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European Commission and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

... following important adverse events also reported: convulsions 6%, 11% and thrombocytopenia 4%; 8%. Of these ... 1%, 1%; headache 2%, 4%; constipation 1%, 0%; convulsions 3%, 3%; thrombocytopenia 3%, 4%. In the ... 41%, 6%; fatigue 34%, 4%; constipation 33%, 1%; convulsions 23%, 5%; with the following important adverse ...

Too much calcium in blood may increase risk of fatal prostate cancer

... less than 7 milligrams per deciliter, can cause uncontrolled muscular convulsions or contractions. Too much calcium, above 14 milligrams per deciliter, can cause a coma. "Your body obviously cannot afford to oscillate between convulsions and coma, so the range of serum calcium is tightly controlled." The ...

Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures

... Mouse study finds gene affects acids that regulate severity of convulsions SUNDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- A brain pathway that stops ... occur when brain neurons work out of synch, causing physical spasms or convulsions and even disrupting vital functions, such as breathing. Most seizures stop ...

Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue: Abortion, Healthcare, and Social Upheaval: Pro-life Leaders to Discuss Backlash -- Including Potential of Unwanted Violence

... God, and to pay for the murder of their neighbor without something snapping. They must not delude themselves: Congress runs the real risk of national convulsions that have not been seen since the 60s, or perhaps since the civil war if they try to compel Americans to pay for the murder of the innocent. ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

... brain to swell and symptoms of severe infections include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, abnormal movements, occasional convulsions (especially in infants), coma, and paralysis. About 1 in 4 of such cases results in death. "In addition to being vaccinated travelers need to ...

New Once-Daily RYZOLT(TM) (tramadol HCl extended-release tablets) Now Available in the U.S.

... the seizure risk in patients taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, neuroleptics, or other drugs that reduce the seizure threshold. Risk of convulsions may also be increased in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head ...

Unique nerve-stimulation device proves effective against epilepsy

... Epilepsy is a common medical condition characterized by convulsions and short periods of confusion. It affects more than 50 million people worldwide. But intractable epilepsy, which affects more than 1 million ...

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Results of its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ganaxolone as Adjunctive Therapy in Adults With Partial Onset Seizures

... is characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. Seizures can last from a few seconds to several minutes. They can have many symptoms, from convulsions and loss of consciousness to some that are not always recognized as seizures by the person experiencing them but by health care professionals: blank ...

Eisai and Bial Announce Partnership Agreement for the European Commercialisation of the Novel Once Daily Anti-Epileptic Zebinix(R)

... Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease characterised by abnormal discharges of neuronal activity causing seizures. Clinically, these manifest as convulsions or jerking of muscles. Depending on the seizure type, seizures may be limited to one part of the body, or may be generalised to involve the whole ...

Consumer Advisory: Agriculture Department Warns of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Dauphin County Dairy

... symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or ...

New Webcast Going for Gold to Educate on Importance of Healthy Diet In Persistent Chronic Pain Management

... Use of tramadol increases the risk of seizures in people taking antidepressants, other opioids, or other drugs that can cause seizures. Risk of convulsions may also increase in people with epilepsy or a history of seizures. ULTRAM(R) ER may be associated with a potentially life-threatening condition ...

Video: Olympic Games Gold Medalist Nikki Stone Joins Chronic Pain Experts in Educational Webcasts

... Use of tramadol increases the risk of seizures in people taking antidepressants, other opioids, or other drugs that can cause seizures. Risk of convulsions may also increase in people with epilepsy or a history of seizures. ULTRAM(R) ER may be associated with a potentially life-threatening condition ...

PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers About Raw Milk Sold by York County Dairy

... symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or ...

Children more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead

... and lead-glazed pottery. While extreme lead exposure can cause a variety of neurological disorders, such as lack of muscular coordination, convulsions and coma, lower lead levels have been associated with measurable deficits in childrens mental development and behavioral problems. These include ...

