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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934624/gamification-of-medication-adherence-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Mohammad Izzat Abdul Rahim, Rhys Huw Thomas
Adherence to medication regimens is a crucial factor in seizure-freedom and well-being for people with epilepsy. In contrast, taking medication inconsistently increases the risk of not only seizures and their adverse effects, but drug side-effects and unnecessary modifications to treatment plans. Epilepsy is prevalent across all age groups and we have been slow to utilise both the technologies and psychologies derived from computer gaming. Gaming has broken through to the mainstream and is no longer the preserve of younger males, mirroring the adoption of smart-phones...
September 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934527/proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-patients-with-sleep-related-hypermotor-epilepsy-she-evidence-of-altered-cingulate-cortex-metabolism
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Ilaria Naldi, Francesca Bisulli, Claudia Testa, Giovanni Rizzo, Lorenzo Ferri, Laura L Gramegna, Laura Licchetta, Raffaele Lodi, Caterina Tonon, Paolo Tinuper
Study Objectives: To identify structural and/or metabolic alterations in patients with sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy (SHE) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton MR spectroscopy (1H-MRS). Methods: Nineteen SHE patients (seven males; 34.7 ± 9.7 years, mean age ± standard deviation) and 17 matched healthy volunteers (seven males; 34.0 ± 8.9 years) were included in the study. In all patients, the diagnosis of SHE was confirmed by video-polysomnographic recording of seizures...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931473/psychiatric-and-behavioral-side-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-with-epilepsy
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Baibing Chen, Hyunmi Choi, Lawrence J Hirsch, Austen Katz, Alexander Legge, Richard Buchsbaum, Kamil Detyniecki
PURPOSE: Psychiatric and behavioral side effects (PBSEs) are common, undesirable effects associated with antiepileptic drug (AED) use. The objective of the study was to compare the PBSE profiles of older and newer AEDs in a large specialty practice-based sample of patients diagnosed with epilepsy. METHODS: As part of the Columbia and Yale AED Database Project, we reviewed patient records including demographics, medical history, AED use, and side effects for 4085 adult patients (age: 18 years) newly started on an AED regimen...
September 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931250/minimally-invasive-transpalpebral-endoscopic-assisted-amygdalohippocampectomy
#4
Mauricio Mandel, Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo, Suzana Abramovicz Mandel, Rafael Tutihashi, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Although anterior temporal lobectomy may be a definitive surgical treatment for epileptic patients with mesial temporal sclerosis, it often results in verbal, visual, and cognitive dysfunction. Studies have consistently reported the advantages of selective procedures compared with a standard anterior temporal lobectomy, mainly in terms of neuropsychological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique to perform a selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) through a transpalpebral approach with endoscopic assistance...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930766/palinacousis-palinacousis-seven-new-cases
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Madeline C Fields, Lara V Marcuse, Ji-Yeoun Yoo, Saadi Ghatan
PURPOSE: Palinacousis is an auditory illusion of sound persisting or repeating after the cessation of an auditory stimulation. Up until now, approximately 32 cases have been reported. The purpose of this study is to describe an additional seven cases of palinacousis and review our understanding of audition and palinacousis. METHODS: Patients seen in the epilepsy clinic or admitted to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at The Mount Sinai Hospital who experienced palinacousis were included...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929472/-ivermectin-as-an-adjunct-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-epilepsy
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J A Diazgranados-Sanchez, J L Mejia-Fernandez, L S Chan-Guevara, M H Valencia-Artunduaga, J L Costa
INTRODUCTION: Ivermectin, a 22'23 dihydro derivative of avermectins beta-1a, is a highly effective veterinary and human anti parasitic, used to treat endoparasites of difficult control such as filariasis and onchocerciasis, with a median plasma life of at least of 16 hours. The recommended therapeutic doses range from 0.05 to 0.40 mg/kg, without undesirable effects or risk to human life. It went from being a great success in animal health to its application in humans, where it has had great impact...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929415/pediatric-neurocysticercosis
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REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Neurocysticercosis is the most common helminth infection of nervous system in humans caused by the encysted larvae of Taenia solium. It is a major cause of epilepsy in tropical areas and the most common cause of focal-onset seizures in North Indian children. Children with neurocysticercosis have pleomorphic manifestations depending on the location, number and viability of the cysts and host response. In endemic areas, neurocysticercosis should be clinically suspected in any child with recent-onset seizures, headache or focal motor deficits where there is no other suggestion of an underlying neurological disorder...
