Fertility rates no different for women with epilepsy

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) 'Myth-busting' study among women with no history of infertility finds that those with epilepsy are just as likely to become pregnant as those without.
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Conclusions:Results provide preliminary evidence that an intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may provide maternal and fetal health benefits, with minimal effect on maternal perception of sleep quality and objectively estimated sleep time. Further research to explore relationships between objectively determined maternal sleep position, maternal respiratory indices, and fetal well-being is warranted.Citation:Warland J, Dorrian J, Kember AJ, Phillips C, Borazjani A, Morrison JL, O'Brien LM. Modifying maternal sleep position in late pregnancy through positional therapy: a feasibility study.J Clin Sleep Med. 2...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
We describe an 8-year-old male with a pathogenicUNC80 mutation, intellectual disability, hypotonia and epilepsy with severe central sleep apnea (213.5 events/h) on polysomnography (PSG). We also describe a 20-month-old female with aKCNJ11 mutation, neonatal diabetes and developmental delay who had severe central sleep apnea (131.1 events/h). Both patients had irregular respiratory patterns during sleep and wakefulness and were placed on empiric bilevel positive airway pressure therapy, which was well tolerated with resolution of abnormal respiratory control and hypercapnia. Patients withUNC80 andKCNJ11 gene mutations may h...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionRatings on the BRIEF, CBCL, and TRF are moderately to highly correlated, suggesting a (strong) link between executive and behavioral functioning. Subtle differences between parents and teachers ratings suggest different executive function demands in various settings.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Women with epilepsy and no history of infertility have a similar likelihood of achieving pregnancy as peers without epilepsy, according to a study published online April 30 in JAMA Neurology. Page B. Pennell, M.D., from...
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This multicenter cohort study aims to determine if women with epilepsy without a prior diagnosis of infertility or related disorders are as likely to achieve pregnancy within 12 months as their peers without epilepsy.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion Using consensual knowledge lists might promote congruence in educating and/or training community pharmacists on women's issues in epilepsy. Future studies are needed to investigate if such lists can improve health services provided to women with epilepsy (WWE). Graphical abstract
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Using consensual knowledge lists might promote congruence in educating and/or training community pharmacists on women's issues in epilepsy. Future studies are needed to investigate if such lists can improve health services provided to women with epilepsy (WWE). PMID: 29127865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Conclusion: In utero exposure to environmental mutagens contributes to somatic and germline mosaicism, permanently affecting both the genetic health of the F1 and the population gene pool. Citation: Meier MJ, O’Brien JM, Beal MA, Allan B, Yauk CL, Marchetti F. 2017. In utero exposure to benzo[a]pyrene increases mutation burden in the soma and sperm of adult mice. Environ Health Perspect 125:82–88; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP211 *These authors contributed equally to this work. Address correspondence to F. Marchetti, Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau, Health Canada, 50 Colombine Driveway, Ot...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Articles January 2017 Source Type: research
ConclusionParental infertility or fertility treatment was not associated with an overall risk of childhood epilepsy. Parental infertility may be associated with an increased risk of idiopathic generalised epilepsy; a subtype of epilepsy believed to be of genetic origin.
Source: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionParental infertility or fertility treatment was not associated with an overall risk of childhood epilepsy. Parental infertility may be associated with an increased risk of idiopathic generalised epilepsy; a subtype of epilepsy believed to be of genetic origin.
Source: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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