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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.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
(McLean Hospital) McLean neuroscientists have found that even a brief episode of immune system activation within days of birth can cause persistent changes in sleep patterns concurrent with increases in epilepsy-like brain activity -- a combination of symptoms common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
In conclusion, the present study revealed that headache frequency was not significantly different between JME patients and healthy controls (p >  0.05). However, migraine frequency was higher in JME patients than healthy controls. Some migraine and TTH characteristics were different in between groups. We suggest that our results support both genetic relationship and shared underlying hypothetical pathopysiological mechanisms between JME an d headache, especially migraine.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Summary ObjectiveClinical absences are now classified as “generalized nonmotor (absence) seizures” by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). The aim of this paper is to critically review the concept of absences and to put the accompanying focal and motor symptoms into the context of the emerging pathophysiological knowledge. MethodsFor this narrative review we performed an extensive literature search on the term “absence,” and analyzed the plethora of symptoms observed in clinical absences. ResultsArising from the localization and the involved cortical networks, motor symptoms may include...
Source: Epilepsia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: CRITICAL REVIEW AND INVITED COMMENTARY Source Type: research
Authors: Szucs A, Horvath A, Fabo D, Szabo G, Kovacs A, Halasz P Abstract The frequent psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy compromises the quality of life of those affected, further increasing their suicide risk and the high burden of stigmatisation. Out of adulthood epilepsies, mesio-temporal lobe epilepsy carries the highest cognitive and psychiatric risk, making mental health comorbidities its inherent features. The pathomechanism of the epilepsy-related mental health symptoms and conditions appears to be related to undetected subclinical seizures, postictal exhaustion and inhibition, and the non-REM sleep relat...
Source: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychopharmacol Hung Source Type: research
Abstract The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine conducted a rapid turn-around comprehensive review of recent medical literature on The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The 16-member committee adopted the key features of a systematic review process, conducting an extensive search of relevant databases and considered 10,000 recent abstracts to determine their relevance. Primacy was given to recently published systematic reviews and primary research that studied one of the committee's 11 prioritized health endpoints- therapeutic effects; cancer incidence; cardiometabolic risk; respir...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Conclusion Hippocampal nighttime responsive neurostimulation therapies did not appear to worsen measures of normal or abnormal sleep.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
To investigate high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) in epileptic encephalopathy with continuous spike-and-wave during sleep (CSWS) with different etiologies.
Source: Brain and Development - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
ConclusionThe incidence of patients attaining a prone position during a seizure was low. Given that no patient rolled more than 90°, patients are least likely to attain a prone position if they are supine at the beginning of a seizure.
Source: Internal Medicine Journal - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This commentary is on the original article by Vega et al.
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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