Archive for the ‘Misc Topics’ Category

May 9, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Misc Topics, Patient Information

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) can be defined as: 1) a patient with epilepsy unexpectedly dies; 2) no cause of death is identified at autopsy. Early death rates are higher in patients with epilepsy compared to the general population. Most early deaths in patients with epilepsy are due to the underlying disorder,…

April 18, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Epilepsy News, Featured Topics, Misc Topics, Patient Information

INTRODUCTION Two new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have had recent FDA approval. The first medication to be discussed is clobazam (band name = Onfi). This drug is currently available. The second AED is ezogabine (brand name = Potiga). Ezogabine is not yet available in pharmacies, but should be available soon. The purpose of this article is…