Tag: "epilepsy" at medical news
Child health costs for behavioral disorders similar to those for physical illnesses
... common chronic physical disorders such as asthma, epilepsy
and diabetes. Among the 3,955 eligible children, almost seven percent were identified with a behavioral disorder, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, conduct disorder and oppositional-defiant disorde...
Two UC Davis studies show promising single-drug therapy for hard-to-control epilepsy
...treatment and may be an option for some 13 million epilepsy
patients worldwide who currently use multiple medi...al electrical function of the brain. The causes of epilepsy
are only partially understood. "We found that levetiracetam monotherapy can be effective and well-t...
New research in seizure treatment at American Epilepsy Society meeting
...ng clinical and basic research in the treatment of epilepsy
and accelerating the application of this new knowl...very strict diet used to treat medically resistant epilepsy
in children. Treatment of Seizures in the Elderly A large, nationwide study finds that tolerabili...
Epilepsy in the elderly media briefing
...mmonly thought to affect primarily younger people, epilepsy
is twice as likely to strike those 65 and older. Symptoms of epilepsy
can be difficult to recognize in the elderly and can include unusual sounds, blurred vision, or sudd...
International symposium on tuberous sclerosis
...and other internal organs, and varying severity of epilepsy
and mental retardation. There is no cure, but treatment is available for some of the symptoms. WHEN: Wednesday December 3, 2003 3:00 pm WHERE: Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre (follow the signs from the main entrance) Montreal Neurolog...
Epilepsy at the movies
The film industry's depiction of epilepsy
over the past 75 years is reviewed in this month's...f Neurology, London, UK, outlines the portrayal of epilepsy
and related disorders in 62 movies across four continents, covering nine cinematic genres. She discu...
Better brain imaging helps surgeons avoid damage to language functions
... improve odds of success in an increasingly common epilepsy
surgery in which large damaged sections of a patie... The Wada test is usually among the first given to epilepsy
patients considering surgery to remove a section of the brain that appears responsible for triggerin...
Rochester chosen to focus on rare neurological diseases
...om problems with channels, including some forms of epilepsy
and some migraines. "This is a good place to start to cure some of these channelopathies," says Griggs. "We're not out just to find a cure for these rare diseases, but to use the information we find to hopefully cure other neurological disorders as ...
Evidence that neurons prune only 'twigs' to rewire themselves
...ndings might yield insights into such disorders as epilepsy
and Alzheimer's disease, which are marked by aberr...mple, he said, by crossing mouse strains that show epilepsy
with the fluorescently tagged strain, it would be possible to study in detail alterations in dendrit...
Antiepileptic drug developed at Hebrew University to undergo phase three clinical trials
...ment Company for the production of a treatment for epilepsy
and other neurological and psychiatric diseases. Epilepsy is a widespread neurological disease. Approximately one percent of the world's population suffers from it, and annual sales of antiepileptic drugs in the U.S. amount to more than $2 billion p...
Epilepsy drug can stop cocaine use in addicts
drug used in Europe and elsewhere can stop cocaine...local pharmacies. GVG is available in Mexico as an epilepsy
treatment. Twenty addicts, 19 men and one woman, who had been using cocaine daily for thr...
Results from first clinical trial using GVG to treat addiction
...n GVG. GVG is approved for use in the treatment of epilepsy
in Mexico (and many other countries), but not in the United States because it can sometimes cause a reduction in the field of vision. The protocol was approved by the state of Baja California and the Mexican federal government. Twenty daily cocaine a...
Anticonvulsant drug promising therapy for cocaine abuse
...g Administration has not approved GVG for treating epilepsy
or any indication because of concerns about the relatively high incidence of tunnel vision that has occurred in people given the drug over many months or years. However, none of the eight people who completed this study reported vision changes of any...
Video game used for study of human navigation
...e neurons in seven subjects who were patients with epilepsy
undergoing invasive monitoring with intracranial electrodes to identify the seizure focus for potential surgical treatment. The researchers recorded the activity of 317 neurons: 67 cells in the hippocampus, 54 in the parahippocampal region, 111 in th...
Long-term outcome of epilepsy surgery is favorable for many
ST. PAUL, MN The majority of epilepsy
patients who are seizure-free for the first year a.... The study examined 175 patients with intractable epilepsy
(when the condition is not relieved by medication) who had surgery that removed a small portion of t...
Illinois chemist wins national award for new drug research
...for developing new ways to treat disorders such as epilepsy
and Parkinson's disease. He will receive the 2003 Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in New York. Silverman and his research team at Northwestern University study enzymes, the body's finely ...
Three Pfizer Inc chemists win Heroes award for epilepsy treatment for children, adults
...s and this is significant since many children with epilepsy
also have other conditions which require medicatio... controls seizures and, because many children with epilepsy
have normal cognition, they can live normal lives when the episodes subside. The Heroes of Chemistry...
UCI researchers identify link between infant seizures
...zures are more susceptible to further seizures and epilepsy
as adults. According to the study, prolonged fever-induced seizures increase the brain's production of endocannabinoids, a natural marijuana-related substance that helps regulate the transmission of neural signals. When this occurs, the neural recep...
Mayo clinic proceedings study supports shorter waiting period for driving privileges after a seizure
...s, regulations and laws pertaining to driving with epilepsy
should be based on the best available data." In 1994 the state of Arizona reduced the "seizure-free interval" from 12 months to three months. This allowed researchers to review state motor-vehicle crash data three years prior to and three years follo...
Child health costs similar for behavioral compared to physical disorders
...ren with common physical disorders such as asthma, epilepsy
and diabetes. Among the 3,955 eligible children, almost seven percent were identified with a behavioral disorder, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, conduct disorder and oppositional-defiant disorder. Chi...
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