Navigation Links
Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy, but Valproate Should be Avoided
Date:4/27/2009

nant women with epilepsy should consider having their blood tested regularly. "Levels of seizure medications in the blood tend to drop during pregnancy, so checking these levels and adjusting the medication doses should help to keep the levels in the effective range and the pregnant woman seizure free."

The guidelines also state that physicians of women with epilepsy should consider avoiding the epilepsy drugs phenytoin and phenobarbital in order to prevent the possibility of decreased thinking skills in children. In addition, the guidelines recommend women with epilepsy be warned that smoking may increase substantially the risk of premature contractions and premature labor and delivery during pregnancy.

It is estimated that about half a million women with epilepsy in the United States are of childbearing age and that three to five out of every 1,000 births are to women with epilepsy. The majority of people with epilepsy have well-controlled seizures, are otherwise healthy, and expect to participate fully in life experiences, including pregnancy.

To develop the guidelines, the authors reviewed all scientific studies available on the topic. The guidelines were developed in collaboration with the American Epilepsy Society and will also appear be published in the April 27 online issue of the journal Epilepsia.

The development of the guidelines was supported in part by the Milken Family Foundation.

"For too long, women living with epilepsy have feared the added risk of premature birth and other consequences of both their epilepsy and their medications," said Howard R. Soule, PhD, chief science officer for the Milken Family Foundation. "The results of this project will help relieve the worries of these women and their families."

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to impro
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Neurology
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Public transit users 3 times more likely to meet fitness guidelines: UBC research
2. Penn State Conference to Address Rising Teen Pregnancy Rates
3. Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby
4. Gurgle's Guide on How to Beat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Fatigue
5. Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers
6. Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
7. Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Announces First Pregnancy
8. No differences in survival or neonatal outcomes in pregnancy-associated colorectal cancer
9. Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy
10. Parents avoid pregnancy rather than face testing choices
11. Nordic Naturals Becomes the Official Omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/4/2015)... ... ... a hacker gains access to someone’s email account, it can lead to all sorts of ... the FTC issued a scam alert about a social engineering scam which cons a ... instigated by the hacker. All they have to do is click for a password ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... The Harvest Hope Food Bank will hopefully be getting a ... offices in the area of Greenville SC are making it their mission to collect ... only. They are asking for donations from the public as well. As part of the ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... Dori Friend opened registration for a new SEO training system called "Page ... guide for organic traffic generation has received glowing reviews from several well-known marketers. ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Scientists at ... susceptible to mesothelioma with even minimal asbestos exposure. Click here to read the ... the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and New York University ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 ... ... firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national ... the top-ranked executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New FTC Scam Alert Shows Latest Example of Social Engineering Dangers 2Health News:New FTC Scam Alert Shows Latest Example of Social Engineering Dangers 3Health News:New FTC Scam Alert Shows Latest Example of Social Engineering Dangers 4Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 2Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 3Health News:Page One Engine - Review Of Dori Friend's SEO Training Course Released 2Health News:Study Finds Small Amounts of Asbestos May Trigger Mesothelioma in People with Genetic Mutation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 2Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 3
... FL (October 5, 2011)Approximately 10-20 percent of prostate cancer patients ... three major factors that are used to evaluate the extent ... estimate prognosis: the Prostate Specific Antigen Level (PSA), Gleason ... findings (DRE). However, men with a family history of ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have ... are more likely than men to suffer complications after a ... data on 3,588 patients admitted to the University of Michigan ... attack. About 24 percent of the patients were current smokers. ...
... seven days after a severe head injury results in better ... College of Medicine researchers. This is especially true for patients ... the hospital. A tracheostomy is an opening created in ... allow unimpeded breathing. (A tracheotomy is the act of making ...
... Targets and Cancer Therapeutics will be held from Nov. ... Francisco. This unique conference combines the efforts ... Cancer Institute and the European Organisation for the Research ... of its kind to focus exclusively on issues of ...
... Tool That Helps Identify Prostate Cancer Patients with the ... 4, 2011)After a prostate cancer patient receives radiation treatment, ... or PSA, in his blood. An increase in PSA, ... the cancer,s return to the prostate. Fox Chase Cancer ...
... known to improve motor function in,recovering stroke patients, appear ... units (ICU), new research from Johns,Hopkins suggests. In ... Critical Care ,researchers studied the safety and feasibility of ... ICU. "Patients admitted to our medical intensive care ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More aggressive treatment not necessary for men with a family history of prostate cancer 2Health News:Earlier tracheostomies result in better patient outcomes 2Health News:New tool helps identify prostate cancer patients with highest risk of death 2Health News:Practical play: Interactive video games appear valuable for ICU patients 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 ... heute bekannt, vorbehaltlich bestimmter Abschlussbedingungen eine 100-prozentige ... erworben zu haben. Mit dieser Übernahme dringt ... mit einem Umsatz von 765 Mrd. RUB ... Pharmamärkten der Welt gehörte (IMS Health). Seit ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- BGI a annoncé aujourd,hui que son laboratoire ... à Hong Kong avait ...  (Collège des pathologistes américains, ou CAP). Les installations ... constituent le premier laboratoire clinique de séquençage ... CAP en Chine, car il satisfait les normes ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2, 2015  New product launches are critical events ... in educating thought leaders about new products, Medical Affairs ... how well a new therapy performs at launch. ... and consulting leader Best Practices, LLC, critical aspects of ... on are early stage thought leader (TL) interaction, successful ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 2Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 3BGI obtient la certification du Collège des pathologistes américains (CAP) 2Medical Affairs Role in Thought Leader Education is Key Success Factor for New Product Launches in the Pharmaceutical Industry 2
... , ATLANTA, Oct. 27 CryoLife, Inc. ... and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that the U.S. ... company,s Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to conduct a human clinical ... protein hydrogel technology. BioFoam will be used to help ...
... 27 STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a ... today announced today that Deborah Andrews, Chief Financial Officer, will ... Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Wednesday, November 4th at 3:55 p.m. Eastern ... audio web cast of the presentation at www.staar.com ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin U.S. Clinical Trial for BioFoam(R) 2CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin U.S. Clinical Trial for BioFoam(R) 3CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin U.S. Clinical Trial for BioFoam(R) 4CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin U.S. Clinical Trial for BioFoam(R) 5
Manual Lensmeter....
The Marco Lensmeter 201 features internal readings for the presbyopic practitioner or those who prefer to work in subdued lighting where external readings are difficult....
... A crisp 2.3 million pixel ... the retinal surface for all ... disc evaluation for glaucoma to ... way to provide filmless, instant ...
Manual lensmeter with AO target, high and wide field eyepiece and better marking dots....
Medicine Products: