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.
Epileptic phenomena are an important component of the dysfunction of the neuronal networks affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Anup Patel, MD, of Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University School of Medicine, discusses findings from a dose-ranging study of cannabidiol for the treatment of drop seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Scroll to below the video for a full text transcript of Dr Patel's interview.
Results from 2 phase 3 clinical trials demonstrated efficacy of adjunctive cannabidiol for the treatment of drop seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Cynthia Harden, MD, lead author of the new SUDEP guidelines, discusses the development process and what she hopes clinicians will take away from the guidance. Scroll to below the video for a full text transcript of Dr Harden's interview.
A newly published guideline shines light on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy and how clinicians can help prevent it.
Sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae.
Women with higher body mass index were associated with children with a greater epilepsy incidence.
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.
The International League Against Epilepsy has revised its epilepsy classification system in an effort to inform epilepsy research and aid drug development.
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.
There are several drug-based and non-pharmacological treatments available that can help reduce symptoms of depression in patients with epilepsy.
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.
Functional MRI may provide a less-invasive option for evaluating memory function in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.
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.
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