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ESNA exec has endorsed some downloadable midazolam protocols. The development was supported by  Veriton Pharma.  We recognise that the protocols may help prescribes during the current COVID19 crisis. The one-page protocol is designed for prescribers to be able to provide the essential information required for carers to safely administer oromucosal Midazolam 10mg for prolonged /serial […]

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The Channel

Young Epilepsy has launched new digital resource The Channel . As well as a host of broader information, it includes some specific advice on Covid-19 and epilepsy. As we’re sure you’ll be aware, young people with epilepsy are more prone to mental ill health, anxiety and feelings of isolation than their peers without epilepsy, and […]

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March 26th Purple Day

On this day,people across the globe come together to talk about epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and raise money to make a difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy. ​Purple day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and wanted to get people talking […]

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Exploring epilepsy attendance at the emergency department and interventions which may reduce unnecessary attendances: A scoping review

Causes for repeat Emergency Department (ED) attendances for seizures are complex. •We undertook a review of reasons and interventions of seizure related ED attendance. •Findings suggests many factors for attendance are not directly seizure related. •Mental & social well-being & seizure management education influence ED attendance. •Various interventions were identified but none were holistic and […]

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PARENTS EVENT For parents of children with epilepsy Bristol Aquarium Anchor Road, Harbourside Bristol, BS1 5DB, 24th January 10am to 2pm

Young Epilepsy are hosting an event in Bristol Topics include: – How schools support students – Parenting advice from an Educational Psychologist and young people themselves – Preparing for consultations with health professionals – Treatments other than medication – including the Ketogenic Diet – Keeping your child safe Parents Event Email Ad

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New anti-seizure medication for elderly epileptic patients

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14656566.2019.1618272 This review summarises the current most robust evidence available for the use of the newer AEDs belonging to generation two and three in elderly people with epilepsy. The article provides practical evidenced based clinical information to help prescribers choose the most appropriate AED from the drugs discussed.

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