Navigation Links
Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention
Date:8/13/2008

CDC says patients, doctors at fault for treatment gaps affecting 1 in every 100 Americans

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 100 American adults has active epilepsy and more than one-third of those with epilepsy aren't receiving adequate treatment, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that examined the prevalence of epilepsy or seizure disorders among more than 120,000 adults in 19 states.

"Despite having recent seizures, more than one out of three adults reported not seeing a neurologist or epilepsy specialist in the past year. These findings suggest that adults with uncontrolled seizures may not be receiving the optimal medical treatment they need and may face substantial impairments in their daily activities," study co-author Dr. David Thurman, a neurologist in the CDC's Division of Adult and Community Health, said in an agency news release.

Of adults with active epilepsy, 44 percent reported having recent seizures. Of those, 65 percent said they'd had one or more seizures in the past three months, said the study, published in the Aug. 7 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Among people with epilepsy, inadequate medical treatment greatly increases the risk of subsequent seizures, disability, injuries sustained during a seizure, and death, the researchers noted.

Epilepsy affects about 2.7 million people in the United States and costs about $15.5 billion a year in medical costs and lost or reduced earnings and productivity. Adults with epilepsy have a significantly worse health-related quality of life than those without the disorder, the study said.

For example, adults with epilepsy were more likely to be unemployed, face limitations in their normal activities such as socializing with friends, and to have other health risks such as physical inactivity and smoking.

"While epilepsy is one of the most common neurolo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery
2. Ovation further advances development pipeline with new phase III epilepsy study
3. A childs IQ could be affected by maternal epilepsy
4. Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants
5. Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism
6. Lamotrigine May Reduce Epilepsy Seizures
7. Childhood epilepsy research offers new hope for seizure control
8. Epilepsy drugs may cause sexual disorders
9. Quality of life study examines burden of epilepsy
10. Epilepsy-induced brain cell damage prevented in the laboratory
11. Epilepsy genes may cancel each other
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... According to WFLA on July 16th, Sarasota has seen at least ... deaths have held steady over the last “couple of months” according to WFLA. Law ... spurred by the crackdown of prescription painkillers. Many users who were addicted to prescription ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... Practice, and Hospital Medicine Practice, is pleased to announce that it has partnered ... application format available on iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets. , ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... An article entitled " Dentists Doing Dermatology? ... unfortunate experience having cosmetic skin procedures done by a family doctor not board-certified ... bruising, and pain. This woman’s experience is only one in a series of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... of a wide variety of nutritional and wellness products, announced the addition of ... specializes in massage therapy, active isolated stretching and the prevention and rehabilitation of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... People love to feel like they ... price is an important factor to clients when choosing to purchase a policy. ... Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount program, where advisers pass savings onto their clients. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sarasota Sufferers Increased Heroin Overdoses and Deaths 2Health News:Sarasota Sufferers Increased Heroin Overdoses and Deaths 3Health News:EB Medicine Launches Mobile Application for Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2Health News:EB Medicine Launches Mobile Application for Pediatric Emergency Medicine 3Health News:Dermatologists Discuss Rise in Unqualified Practitioners of Cosmetic Dermatology 2Health News:Dermatologists Discuss Rise in Unqualified Practitioners of Cosmetic Dermatology 3Health News:NPI Welcomes Vincent Aquilino to Board of Directors 2Health News:Secura Consultants Gives Advisers Competitive New Edge with Multi-Life Discount Program 2
... planned spinoff later this summer , , SAN DIEGO, ... public following the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health,s clinical and ... the occasion by providing opportunities for its global employees to ... "This is an exciting day for our company and employees ...
... (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced that Jean-Jacques Bienaime, Chief ... on Thursday, July 30, at 5:00 p.m. ET (23:00 CET) to ... U.S. / Canada Dial-in Number: 866.272.9941, ... 45596036, Replay Dial-in Number: 888.286.8010, ...
... Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of ... News) -- Fluctuating hormone levels may explain trends ... diseases such as Parkinson,s, schizophrenia, Alzheimer,s, Tourette,s and ... level changes occur at various stages of women,s ...
... amoxicillin in kids, , WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) ... infections in young children increases the risk of recurrent ... the Netherlands who called for more prudent use of ... 63 percent of children given the antibiotic amoxicillin experienced ...
... safety in those who think the same way, research contends ... you believe, new research suggests that you,re likely to surround ... be friends or talking heads on television. , "Never having ... way of protecting your beliefs. It,s a little bit primitive, ...
... WOODLANDS, Texas, July 1 eCardio Diagnostics ... arrhythmia monitoring services, today announced that it has received a ... round of institutional funding since the company was founded in ... marks a milestone in the growth of eCardio," noted Larry ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CareFusion Launches New Brand, Establishing Itself as an Industry Leader in Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care and Safety 2Health News:CareFusion Launches New Brand, Establishing Itself as an Industry Leader in Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care and Safety 3Health News:BioMarin to Host Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, July 30 at 5:00 p.m. ET (23:00 CET) 2Health News:Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk 2Health News:Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection 2Health News:Your Surroundings Mirror Your Beliefs 2Health News:Your Surroundings Mirror Your Beliefs 3Health News:eCardio Receives Significant Investment in Private Funding from Sequoia Capital 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  EP Global Communications, Inc. (Public ... recently contacted the Company about discussing EPGL,s electronic ... as Monday, August 3, 2015.  Novartis CEO ... that the coming electronic contact lens market could ... the next several years.  Novartis partnered with Google ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 30, 2015 PTC Therapeutics, ... update and reported financial results for the second quarter ... progressing on many fronts across the organization.  We are ... Duchenne muscular dystrophy clinical trial ever conducted with topline ... Peltz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, PTC Therapeutics, Inc. "Translarna ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Growth of the U.S. nonprescription market is ... prescription users to the OTC market. Due to an ... Rx-to-OTC switch activity over the next five years with ... new brands entering the market into existing categories. ... years (even those with low to moderate likelihood), the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 2PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 4PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 5PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 6PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 7PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 8PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 9PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 10Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 3
... builds on company,s suite of tests to evaluate ... a leading clinical-diagnostics and biomedical-research laboratory specializing in ... diagnostic assay designed to help physicians better understand ... The company will introduce the Pneumococcal Antibody ...
... March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") ... it has started patient enrolment in a Phase ... in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients ... or EGFR-activated tumours. The Principal Investigator is Dr. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:IBT Laboratories to Launch New Pneumococcal Antibody Avidity Test at AAAAI Meeting, Booth 729 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces Start of Enrolment in U.S. Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with K-RAS or EGFR-Activated Tumours 2
... Microalbumin Strips provide albumin, creatinine and albumin-to-creatinine ... Microalbumin product is useful to test for ... in order to detect early kidney disease. ... the urinary albumin excretion rate, is an ...
... to near-patient urinalysis. The Chemstrip ... affordable, reliable alternative to visual ... fundamental, easy-to-use features, the Chemstrip ... office lab, clinic, and hospital ...
... UA is the first hand-held urine ... valuable lab bench space. Automation of ... in results between operators and transcription ... run, corrects for ambient temperature and ...
... first outside-the-balloon, dual-wire dilatation catheter. The ... innovative new approach to dilatation. Its unique, ... wires to create expansion planes at low ... ,The FX miniRAIL RX PTCA Catheter is ...
Medicine Products: