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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316319/epileptic-spasms-in-paediatric-post-traumatic-epilepsy-at-a-tertiary-referral-centre
#1
Jun T Park, Harry T Chugani
To recognize epileptic spasms (ES) as a seizure type after traumatic brain injury (TBI), accidental or non-accidental, in infants and children. In the process, we aim to gain some insight into the mechanisms of epileptogenesis in ES. A retrospective electronic chart review was performed at the Children's Hospital of Michigan from 2002 to 2012. Electronic charts of 321 patients were reviewed for evidence of post-traumatic epilepsy. Various clinical variables were collected including age at TBI, mechanism of trauma, severity of brain injury, electroencephalography/neuroimaging data, and seizure semiology...
March 17, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295125/treatment-of-locked-posterior-shoulder-dislocation-with-bone-defect
#2
Yousuf M Khira, Adel M Salama
Locked posterior shoulder dislocation is an uncommon condition and is associated with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion in 50% of cases. The condition is likely to occur in cases of violent trauma, seizures, or electric shock. Unrecognized dislocation with humeral head fracture affects joint function and humeral head vascularity and may lead to chronic instability, osteonecrosis, and osteoarthritis. A group of 12 patients, including 10 men and 2 women, with neglected locked posterior shoulder dislocation with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion were treated with the modified McLaughlin technique...
March 14, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242475/importance-of-neuropsychological-and-clinical-features-to-predict-seizure-control-in-medically-treated-patients-with-mesial-temporal-epilepsy-and-hippocampal-sclerosis
#3
Laia Grau-López, Marta Jiménez, Jordi Ciurans, Cynthia Cáceres, Juan Luis Becerra
OBJECTIVE: It is not yet understood why seizures in certain patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) develop resistance to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while others achieve good seizure control with this treatment. We analyzed clinical and neuropsychological features associated with seizure control in patients with MTLE-HS who had not undergone resective surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 40 patients with medically treated MTLE-HS and retrospectively collected the following data from prospective databases: sex, febrile seizures, central nervous system infection, history of head trauma, cognitive impairment, psychiatric disturbances, history of status epilepticus, age at onset of epilepsy, aura, seizure type and frequency, electroencephalography abnormalities, HS side, AEDs, global cognitive status, and neuropsychological functions such as cognitive processing speed, attention and executive functions, verbal and visual memory, language, and visuospatial ability...
February 24, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193459/epileptiform-activity-and-behavioral-arrests-in-mice-overexpressing-the-calcium-channel-subunit-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1
#4
Leonardo C Faria, Feng Gu, Isabel Parada, Ben Barres, Z David Luo, David A Prince
The alpha2delta-1 subunit (α2δ-1) of voltage-gated calcium channels is a receptor for astrocyte-secreted thrombospondins that promote developmental synaptogenesis. Alpha2delta-1 receptors are upregulated in models of injury-induced peripheral pain and epileptogenic neocortical trauma associated with an enhancement of excitatory synaptic connectivity. These results lead to the hypothesis that overexpression of α2δ-1 alone in neocortex of uninjured transgenic (TG) mice might result in increased excitatory connectivity and consequent cortical hyperexcitability and epileptiform activity...
February 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180123/repetitive-traumatic-brain-injury-in-patients-from-kashan-iran
#5
Esmaeil Fakharian, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh, Shirin Behdadmehr, Hamid Reza Sabri, Azadeh Sadat Mirzadeh, Javad Mohammadzadeh
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a worldwide problem, especially in countries with high incidence of road traffic accidents such as Iran. Patients with a single occurrence of TBI have been shown to be at increased risk to sustain future TBI. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present the incidence and characteristics of repeated TBI (RTBI) in Iranian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During one year, all admitted TBI patients with prior TBI history were enrolled into the study...
September 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170143/prevalence-of-brain-injuries-and-recurrence-of-seizures-in-children-with-post-traumatic-seizures
#6
Mohamed K Badawy, Peter S Dayan, Michael G Tunik, Frances M Nadel, Kathleen A Lillis, Michelle Miskin, Dominic A Borgialli, Michael C Bachman, Shireen M Atabaki, John D Hoyle, James F Holmes, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography (CT) is often used in the emergency department (ED) evaluation of children with post-traumatic seizures (PTS); however, the frequency of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and short-term seizure recurrence is lacking. Our main objective was to evaluate the frequency of TBI on CT and short-term seizure recurrence in children with PTS. We also aimed to determine the associations between the likelihood of TBI on CT with the timing of onset of PTS after the traumatic event and duration of PTS...
