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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331789/anticonvulsant-activities-of-%C3%AE-asaronol-e-3-hydroxyasarone-an-active-constituent-derived-from-%C3%AE-asarone
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Xirui He, Yajun Bai, Min Zeng, Zefeng Zhao, Qiang Zhang, Ning Xu, Fanggang Qin, Xiaoyang Wei, Meimei Zhao, Ni Wu, Zehua Li, Yajun Zhang, Tai-Ping Fan, Xiaohui Zheng
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of chronic neurological disorders that affects 0.5-1.0% of the world's population during their lifetime. There is a still significant need to develop novel anticonvulsant drugs that possess superior efficacy, broad spectrum of activities and good safety profile. METHODS: α-Asaronol and two current antiseizure drugs (α-asarone and carbamazepine (CBZ)) were assessed by in vivo anticonvulsant screening with the three most employed standard animal seizure models, including maximal electroshock seizure (MES), subcutaneous injection-pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizures and 3-mercaptopropionic acid (3-MP)-induced seizures in mice...
August 31, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331171/the-genotypic-and-phenotypic-spectrum-of-mto1-deficiency
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James J O'Byrne, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Aisha Ghani, Michael Champion, Charu Deshpande, Ali Dursun, Riza K Ozgul, Peter Freisinger, Ian Garber, Tobias B Haack, Rita Horvath, Ivo Barić, Ralf A Husain, Leo A J Kluijtmans, Urania Kotzaeridou, Andrew A Morris, Colin J Ross, Saikat Santra, Jan Smeitink, Mark Tarnopolsky, Saskia B Wortmann, Johannes A Mayr, Michaela Brunner-Krainz, Holger Prokisch, Wyeth W Wasserman, Ron A Wevers, Udo F Engelke, Richard J Rodenburg, Teck Wah Ting, Robert McFarland, Robert W Taylor, Ramona Salvarinova, Clara D M van Karnebeek
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases, a group of multi-systemic disorders often characterized by tissue-specific phenotypes, are usually progressive and fatal disorders resulting from defects in oxidative phosphorylation. MTO1 (Mitochondrial tRNA Translation Optimization 1), an evolutionarily conserved protein expressed in high-energy demand tissues has been linked to human early-onset combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, often referred to as combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency-10 (COXPD10)...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331007/anaesthetic-management-of-nesidioblastosis-in-two-infants
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Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Mohsin Nazir Butt, Fauzia Anis Khan
Nesidioblastosis is the most common cause of non-transient, recurrent and persistent hypoglycaemia in neonates and infants. It is a disorder of diffuse proliferation of beta cells of the pancreas leading to hyperinsulinemia and hypoglycaemia. The main aim is to prevent the severe episodes of hypoglycaemia which can cause damage to the brain and/or mental retardation. In this case report we present two cases of nesidioblastosis and their perioperative anaesthetic course for near-total pancreatectomy. First case was a 7 months old female who had repeated episodes of convulsions since birth...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330551/autapses-promote-synchronization-in-neuronal-networks
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Huawei Fan, Yafeng Wang, Hengtong Wang, Ying-Cheng Lai, Xingang Wang
Neurological disorders such as epileptic seizures are believed to be caused by neuronal synchrony. However, to ascertain the causal role of neuronal synchronization in such diseases through the traditional approach of electrophysiological data analysis remains a controversial, challenging, and outstanding problem. We offer an alternative principle to assess the physiological role of neuronal synchrony based on identifying structural anomalies in the underlying network and studying their impacts on the collective dynamics...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328681/seizures-among-active-component-service-members-u-s-armed-forces-2007-2016
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Julie A Bytnar, Shauna Stahlman, Saixia Ying
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a known risk factor for seizures. Evidence also shows that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with seizures, but the relationship in the absence of TBI remains unclear. This retrospective study spanning 2007-2016 separately quantifies the rates of seizures diagnosed among deployed and non-deployed active component military service members to understand the factors associated with seizures and whether they differ in deployed settings. Higher rates of seizures were associated with service members who were in the Army or Marine Corps; female; black; younger; lower enlisted; in a combat-specific, armor/motor transport, or healthcare occupation; and who had no more than one previous deployment...
