Mozart's music in children with drug-refractory epileptic encephalopathies: Comparison of two protocols.

In conclusion, the present study seems to confirm that music therapy may be an additional, nonpharmacological, effective treatment for patients with refractory epileptic seizures in childhood. The Mozart's set of different compositions can be better accepted and effective than the K448. PMID: 29182948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 89Author(s): Colin Reilly, Patricia Atkinson, Ayesha Memon, Chloe Jones, Lyvia Dabydeen, Krishna B. Das, J. Helen Cross, Brian G.R. Neville, Christopher Gillberg, Rod C. ScottAbstractThe aim was to provide data on parenting stress and perceived stigma in mothers (n = 47) of young children with epilepsy, and to compare findings with those of mothers (n = 48) of developmental, age- and gender-matched children with nonepilepsy-related neurodisability (neurological and/or neurodevelopmental concerns). The mothers of young children (1–7 years)...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This paper highlights a novel application of mandibular advancement devices, used in combination with continuous positive airway pressure, which resulted in complete resolution of sleep deprivation and apnoea-induced epileptic events. PMID: 30394239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Abstract The aim was to provide data on parenting stress and perceived stigma in mothers (n = 47) of young children with epilepsy, and to compare findings with those of mothers (n = 48) of developmental, age- and gender-matched children with nonepilepsy-related neurodisability (neurological and/or neurodevelopmental concerns). The mothers of young children (1-7 years) with epilepsy and mothers of children with neurodisability in a defined geographical area of the UK, completed the Parenting Stress Index-4th Edition (PSI-4) and a measure of perceived stigma. Factors associated with parenting stress and st...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 89Author(s): Hannah Purtell, Sameer C. Dhamne, Sarika Gurnani, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Meera E. Modi, Stephen H.T. Lammers, Chloe E. Super, Mustafa Q. Hameed, Ervin L. Johnson, Mustafa Sahin, Alexander RotenbergAbstractHigh-voltage rhythmic electroencephalographic (EEG) spikes have been recorded in wildtype (WT) rats during periods of light slow-wave sleep and passive wakefulness. The source of this activity is unclear but has been attributed to either an inherent form of absence epilepsy or a normal feature of rodent sleep EEG. In contrast, little is know...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract High-voltage rhythmic electroencephalographic (EEG) spikes have been recorded in wildtype (WT) rats during periods of light slow-wave sleep and passive wakefulness. The source of this activity is unclear but has been attributed to either an inherent form of absence epilepsy or a normal feature of rodent sleep EEG. In contrast, little is known about epileptiform spikes in WT mice. We thus characterize and quantify epileptiform discharges in WT mice for the first time. Thirty-six male WT C57 mice with 24-h wireless telemetry video-EEG recordings were manually scored by blinded reviewers to mark individual s...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a significant problem resulting from the obstruction of the upper airway. It leads to cardiovascular disorders, cognitive impairment, epilepsy, fatigue, sleepiness, diabetes, and perioperative complications. It is important to identify and treat OSA before it leads to other comorbidities. Thus, reliable questionnaire-based methods have been developed for screening this disease. This review article elaborates the most common questionnaires used for the screening of OSA: the STOP questionnaire, STOP-Bang questionnaire, Berlin questionnaire, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale, an...
Source: Clinical Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Topics in Pulmonary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe first-hour sleep EEG reliably predicts the occurrence of IEDs during the long-term video-EEG recording, and therefore can be a time-efficient tool for identifying patients with IEDs during long-term video-EEG recording in the adult epilepsy monitoring unit.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study is to report current clinical practice for sleep induction in Italian epilepsy centers. We administered an online-structured survey between March and November 2017 and collected data from pediatric and adult neurophysiologists belonging to 73 epilepsy centers. The preferred time for EEG recording is variable, depending on daily schedule of each laboratory. To facilitate spontaneous sleep during nap EEGs, almost all centers require sleep deprivation before the examination, with partial loss preferred to total deprivation in most centers (58/73 vs 12/73,p 
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AireSone Junior is a wearable respiratory monitor for children that has been developed by AEvice Health, a spinout of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The device is attached to a child’s chest at night and listens to their breathi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
This article highlights the major reflections of ancient Greek mythology in modern neuroscience. An analysis of ancient Greek texts and medical literature using the MeSH term mythology was performed to identify mythological references pertaining to neuroscience. The findings are discussed in relation to etymology, early conceptualization of the nervous system structure and function, incipient characterization of neuropsychiatric disease, and philosophical stance to the practice of medicine in ancient Greece. The search identified numerous observations in clinical neurology (e.g., stroke, epilepsy, cognitive and movement di...
Source: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Hist Neurosci Source Type: research
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