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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730261/post-medication-stevens-johnson-syndrome-in-a-girl-hospitalized-for-a-norovirus-and-rotavirus-infection
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Simona Dumitra, LuminiŢa Pilat, Alina Iftode, Ozana Nicoleta Bălan, Carmen Ramona StănculeŢ, Elena Claudia Covaci, Alexandru Fica Mircea Onel, Carmen Nicoleta Crişan
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a cutaneous mucosal disorder characterized by extended necrosis and detachment of the epidermis affecting <10% of the body surface, caused by drugs or infections. The authors report a case of a girl with Depakine resistant epilepsy, who develops a SJS in the third week of introducing lamotrigine. The girl also presents an acute diarrheal disease with double viral etiology - rotavirus and norovirus. The clinical image comprises polymorphic erythematous maculopapular exanthema with vesicular and bullous elements, with ulcerations and desquamations at the level of the eyelids, mouth, anogenital area and tegument denuding at the level of the abdomen and limbs...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714604/antidepressants-antipsychotics-and-mood-stabilizers-in-pregnancy-what-do-we-know-and-how-should-we-treat-pregnant-women-with-depression
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REVIEW
Asher Ornoy, Liza Weinstein-Fudim, Zivanit Ergaz
Depression is generally treated with antidepressants, but may often need antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. We discuss the updated data regarding the safety in pregnancy of antidepressants and antipsychotics, except selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and their possible impact on the long-term development of the offspring. Several earlier studies demonstrated a slight increase in the rate of major anomalies following maternal tricyclic antidepressant treatment, but most current literature shows their relative safety in pregnancy...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710408/non-ketogenic-combination-of-nutritional-strategies-provides-robust-protection-against-seizures
#3
Glenn Dallérac, Julien Moulard, Jean-François Benoist, Stefan Rouach, Stéphane Auvin, Angèle Guilbot, Loïc Lenoir, Nathalie Rouach
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects 1% of the world population. Conventional treatments of epilepsy use drugs targeting neuronal excitability, inhibitory or excitatory transmission. Yet, one third of patients presents an intractable form of epilepsy and fails to respond to pharmacological anti-epileptic strategies. The ketogenic diet is a well-established non-pharmacological treatment that has been proven to be effective in reducing seizure frequency in the pharmaco-resistant patients. This dietary solution is however extremely restrictive and can be associated with complications caused by the high [fat]:[carbohydrate + protein] ratio...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709994/metabolic-correction-by-pyruvate-halts-acquired-epilepsy-in-multiple-rodent-models
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I Popova, A Malkov, A I Ivanov, E Samokhina, S Buldakova, O Gubkina, A Osypov, R S Muhammadiev, T Zilberter, M Molchanov, S Paskevich, M Zilberter, Y Zilberter
Metabolic intervention strategy of epilepsy treatment has been gaining broader attention due to accumulated evidence that hypometabolism, manifested in humans as reduced brain glucose consumption, is a principal factor in acquired epilepsy. Therefore, targeting deficient energy metabolism may be an effective approach for treating epilepsy. To confront this pathology we utilized pyruvate, which besides being an anaplerotic mitochondrial fuel possesses a unique set of neuroprotective properties as it: (i) is a potent reactive oxygen species scavenger; (ii) abates overactivation of Poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase 1 (PARP-1); (iii) facilitates glutamate efflux from the brain; (iv) augments brain glycogen stores; (v) is anti-inflammatory; (vi) prevents neuronal hyperexcitability; and (vii) normalizes the cytosolic redox state...
July 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703446/paroxysmal-dyskinesia-in-border-terriers-clinical-epidemiological-and-genetic-investigations
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Q E M Stassen, L L E Koskinen, F G van Steenbeek, E H Seppälä, T S Jokinen, P G M Prins, H G J Bok, M M J M Zandvliet, M Vos-Loohuis, P A J Leegwater, H Lohi
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, a disorder characterized by episodes of involuntary movements and dystonia has been recognized in Border Terriers. OBJECTIVES: To define clinical features of paroxysmal dyskinesia (PD) in a large number of Border Terriers and to study the genetics of the disease. ANIMALS: 110 affected and 128 unaffected client-owned Border Terriers. METHODS: A questionnaire regarding clinical characteristics of PD was designed at Utrecht University and the University of Helsinki...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698761/vagus-nerve-stimulation
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REVIEW
Hakan Ekmekçi, Hülagu Kaptan
BACKGROUND: The vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an approach mainly used in cases of intractable epilepsy despite all the efforts. Also, its benefits have been shown in severe cases of depression resistant to typical treatment. AIM: The aim of this study was to present current knowledge of vagus nerve stimulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A new value has emerged just at this stage: VNS aiming the ideal treatment with new hopes. It is based on the placement of a programmable generator on the chest wall...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688882/neuroimaging-in-animal-models-of-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Daniele Bertoglio, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere, Olli Gröhn
Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological conditions worldwide. The current poor understanding and lack of reliable biomarkers of the epileptogenic process are the major limitations in the development of anti-epileptic drugs that are able to prevent or modify the underlying disease. The rapid progress in advanced imaging technologies has expanded our opportunities to study the disease in animal models of epilepsy by means of non-invasive research tools. Here we review the advances of different in vivo imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance-based and nuclear imaging-based modalities, in animal models of epilepsy...
