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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325560/long-term-prognosis-of-childhood-absence-epilepsy
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C Martínez-Ferrández, E Martínez-Salcedo, C Casas-Fernández, H Alarcón-Martínez, S Ibáñez-Micó, R Domingo-Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is considered easily manageable with medication provided that a strict patient classification system is employed. It accounts for 10% of all childhood epilepsy cases starting before the age of 15 and it is most frequent in school-aged girls. The aim of this study is to analyse long-term outcomes of patients diagnosed with CAE according to the Loiseau and Panayiotopoulos criteria and treated during childhood. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study including 69 patients with CAE who are currently older than 11; data were gathered from medical histories, EEG records, and telephone questionnaires...
March 18, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255730/medial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-associated-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-is-a-distinctive-syndrome
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Young Joo No, Chiara Zavanone, Franck Bielle, Vi-Huong Nguyen-Michel, Yves Samson, Claude Adam, Vincent Navarro, Sophie Dupont
Epileptic syndromes are distinctive disorders with specific features, which when taken together, permit a specific diagnosis. There is actually a debate on that medial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis is an epileptic syndrome. To address this issue, we searched for discriminative semiological features between temporal lobe epilepsy patients with hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS patients or group 1), TLE patients with medial structural lesion other than hippocampal sclerosis or in MRI-negative cases with medial onset on further investigations (group 2) and lateral TLE patients (LTLE or group 3)...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094168/clinical-epidemiology-and-treatment-of-febrile-and-afebrile-convulsions-with-mild-gastroenteritis-a-multicenter-study
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Yousuke Higuchi, Toshihide Kubo, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Naoko Nakamura, Ichiro Yokota, Osamu Komiyama, Isamu Kamimaki, Shigenori Yamamoto, Yasushi Uchida, Kyoko Watanabe, Hironori Yamashita, Shigeki Tanaka, Kosei Iguchi, Ryouji Ichimi, Shinichiro Miyagawa, Toshimitsu Takayanagi, Hiroshi Koga, Akinori Shukuya, Akiko Saito, Keizo Horibe
BACKGROUND: We investigated features and responses to treatment in patients with febrile and afebrile convulsions with mild gastroenteritis and characterized convulsions with rotavirus and norovirus gastroenteritis. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational study to evaluate patients with febrile and afebrile convulsions with mild gastroenteritis who were hospitalized between November 2011 and March 2014 at 13 facilities in the National Hospital Organization...
February 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078877/congenital-muscular-dystrophy-and-epilepsy-a-prospective-case-series-of-pediatric-patients
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LETTER
G Vitaliti, P Pavone, C Romano, M Barbagallo, M Vecchio, C Ledda, R Lubrano, R Falsaperla
Congenital Muscular Dystrophies (CMDs) can be considered as a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by marked weakness, generalized hypotonia and joint contractures. They are divided into pure and classical forms, without ocular and cerebral involvement, and complex forms, which are associated with cerebral abnormalities. Seizures have rarely been described in the pure forms while they seem to occur more frequently in complex forms. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of seizure in CMD...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974864/comparative-lateralizing-ability-of-multimodality-mri-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Karabekir Ercan, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Erhan Bilir, Elcin Zan, Halil Arslan
Purpose. The objective is to compare lateralizing ability of three quantitative MR (qMRI) modalities to depict changes of hippocampal architecture with clinical entities in temporal lobe epilepsy. Methods. We evaluated 14 patients with clinical and EEG proven diagnosis of unilateral TLE and 15 healthy volunteers. T1-weighted 3D dataset for volumetry, single-voxel (1)H MR spectroscopy (MRS), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) were performed for bilateral hippocampi of all subjects. Results. Individual volumetric measurements provided accurate lateralization in 85% of the patients, spectroscopy in 57%, and DTI in 57%...