September 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928072/orbitofrontal-epilepsy-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#8
Imane Samah Chibane, Olivier Boucher, François Dubeau, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Ismail Mohamed, Richard McLachlan, R Mark Sadler, Richard Desbiens, Lionel Carmant, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Orbitofrontal epilepsy (OFE) is less known and is poorly characterized in comparison with temporal lobe epilepsy, partly because it is rare and possibly because it is unrecognized and therefore underestimated. OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to better characterize seizure semiology, presurgical findings, and surgical outcomes in patients with OFE. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all confidently established OFE cases from six Canadian epilepsy monitoring units between 1988 and 2014, and in the literature between 1972 and 2017...
September 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927716/the-effects-of-lifestyle-modification-and-statin-therapy-on-the-circulatory-markers-for-vascular-risk-in-patients-with-epilepsy
#9
Dong Wook Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim, Eun-Kee Bae
Although long-term therapy with antiepileptic drugs can increase the risk of vascular diseases, there have been little attempts to reduce the increased vascular risk in patients with epilepsy. We conducted a prospective longitudinal study to assess the effects of lifestyle modification and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy on the increased circulatory markers for vascular risk in patients with epilepsy. We recruited patients with increased vascular risk such as a history of vascular events or hypercholesterolemia, and they decided whether to be treated with statin or just to modify their lifestyle...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927714/differentiating-pnes-from-epileptic-seizures-using-conversational-analysis
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Costanza Papagno, Lorenzo Montali, Katherine Turner, Alessandra Frigerio, Martina Sirtori, Elena Zambrelli, Valentina Chiesa, Maria Paola Canevini
We applied conversation analysis in an unselected continuous series of 70 patients to discriminate patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) from patients with epilepsy. Two psychologists examined the patients' recorded reports. Patients were also submitted to an extensive neuropsychological battery in order to verify whether specific cognitive deficits or mental health problems are typical of patients with PNES and whether some cognitive deficits could prevent the correct diagnosis. The results showed a good percentage of correct diagnosis, with a sensitivity of 0...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927711/efficacy-tolerability-and-retention-rates-of-zonisamide-in-older-adult-patients-with-focal-onset-epilepsy-experiences-from-two-tertiary-epilepsy-centers
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Ebru Apaydın Doğan, Emine Genç, Bülent Oğuz Genç, Çağla Erdoğan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and retention rates for zonisamide (ZNS) in older adult patients with focal-onset epilepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Chart reviews of patients aged 60years and older with focal-onset epilepsy treated with ZNS in two tertiary epilepsy centers were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Eighty-five patients (41 males, 44 females) aged over 60years (range: 60-81) with focal-onset epilepsy treated with ZNS were identified; 55...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927709/high-spirituality-may-be-associated-with-right-hemispheric-lateralization-in-korean-adults-living-with-epilepsy
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Sang-Ahm Lee, Myung-Ah Ko, Eun-Ju Choi, Ji-Ye Jeon, Han Uk Ryu
PURPOSE: Although it is known that epilepsy and spirituality are related, spirituality in epilepsy has received relatively little clinical and scientific attention. Therefore, we investigated which epilepsy-related factors are associated with high spirituality in Korean adults living with epilepsy. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in two university hospitals in Korea. Spirituality was assessed using the 6-item Spirituality Self-Rating Scale (SSRS)...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927701/an-epileptologist-s-view-seizure-related-outcomes-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Zdeněk Vojtěch, Michaela Stará
In this article, we provide an overview of the reasons for the introduction of less invasive treatment modalities in the management of intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). We summarize our published research on stereotactic amygdalohippocampectomy (SAHE) and recalculate our data for the patients' last visit. In our previous work, we found that patients achieved long-term seizure-free outcomes in 70.5%. Re-analysis of results in a subgroup of patient who were diagnosed and followed-up at Epilepsy Center, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, indicate that these outcomes are durable...
September 12, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927557/cacna1a-related-early-onset-encephalopathy-with-myoclonic-epilepsy-a-case-report
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Takuya Hayashida, Yoshiaki Saito, Atsushi Ishii, Hiroyuki Yamada, Ayako Itakura, Toshinori Minato, Tetsuhiro Fukuyama, Yoshihiro Maegaki, Shinichi Hirose
We report a one-year-old boy with early-onset myoclonic epilepsy, developmental arrest, and hyperekplexia during early infancy. He presented with refractory myoclonic/tonic seizures since birth. Electroencephalography revealed multifocal spikes, and rhythmic activities that occurred simultaneous with aggravation of myoclonus accompanied by tonic upper limb elevation. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed progressive cerebral atrophy with periventricular signal change and thin corpus callosum at one year of age...
