Category: "Epilepsy in children"

New Autism Marker Discovered In Kids

New Autism Marker Discovered In Kids

Why do so many children with autism often suffer from epilepsy? Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an important brain protein that quiets overactive brain cells and is at abnormally low levels in children with autism. This protein can be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid, making it a promising marker to diagnose autism and potentially treat […]

Genetic Testing Benefits Children With Unexplained Epilepsy

Genetic Testing Benefits Children With Unexplained Epilepsy

Findings can alter treatment, prognosis, overall care Genetic testing affected the medical care of nearly three of four children with unexplained epilepsy, a study of patients with infantile or childhood-onset seizures showed. A genetic diagnosis had a direct impact on medical management in at least one category for 72% of patients and in more than […]

First Orally Delivered Diazepam Product for The Management of Seizure Clusters May Be Approved Soon

First Orally Delivered Diazepam Product for The Management of Seizure Clusters May Be Approved Soon

Aquestive Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application (NDA) Resubmission for Libervant™ (diazepam) Buccal Film Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) Target Goal Date set for December 23, 2021 If approved by the FDA for U.S. market access, Libervant would be the first orally delivered diazepam product for the management of seizure clusters Aquestive […]

How are epilepsy and autism linked?

How are epilepsy and autism linked?

Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, show a remarkable degree of comorbidity and may share pathological mechanisms. Questions that have bogged down scientists about these disorders include: Does autism lead to an increase in epilepsy? Or does epilepsy alter the brain circuit, which then leads to autism? Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor in the […]

Excellent Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Babies Younger Than 3 Months

Excellent Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Babies Younger Than 3 Months

Surgical treatment of drug resistant epilepsy should not be delayed based solely on age, if it is performed at an experienced tertiary center Epilepsy surgery in infants younger than 3 months is safe and effective, according to a multinational, multicenter study published in the journal Epilepsia. The study found that surgery can stop seizures and lessen […]

Disordered brain activity in Rolandic epilepsy can be influenced by brief sounds during sleep

Disordered brain activity in Rolandic epilepsy can be influenced by brief sounds during sleep

Rolandic epilepsy is a common form of epilepsy in children which occurs primarily during sleep. Short sounds played during sleep can partially suppress the neuronal discharges characteristic of epilepsy. That’s according to a research team from the University of Tübingen and Tübingen University Hospitals. The team is headed by Dr. Hong-Viet Ngo and Professor Jan […]

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