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Results From Cannabidiol Dose-Ranging Safety Trial for Treating Patients With Dravet Syndrome

Wednesday, March 14, 2018—Previous randomized controlled trials have suggested that orally administered cannabidiol (CBD) is effective as an add-on to existing antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for the treatm…

Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists, Patient Advocates, and Industry Partner to Create High-Tech Risk-Screening Tool for Children with Epilepsy

Tuesday, February 13, 2018—Digital Health Solutions (DHS), the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF), and Greenwich Biosciences began a collaborative effort to develop a digital tool that will prompt provide…

Food and Drug Administration Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for ZX008 for Treatment of Dravet Syndrome

Tuesday, February 06, 2018—Low-dose fenfluramine (ZX008, Zogenix) is classified as an orphan drug for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy: Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Positive r…

Anti-Leucine–Rich Glioma-Inactivated 1 Antibody Encephalitis

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

January 2018— Leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (LGI1) antibody encephalitis is a recently described syndrome primarily characterized by seizures and cognitive decline. LGI1 antibody en…

ECTRIMS Data Signal Renewed Emphasis on Multiple Sclerosis Disease Progression, Disability

November/December 2017—Data presented at the Seventh Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) -- Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multipl…

Forward Thinking: Advances in Neurology

November/December 2017—A review of notable neurological developments in 2017 and a preview of the year ahead.

Oral Vimpat Approved for Use in Pediatric Patients with Partial-Onset Seizures

Tuesday, November 07, 2017—The FDA approved a label extension for Vimpat (lacosamide, UCB) CV as an oral option for the treatment of partial-onset seizures (POS) in pediatric patients four years an…

In-Focus: Charting a New Course to Seizure Freedom

October 2017— VIDEO NEWS Managing Epilepsy in Pregnancy and Postpartum “What’s important now is that we think about how we’re going to mana


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