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David G Olmes, Hajo M Hamer
According to current diagnosis criteria, first seizures constitute beginning epilepsy when they carry recurrence risks of ≥60% over the next 10 years. This is frequently the case and warrants AED treatment. Evidence argues against deferring treatment when provoking factors such as sleep deprivation are reported. There are several characteristics of first seizures which markedly increase recurrence risk but not clearly beyond 60%. This includes status epilepticus or seizure flurries at first manifestation or focal semiology indicating focal epilepsy...
May 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491900/screening-of-conventional-anticonvulsants-in-a-genetic-mouse-model-of-epilepsy
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Nicole A Hawkins, Lyndsey L Anderson, Tracy S Gertler, Linda Laux, Alfred L George, Jennifer A Kearney
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that affects 1% of the population. Approximately, 30% of individuals with epilepsy are refractory to treatment, highlighting the need for novel therapies. Conventional anticonvulsant screening relies predominantly on induced seizure models. However, these models may not be etiologically relevant for genetic epilepsies. Mutations in SCN1A are a common cause of Dravet Syndrome, a severe epileptic encephalopathy. Dravet syndrome typically begins in infancy with seizures provoked by fever and then progresses to include afebrile pleomorphic seizure types...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486264/temporary-seizure-in-an-infant-who-had-been-exposed-to-g-amino-butyric-acid-receptor-antagonist-thiocolchicoside
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Cengiz Havali, Kivilcim Gucuyener, Esra Gurkas, Ercan Demir
Seizure is the most common presentation of neurological disorder in the pediatric emergency care setting. In evaluating the child after a first seizure, the first consideration should be determining if the seizure was provoked or unprovoked. Investigation listing the causes of the first seizure is considerably long, and adverse drug reactions must be in mind. Epileptic seizures after using thiocolchicoside (TCC) have been reported in several adult patients with epilepsy and acute brain injury. We present a previously healthy 3-month-old female infant who was admitted to the emergency department with a generalized seizure after exposure to TCC...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377914/a-case-of-22q11-deletion-syndrome-22q11ds-with-a-panayiotopoulos-epileptic-pattern-are-additional-copy-number-variations-a-possible-second-hit-in-modulating-the-22q11ds-phenotype
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Veronica Bertini, Angelo Valetto, Alessia Azzarà, Annalisa Legitimo, Giuseppe Saggese, Rita Consolini, Alessandro Orsini, Alice Bonuccelli
"22q11 deletion syndrome" (22q11DS) is a rare genetic syndrome, in which most patients share the same deletion, but their clinical features may vary a great deal. The genetic mechanisms underlying the variable expressivity and reduced penetrance of 22q11DS still have to be fully elucidated. Epilepsy has been reported in about 15.2% of the patients; however, few studies have focused on this topic, and in most cases, a detailed epileptic profile is missing. Since only a minority of patients experience epileptic seizures, 22q11deletion can be considered a predisposing factor, which is not sufficient "per se" to cause epilepsy; to date, no candidate gene for epilepsy has been identified in the deleted region...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324217/rare-slc1a1-variants-in-hot-water-epilepsy
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Kalpita Rashimi Karan, P Satishchandra, Sanjib Sinha, Anuranjan Anand
Hot water epilepsy is sensory epilepsy, wherein seizures are triggered by an unusual stimulus: contact with hot water. Although genetic factors contribute to the etiology of hot water epilepsy, molecular underpinnings of the disorder remain largely unknown. We aimed to identify the molecular genetic basis of the disorder by studying families with two or more of their members affected with hot water epilepsy. Using a combination of genome-wide linkage mapping and whole exome sequencing, a missense variant was identified in SLC1A1 in a three-generation family...
March 21, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285235/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-mothers-of-children-with-epilepsy-a-study-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Pouya Bakhshaei, Farhad Mahvelati-Shamsabadi, Seyed-Hassan Tonekaboni, Ahmad-Reza Farsar
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge about epilepsy and attitudes towards patients with epilepsy can affect measures taken to manage epilepsy and seizures. Support and understanding of mothers is invaluable in enabling children with epilepsy to develop normal life skills in living with epilepsy. In order to identify the educational needs of mothers of children with epilepsy, their knowledge, attitudes, and practices should be assessed. Therefore, we interviewed a group of mothers of children with epilepsy who were referred to a pediatric neurology clinic in a teaching hospital...
