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Video: What Is a Partial Seizure? | Epilepsy

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Link: Hashimotos Encephalopathy – A Reversible Cause of Dementia

A form of potentially reversible Autoimmune Dementia, Steroid Response Encephalopathy Associated With Autoimmune Thyroiditis (SREAT), also known as Hashimoto Encephalopathy (HE) is characterised by confusion with or without myoclonus, seizures, hyperreflexia, and psychosis.

Presentation may be an insidious development of cognitive impairment or recurrent acute episodes of focal neurological deficit with confusion (can present acutely with multiple recurrent focal neurological events or with a progressive, diffuse pattern characterized by cognitive impairment). It is under-recognized by physicians.

 

The full article can be found at http://www.thedementiacure.com/hashimotos-encephalopathy-a-reversible-cause-of-dementia/.

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Link: EEG in the diagnosis, classification, and management of patients with epilepsy

The human electroencephalogram (EEG) was discovered by the German psychiatrist, Hans Berger, in 1929. Its potential applications in epilepsy rapidly became clear, when Gibbs and colleagues in Boston demonstrated 3 per second spike wave discharge in what was then termed petit mal epilepsy. EEG continues to play a central role in diagnosis and management of patients with seizure disorders—in conjunction with the now remarkable variety of other diagnostic techniques developed over the last 30 or so years—because it is a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to demonstrate the physiological manifestations of abnormal cortical excitability that underlie epilepsy.

 

The full text can be found at http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/76/suppl_2/ii2.full.

 

 

 

 

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Video: Epilepsy Autoimmune Evaluation

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Link: The use of plasma exchange in Hashimoto’s encephalopathy: A case report and review of the literature.

Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (HE) is a very rare condition characterized by psychosis, seizures, cognitive fluctuations, and myoclonus. In a few published cases, plasma exchange has been used due to the theoretical removal of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-TPO), one of the postulated causes of the condition.

 

The abstract can be found at unboundmedicine.com; however, the full text seems to only be available by purchase from the publisher. The full text can be published at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jca.21353/full.

 

Copyright © Journal of Clinical Apheresis 2014

 

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Video: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

A clip showing a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy. In this case, we see the consequences of the excessive emotional representation arising from the epilepsy.

 

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Link: Atmospheric Pressure and Seizure Frequency in the Epilepsy Unit: Preliminary Observations

Objective

To demonstrate that seizure frequency in patients undergoing video EEG telemetry does not correlate with atmospheric pressure (AP) changes.

The full study can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01111.x/.

 

Copyright © 2007 The Authors and John Wiley & Sons, Inc | by Michael J. Doherty, Clover Youn, Ryder P. Gwinn, Alan M. Haltiner

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Link: Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy – A Brief Review

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is a syndrome of altered mental status, hallucinations, delusional thinking, and often, epileptic seizures. It is diagnosed by the clinical syndrome, the presence of elevated titers of antithyroid antibodies, the lack of another diagnosis based on clinical evaluation, and the response to corticosteroid and other immunosuppressant treatment. This review discusses the symptoms, pathophysiology, and treatment of HE. The disorder is important to recognize because aggressive treatment may bring about a favorable clinical outcome. The disorder has a relatively benign prognosis, compared with many of the entities for which it can be mistaken.

The abstract can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-014-0476-2#page-2. The full article can be purchased or “rented” from Springer Link.

 

Copyright ©  July 2014 | by Howard S. Kirshner

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Link: Too Rare for Research? People with rare diseases often experience significant delays in diagnosis and access to few, if any, treatment options.

When Jon Soeby snipped his newborn son’s umbilical cord, baby CJ grunted. Astonished, the doctor joked that CJ was already trying to talk. But CJ’s parents felt something was wrong.

The article talks about CJ, a child born with a rare disease called hypothalamic hamartoma. Orphan diseases (affecting less than 200,000 Americans) can and often do experience long delays in diagnosis and treatement of their conditions. Treatment options are often few and far between, if there are any at all. A diagnosis may be years coming, if one comes at all. This is a terrifying reality for thousands of individuals around the world.

The full text can be found at Neurology Now in the April/May 2012 edition.

 

Copyright ©2012 American Academy of Neurology

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Link: Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis With GAD Antibodies

The neurologic presentation of limbic encephalitis is variable and when it occurs due to a rare cause the diagnosis may be problematic. We present a case of autoimmune limbic encephalitis due to glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody and consider the magnetic resonance imaging and antineural antibody screening aspects in the diagnosis of this entity.

This study can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3726075/.

Copyright © Sage Publications 2011, Pasquale F. Finelli, MD

 

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