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2009-04-28 12:30:12

 New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects. The guidelines are published in the April 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 27, 2009, at the Academy's Annual...

2009-04-27 16:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show it's relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects. The guidelines are published in the April 27, 2009, online issue of Neurology(R), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 27,...

2009-04-21 14:00:00

Abstract #4061 DENVER, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data today at the American Association for Cancer Research's 100th Annual Meeting 2009 that could potentially provide a brighter future for children who suffer from a more deadly form of acute leukemia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) Yubin Ge, Ph.D., and Chengzhi Xie, Ph.D., presented a poster at the conference...

2009-04-17 21:27:51

Canadian researchers found immigrant women less likely than others to be taking folic acid before pregnancy to help prevent spina bifida and anencephaly. Neural tube defects -- birth defects of the spinal cord and brain, known as spina bifida and anencephaly -- can be reduced by nearly 50 percent with folic acid supplements taken just before and soon after conception. The study found 60 percent of Canadian-born women in the study reported using folic acid supplements in the three-month period...

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2009-04-16 06:22:51

According to a new study, children of mothers who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy had lower IQs than children of mothers who used other anti-seizure medications. Valproate affected children had IQ scores up to nine points lower by age 3, Dr. Kimford Meador, the study's lead author, told the Associated Press. Women who could potentially bear children have long been advised to avoid valproate, also sold under the brand name Depakote, because it has previously been linked to...

2008-12-16 14:56:47

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will require suicide warnings on all anti-epileptic drugs, including those used to treat other conditions. The federal agency says the warning about the risk of suicidal thoughts and suicidality will be required on all anti-epileptic drugs that are also used to treat psychiatric disorders, migraine headaches and other conditions. The warnings will appear on all prescribing information or labeling. Patients being treated with anti-epileptic drugs...

2008-12-08 13:12:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB today announced new findings from analyses of pooled Vimpat(R) (lacosamide) clinical trial data, demonstrating that the new antiepileptic drug (AED) starts working during the first week of treatment and across doses in a challenging patient population, when administered as adjunctive therapy. The analyses also showed that Vimpat(R) provides consistent seizure reduction versus placebo, when added to concomitant AEDs, and that it is generally...

2008-12-05 08:54:35

The cause of autism remains a mystery to the medical community, but researchers have found a link between an epilepsy drug and an increased risk of a child developing autism.A new study shows women who take the epilepsy drug valproate while pregnant may significantly increase their unborn baby's risk of developing autism.In an ongoing study conducted by the Liverpool and Manchester Neurodevelopment Group, researchers are examining 632 children, about half of whom were exposed to epilepsy...

2008-12-03 19:49:06

Prenatal exposure to the epilepsy drug valproate may increase a child's risk of autism, a British researcher says. Lead author Gus Baker of the University of Liverpool said the preliminary results are based on an ongoing study involving 632 children, nearly half of whom were exposed during gestation to epilepsy drugs such as valproate, lamotrigine and carbamazepine. The study, published in the journal Neurology, found mothers who were given valproate during pregnancy were seven times more...

2008-11-12 09:00:45

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. today reported completion of data analysis for its Phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and ammonia scavenging effects of HPN-100 versus BUPHENYL(R) (sodium phenylbutyrate), the current standard of care in patients with urea cycle disorders. Data from the trial will be presented at an upcoming medical conference. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070905/AQW076LOGO)...