Studies that have evaluated the use of VNS in children, including those as young as 6 months old, and have generally concluded that it is well tolerated and improves quality of life.
The results of this review are applicable primarily to persons with focal onset seizures, with 88% of included participants experiencing this type of seizure at baseline.
Investigators assessed demographic and epilepsy-specific factors independently associated with anxiety, including lesions and seizure focus localization.
An expert subcommittee was formed consisting of members of the AAN and AES to update the 2004 evidence-based guidelines on epilepsy treatment with AEDs.
The NDA for IM/IV Captisol-Enabled Fosphenytoin has been accepted for review and given a Prescription Drug Fee User Act date, by the FDA.
Potentially modifiable risk factors in midlife are associated with the risk of developing late-onset epilepsy.
Claims data spanning 4 years were obtained from a pediatric accountable care organization.
The safety and efficacy of clobazam monotherapy in patients with new-onset focal or generalized seizures was investigated in a new Cochrane systematic review.
The efficacy was reported to be significantly higher in patients who had taken benzodiazepines.
Causes of death in patients with epilepsy were assessed to determine the presence of cardiac pathology.
The FDA has approved an abbreviated New Drug Application for Vigadrone, the generic alternative to Sabril powder for oral solution.
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