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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534151/opening-the-ventricle-during-surgery-diminishes-survival-among-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-treated-with-carmustine-wafers-a-multi-center-retrospective-study
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Yukihiko Sonoda, Ichiyo Shibahara, Ken-Ichiro Matsuda, Ryuta Saito, Tomoyuki Kawataki, Masaya Oda, Yuichi Sato, Hirokazu Sadahiro, Sadahiro Nomura, Toshio Sasajima, Takaaki Beppu, Masayuki Kanamori, Kaori Sakurada, Toshihiro Kumabe, Teiji Tominaga, Hiroyuki Kinouchi, Hiroaki Shimizu, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Michiyasu Suzuki
Carmustine wafers (CW) were approved in Japan for newly diagnosed and recurrent malignant gliomas during 2013. The ventricle is often opened during surgery to achieve maximum resection. While not generally recommended in such situations, CW might be safely achieved by occluding an opened ventricle using gelform or collagen sheets. However, whether CW implantation actually confers a survival benefit for patients who undergo surgery with an open ventricle to treat glioblastoma remains unclear. Clinical, imaging, and survival data were collected in this multicenter retrospective study of 122 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma to determine adverse events and efficacy...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532252/chronic-subthreshold-cortical-stimulation-a-therapeutic-and-potentially-restorative-therapy-for-focal-epilepsy
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Brian Nils Lundstrom, Gregory A Worrell, Matt Stead, Jamie J Van Gompel
Approximately one third of patients with focal epilepsy continue to have ongoing seizures despite adequate trials of anti-seizure medications. Surgery to remove the epileptogenic zone remains the most efficacious treatment option for focal drug-resistant epilepsy. However, when cortical areas are eloquent or there are multiple epileptogenic zones, surgical resection is not an ideal approach. Cortical stimulation provides an attractive alternative. Area Covered: Here, the authors describe Chronic Subthreshold Cortical Stimulation (CSCS), which uses continuous intracranial electrical stimulation applied near the epileptogenic zone to lower seizure probability...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530152/new-onset-fixation-off-sensitivity-or-scotosensitivity-in-an-adult-male-after-bilateral-embolic-strokes-of-the-parietal-and-occipital-regions
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Francis G Tirol
A 50-year old male suffered new-onset clinical and subclinical seizures provoked by acute bilateral embolic strokes in the parietal and occipital regions as a complication of aortic valve replacement surgery. After successful treatment of these refractory symptomatic seizures with intravenous propofol and antiseizure medications, video-EEG recordings revealed acute and transient fixation-off sensitivity or scotosensitivity that resolved within 10 weeks.
May 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524796/improvement-of-visual-field-defects-after-focal-resection-for-occipital-lobe-epilepsy-case-report
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Takahiro Yamamoto, Tadashi Hamasaki, Hideo Nakamura, Kazumichi Yamada
Improvement of visual field defects after surgical treatment for occipital lobe epilepsy is rare. Here, the authors report on a 24-year-old man with a 15-year history of refractory epilepsy that developed after he had undergone an occipital craniotomy to remove a cerebellar astrocytoma at the age of 4. His seizures started with an elementary visual aura, followed by secondary generalized tonic-clonic convulsion. Perimetry revealed left-sided incomplete hemianopia, and MRI showed an old contusion in the right occipital lobe...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524224/-epileptic-encephalopathies-in-infancy-how-do-we-treat-them-does-the-aetiology-influence-the-response-to-treatment
#5
S Roldan
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to treatments is a common feature of Ohtahara, Aicardi, West and Dravet syndromes, as well as malignant migrating epilepsy in infancy. AIMS: To update the therapeutic management and to analyse whether the aetiology somehow determines the treatment. DEVELOPMENT: Convulsive seizures in the first year of life may be due to a potentially treatable aetiology, which makes it essential to carry out a complete evaluation so as to be able to begin, as early as possible, the most suitable and the non-specific symptomatic treatments to control the seizures, which prevents or minimises their deleterious effects...
May 17, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523334/large-pleural-tumor-revealed-by-severe-hypoglycemia-doege-potter-syndrome
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Irina Ruxandra Strâmbu, Diana Gabriela Leonte, Ciprian Nicolae Bolca
AIM: Doege-Potter syndrome is a rare condition consisting of a mesenchymal tumor, either benign or malignant, accompanied by severe hypoglycemia. The syndrome was first described independently by two American physicians, Karl Walter Doege (1867-1932) and Roy Pilling Potter (1879-1968), in 1930, but it was not before 1988 that it was associated with non-islet cell tumor production of insulin growth factor (IGF) that induces hypoglycemia as a paraneoplastic syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with severe hypoglycemia that induced seizures...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522380/predictive-factors-of-postoperative-seizure-for-pediatric-patients-with-unruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-avms
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Haibo Yang, Zhenghai Deng, Wuyang Yang, Kai Liu, Hongxin Yao, Xianzeng Tong, Jun Wu, Yuanli Zhao, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang
BACKGROUND: Seizure is the second-most common presentation in AVM patients and superimposes significant burden on pediatric patients. Post-operative seizure risk in unruptured AVMs is under-reported in the pediatric AVM literature. We aim to characterize and identify predictive factors for post-operative seizures in this study. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all surgically treated, unruptured pediatric AVM patients at our institution from 2001-2014...
