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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721869/france-bans-sodium-valproate-use-in-case-of-pregnancy
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Barbara Casassus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717415/chronic-antiepileptic-drug-use-and-functional-network-efficiency-a-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#2
Tamar M van Veenendaal, Dominique M IJff, Albert P Aldenkamp, Richard H C Lazeron, Paul A M Hofman, Anton J A de Louw, Walter H Backes, Jacobus F A Jansen
AIM: To increase our insight in the neuronal mechanisms underlying cognitive side-effects of antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. METHODS: The relation between functional magnetic resonance-acquired brain network measures, AED use, and cognitive function was investigated. Three groups of patients with epilepsy with a different risk profile for developing cognitive side effects were included: A "low risk" category (lamotrigine or levetiracetam, n = 16), an "intermediate risk" category (carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, or valproate, n = 34) and a "high risk" category (topiramate, n = 5)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713279/antiepileptogenic-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-pergularia-daemia-on-pilocarpine-model-of-epilepsy
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Antoine K Kandeda, Germain S Taiwe, Fleur C O Moto, Gwladys T Ngoupaye, Gisele C N Nkantchoua, Jacqueline S K Njapdounke, Jean P O Omam, Simon Pale, Nadege Kouemou, Elisabeth Ngo Bum
In this study, we investigated antiepileptogenic and neuroprotective effects of the aqueous extract of Pergularia daemia roots (PDR) using in vivo and in vitro experimental models. In in vivo studies, status epilepticus caused by pilocarpine injection triggers epileptogenesis which evolves during about 1-2 weeks. After 2 h of status epilepticus, mice were treated during the epileptogenesis period for 7 days with sodium valproate and vitamin C (standards which demonstrated to alter epileptogenesis), or Pergularia daemia...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706399/comparative-effect-of-divided-doses-of-adult-solid-and-liquid-oral-formulations-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-management-of-pediatric-epilepsy
#4
Ravi Prasad Nidanapu, Bascarane Tamijarassy, Subramanian Mahadevan, Batmanabane Gitanjali
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the efficacy and safety of the commonly prescribed AEDs in the management of epilepsy in children when using divided doses of adult solid oral formulations (DDSF) with the liquid oral formulations (LFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had one or more seizures per month and prescribed with DDSF were recruited. Initially the patients were continued on DDSF for 4 months following which they were switched over to LF for the subsequent 4 months...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704743/sleep-abnormalities-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-a-sleep-questionnaire-and-polysomnography-based-study
#5
Sujata Roshan, Vinod Puri, Neera Chaudhry, Anu Gupta, Sumit Kumar Rabi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the quality of sleep, its architecture and occurrence of epileptiform discharges with their distribution across various stages of sleep in patients of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), both drug naïve as well as those already on treatment. METHODS: 99 patients of JME [36 drug naïve, 63 on antiepileptic drug(s) (AED)], and 30 healthy controls were recruited. Sleep quality and daytime sleepiness were evaluated with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), respectively...
June 28, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698728/association-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-epileptic-patients
#6
Jaydip Ray Chaudhuri, Kandadai Rukmini Mridula, Chakrala Rathnakishore, Banda Balaraju, Vcs Srinivasarao Bandaru
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder requiring long-term therapy using antiepileptic medications. Reports have incriminated long-term antiepileptic drugs use in deficiency of vitamin D and bone diseases in all age groups. We aimed to investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and pediatric epilepsy in Indian patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: We prospectively recruited 100 pediatric epilepsy patients, on monotherapy for minimum one-year duration, and 50 age and sex matched controls...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689688/lurasidone-in-combination-with-lithium-or-valproate-for-the-maintenance-treatment-of-bipolar-i-disorder
#7
Joseph R Calabrese, Andrei Pikalov, Caroline Streicher, Josephine Cucchiaro, Yongcai Mao, Antony Loebel
Lurasidone (DS-RAn) has demonstrated efficacy in the acute treatment of bipolar depression, both as monotherapy, and as combination therapy with lithium or valproate. To evaluate the recurrence prevention efficacy of lurasidone for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder, patients received up to 20 weeks of open-label lurasidone (20-80mg/d) combined with lithium or valproate during an initial stabilization phase. A total of 496 patients met stabilization criteria and were randomized to 28 weeks of double-blind treatment with lurasidone (20-80mg/d) or placebo, in combination with lithium or valproate...
