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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081475/add-on-stiripentol-elevates-serum-valproate-levels-in-patients-with-or-without-concomitant-topiramate-therapy
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Toshihiro Jogamoto, Yoshiaki Yamamoto, Mitsumasa Fukuda, Yuka Suzuki, Katsumi Imai, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Yushi Inoue, Yoko Ohtsuka
OBJECTIVE: Stiripentol (STP), valproate (VPA) and topiramate (TPM) are reported to have efficacy for Dravet syndrome. In this study, we sought to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the increased serum VPA concentrations following STP adjunctive therapy in patients with Dravet syndrome. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with Dravet syndrome (age range, 1-35 years) undergoing combination therapy with VPA and STP were included in this study. We evaluated VPA and clobazam (CLB) serum concentrations before and after add-on STP...
December 26, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078543/topiramate-confers-neuroprotection-against-methylphenidate-induced-neurodegeneration-in-dentate-gyrus-and-ca1-regions-of-hippocampus-via-creb-bdnf-pathway-in-rats
#2
Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mansour Heidari, Zahra Madjd
Methylphenidate (MPH) abuse can cause serious neurological damages. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) have been reported already, but its mechanism of action still remains unclear. The current study evaluates in vivo role of CREB/BDNF in TPM protection of the rat hippocampal cells from methylphenidate-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. A total of 60 adult male rats were divided into six groups. Groups 1 and 2 received normal saline (0.7 ml/rat) and MPH (10 mg/kg) respectively for 14 days...
January 11, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068984/effect-of-tualang-honey-against-ka-induced-oxidative-stress-and-neurodegeneration-in-the-cortex-of-rats
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Nur Shafika Mohd Sairazi, Sirajudeen K N S, Mohd Asnizam Asari, Swamy Mummedy, Mustapha Muzaimi, Siti Amrah Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Administration of KA on rodents has resulted in seizures, behavioral changes, oxidative stress, and neuronal degeneration on selective population of neurons in the brain. The present study was undertaken to investigate the extent of neuroprotective effect conferred by Malaysian Tualang Honey (TH), an antioxidant agent, in the cerebral cortex of rats against KA-induced oxidative stress and neurodegeneration in an animal model of KA-induced excitotoxicity. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: Control, KA-treated group, TH + KA-treated group, aspirin (ASP; anti-inflammatory agent) + KA-treated group and topiramate (TPM; antiepileptic agent) + KA-treated group...
January 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067060/update-on-pharmacotherapy-of-myoclonic-seizures
#4
Pasquale Striano, Vincenzo Belcastro
Myoclonic seizures are brief, involuntary muscular jerks arising from the central nervous system that can occur in different epilepsy syndromes, including idiopathic generalized epilepsies or the most severe group of epileptic encephalopathies. Valproate is commonly the first choice alone or in combination with some benzodiazepines or levetiracetam. However, more treatment options exist today as there is emerging evidence to support the efficacy of some newer antiepileptic drugs. In addition, of major importance remains avoidance of medications (e...
January 8, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066002/management-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-comorbid-with-bipolar-disorder
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REVIEW
Firoz Kazhungil, E Mohandas
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most common comorbidities in bipolar disorder (BD). Clinicians often get perplexed in making treatment decisions when encountering comorbid OCD and BD as treatment of OCD by pharmacotherapy may induce or exacerbate mood instability and psychotherapeutic approaches for OCD may not be feasible in acute manic or depressive state of BD. In this study, we reviewed literature, whether existing guideline-based treatments of BD may be effective in OCD and whether newer agents will be of use for treating this comorbidity...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034861/dtb-select-1-january-2017
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Brimonidine gel: risk of exacerbation of rosacea ● Metformin for patients with moderately reduced kidney function ● Effect of an optimal cranberry dose on bacteriuria ● Amitriptyline and topiramate ineffective for paediatric migraine prophylaxis ● Etoricoxib: 60mg dose for RA and ankylosing spondylitis ● CRP and diagnosis of CAP ● International travel and antimicrobial resistance ● Effect of telemedicine on diabetes control.
December 29, 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029173/a-randomized-trial-evaluating-whether-topiramate-aids-smoking-cessation-and-prevents-alcohol-relapse-in-recovering-alcohol-dependent-men
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Robert M Anthenelli, Jaimee L Heffner, Esther Wong, Jessie Tibbs, Katie Russell, Melodie Isgro, Elizabeth Dinh, Chris Wehrle, Matthew J Worley, Neal Doran
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and nicotine dependence frequently co-occur, and quitting smoking might enhance long-term alcohol abstinence. Topiramate appears to help non-alcohol-dependent individuals quit smoking, and our pilot work suggested efficacy only in men. It also prevents relapse to alcohol in recently detoxified alcoholics. We evaluated topiramate in abstinent alcohol-dependent men to assess whether this medication (i) promotes smoking cessation and (ii) prevents alcohol and other drug relapse in the context of smoking cessation treatment...
December 28, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029083/psychopathological-behaviour-and-cognition-in-morbid-obesity
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Alba Calderone, Pasquale Fabio Calabrò, Chita Lippi, Roberta Jaccheri, Jacopo Vitti, Ferruccio Santini
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a chronic condition with high prevalence and multifaceted aetiology, accompanied by an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Obesity has several negative effects on the psychological status, and the severity of psychological disorders correlates with the degree of obesity. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this review is to provide an overview of the literature concerning the psychological distress associated with severe obesity, which contributes to deterioration of the quality of life of affected patients...
December 26, 2016: Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025002/sulfonamide-inhibition-profile-of-the-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrase-identified-in-the-genome-of-the-pathogenic-bacterium-burkholderia-pseudomallei-the-etiological-agent-responsible-of-melioidosis
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Sonia Del Prete, Daniela Vullo, Pietro Di Fonzo, Sameh M Osman, Zeid AlOthman, William A Donald, Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
A new γ-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.1.1.1) was cloned and characterized kinetically in the genome of the bacterial pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, the etiological agent of melioidosis, an endemic disease of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. The catalytic activity of this new enzyme, BpsCAγ, is significant with a kcat of 5.3×10(5)s(-1) and kcat/Km of 2.5×10(7)M(-1)×s(-1) for the physiologic CO2 hydration reaction. The inhibition constant value for this enzyme for 39 sulfonamide inhibitors was obtained...
December 12, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017579/seizures-caused-by-brain-tumors-in-children
#10
Iván Sánchez Fernández, Tobias Loddenkemper
PURPOSE: To review the epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment of seizures secondary to pediatric brain tumors. METHOD: Literature review. RESULTS: Pediatric brain tumors are the most common solid pediatric tumor and the most common cause of death in pediatric cancer. Seizures are one of the most common symptoms of pediatric brain tumors. Factors associated with increased risk of seizures include supratentorial location, gray matter involvement, low-grade, and certain histological features-especially dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor, ganglioglioma, and oligodendroglioma...
December 7, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013373/an-update-on-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Mark Portelli, Panagiotis N Papageorgiou
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is still a grey area in the knowledge of the aetiology, diagnosis and management of neurosurgical diseases. The definition of IIH has been reviewed over time and many hypotheses have been expressed as cause of the disease. The literature supplies very little evidence-based information to guide our decision-making process when it comes to treat the disease. In this review we sum up the latest information regarding the aetiology and therapy of IIH...
December 24, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012175/clinical-implications-of-scn1a-missense-and-truncation-variants-in-a-large-japanese-cohort-with-dravet-syndrome
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Atsushi Ishii, Joseph C Watkins, Debbie Chen, Shinichi Hirose, Michael F Hammer
OBJECTIVE: Two major classes of SCN1A variants are associated with Dravet syndrome (DS): those that result in haploinsufficiency (truncating) and those that result in an amino acid substitution (missense). The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the first large cohort of Japanese patients with SCN1A mutation-positive DS (n = 285), and investigate the relationship between variant (type and position) and clinical expression and response to treatment. METHODS: We sequenced all exons and intron-exon boundaries of SCN1A in our cohort, investigated differences in the distribution of truncating and missense variants, tested for associations between variant type and phenotype, and compared these patterns with those of cohorts with milder epilepsy and healthy individuals...
December 24, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008259/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-topiramate-augmentation-therapy-for-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yuji Okuyama, Kazuto Oya, Shinji Matsunaga, Taro Kishi, Nakao Iwata
This study aimed to perform a comprehensive meta-analysis of topiramate-augmentation therapy in patients with schizophrenia receiving antipsychotic agents. Data published up to June 20, 2016 were obtained from the PubMed, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library databases. Twelve randomized controlled trials comparing topiramate to placebo or antipsychotic only were included (n=676 patients). The primary outcome was change in overall symptoms. Relative risk (RR) and standardized mean difference (SMD), along with 95% confidence intervals, were calculated using random effects model for each outcome...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004305/topiramate-in-the-treatment-of-generalized-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-adults-a-systematic-review-with-individual-patient-data-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesco Brigo, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Stanley C Igwe, Raffaele Nardone, Eugen Trinka
BACKGROUND: Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) is a medical emergency associated with high morbidity and mortality that requires prompt medical intervention. Topiramate (TPM) is an antiepileptic drug effective against a broad spectrum of seizure types, and has been proposed as a possible therapeutic option for super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE), the most severe form of GCSE. AIM: This review aimed to evaluate the role of TPM in GCSE, including SRSE...
