National Epilepsy News

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January 20th
Nil by Mouth: Strategies to Prevent Seizures in Hospitalized Epilepsy PatientsMonthly Prescribing Reference (registration)Researchersfrom the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, proposed strategies for maintaining seizure control in patients with ep…
January 20th
Takeda and Ovid Focusing on Rare Pediatric EpilepsiesRare Disease ReportLennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy. Seizures usually begin before 4 years of age. Seizure types, which vary among patients, include tonic (stiffening of the body, up…
January 20th
KHOU.comPot use for epilepsy gets Texas mom in troubleKHOU.comShe says they were taken away from her because she was using marijuana. Tucker said she was diagnosed with epilepsy. She suffered her first seizure a few years ago, and doctors recommended medi…
January 20th
Guidelines Comparing Assessment Techniques Prior to Epilepsy Surgery PublishedEpilepsy Research UKEpilepsy surgery is an option for some people with epilepsy who do not respond to treatment with antiepileptic drugs. The seizure focus (the area of the brai…
January 19th
CT PostMonroe girl, 'a symbol of hope,' dies at age 12CT PostAccording to Dravet Syndrome Foundation, the illness “is a rare, catastrophic, lifelong form of epilepsy that begins in the first year of life with frequent and/or prolonged seizures.&rdqu…
January 19th
Testing of a Modified Antiepileptic Drug in Healthy Volunteers CompletedEpilepsy Research UKAdamas, a pharmaceutical company based in California, has announced the completion of a Phase1 clinical trial testing the drug candidate ADS-4101 for the treatment…
January 18th
The SunWhat is epilepsy? Causes, symptoms and what you should do if you see someone having a fit - all you need to knowThe SunEpilepsy is a condition of the brain which can disrupt the electrical communication between neurons in the nervous system. This o…
January 9th
Research locates absence epilepsy seizure 'choke point' in brainHealthCanal.com (press release) (blog)A particular structure in the brain is a “choke point” for a type of epileptic seizure that affects mostly children, Stanford University Scho…
January 5th
Neurology AdvisorSeizure Reduction Likely With Surgery in Nonlesional Neocortical EpilepsyNeurology AdvisorPatients with nonlesional neocortical epilepsy may benefit from epilepsy surgery, especially those who undergo complete resection of areas of high i…
January 2nd
ABC Action NewsExclusive: Cannabis nasal spray stops an epileptic seizure from ...ABC Action NewsWith the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida, one mother hopes other parents struggling to save their children from a life of misery caused by severe…

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