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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314978/can-developmental-venous-anomalies-cause-seizures
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Claire Dussaule, Pascal Masnou, Ghaïdaa Nasser, Frédérique Archambaud, Cécile Cauquil-Michon, Jean-Paul Gagnepain, Viviane Bouilleret, Christian Denier
Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are congenital anatomical variants of normal venous drainage of normal brain. Although DVAs are often discovered on the occasion of a seizure, their involvement in epilepsy is poorly studied. Our objective was to determine whether DVA can cause seizures, in the cases where there is no associated lesion, including no cavernoma or dysplasia. Based on clinical history, cerebral MRI, EEG recording, and (18)F-FDG PET, we report 4 patients with DVA revealed by seizures. The first patient had a convulsive seizure caused by a hemorrhagic infarction due to thrombosis of her DVA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298034/a-protocol-for-postoperative-admission-of-elective-craniotomy-patients-to-a-non-icu-or-step-down-setting
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Jeffrey E Florman, Deborah Cushing, Lynne A Keller, Anand I Rughani
OBJECTIVE Selecting the appropriate patients undergoing craniotomy who can safely forgo postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring remains a source of debate. Through a multidisciplinary work group, the authors redefined their institutional care process for postoperative monitoring of patients undergoing elective craniotomy to include transfer from the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) to the neurosurgical floor. The hypothesis was that an appropriately selected group of patients undergoing craniotomy could be safely managed outside the ICU in the postoperative period...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287070/coregistration-of-multimodal-imaging-is-associated-with-favourable-two-year-seizure-outcome-after-paediatric-epilepsy-surgery
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Michael Scott Perry, Laurie Bailey, Daniel Freedman, David Donahue, Saleem Malik, Hayden Head, Cynthia Keator, Angel Hernandez
Multimodal coregistration uses multiple image datasets coregistered to an anatomical reference (i.e. MRI), allowing multiple studies to be viewed together. Commonly used in intractable epilepsy evaluation and generally accepted to improve localization of the epileptogenic zone, data showing that coregistration improves outcome is lacking. We compared seizure freedom following epilepsy surgery in paediatric patients, evaluated before and after the use of coregistration protocols at our centre, to determine whether this correlated with a change in outcome...
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283728/survey-of-gadolinium-based-contrast-agent-utilization-among-the-members-of-the-society-for-pediatric-radiology-a-quality-and-safety-committee-report
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Einat Blumfield, Michael M Moore, Mary K Drake, Thomas R Goodman, Kristopher N Lewis, Laura T Meyer, Thang D Ngo, Christina Sammet, Arta Luana Stanescu, David W Swenson, Thomas L Slovis, Ramesh S Iyer
BACKGROUND: Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) have been used for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging over the last three decades. Recent reports demonstrated gadolinium retention in patients' brains following intravenous administration. Since gadolinium is a highly toxic heavy metal, there is a potential for adverse effects from prolonged retention or deposition, particularly in children. For this reason, the Society (SPR) for Pediatric Radiology Quality and Safety committee conducted a survey to evaluate the current status of GBCAs usage among pediatric radiologists...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281491/status-epilepticus-refractory-and-super-refractory
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REVIEW
Deepanshu Dubey, Jayantee Kalita, Usha K Misra
Status epilepticus (SE) is an important neurological emergency. It is defined as seizures lasting for 5 minutes or more or recurrent seizures without recovery of consciousness to baseline between the attacks. Refractory SE (RSE) is defined as SE persisting despite sufficient dose of benzodiazepines and at least one antiepileptic drug (AED), irrespective of time. Super refractory SE (SRSE) is defined as SE that continues for 24 hours or more after the use of anesthetic therapy, including cases that recur on weaning of the anesthestic agent...
2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278415/paediatric-active-enhanced-disease-surveillance-inaugural-annual-report-2014
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Yvonne A Zurynski, Jocelynne E McRae, Helen E Quinn, Nicholas J Wood, Kristine K Macartney
INTRODUCTION: The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network is a hospital-based active surveillance system employing prospective case ascertainment of selected uncommon vaccine preventable diseases and potential adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). PAEDS enhances other Australian surveillance systems by providing prospective detailed clinical and laboratory data for the same child. METHODS: Specialist surveillance nurses screen hospital admissions, emergency department records, laboratory and other data, to prospectively identify hospitalised children aged under 15 years in 5 paediatric tertiary referral hospitals in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland...
September 30, 2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270230/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Rebecca Mitchell, Sarah Barton, A Simon Harvey, Katrina Williams
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant condition, caused by mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene. It has widespread systemic manifestations and is associated with significant neurological morbidity. In addition to seizures and cerebral pathology including cortical tubers, subependymal nodules, subependymal giant cell astrocytoma and abnormal white matter, there are recognised neuropsychiatric difficulties including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a range of learning and behaviour problems, recently conceptualised as "tuberous sclerosis-associated neuropsychiatric disorders", or "TAND"...
March 8, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268070/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-1-association-with-pre-operative-clinical-imaging-and-physiological-parameters
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J E Newman, M J Bown, R D Sayers, J P Thompson, T G Robinson, B Williams, R Panerai, P Lacy, A R Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH) is a well recognised, but poorly understood, phenomenon after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) that is associated with post-operative intracranial haemorrhage, hyperperfusion syndrome, and cardiac complications. The aim of the current study was to identify pre-operative clinical, imaging, and physiological parameters associated with PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 CEA patients undergoing CEA under general anaesthesia underwent pre-operative evaluation of 24 hour ambulatory arterial blood pressure (BP), baroreceptor sensitivity, cerebral autoregulation, and transcranial Doppler measurement of cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv) and pulsatility index...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256075/the-use-of-darbepoetin-to-stimulate-erythropoiesis-in-the-treatment-of-anemia-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-dogs
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E H Fiocchi, L D Cowgill, D C Brown, J E Markovich, S Tucker, M A Labato, M B Callan
BACKGROUND: Darbepoetin alfa (darbepoetin) is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent used for the treatment of anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in dogs, but reports describing response are lacking. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of darbepoetin in dogs with anemia secondary to CKD, dosing protocols, and adverse events. ANIMALS: Thirty-three client-owned dogs with naturally occurring CKD, including 26 with comorbidities...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242958/intranasal-delivery-of-mir-146a-mimics-delayed-seizure-onset-in-the-lithium-pilocarpine-mouse-model
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Hua Tao, Jianghao Zhao, Tingting Liu, Yujie Cai, Xu Zhou, Huaijie Xing, Yan Wang, Mingkang Yin, Wangtao Zhong, Zhou Liu, Keshen Li, Bin Zhao, Haihong Zhou, Lili Cui
Unveiling the key mechanism of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) for the development of novel treatments is of increasing interest, and anti-inflammatory miR-146a is now considered a promising molecular target for TLE. In the current study, a C57BL/6 TLE mouse model was established using the lithium-pilocarpine protocol. The seizure degree was evaluated according to the Racine scale, and level 5 was considered the threshold for generalized convulsions. Animals were sacrificed to analyze the hippocampus at three time points (2 h and 4 and 8 weeks after pilocarpine administration to evaluate the acute, latent, and chronic phases, resp...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236698/impact-of-seizure-frequency-reduction-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-clinical-trial-subjects-with-refractory-partial-onset-seizures-a-pooled-analysis-of-phase-iii-clinical-trials-of-eslicarbazepine-acetate
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Fulton F Velez, T Christopher Bond, Kathryn P Anastassopoulos, Xuezhe Wang, Rui Sousa, David Blum, Joyce A Cramer
BACKGROUND: Subjects who received eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) as adjunctive therapy experienced significantly greater seizure frequency reduction (SFR) than placebo in three phase III, randomized, double-blind trials. This analysis compared changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between treatment responders and non-responders across the pooled, per-protocol population (N=842) using the validated Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-31 (QOLIE-31). METHODS: QOLIE-31 scores were calculated for Total Score (TS) and seven subscales; higher scores indicate better HRQOL...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222319/survey-of-the-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approach-to-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Christian M Cabrera Kang, Nicolas Gaspard, Suzette M LaRoche, Brandon Foreman
PURPOSE: We conducted a survey of providers to assess for practice patterns in diagnosing and treating new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE). NORSE is the occurrence of prolonged seizures that are not responsive to initial therapies in otherwise healthy individuals without obvious cause on initial presentation. This entity is thought to have multiple etiologies, including autoimmune. METHOD: A 29-question electronic survey was sent to providers included in the Neurocritical Care Society emailing list...
February 9, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198743/a-retrospective-analysis-of-adverse-events-in-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-2012-2015-lessons-learned-from-1-5-million-treatments
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Hanna Jokinen-Gordon, Richard C Barry, Beckie Watson, D Scott Covington
OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution and occurrence of adverse events recorded during hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy from 2012 to 2015. In this analysis, events are defined as otic/sinus barotrauma, confinement anxiety, hypoglycemia, oxygen toxicity, pneumothorax, seizure, and shortness of breath. DATA AND ANALYSIS: The data for the analysis were drawn from a proprietary electronic health data system that contained information on 1,529,859 hyperbaric treatments administered during 53,371 treatment courses from 2012 to 2015 in outpatient wound care centers across the United States managed by Healogics, Inc, Jacksonville, Florida...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191626/intermittent-auscultation-ia-of-fetal-heart-rate-in-labour-for-fetal-well-being
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REVIEW
Ruth Martis, Ova Emilia, Detty S Nurdiati, Julie Brown
BACKGROUND: The goal of fetal monitoring in labour is the early detection of a hypoxic baby. There are a variety of tools and methods available for intermittent auscultation (IA) of the fetal heart rate (FHR). Low- and middle-income countries usually have only access to a Pinard/Laënnec or the use of a hand-held Doppler device. Currently, there is no robust evidence to guide clinical practice on the most effective IA tool to use, timing intervals and length of listening to the fetal heart for women during established labour...
