Incidence of seizure exacerbation and injury related to football participation in people with epilepsy

ConclusionThe risk of injury and seizure exacerbation due to participation in football for patients with epilepsy is low. Clinicians should use their best judgment in deciding whether contact sports increase risks for a particular patient based on individual seizure frequency, concurrent neurological and medical issues, and medication adverse effects.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringAuthor(s): Ashima Khosla, Padmavati Khandnor, Trilok ChandAbstractElectroencephalogram (EEG) measures the neuronal activities in the form of electric currents that are generated due to the synchronized activity by a group of specialized pyramidal cells inside the brain. The study presents a brief comparison of various functional neuroimaging techniques, revealing the excellent neuroimaging capabilities of EEG signals such as high temporal resolution, inexpensiveness, portability and non-invasiveness as compared to the other ...
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Compumedics, a company based outside of Melbourne, Australia, has won FDA approval for its Orion LifeSpan Magnetoencephalography (MEG) single Dewar system. MEG is a promising imaging technique that uses superconducting quantum interference devices (S...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery News Radiology Source Type: blogs
[A rare differential diagnosis of "atraumatic" shoulder pain]. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Feb 17;: Authors: Deibel E, Rossbach P, Distler O Abstract A 30-year-old patient presented with bilateral shoulder pain, hematoma of the upper arm and livid discoloration of the tongue. Blood analysis showed an increase in creatine kinase and inflammatory markers. Screening for immunological and infection markers were negative. Under the suspicion of systemic vasculitis, a positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan was performed, which instead revealed fractures of the greater tuber...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 105Author(s): Agathe Laurent, Eric Artiges, Charles Mellerio, Magali Boutin-Watine, Elisabeth Landré, Franck Semah, Francine ChassouxAbstractPurposeThe purpose of the study was to determine the correlations between brain metabolism and cognitive impairment in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE).Methods[18F]-FluoroDeoxyGlucose positron emission tomography ([18F]-FDG-PET) and neuropsychological assessment were performed in 97 patients with MTLE (53 females, 15–56 years old, mean: 31.6 years, standard deviation (S...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The literature describes abnormalities in cranial magnetic resonance imaging in 10-20% of diagnosed cases of PS in which a scan is performed, although the diagnosis of PS is not always changed (matching lesions). Both cases exemplify the importance of reaching a correct diagnosis through a detailed study that must include neuroimaging, since, in some patients, causal brain injuries will be detected and as a result the diagnosis, treatment and evolution will be significantly different. PMID: 32043535 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
oux F Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to determine the correlations between brain metabolism and cognitive impairment in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). METHODS: [18F]-FluoroDeoxyGlucose positron emission tomography ([18F]-FDG-PET) and neuropsychological assessment were performed in 97 patients with MTLE (53 females, 15-56 years old, mean: 31.6 years, standard deviation (SD) = 10.4) with unilateral hippocampal sclerosis (HS, 49 left). We compared brain metabolism and gray matter volume (GMV) between patients with cognitive impairment (intelligence quot...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nearly two dozen antiseizure medications (ASMs) with different mechanisms of action have been introduced over the past three decades with the aim of providing better efficacy or safety profile than the previous drugs. Several new ASMs with improvement on a classic drug family or have novel mechanisms of action have been recently approved for epilepsy. The present review explored recent studies or guidelines on new agents and discussed the potential impact of these novel treatments on epilepsy management and future directions of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Long-term cohort studies sh...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Neurol Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare 23Na T2∗ relaxation times to more established measures of tissue microstructure derived from advanced diffusion MRI at 7 T. Six healthy volunteers were scanned using a 3D multi-echo radial ultra-short TE sequence using a dual-tuned 1H/23Na birdcage coil, and a high-resolution multi-shell, high angular resolution diffusion imaging sequence using a 32-channel 1H receive coil. 23Na T2∗ relaxation parameters [mean T2∗ (T2∗mean) and fast relaxation fraction (T2∗ff)] were calculated from a voxel-wise continuous gamma distribution signal model. White matter (restric...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study uncovers a critical role of KAT8 in cerebral and NSPC development, identifies 9 individuals with KAT8 variants, and links deficient H4K16 acylation directly to intellectual disability, epilepsy, and other developmental anomalies.
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These findings reveal an increase in metabolism in the motor cortex during general cortical dysfunction in the frontal and occipital cortices in SHM. Key words: FDG-PET, hemiplegic migraine, migraine, positron emission tomography, SISCOM. PMID: 32002978 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurol Taiwan Source Type: research
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