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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336943/altered-glutamatergic-tone-reveals-two-distinct-resting-state-networks-at-the-cellular-level-in-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Jyotirmoy Banerjee, Aparna BanerjeeDixit, Arpna Srivastava, Bhargavi Ramanujam, Aanchal Kakkar, Chitra Sarkar, Manjari Tripathi, P Sarat Chandra
Hippocampal sclerosis (HS), the most common subset of drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), is associated with large-scale network abnormalities, even under resting state. We studied the excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs) recorded from pyramidal neurons in resected samples under resting conditions from the hippocampal and anterior temporal lobe (ATL) obtained from patients with HS (n = 14) undergoing resective surgery. We observed higher frequency and amplitude of spontaneous EPSCs in both the samples compared to non-seizure control samples...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335018/dissecting-gamma-frequency-activity-during-human-memory-processing
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Michal T Kucewicz, Brent M Berry, Vaclav Kremen, Benjamin H Brinkmann, Michael R Sperling, Barbara C Jobst, Robert E Gross, Bradley Lega, Sameer A Sheth, Joel M Stein, Sandthitsu R Das, Richard Gorniak, S Matthew Stead, Daniel S Rizzuto, Michael J Kahana, Gregory A Worrell
Gamma frequency activity (30-150 Hz) is induced in cognitive tasks and is thought to reflect underlying neural processes. Gamma frequency activity can be recorded directly from the human brain using intracranial electrodes implanted in patients undergoing treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy. Previous studies have independently explored narrowband oscillations in the local field potential and broadband power increases. It is not clear, however, which processes contribute to human brain gamma frequency activity, or their dynamics and roles during memory processing...
March 13, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332703/predictors-of-meaningful-improvement-in-quality-of-life-after-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Carla Pauli, Marcelo Liborio Schwarzbold, Alexandre Paim Diaz, Maria Emilia Rodrigues de Oliveira Thais, Charles Kondageski, Marcelo Neves Linhares, Ricardo Guarnieri, Bianca de Lemos Zingano, Juliana Ben, Jean Costa Nunes, Hans Joachim Markowitsch, Peter Wolf, Samuel Wiebe, Katia Lin, Roger Walz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate prospectively the independent predictors of a minimum clinically important change (MCIC) in quality of life (QOL) after anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy related to hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) in Brazilian patients. METHODS: Multiple binary logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the clinical, demographic, radiologic, and electrophysiologic variables independently associated with MCIC in the Quality of Life in Epilepsy-31 Inventory (QOLIE-31) overall score 1 year after ATL in 77 consecutive patients with unilateral MTLE-HS...
March 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332054/a-mesiotemporal-lobe-epilepsy-mouse-model
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Duveau Venceslas, Roucard Corinne
Among the different forms of epilepsies, mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is one of the most common and represents the main pharmaco-resistant form of epilepsy. There is therefore an urgent need to better understand this form of epilepsy to develop better anti-epileptic drugs. Many rodent models are mimicking some aspects of the human temporal lobe epilepsy but only few are addressing most of the human mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy. In this article, we describe the main characteristics of a mouse of model of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy...
March 23, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331467/drug-resistant-epilepsy-is-it-really-sometimes-rrms-relapsing-remitting-multiple-seizures
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David Spencer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323007/intrathecal-application-of-the-microglial-inhibitor-minocycline-attenuates-sympathoexcitatory-and-proarrhythmogenic-changes-in-rats-with-chronic-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Amol M Bhandare, Komal Kapoor, Kim L Powell, Emma Braine, Pablo Casillas-Espinosa, Terence J O'Brien, Melissa M J Farnham, Paul M Pilowsky
The incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is highest in people with chronic and drug resistant epilepsy. Chronic spontaneous recurrent seizures cause cardiorespiratory autonomic dysfunctions. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is neuroprotective, whereas microglia produce both pro- and anti- inflammatory effects in the CNS. During acute seizures in rats, PACAP and microglia produce sympathoprotective effect at the intermediolateral cell column (IML), whereas their action on the presympathetic rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) neurons mediates proarrhythmogenic changes...
March 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318732/paroxysmal-events-during-prolonged-video-video-electroencephalography-monitoring-in-refractory-epilepsy
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A Sanabria-Castro, F Henríquez-Varela, C Monge-Bonilla, S Lara-Maier, M Sittenfeld-Appel
INTRODUCTION: Given that epileptic seizures and non-epileptic paroxysmal events have similar clinical manifestations, using specific diagnostic methods is crucial, especially in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Prolonged video electroencephalography monitoring during epileptic seizures reveals epileptiform discharges and has become an essential procedure for epilepsy diagnosis. The main purpose of this study is to characterise paroxysmal events and compare patterns in patients with refractory epilepsy...
March 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318128/proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-patients-with-nonlesional-insular-cortex-epilepsy-confirmed-by-invasive-eeg-recordings
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Yasmine Aitouche, Steve A Gibbs, Guillaume Gilbert, Olivier Boucher, Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies suggest that a nonnegligible proportion of drug-resistant epilepsy surgery candidates have an epileptogenic zone that involves the insula. We aimed to examine the value of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1) H-MRS) in identifying patients with insular cortex epilepsy. METHODS: Patients with possible nonlesional drug-refractory insular epilepsy underwent a voxel-based (1) H-MRS study prior to an intracranial electroencephalographic (EEG) study...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303499/pregnane-x-receptor-not-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-up-regulates-p-glycoprotein-expression-in-the-brain-of-chronic-epileptic-rats-induced-by-kainic-acid
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Nian Yu, Yan-Fang Zhang, Kang Zhang, Yong-Fei Cheng, Hai-Yan Ma, Qing Di
Drug-resistance epilepsy (DRE) is attributed to the brain P-glycoprotein (P-gp) overexpression. We previously reported that nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) played a critical role in regulating P-gp expression at the brain of the acute seizure rats. This study was extended further to investigate the interaction effect of NF-κB and pregnane X receptor (PXR) on P-gp expression at the brain of chronic epileptic rats treated with carbamazepine (CBZ). The chronic epileptic models were induced by the micro-injection of kainic acid (KA) into rats' hippocampus...
March 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303498/validation-of-a-preclinical-drug-screening-platform-for-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy
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Melissa L Barker-Haliski, Kristina Johnson, Peggy Billingsley, Jennifer Huff, Laura J Handy, Rizvana Khaleel, Zhenmei Lu, Matthew J Mau, Timothy H Pruess, Carlos Rueda, Gerald Saunders, Tristan K Underwood, Fabiola Vanegas, Misty D Smith, Peter J West, Karen S Wilcox
The successful identification of promising investigational therapies for the treatment of epilepsy can be credited to the use of numerous animal models of seizure and epilepsy for over 80 years. In this time, the maximal electroshock test in mice and rats, the subcutaneous pentylenetetrazol test in mice and rats, and more recently the 6 Hz assay in mice, have been utilized as primary models of electrically or chemically-evoked seizures in neurologically intact rodents. In addition, rodent kindling models, in which chronic network hyperexcitability has developed, have been used to identify new agents...
March 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300030/hemispheric-polymicrogyria-and-neonatal-seizures-a-potentially-life-threatening-combination
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Paula M Brna, A Simon Harvey, Richard J Leventer
Polymicrogyria (PMG) is a heterogeneous malformation of cortical development characterized by excessive gyration and abnormal cortical lamination. Typically, bilateral forms have more severe developmental delay and early-onset epilepsy, but the full spectrum of severity remains ill-defined. We report two cases of right hemispheric PMG and neonatal-onset, drug-resistant seizures culminating in early death. Case 1 began having seizures on Day 1 of life that intensified in severity and proved resistant to numerous antiepileptic drugs...
March 14, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298036/efficacy-and-safety-of-corpus-callosotomy-after-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Jennifer Hong, Atman Desai, Vijay M Thadani, David W Roberts
OBJECTIVE Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) and corpus callosotomy (CC) have both been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. Recent case series have reviewed the efficacy of VNS in patients who have undergone CC, with encouraging results. There are few data, however, on the use of CC following VNS therapy. METHODS The records of all patients at the authors' center who underwent CC following VNS between 1998 and 2015 were reviewed. Patient baseline characteristics, operative details, and postoperative outcomes were analyzed...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294308/neuronal-inhibition-and-seizure-suppression-by-acetoacetate-and-its-analog-2-phenylbutyrate
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Atsushi Kadowaki, Nagisa Sada, Narinobu Juge, Ayaka Wakasa, Yoshinori Moriyama, Tsuyoshi Inoue
OBJECTIVE: The ketogenic diet is clinically used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy. The diet treatment markedly increases ketone bodies (acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate), which work as energy metabolites in the brain. Here, we investigated effects of acetoacetate on voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (VDCCs) in pyramidal cells of the hippocampus. We further explored an acetoacetate analog that inhibited VDCCs in pyramidal cells, reduced excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs), and suppressed seizures in vivo...
March 11, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294306/the-hemodynamic-response-to-interictal-epileptic-discharges-localizes-the-seizure-onset-zone
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Hui Ming Khoo, Yongfu Hao, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, Natalja Zazubovits, Jeffery Hall, André Olivier, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial electroencephalography (EEG), performed presurgically in patients with drug-resistant and difficult-to-localize focal epilepsy, samples only a small fraction of brain tissue and thus requires strong hypotheses regarding the possible localization of the epileptogenic zone. EEG/fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), a noninvasive tool resulting in hemodynamic responses, could contribute to the generation of these hypotheses. This study assessed how these responses, despite their interictal origin, predict the seizure-onset zone (SOZ)...
March 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290248/the-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-subunit-and-absence-epilepsy-beyond-calcium-channels
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Roberta Celli, Ines Santolini, Michela Guiducci, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Pasquale Parisi, Pasquale Striano, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Richard T Ngomba, Ferdinando Nicoletti
Spike-wave discharges, underlying absence seizures, are generated within a cortico-thalamo-cortical network that involves the somatosensory cortex, the reticular thalamic nucleus, and the ventrobasal thalamic nuclei. Activation of T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCCs) contributes to the pathological oscillatory activity of this network, and some of the first-line drugs used in the treatment of absence epilepsy inhibit T-type calcium channels. The α2δ subunit is a component of high voltage-activated VSCCs (i...
March 8, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290134/animal-models-of-seizures-and-epilepsy-past-present-and-future-role-for-the-discovery-of-antiseizure-drugs
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Wolfgang Löscher
The identification of potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of epilepsy requires the use of seizure models. Except for some early treatments, including bromides and phenobarbital, the antiseizure activity of all clinically used drugs was, for the most part, defined by acute seizure models in rodents using the maximal electroshock and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole seizure tests and the electrically kindled rat. Unfortunately, the clinical evidence to date would suggest that none of these models, albeit useful, are likely to identify those therapeutics that will effectively manage patients with drug resistant seizures...
March 13, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288357/epilepsy-prevalence-and-severity-predictors-in-mri-identified-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Lauren M Maynard, James L Leach, Paul S Horn, Christine G Spaeth, Francesco T Mangano, Katherine D Holland, Lili Miles, Robert Faist, Hansel M Greiner
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of epilepsy and drug-resistant epilepsy in pediatric patients with focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To determine clinical and imaging differences between those with drug-resistant epilepsy, drug-responsive epilepsy, and no epilepsy among children with MRI-identified FCD. METHODS: A keyword search of a hospital radiology database identified 97 study participants for inclusion in this retrospective study...
March 6, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287068/temporal-lobe-epilepsy-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
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Irena Doležalová, Milan Brázdil, Philippe Kahane
Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most frequent form of drug-resistant epilepsy referred to epilepsy surgery centres. The vast majority of lesional cases can be operated on without invasive investigation which is often not the case for non-lesional cases. Invasive investigation in non-lesional cases, however, may lead to unexpected results, as illustrated in the following case report. [Published with video sequence on www.epilepticdisorders.com].
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284049/significance-of-mdr1-gene-c3435t-polymorphism-in-predicting-childhood-refractory-epilepsy
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Rui-Juan Lv, Xiao-Qiu Shao, Tao Cui, Qun Wang
The association between the MDR1 gene C3435T polymorphism and childhood intractable epilepsy remains controversial. In this study, we performed a meta-analysis to clarify this issue. We searched the PubMed, Medline, Embase and CNKI databases for studies published through October 2016 that evaluated the association between the MDR1 C3435T polymorphism and childhood refractory epilepsy. Eleven studies involving 863 cases in the group with drug-resistant epilepsy and 915 cases in the group with drug-responsive epilepsy were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis...
February 28, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281494/role-of-magnetoencephalography-and-stereo-electroencephalography-in-the-presurgical-evaluation-in-patients-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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V Jayabal, Ashok Pillai, S Sinha, N Mariyappa, P Satishchandra, S Gopinath, Kurupath Radhakrishnan
In selected patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsies (DRFE), who otherwise are likely to be excluded from epilepsy surgery (ES) because of the absence of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-demonstrable lesion or discordant anatomo-electro-clinical (AEC) data, magnetoencephalography (MEG) may help to generate an AEC hypothesis and stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) may help to verify the hypothesis and proceed with ES. The sensitivity of MEG is much better in localizing the spiking zone in relation to lateral temporal and extratemporal cortical regions compared to the mesial temporal structures...
2017: Neurology India
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