Tag: seizure

AMA Calls for End to Ivermectin Use for COVID Amid Spike in Use

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a joint statement, the American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists...

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...

When Is MRI Useful in Managing of Congenital Melanocytic Nevi?

When used for appropriate patients, MRI imaging is helpful in congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) management and may help predict neurologic outcomes or drive neurosurgical intervention,...

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....

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...

COVID-Related Syndrome Tied to Neurologic Symptoms in Kids

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About half of children with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated...

Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at...

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...

Lemonade, Crowdsourcing to Help Fund Girl’s Brain Surgery

March 5, 2021 — Liza Scott’s family is raising money for her upcoming brain surgery the old-fashioned way — and the new-fashioned way. Liza, 7,...

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities ‘Inextricably Linked’

For many adults, depression and chronic medical conditions are inextricably linked. In fact, the prevalence of depression is 2-10 times higher among people with chronic...

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...

Increased Risk of Meningioma With Cyproterone Acetate Use

New details confirm an increased risk of developing intracranial meningiomas after prolonged use of the hormonal product cyproterone acetate. Cyproterone acetate is a synthetic progestogen...

animals: Seizure of animals can be done under 2017 rules of PCA Act pending litigation: Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday justified in the Supreme Court the 2017 rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, and...

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...

Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition, Helps Future Black Doctor

Earlier this month, prospective med student Artavion Cook graduated from college, something made possible by the help of a famous female rapper. In 2017, Cook...

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...

New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Atrial Fibrillation

New atrial fibrillation management guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) call for diagnostic confirmation and structured characterization of AF and the need to...

Benefits of Prehabilitation for Abdominal Surgery Unclear

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prehabilitation was not associated with a large decrease in complications among patients undergoing non-bariatric abdominal or pelvic surgery, a systematic...

Experts Call for Immediate Suspension of ECT, Others Push Back

Experts are calling for the immediate suspension of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression. A new review by investigators led by John Read, PhD, University...

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...