Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms may connect depression and epilepsy.
Lamotrigine and carbamazepine may represent safer treatment alternatives for girls and women who are or who might become pregnant.
In patients with lorazepam-resistant status epilepticus, treatment with lacosamide had comparable efficacy and safety as sodium valproate.
Sunovion has filed a supplemental NDA with the FDA to expand the indication for Aptiom to pediatric patients with partial onset seizures.
In people with Dravet syndrome, language impairments increase with age, suggesting that early intervention with targeted oral motor therapies may be helpful.
Elderly patients with neurologic comorbidities such as stroke or dementia had an increased risk for epilepsy or seizures.
There is as much as a 32% risk for vigabatrin-associated brain abnormalities in patients with infantile spasms.
Patients taking enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs and hormonal contraceptives face a greater risk of unintended pregnancy.
Participants reported improved adherence to a modified Atkins diet compared with the popular but restrictive ketogenic diet.
This study identified a feature of the epileptic brain that evolves slowly and differs fundamentally in well-controlled and poorly controlled epilepsy.
A subset of epilepsy cases of unknown etiology may be secondary to the production of autoantibodies.
Despite recommendations, many patients in the cohort were prescribed older antiepileptic drugs.
Patients who participated in a group course with other people with epilepsy felt less isolated and more confident.
A diagnosis of maternal epilepsy alone was not associated with an increase in congenital malformations in offspring.
Quality improvement measures help to reduce emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations, and health care claims.
Patients with both MS and epileptic seizures had a younger age at onset of MS compared with those without seizures.
Brain oxygenation may be compromised during periodic discharges, ultimately warranting treatment.
Nearly 60% of patients had achieved seizure freedom at last follow-up, 10 to 21 years after surgery.
Careful monitoring of EEG patterns is a useful way to stratify seizure risk in critically ill patients.
The results confirm the effectiveness and safety of low-dose CBZ as a first-line agent for the treatment of neonatal seizures.
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