Semiological classification of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: A systematic review and a new proposal

ConclusionI proposed a new semiological classification system for PNES based on this systematic review. This includes three major classes of motor seizures, nonmotor seizures, and mixed semiology. A universally accepted and appropriate semiological classification system for PNES may lead to better standardization of future studies and may also help in better understanding of the pathophysiological basis of this condition.
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Conclusions: In this prospective study on a large group of patients with MCD and epilepsy, about two-thirds had atypical language dominance. These results may contribute to assessing risks of postsurgical language deficits and could assist in planning of “cortical mapping” with intracranial electrodes in patients who undergo presurgical assessment.
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The study included 821 RA patients and 2,455 people without the disease. Researchers identified 11 health conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis, including epilepsy and pulmonary fibrosis.
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 102Author(s): Florencia Chena-Becerra, Genaro Alfonso Coria-Avila, Luis Beltrán-Parrazal, Jorge Manzo, María Leonor López-MerazAbstractPrevious research in female rats showed that induction of status epilepticus (SE) during infancy impairs proceptive sexual behavior at the long run in adulthood but temporarily, since full proceptivity is recovered after four mating trials. In male rats, such equivalent effects have not been explored yet. Thus, SE was experimentally induced by injecting lithium chloride (3 mEq/kg, i.p.) in thirteen-d...
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A small study finds that patients who had half their brains removed to treat epilepsy have stronger neural networks than controls, perhaps explaining how they can retain language and cognition skills.
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Condition:   Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe Intervention:   Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Completed
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Publication date: 19 November 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 29, Issue 8Author(s): Jordan J. Shimell, Bhavin S. Shah, Stuart M. Cain, Samrat Thouta, Naila Kuhlmann, Igor Tatarnikov, D. Blair Jovellar, G. Stefano Brigidi, Jennifer Kass, Austen J. Milnerwood, Terrance P. Snutch, Shernaz X. BamjiSummaryPalmitoylation is a reversible post-translational lipid modification that facilitates vesicular transport and subcellular localization of modified proteins. This process is catalyzed by ZDHHC enzymes that are implicated in several neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Loss-of-function mutations in ZDHHC9 have been id...
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New J. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ04551A, PaperYitong Xie, Di Wei, Tian Hu, Yajing Hou, Yuanyuan Lin, Huaizhen He, Cheng Wang Uncaria rhynchophylla (UR) is a widely used traditional Chinese herb for hyperpyrexia, epilepsy, preeclampsia, and hypertension. In this paper, the potential anti-pseudo-allergic components in UR were explored. Six alkaloids in... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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New Agent May Improve Seizure Control in Resistant Epilepsy
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BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) is a common complication of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which seriously affects patients' survival and recovery. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a nonpharmacological therapy for epilepsy. The auricular branch of ...
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Authors: Shen CC, Jiang JF Abstract Background: Posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) is a common complication of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which seriously affects patients' survival and recovery. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a nonpharmacological therapy for epilepsy. The auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN) is the only peripheral branch and has antiepileptic effects, but the efficacy of ABVN stimulation as treatment of late PTE is uncertain. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical efficacy of ABVN stimulation by auricular electroacupuncture for the treatment of late PTE, and investigated the influence of sod...
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