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Deep Brain Stimulator for Medically-Refractory Epilepsy Now Available in US

Wednesday, February 20, 2019—Deep brain stimulation (DBS) with the Medtronic DBS System (Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year and is now available i…

New CPT Code for Electrocorticography From Responsive Neurostimulator

Wednesday, February 13, 2019—The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a new Category/Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for electrocorticography from an implanted brain neurostimulato…

Durable Benefit from Treating Batten’s Disease with Cerliponase Alfa

Monday, February 11, 2019—In an ongoing, open-label extension study of cerliponase alfa (Brineura; BioMarin, San Rafael, CA) for treatment of patients with late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis…

New Drug Application for Cenobamate to Treat Epilepsy Accepted

Friday, February 08, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the new drug application (NDA) filing for cenobamate (SK life science; Fair Lawn, NJ), an investigational antiepileptic dru…

New Drug Application Submitted for Low-Dose Fenfluramine for Treatment of Dravet Syndrome

Wednesday, February 06, 2019—A new drug application (NDA) has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for low-dose fenfluramine (Fintepla, previously known as ZX008; Zogenix, Emeryville, …

Epilepsy Essentials: New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus

Michelle L. Doughtery, MD, FAAN, FAES

February 2019—Recognizing NORSE as a clinical presentation is meant to lead to improved research and communication that hopefully may improve outcomes eventually.

Case Challenge: Behavior Changes, Seizures, and Hyponatremia

Elena Grebenciucova, MD

February 2019—Extensive workup is necessary when evaluating individuals with seizures and behavioral changes.

Epilepsy Foundation Awards $300,000 in Grants Supporting Novel Treatment Approaches

Wednesday, January 23, 2019—As part of their Epilepsy Therapy Project, the goal of which is to advance innovation in epilepsy and seizure treatment in a timely manner, The Epilepsy Foundation has awarded…

 
 

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