2016: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941110/pre-referral-rectal-artesunate-treatment-by-community-based-treatment-providers-in-ghana-guinea-bissau-tanzania-and-uganda-study-18-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Marian Warsame, Margaret Gyapong, Betty Mpeka, Amabelia Rodrigues, Jan Singlovic, Abdel Babiker, Edison Mworozi, Irene Agyepong, Evelyn Ansah, Robert Azairwe, Sidu Biai, Fred Binka, Peter Folb, John Gyapong, Omari Kimbute, Zena Machinda, Andrew Kitua, Tom Lutalo, Melkzedik Majaha, Jao Mamadu, Zakayo Mrango, Max Petzold, Joseph Rujumba, Isabela Ribeiro, Melba Gomes
BACKGROUND:  If malaria patients who cannot be treated orally are several hours from facilities for injections, rectal artesunate prior to hospital referral can prevent death and disability. The goal is to reduce death from malaria by having rectal artesunate treatment available and used. How best to do this remains unknown. METHODS:  Villages remote from a health facility were randomized to different community-based treatment providers trained to provide rectal artesunate in Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, and Uganda...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903416/post-licensure-phase-iv-safety-study-of-a-live-attenuated-japanese-encephalitis-recombinant-vaccine-in-children-in-thailand
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Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Pornpimol Pruekprasert, Thanyawee Puthanakit, Chitsanu Pancharoen, Auchara Tangsathapornpong, Peninnah Oberdorfer, Pope Kosalaraksa, Olarn Prommalikit, Suwimon Tangkittithaworn, Phirangkul Kerdpanich, Chonnamet Techasaensiri, Joanna Korejwo, Sunate Chuenkitmongkol, Guy Houillon
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease endemic in most countries in Asia. A recombinant live, attenuated Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine, JE-CV, is licensed in 14 countries, including Thailand, for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis in adults and children. METHODS: This was a prospective, phase IV, open-label, multicentre, safety study of JE-CV conducted from November 2013 to April 2015, to evaluate rare serious adverse events (AEs)...
January 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871023/association-of-a-novel-gabrg2-splicing-variation-and-a-ptgs2-cox-2-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-with-taiwanese-febrile-seizures
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Kun-Long Hung, Jao-Shwann Liang, Jinn-Shyan Wang, Hui-Ju Chen, Li-Ju Lin, Jyh-Feng Lu
Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common type of convulsion in infants and young children. The occurrence of FS in a subset of children with febrile illness suggested genetic factors may have an important effect on the predisposition of the disease. Using targeted next generation sequencing (NGS), a novel splicing variation (NM_198903.2:c.1249-1G>T) was identified in the γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA-A) receptor γ2 subunit (GABRG2) gene of a FS patient. To investigate possible association of FS with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase-2 (prostaglandin G/H synthase-2; PTGS2/cyclooxygenase-2; COX2) gene involving in thermoregulatory pathway, eight SNPs, rs689465, rs689466, rs20417, rs13306038, rs201931599, rs689470, rs4648306 and rs4648308, along with 2 previously reported variations in IL1RN (86-bp VNTR) and IL10 (rs1900872) were genotyped and utilized for case-control association studies on 35 FS and 31 non-FS controls...
November 14, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843467/comparison-of-relation-between-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children-with-and-without-simple-febrile-seizure-admitted-in-arak-central-iran
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Bahman Salehi, Parsa Yousefichaijan, Smira Safi Arian, Somaieh Ebrahimi, Mahdyieh Naziri
OBJECTIVE: Febrile seizure is one of the most prevalent childhood convulsions with the most common age of onset at 14-18 mo old. Fever decreases the brain threshold for seizure. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is also a neurologic-behavioral problem defined by attention deficit and hyperactivity according to DSM-IV criteria in which the child must have these signs in two different environments. There is controversy on the possible relation between febrile seizure and ADHD; while some studies approve a strong relation, some exclude any relation and some attribute ADHD to the side effects of other reasons...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810513/trpv1-deletion-exacerbates-hyperthermic-seizures-in-an-age-dependent-manner-in-mice
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Karlene T Barrett, Richard J A Wilson, Morris H Scantlebury
Febrile seizures (FS) are the most common seizure disorder to affect children. Although there is mounting evidence to support that FS occur when children have fever-induced hyperventilation leading to respiratory alkalosis, the underlying mechanisms of hyperthermia-induced hyperventilation and links to FS remain poorly understood. As transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) receptors are heat-sensitive, play an important role in adult thermoregulation and modulate respiratory chemoreceptors, we hypothesize that TRPV1 activation is important for hyperthermia-induced hyperventilation leading to respiratory alkalosis and decreased FS thresholds, and consequently, TRPV1 KO mice will be relatively protected from hyperthermic seizures...
