UNISON disabled members rep hails new epilepsy toolkit
UNISON has welcomed a new employer toolkit which was launched in October by Epilepsy Action to support employees with epilepsy. Louise Ashworth (pictured above), a member of Barnardo’s branch and of UNISON’s national disabled members committee, has lived with epilepsy for over 20 years. Speaking of working with the condition, she said: “Some employers do not understand epilepsy and, frequently, they consider epilepsy in a medicalised way rather than focusing on removing barriers. “The low percentage of people with epilepsy who are in employment is really concerning and it illustrates the discriminat...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article disabled members Source Type: news

Child's 'tonsillitis' turned out to be a one-in-a-million form of epilepsy
Previously healthy Reggie Johnson, from Harwich in Essex, was diagnosed with a rare type of epilepsy that causes him to have back-to-back seizures for 24 hours or more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VR experiment with rats offers new insights about how neurons enable learning
Scientists have long understood that the region of the brain called the hippocampus is important for memory, learning and navigation.Now, scientists in a UCLA lab led by neurophysicist Mayank Mehta are gaining a deeper understanding of how the hippocampus works on a circuit level — that is, functions involving networks of millions of neurons. That knowledge could be an important step toward the development of treatments for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and epilepsy, all of which are related to dysfunction in the hippocampus.In their latest study, published in the journal Nat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Time to Retire Enzyme-Inducing Antiseizure Meds to Cut CVD Risk? Time to Retire Enzyme-Inducing Antiseizure Meds to Cut CVD Risk?
Long-term use of enzyme-inducing antiseizure medications may increase incident cardiovascular disease risk in patients with epilepsy, prompting calls by some neurologists to retire the drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Troubling connections between epilepsy, health problems during childbirth
The risk of severe maternal morbidity — serious problems such as needing blood transfusions, hysterectomies or ventilators — are found to be steep, researchers say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Epidiolex Plus THC May Lower Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy Epidiolex Plus THC May Lower Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy
Combining the cannabidiol with various doses of tetrahydrocannabinol may reduce number of seizures in children and young adults with epilepsy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Spark signs gene therapy licensing deal valued at up to $328.5M
Philadelphia gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics signed a collaboration and licensing agreement Tuesday that gives its exclusive rights to further develop and commercialize a Swedish company's experimental focal epilepsy treatment. Under the terms of agreement, Spark, of division of Roche, will pay CombiGene up to $328.5 million plus royalties for the rights to its CG01 gene therapy project. The deal includes $8.5 million upfront and $50 million when certain preclinical and clinical milestones… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Spark signs gene therapy licensing deal valued at up to $328.5M
Philadelphia gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics signed a collaboration and licensing agreement Tuesday that gives its exclusive rights to further develop and commercialize a Swedish company's experimental focal epilepsy treatment. Under the terms of agreement, Spark, of division of Roche, will pay CombiGene up to $328.5 million plus royalties for the rights to its CG01 gene therapy project. The deal includes $8.5 million upfront and $50 million when certain preclinical and clinical milestones… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Genetic Testing Valuable in the Clinical Management of Epilepsy Genetic Testing Valuable in the Clinical Management of Epilepsy
Positive findings from genetic testing for patients with epilepsy helps guide clinical man-agement and improves patient outcomes, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AI accurately identifies artifacts on diffusion MRI
Artifacts on diffusion MRI can be accurately identified by an artificial intelligenc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline AI algorithm can detect, quantify brain infarcts MRI shows 8 neuroradiologic patterns of COVID-19 Functional, diffusion MRI could benefit from AI AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UTSA gets nearly $13M for brain cancer research
UTSA will assist in the five-year study into the treatment of elimination of multiple neurological diseases, including epilepsy and Alzheimer ’s. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UTSA gets nearly $13M for brain cancer research
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.5 million to researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio to advance new methods for studying genetic brain disorders. UTSA will assist in the five-year study into the treatment of multiple neurological diseases, including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Bernard Arulanandam, vice president for research, economic development and knowledge enterprise at UTSA, said the NIH grant is one of the largest research awards th e university has ever received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

SPECT predicts outcomes in brain surgery for epilepsy
By providing detail on perfusion in the brain, SPECT can predict how long patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI guidance improves epilepsy treatment surgery MRI leads the way in neuroimaging innovation Icometrix nets FDA OK for epilepsy detection software Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors MEG helmet enables 3D functional brain imaging in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pitch and rhythm perception and verbal short-term memory in acute traumatic brain injury - Anderson KS, Gosselin N, Sadikot AF, Lagu ë-Beauvais M, Kang ESH, Fogarty AE, Marcoux J, Dagher J, De Guise E.
Music perception deficits are common following acquired brain injury due to stroke, epilepsy surgeries, and aneurysmal clipping. Few studies have examined these deficits following traumatic brain injury (TBI), resulting in an under-diagnosis in this popula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparing seizure-related death and suicide in younger adults with epilepsy - Kl øvgaard M, Lynge TH, Tsiropoulos I, Uldall PV, Banner J, Winkel BG, Ryvlin P, Tfelt-Hansen J, Sabers A.
Younger adults with epilepsy have an increased mortality. Some deaths are seizure-related, e.g. sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), while others, e.g. suicide, have multiple causes including adverse effects of the treatment on mood. In this retros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Impact of antiepileptic drugs on simulated driving in patients with epilepsy - Saji M, Kanemoto K, Matsuoka E, Iwamoto K.
This study examined ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A national study of epilepsy-related deaths in Scotland: trends, mechanisms, and avoidable deaths - Mbizvo GK, Schnier C, Simpson CR, Chin RFM, Duncan SE.
This study was undertaken to investigate the trends and mechanisms of epilepsy-related deaths in Scotland, highlighting the proportion that were potentially avoidable. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational data-linkage study of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ekiti Denies Administering Spoilt Covid-19 Vaccines On Citizens
[This Day] Ado-Ekiti -- The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti State, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, has dispelled the rumour that the Moderna vaccines being administering on residents to curtail the spread of Covid 19 virus have spoilt due to epileptic power supply. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy
CBD gel, added to antiseizure medication, may help reduce seizures and improve quality of life in children with developmental and epileptic encephalopathies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Examine the Mozart K448 Effect in Epilepsy
Why Mozart? Dartmouth researchers seek mechanisms for the anti-epileptic properties of Mozart’s K448 as a therapeutic potential for epilepsy. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 16, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Research epilepsy Mozart Source Type: news

Data Supporting Cannabis for Childhood Epilepsy Remain Scarce Data Supporting Cannabis for Childhood Epilepsy Remain Scarce
Although cannabis-based medicinal products have shown early promise in refractory childhood epilepsy, that should not supplant acceptable standards of evidence, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Occipital tau deposition and astrogliosis after traumatic brain injuries in a kendo player - Uchida Y, Horimoto Y, Shibata H, Kuno T, Usami T, Takada K, Iida A, Ueki Y, Okamura N, Matsukawa N.
