Evolution of Brain Glucose Metabolic Abnormalities in Children With Epilepsy and SCN1A Gene Variants.

By |2018-09-13T09:30:14+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: DSF Research Review|Tags: , |

(Kumar et al. 2018) Similar to the last study reviewed, the authors examined the fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scans of 3 patients with refractory epilepsy and SCN1A mutations. (Recall, FDG-PET scans provide images of the rate at which glucose is utilized by brain tissue.) However, in this study, the patients were imaged at least [...]

[18F]fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography study of genetically confirmed patients with Dravet syndrome.

By |2018-09-13T09:14:39+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: DSF Research Review|Tags: , |

(Haginoya et al. 2018) This study out of Japan examined the glucose uptake in the brain of 8 patients with Dravet syndrome, 4 of whom were three years or younger, and 4 of whom were 6 years and older. During the fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan, the patients were injected with a chemically labeled [...]