Foreman BM, Chassen J, Abou Khaled K, et al. Generalized periodic discharges in the critically ill:  a case control study of 200 patients.  Neurology 2012; 79:1951-1960   and editorial Jette N, Mosely BD. Generalized periodic discharges : More light shed on the old GPEDs Neurology 2012; 79: 1940-1.   Authors found GPD's in 4.5 % of 3000 patients undergoing cEEG.  These 200 patients  had brain injury (44%), acute systemic illness (38%), cardiac arrest (15%) and epilepsy (3%).    27 % of GPD's had NCSE v. 8 % of controls.  However, GPD's were not associated with convulsive seizures.    Authors/editorial notes that the distinction and semiology of GPD's v. triphasic waves is "challenging" even for board certified epileptologists.    Take home messages, per the editorial are: 1) Patients with GPD's on routine EEG should undergo cEEG 2)  NCSE should be promptly treated when diagnosed to prevent mortality 3) Standard terminology and interrater reliability should be assessed within institutional readers.
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ConclusionIt is envisaged that the current review will add value to more scientific research on M. flabellifolius and enhance/promote the increased interest in the sustainable commercialization of M. flabellifolius herbal tea as well as lead to the validation of unverified ethnobotanical claims.Graphical abstract
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Pamela R. Westmark, Alejandra Gutierrez, Aaron K. Gholston, Taralyn M. Wilmer, Cara J. WestmarkAbstractThe ketogenic diet is highly effective at attenuating seizures in refractory epilepsy and accumulating evidence in the literature suggests that it may be beneficial in autism. To our knowledge, no one has studied the ketogenic diet in any fragile X syndrome (FXS) model. FXS is the leading known genetic cause of autism. Herein, we tested the effects of chronic ketogenic diet treatment on seizures, body weight, ketone and glucos...
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Marius Gasser, Ponghatai Boonsimma, Wiracha Netbaramee, Thanin Wechapinan, Chalurmpon Srichomthomg, Chupong Ittiwut, Martin Krenn, Fritz Zimprich, Ivan Milenkovic, Angela Abicht, Saskia Biskup, Timo Roser, Vorasuk Shotelersuk, Moritz Tacke, Marianne Kuersten, Matias Wagner, Ingo Borggraefe, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Celina von StülpnagelAbstractATP1A3 related disease is a clinically heterogeneous condition currently classified as alternating hemiplegia of childhood, rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism and cerebellar ataxia, ...
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Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Mary Secco
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ConclusionsClinical decisions on epilepsy or seizures in patients with such comorbidities are often handled by different specialists. A new team culture and PDTAs are needed to guarantee high standards of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Zhaofa Wu, Yulong LiAbstractPurinergic transmitters such as adenosine, ADP, ATP, UTP, and UDP-glucose play important roles in a wide range of physiological processes, including the sleep-wake cycle, learning and memory, cardiovascular function, and the immune response. Moreover, impaired purinergic signaling has been implicated in various pathological conditions such as pain, migraine, epilepsy, and drug addiction. Examining the function of purinergic transmission in both health and disease requires direct, sensitive, non-invasive too...
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