Twitter Digest for June 13, 2017

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Spotlight on Impact of sleep on epileptic manifestations

The circadian, homeostatic, ultradian, and microstructural processes that regulate the sleep-wake cycle are endowed with modulatory properties on epileptic events. In particular, sleep is a powerful trigger of both ictal and interictal manifestations. Non-REM sleep and cyclic alternating pattern promote strong activating effects, although REM sleep tends to exert a more inhibitory action. These characteristics are highly expressed in nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy.

In this article, Dr. Parrino of the University of Parma discusses the impact of sleep on epileptic manifestations.

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Spotlight on Status migrainosus

In this article, Dr. Shuhan Zhu of Jefferson Headache Center discusses status migrainosus, an attack of severe migraine lasting more than 72 hours accompanied by debilitating symptoms that is not attributable to another disorder.

Status migrainosus may occur in migraineurs with or without aura. For patients presenting with the first or worst prolonged headache, a thorough neurologic evaluation with collateral imaging and/or spinal fluid sampling is indicated to assess for secondary causes of pain. In a patient with underlying diagnosis of migraine and without a secondary attributable cause of prolonged headaches, focus should be on swift and effective treatment with the primary aim of aborting the migraine.

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