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Feb 24, 2017
Baftiu A, Johannessen Landmark C, Rusten IR, Feet SA, Johannessen SI, Larsson PG
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in utilisation of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in epilepsy and non-epilepsy disorders in Norway and furthermore to study the retention rates of the most commo...
Feb 22, 2017
Fishman J, Cohen G, Josephson C, Collier AM, Bharatham S, Zhang Y, Wild I
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of antiepileptic drug (AED) change and dose titration on the emotional well-being of patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Members of an online epilepsy community were invited to...
Feb 22, 2017
Rzezak P, Lima EM, Gargaro AC, Coimbra E, de Vincentiis S, Velasco TR, Leite JP, Busatto GF, Valente KD
OBJECTIVE: Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) have episodic memory impairment. Memory has rarely been evaluated using an ecologic measure, even though performance on these tes...
Feb 17, 2017
Tanaka T, Ihara M
Post-stroke epilepsy (PSE) is a common complication after stroke, yet treatment options remain limited. While many physicians prescribe antiepileptic drugs (AED) for secondary prevention of PSE, it is unclear which tre...
Feb 16, 2017
Weil AG, Le NM, Jayakar P, Resnick T, Miller I, Fallah A, Duchowny M, Bhatia S
OBJECTIVE Seizure onset in the insular cortex as a cause of refractory epilepsy is underrepresented in the pediatric population, possibly due to difficulties localizing seizure onset in deep anatomical structures and l...
Feb 15, 2017
Jenny B, Smoll N, El Hassani Y, Momjian S, Pollo C, Korff CM, Seeck M, Schaller K
OBJECTIVE Like adults, many children suffering from intractable seizures benefit from surgical therapy. Although various reports indicate that early intervention may avoid severe developmental consequences often associ...
Feb 15, 2017
Garamendi-Ruiz I, García-García ME, Bertol-Alegre V, Mauri-Llerda JÁ, García-Morales I, Garayoa-Irigoyen V, Agúndez-Sarasola M, De Toledo-Heras M, García-Morales V, García-Gomara MJ, Arcos-Sánchez C, Gago-Veiga A, Escalza-Cortina I, Rueda-Mena E, Muñoz-Fargas E, Santos-Lasaosa S, Oliván-Usieto JA, Julián LD, Gómez-Esteban JC, Marinas-Alejo A
Perampanel, a non-competitive antagonist of the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid receptors, is the most recent antiepileptic drug available in Spain, marketed in January 2014. It was initially appr...
Feb 14, 2017
Ishizue N, Niwano S, Saito M, Fukaya H, Nakamura H, Igarashi T, Fujiishi T, Yoshizawa T, Oikawa J, Satoh A, Kishihara J, Murakami M, Niwano H, Miyaoka H, Ako J
PURPOSE: Recent reports have documented the appearance of Brugada-type ST elevation in cases of overdose of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). However, little is known about changes on electrocardiographs (ECGs) during AED us...
Feb 14, 2017
Fantaneanu TA, Hurwitz S, van Meurs K, Llewellyn N, O'Laughlin KN, Dworetzky BA
PURPOSE: Seizures are a common reason for visiting the Emergency Department (ED). There is a growing body of literature highlighting disparities in seizure care related to race and ethnicity. Our goal was to identify r...
Feb 14, 2017
Verrotti A, Mencaroni E, Cofini M, Castagnino M, Leo A, Russo E, Belcastro V
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is a broad spectrum antiepileptic drug (AED) that is generally regarded as a first-choice agent for most forms of idiopathic and symptomatic generalised epilepsies. Available data sugges...

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