Recurrent epileptic seizures following cardiac catheterization with iodixanol: a case report

Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare complication of cardiac catheterization; clinical manifestations include cortical blindness, seizures and focal neurological deficits. In general, recurrent epil...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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by Pierre Coste de Bagneaux, Leonie von Elsner, Tatjana Bierhals, Marta Campiglio, Jessika Johannsen, Gerald J. Obermair, Maja Hempel, Bernhard E. Flucher, Kerstin Kutsche P/Q-type channels are the principal presynaptic calcium channels in brain functioning in neurotransmitter release. They are composed of the pore-forming CaV2.1 α1 subunit and the auxiliary α2δ-2 and β4 subunits. β4 is encoded byCACNB4, and its multiple splice variants serve isoform-specific functions as channel subunits and transcriptional regulators in the nucleus. In two siblings with intellectual disability, psychomotor re...
Source: PLoS Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
We report the first three Japanese patients with missense variants in the GNB1 gene. Patients exhibited severe dyskinetic quadriplegia with cortical blindness and epileptic spasms, West syndrome (but with good outcomes), and hypotonic quadriplegia that later developed into spastic diplegia. Whole-exome sequencing revealed two recurrent GNB1 variants (p.Leu95Pro and p.Ile80Thr) and one novel variant (p.Ser74Leu). A recent investigation revealed large numbers of patients with GNB1 variants. Functional studies of such variants and genotype –phenotype correlation are required to enable future precision medicine.
Source: Brain and Development - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Child Abuse and Neglect - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Child Abuse Negl Source Type: research
Authors: Patriarca C, Clerici CA Abstract In the conviction that a look at the past can contribute to a better understanding of the present in the field of science too, we discuss here two aspects of the relationship between early 20th century anatomic pathology and psychiatry that have received very little attention, in Italy at least. There was much debate between these two disciplines throughout the 19th century, which began to lose momentum in the early years of the 20th, with the arrival on the scene of schizophrenia (a disease histologically sine materia) in all its epidemiological relevance. The First Wo...
Source: Pathologica - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathologica Source Type: research
There are more than 10,000 patent filings for brain-based devices that claim to help people “develop muscle memory faster,” “lose weight,” “monitor and act on…sleep,” and “treat depression.” Many of the websites featuring these devices cite “science” as backing up their claims. However, a recent review by science journalist Diana Kwon concluded that the large majority of these claims are not scientifically valid. As a consumer, how can you separate hype from science when deciding to use a brain-based device? Even when there is science, you can’t assum...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Health trends Medical Research Source Type: blogs
by Robert Colebunders, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Adrian Hopkins, An Hotterbeekx, Thomson L. Lakwo, Akili Kalinga, Makoy Yibi Logora, Maria-Gloria Bas áñez
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
As a medical student, the place I dreaded most was the ward at the children’s hospital where they kept the chronic ventilator patients. Unlike the other floors, where there was shouting and laughter and tears, and all the commotion and turbulence of youth, here it was dark and lifeless and eerie, with no sound except the hum of the ventilators, and the rattle of air being forced through plastic tubes. It was a place of failure and defeat, the desolate aftermath of some vast and tragic battle. An unexpected aftermath of measles My patient was a teenager who had been in a coma for years. His limbs had stubbornly twiste...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Men's Health Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Despite the above limitations, this systematic review supports a view that modulation of sympathetic activity using GSR biofeedback represents a promising new therapeutic tool for management of seizures in patients with epilepsy. For future clinical trials, important elements to be considered include size of patient population, seizure type, double-blinding, inclusion of an appropriate control group, and robust randomization methods. Ethics Statement We confirm that we have read the Journal's position on issues involved in ethical publication and affirm that this report is consistent with those guidel...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: FFFF bladder rupture blindness crown tooth déjà vu epilepsy extraperitoneal bladder rupture intraperitoneal bladder rupture Jamais vu Lake Wobegon effect light bulb loss of half moon sign malingering mirror test Mouzopoulus s Source Type: blogs
We describe a patient who developed a quadrantopsia and epilepsy after an arteriovenous malformation hemorrhage. Thirty years later, he underwent placement of subdural electrodes for seizure mapping. Phosphenes were elicited in the blind right visual field with stimulation of occipital cortex. This case demonstrates that visual cortex may retain functional organization after a partial subcortical visual pathway injury. This persistent conscious mapping suggests that disconnected visual cortex could serve as a region for interfacing with neural prosthetic devices for acquired blindness.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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