May 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521270/prediction-of-seizure-outcome-improved-by-fast-ripples-detected-in-low-noise-intraoperative-corticogram
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Tommaso Fedele, Georgia Ramantani, Sergey Burnos, Peter Hilfiker, Gabriel Curio, Thomas Grunwald, Niklaus Krayenbühl, Johannes Sarnthein
OBJECTIVE: Fast ripples (FR, 250-500Hz) in the intraoperative corticogram have recently been proposed as specific predictors of surgical outcome in epilepsy patients. However, online FR detection is restricted by their low signal-to-noise ratio. Here we propose the integration of low-noise EEG with unsupervised FR detection. METHODS: Pre- and post-resection ECoG (N=9 patients) was simultaneously recorded by a commercial device (CD) and by a custom-made low-noise amplifier (LNA)...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521267/epileptogenic-high-frequency-oscillations-skip-the-motor-area-in-children-with-multilobar-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Yasushi Iimura, Kevin Jones, Kyoko Hattori, Yushi Okazawa, Atsuko Noda, Kana Hoashi, Yutaka Nonoda, Eishi Asano, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Cristina Go, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, Elizabeth J Donner, James T Rutka, James M Drake, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Subtotal hemispherectomy involves the resection of multiple lobes in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, skipping the motor area (MA). We determined epileptogenicity using the occurrence rate (OR) of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) and the modulation index (MI), demonstrating strength of coupling between HFO and slow wave. We hypothesized that epileptogenicity increased over the multiple lobes but skipped the MA. METHODS: We analyzed 23 children (14 subtotal hemispherectomy; 9 multilobar resections)...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520633/insular-cortex-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy
#10
Marec von Lehe, Yaroslav Parpaley
Focal epilepsy originating from the insular cortex is rare. One reason is the small amount of cortical tissue compared with other lobes of the brain. However, the incidence of insular epilepsy might be underestimated because of diagnostic difficulties. The semiology and the surface EEG are often not meaningful or even misleading, and elaborated imaging might be necessary. The close connections of the insular cortex with other potentially epileptogenic areas, such as the temporal lobe or frontal/central cortex, is increasingly recognized as possible reason for failure of epilepsy surgery for temporal or extratemporal seizures...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516327/long-term-outcomes-of-epilepsy-surgery-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Shuli Liang, Juncheng Zhang, Zhixian Yang, Shaohui Zhang, Zhiqiang Cui, Jianfei Cui, Jiwu Zhang, Na Liu, Ping Ding
Approximately 50% of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) present intractable epilepsy, and surgery is an option for those patients. Hereby, we analyze long-term seizure control and neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery in patients with TSC. Clinical data were retrospectively collected from 66 patients with TSC and epilepsy followed up over 5 years, 51 of whom underwent epilepsy surgery between 2001 and 2011. Reductions in the number of seizures were analyzed at 1-year (1FU), 5-year (5FU), and 10-year (10FU) follow-ups visits after the operation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515267/presurgical-thalamic-hubness-predicts-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Xiaosong He, Gaelle E Doucet, Dorian Pustina, Michael R Sperling, Ashwini D Sharan, Joseph I Tracy
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the presurgical brain functional architecture presented in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) using graph theoretical measures of resting-state fMRI data and to test its association with surgical outcome. METHODS: Fifty-six unilateral patients with TLE, who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy and were classified as obtaining a seizure-free (Engel class I, n = 35) vs not seizure-free (Engel classes II-IV, n = 21) outcome at 1 year after surgery, and 28 matched healthy controls were enrolled...
