A new review has supported the use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in the treatment of epilepsy in people with intellectual disabilities.
Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 have been identified as a potential explanation for severe early infant epilepsy.
Mindfulness-based therapy can be beneficial for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, according to a new study.
A new Australian study has highlighted a number of barriers that may often cause delays in securing medical attention and diagnoses for new-onset epilepsy.
Omega-3 fatty acids could help to protect against the onset of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), according to a new Brazilian study. Published in the medical journal Epilepsy & Behavior, the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo research looked at serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and cytokines in rats with epilepsy, as well as the impact of omega-3 on read more
A study from the US has demonstrated the high risk of seizures among children who survive brain tumours. Led by Boston Children’s Hospital, the retrospective longitudinal study reviewed data from 298 patients during a 12-month period to describe the incidence and risk factors for seizures in long-term survivors of paediatric brain tumors. It was found that seizures were a frequent read more
People whose epilepsy has a genetic origin are more likely to feel stigmatised as a result of their condition, according to a new study.
A new study has offered fresh insight into possible predictors of postoperative depression in patients with focal drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Conducted at San Paolo Hospital in Milan, the study involved 248 people and analysed a number of variables, including demographic, neurologic and psychiatric characteristics, as well as antiepileptic therapy usage. According to results published in the medical journal Epilepsia, 27 read more
A new study has demonstrated the long-term efficacy of the ketogenic diet as an add-on therapy in children with refractory epilepsy.
Newly-published phase III trial data has offered evidence of the benefits of perampanel in the treatment of primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures.
Behavioural issues in children receiving epilepsy surgery can persist beyond the achievement of seizure control, according to a new study.
A new US study has demonstrated the elevated risk of congenital malformations in infants exposed to antiepileptic medications in utero.
Cognitive behavioural therapy can be as effective as antidepressants in treating depression in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, according to a study.
A new US study has provided evidence of the significant clinical and economic burdens associated with breakthrough seizures.
Molecular differences in the functioning of male and female brains could create differences in epileptic symptoms between the genders, according to a study.
Children with hard-to-treat forms of epilepsy could see seizure control benefits by increasing their intake of fish oil. Published in the North American Journal of Medical Sciences, the Egyptian study aimed to investigate the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in reducing the frequency and severity of epileptic seizures in children with medically resistant epilepsy. A total of 70 patients read more
The antiepileptic drug (AED) valproate may have a direct impact on glucose metabolism in patients with epilepsy, according to research. A study from Estonia’s University of Tartu explored the influence of valproate treatment on glucose and insulin levels, as determined by an oral glucose tolerance test, directly following the first intravenous administration. In total, 16 patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy read more
People who experience an extended period of seizure freedom following an initial seizure are unlikely to go on to develop epilepsy, according to a new study.
An innovative epilepsy therapy has become the first ever 3D-printed drug to be approved in the US.
A new study has provided evidence of the value of paying more attention to monitoring rates of seizure-related disability in epilepsy patients.