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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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Study Identifies Early-Onset Motor Behaviors in DES-Triggered Seizures

Study Identifies Early-Onset Motor Behaviors in DES-Triggered Seizures

Investigators evaluated seizure stimulation parameters, electroclinical data, semiology, and anatomical localization in spontaneous and stimulated seizures.

NBEA Gene Associated With Neurodevelopmental Delay, Childhood Epilepsy

NBEA Gene Associated With Neurodevelopmental Delay, Childhood Epilepsy

Investigators analyzed the NBEA gene to determine whether or not it could be a biomarker for early childhood epilepsy.

Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Present With Overlapping Features, Difficulty in Diagnosis

Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Present With Overlapping Features, Difficulty in Diagnosis

Patients with a higher number of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome traits had a greater likelihood of ongoing seizures, and each additionally observed Lennox-Gastaut syndrome trait was associated with half the likelihood of achieving seizure freedom.

SISCOM Hyperperfusion Identifies Epilepsy Lateralization

SISCOM Hyperperfusion Identifies Epilepsy Lateralization

Compared with nonmotor seizures, there was a significant difference with basal ganglia and thalamus coactivation in terms of seizures with elementary motor signs and automatisms.

Lorcaserin May Reduce Motor Seizures in Pediatric Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

Lorcaserin May Reduce Motor Seizures in Pediatric Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

Lorcaserin may reduce seizure frequency in patients with Dravet syndrome and severe childhood-onset epilepsies.

Does Gestational Age at Birth Affect Seizure Risk After Measles Vaccine Administration?

Does Gestational Age at Birth Affect Seizure Risk After Measles Vaccine Administration?

The study utilized the Vaccine Safety Datalink and included children who received the first dose of a measles-containing vaccine between 12 and 23 months old during the study period of January 1, 2003 to September 20, 2015.

Bilateral Independent Periodic Discharges and Poor Seizure Outcomes

Bilateral Independent Periodic Discharges and Poor Seizure Outcomes

Investigators assessed the frequency of bilateral independent periodic discharges in patients experiencing electrographic seizures and their effect on patient mortality and clinical outcomes.

Difficultly Distinguishing Drowning-Related Deaths From SUDEP

Difficultly Distinguishing Drowning-Related Deaths From SUDEP

Researchers examined a database of seizure-related deaths to determine whether cause was drowning or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

Oral Film Formulation of Clobazam Gets FDA Approval for LGS

Oral Film Formulation of Clobazam Gets FDA Approval for LGS

Aquestive Therapeutics announced that the FDA has approved Sympazan oral film as adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with LGS in patients aged ≥2 years old.

Circadian, Circaseptan Rhythms Prevalent in Epileptic Seizure Cycles

Circadian, Circaseptan Rhythms Prevalent in Epileptic Seizure Cycles

Researchers used analytic techniques from circular statistics to quantify the prevalence, frequency, and strength of seizure cycles in patients with epilepsy.

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