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New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects

... New studies show mixed results on the effects of epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy. With a newer drug, l...r to that in women without epilepsy. But long-time epilepsy drug valproic acid, or sodium valproate, does increase the risk of birth defects. Both studies were ...

Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children

...f diseases in children such as meningitis, asthma, epilepsy and migraine. The network will involve all types of health professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and most importantly, children and parents, in the development of new medicines. Health Secretary, John Reid, said: "Currently most medicines are de...

Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure

...l investigator of the study. "But in the brains of epilepsy patients, the spreading of a seizure is made manif...Epilepsy Center. Kirsch was treating a 49-year-old epilepsy patient whose seizures were not reliably controlled by medication. The patient was diagnosed with me...

Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds

...could help researchers understand diseases such as epilepsy and addiction in which too many synapses form. "We...rn on synapse formation," Barres said. People with epilepsy face the opposite problem. In this disease, the area of the brain where the epileptic attack origina...

Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy

Imagine that your child with epilepsy could have seizures less frequently, by eating mor...rehensive review of possible dietary treatments of epilepsy has recently been published. Among those dietary regimens is the low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet which...

Early seizures after epilepsy surgery predict more seizures

... understanding of seizures in the weeks just after epilepsy surgery is that they are likely to be temporary, p...fact, early seizures after the most common form of epilepsy surgery signal a greatly increased likelihood that the patient will continue to have seizures, accor...

Drivers with epilepsy are on the road again

...movement, the absolute driving ban for people with epilepsy (PWE) has been lifted in Japan. Since 1960, people who have epilepsy have been banned from driving in Japan. A December article in the journal Epilepsia outlines the ef...

Sudden death from stress linked to wonky signals in the brain

...a protective balancing relay. "Some patients with epilepsy produce strong one-sided brain activity during fits and may also show asymmetric changes in the heart, suggesting that the relay system is by-passed. In apparently healthy people, it is possible that massive amounts of stress may also overload the s...

Pacemakers could protect patients with epilepsy from sudden unexplained death

...es, and that the use of cardiac pacemakers by some epilepsy patients could play a future role in protecting against sudden unexplained death. Patients with epilepsy are at risk of sudden unexplained death. Irregular heart rhythm as a result of neurological dysfunct...

Adults taking eplileptic medications more likely to be unemployed

...-related quality of life (QoL) in patients who had epilepsy as a child. "Strikingly, in self reports, the heal...ren with epilepsy, and children with uncomplicated epilepsy in particular, which allows the examination of the effects of epilepsy itself on the whole life of a...

Proposed addiction treatment successful, safe in second small trial

...cts. GVG is approved for the treatment of epilepsy in many countries, including Mexico, but it is not...dication in the United States in part because some epilepsy patients who have taken cumulative doses in excess of 1500 grams have experienced a reduction in the...

Proposed addiction treatment successful, safe in second small trial

...this country. GVG is approved for the treatment of epilepsy in many countries, including Mexico, but it is not...r any indication in the U.S., in part because some epilepsy patients who have taken cumulative doses in excess of 1500 grams have experienced a reduction in the...

Injury from epileptic seizures relatively rare, Mayo Clinic study find

...s, the researchers say that most patients who have epilepsy do not need to excessively restrict their daily ac...understanding of injury risk for patients who have epilepsy not only affects the patient, but also family members, schools, employers and the general public. "...

Technology points to possible targets for epilepsy and Alzheimer's drugs

...decreased in patients with Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy which would suggest new targets for medications. For the epilepsy study, the researchers focused on patients whose seizures couldn't be controlled with medication who...

Tip sheet for the October 26, 2004 Neurology

...searchers in Minnesota report the effects in eight epilepsy patients when their health plans switched their medication from brand phenytoin to generic phenytoin, an antiepileptic drug. After the switch, the patients' seizures increased enough to require intervention. The study concluded that brand and generic...

Mayo Clinic finds ketogenic diet may be started as an outpt treatment for children with epilepsy

...Mayo Clinic study that analyzed medical records of epilepsy patients suggest a ketogenic diet, which mimics th...ferent diets have been popular in the treatment of epilepsy since ancient times. In the 5th century B.C., Hippocrates reports about a man suffering from epileps...

Congress of Neuological Surgeons meets in San Francisco

...ry, pioneering techniques in brain stimulation for epilepsy and stroke patients and the latest information about the use of robots in neurosurgery are among the highlights of the 54th annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The conference will feature dozens of seminars and courses led by wo...

Epilepsy associated with higher risk for learning disabilities

...normal intelligence with either left temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) or right TLE were evaluated with reading com...s and colleges. While the impact of each person's epilepsy is unique, these results are important because they highlight the potential needs of people with bot...

Epilepsy study shows memory loss after brain surgery

...year follow-up study that finds some post-surgical epilepsy patients have a significant decline in verbal memo...rved author Ulrike Gleissner, PhD. As a type of epilepsy surgery, SAH was originally developed to spare unaffected brain tissue from resection and thus to mi...

Full moon exerts no pull on frequency of epileptic seizures

...yzed 770 seizures recorded over three years in the epilepsy monitoring unit at Tampa General Hospital. Monitor...? In the past, before physicians recognized that epilepsy was caused by processes in a person's own body, the disease's frightening seizures were associated w...

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