Editorial: Recent Advances in Pathophysiological Studies and Treatment of Epilepsy.

Editorial: Recent Advances in Pathophysiological Studies and Treatment of Epilepsy. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2018;16(1):3-4 Authors: Yin G, Yao G, Zhang K, Li B PMID: 29301484 [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract PMID: 30539914 [PubMed - in process]
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Conclusions: Autoimmune encephalitis is becoming an increasing risk factor of subsequent epilepsy in older people. Older patients with new epilepsy are more likely to respond to antiepileptic drugs, and drug-resistant epilepsy is uncommon. PMID: 30539903 [PubMed - in process]
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Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures die at a rate similar to those with epilepsy, which is more than double that of the average population.Medscape Medical News
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Patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy can develop a tolerance to cannabis-based therapy, a finding that may have implications for long-term management, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy can develop a tolerance to cannabis-based therapy, a finding that may have implications for long-term management, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Up to 70 million people worldwide have epilepsy and there are many Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat it. These include reviews that work with the original researchers to gather data on everyone who was in their studies, to perform individual participant data meta-analyses. In June 2018, Sarah Nevitt and colleagues from the University of Liverpool in the UK updated one of these reviews, comparing two commonly used drugs, lamotrigine and carbamazepine.
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ABSTRACT Neurocysticercosis is one of the most common risk factors for epilepsy but its association with drug-resistant epilepsy remains uncertain. Conjectures of an association with drug-resistant epilepsy have been fueled by reports of an association between calcific neurocysticercosis lesions (CNL) and hippocampal sclerosis (HS) from specialized epilepsy centers in Taenia solium-endemic regions. The debate arising from these reports is whether the association is causal. Evidence for the association is not high quality but sufficiently persuasive to merit further investigation with longitudinal imaging studies in populat...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This analysis demonstrates a large variety of etiologies in patients with unknown unconsciousness of acute onset who are admitted to an ED. As neurological diagnoses are among the most common etiologies, neurological qualification is required in the ED, and availability of diagnostics such as cerebral imaging is indispensable and recommended as an early step in a standardized clinical approach.Eur Neurol 2018;80:179 –186
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Authors: Whelehan A, Delanty N Abstract INTRODUCTION: Counseling for women with epilepsy of childbearing potential surrounding pregnancy issues is of the utmost importance and should be done when antiepileptic medications are prescribed and reviewed regularly at clinic visits. Physicians must be familiar with risks associated with antiepileptic medication, and endeavor to minimize risks to a fetus while selecting best medications for epilepsy type. Areas covered: The authors discuss the role of folic acid, updated evidence relating to the occurrence of major congenital malformations and neurocognitive risks associa...
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