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…

New Mutation Linked to Dravet Syndrome Identified in Case Report

A new mutation associated with Dravet syndrome was identified in an Iranian family with suspected disease, according to case report. The study, “Pathogenic significance of SCN1A splicing variants causing Dravet syndrome: improving diagnosis with targeted sequencing for variants by in silico analysis,” was published in Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.