Pediatric Epilepsy

Seizure Monitoring Smartwatch Cleared for Use in Children

Seizure Monitoring Smartwatch Cleared for Use in Children

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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.

CBD Superior to Placebo, Similar to AEDs for Managing Epilepsy Syndromes

CBD Superior to Placebo, Similar to AEDs for Managing Epilepsy Syndromes

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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 Surgery

Postresection Monitoring May Provide Further Insights on Epileptogenic Zone Following Multistage Epilepsy Surgery

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Investigators found that it may be prudent to continue postoperative invasive monitoring in children who have had surgical resection of epileptic lesions.

<i>NBEA</i> Gene Associated With Neurodevelopmental Delay, Childhood Epilepsy

NBEA Gene Associated With Neurodevelopmental Delay, Childhood Epilepsy

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

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

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

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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.

Does Total Benzodiazepine Dose Affect Pediatric ICU Duration for Status Epilepticus?

Does Total Benzodiazepine Dose Affect Pediatric ICU Duration for Status Epilepticus?

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Low total benzodiazepine dosing is linked to longer intensive care unit stays and seizure duration in children.

Disease-Specific ICD Code Helps Identify Infantile Spasms in Claims Data

Disease-Specific ICD Code Helps Identify Infantile Spasms in Claims Data

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Claims data spanning 4 years were obtained from a pediatric accountable care organization.

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