The effects of ammonia stimulation on kainate-induced status epilepticus and anterior piriform cortex electrophysiology

ConclusionsWhereas the spectral analysis of the APC revealed specific OS-induced changes, our findings suggest that OS with ammonia does not result in altering the threshold of attaining KA-induced SE. This does not rule out a potential role for OS in reducing recurrent seizures in the KA or other epilepsy models.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe combination of rs-fMRI and EEG/iEEG can reveal more information about dynamic functional connectivity. However, simultaneous fMRI and EEG data acquisition present challenges. We have proposed system models for leveraging and processing independently acquired fMRI and EEG data.
Source: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
PURPOSE: The Japanese authorities require a 2-year seizure-free period for a driver's license in people with epilepsy. To evaluate the stringency of the criteria, we calculated the risk of fatal traffic crashes by epileptic seizure and compared that to the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Discussion. An adequate interdisciplinary follow-up of children with CP requires a sensitization of clinicians to the complex topic of cognitive and academic problems in this population and a better synergy between the medical and educational worlds.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
ConclusionThere were no differences for LCM outcomes between general and ID groups. Slower LCM titration in ID populations in the first 3 months was associated with higher retention and lower behavioural side effects as compared to similar European studies.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology Today - Category: Neurology Tags: At the Bench Source Type: research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) SCN8A encephalopathy, a rare form of childhood epilepsy, could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
This study can serve as a proof of principle for the methodology, but a larger sample is needed to examine the differential effects of individual antiepileptic drugs.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionReducing emergency hospital use by PWE is a high priority for most health services in England and a number of new services have been developed. However, they have not been consistently implemented and innovation is lacking in some areas of care.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsResults of this project documented an increase in knowledge of epilepsy, a better knowledge on management of acute seizures in the school settings, a reduction in anxiety, and an increase in willingness to administer rescue medications. Further studies should be planned in order to document the changes in the real-world management of seizures, to evaluate if a reduction in hospital admittances might be reached, and to extend the project by assessing, through a questionnaire, the stigma and prejudices against the children affected by epilepsy by their classmates.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated that the DS-specific CBT intervention met with general approval from therapists who also highlighted some practical challenges. Because of the nature of the condition, the need for experience of working with complex patients should be considered when applying the intervention to individual cases. Setting the CBT intervention in the context of a structured care pathway involving neurology and psychiatry may facilitate the therapeutic process.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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