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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319362/do-anti-epileptic-drugs-increase-suicide-in-epilepsy-10-years-after-the-fda-alert
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Marco Mula
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317303/herbal-medicine-uses-to-treat-people-with-epilepsy-a-survey-in-rural-communities-of-northern-peru
#2
Auditeau Emilie, Moyano Luz Maria, Bourdy Geneviève, Nizard Mandy, Jost Jérémy, Ratsimbazafy Voa, Preux Pierre-Marie, Boumediene Farid
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epilepsy affects 150,000 people in Peru, with a prevalence of 16.6/1,000 and a treatment gap of 75%. Herbal medicine (HM) is widely used in this country. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to assess the use of plants in a rural community in northern Peru as part of therapeutic strategies for people with epilepsy (PWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional observational and descriptive study. The inclusion criteria for people with epilepsy were 2 years of age and over, having lived in the study area for at least 3 months and a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy by a neurologist...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317153/should-patients-with-complex-febrile-seizure-be-admitted-for-further-management
#3
Heather Olson, Tiffany Rudloe, Tobias Loddenkemper, Marvin B Harper, Amir A Kimia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Children with first complex febrile seizure (CFS) are often admitted for observation. The goals of this study were 1) to assess the risk of seizure recurrence during admission, 2) to determine whether early EEG affects acute management. DESIGN/METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a cohort of children 6-60months of age admitted from a Pediatric Emergency Department for first CFS over a 15year period. We excluded children admitted for supportive care of their febrile illness...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316696/protective-effects-of-protocatechuic-acid-on-seizure-induced-neuronal-death
#4
Song Hee Lee, Bo Young Choi, A Ra Kho, Jeong Hyun Jeong, Dae Ki Hong, Sang Hwon Lee, Sang Yup Lee, Min Woo Lee, Hong Ki Song, Hui Chul Choi, Sang Won Suh
Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is a type of phenolic acid found in green tea and has been shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, the effect of PCA on pilocarpine seizure-induced neuronal death in the hippocampus has not been evaluated. In the present study, we investigated the potential therapeutic effects of PCA on seizure-induced brain injury. Epileptic seizure was induced by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of pilocarpine (25 mg/kg) in adult male rats, and PCA (30 mg/kg) was injected into the intraperitoneal space for three consecutive days after the seizure...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315734/molecular-characteristics-of-long-term-epilepsy-associated-tumours-leats-and-mechanisms-for-tumour-related-epilepsy-tre
#5
Thomas J Stone, Rachel Rowell, Bodiabaduge Ashan Prasanna Jayasekera, Mark O Cunningham, Thomas S Jacques
Brain tumours are the second most common cause of seizures identified in epilepsy surgical series. While any tumour involving the brain has the potential to cause seizures, specific subtypes are more frequently associated with epilepsy. Tumour-related epilepsy has a profound impact on patients with brain tumours and these seizures are often refractory to anti-epileptic treatments, resulting in long-term disability and patient morbidity. Despite the drastic impact epilepsy-associated tumours have on patients, they have not traditionally enjoyed as much attention as more malignant neoplasms...
January 6, 2018: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314463/prevalence-and-patterns-of-anti-epileptic-medication-prescribing-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-in-older-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities
#6
M O'Dwyer, J Peklar, N Mulryan, P McCallion, M McCarron, M C Henman
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of epilepsy is higher in people with intellectual disability (ID) and increases with the degree of ID. Although life expectancy for people with ID is increasing, people with ID coexisting with epilepsy have a higher mortality rate, particularly those who had recent seizures. There have been few observational studies of the prevalence and patterns of anti-epileptic prescribing among older people with ID and epilepsy. The aim of this study was to investigate prevalence and patterns of anti-epileptic prescribing in the treatment of epilepsy in a representative population of older people with ID and epilepsy...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306976/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Tim A M Bouwens van der Vlis, Olaf E M G Schijns, Frédéric L W V J Schaper, Govert Hoogland, Pieter Kubben, Louis Wagner, Rob Rouhl, Yasin Temel, Linda Ackermans
Despite the use of first-choice anti-epileptic drugs and satisfactory seizure outcome rates after resective epilepsy surgery, a considerable percentage of patients do not become seizure free. ANT-DBS may provide for an alternative treatment option in these patients. This literature review discusses the rationale, mechanism of action, clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ANT-DBS in drug-resistant epilepsy patients. A review using systematic methods of the available literature was performed using relevant databases including Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library pertaining to the different aspects ANT-DBS...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305866/novel-and-rapid-osteoporosis-model-established-in-zebrafish-using-high-iron-stress
#8
Wenjuan Zhang, Jingjin Xu, Juhui Qiu, Cencan Xing, Xiumin Li, Bo Leng, Yi Su, Jinmei Lin, Jiaofen Lin, Xuqiao Mei, Yiqun Huang, Anming Meng, Yutian Pan, Yu Xue
Osteoporosis is a global public health concern and, it can result from numerous pathogenic mechanisms, many of which are closely related with age, nutritional disorders, endocrine imbalance, or adverse drug side effects presented by glucocorticoids, heparin, and anti-epileptics. Given its wide range etiologies, it is crucial to establish an animal model of osteoporosis for use in screening potential drugs quickly and effectively. Previous research has reported that an accumulation of elevated iron in the body is an independent risk factor for osteoporosis...
