Prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs and early processing of emotionally relevant sounds

ConclusionsThese preliminary findings suggest that prenatal AED exposure may alter early processing of emotionally and linguistically relevant sound information.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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We describe the medical course and sequelae of an infant's severe pertussis illness through age 5½ years. The child has failed to meet developmental milestones, requires substantial medical care, and bears the burdens of chronic lung disease, stroke, epilepsy, impaired neurodevelopment, and problems with vision. The medical and social burden of pertussis among infants too young to be vaccinated underscores the importance of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccination during pregnancy. PMID: 31568732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
You're reading 8 Nootropics to Stimulate Your Brain This Fall, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nootropics is a term coined by Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea to describe a class of drugs, supplements, and other synthetic and naturally occurring compounds that improve cognitive function in our brains. They’re often called “smart drugs,” as they can help us think faster and more efficiently. Although used by pretty much everyone, these nootropic supplements are especially popular among youn...
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Neurological disease encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions which may be affected by pregnancy, present de novo in pregnancy, or are caused by the pregnancy itself. In the UK, 9.8 women in 100,000 died during pregnancy or up to 42 days after delivery (Mothers and Babies Reducing Risk through Confidential Enquiry (MBRRACE) report 2018). Neurological diseases, including epilepsy and stroke, continues to be the second leading indirect cause of maternal mortality and the numbers have not changed since reporting began in 1985, despite the availability of easily accessible Green-top Guidelines on the management of epilepsy t...
Source: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary findings suggest that prenatal AED exposure may alter early processing of emotionally and linguistically relevant sound information. PMID: 31525552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
ConclusionOur review underscores the need for contextualized evidence-based clinical guidelines and a collaborative approach to treat WWE in SSA. High risks of congenital malformations and drug interactions with first line AED warrant the provision of safer second line alternatives.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Discussion Cannabis sativa makes small fruits which are usually named “seeds” although they are not technically a seed. Hemp oil is derived from the hemp seeds by cold-pressing or other means of macerating or squashing the seeds. Cold pressed oil is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids including various omega-3 and linolenic acids and antioxidants. It is used by some people for its nutritional value and “[a]ccording to an old legend, Buddha (Prince Siddharta Gautama) founder of Buddism, was able to survive eating only one hemp seed each day for six years.” The seeds themselves do not contain any psyc...
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CONCLUSIONS: Authors concluded that levetiracetam induced deleterious effects on the liver and kidney of pregnant albino rats. Further investigations is recommended to clarify the mechanism of levetiracetam toxicity. PMID: 31448813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Folia Morphologica - Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research
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In conclusion, VPA administration during pregnancy results in malformations and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-like behavioral abnormalities in the offspring. An increase in cell proliferation in the hippocampus may underlie the behavioral changes observed. Repeated use of high doses of VPA during pregnancy may increase the risk of neurodevelopmental abnormalities dose dependently and should be carefully considered. PMID: 31446017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A total of 36.6% of WWE in the EBCR did not use highly effective contraception and 50.0% did not take FA in 2017 despite the important negative consequences of unintended pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes. There is a need for more readily available information and counseling on safe and effective contraception and FA use for this community. PMID: 31409154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy Currents - Category: Neurology Tags: Epilepsy Curr Source Type: research
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