December 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810155/2016-update-of-the-italian-pediatric-society-guidelines-for-management-of-fever-in-children
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Elena Chiappini, Elisabetta Venturini, Giulia Remaschi, Nicola Principi, Riccardo Longhi, Pier-Angelo Tovo, Paolo Becherucci, Francesca Bonsignori, Susanna Esposito, Filippo Festini, Luisa Galli, Bice Lucchesi, Alessandro Mugelli, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Maurizio de Martino
OBJECTIVE: To review new scientific evidence to update the Italian guidelines for managing fever in children as drafted by the panel of the Italian Pediatric Society. STUDY DESIGN: Relevant publications in English and Italian were identified through search of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from May 2012 to November 2015. RESULTS: Previous recommendations are substantially reaffirmed. Antipyretics should be administered with the purpose to control the child's discomfort...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770263/factors-predicting-the-outcome-following-surgical-treatment-of-mesial-temporal-epilepsy-due-to-mesial-temporal-sclerosis
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Rodrigo Antonio Rocha da Cruz Adry, Lucas Crociati Meguins, Sebastião Carlos da Silva Júnior, Carlos Umberto Pereira, Gerardo Maria de Araújo Filho, Lúcia Helena Neves Marques
BACKGROUND: Mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) is the most common disease found in an epilepsy surgery series. Early age of onset, a history of febrile convulsions, epileptiform discharges on EEG, duration of epilepsy, number of generalized seizures and severity of psychiatric disorders are possible prognostic factors in patients with MTS. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review the clinical, semiotic, psychological, electrophysiological and neuroradiological researches and relate their findings to the prognosis of patients with MTS who underwent anteromedial temporal lobectomy (ATL)...
December 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749651/decline-of-neurologic-varicella-complications-in-children-during-the-first-seven-years-after-introduction-of-universal-varicella-vaccination-in-germany-2005-2011
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Andrea Streng, Veit Grote, Anita Rack-Hoch, Johannes G Liese
BACKGROUND: Universal varicella vaccination for 1-year-old children was introduced in Germany in 2004. We investigated changes in the incidence and type of varicella-associated neurologic complications in children during the first 7 years after universal vaccination recommendation. METHODS: A surveillance study was conducted based on patients <17 years of age with an International Classification of Diseases (10th Revision) discharge diagnosis of varicella, annually reported by 22-29 pediatric hospitals in Bavaria, Germany, 2005 to 2011...
January 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613077/new-guidelines-for-management-of-febrile-seizures-in-japan
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REVIEW
Jun Natsume, Shin-Ichiro Hamano, Kuniaki Iyoda, Hideaki Kanemura, Masaya Kubota, Masakazu Mimaki, Shinichi Niijima, Takuya Tanabe, Harumi Yoshinaga, Noriko Kojimahara, Hirohumi Komaki, Kenji Sugai, Tokiko Fukuda, Yoshihiro Maegaki, Hideo Sugie
In 2015, the Japanese Society of Child Neurology released new guidelines for the management of febrile seizures, the first update of such guidelines since 1996. In 1988, the Conference on Febrile Convulsions in Japan published "Guidelines for the Treatment of Febrile Seizures." The Task Committee of the Conference proposed a revised version of the guidelines in 1996; that version released in 1996 was used for the next 19years in Japan for the clinical management of children with febrile seizures. Although the guidelines were very helpful for many clinicians, new guidelines were needed to reflect changes in public health and the dissemination of new medical evidence...
