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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336036/the-incidence-and-significance-of-periictal-apnea-in-epileptic-seizures
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Nuria Lacuey, Bilal Zonjy, Johnson P Hampson, M R Sandhya Rani, Anita Zaremba, Rup K Sainju, Brian K Gehlbach, Stephan Schuele, Daniel Friedman, Orrin Devinsky, Maromi Nei, Ronald M Harper, Luke Allen, Beate Diehl, John J Millichap, Lisa Bateman, Mark A Granner, Deidre N Dragon, George B Richerson, Samden D Lhatoo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate periictal central apnea as a seizure semiological feature, its localizing value, and possible relationship with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) pathomechanisms. METHODS: We prospectively studied polygraphic physiological responses, including inductance plethysmography, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2 ), electrocardiography, and video electroencephalography (VEEG) in 473 patients in a multicenter study of SUDEP...
January 16, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327224/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-headache-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-experience-from-a-tertiary-epilepsy-center
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Metin Dedei Daryan, Betül Tekin Güveli, Sezin Alpaydın Baslo, Kasım Mulhan, Hüseyin Sarı, Zeynep Ezgi Balçık, Dilek Ataklı
The comorbidity of headache and epilepsy is often seen in neurological practice. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence, types of, and risk factors for headache in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). We assessed a total of 200 patients and 100 healthy controls in our study. Headache was classified in participants using a self-administered questionnaire. Demographical, clinical features and headache characteristics were recorded. Seizure and headache temporal profiles were noted. Headache was present in 111 (56%) patients and 50 (50%) healthy participants...
January 11, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325619/clinical-approach-to-the-patient-with-neurogenetic-disease
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Thomas D Bird, Corrie O Smith
Neurogenetic diseases are surprisingly common. This chapter reviews a systematic approach to the evaluation of a patient thought to have such a disease. The emphasis is on first recognizing potential clues to the diagnosis contained in the family history and presentation of symptoms. Ataxia, neuropathy, muscle weakness, dementia, epilepsy, and cognitive delay are all "reservoirs" of neurogenetic disease. A high index of suspicion for genetic causes and a thoughtful evaluation of simplex (sporadic) cases is often necessary...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325310/-clinical-characteristics-and-whole-exon-sequence-study-of-a-chinese-family-with-autosomal-dominant-lateral-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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C Y Li, H H Yang, R J Lyu, Q Wang
Objective: To explore the genetic characteristics in a Chinese family with autosomal dominant lateral temporal lobe epilepsy (ADLTE) and analyze the correlation between genotype and phenotype. Methods: The natural history, clinical data and peripheral blood sample were collected in all patients and two healthy members of this ADLTE family. Whole exon sequence (WES) analysis strategy was used to explore the underlying mutations. Possible causative genetic variation was further confirmed by direct PCR and Sanger sequencing...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322880/reversible-splenial-lesion-syndrome-due-to-oxcarbazepine-withdrawal-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chaoyang Jing, Lichao Sun, Zhuo Wang, Chaojia Chu, Weihong Lin
Background Reversible splenial lesion syndrome is a distinct entity radiologically characterized by a reversible lesion in the splenium of the corpus callosum. According to previous reports, this condition may be associated with antiepileptic drug use or withdrawal. We herein report a case of reversible splenial lesion syndrome associated with oxcarbazepine withdrawal. Case Report A 39-year-old man presented with an 8-year history of epileptic seizures. During the previous 3 years, he had taken oxcarbazepine irregularly...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321231/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-an-epilepsy-surgery-cohort-clinical-and-pathologic-findings
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Amy L Jones, Jeffrey W Britton, Melissa M Blessing, Joseph E Parisi, Gregory D Cascino
OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in young adult patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent epilepsy surgery were randomly selected for this retrospective study. The patients were 18-45 years of age, had preoperative neuropsychological evaluation, and had 1 year postoperative follow-up. Microscopic sections from resections were evaluated for the presence of CTE with standard stains and antibodies to tau (clone AT8)...
