epilepsy

Anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk of bone fractures in children
Anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk of bone fractures in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has shown evidence that anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) reduce bone density in children and therefore lead to an increase in the number of fractures, if used for more than a year. The study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ... Read More »

Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids
Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new ... Read More »

Causes found for Severe Childhood Epilepsies
Causes found for Severe Childhood Epilepsies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using a state-of-the-art DNA sequencing technique, UA researchers have discovered genetic mutations underlying seizure disorders in previously undiagnosed children. A child with Dravet Syndrome – a severe form of epilepsy that interferes with normal brain development. In two of the ... Read More »

Anti-epileptic drug during pregnancy associated with increased risk of autism
Anti-epileptic drug during pregnancy associated with increased risk of autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal use of valproate (a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders) during pregnancy was associated with a significantly increased risk of autism in offspring. The authors caution that these findings must be balanced against the ... Read More »

Developmental delays in children following prolonged seizures
Developmental delays in children following prolonged seizures (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the UK determined that developmental delays are present in children within six weeks following convulsive status epilepticus (CSE)—a seizure lasting longer than thirty minutes. The study appearing today in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of ... Read More »

Seizures and epilepsy in children with intracerebral hemorrhage
Seizures and epilepsy in children with intracerebral hemorrhage (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a study conducted at three tertiary care pediatric hospitals, Lauren A. Beslow, M.D., M.S.C.E., of the of the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., and colleagues examined the incidence and risk factors for seizures and epilepsy in ... Read More »

Fasting may benefit children with epilepsy
Fasting may benefit children with epilepsy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with persistent and drug-resistant seizures treated with the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet may get an added benefit from periodic fasting, according to a small Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study. The results suggest the ketogenic diet and fasting can work ... Read More »

A trigger for epileptic seizures
A trigger for epileptic seizures (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that a biological mechanism long suspected in epilepsy is capable of triggering the brain seizures – opening the door for studies to seek improved treatments or even preventative therapies. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s ... Read More »

 
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