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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226825/effect-of-temperature-on-sleep-regulation-in-an-animal-epilepsy-model
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Asmaa Ajwad, Farid Yaghouby, Dillon Huffman, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam, Asmaa Ajwad, Farid Yaghouby, Dillon Huffman, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam, Dillon Huffman, Farid Yaghouby, Asmaa Ajwad, Bruce O'Hara, Sridhar Sunderam
Besides recurring seizures, disordered sleep is common in individuals with epilepsy and may present as reduced sleep depth, altered proportions of different stages of sleep, intermittent arousal, and other phenomena. Sleep loss can in turn precipitate seizures, thus sustaining a vicious cycle. It is well known that changes in ambient temperature elicit thermoregulatory responses that alter the dynamics of sleep. As a first step toward therapeutic sleep modulation for epilepsy, we assessed the effect of elevated ambient temperature on sleep dynamics and seizure yield in the chronic pilocarpine mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225808/epileptogenesis-in-organotypic-hippocampal-cultures-has-limited-dependence-on-culture-medium-composition
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Jing Liu, Yero Saponjian, Mark M Mahoney, Kevin J Staley, Yevgeny Berdichevsky
Rodent organotypic hippocampal cultures spontaneously develop epileptiform activity after approximately 2 weeks in vitro and are increasingly used as a model of chronic post-traumatic epilepsy. However, organotypic cultures are maintained in an artificial environment (culture medium), which contains electrolytes, glucose, amino acids and other components that are not present at the same concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Therefore, it is possible that epileptogenesis in organotypic cultures is driven by these components...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215372/the-managing-epilepsy-well-network-advancing-epilepsy-self-management
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EDITORIAL
Martha Sajatovic, Barbara C Jobst, Ross Shegog, Yvan A Bamps, Charles E Begley, Robert T Fraser, Erica K Johnson, Dilip K Pandey, Rakale C Quarells, Peter Scal, Tanya M Spruill, Nancy J Thompson, Rosemarie Kobau
Epilepsy, a complex spectrum of disorders, affects about 2.9 million people in the U.S. Similar to other chronic disorders, people with epilepsy face challenges related to management of the disorder, its treatment, co-occurring depression, disability, social disadvantages, and stigma. Two national conferences on public health and epilepsy (1997, 2003) and a 2012 IOM report on the public health dimensions of epilepsy highlighted important knowledge gaps and emphasized the need for evidence-based, scalable epilepsy self-management programs...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199920/family-burden-child-disability-and-the-adjustment-of-mothers-caring-for-children-with-epilepsy-role-of-social-support-and-coping
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Jeffrey M Carlson, Paul A Miller
PURPOSE: This study was designed to contribute to the existing research on the coping behaviors, social support, and mental health outcomes in parents of children with epilepsy in the United States. METHODS: Participants included 152, predominantly Caucasian (89.5%), married (78.9%) women (95.4%). Via a web-based interface, mothers completed questionnaires assessing the impact of their child's disability on their family (i.e., severity of their child's disability, family burden, and personal stress), social resources (i...
February 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199002/validating-the-shortened-quality-of-life-in-childhood-epilepsy-questionnaire-qolce-55-in-a-sample-of-children-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Lauryn Conway, Elysa Widjaja, Mary Lou Smith, Kathy N Speechley, Mark A Ferro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the newly developed shortened Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55) in a sample of children with drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: Data came from 136 children enrolled in the Impact of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life Study (PEPSQOL), a multicenter prospective cohort study. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the higher-order factor structure of the QOLCE-55...
February 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198092/the-burden-of-neurological-disease-in-the-united-states-a-summary-report-and-call-to-action
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EDITORIAL
Clifton L Gooch, Etienne Pracht, Amy R Borenstein
: The United States carries a substantial fiscal burden resulting from the nearly 100 million Americans with neurological disease. The combined annual costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease totals nearly 800 billion dollars and is rapidly rising due to the aging of the U.S. POPULATION: We provide a summary overview of the substantial current and future economic impact of neurological disease, and provide an action plan for reducing this burden through neurological research and enhanced clinical management of neurological disorders in the United States...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185967/intraoperative-ct-and-nexframe-guided-placement-of-bilateral-hippocampal-based-responsive-neurostimulation-a-technical-note
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Kunal Gupta, Jeffrey S Raskin, Ahmed M Raslan
INTRODUCTION: Surgical resection of a lesion that correlates with seizure onset in patients with epilepsy can dramatically improve seizure burden and quality of life. For bilateral hippocampal lesions, bilateral resection comes with a risk of severe cognitive deficits. Responsive neurostimulation (RNS) devices offers a new modality to treat multifocal lesions in a reversible manner, including bilateral hippocampal stimulation. We describe technical aspects of Nexframe-assisted placement of bilateral NeuroPace mesial temporal electrodes, and case examples...
