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Some Epilepsy Drugs Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Some Epilepsy Drugs Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Long-term use of enzyme-inducing antiseizure medications raises risk Long-term use of enzyme-inducing antiseizure medications (ASMs) were linked to a higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease in people with epilepsy, a longitudinal population-based study in England showed. Adult epilepsy patients who received four consecutive enzyme-inducing ASMs after 1990 — when new non-enzyme-inducing antiseizure drugs started entering […]

CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy

CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy

Topical cannabidiol (CBD) gel, added to antiseizure medication, may help reduce seizures and improve quality of life in children with developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, according to the results of a nonrandomized controlled trial. Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs), which usually begin in infancy and childhood, are the most severe group of epilepsies, which include Dravet syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, West syndrome, […]

Seizures as a main manifestation of severe pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection

Seizures as a main manifestation of severe pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, mostly causes symptomatic disease in adults rather than in children. In rare cases, mild COVID-19 symptoms such as headache, drowsiness, myalgia, fatigue, fever, and trivial respiratory symptoms appear in children. In adults with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection, neurological manifestations such […]

Insights Into Genes Driving Epilepsy Could Help With Treatment

Insights Into Genes Driving Epilepsy Could Help With Treatment

Danish researchers have found genetic causes for epilepsy in half of children they studied and said half of those could be treated with targeted therapies. That’s the upshot of genetic testing of 290 children born between 2006 and 2011. Some had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Others had had seizures along with a high temperature; they […]

American Academy of Neuorlogy (AAN) issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine

American Academy of Neuorlogy (AAN) issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine

The American Academy of Neurology has issued what it described as a formal position that, barring an “absolute contraindication” to available vaccine formulations, eligible patients should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers published the position within the context of a larger paper in Neurology on COVID-19 and vaccination in the setting of neurologic disease. That paper evaluated […]

‘No Justification’ for Suicide Warning on All Antiseizure Meds

‘No Justification’ for Suicide Warning on All Antiseizure Meds

There is currently no evidence that newer antiseizure medications increase the risk for suicide among patients with epilepsy, new research shows. “There appears to be no justification for the FDA [US Food and Drug Administration] to label every new antiseizure medication with a warning that it may increase risk of suicidality,” study investigator Michael R. Sperling, MD, professor of neurology, […]

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