Findings from a new study indicate that compared with children who were not exposed to the drug, children with in utero exposure to sodium valproate have lower scores on national tests at age 7 years.
Epilepsy and Seizure
What are the risks of birth defects and perinatal outcomes for infants exposed to various AEDs in utero?
Epilepsy appears to be the main reason for an increased risk of serious traffic accidents among patients with the disease —not anti-epileptic drugs.
Clinicians should use caution when prescribing this medication in patients with heart disease because of risk of severe adverse effects and even death. Test your skills in this FDA quiz.
In patients with epilepsy who live in western societies, suicide rates are increasing. Does culture play a role? Here's a study of Asian populations.
Although rare, new onset refractory status epilepticus can be life threatening if not identified quickly.
Starting eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) at 400 mg daily may result in fewer adverse effects than starting at 800 mg for most patients with partial onset seizures.
Differential diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like syndrome.
A summary of cutting-edge technology, including the world’s smallest fully implantable spinal cord neurostimulator for the treatment of chronic pain.
The highest level of comprehensive care targets youths with epilepsy who have known comorbid psychiatric, developmental, and cognitive disorders and/or a history of nonadherence to seizure medication.