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July 23, 2019

Statistical Analyses of EEG Recordings Can Provide Better Understanding of Epileptic Seizures

The approach stems from a field of mathematics that analyzes large and complex datasets by studying shape representations of the data and its interactions.

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July 23, 2019

“Chance Takers Are Accident Makers”: Are Patients With Epilepsy Really Taking a Chance When They Drive?

This review compiles scientific data about the real dangers faced by people with epilepsy who drive.

July 23, 2019

The Onset of Pediatric Status Epilepticus Peaks Mid-Morning and is Lowest at Night

The distribution of pediatric status epilepticus onset is not uniform during the day. Pediatric status epilepticus onset shows a 24-h distribution with a peak in the mid-morning (11am-12?pm) and a trough at night (11?pm-12am).

July 22, 2019

Large Epilepsy Genetics Study Compares Severe and Less-severe Epilepsies in 17,606 Individuals

This study suggests a convergence in the genetics of severe and less-severe epilepsies associated with ultra-rare coding variation, and it highlights a ubiquitous role for GABAergic inhibition in epilepsy etiology.

July 19, 2019

Poststroke Seizures May Mimic Stroke Recurrence and Should Be Examined Carefully for Appropriate Treatment

Poststroke seizures may worsen or cause the reappearance of neurological deficits and consciousness impairment; they can be also misinterpreted as stroke recurrence and lead to delayed treatment with antiepileptic drugs.

July 19, 2019

Migraine Comorbidity in New Focal Epilepsy Not Associated With Cognitive Impairment

Among those with new onset focal epilepsy, migraine comorbidity has shown no correlation with objective cognitive scores, according to a study published in Epilepsy and Behavior.

July 18, 2019

Study Examines Most Common Type of Seizures Found in CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

The most common seizure types in CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD) are epileptic spasms (often without hypsarrhythmia) and tonic seizures that may cluster together.

July 18, 2019

Systematic Review Highlights the Value of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse to Patients, Families and Other Health Care Professionals

The ESPENTE study creates much needed context to the argument for the development of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurses as an integral part of the care provided to people with epilepsy, their family and carers.

July 17, 2019

First Known Case of Double Somatic Mosaicism Reported in Girl with Dravet Syndrome

A genetic phenomenon called double somatic mosaicism was found for a first time in a girl with Dravet syndrome, a case study reports.

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July 17, 2019

Status Epilepticus in Pregnancy: Large-Scale Multicenter Studies Suggested to Create a Uniform Treatment Protocol

Management of status epilepticus in pregnancy is influenced by the cause of SE and duration of pregnancy. It carries a good prognosis if detected early and treated appropriately.

July 17, 2019

Epilepsy Research Findings: July 2019

A round-up of key epilepsy research news from the past month.

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July 15, 2019

Why Do Some Women with Epilepsy Use Valproic Acid Despite Current Guidelines? A Single-Center Cohort Study

Treatment with valproic acid is unavoidable in many women with epilepsy of childbearing age despite recent regulations.

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