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Managing Status Epilepticus in Palliative Care: Accounting for Patient and Family Experience

Managing Status Epilepticus in Palliative Care: Accounting for Patient and Family Experience

There are considerations for treating these seizures as part of the overall goals of palliative care, which include the family's experience.

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Unintended Pregnancy Common in Women With Epilepsy

Unintended Pregnancy Common in Women With Epilepsy

It is likely that both maternal age and socioeconomic status contribute to the higher rates of pregnancy in WWE compared with women without epilepsy.

Fycompa Approved for Younger Epilepsy Patients With Partial-Onset Seizures

Fycompa Approved for Younger Epilepsy Patients With Partial-Onset Seizures

Safety data for Fycompa was consistent with the safety profile in adult populations without the need for weight-based dosing.

DEA Reschedules Marijuana-Based Drug Epidiolex

DEA Reschedules Marijuana-Based Drug Epidiolex

Drugs with a Schedule V classification have proven medical use and low abuse potential.

NDA Submitted for Valtoco Nasal Spray to Treat Acute Repetitive Seizures

NDA Submitted for Valtoco Nasal Spray to Treat Acute Repetitive Seizures

The Company states that the NDA is supported by robust clinical trial data, including patients studies where more than 1600 seizures were treated with Valtoco nasal spray.

Folic Acid Supplementation May Protect Against Language Delay in AED-Exposed Children

Folic Acid Supplementation May Protect Against Language Delay in AED-Exposed Children

The odds of language delay were lower at 18 months and 36 months in children exposed to AEDs in utero whose mothers took folic acid.

Significant Variations in Epilepsy Surgical Strategy, Deficit Reporting Exist

Significant Variations in Epilepsy Surgical Strategy, Deficit Reporting Exist

This widespread variation in strategies may contribute to undesirable outcomes that are characterized by poor seizure control and added deficits.

Brivaracetam Effective for Reducing Seizures in Patients with Epileptic Encephalopathies

Brivaracetam Effective for Reducing Seizures in Patients with Epileptic Encephalopathies

Although 2 patients experienced an increase in seizure frequency, the remaining patients did not experience a change in frequency.

Add-On Cannabidiol Reduces Seizure Frequency in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Add-On Cannabidiol Reduces Seizure Frequency in Treatment-Refractory Epilepsy

Countable seizure types were recorded in parents' and caregivers' clinical diaries during a 4-week baseline period.

Clinical Factors Influencing Neuroimaging Yield in Nonindex Seizures Identified

Clinical Factors Influencing Neuroimaging Yield in Nonindex Seizures Identified

The investigators sought to detect whether neuroimaging during an emergency department visit was associated with acute changes in the management of patients.

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

The risk for late-onset epilepsy was lower in patients with higher physical activity levels and moderate alcohol intake.

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