December 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327328/genetic-analysis-of-very-obese-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Herman D Cortes, Rachel Wevrick
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by the triad of deficits in social interactions, deficits in communication, and repetitive behaviors. Common co-morbidities in syndromic forms of ASD include intellectual disability, seizures, and obesity. We asked whether very obese children with ASD had different behavioral, physical and genetic characteristics compared to children with ASD who were not obese. We found that very obese children with ASD had significantly poorer scores on standardized behavioral tests...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326055/a-retrospective-biochemical-molecular-and-neurocognitive-review-of-saudi-patients-with-argininosuccinic-aciduria
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Ruqaiah AlTassan, Dalal Bubshait, Faiqa Imtiaz, Zuhair Rahbeeni
A retrospective review was compiled of 54 patients with argininosuccinic aciduria who were either identified through the Saudi National Newborn Screening Program or diagnosed clinically from January 2000 to December 2015. The duration of follow-up is from 2 to 19 years. The majority of patients (65%) originated from the central province of Saudi Arabia. The mean patient age at review was 10 years (2-19 years), 92% received an early diagnosis (<28 days of age) and most were symptomatic at the time of the diagnosis (n = 34)...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325982/multiple-cerebral-infarct-with-cerebral-vasculitis-in-a-young-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Maeng Real Park, Mun Ki Min, Ji Ho Ryu, Dae Sub Lee, Kang Ho Lee
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic and debilitating disorder, characterized by inflammation of the colonic mucosa. UC can be considered a systemic disorder but UC-related manifestations in the central nervous system (CNS) are quite rare. A 29-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with repeated generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) type seizures. Based on brain CT, brain metastasis or hemorrhagic infarct was suspected. Diffusion-weighted image of brain MRI showed high signal in the left thalamus and heterogenous enhancement in the right parietal and left frontal lobes...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325626/fragile-x-syndrome-and-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
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Deborah A Hall, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis
Fragile X-associated disorders encompass several conditions, which are caused by expansion mutations in the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited etiology of intellectual disability and results from a full mutation or >200 CGG repeats in FMR1. It is associated with developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, and seizures. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that occurs in premutation carriers of 55-200 CGG repeats in FMR1 and is characterized by kinetic tremor, gait ataxia, parkinsonism, executive dysfunction, and neuropathy...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325172/pres-review-of-histological-features
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Nicholas Willard, Justin M Honce, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was described in 1996 as a clinical-neuroimaging entity characterized by parieto-occipital watershed-region edema without overt infarction. It has been linked to hypertension, eclampsia, immunosuppressive therapies, infections, and autoimmune disorders. The condition usually has an acute onset, presents with seizures, and ameliorates within days. There have been few neuropathological studies, but in some cases, tissue damage may be more permanent.
February 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322880/reversible-splenial-lesion-syndrome-due-to-oxcarbazepine-withdrawal-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chaoyang Jing, Lichao Sun, Zhuo Wang, Chaojia Chu, Weihong Lin
Background Reversible splenial lesion syndrome is a distinct entity radiologically characterized by a reversible lesion in the splenium of the corpus callosum. According to previous reports, this condition may be associated with antiepileptic drug use or withdrawal. We herein report a case of reversible splenial lesion syndrome associated with oxcarbazepine withdrawal. Case Report A 39-year-old man presented with an 8-year history of epileptic seizures. During the previous 3 years, he had taken oxcarbazepine irregularly...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322489/measurement-in-pediatric-epilepsy-self-management-a-critical-review
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Gigi Smith, Avani C Modi, Erica K Johnson, Ross Shegog, Joan K Austin, Janelle L Wagner
Given the paucity of information available regarding self-management, the aims of this paper are to synthesize the literature on factors associated with and measures to assess self-management in pediatric epilepsy. INCLUSION CRITERIA: youth birth to 18 years with a seizure disorder or an epilepsy diagnosis and/or their caregivers, published 1985-2014 in English, and conducted in countries with a very high human development index. The review was conducted in 6 phases: (1) identification of bibliographical search criteria and databases; (2) abstract assessment; (3) full article review; (4) organization of final citations into categories; (5) identification of predictors, potential mediators/moderators, and outcomes associated with self-management factors and categorization of factors as influences, processes, or behaviors across individual, family, community, and health care domains; and (6) critique of self-management instrument studies...
January 11, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321231/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-an-epilepsy-surgery-cohort-clinical-and-pathologic-findings
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Amy L Jones, Jeffrey W Britton, Melissa M Blessing, Joseph E Parisi, Gregory D Cascino
OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in young adult patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent epilepsy surgery were randomly selected for this retrospective study. The patients were 18-45 years of age, had preoperative neuropsychological evaluation, and had 1 year postoperative follow-up. Microscopic sections from resections were evaluated for the presence of CTE with standard stains and antibodies to tau (clone AT8)...
January 10, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319897/application-of-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-for-the-prediction-of-bumetanide-plasma-and-brain-concentrations-in-the-neonate
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Maria D Donovan, Khaled Abduljalil, John F Cryan, Geraldine B Boylan, Brendan T Griffin
Bumetanide is a loop diuretic that is proposed to possess a beneficial effect on disorders of the central nervous system, including neonatal seizures. Therefore, prediction of unbound bumetanide concentrations in brain is relevant from a pharmacological prospective. A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was developed for the prediction of bumetanide disposition in plasma and brain in adult and pediatric populations. A compound file was built for bumetanide integrating physicochemical data and in vitro data...