December 21, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000064/the-importance-of-assessing-behaviour-and-cognition-in-antiepileptic-drug-trials-in-children-and-adolescents
#15
REVIEW
Lieven Lagae
It has long been recognised that uncontrolled childhood epilepsy is detrimental to cognition and behaviour, impacting on a patient's ability to succeed academically. Patients who experience more frequent and serious seizures are at greater risk for cognitive decline, emphasising the need for more effective epilepsy treatments to bring seizures under control. That said, although more effective antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have the potential to limit the impact of uncontrolled seizures on cognitive and behavioural function, recently it has been acknowledged that deficits in these functions may be caused by AEDs themselves...
December 20, 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995128/intravenous-topiramate-pharmacokinetics-in-dogs-with-naturally-occurring-epilepsy
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Irene Vuu, Lisa D Coles, Patricia Maglalang, Ilo E Leppik, Greg Worrell, Daniel Crepeau, Usha Mishra, James C Cloyd, Edward E Patterson
RATIONALE: Barriers to developing treatments for human status epilepticus include the inadequacy of experimental animal models. In contrast, naturally occurring canine epilepsy is similar to the human condition and can serve as a platform to translate research from rodents to humans. The objectives of this study were to characterize the pharmacokinetics of an intravenous (IV) dose of topiramate (TPM) in dogs with epilepsy and evaluate its effect on intracranial electroencephalographic (iEEG) features...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992068/exploring-two-novel-cases-of-suspected-ictal-epileptic-headache-a-rare-form-of-paediatric-epilepsy
#17
Emanuele G Coci, Joachim Riedel
AIM: Ictal epileptic headache (IEH) is a rare and underestimated epileptic form, characterised by epileptiform discharges and headache attacks without any other ictal sensory-motor manifestations. IEH is difficult to diagnose, because the epileptiform discharges have to be registered during the headache attack and the headache has to disappear after the intravenous administration of an anti-epileptic drug, according to the last diagnostic criteria. This study explored the clinical, neuro-physiological and therapeutic features of IEH in the paediatric population...
December 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986587/the-utility-of-weight-loss-medications-after-bariatric-surgery-for-weight-regain-or-inadequate-weight-loss-a-multi-center-study
#18
Fatima Cody Stanford, Nasreen Alfaris, Gricelda Gomez, Elizabeth T Ricks, Alpana P Shukla, Kathleen E Corey, Janey S Pratt, Alfons Pomp, Francesco Rubino, Louis J Aronne
BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo bariatric surgery often have inadequate weight loss or weight regain. OBJECTIVES: We sought to discern the utility of weight loss pharmacotherapy as an adjunct to bariatric surgery in patients with inadequate weight loss or weight regain. SETTING: Two academic medical centers. METHODS: We completed a retrospective study to identify patients who had undergone bariatric surgery in the form of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or a sleeve gastrectomy from 2000-2014...
October 27, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957623/real-life-data-in-115-chronic-migraine-patients-treated-with-onabotulinumtoxin-a-during-more-than-one-year
#19
I Aicua-Rapun, E Martínez-Velasco, A Rojo, A Hernando, M Ruiz, A Carreres, E Porqueres, S Herrero, F Iglesias, A L Guerrero
BACKGROUND: OnabotulinumtoxinA (OnabotA) is effective in Chronic Migraine (CM) during first year of treatment and longer. In real clinical setting, CM patients with acute Medication Overuse (MO) or concurrently receiving oral preventatives are treated with OnabotA. We aim to assess evolution of CM patients beyond first year on OnabotA. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected in three headache units. We analyzed cases who had received at least five sessions of OnabotA according to PREEMPT protocol...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956547/antiepileptic-drugs-in-migraine-and-epilepsy-who-is-at-increased-risk-of-adverse-events
#20
Michele Romoli, Cinzia Costa, Sabrina Siliquini, Ilenia Corbelli, Paolo Eusebi, Chiara Bedetti, Stefano Caproni, Letizia Maria Cupini, Paolo Calabresi, Paola Sarchielli
BACKGROUND: The impact of adverse events (AEs) of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have an impact on compliance and dropouts. We compared tolerability of AEs of AEDs among patients with migraine, epilepsy, or both. METHODS: Overall, 335 patients (epilepsy (n = 142), migraine (n = 131), and both (n = 62)), were evaluated with the Liverpool Adverse Events Profile (LAEP) to assess the magnitude, profile and occurrence rate of the AEs of valproate, topiramate, and lamotrigine...
December 12, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
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