January 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301936/mapping-two-neurosteroid-modulatory-sites-in-the-prototypic-pentameric-ligand-gated-ion-channel-glic
#9
Wayland W L Cheng, Zi-Wei Chen, John R Bracamontes, Melissa M Budelier, Kathiresan Krishnan, Daniel J Shin, Cunde Wang, Xin Jiang, Douglas F Covey, Gustav Akk, Alex S Evers
Neurosteroids are endogenous sterols that potentiate or inhibit pentameric ligand gated ion channels (pLGICs), and can be effective anesthetics, analgesics, or anti-epileptic drugs. The complex effects of neurosteroids on pLGICs suggest the presence of multiple binding sites in these receptors. Here, using a series of novel neurosteroid photolabeling reagents combined with top-down and middle-down mass spectrometry, we have determined the stoichiometry, sites and orientation of binding for 3α,5α-pregnane neurosteroids in the Gloeobacter ligand gated ion channel (GLIC), a prototypic pLGIC,...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289807/seizures-in-surgically-resected-atypical-and-malignant-meningiomas-long-term-outcome-analysis
#10
Yu-Chi Wang, Chi-Cheng Chuang, Po-Hsun Tu, Kuo-Chen Wei, Chieh-Tsai Wu, Cheng-Chi Lee, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Pin-Yuan Chen
PURPOSE: Seizures in rare atypical and malignant meningiomas were significantly under-studied. Our aim was to examine the rates, predictors, and seizure control in these meningiomas, and to analyze associations between clinical characteristics and seizure free survival (SFS) following surgical resection in an Asian population. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 102 patients with atypical or malignant meningiomas. Seizures occurring before and after the operation were reviewed...
December 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289531/epileptic-seizures-are-reduced-by-autonomic-biofeedback-therapy-through-enhancement-of-fronto-limbic-connectivity-a-controlled-trial-and-neuroimaging-study
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Yoko Nagai, Julia Aram, Matthias Koepp, Louis Lemieux, Marco Mula, Hugo Critchley, Sanjay Sisodiya, Mara Cercignani
BACKGROUND: Thirty-percent of patients with epilepsy are drug-resistant, and might benefit from effective noninvasive therapeutic interventions. Evidence is accumulating on the efficacy of autonomic biofeedback therapy using galvanic skin response (GSR; an index of sympathetic arousal) in treating epileptic seizures. This study aimed to extend previous controlled clinical trials of autonomic biofeedback therapy with a larger homogeneous sample of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. In addition, we used neuroimaging to characterize neural mechanisms of change in seizure frequency following the therapy...
December 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285118/anti-epileptic-effect-of-ifenprodil-on-neocortical-pyramidal-neurons-in-patients-with-malformations-of-cortical-development
#12
Xiongfei Wang, Xun He, Tianfu Li, Yousheng Shu, Songtao Qi, Guoming Luan
Ifenprodil has been demonstrated to reduce spontaneous action potentials observed by local field potential in animal models. To investigate whether ifenprodil exerts an anti-epileptic effect on neuronal levels in humans, whole-cell patch clamp recordings were used to study the electrophysiological membrane properties of neocortical pyramidal neurons in human brain tissues. Electrophysiological membrane properties and spontaneous spikes of neocortical pyramidal neurons were investigated by using whole-cell patch clamp recordings, prior to and following the application of ifenprodil...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276875/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-in-a-child-on-multiple-antiepileptics
#13
Jyotindra Narayan Goswami, Pankaj C Vaidya, Arushi Gahlot Saini, Dipankar De, Bishan Dass Radotra, Pratibha D Singhi
Goswami JN, Vaidya PC, Saini AG, De D, Radotra BD, Singhi PD. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms in a child on multiple antiepileptics. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 197-199. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is an adverse drug-reaction that may mimic systemic illnesses and have a fulminant presentation. We describe an 8-year-old girl with epilepsy and exposure to multiple anti-epileptics who presented with fever, extensive maculopapular rash, cervical lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, progressive anemia and transaminitis...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260458/the-risk-of-thrombocytopenia-during-valproic-acid-therapy-a-critical-summary-of-available-clinical-data
#14
Massimiliano Buoli, Marta Serati, Andrea Botturi, A Carlo Altamura
Valproate is an effective anti-epileptic and mood stabilizer drug, but its prescription may be complicated by the development of thrombocytopenia. The purpose of the present manuscript is to provide a critical overview about the risk of thrombocytopenia during treatment with valproate. A search of the main database sources has been conducted to identify relevant papers about the topic. In the studies with a larger sample size (> 150 subjects), thrombocytopenia occurred in 12-18% of subjects receiving treatment with valproate...
