Tag: "epileptic" at medical news
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...o be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic
seizures and a nanotech sensor for implantation in...mplanted below the scalp to detect the signs of an epileptic
seizure before it occurs. The system will record neural signals relayed by electrodes in various poi...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...iscovered that low doses of a drug used to prevent epileptic
seizures and to treat nerve pain caused by shingle...ug Administration ( http://www.fda.gov/ ) to treat epileptic
seizures in 1994, and pain from shingles in 2002. The ability of gabapentin to reduce hot flashes...
Free public talk on epilepsy research and progress towards better treatment
...e control of brain excitability, a major factor in epileptic
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 ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2007
...an provide as much as four hours forewarning of an epileptic
seizure. Other potential applications include warning of additional heart rhythm disturbances, including ventricular fibrillation, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, detection of breathing difficulty and detection of sepsis, a toxic condition res...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
..., is a world expert on photosensitivity, including epileptic
seizures caused by flashing lights of video games and television. Erba says that he also encounters patients affected by a similar flickering effect caused by sunlight filtering through a row of trees as the patients are riding in cars. "Photosensi...
Rare cell prevents rampant brain activity
...only on exceptional occasions, when it can lead to epileptic
fits. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have now uncovered a new mechanism controlling how the brain keeps its neuronal activity in check. The human brain consists of around a hundred million nerve cells linked together by around ten billion con...
Dogs may be responding to psychological seizures, not epilepsy seizures
...opriate treatment, not a specially trained dog for epileptic
seizures," said study author Gregory L. Krauss, MD...nimals for support. He noted that some people with epileptic
seizures may benefit from seizure response dogs. "Seizure response dogs can help people during sei...
10 top Australian scientists predict major medical advances
...include correcting the faulty circuits that create epileptic
episodes and creating transport systems for slow release of insulin to diabetics. Operating before birth Advances in microsurgery and the capacity of ultrasound to monitor development will soon see unborn babies undergoing complex surgery to corr...
New treatments for epilepsy may benefit patients at University of Virginia
...aves is intentionally uncoordinated. But during an epileptic
seizure, brain waves from thousands of the brain's...art of the brain--the thalmus-- that produces most epileptic
seizures. "We are confident that DBS is safe for people with epilepsy since it is now being used on...
MIT device could prevent epileptic seizures
... developing a device that could detect and prevent epileptic
seizures before they become debilitating. Epilepsy affects about 50 million people worldwide, and while anticonvulsant medications can reduce the frequency of seizures, the drugs are ineffective for as many as one in three patients. The new treat...
Epilepsy medication proving ineffective over time
... has diminishing results in preventing seizures in epileptic
patients. In clinical trials, the number of patients remaining seizure-free declines over time with prolonged treatment. This review explores how acquired tolerance, the adaptive response of the body to foreign substances, as opposed to innate tolera...
Licensing arrangement reached for antiepileptic drug
..., and as a result they continue to suffer periodic epileptic
seizures. There is a need, therefore, to develop new anti-epileptic drugs that will provide relief to patients who are not seizure-free or who suffer serious side effects from existing drugs. The brain contains amino acids that serve as neurotransm...
Boosting key protein in brain could improve seizure treatment, Stanford study finds
...ated respectively with petit mal and temporal lobe epileptic
seizures. The neuropeptide Y levels in other parts... at Stanford and a practicing clinician who treats epileptic
patients, said the findings point to a potentially better way of treating the disease. Fisher was no...
Gabapentin cools hot flashes as well as estrogen
...eurontin) was approved by the FDA in 1994 to treat epileptic
seizures but has been used off-label for years to treat headaches, shingles pain and other ailments. Scientists hypothesize that gabapentin may reduce hot flashes by regulating the flow of calcium in and out of cells, which is one mechanism for contr...
Clues help identify psychological seizures
...ormal electrical activity in the brain that causes epileptic
seizures. Because these nonepileptic seizures are similar to epileptic
seizures, they can be difficult to diagnose. Three new studies published in the June 13, 2006, issue...
Protein's potential as a regulator of brain activity discovered
... which is one of the cellular mechanisms behind an epileptic
seizure, for instance. This is where agrin comes into action. The UCI researchers observed in laboratory tests that agrin controls the excitability of nerve cells in the brain by regulating sodium pump activity. Adding agrin caused nerve cells to fir...
Curtin medal recognises epilepsy researcher
... many people by discovering an underlying cause of epileptic
seizures, Professor Samuel Berkovic, has been awar...ncoding neuronal membrane channels were a cause of epileptic
seizures. He and his collaborators discovered eight of the twelve known genes in which mutation is a...
Controlling your (nerve) impulses
...n should aid efforts to develop new treatments for epileptic
seizures, pain, and abnormal muscle movements. The...trol, causing excessive nerve firing manifested as epileptic
seizures and uncontrolled muscle movements called myokymia and ataxia. The efficient and speedy pass...
Boston University and Boston Medical Center partner with CIMIT
...veloped techniques for detection and prevention of epileptic
seizures. Heart attacks Advanced imaging techniques are helping to identify the atherosclerotic plaques that cause heart attacks. Hypertension and congestive heart failure A Connected Health initiative is working to remotely monitor patients wi...
Pitt researchers develop less risky treatment for depression, seizures
...t is implanted in the neck to fight depression and epileptic
seizures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration al...to several major organs, can offset drug-resistant epileptic
seizures. Last summer, the FDA approved vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for use to treat severe depres...