A study found a higher percentage of parental reports of behavioral problems in children of mothers with epilepsy prenatally exposed to antiepileptic drug monotherapy.
Among those with new onset focal epilepsy, migraine comorbidity has shown no correlation with objective cognitive scores.
Compared with other races/ethnic groups, black Medicare beneficiaries have higher costs following an epilepsy event.
Exposure to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), especially valproic acid, during the first 2 months of pregnancy is strongly associated with a wide range of malformations in offspring.
Despite the elevated risk of having an offspring with congenital malformations, a large proportion of women with epilepsy do not use highly effective contraception.
A comparison of AEDs finds that while most were not associated with skin cancer, carbamazepine and lamotrigine were associated with squamous cell carcinoma.
A study found that rotavirus infection is associated with lesions in the splenium of the corpus callosum in patients with benign convulsions with mild gastroenteritis.
Findings seen among Dutch children exposed to one of four common antiepileptic drugs in utero. Researchers noted high percentages of children with clinically relevant behavior problems across all four antiepileptic drug exposure groups.
Researchers examined the correlation between exposure to monotherapy with 10 different antiepileptic drugs in the first two months of pregnancy and the risk for 23 major congenital malformations.
To evaluate long-term pharmacological outcomes for teenagers with different forms of epilepsy, study participants were followed until April 30, 2016, or death, with at least 2 years of follow-up.