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Ketogenic diet treatment for pediatric super-refractory status epilepticus. - PubMed - NCBI From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - Today, 12:26 PM Seizure. 2016 Oct;41:62-5. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2016.07.006. Epub 2016 Jul 21.   [Anti-NMDA receptor antibody-positive meningoencephalitis with SIADH and CNS demyelination: A case report]. - PubMed - NCBI From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - October 12, 12:08…

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Frontiers | Features and Prognostic Value of Quantitative Electroencephalogram Changes in Critically Ill and Non-critically Ill Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis Patients: A Pilot Study | Neurology From www.frontiersin.org - October 6, 8:50 PM Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a common cause of encephalitis in intensive care units. Until now, no reliable method…

Antineuronal antibody testing in patients with first episode psychosis

Up to 80 percent of patients with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (ANMDARE) are first seen by psychiatrists, as a result of the psychiatric symptoms seen in the early stages of the illness. Presentation with symptoms and signs including hallucinations, paranoia and delusions may be misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, schizo-affective or bipolar disorder,…

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NMDA-receptor antibodies alter cortical microcircuit dynamics From www.pnas.org - Today, 6:09 PM Recently, autoantibodies against NMDA receptors (NMDARs) were identified as a major cause of autoimmune encephalitis. They cause abnormalities in brain function often associated with significant changes in patients’ brain dynamics.   Frequency, symptoms, risk factors, and outcomes of…

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Electrographic Seizures in Patients with Acute Encephalitis From link.springer.com - Today, 10:05 AM Introduction Clinical seizures and status epilepticus are frequent complications of encephalitis, can lead to depressed level of consciousness, and are associated with poor outcome. We sought to...   Emerging Challenges in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autoimmune…

The Importance of the EEG: 3 new studies on the predictive value of the EEG

There has been a recent surge in studies reporting findings from electroencephalographic data in patients with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (ANMDARE). Most studies to-date have described the overall disease characteristics of ANMDARE, including EEG data, but these recent studies have undertaken to analyze these data in greater detail. We recently reported…

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Predictive value of electroencephalography in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis From jnnp.bmj.com - Today, 11:01 PM Objectives Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (anti-NMDARE) is a severe, but treatable disease. This study aims to give a detailed description of electroencephalogram (EEG) results in paediatric and adult patients to improve disease recognition, and analyses the predictive…

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ScienceDirect From www.sciencedirect.com - Today, 7:43 PM Extreme delta – With or without brushes: A potential surrogate marker of disease activity in anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis WATCH: Young SA athlete refuses to give up hope : ‘I’d rather die doing what I love than live with regrets’ From www.news24.com - Today, 7:03…

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British psychiatrists propose a change in practice From aealliance.org - Today, 1:10 PM Due to the nature of early symptoms in AE, studies have shown that patients often present first to psychiatrists or mental health facilities. Screening for the potential of autoimmune encephalitis may or may not be done, depending…