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Oct 31, 2014
Liimatainen S, Peltola J, Hietaharju A, Sabater L, Lang B
BACKGROUND: Over the last few years autoantibodies against neuronal proteins have been identified in several forms of autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsy. NMDA receptor (NMDAR) and voltage gated potassium channel (VGK...
Oct 31, 2014
Ghannoum M, Yates C, Galvao TF, Sowinski KM, Vo TH, Coogan A, Gosselin S, Lavergne V, Nolin TD, Hoffman RS, on behalf of the EXTRIP workgroup
Context. The Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup was created to provide evidence and consensus-based recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs) in poisoning. Objectives. To pe...
Oct 31, 2014
Doeser A, Soares-da-Silva P, Beck H, Uebachs M
Eslicarbazepine is the major active metabolite of eslicarbazepine acetate, a once-daily antiepileptic drug approved in Europe as adjunctive therapy for refractory partial-onset seizures in adults. This study was aimed ...
Oct 31, 2014
Winston GP, Micallef C, Symms MR, Alexander DC, Duncan JS, Zhang H
Malformations of cortical development (MCD), particularly focal cortical dysplasia (FCD), are a common cause of refractory epilepsy but are often invisible on structural imaging. NODDI (neurite orientation dispersion a...
Oct 30, 2014
Massey CA, Sowers LP, Dlouhy BJ, Richerson GB
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the leading cause of death in patients with refractory epilepsy, with an estimated 35% lifetime risk in this patient population. There is a surprising lack of awareness am...
Oct 29, 2014
Del Brutto OH, Salgado P, Lama J, Del Brutto VJ, Campos X, Zambrano M, García HH
Calcified neurocysticercosis has been associated with hippocampal atrophy in patients with refractory epilepsy, but the relevance of this association in the population at large is unknown. We assessed calcified cystice...
Oct 29, 2014
Avoli M
Neuronal synchronization supports different physiological states such as cognitive functions and sleep, and it is mirrored by identifiable EEG patterns ranging from gamma to delta oscillations. However, excessive neuro...
Oct 29, 2014
Kovács Z, Kékesi KA, Juhász G, Dobolyi Á
Despite newly developed antiepileptic drugs to suppress epileptic symptoms, approximately one third of patients remain drug refractory. Consequently, there is an urgent need to develop more effective therapeutic approa...
Oct 28, 2014
Welty TE, Luebke A, Gidal BE
Over the past few years, increasing public and political pressure has supported legalization of medical marijuana. One of the main thrusts in this effort has related to the treatment of refractory epilepsy-especially i...
Oct 25, 2014
Aldave AP, Jaiswal S
INTRODUCTION: Hypercalcemia is one of the most common metabolic abnormalities encountered in any form of malignancy. Hypocalcemia, however, is a rare manifestation, especially in cancers with bone involvement. Here we ...