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Posttraumatic Epilepsy: Understanding Risk, Severity, and Outcomes

Posttraumatic Epilepsy: Understanding Risk, Severity, and Outcomes

Risk for mortality in posttraumatic epilepsy is high, and negative outcomes affecting cognitive, affective, and physical function are common.

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Initial Treatment With Ethosuximide Improves Behavioral Outcomes in Childhood Absence Epilepsy

Initial Treatment With Ethosuximide Improves Behavioral Outcomes in Childhood Absence Epilepsy

A study assessed longitudinal behavior in pediatric patients with childhood absence epilepsy and made recommendations regarding initial preferred monotherapy.

Duration of Ictal Hypoxemia is Associated With Potentially High-Risk Cardiac Arrhythmias in Epilepsy

Duration of Ictal Hypoxemia is Associated With Potentially High-Risk Cardiac Arrhythmias in Epilepsy

Duration of ictal/postictal hypoxemia may be associated with potentially high-risk cardiac arrhythmias during FBTCSs/GTCSs.

Eslicarbazepine Acetate Reduces Seizures in Drug-Resistant Partial Epilepsy

Eslicarbazepine Acetate Reduces Seizures in Drug-Resistant Partial Epilepsy

Adjunctive treatment with eslicarbazepine was associated with seizure freedom in adult patients with drug-resistant partial epilepsy.

Lamotrigine Use During Pregnancy Not Associated With Birth Defects

Lamotrigine Use During Pregnancy Not Associated With Birth Defects

Among infants exposed to the medication in utero, none had major or significant malformations.

Some Antiepileptic Drugs Associated With Increased Risk for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Some Antiepileptic Drugs Associated With Increased Risk for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

New use of clonazepam, levetiracetam, or topiramate was not associated with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Eclampsia Linked to Higher Relative Risk of Seizure Disorder

Eclampsia Linked to Higher Relative Risk of Seizure Disorder

The relative risk of seizure disorder is higher in women who were affected by eclampsia than those who were not.

FDA Approves Lacosamide for Pediatric Partial-Onset Seizures

FDA Approves Lacosamide for Pediatric Partial-Onset Seizures

The FDA has approved lacosamide for treating pediatric patients with partial-onset seizures.

Cannabidiol Product Concentration Varies in Products Sold Online

Cannabidiol Product Concentration Varies in Products Sold Online

Of 84 products sampled, 42.85% were underlabeled and 26.19% were overlabeled.

Development of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated With Zika Virus Infection

Development of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated With Zika Virus Infection

Infection with the Zika virus may increase the risk for development of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Surgery Reduces Seizures in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Surgery Reduces Seizures in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Surgery can improve freedom from seizures in pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

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