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Please complete new survey: medical treatment in childhood epilepsy

Please take a few minutes to complete the new survey and share it with your colleagues. The survey looks at current treatment practices in 6 typical early life epilepsy scenarios. Our aim is not only to show first and second line treatment preferences, but also to illustrate that we commonly use off-label drugs in childhood epilepsies.

9 September, 2020
Brain - A Journal of Neurology
Clinical Research

Clinical and experimental insight into pathophysiology, comorbidity and therapy of absence seizures

This paper reviews recent evidence from human and experimental models of absence seizures and concludes that “Together, these novel clinical and experimental findings bring about paradigm-shifting views of our understanding of absence seizures and demand careful choice of initial monotherapy and continuous neuropsychiatric evaluation of affected children”

31 August, 2020
Neurology, The most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal
Clinical Research

Mortality in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

Patients diagnosed with PNES have a SMR 2.5 times above the general population, dying at a rate comparable to those with drug-resistant epilepsy. This emphasizes the importance of prompt diagnosis, identification of risk factors, and implementation of appropriate strategies to prevent potential avoidable deaths.

24 August, 2020
Anthony Zimba
World News

In memory Anthony Mulenga Zimba

It is with great sadness that IBE announces the death of its esteemed Treasurer, Anthony Mulenga Zimba. A victim of COVID-19, Anthony passed away in hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, on the morning of Sunday 9th August. Anthony had a long history of service to IBE, He worked tirelessly on behalf of people with epilepsy and those who care for them. His particular focus was on his beloved Africa and, as a result of his efforts, many IBE chapters in the region were supported through the IBE Promising Strategies Program in a range of projects aimed at improving their quality of life through training, advocacy and employment opportunities.

11 August, 2020