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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527263/-racemose-neurocysticercosis-neuroimaging-guides-the-diagnosis
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Carlos Hugo Zapata, Sergio Alberto Vargas, Carlos Santiago Uribe
Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of parasitosis of the central nervous system and acquired epilepsy in developing countries. The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, especially its racemose variant, are pleomorphic and unspecific, characteristics that hinder the diagnosis and make it a challenge for the clinician.The objective of this report was to describe two cases of racemose neurocysticercosis in which neuroimaging led to the definitive diagnosis. The first case involved a patient with persistent headache and focal neurological signs...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527083/shared-mechanisms-of-epilepsy-migraine-and-affective-disorders
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Davide Zarcone, Simona Corbetta
Since the nineteenth century several clinical features have been observed in common between migraine and epilepsy (such as episodic attacks, triggering factors, presence of aura, frequent familiarity), but only in recent years researchers have really engaged in finding a common pathogenic mechanism. From studies of disease incidence, we understand how either migraine among patients with epilepsy or epilepsy among migraine patients are more frequent than in the general population. This association may result from a direct causality, by the same environmental risk factors and/or by a common genetic susceptibility...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
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/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/28511603/clinical-experience-with-perampanel-for-refractory-pediatric-epilepsy-in-one-canadian-center
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Anita N Datta, Qi Xu, Shafina Sachedina, Cyrus Boelman, Linda Huh, Mary B Connolly
Perampanel (PER) is a new antiseizure medication that inhibits the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid (AMPA) class of glutamate receptors. It is important for physicians to be aware of the efficacy and tolerability of new drugs in the postmarketing phase. We performed a retrospective review of our experience with perampanel at BC Children's Hospital. Twenty-four pediatric patients prescribed perampanel from 2014 to 2016 were identified. Fifteen (63%) discontinued perampanel, and 10 (42%) had greater than 50% reduction in seizures...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506440/the-wistar-audiogenic-rat-war-strain-and-its-contributions-to-epileptology-and-related-comorbidities-history-and-perspectives
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Norberto Garcia-Cairasco, Eduardo H L Umeoka, José A Cortes de Oliveira
In the context of modeling epilepsy and neuropsychiatric comorbidities, we review the Wistar Audiogenic Rat (WAR), first introduced to the neuroscience international community more than 25years ago. The WAR strain is a genetically selected reflex model susceptible to audiogenic seizures (AS), acutely mimicking brainstem-dependent tonic-clonic seizures and chronically (by audiogenic kindling), temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Seminal neuroethological, electrophysiological, cellular, and molecular protocols support the WAR strain as a suitable and reliable animal model to study the complexity and emergent functions typical of epileptogenic networks...
May 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503985/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management-of-a-first-unprovoked-seizure-in-children-and-adolescents-with-a-focus-on-the-revised-diagnostic-criteria-for-epilepsy
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Arnold J Sansevere, Jennifer Avalone, Lauren Doyle Strauss, Archana A Patel, Anna Pinto, Maya Ramachandran, Ivan Sanchez Fernandez, Ann M Bergin, Amir Kimia, Phillip L Pearl, Tobias Loddenkemper
By definition, unprovoked seizures are not precipitated by an identifiable factor, such as fever or trauma. A thorough history and physical examination are essential to caring for pediatric patients with a potential first unprovoked seizure. Differential diagnosis, EEG, neuroimaging, laboratory tests, and initiation of treatment will be reviewed. Treatment is typically initiated after 2 unprovoked seizures, or after 1 seizure in select patients with distinct epilepsy syndromes. Recent expansion of the definition of epilepsy by the ILAE allows for the diagnosis of epilepsy to be made after the first seizure if the clinical presentation and supporting diagnostic studies suggest a greater than 60% chance of a second seizure...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503627/two-novel-kcnq2-mutations-in-2-families-with-benign-familial-neonatal-convulsions
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Ghalia Al Yazidi, Michael I Shevell, Myriam Srour
Benign familial neonatal convulsion is a rare autosomal dominant inherited epilepsy syndrome characterized by unprovoked seizures in the first few days of life, normal psychomotor development, and a positive intergenerational family history of neonatal seizures. Over 90% of the affected individuals have inherited causal mutations in KCNQ2, which encodes for the potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily Q, member 2. Mutations in KCNQ2 are also associated with a severe neonatal encephalopathy phenotype associated with poor seizure control and neurodevelopmental deficits...
