Category: "Seizure Types"

New Testing Can Show Accurately Between Epileptic and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

New Testing Can Show Accurately Between Epileptic and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Cognizance Biomarkers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evogen, Inc., a leader in proteomic and genomic-based testing for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, today reported that a study1 being presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) shows its blood-based neuroinflammatory biomarker test and algorithm can accurately distinguish epileptic seizures (ES) from […]

Resective Epilepsy Surgery Reduces Seizures, Improves Social Functioning in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Resective Epilepsy Surgery Reduces Seizures, Improves Social Functioning in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Resective epilepsy surgery is a viable option to help improve both seizure control and adaptive functioning in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, according to an article published in Pediatrics. To evaluate the long-term outcomes for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome who had undergone resective epilepsy surgery, researchers reviewed 90 patient case reports for surgeries performed at the Severance Children’s […]

FDA Approves Stiripentol for Dravet Syndrome Seizures

FDA Approves Stiripentol for Dravet Syndrome Seizures

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved stiripentol (Diacomit) for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome epilepsy. This is just the second approved form of treatment specifically for patients with Dravet syndrome. The drug is approved for use in patients 2 years of age and older who are taking clobazam. Stiripentol is […]

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