September 16, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926841/beneficial-combination-of-lacosamide-with-retigabine-in-experimental-animals-an-isobolographic-analysis
#15
Jarogniew J Luszczki, Mirosław Zagaja, Barbara Miziak, Maria W Kondrat-Wrobel, Katarzyna Zaluska, Paula Wroblewska-Luczka, Piotr Adamczuk, Stanislaw J Czuczwar, Magdalena Florek-Luszczki
BACKGROUND/AIM: To isobolographically determine the types of interactions that occur between retigabine and lacosamide (LCM; two third-generation antiepileptic drugs) with respect to their anticonvulsant activity and acute adverse effects (sedation) in the maximal electroshock-induced seizures (MES) and chimney test (motor performance) in adult male Swiss mice. METHODS: Type I isobolographic analysis for nonparallel dose-response effects for the combination of retigabine with LCM (at the fixed-ratio of 1:1) in both the MES and chimney test in mice was performed...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926830/a-distinctive-ictal-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-pattern-in-newborns-with-neonatal-epilepsy-associated-with-kcnq2-mutations
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Ana Vilan, José Mendes Ribeiro, Pasquale Striano, Sarah Weckhuysen, Lauren C Weeke, Eva Brilstra, Linda S de Vries, Maria Roberta Cilio
BACKGROUND: Recurrent and prolonged seizures are harmful for the developing brain, emphasizing the importance of early seizure recognition and effective therapy. Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) has become a valuable tool to diagnose epileptic seizures, and, in parallel, genetic etiologies are increasingly being recognized, changing the paradigm of the workup and management of neonatal seizures. OBJECTIVE: To report the ictal aEEG pattern in neonates with KCNQ2-related epilepsy...
September 20, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926747/ictal-source-imaging-and-electroclinical-correlation-in-self-limited-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes
#17
Jørgen Alving, Martin Fabricius, Ivana Rosenzweig, Sándor Beniczky
PURPOSE: To elucidate the localization of ictal EEG activity, and correlate it to semiological features in self-limited epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (formerly called "benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes"). METHODS: We have performed ictal electric source imaging, and we analysed electroclinical correlations in three patients with self-limited epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. RESULTS: The source of the evolving rhythmic ictal activity (9...
September 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925561/nestin-expressing-cell-types-in-the-temporal-lobe-and-hippocampus-morphology-differentiation-and-proliferative-capacity
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Joan Liu, Cheryl Reeves, Thomas Jacques, Andrew McEvoy, Anna Miserocchi, Pamela Thompson, Sanjay Sisodiya, Maria Thom
Nestin is expressed in immature neuroepithelial and progenitor cell types and transiently upregulated in proliferative neuroglial cells responding to acute brain injury, including following seizures. In 36 temporal lobe (TLobe) specimens from patients with TLobe epilepsy (age range 8-60 years) we studied the number, distribution and morphology of nestin-expressing cells (NEC) in the pes, hippocampus body, parahippocampal gyrus, amygdala, temporal cortex and pole compared with post mortem control tissues from 26 cases (age range 12 gestational weeks to 76 years)...
September 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924292/hemimegalencephaly-with-intractable-epilepsy-a-case-report
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Prem Chand, Muhammad Faraz Raghib, Muhammad Sohail Salat, Fazal Manzoor Arain
Isolated Hemimegalencephaly (iHME) is a rare form of congenital malformation of cortical development.It is characterized by enlargement of all or part of one cerebral hemisphere. It typically presents with intractable seizures, mental retardation, developmental delay, contralateral hemiparesis and hemianopia. The patient was a five and half month's old baby girl who presented first with focal seizures at 10th day of life. No other physical or behavioral abnormality was noted. However, Initial EEG showed excessive sharp EEG transients more over the right hemisphere, repeated EEG showed spikes, polyspikes, sharps and slow wave discharges predominately over right hemisphere...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923948/cross-scale-effects-of-neural-interactions-during-human-neocortical-seizure-activity
#20
Tahra L Eissa, Koen Dijkstra, Christoph Brune, Ronald G Emerson, Michel J A M van Putten, Robert R Goodman, Guy M McKhann, Catherine A Schevon, Wim van Drongelen, Stephan A van Gils
Small-scale neuronal networks may impose widespread effects on large network dynamics. To unravel this relationship, we analyzed eight multiscale recordings of spontaneous seizures from four patients with epilepsy. During seizures, multiunit spike activity organizes into a submillimeter-sized wavefront, and this activity correlates significantly with low-frequency rhythms from electrocorticographic recordings across a 10-cm-sized neocortical network. Notably, this correlation effect is specific to the ictal wavefront and is absent interictally or from action potential activity outside the wavefront territory...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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