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will wane over a few days. Nasal decongestant products should be avoided. In some places, herbal products that contain various constituents, such as Ma Huang (ephedra), have been used in treating COVID-19. These products should be avoided in patients with epilepsy as they may interact with ASM and could exacerbate seizures. Patients should always be asked about nonprescription medication and natural product use when taking a medication history. Possible Drugs for Treating COVID-19 Several different (...) Managing Patients with Epilepsy during COVID-19 - Pharmacotherapy-related Recommendations COVID-19 | Pharmacotherapy and Epilepsy | American Epilepsy Society Google Tag Manager | | | You are here » COVID-19 | Pharmacotherapy and Epilepsy COVID-19 | Pharmacotherapy and Epilepsy T his page was last updated April 17, 2020 Managing Patients with Epilepsy during COVID-19 Pharmacotherapy-related Recommendations Prepared by a Task Force of the AES Council on Clinical Activities: Timothy Welty, PharmD
Seizures after posterior fossa surgery: Exploring the unknown, a systematic review- Seizures after posterior fossa surgery: Exploring the unknown, a systematic review- | Research Square Browse Tools & Services Your Cart This is a preprint, a preliminary version of a manuscript that has not completed peer review at a journal. Research Square does not conduct peer review prior to posting preprints. The posting of a preprint on this server should not be interpreted as an endorsement of its (...) validity or suitability for dissemination as established information or for guiding clinical practice. Research Seizures after posterior fossa surgery: Exploring the unknown, a systematic review- Ravish R keni, Surya Prakash Rao, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, Harsh Deora, Quiñones-Ossa GA, Amit Agrawal Ravish R keni ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6278-9540 Surya Prakash Rao Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar Harsh Deora Quiñones-Ossa GA Amit Agrawal Corresponding Author DOI: License: This work is licensed
Antiepileptic drugs as prophylaxis for postcraniotomy seizures. This is an updated version of the Cochrane Review previously published in 2018. The incidence of seizures following supratentorial craniotomy for non-traumatic pathology has been estimated to be between 15% to 20%; however, the risk of experiencing a seizure appears to vary from 3% to 92% over a five-year period. Postoperative seizures can precipitate the development of epilepsy; seizures are most likely to occur within the first (...) month of cranial surgery. The use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) administered pre- or postoperatively to prevent seizures following cranial surgery has been investigated in a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).To determine the efficacy and safety of AEDs when used prophylactically in people undergoing craniotomy and to examine which AEDs are most effective.For the latest update we searched the following databases on 29 September 2019: Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialized Register, CENTRAL
for adults and children with drug-resistant focal onset or generalised onset epilepticseizures, when compared with placebo or another antiepileptic agent.For the latest update we searched the following databases on 4 June 2019: Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS Web), MEDLINE (Ovid) 1946 to 3 June, 2019. The Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS Web) includes the Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialized Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and randomised or quasi-randomised (...) Clonazepam add-on therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in 2018, Issue 5. Epilepsy affects over 70 million people worldwide, and nearly a quarter of patients with seizures have drug-resistant epilepsy. People with drug-resistant epilepsy have increased risks of premature death, injuries, psychosocial dysfunction, and a reduced quality of life.To assess the efficacy and tolerability of clonazepam when used as an add-on therapy
A systematic review to assess seizure risk with chloroquine therapy in persons with epilepsy A systematic review to assess seizure risk with chloroquine therapy in persons with epilepsy | medRxiv Search for this keyword A systematic review to assess seizure risk with chloroquine therapy in persons with epilepsy Sandipan Pati doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.09.20056358 Sandipan Pati 1 Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham , AL 2 Epilepsy and Cognitive Neurophysiology (...) Laboratory, University of Alabama at Birmingham , AL For correspondence: ABSTRACT Background The goal of this systematic review is to assess the published literature for seizure risk with chloroquine therapy in persons with and without epilepsy. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a desperate need for therapy against the SARS CoV-2 virus. Chloroquine is one proposed medication that has received substantial public attention. However, drug labeling in the package insertion states that persons
