Tag: epilepsy

Short-term Approach Best for Seizure Prevention After ICH

Short-term, 7-day prophylactic regimens are superior to longer-term strategies for preventing seizures following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), new research shows. Investigators created a model that...

Noted Ability of Mozart’s Music to Reduce Seizures Explained?

Listening to Mozart has a notable impact on seizure reduction in patients with epilepsy —  and now researchers believe they know why, new research suggests....

Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy

Dr Kimford J. Meador There are no significant language differences between 2-year-old children of mothers who take antiseizure medications (ASMs) during pregnancy and those who...

Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery

Incomplete resection and very early epilepsy onset were among the chief predictors of late seizure relapse following epilepsy surgery, according to a new study on the...

More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy

Further evidence supporting the safety of two antiseizure medications in pregnancy has come from a new study. The Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic...

Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US

Stroke, dementias, and migraine cause the most disability among neurological disorders in the United States, according to new findings derived from the 2017 Global Burden...

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic...

Task Force Tackles FDA Lamotrigine Cardiac Risk Warning

A joint task force of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has issued an advisory to address concerns arising from...

The Cat’s Meow

When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient...

Pregnancy Does Not Increase Seizures in Women With Epilepsy

Women with epilepsy do not have an increased seizure rate during pregnancy as long as they have their medication levels carefully monitored, a new study...

New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy

A new type of laser therapy is safe and effective for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 150 children,...

‘Worrisome’ Rates of Suicidal Thoughts in Kids With Epilepsy

Children with epilepsy with no previous psychiatric diagnosis have alarmingly high rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, new research suggests. In a study of more...

Halting Antiseizure Medication Poses No Harm in Infants

Maintaining antiseizure medication in infants who have had acute symptomatic neonatal seizures has been standard practice, but a prospective, observational, comparative effectiveness study calls that...

Fewer Seizures, Increased Thrombocytopenia Risk

Two recently completed analyses of highly purified cannabidiol (CBD) used to reduce seizures in Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS) have shown the formulation as an add-on...

Epilepsy After TBI Linked to Worse 12-Month Outcomes

The severity of head injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is significantly linked with the risk of developing posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) and seizures, and PTE...

FDA Okays New Treatment for Dravet Syndrome

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fenfluramine (Fintepla, Zogenix) oral solution, a Schedule IV controlled substance, for the treatment of seizures associated...

Doctor Accused of More Than 200 Misdiagnoses Gives Up License

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in more than 200 children surrendered his medical license and agreed to pay a $5,000...

Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk

Certain patterns of frontal lobe glucose hypometabolism may be associated with higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among patients with refractory focal...

Patients With Epilepsy May Underreport Seizures, Survey Finds

FROM AAN 2020 Patients with epilepsy may report less than half of their seizures to clinicians, according to survey results presented online as part of...