Alzheimer's disease & dementia

AEDs tied to higher pneumonia risk in Alzheimer patients

(HealthDay)—Antiepileptic drug (AED) use may increase the risk for pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Finding drugs that are safe to take while pregnant

Expectant mothers often face a dilemma about whether to take medication when they fall ill due to fears it might harm their unborn baby, but new research is unravelling which drugs are safe to take during pregnancy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Valproic acid concentration drops with ketogenic diet

(HealthDay)—For patients with epilepsy, anti-epileptic drug serum concentrations remain stable during the ketogenic diet (KD), apart from those of valproic acid, according to a study published online June 18 in the Journal ...

Cardiology

Valproic acid plasma levels down with concomitant meropenem

(HealthDay)—Concomitant use of valproic acid (VPA) and meropenem (MEPM) is associated with a decrease in VPA plasma levels, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Neuroscience

National trial to assess drugs for severe seizures

Questions remain regarding how best to treat patients experiencing prolonged, dangerous seizures. Although emergency medical teams around the country use a variety of approaches, more research is needed to give patients the ...

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