Category: "Epilepsy in children"

Novel study to help kids with severe epilepsy ( MMPSI -KCNT1 gene)

Novel study to help kids with severe epilepsy ( MMPSI -KCNT1 gene)

New research from the University of South Australia could deliver a breakthrough for children suffering one of the most severe forms of genetic epilepsy, reducing the frequency of their seizures and improving their quality of life. Malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy (MMPSI) is a childhood epilepsy most commonly caused by mutations in the KCNT1 gene – a gene responsible for […]

Sleep problems pervasive and persistent among children with epilepsy

Sleep problems pervasive and persistent among children with epilepsy

New study finds that reported sleep concerns are highly prevalent in children with epilepsy and continue as they get older. For children with epilepsy, seizures and related health concerns can disrupt every part of childhood, including sleep. Now, a new study finds that not only are reported sleep concerns highly prevalent in children with epilepsy – for […]

Sleep problems pervasive and persistent among children with epilepsy

Sleep problems common in children with early-life epilepsies

Parents commonly reported sleep concerns that persisted with age for children with early-life epilepsies, according to study results published in Pediatric Neurology. “Although sleep is cited as a prominent concern among parents of children with [early-life epilepsies], it remains understudied,” Gita Gupta, MD, MS, of the department of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues […]

Genetic Tests Prompt Therapy Adjustments in Epilepsy

Genetic Tests Prompt Therapy Adjustments in Epilepsy

Physicians at a Boston hospital adjusted medical management for nearly three-quarters of patients with infantile- or childhood-onset epilepsy who were diagnosed with genetic epilepsy, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. The findings provide new insight into the usefulness of genetic tests in children with epilepsy of unknown cause. “Genetic testing is […]

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