Upstate doses first patient in national clinical trial of regenerative human cell therapy for treatment of epilepsy
'This regenerative cell therapy approach has the potential to provide a single-administration, non-destructive alternative for the treatment of drug-resistant focal epilepsy.' (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 30, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Increased suicide attempt risk in people with epilepsy in the presence of concurrent psychogenic nonepileptic seizures - Faiman I, Hodsoll J, Young AH, Shotbolt P.
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that people with concurrent diagnosis of epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are at increased risk of attempting suicide as compared to people with epilepsy or PNES alone. To report on suicide rates. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

' Striking' Jump in Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds'Striking' Jump in Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds
The cost of brand-name antiepileptic drugs has soared 277% in recent years, with brand-name drugs costing 10 times more than their generic counterparts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Risk factors and incidence of epilepsy after severe traumatic brain injury - Pease M, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Puccio A, Nwachuku E, Castellano JF, Okonkwo DO, Elmer J.
We determined incidence of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of 392 patients surviving to discharge, cumulative incidence of PTE was 25% at five years and 32% at fifteen years, an increase compared to historical repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and epilepsy - Giambarberi L, Munger Clary HM.
This article reviews the recent literature on suicide risk factors, assessments, and manage... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Suicidality in patients with epilepsy: why should neurologists care? - Kanner AM.
Suicidality is a relatively common comorbidity in patients with epilepsy (PWE). Population-based studies have revealed lifetime prevalence rates of 25% of suicidal ideation (SI). In addition, PWE without comorbid psychiatric disorders has two to three high... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds Is Soaring
Researchers found that from 2010 to 2018, the cost of brand-named epilepsy drugs rose 277% overall. Over the same period, the cost of generic drugs dropped 42%. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brand-Name Epilepsy Drug Costs Jump
(MedPage Today) -- Prices for brand-name epilepsy drugs rose by 277% from 2008 through 2018, a retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries found. In the same period, generic epilepsy drug prices fell by 42%, reported Samuel Waller Terman... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 15, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Cost of brand-name epilepsy drugs nearly triples in 8 years, study says
A new study reports steadily rising costs for brand-name antiseizure medications, partly spurred by increased prescriptions for the drug lacosamide. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antiseizure Drugs Associated With Movement Disorders Antiseizure Drugs Associated With Movement Disorders
New findings are linking certain antiseizure medications to movement disorders in patients with epilepsy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 13, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Predictive modeling of suicidal ideation in patients with epilepsy - Nemesure MD, Streltzov N, Schommer LM, Lekkas D, Jacobson NC, Bujarski KA.
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of suicide in the United States has seen an increasing trend and is responsible for 1.6% of all mortality nationwide. While suicide has the potential to broadly impact the entire population, it has a substantially increased preval... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Use of These Epilepsy Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Children exposed prenatally to antiseizure medications were at greater risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID), according to a population-based cohort study. By approximately age 8 years, children... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 1, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Epilepsy Imaging Meets Machine Learning Epilepsy Imaging Meets Machine Learning
New studies are rapidly expanding the applicability of machine learning to the personalized management of temporal lobe epilepsy, potentially revolutionizing patient care.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs up to 2.5-times more likely to have child with autism
A study of 4.5million children in Nordic countries found that 1.5 per cent of youngsters born to mothers not taking medication were autistic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seizure-related injuries in people with epilepsy: a cohort study from Saudi Arabia - Asiri S, Al-Otaibi A, Hameed MA, Hamhom A, Al-Enizi A, Eskandrani A, AlKhrisi M, Aldosari MM.
OBJECTIVES: Patients with epilepsy have a high risk of accidents and injuries, resulting in minimized physical activity and social withdrawal. Therefore, we surveyed the types of injuries that adult and paediatric patients with epilepsy may endure, the fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news