Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to epilepsy in children

Journal Reference: Kelsey Kathleen Wiggs, Ayehsa C Sujan, Martin E Rickert, Patrick D Quinn, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lichtenstein, Brian M D’Onofrio, A Sara Oberg. Maternal Serotonergic Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and Risk of Seizures in Children. Neurology, 2022 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200516 “The findings of this study are very important,” said study author Ayesha Sujan, PhD, of … Read more

Some types of epilepsy may be associated with worse quality of life

Journal Reference: James J Gugger, Eamonn Kennedy, Samin Panahi, David F Tate, Ali Roghani, Anne C Van Cott, M Raquel Lopez, Hamada Altalib, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Mary Jo Pugh. Multimodal Quality of Life Assessment in Post-9/11 Veterans With Epilepsy: Impact of Drug Resistance, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Comorbidity. Neurology, 2022; 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200146 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200146 “Our study suggests … Read more

Vagus nerve stimulation lowers costs of care for children with uncontrolled epilepsy

Journal Reference: Lu Zhang, Matt Hall, Sandi K. Lam. Hospital costs associated with vagus nerve stimulation and medical treatment in pediatric patients with refractory epilepsy. Epilepsia, 2022; DOI: 10.1111/epi.17208 A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the journal Epilepsiaexamined a population of pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. For these … Read more

Adult epilepsy treatment reduces seizures in children

Journal Reference: Yasunori Nagahama, Thomas M Zervos, Kristina K Murata, Lynette Holman, Torin Karsonovich, Jonathon J Parker, Jia-Shu Chen, H Westley Phillips, Marytery Fajardo, Hiroki Nariai, Shaun A Hussain, Brenda E Porter, Gerald A Grant, John Ragheb, Shelly Wang, Brent R O’Neill, Allyson L Alexander, Robert J Bollo, Aria Fallah. Real-World Preliminary Experience With Responsive … Read more