February 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153692/chronic-demyelination-induced-seizures
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Andrew S Lapato, Jenny I Szu, Jonathan P C Hasselmann, Anna J Khalaj, Devin K Binder, Seema K Tiwari-Woodruff
Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are three to six times more likely to develop epilepsy compared to the rest of the population. Seizures are more common in patients with early onset or progressive forms of the disease and prognosticate rapid progression to disability and death. Gray matter atrophy, hippocampal lesions, interneuron loss, and elevated juxtacortical lesion burden have been identified in MS patients with seizures; however, translational studies aimed at elucidating the pathophysiological processes underlying MS epileptogenesis are limited...
January 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139451/correlates-of-quality-of-life-among-individuals-with-epilepsy-enrolled-in-self-management-research-from-the-us-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-managing-epilepsy-well-network
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Martha Sajatovic, Curtis Tatsuoka, Elisabeth Welter, Daniel Friedman, Tanya M Spruill, Shelley Stoll, Satya S Sahoo, Ashley Bukach, Yvan A Bamps, Joshua Valdez, Barbara C Jobst
RATIONALE: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes substantial burden on patients and families. Quality of life may be reduced due to the stress of coping with epilepsy. For nearly a decade, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention Research Center's Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network has been conducting research on epilepsy self-management to address research and practice gaps. Studies have been conducted by independent centers across the U.S. Recently, the MEW Network sites, collaboratively, began compiling an integrated database to facilitate aggregate secondary analysis of completed and ongoing studies...
January 27, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138428/automated-tractography-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-using-tracts-constrained-by-underlying-anatomy-tracula
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Barbara A K Kreilkamp, Bernd Weber, Mark P Richardson, Simon S Keller
PURPOSE: A detailed understanding of white matter tract alterations in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is important as it may provide useful information for likely side of seizure onset, cognitive impairment and postoperative prognosis. However, most diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) studies have relied on manual reconstruction of tract bundles, despite the recent development of automated techniques. In the present study, we used an automated white matter tractography analysis approach to quantify temporal lobe white matter tract alterations in TLE and determine the relationships between tract alterations, the extent of hippocampal atrophy and the chronicity and severity of the disorder...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110729/epileptic-seizure-detection-in-eeg-signals-using-tunable-q-factor-wavelet-transform-and-bootstrap-aggregating
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Ahnaf Rashik Hassan, Siuly Siuly, Yanchun Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Epileptic seizure detection is traditionally performed by expert clinicians based on visual observation of EEG signals. This process is time-consuming, burdensome, reliant on expensive human resources, and subject to error and bias. In epilepsy research, on the other hand, manual detection is unsuitable for handling large data-sets. A computerized seizure identification scheme can eradicate the aforementioned problems, aid clinicians, and benefit epilepsy research...
December 2016: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109993/epilepsy-associated-levels-of-perceived-stigma-their-associations-with-treatment-and-related-factors-a-cross-sectional-study-in-urban-and%C3%A2-rural-areas-in-ecuador
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Jaime Luna, Mandy Nizard, Danielle Becker, Daniel Gerard, Alejandro Cruz, Voa Ratsimbazafy, Michel Dumas, Marcelo Cruz, Pierre-Marie Preux
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is felt to be a stigmatizing condition. Stigma has been considered one of the major factors contributing to the burden of epilepsy and to the treatment gap. Stigma has a negative effect on the management of people with epilepsy (PWE). Furthermore, lack of information and inappropriate beliefs are still the factors that most contribute to stigma and discrimination. In this study, we assessed the level of perceived stigma in urban and rural areas and we report their association with in antiepileptic drug (AED) use, effects on seeking medical care, and stigma-associated factors...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109983/the-clinical-and-neurobehavioral-course-of-down-syndrome-and-dementia-with-or-without-new-onset-epilepsy
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Taha Gholipour, Sara Mitchell, Rani A Sarkis, Zeina Chemali
BACKGROUND: Adult patients with Down syndrome (DS) are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer-type dementia and epilepsy. The relationship between developing dementia and the risk of developing seizures in DS is poorly characterized to date. In addition, treatment response and medication tolerability have not been rigorously studied. METHODS: We identified 220 patients with a diagnosis of DS and dementia. Those without a history of developing seizures (DD) were compared to patients with new-onset seizures (DD+S) after the age of 35...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108639/prevalence-of-epilepsy-seizures-as-a-comorbidity-of-neurologic-disorders-in-nursing-homes
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Angela K Birnbaum, Ilo E Leppik, Kenneth Svensden, Lynn E Eberly
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of epilepsy/seizure (epi/sz) comorbid with other neurologic disorders in elderly nursing home residents and to examine demographic and regional variability and associations with clinical characteristics. METHODS: We studied 5 cross-sectional cohorts of all residents in any Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing home in the United States on July 15 of each year from 2003 to 2007. Epi/sz was identified by ICD-9 codes (345.xx or 780...
