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.
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.
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.
Investigators analyzed the NBEA gene to determine whether or not it could be a biomarker for early childhood epilepsy.
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.
Low total benzodiazepine dosing is linked to longer intensive care unit stays and seizure duration in children.
Claims data spanning 4 years were obtained from a pediatric accountable care organization.
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