January 10, 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318938/pitt-hopkins-syndrome-a-review-of-current-literature-clinical-approach-and-23-patient-case-series
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Kimberly Goodspeed, Cassandra Newsom, Mary Ann Morris, Craig Powell, Patricia Evans, Sailaja Golla
Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS) is a rare, genetic disorder caused by a molecular variant of TCF4 which is involved in embryologic neuronal differentiation. PTHS is characterized by syndromic facies, psychomotor delay, and intellectual disability. Other associated features include early-onset myopia, seizures, constipation, and hyperventilation-apneic spells. Many also meet criteria for autism spectrum disorder. Here the authors present a series of 23 PTHS patients with molecularly confirmed TCF4 variants and describe 3 unique individuals...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317588/-autoimmune-factors-and-epilepsy
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Yating Wu, Aihua Liu
Epilepsy is a common chronic brain disorder with multiple causes, and now autoimmune factors are believed to be an independent cause for epilepsy. Accumulating data support an autoimmune basis in patients with antiepileptic drug-resistant seizures. Moreover, systemic autoimmune diseases and epilepsy co-occur frequently. Neural specific autoantibodies can also mediate the process of seizures through different pathways. The diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy is based on frequency of antiepileptic drug-resistant seizures, the presence of neural specific autoantibodies, inflammatory changes in serum or spinal fluid or on magneticresonanceimaging, the change in electroencephalogram, a personal or family history of autoimmunity...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316780/psen1-p-met233val-in-a-complex-neurodegenerative-movement-and-neuropsychiatric-disorder
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Silke Appel-Cresswell, Ilaria Guella, Anna Lehman, Dean Foti, Matthew J Farrer
Mutations in presenilin 1 (PSEN1) are the most common cause of autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease. Here, we report a Canadian-Vietnamese family carrying a PSEN1 p.Met233Val mutation with an exceptionally early and severe presentation that includes a wide range of atypical symptoms, including prominent ataxia, Parkinsonism, spasticity, dystonia, action tremor, myoclonus, bulbar symptoms, seizures, hallucinations and behavioral changes. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed on the affected proband after many assessments over several years proved diagnostically inconclusive...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314583/novel-mutations-and-phenotypes-of-epilepsy-associated-genes-in-epileptic-encephalopathies
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Peng Zhou, Na He, Jing-Wen Zhang, Zhi-Jian Lin, Jie Wang, Li-Min Yan, Heng Meng, Bin Tang, Bing-Mei Li, Xiao-Rong Liu, Yi-Wu Shi, Qiong-Xiang Zhai, Yong-Hong Yi, Wei-Ping Liao
Epileptic encephalopathies are severe epilepsy disorders with strong genetic bases. We performed targeted next-generation sequencing in 70 patients with epileptic encephalopathies. The likely pathogenicity of variants in candidate genes was evaluated by American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) scoring taken together with the accepted clinical presentation. Thirty-three candidate variants were detected after population filtration and computational prediction. According to ACMG, 21 candidate variants, including 18 de novo variants, were assessed to be pathogenic/likely pathogenic with clinical concordance...
January 4, 2018: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314548/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-features-associated-with-vars2-related-mitochondrial-disease
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Francesco Bruni, Ivano Di Meo, Emanuele Bellacchio, Bryn D Webb, Robert McFarland, Zofia M A Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Langping He, Ewa Skorupa, Isabella Moroni, Anna Ardissone, Anna Walczak, Henna Tyynismaa, Pirjo Isohanni, Hanna Mandel, Holger Prokisch, Tobias Haack, Penelope E Bonnen, Bertini Enrico, Ewa Pronicka, Daniele Ghezzi, Robert W Taylor, Daria Diodato
In recent years, an increasing number of mitochondrial disorders have been associated with mutations in mitochondrial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (mt-aaRSs), which are key enzymes of mitochondrial protein synthesis. Bi-allelic functional variants in VARS2, encoding the mitochondrial valyl tRNA-synthetase, were first reported in a patient with psychomotor delay and epilepsia partialis continua associated with an oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) complex I defect, before being described in a patient with a neonatal form of encephalocardiomyopathy...
January 3, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314318/two-novel-cps1-mutations-in-a-case-of-carbamoyl-phosphate-synthetase-1-deficiency-causing-hyperammonemia-and-leukodystrophy
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Xihui Chen, Lijuan Yuan, Mao Sun, Qingbo Liu, Yuanming Wu
BACKGROUND: Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency (CPS1D) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of the urea cycle, mostly characterized by hyperammonemia and the concomitant leukodystrophy. The onset of CPS1D can be at any age, and the clinical manifestations are variable and atypical. Genetic tests are indispensable for accurate diagnosis of CPS1D on the basis of biochemical tests. METHODS: Blood tandem mass spectrometric analysis and urea organic acidemia screening were performed on a Chinese neonatal patient with low activity, recurrent seizures, and hyperammonemia...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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