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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912749/functional-connectivity-of-the-corpus-callosum-in-epilepsy-patients-with-secondarily-generalized-seizures
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Syu-Jyun Peng, Yue-Loong Hsin
The corpus callosum (CC) plays an important role in generalization of seizure activity. We used resting-state function magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) to investigate the regional and interregional functional connectivity of CC in patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-negative and secondarily generalized seizures. We measured the multi-regional coherences of blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signals via rs-fMRI, cortical thickness via high-resolution T1-weighted MRI, and white matter (WM) integrity via diffusion-tensor imaging in 16 epilepsy patients as well as in 16 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898172/no-further-yield-of-ambulatory-eeg-for-epileptiform-discharges-beyond-13-hours
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Maria Siddiqi, S Nizam Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed at evaluating the value added by 24-hour ambulatory EEG (AEEG) by comparing the presence of epileptiform discharges (EDs) between the first 30 minutes of recording versus the following 23.5 hours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of AEEGs of subjects divided into two groups, epilepsy and undiagnosed episodes of loss of consciousness, was conducted. AEEGs were divided into early EEG (E-EEG) (first 30 minutes) and extended EEG (remaining 23...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888331/hamartia-in-hippocampal-sclerosis-associated-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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REVIEW
K L Gawelek, J M Gales, R A Prayson
Hamartia are small collections of rounded glioneuronal cells that are thought to be due to aberrant cell migration. Their presence has been recognized in association with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy; their prevalence among cases of hippocampal sclerosis (HS) and any potential association with patient demographics and outcomes is unknown. This study examines hamartia in a series of 292 patients with pathologically confirmed HS. Medical records were reviewed for pertinent patient clinical information (follow-up mean 5years)...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881320/frequency-and-predictors-of-psychological-distress-after-a-diagnosis-of-epilepsy-a-community-based-study
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Ying Xu, Maree L Hackett, Nick Glozier, Armin Nikpour, Andrew Bleasel, Ernest Somerville, John Lawson, Stephen Jan, Lorne Hyde, Lisa Todd, Alexandra Martiniuk, Carol Ireland, Craig S Anderson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine the frequency and predictors of psychological distress after a diagnosis of epilepsy. METHODS: The Sydney Epilepsy Incidence Study to Measure Illness Consequences (SEISMIC) was a prospective, multicenter, community-based study of people of all ages with newly diagnosed epilepsy in Sydney, Australia. Analyses involved multivariate logistic regression and multinomial logit regression to identify predictors of psychological distress, assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), as part of structured interviews...
September 4, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880406/incidental-neuronal-intermediate-filament-inclusion-pathology-unexpected-biopsy-findings-in-a-37-year-old-woman-with-epilepsy
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Ellen Gelpi, Cristina Carrato, Laia Grau-López, Juan Luis Becerra, Roser Garcia-Armengol, Anna Massuet, Laura Cervera, Jordi Clarimon, Katrin Beyer, Ramiro Álvarez
We present unexpected neuropathological findings in a 37 year old woman who underwent surgery for removal of an epidermoid cyst. A first brain MRI at the age of 27 years (due to hyperprolactinemia) showed a cystic lesion in the right prepontine region involving the cisterna ambiens with supratentorial extension. The lesion remained stable until she was 32 year, when it increased in size causing partial compression of the parahippocampal gyrus, midbrain peduncle and lateral pons (Fig. 1). One year later, the patient started to present weekly seizures in form of partial focal complex seizures...
September 7, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870986/factors-affecting-seizure-outcome-after-epilepsy-surgery-an-observational-series
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Gail S Bell, Jane de Tisi, Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Fraile, Janet L Peacock, Andrew W McEvoy, William F J Harkness, Jacqueline Foong, Rebecca A Pope, Beate Diehl, Josemir W Sander, John S Duncan
IMPORTANCE: Surgical treatment can bring seizure remission in people with focal epilepsy but requires careful selection of candidates. OBJECTIVES: To determine which preoperative factors are associated with postoperative seizure outcome. DESIGN: We audited seizure outcome of 693 adults who had resective epilepsy surgery between 1990 and 2010 and used survival analysis to detect preoperatively identifiable risk factors of poor seizure outcome...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865250/delay-in-diagnosis-of-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-in-adults-a-post-hoc-study
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Ali A Asadi-Pooya, Jennifer Tinker
PURPOSE: The aim of the current post hoc study was to investigate factors associated with delay in diagnosis of adult patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated all patients with PNES admitted to the epilepsy-monitoring unit at the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center from 2012 through 2016. We identified the median time to diagnosis of PNES and divided the patients into two groups. We studied factors associated with delay in diagnosis of PNES...
