- Gabapentin exposure in human pregnancy: results from the Gabapentin Pregnancy Registry
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Collamore Building, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Epilepsy Behav 4:310-7. 2003
..However, because of the small number of patients examined in this study, additional data from more pregnancies and outcomes are needed...
- Evaluating racial/ethnic variations in outpatient epilepsy care
Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Epilepsy Behav 27:95-101. 2013
..14, 95% CI 1.15-8.53) and difficulties getting follow-up appointments (OR=3.37, 95% CI 1.55-7.32). The results indicate the need to evaluate both provider- and patient-centered measures in quality-of-care studies in disparities research...
- Importance of monotherapy in women across the reproductive cycle
Department of Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
Neurology 69:S10-6. 2007
..Because AED pharmacokinetics may be altered during pregnancy, plasma AED concentrations should be measured before conception and monthly during pregnancy to prevent seizure breakthrough...
- Effect of continuous positive airway pressure treatment on seizure control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and epilepsy
Neurology Department, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Epilepsia 52:e168-71. 2011
..54, p = 0.05]. Patients with epilepsy and OSA not compliant with CPAP treatment are at higher risk of seizures than are CPAP-compliant patients. To validate this observation, further prospective studies are warranted...
- Validation of self-reported epilepsy for purposes of community surveillance
Daniel R Brooks
Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Epilepsy Behav 23:57-63. 2012
..These results compare favorably with results for other chronic conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, and indicate that questionnaires can be used to identify epilepsy at a population level...
- Metabolic effects of AEDs: impact on body weight, lipids and glucose metabolism
Raj D Sheth
Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
Int Rev Neurobiol 83:329-46. 2008
..This chapter examines current data available on the adverse effects of individual AEDs on somatic weight, serum lipid profile, and glucose metabolism. These issues are of importance to neurologists caring for patients with epilepsy...
- Safety of the newer antiepileptic drug oxcarbazepine during pregnancy
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Curr Med Res Opin 21:693-701. 2005
..Other relevant safety issues, such as oxcarbazepine pharmacokinetics during pregnancy and the compatibility of oxcarbazepine treatment with breastfeeding, are also discussed...
- The first line of therapy in a girl with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: should it be valproate or a new agent?
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
Epilepsia 50:16-20. 2009
..The review then concludes with a compromise approach...
- Knowledge of women's issues and epilepsy (KOWIE-II): a survey of health care professionals
Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy, Ohio State University, 1654 Upham Dr 417 Means Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Epilepsy Behav 6:90-3. 2005
..This sample of HCPs was not adequately informed about the unique issues affecting WWE. An aggressive educational effort is necessary to close the gaps in knowledge...
- Safety of 25- and 50-mg capsules in the initiation of zonisamide therapy in patients with epilepsy: an uncontrolled, open-label study
Basim M Uthman
Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center University of Florida College of Medicine and the McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Curr Med Res Opin 20:837-42. 2004
..After a screening visit, subjects began zonisamide therapy at a dosage depending on their body weight. Zonisamide was titrated to 100 mg/day...
- Reproductive and sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, MA, USA
Epilepsy Behav 7:S7-14. 2005
..Modalities such as medications for erectile dysfunction and surgery may be useful. Therapy with exogenous testosterone and an aromatase inhibitor may be helpful for men with epilepsy and sexual dysfunction due to testosterone deficiency...
- The interictal dysphoric disorder: recognition, pathogenesis, and treatment of the major psychiatric disorder of epilepsy
Department of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA
Epilepsy Behav 5:826-40. 2004