Pediatrics

Results of pediatric genomic epilepsy tests often reclassified

(HealthDay)—The interpretation of genomic epilepsy tests has evolved rapidly in the last five years, and genetic variants identified in pediatric patients are often reclassified, according to research published online Nov. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors

Pediatric brain tumors are characterized by frequent complications due to intractable epilepsy compared to adult brain tumors. However, the genetic cause of refractory epilepsy in pediatric brain cancer has not been elucidated ...

Neuroscience

Immune response may contribute to pediatric epilepsy

Irregular concentrations of T-cells in the brain contribute to the development of seizures in pediatric epilepsy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Neuroscience

Common epilepsies share genetic overlap with rare types

An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute ...

Attention deficit disorders

Epilepsy may triple ADHD risk, Danish study finds

(HealthDay)—Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests.

Neuroscience

Could cannabis curb seizures? Experts weed through the evidence

The therapeutic potential of medical marijuana and pure cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, for neurologic conditions is highly debated. A series of articles published in Epilepsia, a journal of ...

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