Folate in Young Women With Epilepsy: Start Early, Remind Often Folate in Young Women With Epilepsy: Start Early, Remind Often

A new epilepsy outcomes study showed that black women are half as likely to take folic acid as women in other racial groups, but more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and pregnancy complications.Medscape Medical News
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This article focuses on potential toxic risk to the fetus of medications deemed necessary to manage several common maternal neurologic issues: m ultiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and headache during pregnancy and postpartum. It is important for the practitioner to have an understanding beyond the category system to understand the potential toxic risks to the infant.
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Potential risks to the fetus or infant should be considered prior to medication during pregnancy and lactation. It is essential to evaluate the exposure levels of drugs and their related factors in addition to toxicological effects. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological complications in pregnancy; some women continue to use antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to control seizures. Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are widely prescribed for several women who experience symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia during the postpartum period. In this review, we describe the 1) transport mechanisms of AEDs across the placent...
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
Abstract Although COVID-19 is predominantly a respiratory disease, it is known to affect multiple organ systems. In this article, we highlight the impact of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus causing COVID-19) on the central nervous system as there is an urgent need to understand the longitudinal impacts of COVID-19 on brain function, behaviour and cognition. Furthermore, we address the possibility of intergenerational impacts of COVID-19 on the brain, potentially via both maternal and paternal routes. Evidence from preclinical models of earlier coronaviruses has shown direct viral infiltration across the blood-brain bar...
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Psychiatry Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Video-EEG recording could be considered an important and objective tool that allows the evaluation of behavioural state and clinical and neurological signs in newborns in utero exposed to psychoactive drugs and the neurophysiological definition of signs and symptoms, which cannot be evaluated by FNAST such as startles and its variability during subsequent days after birth, subclinical seizures or brain injuries. PMID: 32959806 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali dell Istituto Superiore di Sanita - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ann Ist Super Sanita Source Type: research
If you ask health care providers about the most challenging condition to treat, chronic pain is mentioned frequently. By its nature, chronic pain is a complex and multidimensional experience. Pain perception is affected by our unique biology, our mood, our social environment, and past experiences. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, you already know the heavy burden. People are looking for novel, nonaddictive ways to treat pain Given the ongoing challenges of chronic pain management coupled with the consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners and their patients are searching for eff...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Marijuana Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Publication date: November 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 112Author(s): Chun-yu Huang, Yin-mei Dai, Li-min Feng, Wan-li Gao
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Epilepsy in pregnancy can lead to substantial maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Early intervention in pregnant women with epilepsy (WWE), accurate assessment of the severity of their condition, and effective treatment are required to improve maternal and neonatal prognosis. Many obstetricians lack experience in monitoring and treating pregnant WWE. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of pregnant WWE and examine maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Medical records of 75 pregnant women with a history of epilepsy who ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Rationale: Rhabdomyoma is the most common type of fetal heart tumors and 50% to 60% of cardiac rhabdomyomas are associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). TSC is characterized by hamartomas in multiple organ systems including the brain, heart, skin, lungs, and kidneys, resulting in complications such as learning difficulties, epilepsy, behavioral problems, and renal failure. The etiological diagnosis of Rhabdomyoma is very important. Patient concerns: A 22-year-old G2P0 woman chose to terminate the pregnancy at 24 + 4 weeks of gestation because of the presence of a cardiac space-occupying lesion in the fetu...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Brazil experienced a disproportionately higher rate of microcephaly cases in November 2015 with evidence of a causal link with Zika virus (ZIKV) infections during pregnancy. Epilepsy is a major neurological feature seen as part of congenital Zika virus syndrome (CZVS). Different seizure types and electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities have been described in association with this syndrome. However, clinical and neurophysiological features of epilepsy seen in children with CZVS are not fully understood.
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Short Communications Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 August 2020Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Melikova Shahla, Bagirova Hijran, Magalov Sharif
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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