July 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686214/current-study-of-the-mechanism-of-action-of-the-potential-anti-epileptic-agent-q808
#8
Xiang Li, Hong-Jian Zhang, Qing Wang, Dian-Wen Zhang, Di Wu, Wei Li, Zhe-Shan Quan
Our previous study showed that the anticonvulsant Q808 might be effective against seizures induced by maximal electroshock, pentylenetetrazole (PTZ), isoniazid (ISO), thiosemicarbazide (THIO), and 3-mercaptopropionic acid (3-MP). In the present study, we explored the possible mechanism of action of Q808. Results obtained with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) suggest that Q808 may affect neurotransmitter content in the brain, by specifically increasing GABA content in the rat hippocampus at doses of 40 mg/kg and 80 mg/kg, and by reducing the content of glutamate and glutamine in the rat thalamus at a dose of 80 mg/kg...
July 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676440/severe-bone-loss-and-multiple-fractures-in-scn8a-related-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Tim Rolvien, Sebastian Butscheidt, Anke Jeschke, Axel Neu, Jonas Denecke, Christian Kubisch, Miriam H Meisler, Klaus Pueschel, Florian Barvencik, Timur Yorgan, Ralf Oheim, Thorsten Schinke, Michael Amling
Mutations in the SCN8A gene encoding the neuronal voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.6 are known to be associated with epileptic encephalopathy type 13. We identified a novel de novo SCN8A mutation (p.Phe360Ala, c.1078_1079delTTinsGC, Exon 9) in a 6-year-old girl with epileptic encephalopathy accompanied by severe juvenile osteoporosis and multiple skeletal fractures, similar to three previous case reports. Skeletal assessment using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and serum analyses revealed a combined trabecular and cortical bone loss syndrome with elevated bone resorption...
July 1, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676013/the-challenge-of-microrna-as-a-biomarker-of-epilepsy
#10
Yihong Ma
Epilepsy is one of chronic severe neurological disorders possess to recurring seizures which product abnormal and synchronous in the brain neurons other characteristic is including upregulate mortality rate, and decreased social participation and quality of life. Epilepsy as well as ictogenesis included treatments. But anti-epileptic drugs are only effective in less than one third of epilepsy patients, and biomarkers predicting are not available when the specific antiepileptic drugs treated. Advanced studies have showed that miRNA may be a key in the pathogenesis of epilepsy beginning in the early 2000 years...
July 3, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675559/neuroinflammation-in-epileptogenesis-insights-and-translational-perspectives-from-new-models-of-epilepsy
#11
Melissa L Barker-Haliski, Wolfgang Löscher, H Steve White, Aristea S Galanopoulou
Animal models have provided a wealth of information on mechanisms of epileptogenesis and comorbidogenesis, and have significantly advanced our ability to investigate the potential of new therapies. Processes implicating brain inflammation have been increasingly observed in epilepsy research. Herein we discuss the progress on animal models of epilepsy and comorbidities that inform us on the potential role of inflammation in epileptogenesis and comorbidity pathogenesis in rodent models of West syndrome and the Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) mouse model of viral encephalitis-induced epilepsy...
July 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671587/inborn-errors-of-metabolism-and-epilepsy-current-understanding-diagnosis-and-treatment-approaches
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REVIEW
Suvasini Sharma, Asuri N Prasad
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are a rare cause of epilepsy, but seizures and epilepsy are frequently encountered in patients with IEM. Since these disorders are related to inherited enzyme deficiencies with resulting effects on metabolic/biochemical pathways, the term "metabolic epilepsy" can be used to include these conditions. These epilepsies can present across the life span, and share features of refractoriness to anti-epileptic drugs, and are often associated with co-morbid developmental delay/regression, intellectual, and behavioral impairments...
July 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667910/anxiety-and-depression-in-people-with-epilepsy-the-contribution-of-metacognitive-beliefs
#13
Peter L Fisher, Adam J Noble
PURPOSE: Anxiety and depressive disorders frequently occur in people with epilepsy (PWE). An information processing model of psychopathology, the Self-Regulatory Executive Function (S-REF) model specifies that maladaptive metacognitive beliefs and processes play a fundamental role in the development and maintenance of anxiety and depression. This study explored whether metacognitive beliefs would explain additional variance in anxiety and depression after accounting for demographics, physical and/or psychiatric illnesses, epilepsy characteristics and medication issues...
June 20, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667576/can-syncope-cause-convulsive-seizures-in-adults
#14
Dearbhla M Kelly, Daniel J Costello
PURPOSE: Convulsive epileptic seizures triggered by transient cerebral hypoperfusion 'reflex anoxic seizures' are well-described in children but are not commonly recognized in adults. METHODS: We report a case series of 12 adults who presented acutely after generalized tonic-clonic seizures with a clear syncopal phase before the convulsion. We describe the aetiology, semiology and natural history of these events. RESULTS: Four patients (33...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654855/clinical-profile-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-new-onset-acute-symptomatic-seizures-in-children
#15
Vimlesh Soni, Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini, Prabhjot Malhi, Radha K Ratho, Baijayantimala Mishra, Sunit C Singhi
PURPOSE: To study clinical profile, neurodevelopmental outcome and its predictors in children with acute symptomatic seizures (ASS). METHODS: Short-term neurodevelopmental outcome and predictors of poor outcomes were prospectively assessed in 105 consecutive children with ASS aged 3 months-12 years RESULTS: Mean age was 51.2+42.2months (3-144 months); 67.2% were males. Central nervous system (CNS) infection in 82%, status epilepticus in 15.2%, abnormal neuroimaging in 62...
June 17, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649227/fish-oil-supplementation-reduces-heart-levels-of-interleukin-6-in-rats-with-chronic-inflammation-due-to-epilepsy
#16
Mariana Bocca Nejm, André Abou Haidar, Aparecida Emiko Hirata, Lila Missae Oyama, Antonio-Carlos Guimarães de Almeida, Roberta Monterazzo Cysneiros, Esper Abrão Cavalheiro, Carla Alessandra Scorza, Fulvio Alexandre Scorza
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of premature death related to epilepsy. The causes of SUDEP remain unknown, but cardiac arrhythmias and asphyxia have been suggested as a major mechanism of this event. Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of both epilepsy and ventricular arrhythmia, with interleukin-6 (IL-6) being recognized as a crucial orchestrator of inflammatory states. Our group previously reported that levels of IL-6 were increased in the hearts of epileptic rats...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648406/n-2-morpholin-4-yl-ethyl-2-1naphthyloxy-acetamide-inhibits-the-chronic-constriction-injury-generated-hyperalgesia-via-the-antagonism-of-sigma-1-receptors
#17
Josué Vidal Espinosa-Juárez, Osmar Antonio Jaramillo-Morales, Gabriel Navarrete-Vázquez, Luis Alberto Melo Hernández, Myrna Déciga-Campos, Francisco Javier López-Muñoz
The most used therapeutic treatment to relieve neuropathic pain is that of neuromodulators such as anti-epileptics or anti-depressants; however, there are alternatives that may be potentially useful. The sigma-1 receptor is a therapeutic target that has shown favorable results at preclinical levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-hyperalgesic effect of N-(2-morpholin-4-yl-ethyl)-2-(1-naphthyloxy) acetamide (NMIN) in a chronic constriction injury model (CCI) and compare it both a sigma-1 antagonist (BD-1063) and also Gabapentin, as well as determine its possible role as an antagonist of sigma-1 receptors...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642128/immunomodulation-of-parkinson-s-disease-using-mucuna-pruriens-mp
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REVIEW
Sachchida Nand Rai, Hareram Birla, Walia Zahra, Saumitra Sen Singh, Surya Pratap Singh
Immune control is associated with nigrostriatal neuroprotection for Parkinson's disease (PD); though its direct cause and effect relationships have not yet been realized and modulating the immune system for therapeutic gain has been openly discussed. While the pathobiology of PD remains in study, neuroinflammation is thought to speed nigrostriatal degeneration. The neuroinflammatory cascade associated with PD begins with aggregation of misfolded or post-translationally modified α-synuclein (α-syn). Such aggregation results in neuronal cell death and the presence of chronically activated glia (microglia and astroglia), leading to the production of proinflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), IL-6, and enzymes such as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641219/comparison-of-brand-versus-generic-antiepileptic-drug-adverse-event-reporting-rates-in-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-adverse-event-reporting-system-faers
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Md Motiur Rahman, Yasser Alatawi, Ning Cheng, Jingjing Qian, Annya V Plotkina, Peggy L Peissig, Richard L Berg, David Page, Richard A Hansen
OBJECTIVE: Despite the cost saving role of generic anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), debate exists as to whether generic substitution of branded AEDs may lead to therapeutic failure and increased toxicity. This study compared adverse event (AE) reporting rates for brand vs. authorized generic (AG) vs. generic AEDs. Since AGs are pharmaceutically identical to brand but perceived as generics, the generic vs. AG comparison minimized potential bias against generics. METHODS: Events reported to the U...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638313/real-life-pharmaceutical-treatment-patterns-for-adult-patients-with-focal-epilepsy-in-germany-a-longitudinal-and-cross-sectional-analysis-of-recently-approved-anti-epileptic-drugs
#20
Antje Groth, Thomas Wilke, Simon Borghs, Patrick Gille, Lars Joeres
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment of adults suffering from focal epilepsies (FE) in Germany. Of special interest was the number and percentage of the patients 16 years and older receiving no treatment with an AED, treatment with one AED (monotherapy), treatment with more than one AED, and treatment with a novel AED. The definition for "novel" was newly approved at the time of market entry since 2006 (last 10 years): eslicarbazepine (ESL), lacosamide (LCM), perampanel (PER), and retigabine (RTG)...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
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