January 2017: Child Neurol Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497610/epilepsia-partialis-continua-after-an-anterior-circulation-ischaemic-stroke
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C Bentes, A C Franco, A R Peralta, P Viana, H Martins, C Morgado, C Casimiro, C Fonseca, R Geraldes, P Canhão, T Pinho E Melo, T Paiva, J M Ferro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although cerebrovascular disorders are the main cause of epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) in adulthood, the frequency of EPC after stroke is unknown. The aim was to prospectively ascertain its frequency 1 year after an ischaemic stroke. METHODS: This was a prospective study of consecutive acute anterior circulation ischaemic stroke patients, previously independent, with an admission National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score ≥4, an acute ischaemic lesion on imaging and no previous epileptic seizures...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497469/prognostic-models-for-identifying-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-and-mealtime-support-needs-who-are-at-greatest-risk-of-respiratory-infection-and-emergency-hospitalisation
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C M Perez, A P Wagner, S L Ball, S R White, I C H Clare, A J Holland, M Redley
BACKGROUND: Among adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), problems with eating, drinking and swallowing (EDS), and an associated need for mealtime support, are common, with an estimated 15% of adults known to specialist ID services requiring mealtime support. We set out to identify which adults with ID who receive mealtime support are at an increased risk of respiratory infections and emergency hospitalisation related to EDS problems. METHOD: An exploratory, prospective cohort study was undertaken in the East of England...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487795/sequence-and-timing-of-intracranial-changes-in-cytomegalovirus-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cynthia O'Sullivan, Shankari Arulkumaran, Lorin Lakasing, Eric Jauniaux, Karl Murphy
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of intrauterine infection, occurring in up to 2% of all live births. Most women are asymptomatic or experience nonspecific symptoms, which can lead to long-term sequelae in newborns including neurological impairment, hearing loss, and mental retardation. A 41-year-old woman (G6 P2), with a medical history of epilepsy, presented for her routine anomaly scan at 20 + 4/40. A single finding of echogenic bowel was noted on ultrasound which prompted a full investigation...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487114/structural-brain-network-analysis-of-children-with-localization-related-epilepsy
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Kanako Takeda, Hiroshi Matsuda, Yusaku Miyamoto, Hitoshi Yamamoto
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is considered to arise from dysfunction in neural networks. Recent advances in neuroimaging and its analysis have made it possible to investigate both functional and structural connectivity in the brain. The aim of this study was to elucidate alterations in the structural connectivity in children with localization-related epilepsy using the mathematical method of graph theoretical analysis. METHODOLOGY: Fifteen children with localization-related epilepsy (8 female subjects; mean age, 8...
May 6, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486267/evaluation-of-patients-with-febrile-seizure-risk-factors-reccurence-treatment-and-prognosis
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Rahime Renda, Deniz Yüksel, Y K Yavuz Gürer
INTRODUCTION: Febrile convulsion (FC) is the most common neurological disorder in childhood. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for recurrence and the development of epilepsy from the demographic data of these patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was made of 680 patients with FC who presented to our hospital. Patients with only FC were defined as group 1 and those who developed epilepsy after FC as group 2. Comparisons were made between the 2 groups of the demographic parameters, parental consanguinity, familial history of FCs or epilepsy, criteria for starting prophylactic treatment, response to treatment, risk factors for recurrence, and results of electroencephalogram...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484525/invasive-aspergillus-sinusitis-with-orbitocranial-extension
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Saleh S Baeesa, Rakan F Bokhari, Khalid B Alghamdi, Hisham B Alem, Jaudah A Al-Maghrabi, Tariq A Madani
CONTEXT: Invasive sinonasal aspergillosis is a silently progressive disease that, left untreated, may invade the adjacent intracranial and intra-orbital compartments incurring serious morbidity. AIM: To evaluate our results of a collaborative surgical management plans for patients with invasive sinonasal aspergillosis with orbitocranial extension. SETTING AND DESIGN: Retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between the years 2000 and 2012, 12 patients with Aspergillus sinusitis with orbitocranial extension were treated at our institution...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483337/individualised-prediction-model-of-seizure-recurrence-and-long-term-outcomes-after-withdrawal-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-seizure-free-patients-a-systematic-review-and-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
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Herm J Lamberink, Willem M Otte, Ada T Geerts, Milen Pavlovic, Julio Ramos-Lizana, Anthony G Marson, Jan Overweg, Letícia Sauma, Luigi M Specchio, Michael Tennison, Tania M O Cardoso, Shlomo Shinnar, Dieter Schmidt, Karin Geleijns, Kees P J Braun
BACKGROUND: People with epilepsy who became seizure-free while taking antiepileptic drugs might consider discontinuing their medication, with the possibility of increased quality of life because of the elimination of adverse events. The risk with this action, however, is seizure recurrence. The objectives of our study were to identify predictors of seizure recurrence and long-term seizure outcomes and to produce nomograms for estimation of individualised outcomes. METHODS: We did a systematic review and meta-analysis, and identified eligible articles and candidate predictors, using PubMed and Embase databases with a last update on Nov 6, 2014...
May 5, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482742/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-22-children-with-microcephaly-of-different-etiologies
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Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Maura Blakemore Gentner, Rebecca German, Mary L Leppert
We examined longitudinal neurodevelopmental outcomes in a series of infants with microcephaly. Retrospective review identified neonatal intensive care unit follow-up clinic patients with a diagnostic code of microcephaly, verified by head circumference less than the fifth precentile (WHO growth curves). Data were collected regarding clinical history and developmental assessments by Capute Scales and gross motor age equivalent. Developmental Quotient (DQ) was age adjusted up until 2 years for preterm infants...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480199/a-rare-case-of-epilepsy-and-acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-severe-paraquat-poisoning
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Hongxia Dong, Xiaobo Peng, Zewu Qiu
Paraquat can lead to injury of multiple organs. As there is no specific treatment for paraquat poisoning, it represents a serious clinical problem. Antioxidants are required to treat oxidative stress in paraquat poisoning and paraquat-induced injury. In this study, we report on successful treatment of a rare case of epilepsy and acute pancreatitis caused by paraquat poisoning. A 29-year-old woman at our hospital presented with a 13-day history of nausea and vomiting after ingesting 20 mL of paraquat (20% W/V)...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475999/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-seizure-clusters-in-adult-patients-with-epilepsy
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Baibing Chen, Hyunmi Choi, Lawrence J Hirsch, Austen Katz, Alexander Legge, Rebecca A Wong, Alfred Jiang, Kenneth Kato, Richard Buchsbaum, Kamil Detyniecki
PURPOSE: In the current study, we explored the prevalence of physician-confirmed seizure clusters. We also investigated potential clinical factors associated with the occurrence of seizure clusters overall and by epilepsy type. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 4116 adult (≥16years old) outpatients with epilepsy at our centers for documentation of seizure clusters. Variables including patient demographics, epilepsy details, medical and psychiatric history, AED history, and epilepsy risk factors were then tested against history of seizure clusters...
April 27, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471437/the-clinical-spectrum-and-natural-history-of-early-onset-diseases-due-to-dna-polymerase-gamma-mutations
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Omar Hikmat, Charalampos Tzoulis, Wui K Chong, Latifa Chentouf, Claus Klingenberg, Carl Fratter, Lucinda J Carr, Prab Prabhakar, Nandhini Kumaraguru, Paul Gissen, J Helen Cross, Thomas S Jacques, Jan-Willem Taanman, Laurence A Bindoff, Shamima Rahman
PurposeMutations in POLG, the most common single-gene cause of inherited mitochondrial disease, are diagnostically challenging owing to clinical heterogeneity and overlap between syndromes. We aimed to improve the clinical recognition of POLG-related disorders in the pediatric population.MethodsWe performed a multinational, phenotype: genotype study using patients from three centers, two Norwegian and one from the United Kingdom. Patients with age at onset <12 years and confirmed pathogenic biallelic POLG mutations were considered eligible...
May 4, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463933/brief-potentially-ictal-rhythmic-discharges-b-i-rds-in-noncritically-ill-adults
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Ji Yeoun Yoo, Lara V Marcuse, Madeline C Fields, Jillian L Rosengard, Maria Vittoria Traversa, Nicolas Gaspard, Lawrence J Hirsch
INTRODUCTION: Brief potentially ictal rhythmic discharges (B(I)RDs) have been described in neonates and critically ill adults, and their association with seizures has been demonstrated. Their significance in noncritically ill adults remains unclear. We aimed to investigate their prevalence, electrographic characteristics, and clinical significance. METHODS: We identified adult patients with B(I)RDs who received long-term EEG recordings either in the epilepsy monitoring unit or in the ambulatory setting...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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