July 6, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689437/the-effect-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-kidney-function-and-structure
#8
S Hamed
Abtract Introduction: Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with number of somatic conditions. Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the kidney. Areas Covered: This review summarized the current knowledge of the effect of AEDs on the kidney including evidence and mechanisms. Fanconi syndrome was reported with valproate (VPA) therapy in severely disabled children with epilepsy. Renal tubular acidosis and urolithiasis were reported with acetazolamide, topirmate and zonisamide, drugs with carbonic anhydrase inhibition properties...
July 10, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686997/management-of-epilepsy-in-merrf-syndrome
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome is a rare syndromic mitochondrial disorder (MID) with a broad phenotypic but narrow genotypic heterogeneity. One of the predominant phenotypic features in addition to myopathy is epilepsy. The most frequent seizure type in MERRF is generalised myoclonic seizure but also focal myoclonic, focal atonic, generalised tonic-clonic, generalised atonic, generalised myoclonic-atonic, typical absences, or tonic-clonic seizures of unknown onset have been reported...
June 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682918/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-acupressure-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-sodium-valproate-on-the-prevention-of-chronic-migraine-with-aura
#10
Ji-Hua Xu, He-Yin Mi
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of using acupressure as an adjunctive therapy to sodium valproate (SV) combined with acupressure (ASV) on the prevention of chronic migraine with aura (CMA). METHODS: A total of 98 patients with CMA were randomly divided into an intervention group and a control group, with 49 patients in each group. The patients in the intervention group received ASV, while the participants in the control group received SV alone...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681096/anticonvulsant-effect-of-swertiamarin-against-pilocarpine-induced-seizures-in-adult-male-mice
#11
Xian-Hua Deng, Xiao Zhang, Jing Wang, Peng-Sheng Ma, Lin Ma, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Ru Zhou, Jian-Qiang Yu
Epilepsy is one of the common and major neurological disorders, approximately a third of the individuals with epilepsy suffer from seizures and not able to successfully respond to available medications. Current study was designed to investigate whether Swertiamarin (Swe) had anticonvulsant activity in the pilocarpine (PILO)-treated mice. Thirty minutes prior to the PILO (280 mg/kg) injection, the mice were administrated with Swe (50, 150, and 450 mg/kg) and valproate sodium (VPA, 200 mg/kg) once. Seizures and electroencephalography (EEG) were observed, and then the mice were killed for Nissl, Fluoro-jade B (FJB) staining...
July 5, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678521/restoration-of-megalin-mediated-clearance-of-alveolar-protein-as-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-for-acute-lung-injury
#12
Christine U Vohwinkel, Yasmin Buchäckert, Hamza M Al-Tamari, Luciana C Mazzocchi, Holger K Eltzschig, Konstantin Mayer, Rory E Morty, Susanne Herold, Werner Seeger, Soni S Pullamsetti, István Vadász
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) constitutes a significant disease burden with regard to both morbidity and mortality. Current therapies are mostly supportive and do not address the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms. Removal of protein-rich alveolar edema - a clinical hallmark of ARDS - is critical for survival. Here, we describe a TGFβ-triggered mechanism, in which megalin, the primary mediator of alveolar protein transport, is negatively regulated by GSK3β, with protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) and nuclear inhibitor of PP1 being involved in the signaling cascade...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674104/repeat-warning-on-%C3%A2-valproate-in-pregnancy-as-message-fails-to-raise-awareness
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669391/rates-of-serum-level-determinations-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-accord-with-guidelines-a-clinical-study-at-a-tertiary-center
#14
REVIEW
A Hanin, R Tubiana, M Bedouet, A Gales, N Zahr, A Liou, S Dupont
OBJECTIVE: To compare our rates of appropriate therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) with those defined in the French guidelines for measuring drug levels of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during the pre- and post-medical/pharmaceutical interventional periods. METHODS: This study was prospectively carried out at a tertiary center (epilepsy unit of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris) between 2013 and 2016 over three time periods. Criteria for appropriateness were those stated in the current French guidelines...