April 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275159/enduring-memory-impairments-provoked-by-developmental-febrile-seizures-are-mediated-by-functional-and-structural-effects-of-neuronal-restrictive-silencing-factor
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Katelin P Patterson, Jeremy M Barry, Megan M Curran, Akanksha Singh-Taylor, Gary Brennan, Neggy Rismanchi, Matias Page, Yoav Noam, Gregory L Holmes, Tallie Z Baram
In a subset of children experiencing prolonged febrile seizures (FSs), the most common type of childhood seizures, cognitive outcomes are compromised. However, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here we identified significant, enduring spatial memory problems in male rats following experimental prolonged FS (febrile status epilepticus; eFSE). Remarkably, these deficits were abolished by transient, post hoc interference with the chromatin binding of the transcriptional repressor neuron restrictive silencing factor (NRSF or REST)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197553/the-role-of-sirt1-in-epileptogenesis
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Alicia M Hall, Gary P Brennan, Tiffany M Nguyen, Akanksha Singh-Taylor, Hyun-Seung Mun, Mary J Sargious, Tallie Z Baram
The mechanisms by which brain insults lead to subsequent epilepsy remain unclear. Insults, including trauma, stroke, tumors, infections, and long seizures [status epilepticus (SE)], create a neuronal state of increased metabolic demand or decreased energy supply. Neurons express molecules that monitor their metabolic state, including sirtuins (Sirts). Sirtuins deacetylate cytoplasmic proteins and nuclear histones, and their epigenetic modulation of the chromatin governs the expression of many genes, influencing neuronal properties...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115172/protective-effects-of-gabapentin-against-the-seizure-susceptibility-and-comorbid-behavioral-abnormalities-in-the-early-socially-isolated-mice
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Shayan Amiri, Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Hossein Amini-Khoei, Ali Razmi, Armin Shirzadian, Maryam Rahimi-Balaei, Carl O Olson, Arman Mohsenzadeh, Mojgan Rastegar, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast, Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari
Adolescence is a pivotal period of brain development during lifespan, which is sensitive to stress exposure. Early social isolation stress (SIS) is known to provoke a variety of psychiatric comorbidities as well as seizure risk. Psychiatric comorbidities present challenging dilemmas for treatment and management in people with seizure disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether gabapentin (GBP) as an anti-epileptic drug is able to alleviate the seizure activity as well as comorbid behavioral abnormalities in socially isolated mice...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111355/epigenetics-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
K Kobow, I Blümcke
Approximately 50 million people have epilepsy, making it the most common chronic and severe neurological disease worldwide, with increased risk of mortality and psychological and socioeconomic consequences impairing quality of life. More than 30% of patients with epilepsy have inadequate control of their seizures with drug therapy. Any structural brain lesion can provoke epilepsy. However, progression of seizure activity as well as the development of drug-resistance remains difficult to predict, irrespective of the underlying epileptogenic condition, i...
January 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088383/evaluating-the-role-of-astrocytes-on-%C3%AE-estradiol-effect-on-seizures-of-pilocarpine-epileptic-model
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Masoumeh Sarfi, Mahmoud Elahdadi Salmani, Iran Goudarzi, Taghi Lashkar Boluki, Kataneh Abrari
Epilepsy with periodic and unpredictable seizures is associated with hippocampal glutamate toxicity and tissue reorganization. Astrocytes play an important role in mediating the neuroprotective effects of estradiol and reducing seizure severity. Accordingly, the protective effects of low and high doses of estradiol on behavioral, astrocytic involvement and neuronal survival aspects of Pilocarpine-induced epilepsy were investigated. Lithium- Pilocarpine (30mg/kg) model was used to provoke epilepsy. Βeta-estradiol (2,40μg/µl) was injected subcutaneously from 48 before to 48h after seizure induction...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001116/features-of-stimulus-specific-seizures-in-dogs-with-reflex-epilepsy-43-cases-2000-2014
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Linda Shell, Rachel Scariano, Mark Rishniw
OBJECTIVE To describe the occurrence and management of reflex epilepsy (ie, seizure activity triggered by exposure to specific locations or situations) in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 43 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Discussions by veterinarians participating in the Veterinary Information Network online community for the years 2000 through 2014 were reviewed to identify dogs with a diagnosis of reflex epilepsy and seizure activity in response to stimuli. History, signalment (including age at onset), the specific stimulus or stimuli that provoked seizures, treatments, and any concurrent neurologic diagnoses were recorded...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992429/high-prevalence-of-asymptomatic-neurocysticercosis-in-an-endemic-rural-community-in-peru
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Luz M Moyano, Seth E O'Neal, Viterbo Ayvar, Guillermo Gonzalvez, Ricardo Gamboa, Percy Vilchez, Silvia Rodriguez, Joe Reistetter, Victor C W Tsang, Robert H Gilman, Armando E Gonzalez, Hector H Garcia
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis is a common helminthic infection of the central nervous system and an important cause of adult-onset epilepsy in endemic countries. However, few studies have examined associations between neurologic symptoms, serology and radiographic findings on a community-level. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a population-based study of resident's ≥2 years old in a highly endemic village in Peru (pop. 454). We applied a 14 -question neurologic screening tool and evaluated serum for antibodies against Taenia solium cysticercosis using enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (LLGP-EITB)...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927575/novel-mutation-in-a-patient-with-late-onset-glut1-deficiency-syndrome
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Sandra Juozapaite, Ruta Praninskiene, Birute Burnyte, Laima Ambrozaityte, Birute Skerliene
Glucose transporter 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) is an inborn error of metabolism caused by impaired glucose transport through blood brain barrier due to mutation in SLC2A1 gene, encoding transporter protein. Clinical spectrum includes various signs and symptoms, ranging from severe epileptic encephalopathy to movement disorders. The diagnosis of GLUT1-DS requires hypoglycorrhachia in the presence of normoglycaemia with a reduced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF):plasma glucose ratio. The absence of pathogenic mutation in SLC2A1 gene does not exclude the diagnosis...
