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International League Against Epilepsy Updates Epilepsy Classification System

International League Against Epilepsy Updates Epilepsy Classification System

The International League Against Epilepsy has revised its epilepsy classification system in an effort to inform epilepsy research and aid drug development.

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Genetic Testing Justified in Early Childhood Epilepsy

Genetic Testing Justified in Early Childhood Epilepsy

In children with epilepsy, genetic investigation that emphasizes sequencing tests should be part of the initial evaluation.

Epilepsy Diagnosis, Outcomes Associated With Depression Severity

Epilepsy Diagnosis, Outcomes Associated With Depression Severity

Previous research has found a higher prevalence of depression before and after an epilepsy diagnosis.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Epilepsy: FDA Expands Age Range

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Epilepsy: FDA Expands Age Range

The FDA has expanded the age range for the VNS Therapy system.

Partial-Onset Seizure Treatment Discontinued

Partial-Onset Seizure Treatment Discontinued

Potiga tablets have been discontinued due to the limited use of the medicine.

Evaluating the Bioequivalence of Generic Lamotrigine for Epilepsy

Evaluating the Bioequivalence of Generic Lamotrigine for Epilepsy

The FDA-sponsored study sought to evaluate the bioequivalence of 2 generic forms of the popular epilepsy treatment lamotrigine.

Ketogenic Diet: Evaluating Effects on Epilepsy Treatments

Ketogenic Diet: Evaluating Effects on Epilepsy Treatments

Changes in serum concentrations of other anti-epileptic drugs were not found to be significant.

Quality of Life Outcomes in Uncomplicated Childhood Epilepsy

Quality of Life Outcomes in Uncomplicated Childhood Epilepsy

Those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years had social outcomes comparable to their siblings.

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

The finding isn't overly surprising since the types of brain abnormalities seen in Zika-affected newborns have been linked to seizures and epilepsy in the past.

Maternal BMI May Affect Epilepsy Risk in Offspring

Maternal BMI May Affect Epilepsy Risk in Offspring

Women with higher body mass index were associated with children with a greater epilepsy incidence.

Epilepsy Risk May Increase After Incident Depression

Epilepsy Risk May Increase After Incident Depression

Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms may connect depression and epilepsy.

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