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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782849/seizure-modulation-by-sleep-and-sleep-state
#1
Carl W Bazil
Sleep is a dynamic process, during which the electrical rhythms of the brain orchestrate a complicated progression of changing frequencies, patterns and connectivity. Each stage of sleep is different electrophysiologically from wakefulness, and from other sleep stages. It should be no surprise, then, that the various sleep states influence the origin, suppression, and spread of seizures, and that different seizure types are affected in individual (and sometimes contradictory) ways. While much of the electrical symphony that occurs in both normal and epileptic brains is incompletely understood, at the basic level some interesting and often clinically important influences of the various sleep states have been identified...
May 18, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782051/the-novel-sodium-channel-modulator-gs-458967-gs967-is-an-effective-treatment-in-a-mouse-model-of-scn8a-encephalopathy
#2
Erin M Baker, Christopher H Thompson, Nicole A Hawkins, Jacy L Wagnon, Eric R Wengert, Manoj K Patel, Alfred L George, Miriam H Meisler, Jennifer A Kearney
OBJECTIVE: De novo mutations of SCN8A, encoding the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV 1.6, have been associated with a severe infant onset epileptic encephalopathy. Individuals with SCN8A encephalopathy have a mean age of seizure onset of 4-5 months, with multiple seizure types that are often refractory to treatment with available drugs. Anecdotal reports suggest that high-dose phenytoin is effective for some patients, but there are associated adverse effects and potential for toxicity...
May 21, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763644/immunomodulatory-effect-of-celecoxib-on-hmgb1-tlr4-pathway-in-a-recurrent-seizures-model-in-immature-rats
#3
Mariana Morales-Sosa, Sandra Orozco-Suárez, AngélicaVega-García, Sara Caballero-Chacón, Iris A Feria-Romero
Epileptic seizures constitute an important problem in pediatric neurology during the developmental period. The frequency and nosological significance of seizures, as well as their association with epileptogenesis, may be related to underlying mechanisms such as neuroinflammation. Those mechanisms of response activate inflammatory molecules induced in the neurons, activated glial cells and endothelial cells via the key HMGB1/TLR4 pathway. In this study, the drug celecoxib (CCX) was used as a blocker of the cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and HMGB1/TLR-4 pathways...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758302/plasminogen-binding-inhibitors-demonstrate-unwanted-activities-on-gaba-a-and-glycine-receptors-in-human-ipsc-derived-neurons
#4
Lisbeth Kristensson, Anders Lundin, David Gustafsson, Jan Fryklund, Tomas Fex, Delsing Louise, Erik Ryberg
Plasminogen binding inhibitors (PBIs) reduce the risk of bleeding in hemorrhagic conditions. However, generic PBIs are also associated with an increased risk of seizures, an adverse effect linked to unwanted activities towards inhibitory neuronal receptors. Development of novel PBIs serve to remove compounds with such properties, but progress is limited by a lack of higher throughput methods with human translatability. Herein we apply human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived neurons in combination with dynamic mass redistribution (DMR) technology to demonstrate robust and reproducible modulation of both GABAA and glycine receptors...