August 30, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865097/suspected-phenobarbital-induced-pseudolymphoma-in-a-dog
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R Lampe, J Manens, N Sharp
Pseudolymphoma is a drug reaction to anti-epileptics that is well recognized in humans; it has been reported in one cat but not dogs. In this report, lymphoma-like clinical signs are suspected to be secondary to phenobarbital administration in a dog. A 2.5-year-old male, neutered Shepherd mix presented for a 3-day history of progressive ataxia, dazed mentation, pyrexia, and lethargy. While hospitalized, the dog developed generalized lymphadenopathy and sustained pyrexia. The dog was receiving levetiracetam and phenobarbital for epilepsy, and serum concentrations of both were within standard therapeutic ranges...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859566/history-of-psychosurgery-at-sainte-anne-hospital-paris-france-through-translational-interactions-between-psychiatrists-and-neurosurgeons
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Marc Zanello, Johan Pallud, Nicolas Baup, Sophie Peeters, Baris Turak, Marie Odile Krebs, Catherine Oppenheim, Raphael Gaillard, Bertrand Devaux
Sainte-Anne Hospital is the largest psychiatric hospital in Paris. Its long and fascinating history began in the 18th century. In 1952, it was at Sainte-Anne Hospital that Jean Delay and Pierre Deniker used the first neuroleptic, chlorpromazine, to cure psychiatric patients, putting an end to the expansion of psychosurgery. The Department of Neuro-psychosurgery was created in 1941. The works of successive heads of the Neurosurgery Department at Sainte-Anne Hospital summarized the history of psychosurgery in France...
September 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859025/seizures-induced-by-exiting-water-a-unique-form-of-reflex-epilepsy
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Brian Appavu, Jordana Fox, Robert Little, John F Kerrigan, Makram Obeid
INTRODUCTION: Reflex epilepsies represent a form of epilepsy in which unique modes of seizure precipitation are characterized by endogenous or exogenous stimuli. Hot water epilepsy represents a subtype of reflex epilepsy in which seizure precipitation arises from the act of immersing the head with hot water. Bathing epilepsy represents another subtype of reflex epilepsy in which seizure precipitation arises from the immersion with water at lukewarm temperatures. CASE SERIES: We report on 2 boys with a unique form of bathing epilepsy characterized by the act of exiting out of water...
September 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853521/-hemispherotomy-for-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy-in-children
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Jonathan Roth, Sari Nagar, Shlomi Constantini, Itzhak Fried
INTRODUCTION: Hemispherotomies are an extreme treatment for epilepsy. As opposed to focal resections, in hemispherotomies the entire hemisphere is disconnected from the remaining nervous system, including functional regions and fibers. Despite this, hemispherotomy is recommended for certain indications, with good epilepsy and functional outcomes. AIMS: To summarize the experience of hemispherotomy performed at a tertiary national center. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including all patients operated on between 2001 and 2014...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844439/comorbidities-and-risk-factors-associated-with-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy-in-the-u-s-pediatric-population
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Ahyuda Oh, David J Thurman, Hyunmi Kim
Neurobehavioral comorbidities can be related to underlying etiology of epilepsy, epilepsy itself, and adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs. We examined the relationship between neurobehavioral comorbidities and putative risk factors for epilepsy in children with newly diagnosed epilepsy. We conducted a retrospective analysis of children aged ≤18years in 50 states and the District of Columbia, using the Truven Health MarketScan® commercial claims and encounters database from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013...
August 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843774/putting-the-new-ilae-classification-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-into-practice-in-western-china
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Cheng Huang, Heng Zhang, Xiao-Sa Chi, Ni Chen, Jing Gong, Qiao Zhou, Ingmar Blümcke, Dong Zhou, Jin-Mei Li
PURPOSE: To re-examine drug-resistant epilepsy cases using the revised 2011 ILAE classification of focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). METHODS: Patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who have undergone epilepsy surgery in West China Hospital between July 2012 and Jun 2014 were included. Clinical histories, pathological diagnoses, and surgical outcomes were reviewed. A questionnaire was developed to investigate the clinical practice of the new classification. A short-term training program on FCD was carried out to improve pathological diagnosis accuracy...
