allocation. The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the current evidence regarding the cost-effectiveness of cranial neurosurgery procedures. METHODS The authors performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library, focusing on themes of economic evaluation and cranial neurosurgery following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines...
May 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694337/experimental-cerebral-hemispherectomy-in-rodent-models-a-systematic-review-of-current-literature
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Cezar Octavian Morosanu, Razvan Lucian Jurca, Larisa Simonca, Roxana Flavia Ilies, Remus Moldovan, Ioan Stefan Florian, Gabriela Adriana Filip
Cerebral hemispherectomy is a neurosurgical procedure that involves surgically removing one hemisphere of the brain, used as a therapeutic option in severe cases of intractable epilepsy. Several animal models have contributed to our understanding of the underlying neuromechanisms. The review was based on a PubMed search using the terms "hemispherectomy" and "mouse" or "rat" or "rodent", with no limitation of year of study or language. We identified a series of elements that were collected and analyzed that add up to our contemporary knowledge of this procedure...
2018: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685430/the-hla-b-15-02-polymorphism-and-tegretol-%C3%A2-induced-serious-cutaneous-reactions-in-epilepsy-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
M Chouchi, W Kaabachi, K Tizaoui, R Daghfous, S E Aidli, L Hila
Tegretol® [carbamazepine (CBZ)], an aromatic drug approved for epilepsy treatment, can induce adverse drug reactions (ADRs) after its administration. Several genetic studies of epilepsy have shown that genetic polymorphisms increase the risk of ADRs, and some interactions between CBZ and other treatments can also induce adverse effects. Thus, to avoid such interactions and to provide an overview of the genetic profiles involved in ADRs with CBZ, for the first time, a systematic review and meta-analysis focusing on epilepsy was performed, using Cochrane Library, Embase and PubMed databases to find studies published between January 1980 and October 2016...
April 20, 2018: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676112/-effect-of-animal-medicines-for-extinguishing-wind-to-arrest-convulsions-on-central-nervous-system-diseases
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REVIEW
Zhi-Jie Yu, Jin-Song Li, Wei Peng, Ping Wang, Liang Xiong, Yu-Jie Liu, Ying Xu, Tao Sun
The human health is seriously affected by central nervous system(CNS) diseases, but the pathogenesis of CNS diseases is still not completely clear. Currently, the drugs used to treat CNS diseases are mainly receptor modulators and neurotransmitter inhibitors, which have serious side effects; and there are short of drugs for treating CNS diseases clinically. Studies suggest that animal medicines mainly include protein, polypeptide and small-molecule compounds, and have such pharmacological effects in calming, resisting convulsions and improving brain tissues...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660506/correlates-of-stigma-in-adults-with-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-of-quantitative-studies
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REVIEW
David Baker, Fiona J R Eccles, Helen L Caswell
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to identify quantitative correlates, predictors, and outcomes of stigma in adults with epilepsy living in Western countries. METHODS: To identify relevant literature, four academic databases (PsycINFO, CINAHL, PubMed, and Scopus) were systematically searched using key terms related to stigma and epilepsy. RESULTS: Thirty-three research papers reporting findings from 25 quantitative studies of correlates of stigma in epilepsy were identified...
April 13, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625272/reporting-bias-in-completed-epilepsy-intervention-trials-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Appaji Rayi, Stephanie Thompson, David Gloss, Konark Malhotra
OBJECTIVE: To explore the evidence of reporting bias among completed epilepsy intervention trials (EITs) and compliance of applicable EITs to Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA). METHODS: We included consecutive EITs registered as completed on ClinicalTrials.gov from 2008 to 2015. Descriptive data was collected including study type, study phase, funding source, primary completion date, and result reporting date. Time to result reporting was analyzed using Kaplan-Meier estimates for two time periods (2008-2011 and 2012-2015)...
