Category: "Epilepsy in children"

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

The decision to discontinue anti-seizure medication is not one that clinicians make lightly. While some types of seizure can remit, the mechanism of remission is poorly understood. Also, testing whether a patient has really outgrown their epilepsy requires putting a seizure-free patient at risk for relapse, experts said. Although there is no one-size-fits-all guidance on […]

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

An expert from Young Epilepsy talks to Lisa Salmon. Epilepsy is one of the most common long-term conditions in childhood, affecting one child in every primary school, and five in every secondary school on average. Yet if your child is diagnosed with the neurological condition – where the brain’s normal electrical activity is disrupted, causing seizures […]

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Understanding Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome (IESS), also known as infantile spasms, is the most common form of epilepsy observed during infancy. Characterized by spasms, loss of consciousness, and often intellectual disability, IESS is a severe disorder that requires early diagnosis and immediate referral to a neurologist for effective treatment. However, recent […]

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

Dr Muiris Houston: Drugs used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to neurodevelopmental disorders in patients’ children The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a warning for male patients with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with the valproate group of medicines. It follows the identification of a potential increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders […]

3.3 million children lose Medicaid coverage

3.3 million children lose Medicaid coverage

So far this year, there are at least 3.5 million fewer children on Medicaid rolls compared to last year. Nina Serdiuk recalls the stressful moments when she found out her 14-year-old son Matvii had lost his Medicaid enrollment. With his medical condition, it is impossible for him to be without doctors and without insurance. “Without any explanation […]

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