Synthetic pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol for treatment of refractory infantile spasms: A multicenter phase-2 study

ConclusionsThe immediate but temporary response in a single patient suggests that CBD oral solution is not particularly effective in highly refractory cases, but may, nevertheless, be effective in younger patients with shorter durations of IS. Further study, examining both short- and long-term outcomes, is warranted to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of CBD oral solution in the treatment of IS.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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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...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Willian Lazarini-Lopes, Raquel A. Do Val-da Silva, Rui M.P. da Silva-Júnior, João P. Leite, Norberto Garcia-CairascoAbstractEpilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by the presence of seizures and neuropsychiatric comorbidities. Despite the number of antiepileptic drugs, one-third of patients did not have their seizures under control, leading to pharmacoresistance epilepsy. Cannabis sativa has been used since ancient times in Medicine for the treatment of many diseases, including convulsive sei...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Journal of Chemical NeuroanatomyAuthor(s): Hongyi LiuAbstractGrowing evidence has indicated that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are closely implicated in the progress of epilepsy. However, the expression profile and potential function of long noncoding RNAs cancer susceptibility candidate 2 (lncRNA CASC2) in epilepsy are poorly studied. The aim of this study was to testify the influence of lncRNA CASC2 on epilepsy in rat and cell models of epileptic seizure. We adopted qRT-PCR on the hippocampus of rats following pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-stimulated epilepsy. To furthe...
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions and clinical implicationsThese results may support ongoing debates assuming the initial low performance in the memory of L-TLE patients to be directly related with left hippocampal-temporal tissue loss irrespective of epileptic activity. The discovery of the ALF phenomenon explains that standard memory tests are unable to detect memory loss in some patients who are experiencing a significant level of problems with forgetfulness in their daily lives.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that people with epilepsy who die from SUDEP in New Zealand are young and are often compliant with their medication. We plan to establish a nationwide SUDEP registry using the EpiNet database to determine the incidence of SUDEP in New Zealand, and to track changes in SUDEP rates. We are also planning to take part in an international case-control study of SUDEP in the hope that we might learn more about risk factors that predispose people with epilepsy to SUDEP, and factors that might reduce the risk. PMID: 31945043 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Discussion: ATLo is not inferior to ATLe for patients with drug-resistant temporal epilepsy. There was no significant difference in seizure outcomes or the rate of postoperative complications between the two groups. A large sample randomized control study is needed. PMID: 31939712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Lee SK, Lee EJ, Kwun KH, Kim TJ, Lee SK PMID: 31942772 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The increased prevalence of autoantibodies in children with idiopathic epilepsy is strongly associated with the disease itself. PMID: 31942770 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Adjunctive treatment with perampanel was efficacious and tolerated in pediatric patients aged 4 years or older with epilepsy. Early perampanel treatment may help to reduce the burden of their seizures and improve their quality of life. PMID: 31942758 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the effects of lamotrigine (LTG) on language unction, including problem-solving abilities, in newly diagnosed pediatric epileptic patients. METHODS: This study included 112 newly diagnosed epileptic patients treated with LTG [69 males and 43 females aged 9.6±2.7 years (mean±SD)]. Repeated neurologic examinations, electroencephalography, neuroimaging studies, and standard language tests including the Test of Problem Solving (TOPS), mean length of utterance in words (MLU-w), Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Test (REVT), and Urimal Test of Articulation and Phonology were perf...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
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