January 20, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103894/impacts-of-caring-for-a-child-with-the-cdkl5-disorder-on-parental-wellbeing-and-family-quality-of-life
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Yuka Mori, Jenny Downs, Kingsley Wong, Barbara Anderson, Amy Epstein, Helen Leonard
BACKGROUND: Although research in this area remains sparse, raising a child with some genetic disorders has been shown to adversely impact maternal health and family quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate such impacts in families with a child with the CDKL5 disorder, a newly recognised genetic disorder causing severe neurodevelopmental impairments and refractory epilepsy. METHODS: Data were sourced from the International CDKL5 Disorder Database to which 192 families with a child with a pathogenic CDKL5 mutation had provided data by January 2016...
January 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074934/disease-modifying-effect-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-an-experimental-model-of-epilepsy
#16
Min Chen, Thiruma V Arumugam, Gayeshika Leanage, Quang M Tieng, Ashwin Yadav, Jeremy F P Ullmann, David T She, Vy Truong, Marc J Ruitenberg, David C Reutens
Novel therapies that prevent or modify the development of epilepsy following an initiating brain insult could significantly reduce the burden of this disease. In light of evidence that immune mechanisms play an important role in generating and maintaining the epileptic condition, we evaluated the effect of a well-established immunomodulatory treatment, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), on the development of epilepsy in an experimental model of epileptogenesis. In separate experiments, IVIg was administered either before (pre-treatment) or after (post-treatment) the onset of pilocarpine status epilepticus (SE)...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074282/unique-findings-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-within-cortical-tubers-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-histopathological-evaluation
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Joel S Katz, Hyman Frankel, Tracy Ma, David Zagzag, Benjamin Liechty, Bruria Ben Zeev, Michal Tzadok, Orrin Devinsky, Howard L Weiner, Jonathan Roth
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis is associated with three central nervous system pathologies: cortical/subcortical tubers, subependymal nodules (SENs), and subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs). Tubers are associated with epilepsy, which is often medication-resistant and often leads to resective surgery. Recently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) have been shown to be effective reducing seizure burden in some patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related refractory epilepsy...
January 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062149/prediction-of-neonatal-seizures-in-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-using-electroencephalograph-power-analyses
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Siddharth V Jain, Amit Mathur, Preethi Srinivasakumar, Michael Wallendorf, Joseph P Culver, John M Zempel
BACKGROUND: The severity of the initial encephalopathy in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy correlates with seizure burden. Early electroencephalograph (EEG) background activity reflects the severity of encephalopathy. Thus, we hypothesized that early EEG background would be predictive of subsequent seizures in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. METHODS: This study included infants undergoing therapeutic hypothermia at St. Louis Children's Hospital between January 2009 and April 2013...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054171/identification-of-prevalent-patients-with-epilepsy-using-administrative-data-the-tuscany-experience
#19
Irene Bellini, Laura Policardo, Gaetano Zaccara, Pasquale Palumbo, Eleonora Rosati, Elena Torre, Paolo Francesconi
Overall prevalence of epilepsy ranges from 4 to 10 cases per 1000. Italy lacks recent epidemiological studies on large populations. In the present study, prevalence of epilepsy has been assessed in Tuscany, an Italian Region with 3,750,000 habitants, implementing an algorithm based on administrative data from the Regional Information Health System. To identify patients with epilepsy, we used at least one the following criteria: (a) at least one EEG and at least two dispensations of any antiepileptic drug (AEDS) at a minimum distance of 12 months; (b) at least two dispensations of one "specific" AED (authorized for use only for patients with epilepsy) at a minimum distance of 12 months; and (c) hospital admission for epilepsy or recurrent relapses (cod...
January 4, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033546/alterations-in-balance-and-mobility-in-people-with-epilepsy
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Carlos R Camara-Lemarroy, Daniela Ortiz-Zacarías, Juan J Peña-Avendaño, Ingrid Estrada-Bellmann, Héctor J Villarreal-Velázquez, Marco A Díaz-Torres
PURPOSE: People with epilepsy (PWE) are burdened by physical disability and side effects of antiepileptic drugs (AED) such as drowsiness and blurred vision. These factors place them at risk for reduced mobility and falls. The purpose of this study was to evaluate mobility and balance in PWE. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of PWE and age- and sex-matched controls. We evaluated mobility and balance using the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) and the Tinetti Mobility Test (TMT)...
December 26, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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