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January 22, 2021

Inflammation in Genetic Epilepsy

Study finds that mice with a particular GABA-A receptor subunit mutation have increased neuroinflammation in multiple brain regions.

January 21, 2021

The Severe Epilepsy Syndromes of Infancy: A Population-Based Study

Three quarters of severe epilepsies of infancy could be assigned an epilepsy syndrome or "variant syndrome" at presentation.

January 21, 2021

CHOP Researchers Characterize Shared Pathways in Epilepsy and Autism

Researchers identified genes that may contribute to the shared genetic etiology between epilepsy and autism, which could eventually be used for personalized treatment and management.

January 20, 2021

Cross-National Disparities Contribute to Heterogeneity in Patient Outcomes Following Invasive Monitoring

Although patient-specific variables were the primary determinant of seizure outcomes, cross-national disparities also contribute to heterogeneities in outcomes for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

January 20, 2021

Mechanism Connects Epilepsy and Enzyme Deficiency

The new results indicate that Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy 35 (EIEE35), a neurological disorder characterized by epileptic seizures and associated with deficiency of ITPA, may involve cell membranes becoming more excitable because of depolarization caused by ITPA deficiency.

January 19, 2021

The Perceived Impact of COVID-19 and Associated Restrictions on Young People with Epilepsy in the UK: Young People and Caregiver Survey

Perceived increases in seizures, reluctance to go to hospital and cancelled investigations are likely to impact on epilepsy management. The wider psychosocial impact is also likely to be significant with increases in child and caregiver mental health problems in an already vulnerable group.

January 19, 2021

Is the Risk of COVID-19 Contraction Increased in Patients with Epilepsy?

The single most important factor associated with contracting COVID-19 is a close relative with this infection. Symptomatic COVID-19 does not seem to be more likely in patients with epilepsy.

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January 19, 2021

Epilepsy Research News: January 2021

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

January 15, 2021

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Epilepsy Treatment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Lack of health professionals and non-adherence to conventional epilepsy treatment are strongly associated with the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

January 15, 2021

Girls With Rett Have Higher Rate of Menstrual Seizures, Study Says

Catamenial seizures, also known as menstrual seizures since they are linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle and related hormone levels in the body, were seen in 17 Rett patients (22.1%).

January 15, 2021

Prevalence of Epilepsy in Bangladesh: Results from a National Household Survey

This study serves useful evidence for tailoring interventions aimed to reduce the burden of epilepsy and access to antiepileptic treatment in health facilities in Bangladesh.

January 15, 2021

Availability, Affordability, and Quality of Essential Antiepileptic Drugs in Lao PDR

Availability remains very low and phenobarbital, which is the most available and affordable AED was the worst in terms of quality. A drug policy addressing epilepsy treatment gap would reduce these barriers.

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