March 30, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623027/preclinical-to-clinical-translation-of-studies-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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Gabriela G Regner, Patrícia Pereira, Douglas T Leffa, Carla de Oliveira, Rafael Vercelino, Felipe Fregni, Iraci L S Torres
Epilepsy is a chronic brain syndrome characterized by recurrent seizures resulting from excessive neuronal discharges. Despite the development of various new antiepileptic drugs, many patients are refractory to treatment and report side effects. Non-invasive methods of brain stimulation, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), have been tested as alternative approaches to directly modulate the excitability of epileptogenic neural circuits. Although some pilot and initial clinical studies have shown positive results, there is still uncertainty regarding the next steps of investigation in this field...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620010/epilepsy-surgery-for-patients-with-genetic-refractory-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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Remi Stevelink, Maurits Wcb Sanders, Maarten P Tuinman, Eva H Brilstra, Bobby Pc Koeleman, Floor E Jansen, Kees Pj Braun
In recent years, many different DNA mutations underlying the development of refractory epilepsy have been discovered. However, genetic diagnostics are still not routinely performed during presurgical evaluation and reports on epilepsy surgery outcome for patients with genetic refractory epilepsy are limited. We aimed to create an overview of the literature on seizure outcome following epilepsy surgery in patients with different genetic causes of refractory epilepsy. We systematically searched PubMed and Embase prior to January 2017 and included studies describing treatment outcome following epilepsy surgery in patients with genetic causes of epilepsy...
April 1, 2018: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620008/de-novo-late-onset-absence-status-epilepticus-or-late-onset-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Francesco Brigo, Veronica Tavernelli, Raffaele Nardone, Eugen Trinka
Idiopathic (genetic) generalized epilepsies (IGEs) are age-related epileptic syndromes with typical age onset in childhood or adolescence. We report a patient with de novo late-onset absence status epilepticus (ASE) occurring at the age of 64 years, with clinical and EEG features suggestive of late-onset IGE. We also discuss the relationship between de novo late-onset ASE and late-onset IGE, and provide a comprehensive and critical review of the available literature on late-onset (i.e. onset ≥60 years) IGE...
April 5, 2018: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609075/the-prevalence-rates-of-medication-adherence-and-factors-influencing-adherence-to-antiepileptic-drugs-in-children-with-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chunsong Yang, Zilong Hao, Dan Yu, Qunfen Xu, Lingli Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to assess antiepileptic drug (AED) adherence rates, and to identify the characteristics associated with nonadherence in children. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from inception to June 2017. Observational studies addressing medication adherence or examining factors influencing AED adherence were included. RESULTS: We included 22 studies, involving 3955 participants. The general quality of included studies were rated as high quality...
March 27, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603802/paediatric-antiepileptic-polytherapy-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-neurobehavioural-effects-and-a-tertiary-centre-experience
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D Plevin, J Jureidini, S Howell, N Smith
AIM: This paper presents the prevalence of antiepileptic polytherapy at a single tertiary institution and systematically reviews the evidence base for its efficacy and neurobehavioural safety in children. METHOD: Prevalence of antiepileptic polypharmacy was determined from pharmacy dispensing records at a paediatric tertiary hospital and neurobehavioural comorbidities quantified through casenote review; comparison is made with studies evaluating the neurobehavioural safety of antiepileptic polytherapy, identified via systematic literature review...
March 30, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588988/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-drug-resistant-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis-of-real-world-evidence
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Yonatan A Cooper, Sean T Pianka, Naif M Alotaibi, Diana Babayan, Bahar Salavati, Alexander G Weil, George M Ibrahim, Anthony C Wang, Aria Fallah
Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of real-world evidence for the use of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, Scopus, Medline, and clinicaltrials.gov for all relevant articles. Relevant patient and stimulation predictors as well as seizure outcomes were assessed. For studies with and without individual participant data (IPD), the primary outcomes were the rate of "favorable response" (reduction in seizure frequency ≥50%) and pooled event rate of mean reduction in seizure frequency, respectively...
March 2018: Epilepsia Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579553/a-systematic-review-of-quality-of-life-in-parents-of-children-with-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Klajdi Puka, Tamara P Tavares, Kelly K Anderson, Mark A Ferro, Kathy N Speechley
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to 1) describe the quality of life (QOL) of parents of children with childhood-onset epilepsy (CWE), 2) identify factors associated with parental QOL, and 3) evaluate the association between parents' QOL and children's psychological well-being. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO and conducted forward and backward citation tracking. A total of 15 articles met inclusion criteria. Parents' QOL was compared with population norms, healthy controls, and parents of children with other chronic conditions...
March 23, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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