May 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512714/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-pet-mri-to-pet-ct-acquired-fdg-brain-exams-for-seizure-focus-detection-a-prospective-study
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Michael J Paldino, Erica Yang, Jeremy Y Jones, Nadia Mahmood, Andrew Sher, Wei Zhang, Shireen Hayatghaibi, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Victor Seghers
BACKGROUND: There is great interest in positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) as a clinical tool due to its capacity to provide diverse diagnostic information in a single exam. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this exam is to compare the diagnostic accuracy of PET/MR-acquired [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) brain exams to that of PET/CT with respect to identifying seizure foci in children with localization-related epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent were obtained for this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant, prospective study...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512046/risk-factors-for-preoperative-seizures-and-loss-of-seizure-control-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-metastatic-brain-tumors
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Adela Wu, Jon D Weingart, Gary L Gallia, Michael Lim, Henry Brem, Chetan Bettegowda, Kaisorn L Chaichana
OBJECTIVE: Metastatic brain tumors are the most common brain tumors in adults. Patients with metastatic brain tumors have poor prognoses with median survival of 6-12 months. Seizures are a major presenting symptom and cause of morbidity and mortality. Risk factors for the onset of preoperative seizures and postoperative seizure control are examined. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent resection of one or more brain metastases at a single institution between 1998 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510905/zoomed-mri-guided-by-combined-eeg-meg-source-analysis-a-multimodal-approach-for-optimizing-presurgical-epilepsy-work-up-and-its-application-in-a-multi-focal-epilepsy-patient-case-study
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Ü Aydin, S Rampp, A Wollbrink, H Kugel, J -H Cho, T R Knösche, C Grova, J Wellmer, C H Wolters
In recent years, the use of source analysis based on electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) has gained considerable attention in presurgical epilepsy diagnosis. However, in many cases the source analysis alone is not used to tailor surgery unless the findings are confirmed by lesions, such as, e.g., cortical malformations in MRI. For many patients, the histology of tissue resected from MRI negative epilepsy shows small lesions, which indicates the need for more sensitive MR sequences...
May 16, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506485/surgery-for-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumors-and-gangliogliomas-in-eloquent-areas-functional-results-and-seizure-control
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B Devaux, F Chassoux, E Landré, B Turak, A Laurent, M Zanello, C Mellerio, P Varlet
INTRODUCTION: Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors and gangliogliomas are developmental glioneuronal tumors usually revealed by partial epilepsy. High epileptogenicity, childhood epilepsy onset, drug-resistance, temporal location, and seizure freedom after complete resection are common characteristics of both tumors. We report the specificity of surgical management, functional results and seizure outcome in cases of a tumor location in eloquent areas. METHODS: Among 150 patients (88 males, 3-55 years) operated on for refractory epilepsy due to a glioneuronal tumor (1990-2015), 30 (20%, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors=21; gangliogliomas=9) had a tumor located in an eloquent cortex (sensory-motor, insular or language areas)...
May 12, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502691/long-term-seizure-quality-of-life-depression-and-verbal-memory-outcomes-in-a-controlled-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgical-series-using-portuguese-validated-instruments
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Luis Dias, Geisa Angelis, Wagner Teixeira, Luiz Casulari
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate long-term surgical outcomes in patients treated for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) compared to a similar group of patients that underwent a preoperative evaluation. METHODS: Patient interviews were conducted by an independent neuropsychologist and included a socio-demographic questionnaire and validated versions of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Adverse Events Profile (AEP), Quality of Life in Epilepsy-31 (QOLIE-31), and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT)...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502320/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-arising-in-a-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-a-rare-entity
#18
Meral Uner, Arzu Saglam, Bilge Can Meydan, Kerim Aslan, Figen Soylemezoglu
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare and aggressive tumor usually occurring at younger ages. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXA) on the other hand are quiescent tumors with benign behavior. AT/RTs arising in the setting of PXA are exceptional. We present the case of a 23-year-old female patient, the fourth in the literature, speculated as having AT/RT arising within a PXA, as demonstrated by the presence of INI1 mutation. The patient presented with a short history of headache, which increased over time, and emerging seizures...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501694/4-4-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2-2-disulfonic-acid-attenuates-spontaneous-recurrent-seizures-and-vasogenic-edema-following-lithium-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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Tingting Yang, Zhenzhou Lin, Ling Xie, Yao Wang, Suyue Pan
Vasogenic edema induced by blood brain barrier disruption and neuronal loss play an important role in the epileptogenic process. 4,4'- diisothiocyanatostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS) is a commonly used anion channel inhibitor that has been reported to exert an anticonvulsant effect in rat hippocampus in vitro. The present study aimed to investigate whether DIDS could prevent epileptogenic process in rat lithium-pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. The tight junction proteins and serum extravasation were examined in the piriform cortex 3days after status epilepticus...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495313/posterior-hypothalamus-glutamate-infusion-decreases-pentylenetetrazol-induced-seizures-of-male-rats-through-hippocampal-histamine-increase
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A Arzhang, M Elahdadi Salmani, T Lashkarbolouki, I Goudarzi
OBJECTIVES: Seizures are epileptic manifestations that are intrinsically modulated through different neurotransmitters and receptor systems. Although glutamate increases excitation and hence seizures, it activates other systems which could potentially terminate seizures. Histamine originates from neurons of the posterior hypothalamus (PH) and can mediate anticonvulsant properties, but the effect of local PH glutamate on hippocampal histamine content is unknown. Therefore, in this study, the effect of PH glutamate and the involvement of hippocampal histamine in pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) induced seizure activity was studied...
May 8, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
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