Dravet syndrome is a terrible disease generally caused by mutations of the SCN1A gene. Recently others genes such as STXBP1 have been involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. The STXBP1 mutation in patients with Dravet Syndrome may additionally causes several parkinsonian features usually attributed to carriers of the SCN1A mutation. Management continues to be difficult; that is why Cannabidiol emerged as valid option for treatment of this condition.
October 28, 2020
Recognizing and Refuting the Myth of Tongue Swallowing During a Seizure
There is a harmful myth that persists in modern culture that one should place objects into a seizing person’s mouth to prevent “swallowing the tongue.” Despite expert guidelines against this, the idea remains alive in popular media and public belief. The authors of this study aimed to investigate the myth’s origins and discredit it.
October 27, 2020
Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy in Older People: A 30-Year Longitudinal Cohort Study
This study sought to describe the clinical characteristics and evaluate the long-term treatment outcomes in older people with newly diagnosed epilepsy over the past 30 years.