February 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173780/protocol-for-the-encode-trial-evaluating-a-novel-online-depression-intervention-for-persons-with-epilepsy
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Björn Meyer, Mario Weiss, Martin Holtkamp, Stephan Arnold, Katja Brückner, Johanna Schröder, Franziska Scheibe, Yvonne Nestoriuc
BACKGROUND: Depression is common among persons with epilepsy (PwE), affecting roughly one in three individuals, and its presence is associated with personal suffering, impaired quality of life, and worse prognosis. Despite the availability of effective treatments, depression is often overlooked and treated inadequately in PwE, in part because of assumed concerns over drug interactions or proconvulsant effects of antidepressants. Internet-administered psychological interventions might complement antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, and preliminary evidence suggests that they can be effective...
February 7, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131930/the-approach-to-patients-with-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-in-epilepsy-surgery-centers-regarding-diagnosis-treatment-and-education
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Kette D Valente, Luciano De Paola, Andre Palmini, Eduardo Faveret, Gerardo Maria de Araujo-Filho, Helio van der Linden, Marino M Bianchin, Roger Walz, Rudá Alessi, Tonicarlo Velasco, Wagner A Teixeira, W Curt LaFrance
Previous studies, using surveys, provided an understanding about how health-care providers address patients with PNES. To date, there is limited information on the management of patients with PNES by tertiary referral centers for epilepsy. In this study, we surveyed 11 Brazilian epilepsy center directors about diagnosis, treatment, education and research on PNES. Respondents reported that patients with PNES represented 10-20% of all adult patients recorded by video-EEG (VEEG). All respondents recognized VEEG as the method to confirm the diagnosis, and 81...
January 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130818/neurocognitive-outcomes-among-children-who-experienced-seizures-during-treatment-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Stephanie L Nassar, Heather M Conklin, Yinmei Zhou, Jason M Ashford, Wilburn E Reddick, John O Glass, Fred H Laningham, Sima Jeha, Cheng Cheng, Ching-Hon Pui
BACKGROUND: Limited information is available regarding neurocognitive outcomes of children who experience seizures during treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Accordingly, the main objectives of this study were to determine the incidence and risk factors for treatment-related seizures among children with ALL, and the neurocognitive outcomes associated with treatment-related seizures. PROCEDURE: Prospective neuropsychological assessment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were planned for all 498 patients with newly diagnosed ALL enrolled on the St...
January 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122609/effect-of-patient-initiated-versus-fixed-interval-telepro-based-outpatient-follow-up-study-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-study
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Liv Marit Valen Schougaard, Caroline Trillingsgaard Mejdahl, Klaus Hvam Petersen, Anne Jessen, Annette de Thurah, Per Sidenius, Kirsten Lomborg, Niels Henrik Hjollund
BACKGROUND: The traditional system of routine outpatient follow-up of chronic disease in secondary care may involve a waste of resources if patients are well. The use of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) could support more flexible, cost-saving follow-up activities. AmbuFlex is a PRO system used in outpatient follow-up in the Central Denmark Region. PRO questionnaires are sent to patients at fixed intervals. The clinicians use the PRO data to decide whether a patient needs a visit or not (standard telePRO)...
January 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120052/vagal-nerve-stimulation-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy-adverse-events-and-outcome-in-a-series-of-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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R Morace, G Di Gennaro, P P Quarato, A D'Aniello, A Mascia, L Grammaldo, M De Risi, A Sparano, F Di Cola, M De Angelis, V Esposito
BACKGROUND: Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) is a palliative treatment option for drug-resistant epilepsy. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and demographic features of selected patients scheduled for VNS and to evaluate the long-term efficacy of VNS in seizure control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2013, 32 consecutive epileptic patients (14 male and 18 female) were enrolled at our Institute for VNS implantation. In all cases resective surgery had previously been excluded by the use of a noninvasive presurgical study protocol...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081533/eeg-monitoring-technique-influences-the-management-of-hypoxic-ischemic-seizures-in-neonates-undergoing-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Saber Jan, Frances J Northington, Charlamaine M Parkinson, Carl E Stafstrom
Electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring techniques for neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) are evolving over time, and the specific type of EEG utilized could influence seizure diagnosis and management. We examined whether the type of EEG performed affected seizure treatment decisions (e.g., the choice and number of antiseizure drugs [ASDs]) in therapeutic hypothermia-treated neonates with HI from 2007 to 2015 in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. During this period, 3 different EEG monitoring protocols were utilized: Period 1 (2007-2009), single, brief conventional EEG (1 h duration) at a variable time during therapeutic hypothermia treatment, i...
January 17, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
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