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Feb 5, 2016
Carlson C, Anderson CT
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses targeted special issues in epilepsy, including epilepsy in the elderly and immuncompromised populations and bone health in epilepsy. Although this is a broad and diverse set of...
Feb 3, 2016
Abe KK, Koli RL, Yamamoto LG
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is an acute autoimmune neurological disorder that presents with acute to subacute psychiatric and/or neurological complaints including new onset behavioral c...
Jan 30, 2016
Gold CA, Sheth SJ, Agarwal S, Claassen J, Foreman B
Jan 29, 2016
Diamandis P, Ferrer-Luna R, Huang RY, Folkerth RD, Ligon AH, Wen PY, Beroukhim R, Ligon KL, Ramkissoon SH
BACKGROUND: Molecular profiling has uncovered genetic subtypes of glioblastoma (GBM), including tumors with IDH1 mutations that confer increase survival and improved response to standard-of-care therapies.  By mapping ...
Jan 27, 2016
Farrell RM, Foster MB, Omoruyi AO, Kingery SE, Wintergerst KA
We report a 9-year-old female who presented with new onset intractable seizure activity followed by a prolonged encephalopathic state. After ruling out common etiologies, Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) was considered,...
Jan 27, 2016
Zuccarelli BD, Hall AS
New-onset nonfebrile seizures in an otherwise healthy child are common, affecting 25 000 to 40 000 U.S. children annually. We hypothesized seizure-provoking electrolyte disturbances such as hyponatremia, hypoglycemia, ...
Jan 24, 2016
New AM, Nei SD, Kashani KB, Rabinstein AA, Frazee EN
BACKGROUND: Levetiracetam clearance is dependent on renal (major) and hepatic (minor) elimination pathways. In the setting of organ dysfunction, dose reductions are recommended to prevent accumulation. Continuous venov...
Jan 20, 2016
Nolan B, Plenk K, Carr D
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a recently described and underdiagnosed entity that typically affects young, previously healthy individuals. Patients usually present in phases, which may...
Jan 17, 2016
Lyons TW, Johnson KB, Michelson KA, Nigrovic LE, Loddenkemper T, Prabhu SP, Kimia AA
PURPOSE: To determine the yield of emergent neuroimaging among children with new-onset seizures presenting with status epilepticus. METHOD: We performed a cross-sectional study of children seen at a single ED b...
Jan 16, 2016
Byun JI, Lee ST, Jung KH, Sunwoo JS, Moon J, Lim JA, Lee DY, Shin YW, Kim TJ, Lee KJ, Lee WJ, Lee HS, Jun J, Kim DY, Kim MY, Kim H, Kim HJ, Suh HI, Lee Y, Kim DW, Jeong JH, Choi WC, Bae DW, Shin JW, Jeon D, Park KI, Jung KY, Chu K, Lee SK
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the seizure characteristics and outcome after immunotherapy in adult patients with autoimmune encephalitis (AE) and new-onset seizure. METHODS: Adult (age ≥18 years) patients with AE and ...