Research Articles on Dravet Syndrome

Feb 2013 W. Ma, J. Berg, and G. Yellen: Ketogenic Diet Metabolites Reduce Firing in Central Neurons by Opening KATP Channels
Feb 2013 A. Bender, H. Natola, G. Holmes, R. Scott, P. Lenck-Santini: Focal Scn1a knockdown induces cognitive impairment without seizures
Nov 2012 I. Ohmoria, M. Ouchidab, K. Kobayashic, Y. Jitsumorib, A. Moria, H. Michiuea, T. Nishikia, Y. Ohtsukac, H. Matsuia: CACNA1A variants may modify the epileptic phenotype of Dravet syndrome
Nov 2012 H. Greiner, P. Horn, K. Holland, J. Collins, A. Hershey, T. Glauser: mRNA blood expression patterns in new-onset idiopathic pediatric epilepsy
Mar 2012 David N. Ruskin and Susan A. Masino: The nervous system and metabolic dysregulation: emerging evidence converges on ketogenic diet therapy
Feb 2012 F Nicita MD, G Ragusa MD, L Papetti MD, F Ursitti, M Duse MD, Al Spalice MD, PhD: The sodium channel α1 subunit (SCN1A)-related epileptic phenotypes
Nov 2011 Pierre Genton, Reana Velizarova, and Charlotte Dravet: Dravet syndrome: The long-term outcome
Oct 2010 Sooky Koh, MD, PhD: Novel Therapies to Block Epileptogenesis in Dravet Syndrome Mice
Oct 2009 Jack Parent, MD: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) to Study Ion Channel Mutations that Cause Dravet Syndrome
Sept 2009 Elson So, MD: Editorial on Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
Oct 2009 Andrew Escagy, PhD: Genetics Based Research on Treatment Resistant Epilepsy

News on Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies

June 2014 fda.gov: FDA and marijuana
June 2014 wiley.com : Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: Assessing the public health burden
June 2014 hearldsun.com: Pr. Ingrid Scheffer receives Queen’s Birthday Honours
June 2014 medicalexpress.com : Predicting epileptic seizures in advance is possible, research says
June 2014 EpilepsyResource.org.uk : Molecule show potential in epilepsy drug monitoring
June 2014 news-medical.net : Anti-epilepsy drug phenobarbital stunts neuronal growth
May 2014 euroepinomics.com: Why you need to know what EGI stands for
May 2014 livescience.com: The Autism-Epilepsy Connection (Op-Ed)
May 2014 clinicalneurologynews.com : Surprise! Lorazepam, diazepam are similarly beneficial in pediatric status epilepticus
May 2014 medicalnewstoday.com: New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures
May 2014 theage.com : Sudden epileptic deaths linked to drop in heart rate
May 2014 wiley.com : Cannabidiol: Pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders
May 2014 wiley.com : The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy
May 2014 wiley.com: The case for assessing cannabidiol in epilepsy
May 2014 epilepsy.com: Effect of the keto diet on blood vessels – cause for concern?
May 2014 hcplive.com: Novel intranasal spray treats seizures in early stages
Mar 2014 nytimes.com: Easing Epilepsy with Battery Power
Mar 2014 clinicalneurologynews.com: Orphan drug designation spurs trials for cannabidiol in Dravet syndrome
Feb 2014 epilepsyresearch.org.uk: Experimental brain implant can suppress seizures ‘in 0.8 seconds’
Feb 2014 dravetfoundation.org: DSF position statement on CBD
Feb 2014 nbcnewyork.com: Parents Eye Drug With Marijuana Component to Treat Child Epilepsy
Feb 2014 medicaldaily.com: The Role Of Diet And Metabolism In Epilepsy: Fruit Fly Study Promises Hope For Treating Seizures
Feb 2014 adc.bmj.com: Are we failing to provide adequate rescue medication to children at risk of prolonged convulsive seizures in schools?
Feb 2014 channelopathist.net: The familial risk of epilepsy – revisited
Feb 2014 channelopathist.net: Next-level mutation classifiers and 3′UTR variants in Dravet Syndrome
Feb 2014 wiley.com: Long-term course of Dravet syndrome: A study from an epilepsy center in Japan (abstract)
Feb 2014 wiley.com: Emergency management of febrile status epilepticus: Results of the FEBSTAT study
Feb 2014 ucsf.edu: Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children with Uncontrolled Seizures
Feb 2014 science20.com: Metabolism And Brain Activity Linked
Jan 2014 washingtonpost.com: The wearable device that could text you when your loved one has a seizure
Jan 2014 medicalexpress.com: Study finds epileptic activity spreads in new way
Jan 2014 miamiherald.com: Epilepsy experts call for more research into medical marijuana Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/22/3886526/epilepsy-experts-call-for-more.html#storylink=cpy
Jan 2014 medicalexpress.com: European epilepsy consortium identifies new gene for severe childhood epilepsy
Jan 2014 npr.org: New York’s Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution
Jan 2014 newscientist.com: Smartphone EEG to diagnose epilepsy in poor nations
Jan 2014 familypracticenews.com: Dietary treatments of epilepsy are now safer and easier
Jan 2014 channelopathist.net: CACNA2D2, the ducky mouse, and what it takes to be an epilepsy gene
Jan 2014 wiley.com: The story of Dravet Syndrome Foundation
Jan 2014 familypracticenews.com: Studies highlight benefits and risks of ketogenic diet for refractory epilepsy
Jan 2014 channelopathist.net: Modifier genes in Dravet Syndrome: where to look and how to find them
Jan 2014 channelopathist.net: Story of a genetic shape-shifter: SCN2A in benign seizures, autism and epileptic encephalopathy
Dec 2013 wiley.com: High-resolution molecular genomic autopsy reveals complex sudden unexpected death in epilepsy risk profile (abstract)
Dec 2013 familypracticenews.com: Anesthetic drugs for status epilepticus linked with death, infection risk
Dec 2013 epilepsyresearch.org.uk: Does The Ketogenic Diet Affect Growth?
Dec 2013 channelopathist.net: New epilepsy genes involved in epigenetics
Dec 2013 news-medical.net: Scientists identify important new genes for epilepsy
Dec 2013 fda.gov: FDA warns of serious skin reactions with the anti-seizure drug Onfi (clobazam) and has approved label changes
Dec 2013 wiley.com: Effects of epilepsy treatments on sleep architecture and daytime sleepiness: An evidence-based review of objective sleep metrics (abstract)
Nov 2013 channelopathist.net: From unaffected to Dravet Syndrome – extreme SCN1A phenotypes in a large GEFS+ family
Nov 2013 EpilepsyResource.org.uk: Meta-Analysis Points To High Stiripentol Success Rate In Dravet Syndrome
Nov 2013 newswire.com: Study Identifies Pediatric Patients Most Likely to Have Long-term Damage from Prolonged Seizures
Nov 2013 EpilepsyResource.org.uk: Calcium And Vitamin D ‘Help Slow AED-Led Bone Loss’
Nov 2013 redorbit.com: Important Breakthrough In Identifying Effect Of Epilepsy Treatment Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112991815/important-breakthrough-in-identifying-effect-of-epilepsy-treatment/#wv6LxMkt4Y0ZscF2.99
Oct 2013 NINDS: 2014 NINDS Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research
Oct 2013 channelopathist.net: 17q12 microduplication syndrome
Oct 2013 sfgate.com: Zebrafish in the swim as research animals
Aug 2013 Newswise.com: Global team identifies new genes behind severe childhood epilepsy
July 2013 cnn.com: Marijuana stops child’s severe seizure
July 2013 epilepsyresearch.org.uk: Levetiracetam may reduce post-traumatic epilepsy risk in children
July 2013 pediatricnews.com: Anxiety associated with structural brain differences in children with epilepsy
July 2013 wpri.com: Local run helps those with rare illness
July 2013 uofmhealth.org: “Epilepsy in a dish”: Stem cell research reveals clues to disease’s origins and may aid search for better drugs
July 2013 wiley.com: Stiripentol in Dravet syndrome: Results of a retrospective U.S. study
June 2013 wiley.com: Benzo over treatment in status epilepticus is related to higher need of intubation and longer hospitalization
June 2013 wiley.com: Prolonged febrile seizures, clinical characteristics and acute management
June 2013 medpagetoday.com: Cardiac events predictable in kids with epilepsy
June 2013 channelopathist.net: Less is more – gene identification in epileptic encephalopathies
June 2013 abc.net: Link between epilpesy and sleep apnea
May 2013 medicaldaily.com: Brain makes its own version of Valium, provides clues for epilepsy treatment
May 2013 philly.com: Mental ills in kids with epilepsy may depend on seizure location
May 2013 azom.com: Imaging of Absorption Signals and Fluorescence for the Treatment of Epilepsy
May 2013 futurity.org: Epilepsy belt alerts caregivers of kid’s seizure
May 2013 ScienceDaily.com: Gene identified for SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy)
: UK pharma firm launches oral liquid suspension of clobazam
May 2013 uanews.org: UA Geneticists find causes for severe childhood epilepsies
May 2013 newswire.com: Epilepsy cured in mice using brain cells
May 2013 newscientist.com: Brain implant gives early warning of epileptic seizures
Apr 2013 fda.gov: Epilepsy drug Potiga (ezogabine) linked to skin and eye abnormalities
Apr 2013 medscape.com: Curing Epilepsies: NIH Conference Examines State of the Art
Apr 2013 NewsMedical.net: Study examines developmental delays in children within six weeks of CSE
Apr 2013 wiley.com: Altered sleep regulation in a mouse model of SCN1A-derived genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+)
Apr 2013 dailyrx.com: Prolonged seizures in children linked to developmental problems
Mar 2013 jci.org: Sudden death in epilepsy: of mice and men
Feb 2013 catholic.org: Research into epilepsy uncovers secrets of memory
Feb 2013 dailyrx.com: Poor memory in children with epilepsy linked to lower health related quality of life
Feb 2013 prnewswire.com: Researchers study bed alarms for nocturnal seizures
Feb 2013 ScienceDaily.com: Potential treatment prevents damage from prolonged seizures
Feb 2013 wiley.com: Detection of generalized tonic–clonic seizures by a wireless wrist accelerometer: A prospective, multicenter study
Feb 2013 epilepsyresearch.org.uk: Gene atlas promises future neurological breakthroughs
Feb 2013 epilepsy.com: Long-term home monitoring of seizures by patient-worn accelerometer devices
Feb 2013 pediatricnews.com: Antiepileptic meds impact kids’ Vitamin D levels
Feb 2013 news-medical.net: Look for narrative ability in children with epilepsy
Jan 2013 wsj.com: Scientists cast light onto roots of illness deep in the brain
Jan 2013 medicalexpress.com: Less tau reduces seizures and sudden death in severe epilepsy
Feb 2013 usnews.com: Study links epilepsy drug in pregnancy to lower IQ
Dec 2012 NewsMedical.net: Ion channel acts as powerful ‘brake’ after epileptic seizures
Dec 2012 natmonitor.com: Ketogenic diet and fasting may benefit children with epilepsy, say researchers
Dec 2012 modernmedicine.com: Pediatricians lack knowledge about epilepsy
Dec 2012 ScienceDaily.com: Fasting may benefit patients with epilepsy
Dec 2012 bmj.com: The impact of benzodiazepines on occurrence of pneumonia and mortality from pneumonia