complex febrile seizures among children.To assess the use of EEG and its timing after complex febrile seizures in children younger than five years of age.For the latest update of this review, we searched the following databases on 12 March 2019: Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS Web), which includes the Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialized Register and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); MEDLINE (Ovid, 1946 to 11 March 2019); and ClinicalTrials.gov. We applied no language (...) restrictions.All randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that examined the utility of an EEG and its timing after complex febrile seizures in children.The review authors selected and retrieved the articles and independently assessed which articles should be included. Any disagreements were resolved by discussion and by consultation with the Cochrane Epilepsy Group. We applied standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane.Of 48 potentially eligible studies, no RCTs met the inclusion criteria.We found
Treatments for the prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review, published in 2016, Issue 7. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is defined as sudden, unexpected, witnessed or unwitnessed, non-traumatic or non-drowning death of people with epilepsy, with or without evidence of a seizure, excluding documented status epilepticus and in whom postmortem examination does not reveal a structural or toxicological cause (...) for death. SUDEP has a reported incidence of 1 to 2 per 1000 patient-years and represents the most common epilepsy-related cause of death. The presence and frequency of generalised tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS), male sex, early age of seizure onset, duration of epilepsy, and polytherapy are all predictors of risk of SUDEP. The exact pathophysiology of SUDEP is currently unknown, although GTCS-induced cardiac, respiratory, and brainstem dysfunction appears likely. Appropriately chosen antiepileptic drug
that exacerbation of seizures, especially from systemic effects of severe COVID-19 infections, will be a major concern. Given this likelihood, all caregivers of patients with epilepsy should take extra care to assist their patients in preventing potential COVID-19 infection. References Theodore WH, Porter RJ. Precipitation of epilepticseizures is influenced by the type of epilepticsyndrome, patient variability, and environmental factors. Epilepsy: 100 Elementary Principles . London: W.B. Saunders Co. Ltd (...) stages of evolution. Realizing both the need for and limitation of current information, this summary provides a focused summary of pertinent clinical diagnostic information about neurological involvement of SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19, especially in relationship to patients with seizures and epilepsy. General issues There are multiple factors which influence frequency of epilepticseizures, including systemic and environmental factors. 1 COVID-19 therefore may exacerbate epilepticseizures from
Lamotrigine add-on therapy for drug-resistant focal epilepsy. This is an updated version of the Cochrane Review previously published in 2016. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, affecting 0.5% to 1% of the population. For nearly 30% of these people, their epilepsy is resistant to currently available drugs. Pharmacological treatment remains the first choice to control epilepsy. Lamotrigine is one of the newer antiepileptic drugs. Lamotrigine, in combination with other antiepileptic drugs (...) (add-on), can reduce seizures, but with some adverse effects.To determine the effects of lamotrigine on (1) seizures, (2) adverse-effect profile, and (3) cognition and quality of life, compared to placebo, when used as an add-on treatment for people with drug-resistant focal epilepsy.For the latest update of the review, we searched the following databases on 9 March 2020: Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS Web), MEDLINE (Ovid, 1946 to March 06, 2020). CRS Web includes randomized or quasi-randomized
is not associated with CBZ in epilepsy. These findings would improve the individualized therapy of epileptic patients in clinics. Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest. Funding Statement This work was supported by Grants from the National Science Foundation of China (No. 81460560 and 81960664) and the Applied Basic Research Program of Yunnan Province of China (No.2017FB134). Author Declarations All relevant ethical guidelines have been followed; any necessary IRB (...) Associations between CYP3A4, CYP3A5 and SCN1A Polymorphisms and Carbamazepine Metabolism in Epilepsy: A Meta-analysis Associations between CYP3A4, CYP3A5 and SCN1A Polymorphisms and Carbamazepine Metabolism in Epilepsy: A Meta-analysis | medRxiv Search for this keyword Associations between CYP3A4, CYP3A5 and SCN1A Polymorphisms and Carbamazepine Metabolism in Epilepsy: A Meta-analysis Gui-Xin Zhao , Zheng Zhang , Wen-Ke Cai , Ming-Li Shen , Ping Wang , Gong-Hao He doi: https://doi.org/10.1101
