Category: "Epilepsy"

Case Report Highlights SUDEP Risk With Cannabis Monotherapy for Epilepsy

Case Report Highlights SUDEP Risk With Cannabis Monotherapy for Epilepsy

A case study of 2 patients with epilepsy who switched from standard-of-care treatment to cannabis therapy reports a relationship between the use of cannabinoids and mortality, specifically suggesting that the risk for death may be higher for patients who only rely on cannabis to manage their seizures. The case report was recently published in Epilepsy & Behavior Case […]

I’m Mad as Hell, and I’m Not Going to Stay Silent About Epilepsy Anymore

I’m Mad as Hell, and I’m Not Going to Stay Silent About Epilepsy Anymore

Epilepsy is life-threatening, and so is public ignorance about epilepsy. I might not be conscious before I finish writing this sentence. Before the end of this one, I might be dead. And that uncertainty will remain for every sentence, every paragraph, every article, and every book I write for the rest of my life. I […]

White Matter, Cortical Volume May Predict Risk for Late-Onset Epilepsy

White Matter, Cortical Volume May Predict Risk for Late-Onset Epilepsy

According to study results published in Neurology,white matter hyperintensities and lower cortical volume scores are associated with a higher risk for late-onset epilepsy in older adults. A total of 1920 individuals (median age, 62.7) who participated in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study in 1993 to 1995 were included in the analysis. In the study, participants […]

Single gene linked to host of abnormalities during neurodevelopment

Single gene linked to host of abnormalities during neurodevelopment

Yale researchers have shown that mutations of a gene associated with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy cause some of the same structural and behavioral abnormalities that characterize those neurodevelopmental disorders, they report March 5 in the journal Cell Reports. Whole-genome sequencing has shown that mutations of the TRIO gene, which plays a crucial role in shaping brain […]

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

Medication for ADHD does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy, according to the results of a study published in the February issue of the journal Epilepsia. The research used data from three Swedish registries, identifying more than 21,000 people with a history of seizures born between 1987 and 2003. From this group, researchers identified […]

Evolving Knowledge of Epilepsy Incidence and Etiology

Evolving Knowledge of Epilepsy Incidence and Etiology

A panel of experts elucidate updated information regarding the incidence and causes of epilepsy that may lead to better, more accurate management. WATCH VIDEO HERE Michael R. Sperling, MD: Hello, and thank you for joining this NeurologyLive™ Peer Exchange titled “Epilepsy: Current Trends and Treatments for Focal Seizures.” Approximately 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy. Of […]

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