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AES 2016: Sunovion Launching Phase 4 Study of Aptiom Using Wearable Technology to Detect Seizure Activity

Wednesday, December 07, 2016—At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Houston, Sunovion revealed that will soon initiate enrollment for a Phase 4 clinical study (Study 093-701) evaluating…

Adjunctive Treatment with Lyrica Found to Reduce Seizure Frequency in Pediatric Epilepsy

Thursday, December 01, 2016—New phase 3 results show that Lyrica (pregabalin, Pfizer) Capsules CV is an effective adjunctive therapy for patients with epilepsy between the ages of four and 16 years of ag…

Phase 1 Data Show Rapid Absorption of Intranasal Midazolam in Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy

Friday, October 28, 2016—New Phase 1 data show that intranasal midazolam spray (USL261, Upsher-Smith) in pediatric participants with epilepsy is rapidly absorbed and with no dose-dependent no differen…

Rescue Therapies for Seizures in the Community Setting

Gustavo S. Silva, MD and Michelle Dougherty, MD

October 2016—With the majority of seizure emergencies occurring outside a medical setting, there is a great need for effective pre-hospital therapies that absorb fast and administer easily.

The Anti-Epileptic Effect of REM Sleep

Marcus C. Ng, MD

October 2016—An emerging theory suggests possible new directions in harnessing the unique ability of REM sleep to prevent seizures.

Epilepsy: In-Focus

September 2016—How to Tailor Individualized Treatment Regimens in Epilepsy Care

Ask the Right Questions: Navigating the Complex Spectrum of AEDs

Jacqueline A. French, MD

September 2016—In the crowded epilepsy treatment landscape, matching the optimum regimen to each individual patient presents several challenges. We are fortunate to have such a deep pool of …

Under the Microscope: Seizure Clusters

With Sheryl R. Haut, MD

September 2016—New research and increased attention are shaping an emerging treatment paradigm.


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