Oxcarbazepine add-on for drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder. In approximately 30% of epilepsy cases, seizures are uncontrolled by one antiepileptic drug (AED). These people require treatment with a combination of multiple AEDs and are described as having drug-resistant epilepsy. Oxcarbazepine is a keto-analogue of carbamazepine, an established AED, and can be used as an add-on treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy.To assess the efficacy and tolerability (...) , 99% CI 1.17 to 3.54; random-effects model; 6 studies; low-certainty evidence). Hyponatraemia occurred more frequently with oxcarbazepine treatment but not significantly so (RR 2.53, 99% CI 0.27 to 23.85; fixed-effect model; 6 studies; moderate-certainty evidence).Oxcarbazepine might be effective at reducing seizure frequency when used as an add-on for drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The efficacy outcomes - 50% or greater seizure reduction and seizure freedom - were derived from low-certainty
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is a neurological condition characterised by episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain (recurrent seizures). The seizures can be focal or generalised. Current treatments Current treatments 2.2 The main treatment for epilepsy is antiepileptic drugs taken to prevent or reduce the occurrence of seizures. However, many people with epilepsy have drug-resistant epilepsy, which is refractory to drug treatment (estimates vary between 20% and 40% of people with epilepsy). They have frequent seizures (...) or neurological deficit, gait disturbance, visual field deficits, cognitive deficit or psychiatric disturbance, and amnestic disorder. 3.4 Patient commentary was sought but none was received. Committee comments Committee comments 3.5 The committee noted that, in adults, the procedure has primarily been used to treat temporal lobe epilepsy. In children it has primarily been used for hypothalamic hamartomas. 3.6 The committee was informed that the procedure is much less invasive than open surgery. MRI-guided
Vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy and depression Vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy and depression | Washington State Health Care Authority Toggle search Toggle navigation Announcement Menu Apple Health Eligibility Manual Search Close menu Search form Search all of HCA Search Health care services and supports Search Billers, providers, & partners Search Employee & retiree benefits Search About HCA Search Vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy and depression Vagal nerve stimulation (...) for epilepsy and depression Public comment period extended. Public comment on the vagal nerve stimulation draft report has been extended until close of business, March 30, 2020. Submit all comments to: Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for epilepsy and depression was first reviewed by the HTA in 2009. In 2013, a review of VNS medical literature was conducted to determine if newly available evidence published since 2008 was likely to change the original coverage determination. The technology was not selected
Epilepsy in older people. Globally, as populations age there will be challenges and opportunities to deliver optimal health care to senior citizens. Epilepsy, a condition characterised by spontaneous recurrent seizures, is common in older adults (aged >65 years) and yet has received comparatively little attention in this age group. In this Review, we evaluate the underlying causes of epilepsy in older people, explore difficulties in establishing a diagnosis of epilepsy in this population (...) , discuss appropriate antiseizure medications, and evaluate potential surgical treatment options. We consider cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial comorbidities and the effect that epilepsy might have on an older person's broader social or care network in high-income versus middle-income and low-income countries. We emphasise the need for clinical trials to be more inclusive of older people with epilepsy to help inform therapeutic decision making and discuss whether measures to improve vascular
: The 24 reports identified comprise mostly care programs addressing active convulsiveepilepsy. Phenobarbital has been used most frequently, although other conventional antiseizure medications (ASMs) have also been used, but none of the newer. Tolerability rates in these studies are high, but overall attrition is considerable. Other approaches include updating primary health care providers, reinforcing treatment adherence in clinics, and raising community awareness. In these programs, the coverage (...) of existing treatment gap in the community, epilepsy-related mortality, and comorbidity burden are only fleetingly addressed. None, however, explicitly describe sustainability plans. Conclusions: Cost-free provision, mostly of phenobarbital, has resulted in short-term seizure freedom in roughly half of the people with epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. Future programs should include a range of ASMs. These should cover apart from seizure control and treatment adherence, primary health care
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