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149084/clinical-predictors-of-abnormal-head-computed-tomography-scan-in-patients-who-are-conscious-after-head-injury
#7
Rakesh Kumar Mishra, Ashok Munivenkatappa, Vasuki Prathyusha, Dhaval P Shukla, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
BACKGROUND: Indication of a head computed tomography (CT) scan in a patient who remains conscious after head injury is controversial. We aimed to determine the clinical features that are most likely to be associated with abnormal CT scan in patients with a history of head injury, and who are conscious at the time of presentation to casualty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective observation study of patients presented to casualty with history of head injury, and who were conscious, i...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141715/-when-the-prescription-pad-is-not-enough-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-management-2-0
#8
Jenny Radesky, Arathi Reddy, Naomi Steiner, Marilyn Augustyn
Jose is a 13-year-old boy who presents to his primary care provider after struggling in school for many years. When he was in the first grade, he was diagnosed at a tertiary center with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Multiple medication trials have produced few benefits and many side effects including poor sleep, morbid thoughts, lack of motivation, and, according to his parents, "he seemed like a robot."He comes now for his annual physical in April, and the parents tell you that the school is threatening that he be retained in the seventh grade...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060103/a-review-of-techniques-used-in-the-management-of-growing-skull-fractures
#9
Noemie Vezina, Becher Al-Halabi, Hani Shash, Roy R Dudley, Mirko S Gilardino
BACKGROUND: Growing skull fractures (GSFs) are rare complications of pediatric head trauma that comprise skull fractures associated with an underlying dural tear and an intact arachnoid membrane. They are often misdiagnosed, and delay in management can lead to progression of the disease along with its neurological sequelae. Multiple clinical reports and qualitative reviews on this entity exist. To our knowledge, this represents the largest clinical review reporting on established techniques in the management of these fractures...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042220/internal-carotid-artery-fibromuscular-dysplasia-in-a-child-incidental-postmortem-finding-after-head-injury
#10
Arulselvi Subramanian, Garima Aggarwal, Deepak Agarwal, Sanjeev Lalwani
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a rare, segmental, nonatheromatous, and noninflammatory arterial disease of unknown etiology. It predominantly involves renal artery (60-75%) followed by extracranial part of the internal carotid artery and vertebral arteries (25-30%). The disease typically affects middle-aged women and involves intermediate-sized arteries throughout the body. There are rare case reports of extracranial FMD compounding a trauma case. A patient was brought to trauma center emergency with a history of fall from height...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894562/todd-s-paresis-in-acute-mild-head-trauma
#11
Alan Cowley, David Wright, Thomas Breen, Richard Lyon
We present the case of an adult male who sustained Todd's paresis after a traumatically induced seizure in a patient with an isolated facial injury. The precipitating event was head trauma from a golf club. The patient had no previous history of seizures and went on to make a complete neurologic recovery with no cerebral pathology noted. A literature review suggests that Todd's paresis after trauma is very rare as opposed to occurring in the medical or long-term brain injury settings. Although the authors acknowledge that it may occur in trauma, the awareness within the prehospital setting is sufficiently rare for this case report to be of interest to prehospital clinicians; it is important prehospital clinicians are aware of this condition...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882255/tip-of-an-iceberg-skull-fracture-as-an-adult-presentation-of-encephalocraniocutaneous-lipomatosis
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Sinead Culleton, Christen D Barras, Hamed Asadi, Seamus Looby, Paul Brennan, Hong Kuan Kok
The severity of seizures presenting to the emergency department ranges from benign to life threatening. There are also a wide number of possible etiologies. Computed tomography (CT) emergency imaging may be required at presentation to elucidate a possible cause and assess signs of intracranial trauma. This case describes a serious seizure episode in a young man while on holiday. A CT brain showed a skull fracture as a consequence of seizure-related head trauma but unexpectedly there were image findings consistent with encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847782/traumatic-pseudoaneurysm-related-to-calcified-nodules-of-cerebral-convexity-dura-mater-in-an-american-college-football-player
#13
Yoo Sung Jeon, Jong Gon Lee, Young Il Chun, Joon Cho, Woo Jin Choe
Repeated concussion is common among football players; however, these minor blunt head trauma rarely result in serious complications. We report a case of a young college football player who presented acute subdural hematoma, cerebral edema, and seizure due to pseudoaneurysm rupture. The pseudoaneurysm, located at the cortical branch of the middle cerebral artery, was speculated to be formed by dural calcification and adhesion with the underlying brain, possibly due to repeated concussions. Following successful excision of the pseudoaneurysm and control of brain swelling, the patient recovered without sequelae and was discharged after a short while...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818370/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-be-used-as-a-tool-to-predict-seizures-in-patients-with-pleds
#14
Jaishree Narayanan
