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May 6, 2021

Clinicians Work Together to Improve Diagnostic Tools for Epilepsy

The team redesigned the concepts of seizures in the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) using the latest expert opinions from the International League Against Epilepsy.

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May 6, 2021

CURE Epilepsy Update: May 2021

This month we are fortunate to have many opportunities to more formally recognize so many members of our epilepsy community.

May 5, 2021

Genetic Associations of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Epilepsy in Adults

Panel/exome sequencing displayed the highest yield and should be considered as first-tier diagnostics in neurodevelopmental disorders with epilepsy.

May 5, 2021

Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children

Both vertical and lateral hemispherotomy approaches result in durable, reproducible benefits to epilepsy severity and functional status in appropriately selected pediatric patients.

May 4, 2021

Treatment of Postictal Headache: A Systematic Review and Future Directions

While postictal headache is a common and disabling condition, its treatment is often overlooked. Flunarizine and sumatriptan can be good candidates to be used in future clinical trials of the treatment of postictal headache.

May 3, 2021

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Raise Risk for Suicide in Veterans

Veterans with PNES and veterans with epilepsy are both at significantly increased risk for suicide and SRB when compared to the general population.

April 30, 2021

Patients With Late-Onset Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES): How Do They Compare to Those With Younger Onset?

No matter at what age PNES presented, patients reported markedly high rates of exposure to psychological trauma (single and multiple), similarly elevated unemployment rates and low quality of life.

April 30, 2021

Researcher Update: April/May 2021

Researcher Update: Funding Opportunities and Seminars

April 29, 2021

Genome-Wide Association Study of Epilepsy in a Japanese Population Identified an Associated Region at Chromosome 12q24

These findings suggest that a gene or genes in the CUX2-RPH3A ~2-Mb region contribute to the pathology of epilepsy in the Japanese population.

April 28, 2021

Medium-Term Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Epilepsy: A Follow-Up Study

Depression, drug-resistant epilepsy, and a reduction in family income were independent risk factors for an increased seizure frequency.

April 27, 2021

Envision Will Study Dravet Natural History in Children to Learn Impact

Data later will be used by Encoded in its development of EXT101, its investigational gene therapy for Dravet.

April 27, 2021

Epilepsy Discovery Reveals Why Some Seizures Prove Deadly

The study identified a sequence of events that takes place during a seizure which can progress and lead to death, and that intervention during a seizure can rescue death in mice with epilepsy.

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