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Clobazam Effective for Refractory Epilepsy in Children Younger Than 2

Clobazam Effective for Refractory Epilepsy in Children Younger Than 2

Clobazam is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children 2 years and older.

Foramen Ovale EEG Identifies Epileptogenic Zone in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Foramen Ovale EEG Identifies Epileptogenic Zone in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

The diagnostic tool may be especially useful in cases of nonlesional mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

Alternative Therapies Improve Seizure Frequency, Quality of Life in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Alternative Therapies Improve Seizure Frequency, Quality of Life in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Patients with refractory epilepsy who fail to benefit from 2 or more AEDs should be referred to alternative therapies.

Brainstem Damage in Epilepsy May Be Biomarker for Increased SUDEP Risk

Brainstem Damage in Epilepsy May Be Biomarker for Increased SUDEP Risk

Patients who died from suspected SUDEP had extensive damage to areas of the mid-brain and brainstem that control autonomic function.

Continuous Infusion in Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked to Increased Mortality, Longer Hospital Stay

Continuous Infusion in Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked to Increased Mortality, Longer Hospital Stay

Researchers compared outcomes between patients treated with continuous infusion or repeated doses of nonbenzodiazepine anti-seizure medication.

Cannabidiol Effective for Reducing Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Regardless of Clobazam Use

Cannabidiol Effective for Reducing Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Regardless of Clobazam Use

The study was a post-hoc analysis of responders who were on or off concomitant clobazam.

Signficant Risk of Seizures After Stroke Treatment With Reperfusion Therapies

Signficant Risk of Seizures After Stroke Treatment With Reperfusion Therapies

Patients undergoing treatment for ischemic stroke are at greater risk for seizure development.

Positive Airway Pressure Improves Seizure Control in Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Positive Airway Pressure Improves Seizure Control in Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Treatment with positive airway pressure may help retain or improve seizure control in patients with epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.

Bone Mineral Density Loss Prevention Needed in Epilepsy

Bone Mineral Density Loss Prevention Needed in Epilepsy

Treatment algorithms are needed for patients with epilepsy who present with evidence of bone loss.

Seizure Frequency Predicts Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in BECTS

Seizure Frequency Predicts Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in BECTS

Researchers examined whether there are clinical features or treatments associated with neuropsychiatric outcomes in BECTS.

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