April 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889818/somatosensory-reflex-seizures-in-a-child-with-epilepsy-related-to-novel-scn1a-mutation
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Pinar Arican, Nihal Olgac Dundar, Dilek Cavusoglu, Taha Resid Ozdemır, Pinar Gencpinar
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in SCN1A have been reported in patients with different types of epilepsy, including generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus, severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy, malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy, and other infantile epileptic encephalopathies. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 10-month-old girl presented with reflex epileptic seizures provoked by somatosensory stimuli with a novel de novo mutation of SCN1A gene. She was observed to have seizures with eye deviation, unresponsiveness provoked by somatosensory stimuli of the face...
April 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858372/severe-respiratory-acidosis-in-status-epilepticus-as-a-possible-etiology-of-sudden-death-in-lesch-nyhan-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alison Christy, William Nyhan, Jenny Wilson
INTRODUCTION: Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is an X-linked disorder of purine metabolism, associated with self-mutilation, dystonia, and chorea. Seizures are uncommon in LND. Patients with LND are at risk for sudden and unexpected death. The etiology of this is unknown, but appears to occur from a respiratory process. We propose that respiratory failure secondary to subclinical seizure may lead to sudden death in these patients. CASE: We report a case of an 11-year-old boy with LND who had two episodes of nocturnal gasping...
November 18, 2016: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852771/reduced-efficacy-of-the-kcc2-cotransporter-promotes-epileptic-oscillations-in-a-subiculum-network-model
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Anatoly Buchin, Anton Chizhov, Gilles Huberfeld, Richard Miles, Boris S Gutkin
Pharmacoresistant epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition in which a basal brain hyperexcitability results in paroxysmal hypersynchronous neuronal discharges. Human temporal lobe epilepsy has been associated with dysfunction or loss of the potassium-chloride cotransporter KCC2 in a subset of pyramidal cells in the subiculum, a key structure generating epileptic activities. KCC2 regulates intraneuronal chloride and extracellular potassium levels by extruding both ions. Absence of effective KCC2 may alter the dynamics of chloride and potassium levels during repeated activation of GABAergic synapses due to interneuron activity...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636181/modification-of-electrophysiological-activity-pattern-after-anterior-thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-intractable-epilepsy-report-of-3-cases
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Hae Yu Kim, Yun Jung Hur, Heung-Dong Kim, Kang Min Park, Sung Eun Kim, Tae Gyu Hwang
OBJECTIVE Thalamic stimulation can provoke electroencephalography (EEG) synchronization or desynchronization, which can help to reduce the occurrence of seizures in intractable epilepsy, though the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. Therefore, the authors investigated changes in EEG electrical activity to better understand the seizure-reducing effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with intractable epilepsy. METHODS Electrical activation patterns in the epileptogenic brains of 3 patients were analyzed using classical low-resolution electromagnetic tomography analysis recursively applied (CLARA)...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601154/seizure-freedom-after-limited-hippocampal-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation
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Han-Tao Li, Ching-Yi Lee, Siew-Na Lim, Chun-Wei Chang, Shih-Tseng Lee, Tony Wu
BACKGROUND: Surgical interventions are often used for freedom from seizure in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. A patient with seizure foci in the left mesiotemporal region underwent limited-size stereotactic radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF-TC) over the left hippocampus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 37-year-old woman with febrile convulsion in her childhood was admitted to our neurologic department with complex partial seizure with secondary generalization...
December 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582020/temperature-dependent-changes-in-neuronal-dynamics-in-a-patient-with-an-scn1a-mutation-and-hyperthermia-induced-seizures
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C Peters, R E Rosch, E Hughes, P C Ruben
Dravet syndrome is the prototype of SCN1A-mutation associated epilepsies. It is characterised by prolonged seizures, typically provoked by fever. We describe the evaluation of an SCN1A mutation in a child with early-onset temperature-sensitive seizures. The patient carries a heterozygous missense variant (c3818C > T; pAla1273Val) in the NaV1.1 brain sodium channel. We compared the functional effects of the variant vs. wild type NaV1.1 using patch clamp recordings from channels expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells at different temperatures (32, 37, and 40 °C)...
2016: Scientific Reports
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