Navigation Links
Inadequate epilepsy treatment

The diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy is often handled in a casual “insouciant” manner, with up to 20 per cent of UK epilepsy patients not receiving appropriate drugs, researchers say. Around 30,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy each year, and of these, about one-third can be expected to continue on long-term medication. But researchers from the Institute of Neurology at University College London have found that some epilepsy treatment regimes are outmoded, inappropriate or given too late to be of maximum benefit to patients. //

The team monitored the treatment patterns of 564 epilepsy patients for up to 14 years after diagnosis. Their work forms part of the United Kingdom General Practice Study of Epilepsy – a long-term population-based study of the condition.

The researchers found that less than half of epilepsy patients with partial seizures and less than a third with generalised seizures were treated with recommended treatments. Only 11 per cent of patients received the latest medication and 7 per cent had been kept on the same drug despite failing to achieve remission after two years.

UK doctors are reluctant to prescribe drugs to patients who have had one seizure, the researchers say. About 15 per cent of the patients monitored received drugs after their first epileptic seizure, although high rates of recurring seizures meant that more than 75 per cent of the group received treatment at some point.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Inadequate Drug Treatment For Youth
2. Inadequate proof to justify routine prostate screen
3. Sterilization Of Dental Instruments Is Inadequate, Says Study
4. Inadequate labeling in sandwiches sold at UK supermarkets
5. Reach Of The Morning-After Pill Treatment Inadequate Among Sexual Assault Victims
6. Training in Australias Medical Schools Inadequate
7. Inadequate Mental Health Fundings, Experts Warn
8. AMA Warns Of Inadequately Trained Doctors Due To Lack of Resources
9. Treatment For ADHD In Kids Inadequate
10. Healthcare Inadequate at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Cente
11. Inadequate Communication Reduces Benefits of Mammogram Screening for Black Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Harris Communications, Inc., a leading ... bringing its latest products to the Deaf Seniors of America Conference, April 4-7 at ... to meet with knowledgeable ASL friendly staff from Harris Communications and to try out ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Vighter established its ... time by providing Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course scholarships to four medics ... trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Budget Office score is invalid because it does not obey the rules Congress has ... million full-time equivalent jobs, which the GOP reform would restore. Yet, it estimates a ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In just ... EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 milestone ... with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , “We ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Viewers who like to educate themselves on current issues and ... services, and societal issues tend to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted by ... running events for causes around the world. , Running for charity has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Strategies" report to their offering. ... Pain Management in the ... their physical pain, emphasizing consumer survey analysis, including trends over ... adults who have selected illnesses/conditions strongly associated with physical pain ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com ... ... leading publisher of cannabis market research, the legal cannabis market ... CAGR through 2021, despite conflicting signals from the current presidential ... out that the two biggest drivers of growth in this ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 24, 2017 A ReportsnReports.com report says, ... growing rapidly as the global sales of Adcetris and Kadcyla have ... the antibody drug conjugates market is driven by large number of ... wider therapeutic window offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, 10 Major ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: