Author Archives: Alice Melao

Add-on Fycompa Effectively Reduces Seizure Rates in Adolescents with Refractory Epilepsy, Study Finds

Add-on therapy with Fycompa (perampanel) is safe and effective in preventing seizures in adolescents with treatment-resistant refractory epilepsy, according to a real-world retrospective study from Taiwan. The study, “Efficacy and tolerability of perampanel in children and adolescents with pharmacoresistant epilepsy: The first real-world evaluation in Asian…

Ketogenic Diet Can Reduce Seizure Frequency in Children With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy, Study Finds

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with moderate protein can reduce the frequency of seizures and significantly improve overall health of some children with drug-resistant epileptic syndromes, according to recent research. The study, “Ketogenic diet effects on 52 children with pharmacoresistant epileptic encephalopathy: A clinical prospective study,” was published…

Dravet Caregivers Need Enhanced Support, Recent Survey Shows

Caring for patients with Dravet syndrome places significant physical, emotional and time burdens on caregivers. Supportive services for Dravet families are necessary to improve not only the patients’ outcomes, but also to enhance caregivers’ quality of life, according to a recent survey. The study, “Assessing the impact of…