December 19, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258969/a-case-of-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-revealed-by-insular-epilepsy
#15
Charlotte De Maeseneire, Riem El Tahry, Susana Ferrao Santos
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system that typically manifests predominantly as a psychiatric disorder. However, other manifestations such as epileptic seizures, abnormal movements, and memory or language complications are not unusual. Here, we report the case of a young man who presented with a new-onset epilepsy, with ictal semiology suggestive of insular involvement; this hypothesis was supported by a PET-CT study. Anti-NMDAR antibodies were found in the CSF, confirming the diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis...
December 20, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225530/two-targets-are-better-than-one-a-new-strategy-to-increase-the-specificity-of-anti-epileptic-drugs
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COMMENT
Matthew C Weston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223050/a-simple-rapid-and-stability-indicating-validated-method-for-quantification-of-lamotrigine-in-human-plasma-and-dry-plasma-spot-using-lc-esi-ms-ms-application-in-clinical-study
#17
Kuldeep Kumar Namdev, Jaya Dwivedi, Deepak Chandra Chilkoti, Swapnil Sharma
Lamotrigine (LTZ) is a phenyltriazine derivative which belongs to anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) class and prescribed as mono- or adjunctive-therapy in treatment of epilepsy. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of AEDs provides a valid clinical tool in optimization of overall therapy. However, TDM is challenging due to the high biological samples (plasma/blood) storage/shipment costs and the limited availability of laboratories providing TDM services. Sampling in the form of dry plasma spot (DPS) or dry blood spot (DBS) are suitable alternative to overcome these issues...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212069/cellular-effects-of-the-antiepileptic-drug-valproic-acid-in-glioblastoma
#18
Marita Eckert, Lukas Klumpp, Stephan Huber
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Valproic acid (VPA), an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug is used to treat epileptic seizure of glioblastoma patients. Besides its antiepileptic activity, VPA has been attributed further functions that improve the clinical outcome of glioblastoma patients. Those comprise the inhibition of some histone deacetylase (HDAC) isoforms which reportedly may result in radiosensitization. Retrospective analysis of patient data, however, could not unequivocally confirm a prolonged survival of glioblastoma patients receiving VPA...
December 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209390/the-mechanism-of-anti-epileptogenesis-by-levetiracetam-treatment-is-similar-to-the-spontaneous-recovery-of-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsy-during-adolescence
#19
Hiroki Kikuyama, Tadahito Hanaoka, Tetsufumi Kanazawa, Yasushi Yoshida, Takafumi Mizuno, Hirotaka Toyoda, Hiroshi Yoneda
Objective: The anti-epileptogenic drug levetiracetam has anticonvulsant and anti-epileptogenesis effects. Synergy between cell death and inflammation can lead to increased levels of apoptosis inhibitory factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, aberrant neurogenesis and extended axon sprouting. Once hyperexcitation of the neural network occurs, spontaneous seizures or epileptogenesis develops. This study investigated whether the anti-epileptogenic effect of levetiracetam is due to its alternate apoptotic activity...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208197/-treatment-of-rolandic-epilepsy
#20
Maria Jose Miranda, Banoo Bakir Ahmad
Recent literature indicates, that rolandic epilepsy/epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes may not be as benign as previously assumed. This study investigates the existing evidence, which describes the treatment effects on seizure frequency as well as improvement of cognition in children with rolandic epilepsy. We conclude, that treatment with anti-epileptic drugs could be justified, if treatment reduces seizures, prevents the evolution to atypical forms, or diminishes the negative cognitive consequences associated with the disease...
November 27, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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