Epilepsy

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

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An inverse relation was observed between epilepsy and cerebral palsy and 5-minute and 10-minute Apgar scores.

Influenza vaccine not associated with increased risk of epilepsy in children

No increased risk of incident epilepsy was seen among children who received influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 influenza season in Norway.

Long-term memory enhanced by electrical stimulation of the amygdala

Long-term memory enhanced by electrical stimulation of the amygdala

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Modulate electrical stimulation of the amygdala may improve declarative memory without provoking any emotional reaction.

Delayed treatment after epileptic seizure onset leads to higher mortality rate

Delayed treatment after epileptic seizure onset leads to higher mortality rate

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Ill-timed administration of benzodiazepine treatment in pediatric patients with refractory convulsive status epilepticus is associated with many short-term adverse events.

Non-pharma therapies may offer seizure relief for children with epilepsy

Non-pharma therapies may offer seizure relief for children with epilepsy

Non-pharmaceutical treatments improved 4 cognitive and behavioral domains in children with epilepsy.

Risk of premature birth, SGA with antiepileptic drugs

Risk of premature birth, SGA with antiepileptic drugs

Women on AEDs during pregnancy are at a higher risk of delivering prematurely and giving birth to SGA newborns.

Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

The guideline highlights the incidence, risk factors, and preventive approaches of SUDEP.

Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures in certain epilepsy patients

Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures in certain epilepsy patients

Cannabidiol appears to reduce seizures for some patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Drugs advised after first seizure

Drugs advised after first seizure

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Taking epilepsy medication after a first seizure decreases the risk of another seizure.

Folic acid during pregnancy


Folic acid during pregnancy


Folic acid supplementation at least one month prior to conception is recommended.

Soldier's seizures mistakenly thought to be caused by poisonous powder

Physician assistant evaluation revealed disorder's true source.

Bacterial meningitis complicated by seizures and confusion

Bacterial meningitis complicated by seizures and confusion

The seizures began following surgery to repair a cerebrospinal fluid leak.

Adjunctive therapy for epilepsy

Adjunctive therapy for epilepsy

Vimpat is used in the treatment of partial-onset seizures.

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