May 11, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751085/a-predictive-index-of-biomarkers-for-ictogenesis-from-tier-i-safety-pharmacology-testing-that-may-warrant-tier-ii-eeg-studies
#5
REVIEW
David V Gauvin, Zachary J Zimmermann, Joshua Yoder, Marci Harter, David Holdsworth, Quinn Kilgus, Jonelle May, Jill Dalton, Theodore J Baird
Three significant contributions to the field of safety pharmacology were recently published detailing the use of electroencephalography (EEG) by telemetry in a critical role in the successful evaluation of a compound during drug development (1] Authier, Delatte, Kallman, Stevens & Markgraf; JPTM 2016; 81:274-285; 2] Accardi, Pugsley, Forster, Troncy, Huang & Authier; JPTM; 81: 47-59; 3] Bassett, Troncy, Pouliot, Paquette, Ascaha, & Authier; JPTM 2016; 70: 230-240) . These authors present a convincing case for monitoring neocortical biopotential waveforms (EEG, ECoG, etc) during preclinical toxicology studies as an opportunity for early identification of a central nervous system (CNS) risk during Investigational New Drug (IND) Enabling Studies...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746397/impact-of-drug-interactions-on-clobazam-and-n-desmethylclobazam-concentrations-in-pediatric-patients-with-epilepsy
#6
Gabrielle R Russell, Stephanie J Phelps, Chasity M Shelton, James W Wheless
BACKGROUND: Clobazam (CLB) is approved as adjunctive treatment for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in patients ≥2 years of age. It is converted to an active metabolite N-desmethylclobazam (NCLB) by CYP3A4, which is then broken down to an inactive metabolite by CYP2C19. This study characterizes the impact of CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 drug interactions on CLB and NCLB serum concentrations (Cp) and concentration/dose (Cp/D) ratios in pediatric patients with epilepsy. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review including patients >1 month of age, who received CLB between April 2012 and March 2017...
May 4, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746395/a-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-assay-for-determination-of-perampanel-and-concomitant-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-epilepsy-compared-with-a-fluorescent-hplc-assay
#7
Ugo de Grazia, Annachiara D'Urso, Federica Ranzato, Valentina De Riva, Giorgia Contarato, Giuseppe Billo, Francesco Perini, Elisabetta Galloni
BACKGROUND: Perampanel is a novel non-competitive selective antagonist at the postsynaptic ionotropic alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazoleproprionic acid (AMPA) glutamate receptor, approved as an adjunctive agent for the treatment of partial-onset seizure with or without secondary generalization and for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizure in patients with epilepsy who are at least 12 years of age. Limited information is available about the clinical utility of therapeutic drug monitoring of perampanel and therapeutic ranges are so far not established...
May 9, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744119/levetiracetam-induced-transaminitis-in-a-young-male-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#8
Vivekananda Rachamallu, Michael M Song, Jace M Reed, Manish Aligeti
Levetiracetam is a commonly prescribed antiepileptic drug for seizure prophylaxis in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Levetiracetam metabolism has been reported to be non-dependent on hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP450) isoenzyme system. Furthermore, levetiracetam and its metabolites are reported to be eliminated from systemic circulation via renal excretion. Therefore, due to its well-known renal clearance mechanism with no dosage adjustments recommended for hepatic impairment, levetiracetam is often chosen as the drug of choice in patients with suspected or ongoing hepatic dysfunction...
November 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740014/different-patterns-of-epileptiform-like-activity-are-generated-in-the-sclerotic-hippocampus-from-patients-with-drug-resistant-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#9
Selvin Z Reyes-Garcia, Carla A Scorza, Noemi S Araújo, Nancy N Ortiz-Villatoro, Anaclara Prada Jardim, Ricardo Centeno, Elza Márcia Targas Yacubian, Jean Faber, Esper A Cavalheiro
Human hippocampal slice preparations from patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) associated with hippocampal sclerosis (HS) are excellent material for the characterization of epileptiform-like activity. However, it is still unknown if hippocampal regions as cornu Ammonis (CA) 1, CA3 and CA4, generate population epileptiform-like activity. Here, we investigated epileptiform activities of the subiculum, CA1, CA2, CA3, CA4 (induced by elevation of extracellular potassium concentration) and the dentate gyrus (induced with hilar stimulation and elevation of potassium concentration) from sclerotic hippocampi of patients with drug-resistant TLE...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727013/everolimus-dosing-recommendations-for-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-associated-refractory-seizures
#10
David N Franz, John A Lawson, Zuhal Yapici, Christian Brandt, Michael H Kohrman, Michael Wong, Mathieu Milh, Adelheid Wiemer-Kruel, Maurizio Voi, Neva Coello, Wing Cheung, Kai Grosch, Jacqueline A French
OBJECTIVE: The present analysis examined the exposure-response relationship by means of the predose everolimus concentration (Cmin ) and the seizure response in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex-associated seizures in the EXIST-3 study. Recommendations have been made for the target Cmin range of everolimus for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and the doses necessary to achieve this target Cmin . METHODS: A model-based approach was used to predict patients' daily Cmin ...
