Category: Science & Genetics

Dravet syndrome Represented at NIH/NINDS meeting

NINDS, August 26-27, 2010 Harriet Davies, PharmD Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance (ICE) Mission: The mission of ICE is to advance identification, understanding, and cure for ion channel and other genetic epilepsies through a strategic alignment of advocacy groups, industry, government, academia, parents, and investors internationally. ICE holds Dravet syndrome as the highest priority for disease […]

Participate in a Dravet syndrome Genetic Study

The Genetic Investigation of Child Neurological Disorders Archie Metcalfe, M.D. And his team at UCSD seek to identify new causes of Dravet syndrome Who Can Help? Families with: prefer at least 2 members with epilepsy and at least one with Dravet syndrome (Also accepting Dravet participants without a family history of seizures) Dravet syndrome as […]

Can Transplanted Neuronal Progenitor Cells Develop into Functioning Neurons

Released: 12/1/2010 3:45 PM EST Embargo expired: 12/7/2010 9:00 AM EST Source: American Epilepsy Society (AES) Newswise — Epilepsy research is reaching beyond improving the means for quelling symptoms to the exploration of potential modalities for correcting or reversing alterations in neural function that underlay some forms of the disorder. In research reported at the 64th American Epilepsy […]

Child Neurology: Dravet Syndrome

Child Neurology:Dravet syndrome When to suspect the diagnosis Hollie Robinson, MD Alex Goodwin, MD, PhD Tom Davis, MD George Walton, Jr., MD ABSTRACT Dravet syndrome (DS), previously known as severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI), is an epileptic encephalopathy that presents with prolonged seizures in the first year of life. The seizures often occur with […]

Case Study: Dravet Syndrome 20 yr. old patient

Dravet syndrome Case Study:  20 year old patient give Stiripentol, on alternative medications. This is a case study reflecting a Dravet syndrome consult by H Davies, PharmD to a pediatric neurologist in the US.  Name of child is changed.  This factual case is for learning purposes only.   Any changes to medication should be under the supervision […]

Dravet syndrome Case Study

Dravet syndrome Pharmacotherapy Consultation S:  Per mother:  “My child currently weight 42 lbs, we tried the keto diet in winter – spring ’06 with no change in seizure control.  The seizures he has been having recently are a combination of eye fluttering, chin tucking in to chest, drooling, with occasional myoclonics.  He displays this activity for […]