June 29, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666638/a-study-on-the-bioequivalence-of-lithium-and-valproate-salivary-and-blood-levels-in-the-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder
#15
A Murru, M Torra, A Callari, I Pacchiarotti, S Romero, B Gonzalez de la Presa, C Varo, J M Goikolea, V Pérez-Sola, E Vieta, F Colom
Lithium (Li) and valproate (VPA) are used in the treatment of bipolar disorder (BD), with narrow therapeutic window requiring periodic control of serum levels. This prevents intoxication, lack of efficacy due to low serum concentrations, and allows monitoring adherence. We aimed at evaluating the bioequivalence of salivary and blood levels of LI or VPA in a sample of adult BD patients. Secondarily, lithium bioequivalence was evaluated across different patients' lifespans. BD patients treated with either Li or VPA underwent contemporary standard serum and salivary measurements...
June 27, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661008/antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Maria Sudell, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a worldwide prevalence of around 1%. Approximately 60% to 70% of people with epilepsy will achieve a longer-term remission from seizures, and most achieve that remission shortly after starting antiepileptic drug treatment. Most people with epilepsy are treated with a single antiepileptic drug (monotherapy) and current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom for adults and children recommend carbamazepine or lamotrigine as first-line treatment for partial onset seizures and sodium valproate for generalised onset seizures; however a range of other antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments are available, and evidence is needed regarding their comparative effectiveness in order to inform treatment choices...
June 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649495/non-hyperammonaemic-valproate-encephalopathy-after-20%C3%A2-years-of-treatment
#17
Elizabeth Caruana Galizia, Jeremy D Isaacs, Hannah R Cock
Sodium valproate is a commonly used antiseizure drug with broad indications for different seizuretypes and epilepsy syndromes. Well-recognised side effects include weight gain, tremor, dizziness, and unsteadiness. Non-hyperammonaemic parkinsonism, with or without cognitive impairment, is a rare adverse effect of sodium valproate. We present the case of a sixty year-old lady with a generalized seizure disorder, treated with phenytoin, valproate, lamotrigine and clonazepam. Following withdrawal of phenytoin she developed an akinetic-rigid syndrome, with ataxia and marked cognitive impairment...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648552/epigenetic-induction-of-melatonin-mt1-receptors-by-valproate-neurotherapeutic-implications
#18
Sarra G Bahna, Lennard P Niles
We have reported that the anticonvulsant/mood stabilizer and histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor valproate (VPA) induces expression of melatonin receptors both in vitro and in vivo, but the mechanisms involved were not known. Here we show that pharmacological inhibition of CREB, PKC, PI3K, or GSK3β signaling pathways, which are known targets for VPA, do not prevent its upregulation of melatonin MT1 receptors in rat C6 glioma cells. M344, an HDAC inhibitor unrelated to VPA, mimics the effects of VPA on MT1 expression, whereas valpromide, a VPA derivative lacking HDAC inhibitory activity, does not...
June 22, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647815/update-on-the-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mania-in-older-age-bipolar-disorder
#19
REVIEW
Peijun Chen, Annemiek Dols, Soham Rej, Martha Sajatovic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The population over age 60 is growing more rapidly than the general population. Given the projected increase and need for data that can inform treatment, this review provides a brief description of newer publications focused on mania in older-age bipolar disorder (OABD), including epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatments. RECENT FINDINGS: Age cutoffs to define OABD range from 50 to 65 years. OABD clinical presentation and course of illness is highly variable, often characterized by mood episode recurrence, medical comorbidity, cognitive deficits, and impaired functioning...
August 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647110/success-of-tardive-electroconvulsive-therapy-sessions-after-loxapine-induced-malignant-syndrome-in-the-context-of-very-poor-metabolisation
#20
Juliette Descoeur, Laurent Philibert, Kevin Chalard, Jérôme Attal, Pierre Petit, Kada Klouche, Mathieu Olivier
We report the success of tardive electroconvulsive therapy in a case of loxapine malignant syndrome with catatonia. Loxapine and its metabolites were measured in biological samples by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry. Genes were studied by sequencing and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Plasmatic drug concentrations showed a supratherapeutic concentration of loxapine with a very low 8-hydroxyloxapine/loxapine ratio (range from 0.32 to 0.66, normal value>2 for 100mg) and a very long elimination half-life of loxapine (half-life>140h, normal value from 1 to 4hours)...
May 29, 2017: Thérapie
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