Kartik Sivaraaman

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The significance of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) store calcium in modulating transmitter release is slowly gaining recognition. One transmitter system that might play an important role in store calcium modulation of transmitter release in the CNS is acetylcholine (ACh). The main olfactory bulb (OB) receives rich cholinergic innervation from the horizontal(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Epilepsy and anticonvulsant medications may substantially alter endocrine homeostasis, including the male reproductive hormonal system. RECENT FINDINGS Seizures in medial temporal lobe structures, through their connectivity to the hypothalamus, alter the secretion of gonadotropins. Levels of circulating bioavailable testosterone are(More)
Therapeutic treatment for persons with epilepsy (PWE) should address seizure control and the broad spectrum of associated comorbidities. Since both epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can induce decreased libido, sexual health assessment is an important aspect of quality care in PWE as well as other patients receiving AEDs. This paper presents findings(More)
OPINION STATEMENT Dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease, is an important cause of seizures and epilepsy midst the elderly. With the increasing life span, the incidence of dementia and epilepsy is expected to increase exponentially. Care of patients with advanced dementia can be demanding and seizures add to this burden. Though recognition of seizures in(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal anti-epileptic drug (AED) treatment maximises therapeutic response and minimises adverse effects (AEs). Key to therapeutic AED treatment is adherence. Non-adherence is often related to severity of AEs. Frequently, patients do not spontaneously report, and clinicians do not specifically query, critical AEs that lead to non-adherence,(More)
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