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November 30, 2022

Researcher Update: November 30, 2022

Letters of Intent Submissions Opens for CURE Epilepsy’s 2023 Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy Awards, additional funding opportunities, and a workshop in this Researcher Update from CURE Epilepsy.

November 22, 2022

CURE Epilepsy Discovery: A Look Into the Journeys of CURE Epilepsy Taking Flight Grantees

Three Taking Flight awardees share their motivations for pursuing epilepsy research as a career, the importance of the CURE Epilepsy Taking Flight in their careers, and the impact they hope to have in the epilepsy community.

November 18, 2022

First-Line Levetiracetam (Keppra ®) Versus Enzyme-Inducing Antiseizure Medication in Glioma Patients with Epilepsy

In this study it was demonstrated that levetiracetam (LEV) had a significantly better effectiveness (i.e. less often ASM treatment failure for any reason or due to adverse effects) compared to enzyme-inducing anti-seizure medications (EIASMs), supporting the current neuro-oncology guideline recommendations to avoid EIASMs in glioma patients.

November 16, 2022

UTSW Scientists Identify Brain Circuit That Triggers Rare, Blood Sugar-Dependent Epilepsy

Diagnosed in only a few hundred people worldwide, this disease is caused by a congenital deficiency in a protein called glucose transporter type 1, which brings blood sugar into cells to use as fuel.

November 14, 2022

30-Day Readmission Rates in Pediatric Patients with Functional Seizures

A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients with an index discharge from the pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) or general neurology service for functional seizures. Data collected included demographics, comorbidities, risk factors, and treatment during the index admission.

November 11, 2022

Parents’ Opinions About Epilepsy Surgery in Children with Epilepsy

This survey aimed to investigate the opinions of the parents of children with epilepsy with regard to the application of epilepsy surgery for their children.

November 11, 2022

The Association of Multiple Chronic Conditions and Healthcare Expenditures Among Adults with Epilepsy in the United States

The co-occurrence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) may have additional financial repercussions on this patient population. We aimed to assess the association of coexisting chronic conditions on healthcare expenditures among adult patients with epilepsy.

November 10, 2022

Epilepsy Research News: November 2022

Our November issue of Epilepsy Research News highlights PNES research, tools for preclinical epilepsy research, and the development of an animal model of West syndrome.

November 8, 2022

Researcher Update: November 2022

Letters of Intent Submissions Opens for CURE Epilepsy’s 2023 Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy Awards, upcoming workshops, and more in November's Researcher Update.

November 8, 2022

Epilepsy: Gene Therapy Technique Targeting Overactive Brain Cells Shows Promise in Treating Drug-Resistant Form of the Condition

This discovery not only has major implications for treating drug-resistant epilepsy, but there’s a chance it may also be used to treat other neurological conditions caused by overactive neurons, including Parkinson’s disease and migraines.

November 8, 2022

Seizures Happen Like Clockwork — But Depend on the Clock

Researchers sought to formalize how those clocks tick to give people with epilepsy a better idea of how and why their seizures happen, and perhaps to better recognize the early warnings.

November 7, 2022

Beyond Seizure-Freedom: Dissecting Long-Term Seizure Control after Surgical Resection for Drug Resistant Epilepsy

Patients who continue to have seizures after resection often have considerable reductions in seizure frequency, and many are able to achieve seizure freedom in a delayed manner.

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