It is unclear which patients with PLEDs will have associated seizures and therefore will need to be treated aggressively with antiepileptic medications. We present a prospective observational study of ten consecutive non-anoxic patients with PLEDs based on continuous 24-hour EEG monitoring. According to the EEG, five of the patients had seizures associated with PLEDs and five had PLEDs but no seizures. The aetiology included: neoplasm (n=1), cortical dysplasia (n=1), acute head trauma (n=1), encephalomalacia related to healed abscess (n=1), intra-parenchymal haemorrhage (n=1), and no structural lesion (n=5)...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649001/posterior-shoulder-fracture-dislocation-double-approach-treatment-our-experience
#15
Gennaro Fiorentino, Riccardo Cepparulo, Enricomaria Lunini, Alberto Guardoli, Luca Berni, Alberto Fontanarosa, Aldo Guardoli
BACKGROUND: About 4% of glenohumeral dislocations are posterior and only 1% is associated with fracture of the humeral head. Most frequent causes are high energy traumas, seizures and electrocution. The fracture and the posterior dislocation, associated with the trauma and capsular lesion can cause an important vascular damage of the humeral head. METHODS: We describe 5 cases of posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder that required open reduction and internal fixation treated using double approach: posterior approach for reduction humeral head and eventually bone and capsular posterior repair and anterior approach for osteosynthesis...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562590/posterior-shoulder-fracture-dislocation-an-update-with-treatment-algorithm
#16
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Zinon T Kokkalis, Ilias D Iliopoulos, Georgia Antoniou, Thekla Antoniadou, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Elias Panagiotopoulos
Posterior shoulder fracture-dislocation is a rare injury accounting for approximately 0.9 % of shoulder fracture-dislocations. Impression fractures of the articular surface of the humeral head, followed by humeral neck fractures and fractures of the lesser and grater tuberosity, are the more common associated fractures. Multiple mechanisms have been implicated in the etiology of this traumatic entity most commonly resulting from forced muscle contraction as in epileptic seizures, electric shock or electroconvulsive therapy, major trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or other injuries involving axial loading of the arm, in an adducted, flexed and internally rotated position...
August 25, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555776/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-benign-nonlesional-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#17
Jiyeon Kim, Seong Hoon Kim, Sung Chul Lim, Woojun Kim, Young-Min Shon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the evolution of nonlesional temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE-NL) in patients treated exclusively with antiepileptic drugs and to elucidate clinical phenotypes related to the prognosis of these patients. METHODS: Clinical, radiological, and electroencephalographic (EEG) findings in 84 patients with TLE-NL were reviewed. A good response group (GRG) and a poor response group (PRG) were defined if the duration of their seizure-free period was >1 year, or <1 year, respectively...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489465/evaluation-of-cases-with-cerebral-thrombosis-in-children
#18
Olcay Ünver, Gazanfer Ekinci, Büşra Işın Kutlubay, Thomas Gülten, Sağer Güneş, Nilüfer Eldeş Hacıfazlıoğlu, Dilşad Türkdoğan
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the patients who were followed up in our clinic with a diagnosis of cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in terms of age, sex, clinical findings, etiology, thrombophilic factors, imaging findings, treatment and prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The files of 11 patients who were followed up in our pediatric neurology clinic with a diagnosis of cerebral thrombosis between 1 December 2010 and 31 December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Seven of 11 patients were male (63...
June 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322623/ten-novel-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-megalencephalic-leukoencephalopathy-with-subcortical-cysts-and-a-long-term-follow-up-research
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Binbin Cao, Huifang Yan, Mangmang Guo, Han Xie, Ye Wu, Qiang Gu, Jiangxi Xiao, Jing Shang, Yanling Yang, Hui Xiong, Zhengping Niu, Xiru Wu, Yuwu Jiang, Jingmin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC, OMIM 604004) is a rare neurological deterioration disease. We aimed to clarify clinical and genetic features of Chinese MLC patients. METHODS: Clinical information and peripheral venous blood of 20 patients and their families were collected, Sanger-sequencing and Multiple Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification were performed to make genetic analysis. Splicing-site mutation was confirmed with RT-PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27307089/levetiracetam-prophylaxis-for-post-traumatic-brain-injury-seizures-is-ineffective-a-propensity-score-analysis
#20
Bardiya Zangbar, Mazhar Khalil, Angelika Gruessner, Bellal Joseph, Randall Friese, Narong Kulvatunyou, Julie Wynne, Rifat Latifi, Peter Rhee, Terence O'Keeffe
INTRODUCTION: Early seizures after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a reported incidence of up to 15 %. Prophylaxis for early seizures using 1 week of phenytoin is considered standard of care for seizure prevention. However, many centers have substituted the anticonvulsant levetiracetam without good data on the efficacy of this approach. Our hypothesis was that the treatment with levetiracetam is not effective in preventing early post-traumatic seizures. METHODS: All trauma patients sustaining a TBI from January 2007 to December 2009 at an urban level-one trauma center were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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