A study assessed longitudinal behavior in pediatric patients with childhood absence epilepsy and made recommendations regarding initial preferred monotherapy.
Investigators believe this is the largest study on the association between multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
Duration of Ictal Hypoxemia is Associated With Potentially High-Risk Cardiac Arrhythmias in EpilepsyDecember 06, 2017
Duration of ictal/postictal hypoxemia may be associated with potentially high-risk cardiac arrhythmias during FBTCSs/GTCSs.
Clobazam is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children 2 years and older.
The diagnostic tool may be especially useful in cases of nonlesional mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Patients with refractory epilepsy who fail to benefit from 2 or more AEDs should be referred to alternative therapies.
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 StayDecember 03, 2017
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 UseDecember 03, 2017
The study was a post-hoc analysis of responders who were on or off concomitant clobazam.
Patients undergoing treatment for ischemic stroke are at greater risk for seizure development.
Researchers examined whether there are clinical features or treatments associated with neuropsychiatric outcomes in BECTS.
Treatment algorithms are needed for patients with epilepsy who present with evidence of bone loss.
Treatment with positive airway pressure may help retain or improve seizure control in patients with epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.
Preoperative cognitive function is a central component of predicting cognitive outcomes after resective epilepsy surgery.
This objective score may have the potential to be an early outpatient screening tool for identifying PNES.
Researchers suggest the combined effects of adrenarche and menarche may play a role in the relationship.
The investigators advised that patients who require continued-dose escalation should be transitioned to a first-line therapy for absence epilepsy.
Compared with previous research, the current study found little risk for SUDEP in children without cognitive deficit.
Approximately one-third of pediatric patients with refractory convulsive status epilepticus develop neurologic deficits.
Although unplanned, women with epilepsy were very likely to take required prenatal vitamins.
Add-on Cannabidiol Generally Safe for Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, Dravet, Lennox-Gastaut SyndromesDecember 02, 2017
Adverse reactions in the CBD group included decreased appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, lethargy, nasopharyngitis, pneumonia, pyrexia, rash, and somnolence.
Adjunctive treatment with eslicarbazepine was associated with seizure freedom in adult patients with drug-resistant partial epilepsy.
Among infants exposed to the medication in utero, none had major or significant malformations.
New use of clonazepam, levetiracetam, or topiramate was not associated with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
The relative risk of seizure disorder is higher in women who were affected by eclampsia than those who were not.
The FDA has approved lacosamide for treating pediatric patients with partial-onset seizures.
Of 84 products sampled, 42.85% were underlabeled and 26.19% were overlabeled.
Infection with the Zika virus may increase the risk for development of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Surgery can improve freedom from seizures in pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.
Infants born at 32-36 weeks gestation from 1978-2008 with infant respiratory distress syndrome were enrolled to evaluate the long term risk of epilepsy.
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