Children More Vulnerable to Harmful Effects of Lead at Age 6 Than as Toddlers, Says New Study

... crystal and lead-glazed pottery. While extreme lead exposure can cause a variety of neurological disorders, such as lack of muscular coordination, convulsions and coma, lower lead levels have been associated with measurable deficits in children's mental development and behavioral problems. These ...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

... to change in Tanzania thanks to a project to convince traditional healers and community members that when a child has the symptoms of severe malaria convulsions and coma the anti-degedege ritual must be postponed until after the patient receives urgent medical attention. By actively involving traditional ...

PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Clarion, Crawford County Dairies

... symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or ...

U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine

... and varicella vaccine administered at the same visit." On Feb. 27, the ACIP was informed about the heightened risk. Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by fever, usually from common childhood illnesses such as middle ear infections, viral upper respiratory tract infections and roseola. ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Patients With Hepatic Encephalopathy

... patients with deficiencies in enzymes of the urea cycle, the most common adverse reactions are vomiting (9%), hypokalemia (7%), hyperglycemia (7%), convulsions (6%), and mental impairments (6%). Do not administer to patients with known hypersensitivity to sodium phenylacetate or sodium benzoate. Acute ...

JCI table of contents: Dec. 20, 2007

... of Medicine, St. Louis, has revealed that intranasal delivery of leptin, a hormone important in feeding and energy metabolism, delayed the onset of convulsions in a rodent model of seizures. As indicated by Tamas Horvath and Sabrina Diano in an accompanying commentary, these data suggest that ...

DOCTORS OPPOSE MARYLAND VACCINE ROUNDUP: Expect Dangerous Reactions When Children Are Treated Like Cattle

... right now? 2. Has my child had a bad reaction to a vaccination before? 3. Does my child have a personal or family history of: vaccine reactions, convulsions or neurological disorders, severe allergies or immune system disorders 4. Do I know if my child is at high risk of reacting? 5. Do I know how to ...

UC-Irvine scientists present groundbreaking research at Society for Neuroscience conference

... shows for the first time a potential marker of children who might be at risk for brain dysfunction after long febrile seizures. Febrile seizures, convulsions associated with fever, are the most common seizures that occur in infants and children. In this study, the researchers performed MRI tests on the ...

Consumer Reports' Analysis: Drugs for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia Effective, But Not Always Best

... and are approved by the Food and Drug Administration -- primarily to treat people who have various kinds of seizure disorders, including seizures or convulsions caused by epilepsy, strokes, and brain tumors. Several -- phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol,), ethotoin (Peganone), and ...

Consumers Warned of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Butler County Dairy

... symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or ...

Epileptic Drug Found To Be Efficient As A Single Therapy

... in the journal Neurology. This was a double-blind study which had around six hundred participants who had suffered at least two attacks of convulsions in the last year to the drug levetiracetam or to controlled release carbamazepine which is considered as the usual therapy for epilepsy. ...

Pros and Cons of Therapy for Lead Exposure

... quickly as possible to prevent or lessen lasting damage to the developing brain. High-lead exposure from peeling lead-based paint can lead to coma, convulsions and even death. At lower levels, lead exposure causes attention deficits, delinquency and difficulty regulating emotions and can lower IQ scores at a ...

Antidepressants Late In Pregnancy Harmful to Unborn Baby

... weight. Researchers also found an increased risk for a low Apgar score (the health rating given to the baby right after birth), respiratory distress, convulsions and hypoglycemia for those babies who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb. Specialists say the use of tricyclic drugs seemed to cause more ...

A boon to epileptics

... often report experiencing a familiar smell, sound or mental image shortly before, or during the seizure. The other, more serious seizures are convulsions or "grand mals", which can strike without warning and cause unconsciousness and jerking movements. severity of seizures suffered. Magnetic ...

Helping the neurology of kidney failure

... high blood pressure or infection. Kidney failure often leads to neurological complications like fatigue, apathy, emotional instability and even convulsions and coma. // Researchers at the University of California at Irvine have learned more of the origin of the neurological problems in kidney ...

Malaria strikes Munger tribals

... spread by mosquitos and usually presents with fever and rigors.the worst form of malaria is cerebral malaria,which if not treated can lead on to convulsions coma and death within 24 hours. ...
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