July 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843469/a-genotype-first-approach-for-clinical-and-genetic-evaluation-of-wolcott-rallison-syndrome-in-a-large-cohort-of-iranian-patients-with-neonatal-diabetes
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Farzaneh Abbasi, Maryam Habibi, Samaneh Enayati, Fatemeh Bitarafan, Maryam Razzaghy-Azar, Aria Sotodeh, Sima Parvizi Omran, Reza Maroofian, Mahsa M Amoli
OBJECTIVE: Wolcott-Rallison syndrome (WRS) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive condition, characterized by permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) associated with skeletal dysplasia, growth retardation and liver dysfunction. WRS is caused by biallelic mutations in the gene encoding eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2alpha kinase 3 (EIF2AK3). METHODS: As part of a comprehensive study on clinical and genetic investigation of neonatal diabetes in an Iranian population, 60 unrelated Iranian subjects referred with PNDM were analyzed...
August 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843212/the-influence-of-endophenotypic-disease-specific-and-environmental-variables-on-the-expression-of-anxiety-in-pediatric-epilepsy
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William A Schraegle, Jeffrey B Titus
Children and adolescents with epilepsy often show higher rates of anxiety, which carries an increased risk for reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The current study assessed the role of parental psychiatric history (i.e., anxiety, depression, and/or bipolar disorder) on the rate of anxiety features in youth seen in a tertiary epilepsy clinic. Data included parental ratings on the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2) and the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy (QOLCE) questionnaire for 180 children and adolescents (mean age=11...
August 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843069/new-onset-status-epilepticus-in-older-patients-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome
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M P Malter, R D Nass, T Kaluschke, G R Fink, L Burghaus, C Dohmen
PURPOSE: We here evaluated (1) the differential characteristics of status epilepticus (SE) in older (≥60 years) compared to younger adults (18-59 years). In particular, we were interested in (2) the proportion and characteristics of new onset SE in patients with no history of epilepsy (NOSE) in older compared to younger adults, and (3) predictive parameters for clinical outcome in older subjects with NOSE. METHODS: We performed a monocentric retrospective analysis of all adult patients (≥18years) admitted with SE to our tertiary care centre over a period of 10 years (2006-2015) to evaluate clinical characteristics and short-time outcome at discharge...
August 18, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842725/-diagnosis-of-non-epileptic-paroxysmal-disorders-and-epileptic-seizures
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REVIEW
S Noachtar, B Güldiken
Non-epileptic paroxysmal disorders may clinically manifest in a similar way to epileptic seizures and have to be considered in the differential diagnosis of epilepsy. Syncope, non-epileptic psychogenic seizures, paroxysmal movement disorders, migraine, transient ischemic attacks and parasomnia constitute the major differential diagnoses. A meticulous history and a third party description are useful for the differential diagnosis. Neurological, psychiatric and cardiological examinations are required for the correct differential diagnosis...
August 25, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840076/middle-meningeal-artery-aneurysm-case-report
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E Kpelao, K A Beketi, K M H Ahanogbe, A K Moumouni, A K Doleagbenou, K Egu, B Ntimon, M Tchaou, P Egbohou
BACKGROUND: Aneurysms of meningeal middle artery (MMA) are extremely rare. These aneurysms are of two types: true aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm. The true type is usually seen with pathologic conditions. Pseudoaneurysms, on the other hand, are associated with a skull fracture. Epilepsy caused by MMA aneurysm has never been described to our knowledge. We report a case of true aneurysm isolated from MMA revealed by epilepsy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 57-year-old patient with a history of high blood pressure developed epilepsy which was treated by valproic acid...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838789/long-term-memory-deficits-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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REVIEW
E Tramoni-Negre, I Lambert, F Bartolomei, O Felician
Memory complaints and deficits are common in patients with epilepsy, especially temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), where memory-related brain structures are directly involved in the epileptic process. In recent years, substantial progress has been made in delineating memory impairment in TLE, challenging the traditional neuropsychological approach of the disorder. In particular, several lines of evidence have suggested that, beyond the apparent deficit demonstrable by standardized neuropsychological evaluations, TLE may also negatively interact with long-term memory, producing considerable loss of information of the patient's autobiographical history and an inability to maintain newly acquired information over a period of time...
August 21, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835045/-analysis-of-gene-mutation-and-clinical-characteristics-in-patients-with-idiopathic-epilepsy
#20
H C Sun, C D Wang, M Y Li, L P Li, X L Zhao, Y P Wang, J Ye
Objective: To explore the association between gene mutations and clinical characteristics in Chinese patients with epilepsy. Methods: A total of twenty-three patients with idiopathic epilepsy admitted to the Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University from January 2014 to July 2016 were included.The age at onset of epilepsy ranged from 8 months to 31 years.All patients were screened for mutations by next-generation of sequencing (NGS), using a targeted capture panel of epilepsy and related seizures to screen forgene causative for or related to epilepsy...
August 15, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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