First guidelines for keto diets in adults with epilepsy released
Ketogenic diet therapies should only be undertaken with the support of medical professionals trained in their use.
Late-onset epilepsy tied to a threefold increased dementia risk
The findings support a bidirectional relationship between dementia and epilepsy.
In epilepsy, brain-responsive stimulation passes long-term tests
An extension study and a real-world study both show accumulating benefits over 9 years.
Antiepileptic drugs may not independently impair cognition
Data may encourage efforts to optimize therapeutic doses for maximum seizure control, say the investigators.
AED exposure from breastfeeding appears to be low
Findings support breastfeeding by mothers with epilepsy who are taking AEDs, according to the researchers.
Trial finds three drugs equally effective for established status epilepticus
Randomized study of fosphenytoin, valproate, and levetiracetam informs management of benzodiazepine-refractory disease.
‘Remarkable’ seizure-free rates seen with adjunctive cenobamate
During a trial of the recently approved drug, investigators lowered the starting dose and slowed the rate of up-titration to address a risk of...
Is serum serotonin level associated with risk of seizure-related breathing dysfunction?
A prospective study of patients with intractable epilepsy may indicate physiologic changes that protect against phenomena that lead to SUDEP.
Many EMS protocols for status epilepticus do not follow evidence-based guidelines
Emergency medical services (EMS) system protocols vary in how they define and treat generalized convulsive status epilepticus, according to a...
How does CBD compare and interact with other AEDs?
The drug’s most important clinical interaction is with clobazam.