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Ending Epileptic Seizures
Date:1/5/2009

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One in ten people will suffer from a seizure in their life and many of those will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Medication will help approximately two-thirds of the people with epilepsy, but many continue to have seizures, even though there are other alternatives.

"Epilepsy ended my teaching career," says Mary Catanzaro a former English lecturer at Marquette University. "I would have seizures in front of my students and never know that they had happened."

Catanzaro suffered from complex partial seizures. These seizures, while not as recognizable as the "shaking" seizures of the movies, are common. In Catanzaro's case one of these episodes left her with third-degree burns after she placed her hand on a hot frying pan.

"For 20 years I tried different pharmaceuticals," says Catanzaro. "When a new drug came out, my doctor was handing me a prescription, but it never worked."

The average patient waits 20 years before taking the next step and has surgery. Temporal lobectomies cure many epilepsy cases but factors limit patients from taking advantage of this option.

"Many people are scared by brain surgery, and that is understandable, but it keeps them from treatment for far too long," says Dr. George Morris, an epileptologist at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. "Another difficulty is that only specialized neurosurgeons perform this procedure. Many patients rely on their physician to refer them to the best course of action, and they never learn about the successes we are having with temporal lobectomies."

Approximately one-third of the affected population will not respond to pharmaceutical treatments for epilepsy, according to Dr. Morris. Those same people do have another option. Surgically we can remove a small section of their temporal lobe and stop or minimize their seizures. Better than four
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