January 10, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317588/-autoimmune-factors-and-epilepsy
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Yating Wu, Aihua Liu
Epilepsy is a common chronic brain disorder with multiple causes, and now autoimmune factors are believed to be an independent cause for epilepsy. Accumulating data support an autoimmune basis in patients with antiepileptic drug-resistant seizures. Moreover, systemic autoimmune diseases and epilepsy co-occur frequently. Neural specific autoantibodies can also mediate the process of seizures through different pathways. The diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy is based on frequency of antiepileptic drug-resistant seizures, the presence of neural specific autoantibodies, inflammatory changes in serum or spinal fluid or on magneticresonanceimaging, the change in electroencephalogram, a personal or family history of autoimmunity...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305185/predictors-of-outcome-after-surgery-in-134-children-with-drug-resistant-tle
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Ashalatha Radhakrishnan, Ramshekhar Menon, Mathew Abraham, George Vilanilam, Suvasini Sharma, Bejoy Thomas, Chandrashekharan Kesavadas, Ajith Cherian, Raviprasad Varma, Sanjeev V Thomas
PURPOSE: To determine the factors predicting seizure outcome in children who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: Among the 664 patients who underwent ATL for TLE from 1995 to 2008, there were 134 children. "Excellent" outcome in them was defined as seizure freedom during the entire follow-up (Engel class I a); "good outcome", if in remission last 2 years, and the rest as "unfavorable outcome". To identify the potential predictors of seizure recurrence, the attributes of recurred and non-recurred groups was compared by univariate and multivariate analysis...
January 2, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304756/medical-treatment-of-an%C3%A2-unusual-cerebral-hydatid-disease
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Shu Chen, Ning Li, Feifei Yang, Jiqin Wu, Yuekai Hu, Shenglei Yu, Qi Chen, Xuan Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Jianming Zheng
BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease is a worldwide zoonosis produced by the larval stage of cestodes of the Echinococcus genus. Hydatid disease primarily involves the liver and lungs. The brain is involved in less than 2% of cases. Surgery has long been the only choice for the treatment, but chemotherapy has been successfully replaced surgery in some special cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a rare hydatid disease case which presented with multiple lesions in right frontal lobe, an uncommon site, and in the liver and lungs...
January 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295801/prevalence-of-idiopathic-epilepsy-among-school-children-in-gharbia-governorate-egypt
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Azza Kamal Alshahawy, Amira Hamed Darwish, Safynaz Elsaid Shalaby, Wegdan Mawlana
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders among children. Data about its prevalence in Egypt is limited. Our aim was to study the prevalence of idiopathic epilepsy among school children in Gharbia governorate, Egypt. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A Cross-sectional school-based survey study was conducted; a validated screening questionnaire was distributed among urban and rural primary and preparatory school children. Students with suspected epilepsy were subjected to clinical evaluation, Electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging...
December 30, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282444/obstructive-sleep-apnea-presenting-as-non-epileptic-spells-a-unique-combination
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Prashant Natteru, Chintan Rupareliya, Xiangping Zhou, Pradeep C Bollu
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), an increasingly prevalent sleep disorder, has been extensively studied in both clinical and scientific settings. In most cases, the diagnosis of sleep apnea is straightforward with patients having symptoms of snoring, choking or gasping for air while asleep and witnessed apneas. However, sleep apnea is known to present in some unusual ways. We present a case of a 61-year-old male, with recently diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (currently not on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)) and a history of seizure-like events since the age of 18 years, who came to the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) for spell characterization of his frequent seizure-like episodes...
October 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276970/cerebrospinal-fluid-findings-in-non-infectious-status-epilepticus
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M P Malter, S Choi, G R Fink
OBJECTIVE: Ictal activity itself can cause pathological cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings. However, data regarding pathological CSF findings caused by SE itself to date remain scarce. We here evaluated the frequency and specificity of pathological CSF findings in non-infectious SE. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of CSF samples in adult patients with episodes of non-infectious SE, who had been admitted to the Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Cologne...
December 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274604/interictal-cardiac-repolarization-abnormalities-in-people-with-epilepsy
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Nirmeen A Kishk, Yasser Sharaf, Asmaa M Ebraheim, Yasser Baghdady, Nelly Alieldin, Ahmed Afify, Ahmed Eldamaty
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The occurrence of cardiac electrical abnormalities such as repolarization disorders in patients with epilepsy was previously documented and may, in part, clarify the mechanism of sudden unexpected death in those patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of cardiac repolarization disorders among patients with epilepsy and whether specific demographic- or disease-related features were associated with their occurrence. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 1000 subjects with epilepsy who were compared with age- and sex-matched 2500 subjects without epilepsy...
