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NICE Preliminary Guidance Recommends Trobalt® (retigabine) For Adjunctive Treatment Of Partial Onset Epilepsy

NICE Preliminary Guidance Recommends Trobalt® (retigabine) For Adjunctive Treatment Of Partial Onset Epilepsy

Story from the U.K. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD), recommending retigabine as an option for the adjunctive (add-on) treatment of partial onset seizures with or without secondary generalisation* in adults aged 18 years and older with epilepsy, when previous treatment with other anti-epilepsy drugs […]

New Research Study on Most Effective Seizure Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 – Roughly 25-35% of individuals with autism eventually develop seizures and many of the remainder have subclinical seizure-like brain activity. However, little is known about which traditional epilepsy treatments and commonly used non-traditional alternative treatments are effective for treating seizures or epilepsy in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. […]

Medication Nonadherence Patterns Among Children With Epilepsy Associated With Socioeconomic Status

ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2011) — An examination of medication adherence among children with newly diagnosed epilepsy found that nearly 60 percent showed persistent nonadherence during the first 6 months of therapy, and that lower socioeconomic status was associated with higher non-adherence, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA. Epilepsy, a disorder of recurrent […]

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