January 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610346/prevalence-of-recent-immunisation-in-children-with-febrile-convulsions
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Leya Motala, Guy D Eslick
AIM: To determine the prevalence of recent immunisation amongst children under 7 years of age presenting for febrile convulsions. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all children under the age of seven presenting with febrile convulsions to a tertiary referral hospital in Sydney. A total of 78 cases occurred in the period January 2011 to July 2012 and were included in the study. Data was extracted from medical records to provide a retrospective review of the convulsions...
August 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601154/seizure-freedom-after-limited-hippocampal-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation
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Han-Tao Li, Ching-Yi Lee, Siew-Na Lim, Chun-Wei Chang, Shih-Tseng Lee, Tony Wu
BACKGROUND: Surgical interventions are often used for freedom from seizure in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. A patient with seizure foci in the left mesiotemporal region underwent limited-size stereotactic radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF-TC) over the left hippocampus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 37-year-old woman with febrile convulsion in her childhood was admitted to our neurologic department with complex partial seizure with secondary generalization...
September 4, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581079/under-five-mortality-pattern-and-associated-risk-factors-a-case-control-study-at-the-princess-marie-louise-children-s-hospital-in-accra-ghana
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Edem M A Tette, Mame Y Nyarko, Edmund T Nartey, Margaret L Neizer, Adolph Egbefome, Fredua Akosa, Richard B Biritwum
BACKGROUND: Millions of children under the age of 5 years die every year. Some of these deaths occur in hospitals and are related to both clinical characteristics and modifiable risk factors. This study investigates the association between malnutrition and mortality and profiles the presenting features in a case-control study of children under 5 years of age who attended Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital (PML) in 2011. METHODS: A total of 120 cases of children under the age of 5 years who were admitted to hospital and died there were matched by sex and age to 120 controls who were children who survived on 1:1 basis from a record of patients admitted to PML in 2011...
August 31, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557879/urinary-kidney-injury-molecules-in-children-with-febrile-seizures
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Ali Güneş, Aydin Ece, Halise Akça, Fesih Aktar, Şehmus Mete, Serhat Samanci, Ünal Uluca, Velat Şen, İlhan Tan, İbrahim Kaplan
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxia occurs following convulsions, and hypoxia is one of the most common causes of acute renal damage. The aim of this study was to investigate urinary levels of kidney injury molecules, including neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), and liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) in children with febrile seizures (FS) for the first time. METHODS: The study included 28 children with FS and 34 age and gender matched healthy children...
October 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27537588/postnatal-sellar-spine-growth-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Takahiro Hosokawa, Yoshitake Yamada, Yumiko Sato, Yutaka Tanami, Jun Kurihara, Eiji Oguma
BACKGROUND: A sellar spine is a bony spur protruding anteriorly from the central portion of the dorsum sellae. Its etiology is an ossified notochordal remnant of the cephalic end of the notochord. It is presumed to be a congenital malformation based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of sellar spine in a 4-year-old boy. A sellar spine should therefore be detectable at birth with or without ossification, and the posterior pituitary lobe should be displaced. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we review the literature and report the first case of typical sellar spine in an 8-year-old girl who presented with precocious puberty, but her MRI taken at age 4 months for a febrile convulsion did not show a sellar spine or posterior pituitary lobe deformation...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446241/paediatric-virology-in-the-hippocratic-corpus
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Ioannis N Mammas, Demetrios A Spandidos
Hippocrates (Island of Kos, 460 B.C.-Larissa, 370 B.C.) is the founder of the most famous Medical School of the classical antiquity. In acknowledgement of his pioneering contribution to the new scientific field of Paediatric Virology, this article provides a systematic analysis of the Hippocratic Corpus, with particular focus on viral infections predominating in neonates and children. A mumps epidemic, affecting the island of Thasos in the 5th century B.C., is described in detail. 'Herpes', a medical term derived from the ancient Greek word 'ἕρπειν', meaning 'to creep' or 'crawl', is used to describe the spreading of cutaneous lesions in both childhood and adulthood...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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