December 20, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262473/-clinical-challenges-in-the-management-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-children
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H Y Ge, X M Li, H Jiang, Y Zhang, H J Liu, X C Zheng, M T Li
Objective: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) accounts for up to 10%-15% sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the children and young population. This study aimed to assess the current situation and challenges in CPVT clinical diagnosis. Method: A retrospective review included 11 children (7 male patients) at the First Hospital of Tsinghua University clinically diagnosed with CPVT from June 2014 to July 2017. Each patient was evaluated with detailed history, physical examination, resting 12-lead electrocardiogram(ECG), 24-h Holter, exercise stress test, Doppler echocardiography and genetic test...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261713/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-provides-novel-clues-for-associated-epilepsy-and-cardiac-conduction-disorder-sudep
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Monica Coll, Pasquale Striano, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Oscar Campuzano, Jesús Matés, Bernat Del Olmo, Anna Iglesias, Alexandra Pérez-Serra, Irene Mademont, Ferran Picó, Antonio Oliva, Ramon Brugada
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is an unpredicted condition in patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy, and autopsy does not conclusively identify cause of death. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie this entity remain unknown, the fact that epilepsy can affect cardiac function is not surprising. The genetic factors involving ion channels co-expressed in the heart and brain and other candidate genes have been previously described. In the present study, 20 epilepsy patients with personal or family history of heart rhythm disturbance/cardiac arrhythmias/sudden death were sequenced using a custom re-sequencing panel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258968/refractory-chronic-epilepsy-associated-with-neuronal-auto-antibodies-could-perisylvian-semiology-be-a-clue
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Lisa Gillinder, Linda Tjoa, Basil Mantzioris, Stefan Blum, Sasha Dionisio
We report a case series of 10 patients with chronic medically refractory antibody-positive autoimmune epilepsy and assess their common clinical features. Immune-mediated seizures are most commonly reported in the context of encephalitis or encephalopathy, with few reports focusing on lone, chronic epilepsy in the outpatient setting. Our aim was to define the potential diagnostic clues that might be present in these cases, leading to consideration of an autoimmune cause of the epilepsy. We performed a retrospective review of all patients presenting to the outpatient department of our unit who underwent autoimmune screening...
December 20, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250756/sporadic-nocturnal-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-report-on-two-cases-and-review-of-the-first-taiwanese-series-of-10-cases
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Shih-Bin Yeh, Carlos H Schenck
PURPOSE: To report two additional cases of sporadic (i.e. non-familial) Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (NFLE) and integrate these two cases within the first series of 10 cases of sporadic NFLE reported in Taiwanese patients, and compare the findings with familial NFLE and with findings from Caucasian NFLE patients. METHODS: Clinical interviews, neurological examinations, EEG, brain MRI, and overnight videopolysomnographic (vPSG) monitoring with EEG seizure montage, and treatment outcome...
June 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249551/validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-model-for-the-development-of-neuromuscular-scoliosis-a-multinational-study
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Carlo M Bertoncelli, Domenico Bertoncelli, Leonard Elbaum, Michal Latalski, Paola Altamura, Charles Musoff, Virginie Rampal, Federico Solla
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a clinical prediction model of neuromuscular scoliosis via external validation. METHODS: We analyzed a series of 120 patients (mean age ± standard deviation, 15.7 ± 1.8 years; range: 12 to 18 years) with cerebral palsy, severe motor disorders, and cognitive impairment with and without neuromuscular scoliosis treated in two specialized units (70 patients from Nice, France, and 50 patients from Lublin, Poland) in a cross-sectional, double-blind study...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249448/seizure-activity-and-individual-vulnerability-on-first-episode-interictal-psychosis-in-epilepsy
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Naoto Adachi, Nozomi Akanuma, Peter Fenwick, Masumi Ito, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Shiro Ishida, Masanori Sekimoto, Masaaki Kato, Teiichi Onuma
OBJECTIVE: Despite a theoretical consensus that interictal psychosis (IIP) is related to various epilepsy-related factors, the impact of seizure activity on development of IIP remains inconclusive. This is the first controlled study using quantitative seizure-activity measures at the onset of IIP. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-one patients with epilepsy who exhibited first-episode IIP (IIP group) and 427 patients with epilepsy without psychotic episodes (control group) were enrolled...
December 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247965/predictive-value-of-preoperative-statistical-parametric-mapping-of-regional-glucose-metabolism-in-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Martin Kojan, Irena Doležalová, Eva Koriťáková, Radek Mareček, Zdeněk Řehák, Markéta Hermanová, Milan Brázdil, Ivan Rektor
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to use statistical parametric mapping of interictal positron-emission tomography using [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) to compare the brain metabolisms of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE)/hippocampal sclerosis and controls. Another aim of this study was to analyze the potential differences among patients in terms of epilepsy duration, side of hippocampal sclerosis, histopathological findings, insult in their history, and postoperative outcomes...
December 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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