Epilepsy Articles – January 2020

EWCT brings you the latest news on epilepsy-related articles

  1. A new study provides reassuring findings for women who wish to breast-feed their infants but are taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Investigators analysed the infant-to-mother concentration of AEDS at 5 and 20 weeks postpartum in blood samples of 164 breast-feeding women taking these agents and their babies. Close to half of AED concentrations in nursing infants were less than the lower limit of quantifications (LLoQ) and substantially lower than maternal blood concentrations.

  2. This is an interesting read on a little talked about seizure event called Orgasm-induced seizures which occurs much more commonly in women than in men and are usually associated with right temporal, or frontal lobe, seizure focus.

  3. This is most fascinating. Please follow this link on BBC to hear about a project called, ‘The Algorhythms of Epilepsy”. Acclaimed artist Susan Aldworth has spent much of the past ten years working with neuroscientists and people with epilepsy to find out about the experience within the brain – and give it form outside.

  4. “Seizing Life” is a CURE podcast and videocast aiming to inspire empathy, offer helpful stories, and give us hope as we search for a cure for epilepsy. Listen as guests share stories and insights on living with and battling epilepsy.