May 4, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723785/synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-novel-tert-butyl-and-tert-pentylphenoxyalkyl-piperazine-derivatives-as-histamine-h-3-r-ligands
#11
Katarzyna Szczepańska, Tadeusz Karcz, Szczepan Mogilski, Agata Siwek, Kamil J Kuder, Gniewomir Latacz, Monika Kubacka, Stefanie Hagenow, Annamaria Lubelska, Agnieszka Olejarz, Magdalena Kotańska, Bassem Sadek, Holger Stark, Katarzyna Kieć-Kononowicz
As a continuation of our search for novel histamine H3 receptor ligands, a series of twenty four new tert-butyl and tert-pentyl phenoxyalkylamine derivatives (2-25) was synthesized. Compounds with three to four carbon atoms alkyl chain spacer were evaluated for their binding properties at human histamine H3 receptor (hH3 R). The highest affinities were observed for 4-pyridyl derivatives 4, 10, 16 and 22 (Ki  = 16.0-120 nM). As it has been shown in docking studies, those specific heteroaromatic 4-N piperazine substituents might interact with one of the key receptor interacting amino acids...
April 25, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720941/neonatal-seizure-models-to-study-epileptogenesis
#12
REVIEW
Yuka Kasahara, Yuji Ikegaya, Ryuta Koyama
Current therapeutic strategies for epilepsy include anti-epileptic drugs and surgical treatments that are mainly focused on the suppression of existing seizures rather than the occurrence of the first spontaneous seizure. These symptomatic treatments help a certain proportion of patients, but these strategies are not intended to clarify the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the primary process of epilepsy development, i.e., epileptogenesis. Epileptogenic changes include reorganization of neural and glial circuits, resulting in the formation of an epileptogenic focus...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717743/inhibition-of-drug-induced-seizure-development-in-both-zebrafish-and-mouse-models-by-a-synthetic-nanoreceptor
#13
Qiaoxian Huang, Kit Ieng Kuok, Xiangjun Zhang, Ludan Yue, Simon M Y Lee, Jianxiang Zhang, Ruibing Wang
A synthetic nanoreceptor, cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]), fully encapsulated pentylenetetrazol (PTZ), a seizure-inducing model drug. As a consequence of the encapsulation, the development of PTZ induced convulsion behaviors in both larval zebrafish and mouse models were dramatically alleviated, suggesting that CB[7] holds great neuroprotection potential against neurotoxic drugs for clinical applications.
May 2, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691274/negative-myoclonus-secondary-to-paroxetine-intake
#14
Pedro Correia, Joana Afonso Ribeiro, Conceição Bento, Francisco Sales
Outside the context of overdose and serotonin syndrome, seizures and myoclonic movements attributed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are rare and poorly documented. We present a 77-year-old man, with no history of epilepsy, presenting in the emergency department with whole body jerks since that morning. Two days earlier, due to a prescription mistake, he was started on paroxetine 20 mg instead of his usual fluoxetine 20 mg. The patient's electroencephalogram (EEG), performed in the emergency department, revealed a bilateral synchronous parieto-occipital fast spike activity pattern, which correlated consistently with negative myoclonus...
