Epilepsy

Edward Faught, Jerzy P. Szaflarski, Joshua Richman, Ellen Funkhouser, Roy C. Martin, Kendra Piper, Chen Dai, Lucia Juarez, Maria Pisu February 7, 2018

Summary

Objective

To determine the frequency of older Americans with epilepsy receiving concomitant prescriptions for antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and non-epilepsy drugs (NEDs) which could result in significant pharmacokinetic (PK) interaction, and to assess the contributions of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and demographic factors.

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Lawrence J. Hirsch, Nicolas Gaspard, Andreas Baalen, Rima Nabbout, Sophie Demeret, Tobias Loddenkemper, Vincent Navarro, Nicola Specchio, Lieven Lagae, Andrea O. Rossetti, Sara Hocker, Teneille E. Gofton, Nicholas S. Abend, Emily J. Gilmore, Cecil Hahn, Houman Khosravani, Felix Rosenow, Eugen Trinka February 5, 2018

Summary

We convened an international group of experts to standardize definitions of New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE), Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES), and related conditions. This was done to enable improved communication for investigators, physicians, families, patients, and other caregivers. Consensus definitions were achieved via email messages, phone calls, an in-person consensus conference, and collaborative manuscript preparation.

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