Tag: "epilepsy" at medical news
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...lantable device developed by other researchers for epilepsy
currently is in clinical trials at several sites, ...t device can record from eight channels to collect epilepsy
data, compared to a thousand channels for our system," Irazoqui said. "The more parts of the brain t...
Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
...ts Syndrome (infantile spasms) and then only by an epilepsy
specialist, a neurologist or a paediatric neurolog...ests that 60 to 70 per cent of patients have their epilepsy
controlled by one AED. To our knowledge this is the first large paediatric study to compare ne...
After epilepsy surgery, quality of life related more to seizures than memory
... for 60 to 85 percent of people with temporal lobe epilepsy
who do not respond well to medications. But surger...tudy, 138 people who had surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy
were followed for five years after surgery. A total of 56 percent of those were free of seizures aft...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...s Virus 6B is associated with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
HIV impairs opsonic phagocytic clearance of pr...s Virus 6B is associated with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
There is strong evidence that one particular type of epilepsy
is associated with a viral infectio...
Free public talk on epilepsy research and progress towards better treatment
...pileptic seizures. Many of todays treatments for epilepsy
target similar aspects of the brain and some cause side effects such as slowed thought processes and a general fuzziness. Dr Robinsons research holds enormous potential for future improved treatment of epilepsy. Join Dr Robinson for an evening lect...
SUMO wrestling in the brain
...brain, could be a way of treating diseases such as epilepsy
and schizophrenia, reveal scientists at the Univer...t of information transmitted. In disorders such as epilepsy
the synapses transmit too much information, resulting in over-excitation in the cells. The researc...
New data shows once a day LAMICTAL XR is effective in patients with partial epilepsy
...ctive as add-on treatment in patients with partial epilepsy
with and without secondary generalization. Lamict...will be the first extended release, new generation epilepsy
treatment taken once-daily. Data from the ARMOR study, an international, multi-center, randomized,...
New drug shows promise for treating epileptic seizures
...carbazepine (ESL) shows promise as a treatment for epilepsy
patients whose symptoms remain uncontrolled with existing medications. A once-daily dose was shown to be most effective, offering patients added convenience as current treatments can involve several doses per day. The trial was conducted across 19...
Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration
...ditions and diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy
and stroke. Courtney and his team, based at the A. I. Virtanen Institute of the University of Kuopio, joined forces with Docent Eleanor Coffey's team at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology to carry out the study as part of a series of successful colla...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...nd researched how often this sort of light-induced epilepsy
occurs in patients, even pilots, with no history o... sunny days. The team found several photosensitive epilepsy
studies and various reports from over the course of decades, even centuries, both on ground and in f...
Rare cell prevents rampant brain activity
...ders like epilepsy. "A characteristic feature of epilepsy
is the hyperactivation of cortical pyramid cells, ... what this mechanism inhibits. It is possible that epilepsy
is related to a deficit of Martinotti cells or a deficiency of Martinotti activity in the brain." ...
Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows
...950s, PTZ has been primarily used for the study of epilepsy
in animals. In 1982 the FDA withdrew approval for the use of PTZ in humans because no clear clinical benefit had been established. That is, until now. "My idea was that it might be possible to harness this excitation effect, which at higher doses c...
Can epilepsy patients predict their seizures?
ST. PAUL, Minn Some patients with epilepsy
can reliably predict when they are likely to have a seizure, a finding that may lead to better seizure prevention, according to a study published in the January 23, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology...
Dogs may be responding to psychological seizures, not epilepsy seizures
...nn Reports of dogs that can predict their owners' epilepsy
seizures have been anecdotal and not objectively c... the treatment is very different for a person with epilepsy
and one with psychological seizures, which stem from emotional difficulties," said Krauss. "Epilepsy...
Drug improves tremors, involuntary movements in Parkinson patients
ST. PAUL, Minn A drug used to treat epilepsy
has been found to significantly improve tremors, motor fluctuations, and other involuntary movements, or dyskinesias, in patients with Parkinson disease, according to a study published in the January 2, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journa...
Over 500 sudden unexplained deaths every year, mostly in young men
...ttributed to heart attack or other causes, such as epilepsy
and drowning. SADS cases tended to be young, with an average age of 32. But their ages ranged from 7 to 64. Almost two thirds (63%) were male. Four had had some heart symptoms in the 48 hours before death, and two thirds had experienced card...
Liverpool launches 20 million project to develop medicines for children
...f diseases in children such as meningitis, asthma, epilepsy
and migraine. The work of the MCRN is being undertaken by six Local Research Networks (LRNs), in England which will liaise with similar groups in the rest of the UK. These include more than 150 hospitals and Primary Care Trusts. University researc...
New guideline for the diagnostic assessment of children with continuous seizures
...leptic drug (AED) levels when a child with treated epilepsy
develops status epilepticus. "If a child with epilepsy
has continuous seizures, it is possible that AED levels are low, because of inadequate dosing, non-c...
Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS
...heory using sodium valproate and lithium, existing epilepsy
drugs that turned out to be GSK-3b inhibitors. Gelbard and Maggirwar; along with Giovanni Schifitto, M.D. associate professor of Neurology at the Medical Center; received in 1999 one of the first grants from the National Institutes of Mental Health d...
Mediterranean neurosciences in Albania
...ed in the country to evaluate the preponderance of epilepsy
in the child based population. The research, coordinated by Professor Jera Kruja of the University of Tirana, has even greater importance when considering that for every disease, epidemiologic research is the basis enabling to shed light on the cause...
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