Traumatic brain injury-related epilepsy should be considered in kendo players with cognitive dysfunctions and seizures. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Oral Presentations Demonstrate Importance of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) as Key Efficacy Indicator and Show Strong Patient Adherence Rates
September 11, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data demonstrating robust prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response and strong adherence rates in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) treated with ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in the real-world clinical setting. The strong PSA response was also seen in a separate post-hoc analysis that showed a correlation between rapid and deep PSA response and prolonged survival in both metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC) and nmCRPC. The post-hoc analysis also...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Science and Innovation in the Treatment of Solid Tumors at ESMO Annual Congress
September 8, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than ten data presentations from its lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer portfolio and pipeline will be featured during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2021 virtual meeting, September 16–21. Further details about these data and the science Janssen is advancing will be made available throughout ESMO via the Janssen Oncology Virtual Newsroom.“With a diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline spanning bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate can...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Sit. Fetch. Stay. Detect seizure. Yes, you read that correctly. While many dogs are adept at following basic instructions such as " sit " and " roll over " with some practice and the promise of a treat, new research shows... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Therapeutic Brain Implant Won't Alter Personality in Epilepsy Patients: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Implanted brain stimulation devices used to treat epilepsy won't turn patients into someone they don't recognize, a small study shows. " We found that the brain implants did not transform patients'sense of self or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

These parents are sure this oil has transformed their children's health
Charlie was first diagnosed with epilepsy as a tiny baby, and his father Matt Hughes, 41, an IT manager from Norwich, admits he initially thought it was 'nothing big'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insights Into Genes Driving Epilepsy Could Help With Treatment
MONDAY, Sept. 6, 2021 -- Danish researchers have found genetic causes for epilepsy in half of children they studied and said half of those could be treated with targeted therapies. That's the upshot of genetic testing of 290 children born between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo, Google Research develop new AI algorithm to improve brain stimulation devices to treat disease
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― For millions of people with epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, electrical stimulation of the brain already is widening treatment possibilities. In the future, electrical stimulation may help people with psychiatric illness and direct brain injuries, such as stroke. Howe ver, studying how brain networks interact with each other is complicated. Brain networks can be explored by delivering brief pulses of electrical current in one area of a patient's brain while… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nigeria: A Plant Grown in Nigeria Shows Potential for Epilepsy Treatment
[The Conversation Africa] Epilepsy is a brain disorder that arises from imbalances of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. This disorder manifests as recurring seizure, unconsciousness and momentary loss of memory. These events are frequent and unpredictable. This is because the brain cells called neurons either overwork or are unable to balance the release of two chemicals that are vital for normal brain function: gamma aminobutyric acid and glutamate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Striving to Deliver Better Outcomes: Janssen to Showcase Commitment to Advancing Science for Genitourinary Cancers at AUA 2021
August 31, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple company-sponsored presentations in prostate and bladder cancers will be highlighted at the virtual 2021 American Urological Association Annual Meeting (AUA 2021), September 10-13. “Janssen maintains a strong commitment to advancing innovation and new therapeutic options for patients with genitourinary malignancies. As the treatment of genitourinary cancers becomes more complex, we continue to work with urologists and their teams to improve outcomes for patients across the continuum of disease...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Medical writer CAROLINE SCOTT describes her son's battle with terrifying seizures
CAROLINE SCOTT: Until my son had his first seizure at school aged 17, I had no idea how many people in the UK suffer from epilepsy.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health: Even untrained pet dogs can detect when their owners are about to have an epileptic seizure
Pet dogs were exposed to odours harvested from the sweat of people who were about to have, were having or just had a seizure by experts led from Queen's University Belfast. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop brain organoids with complex neural activity
Researchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have developed brain organoids — 3D brain-like structures grown from human stem cells — that show organized waves of activity similar to those found in living human brains.Then, while studying organoids grown from stem cells derived from patients with the neurological disorder Rett syndrome, the scientists were able to observe patterns of electrical activity resembling seizures, a hallmark of the condition.The study, published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, broadens the list of brain...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One Step Closer Towards Personalized Epilepsy Management One Step Closer Towards Personalized Epilepsy Management
A novel machine learning model links drug mechanism of action and patients'genetic and clinical background to anti-epileptic drug response, paving the way for more personalized epilepsy management.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Brain injuries can set up an epileptogenic neuronal network - Pototskiy E, Dellinger JR, Bumgarner S, Patel J, Sherrerd-Smith W, Musto AE.