April 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689077/zebrafish-based-identification-of-the-antiseizure-nucleoside-inosine-from-the-marine-diatom-skeletonema-marinoi
#15
Théo Brillatz, Chiara Lauritano, Maxime Jacmin, Supitcha Khamma, Laurence Marcourt, Davide Righi, Giovanna Romano, Francesco Esposito, Adrianna Ianora, Emerson F Queiroz, Jean-Luc Wolfender, Alexander D Crawford
With the goal of identifying neuroactive secondary metabolites from microalgae, a microscale in vivo zebrafish bioassay for antiseizure activity was used to evaluate bioactivities of the diatom Skeletonema marinoi, which was recently revealed as being a promising source of drug-like small molecules. A freeze-dried culture of S. marinoi was extracted by solvents with increasing polarities (hexane, dichloromethane, methanol and water) and these extracts were screened for anticonvulsant activity using a larval zebrafish epilepsy model with seizures induced by the GABAA antagonist pentylenetetrazole...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680919/aggravation-of-seizures-and-status-epilepticus-after-vagal-nerve-stimulation-therapy-the-first-pediatric-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Ebru Arhan, Ayşe Serdaroğlu, Tuğba Hirfanoğlu, Gökhan Kurt
BACKGROUND: We describe the first child with drug-resistant epilepsy in whom vagus nerve stimulation aggravated seizures and emerged status epilepticus after the increase in vagal nerve stimulation current output. OBJECTIVE: A 13-year-old girl presented with refractory secondary generalized focal epilepsy. Vagal nerve stimulator was implanted because of drug-resistant epilepsy. After the increase of vagal nerve stimulator current output to a relatively high level, the patient experienced seizure aggravation and status epilepticus...
April 22, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679985/does-burst-suppression-achieve-seizure-control-in-refractory-status-epilepticus
#17
Kanitpong Phabphal, Suparat Chisurajinda, Thapanee Somboon, Kanjana Unwongse, Alan Geater
BACKGROUND: The general principles in the administration of anesthetic drugs entail not only the suppression of seizure activity but also the achievement of electroencephalography burst suppression (BS). However, previous studies have reported conflicting results, possibly owing to the inclusion of various anesthetic agents, not all patients undergoing continuous electroencephalography (cEEG), and the inclusion of anoxic encephalopathy. This study aimed to analyze the effects of midazolam-induced BS on the occurrence outcomes in refractory status epilepticus patients...
April 21, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678162/tacrolimus-induced-parkinsonism-in-a-patient-after-liver-transplantation-case-report
#18
Karin Gmitterová, Michal Minár, Miroslav Žigrai, Zuzana Košutzká, Alice Kušnírová, Peter Valkovič
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy may manifest by a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including cognitive impairment, seizures or extrapyramidal symptoms. The liver transplant can lead to improvement of the signs of encephalopathy but subsequent immunosuppressive treatment might possess pronounced neurotoxicity. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case report of a patient with chronic liver disease who developed signs of Parkinsonism after an orthotopic liver transplant, with consecutive immunosuppressant treatment with tacrolimus...
April 20, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674238/calcium-metabolism-serum-markers-in-adult-patients-with-epilepsy-and-the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-seizure-control
#19
Mario Tombini, Andrea Palermo, Giovanni Assenza, Giovanni Pellegrino, Antonella Benvenga, Chiara Campana, Anda Mihaela Naciu, Federica Assenza, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
PURPOSE: To evaluate serum markers of calcium metabolism in adult patients with epilepsy (PWE) treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and the effect of vitamin D supplementation on seizure frequency. METHODS: Serum levels of calcium, phosphate, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) were compared in 160 PWE on chronic therapy with AEDs and 42 matched controls. Blood concentrations were analyzed taking into account the different features of epilepsy and treatment...
April 11, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674237/eslicarbazepine-acetate-exposure-in-pregnant-women-with-epilepsy
#20
Raquel Costa, Luís M Magalhães, Joana Graça, Mariana Vieira, Helena Gama, Joana Moreira, José F Rocha, Patrício Soares-da-Silva
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is a common neurologic disorder requiring continued treatment during pregnancy. Treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is needed for seizure control, but the risk of adverse events has to be minimized for both mother and foetus. Available data on pregnancy and foetal/postnatal outcomes following eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) exposure via parent is herein presented for the first time. METHODS: ESL's global safety database was reviewed to identify pregnancy cases with exposure to ESL reported up to October 21st, 2017...
April 10, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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