Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

RADAR-CNS programme aims to improve lives of patients with brain disorders

A major new research program supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative launches today, which will develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. The RADAR-CNS (Remote assessment of disease and relapse – Central Nervous System) programme aims to improve patients’ quality of life, and potentially […]

FDA Update: Anti-epileptic drug efficacy in adults can be extrapolated to pediatric patients

FDA Update: Anti-epileptic drug efficacy in adults can be extrapolated to pediatric patients

From the Food and Drug Administration Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health, Division Neurology Products and Office of Clinical Pharmacology Expansion of the indication for anti-epileptic drugs to pediatric patients with partial onset seizure (POS) frequently follows adult approval and typically is supported by at least one adequate and well-controlled clinical […]

Getting Disability Benefits for a Child With Epilepsy

Getting Disability Benefits for a Child With Epilepsy

Children with frequent seizures and low income can qualify for disability benefits from SSI. Children with epilepsy may be able to get federal disability benefits in the form of Supplemental Security Income (SSI.) However, to be eligible, the child must meet both the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) definition of disabled and an income and asset test (based […]

Even seizure-free, children with epilepsy can face social problems as adults

Even seizure-free, children with epilepsy can face social problems as adults

Learning difficulties and behavioral problems during childhood can lead to suboptimal social and educational outcomes among young adults with childhood epilepsy even when their seizures are well under control and their disease in remission, according to findings from a study led by researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Results of […]

Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

The gene UBE3A plays a critical role in early neurological development. If UBE3A is overexpressed – or if the enzymatic function of UBE3A protein is hyperactive – autism ensues. A lack of functional UBE3A causes Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe developmental delay, motor deficits, absence of speech, and, in most cases, […]

A syndrome combining intellectual disability, epilepsy and hypotonia results from the failure of a single gene

A syndrome combining intellectual disability, epilepsy and hypotonia results from the failure of a single gene

Each gene variation has the potential to trigger specific defects. Among all genetic conditions, diseases recessive occur only when both the father and the mother are healthy carriers of the same defective gene which can be passed down to their children. This category includes a disease that combines intellectual disability, epilepsy and hypotonia. Researchers at […]

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