Development of epilepsy or epileptogenesis promotes recurrent seizures. As of today, there are no effective prophylactic therapies to prevent the onset of epilepsy. Contributing to this deficiency of preventive therapy is the lack of clarity in fundamental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Some Newer Antiseizure Meds May Not Increase Suicide Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 -- Some newer antiseizure medications (ASMs) do not appear to increase suicidality in epilepsy, according to a review published online Aug. 2 in JAMA Neurology. Pavel Klein, M.B.B.Chir., from Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Warning light flash frequency as a method for visual communication to drivers - Skinner NP, LaPlumm TT, Bullough JD.
Service vehicles use flashing warning lights to indicate their presence to approaching drivers. Present standards offer ranges of flash frequencies to enhance conspicuity and avoid potential risks of photosensitive epilepsy or other issues. But, in practic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The military injuries-understanding post-traumatic epilepsy study: understanding relationships among lifetime TBI history, epilepsy, and quality of life - Pugh MJ, Kennedy E, Gugger J, Mayo J, Tate DF, Swan A, Kean J, Altalib HH, Gowda S, Towne A, Hinds SR, Van Cott A, Lopez MR, Jaramillo C, Eapen BC, McCafferty R, Salinsky M, Cramer J, McMillan KK, Kalvesmaki A, Diaz-Arrastia R.
Understanding risk for epilepsy among individuals who sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is crucial for effective intervention and prevention. However, mTBI is frequently undocumented or poorly documented in health records. Further, health record... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pfizer and Flynn accused of overcharging NHS for epilepsy drug
UK watchdog finds pharma groups ‘exploited a loophole’ to increase cost of pills by more than 2,000% (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' No Justification' for Suicide Warning on All Antiseizure Meds'No Justification' for Suicide Warning on All Antiseizure Meds
There is no current evidence that five newer antiseizure medications increase suicidality in patients with epilepsy and merit a suicidality class warning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

NeuroPace launches epilepsy platform to personalize seizure care
The new portal helps collect and offer insights about a patient's seizure data in real-time.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Can a Supplement That Mimics the Keto Diet Reduce Seizures? Can a Supplement That Mimics the Keto Diet Reduce Seizures?
A supplement that has a similar effect as the ketogenic diet is well-tolerated and appears to reduce seizures in resistant epilepsy, early research suggests. However, at least one expert has concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy, violence, and crime. A historical analysis - Gyimesi J.
In the 19th and early 20th century, epilepsy was one of the most investigated disorders in forensic psychiatry and psychology. The possible subsidiary symptoms of epilepsy (such as temporal confusion, alterations of consciousness, or increased aggression) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reverse optogenetic tool developed
(Ruhr-University Bochum) A new optogenetic tool, a protein that can be controlled by light, has been characterized by researchers at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum. They used an opsin - a protein that occurs in the brain and eyes - from zebrafish and introduced it into the brain of mice. Unlike other optogenetic tools, this opsin is not switched on but rather switched off by light. Experiments also showed that the tool could be suitable for investigating changes in the brain that are responsible for the development of epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain-repair discovery could lead to new epilepsy treatments
(University of Virginia Health System) Researchers have discovered a previously unknown repair process in the brain that they hope could be harnessed and enhanced to treat seizure-related brain injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Social impairment in children with epilepsy assessed by the social responsiveness scale - Aburahma SK, Hammouri H, Hazaimeh E, Jbarah O, Nassar A, Almasri A, Al Momani M, Bashtawi M.
Children with epilepsy are at risk for impaired social cognition and autism. We aimed at evaluating the utility of the social responsiveness scale (SRS) for assessment of social impairment in these children. Prospective study; the SRS was applied to a grou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newborn screening for epilepsy in sight through the discovery of novel disease biomarkers
(Radboud University Nijmegen) The door has finally opened on screening newborn babies for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE), a severe inherited metabolic disorder. This screening promises to enable better and earlier treatment of the disease. To identify new biomarkers that can be used in the newborn screening protocol, also known as the neonatal heel prick, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center joined forces with scientists at the Radboud University's FELIX laser laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women's health inquiry: Anger at slow progress
An epilepsy drug, a pregnancy test and mesh implants have all caused women or their babies harm. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news