Navigation Links
Alternative to the Conventional Seizure Treatment

Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angels and Valencia, Calif.-based Advanced Bionics Corp., trigeminal nerve// stimulation (TNS) have developed an alternative to the conventional epilepsy treatment.

It is a nerve-stimulation treatment where in the study and the clinical trails show that it has the potential to control seizures. I this treatment the nerve that prevents seizures is stimulated to inhibit epilepsy. This new treatment is much more effective than those that can be acquired by seizure medication and surgery. The trigeminal nerve extends into the brain from the face and forehead, and is known to play a role in seizure inhibition. The stimulator and electrodes used to transmit an electrical current to the nerve can be worn externally or implanted.

A study published in the July edition of the peer-reviewed journal Epilepsia reports that four of seven subjects who used an external stimulator for at least three months in a pilot human clinical trial enjoyed a 50 percent or better reduction in seizure frequency. ‘Most people with chronic epilepsy who have continuing seizures are drug-resistant,’ said Dr. Christopher DeGiorgio, vice chair and professor in residence of neurology at UCLA, and co-developer of TNS and lead author of the study.

In addition, anti-seizure drugs can have significant side effects on behavior, thinking and alertness. Women taking anti-seizure drugs and their unborn children are at special risk because of the effect of these drugs on fetal growth and development. ‘For all of these reasons, we need to find non-drug alternative treatments,’ DeGiorgio said. ‘The results of our pilot study support further investigation into the safety and efficacy of TNS for epilepsy.’ Forty percent of the 2.5 million people in the United States with epilepsy have poorly controlled seizures. Recurrent seizures lead to social isolation, unemployment, inability to drive and injuries fro
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine
2. Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients
3. Complementary and Alternative medicine
4. Alternative therapies popular with Parkinsons patients
5. Alternative to blood Transfusions
6. Alternative Therapy in HIV Patients
7. An Alternative to Warfarin
8. Another Alternative For Diabetics On Insulin
9. The Use Of Alternative Medicine On The Rise
10. Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicine
11. New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Alternative the Conventional Seizure Treatment

(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Residents at ... Community, recently showed their generous spirit by providing ... Catawba County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. ... gathered around the largest Christmas tree on the ... purchased by residents of the Abernethy Village Association ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Over 700 ... to their local communities. That is 700 smiling little ... single gift. Additionally over $6000 in monetary donations was ... offset some of the expenses they incur through the ... drive were A Child's Haven , Shrine's Children's ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... York (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 Risperdal ... in a mass tort litigation currently underway in Pennsylvania’s ... As of December 24, 2014, court documents indicate ... on behalf of individuals who developed gynecomastia (male breast ... Data from the Court indicates that this represents an ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 25, 2014 Today, UWDress.com, the famous women’s ... wedding gowns, and launched a site-wide wedding gown promotion. ... wedding gowns in a more unexpected way, the collection should ... popular in the global market, and they are available with ... are offered at discounted prices, up to 75% off; most ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... BambooIndustry.com a famous bamboo flooring company offering bamboo flooring ... announces its multiple layer bamboo panel board collection , ... , Bamboo panel is the product made from 100 ... board features high quality selective bamboo and eco-friendly adhesives ... panel consists of multiple layers of bamboo. , According ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2Health News:AlignLife Donates Over 700 Toys This Year 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Buy Cheap Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns At UWDress.com 2Health News:Bamboo Flooring Company Bambooindustry.com Introduces Its Multiple Layer Bamboo Panel Board Collection 2
... Inherent gender differences – instead of more sun exposure – ... likely than women to develop// certain kinds of skin cancer, ... ,Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of ... United States each year. While occurring more often than melanoma, ...
... key challenge in the development of vaccines for bird flu, ... strain //of bird flu, the H5N1 virus, which could mutate ... nations in the world have continually exchanged information with the ... the motive of assisting scientists to be abreast with the ...
... breastfeeding a baby till it is six months old ... say//. ,The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) ... immune system begins to fail. ,Hoosen Coovadia ... and Population Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South ...
... supports the theory that bringing about senescence in aged ... ,Inducing senescence in aged cells may be sufficient to ... published online this week in European Molecular Biology Organization ... or programmed cell death – apoptosis – was the ...
... the University of Florida have initiated a project to ... secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of ... ,Fueled by about $6 million in private donations, university ... connect scientists who work with adult human stem cells ...
... FDA launched a special Web page. This web page is ... sold by Roche// under the brand name Accutane, on the ... that is not controlled by other treatment forms. FDA warns ... severe mental health problems. ,The FDA warning page ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer 2Health News:Gender Linked to Development of Skin Cancer 3Health News:Breastfeeding Could Cut HIV Risk to Babies 2Health News:UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap 2Health News:UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap 3Health News:Web Page to Warn Against Online Purchase of Isotretinoin 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer Hagerman , ... Diplomat, will take office as the president of the ... induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, 2015, at ... held at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... KENNEWICK, Wash. , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... stage development company engaged primarily in the development ... and therapeutic applications, today announced that it has ... the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing ... to Section 513(f)(2) of the U.S. Food, Drug ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... DALLAS , Dec. 23, 2014  Lockton ... operation of Lockton Companies, announced the addition of ... Foerster will join Lockton Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, ... years of relevant industry experience to the position.  ... Managed Market Sales at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2
... /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medicine Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ... manufacturer, developer and distributor of Western pharmaceuticals, traditional ... the People,s Republic of China, today announced that ... to stockholder approval, the 2011 Long-Term Incentive Plan ...
... N.C., March 3, 2011 Recent ... Corporate governance changes announced Term loan repaid ... Fourth quarter 2010 financial results announced ... CSA ), healthcare,s preferred real estate partner, is a REIT ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Medicine Corporation Adopts New Incentive Compensation Plans 2China Medicine Corporation Adopts New Incentive Compensation Plans 3Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 2Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 3Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 4Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 5Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 6Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 7Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 8Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 9Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 10Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 11Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 12Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 13Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 14Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 15Cogdell Spencer Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Completion of Strategic Plan 16
... Cross-match tubes are available ... serum tube contains a clotting ... cross-match tests where serum is ... EDTA cross-match tube is suitable ...
Inquire...
... K2 / gel tubes are for ... molecular diagnostics and for viral load ... blood remain stable at room temperature ... optimal results, it is recommended to ...
Glass Whole Blood Tube with K3EDTA...
Medicine Products: