Adherence to psychotherapy is associated with improved outcomes in individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
The Food and Drug Administration has granted 501(k) clearance to the Embrace watch for use in epilepsy patients aged ≥6 years. The smartwatch identifies generalized tonic-clonic seizures and alerts caregivers.
The use of externally validated nomograms in 2 easy-to-use formats can help physicians assess the probability of naming decline in patients considering epilepsy surgery for treatment of pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy.
Cannabinoids appeared more effective than placebo and similarly efficacious as other antiepileptic drugs for managing pediatric patients with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome as well as adults with epilepsy.
Use of the antiepileptic drug (AED) valproate during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring.
Postresection Monitoring May Provide Further Insights on Epileptogenic Zone Following Multistage Epilepsy SurgeryJanuary 09, 2019
Investigators found that it may be prudent to continue postoperative invasive monitoring in children who have had surgical resection of epileptic lesions.
Aggressive, Prolonged Treatment for Refractory Status Epilepticus May Be Justified With Good Neurologic PrognosisJanuary 08, 2019
Aggressive and prolonged treatment of refractory status epilepticus may be justified in patients with cardiac arrest with favorable multimodal prognostic indicators.
Researchers sought to develop a prediction model that determines the risk for childhood epilepsy and included clinical characteristic variables such as sex, medical history, age of first seizure, and event description, along with electroencephalogram readings.
Investigators examined whether a bracelet capable of measuring heart rate and movement would be beneficial for detecting nocturnal seizures in patients with epilepsy.
Investigators sought to predict the incidence of SUDEP in people with intellectual disabilities in residential care settings and to determine its relationship with nocturnal seizures and nocturnal supervision.
Investigators sought to determine whether rectal acetaminophen reduces rates of second febrile seizure in children during the same febrile illness when given rectally shortly after initial seizure.
In the past, many epilepsy providers have focused solely on seizure control as a way to improve developmental outcomes and HRQOL; however, we now know that the most effective treatment for pediatric epilepsy is comprehensive.
The FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application for Oxtellar XR to include monotherapy use for the treatment of partial-onset seizures patients aged ≥6 years.
Volume Perfusion CT Helps Differentiate Ictal Stroke Mimics, but Not Postictal, From Acute Ischemic StrokeDecember 18, 2018
Patients were initially misjudged to have presented with an acute stroke instead of an epileptic seizure.
Investigators assessed the effect of unplanned vs planned pregnancies in this patient population on the risk for SFL.
The comorbid presence of central apnea has been identified by multiple researchers as predictive of SUDEP.
Investigators evaluated seizure stimulation parameters, electroclinical data, semiology, and anatomical localization in spontaneous and stimulated seizures.
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 DiagnosisDecember 11, 2018
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.
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 seizure frequency in patients with Dravet syndrome and severe childhood-onset epilepsies.
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.
Investigators assessed the frequency of bilateral independent periodic discharges in patients experiencing electrographic seizures and their effect on patient mortality and clinical outcomes.
Eslicarbazepine acetate is well tolerated and may be effective for treating patients with post-stroke epilepsy.
Adjunctive brivaracetam may provide long term effectiveness in adults who have not seen optimal results with other common treatments.
Bioequivalent generic formulations of 2 antiepileptic medications were comparable to brand name treatments for new-onset epilepsy.
Researchers aimed to identify risk factors associated with a psychiatric event following a first prescription for levetiracetam.
Children with Dravet syndrome receiving fenfluramine experienced improvements in emotional regulation, behavioral regulation, and planning and organization abilities.
Patients taking an active treatment regimen consisting of SSRIs, TCAs, or antipsychotic medications are less likely to experience a seizure in the epilepsy monitoring unit.
The classic ketogenic diet may not have a significant impact on preventing shttp://cms.haymarketmedia.com/Images/find.gifeizure occurrence in patients with infantile spasms of unknown etiology.
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