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New findings encourage more vigilant monitoring of seizure activity among intensive care patients

... care patients who may be experiencing subtle seizures that are typically unrecognized. These subtle seizures may be affecting patients' prognoses and causing ... has previously shown that unrecognized seizures are common in the critically ill, particularly in ...

Findings in Epilepsy Gene in Animals May Guide Treatment Directions for Infants

... have developed a line of mice that experiences seizures with features closely resembling those occurring ... with childhood neurological conditions involving seizures and spasms. Golden's team developed ... to have resulted in overexcited brain cells and seizures in the mice. ...

Findings in epilepsy gene in animals may guide treatment directions for infants

... have developed a line of mice that experiences seizures with features closely resembling those occurring ... with childhood neurological conditions involving seizures and spasms. Golden's team developed ... to have resulted in overexcited brain cells and seizures in the mice. ...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R)XR(TM); An Extended-Release Once-Daily, New Generation Treatment for Epilepsy

... partial onset seizures. Lamictal XR reduced seizures in patients who were inadequately controlled on ... Lamictal XR reduced the frequency of partial seizures during a 19-week study. More patients who took ... for patients with epilepsy who still experience seizures while taking their current therapy." ...

Inventor of Newly Available Vimpat(R) (lacosamide) C-V Meets a Woman Who Experienced Greater Seizure Control With Use of This New Antiepileptic Drug

... add-on therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults 17 years and older with epilepsy. ... approximately 1,300 patients. In the studies, seizures were reduced by half or more for many ... than 30% of patients will continue to experience seizures despite trying two or more AEDs Each ...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

... in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase ... CONSTA(R) does not affect them adversely. seizures : RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should be used cautiously in patients with a history of seizures or with conditions that potentially lower seizure ...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

... in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase ... CONSTA(R) does not affect them adversely. seizures : RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should be used cautiously in patients with a history of seizures or with conditions that potentially lower seizure ...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R) ODT(TM) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

... with other medicines to treat certain types of seizures (partial seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) in people two years ... from other medicines used to treat partial seizures in people 16 years or older. It is not known if ...

Henry Ford Hospital: Unique Patient Study -- No Informed Consent

... or death of patients resulting from prolonged seizures before arriving at the hospital. But because ... study. The study will involve patients with seizures lasting longer than five minutes that are being ... if an auto-injector with midazolam can stop seizures as fast as starting an IV and giving lorazepam. ...

Mayo clinic study finds gene bringing together animal and human research in alcoholism

... known that the presence of severe withdrawal and seizures indicates strong physical dependence on alcohol," ... to be involved in learning and memory as well as seizures and epilepsy and, thus, is a good candidate for ... 59 subjects with a history of withdrawal without seizures and 64 samples from non-alcoholic subjects -- all ...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Gene Bringing Together Animal and Human Research in Alcoholism

... known that the presence of severe withdrawal and seizures indicates strong physical dependence on alcohol," ... to be involved in learning and memory as well as seizures and epilepsy and, thus, is a good candidate for ... 59 subjects with a history of withdrawal without seizures and 64 samples from non-alcoholic subjects -- all ...

New Keppra XR(TM) Dosage Strength Offers Simplified Treatment Option for People Living With Partial-Onset Seizures

... last year as an add-on therapy for partial-onset seizures in patients who are 16 years of age and older ... study of 158 epilepsy patients with partial-onset seizures who added 1,000 mg of Keppra XR(TM) or placebo to ... therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 16 years of age and older with ...

Surgery safe for babies and toddlers suffering from seizures

... 82 percent of these children started to suffer seizures in their first year of life. The children ... of surgery, children were having an average of 21 seizures per day, with one child having as many as 600 seizures per day. One year after surgery, 67.3 percent ...

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

... a statistically significant reduction in seizures versus placebo. Efficacy was seen in the first ... database of more than 950 subjects. Partial seizures are episodes of abnormal electrical activity in ... awareness of self and surroundings. Partial seizures occur in about 35 percent of people with ....

Seniors' Website Publishers Ask President to Curtail FDA Seizures of Vital Medicines

... ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by seizures of vital doctor-prescribed prescription medicines ... and Drug Administration to halt the arbitrary seizures and to resume the flow of the safe, affordable ... noted in a joint statement. "Ironically, similar seizures occurred several years ago, leading to heavy ...

Video: Celebrities and Professional Athletes Invite the Public to Join them at the Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy on March 28, in Washington, D.C.

... seizure on Christmas Eve in 1990. Anabelle's seizures are a result of a congenital condition, which she ... half of people with epilepsy are able to control seizures with existing treatment options. The ... with the goal of ensuring that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences, ...

Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

... people have the disorder. The condition causes seizures when electrical signals in the brain are disrupted. In the worst cases, the seizures rob people of consciousness and control over ... epilepsy before age 15. Patients typically have seizures during sleep, and the condition disappears in 95 ...

Study: Adding Vimpat significantly reduces partial-onset seizures in adults with epilepsy

... (lacosamide) demonstrated significantly fewer seizures in adult partial-onset epilepsy patients whose seizures were inadequately controlled despite taking up to ... add-on therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adult patients with epilepsy. Earlier this ...

Evolution and epilepsy

... lead to more effective treatment of epileptic seizures in infants. Researchers discovered how ... channels might be effective in preventing seizures in newborns. They found that an opener, called flupirtine, was more powerful in preventing seizures than either of two drugs now in frequent clinical ...

Study yields clues about the evolution of epilepsy

... years later, the other child has a series of seizures and is diagnosed with epilepsy. A study being led ... that resistance decreases over time as multiple seizures occur. When this strain was examined for seizures after a month, the resistance remained low, ...

Seizing the day

... of certainty when ― and whether ― seizures might strike. This will reassure those with the ... in the Israeli study compared the rate of seizures to the types of duties each group of subjects was ... when the last seizure struck. Those that had seizures more than five years ago have little to worry ...

New target discovered to treat epileptic seizures following brain trauma or stroke

... following a stroke - may also cause epileptic seizures that occur following head trauma or a stroke. ... bridge intercellular space. When epileptic seizures occur, hemichannels unexpectedly open near the ... therapy in the treatment to reduce cell loss and seizures that are caused by stroke," says MacVicar, who ...

New Research Reports on Interventions that May Alter the Course of Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

... because we know that an estimated one-third of seizures are not controlled with existing therapies." ... enable first-response personnel to screen for seizures in patients and make rapid triage decisions, such ... categories. A total of 2,035 episodes of seizures and 3,867 episodes of normal data were recorded. ...

Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

... some patients with this type of epilepsy, whose seizures are not controlled with medication, should ... of Neurology that temporal lobe surgery reduces seizures (two-thirds of patients become seizure-free) and ... editorial stated. Temporal lobe epilepsy (when seizures come from the temporal lobe region of the brain) ...

Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered

... not. The disorder causes a person to have seizures due to a surge of electrical activity affecting parts of the brain. The seizures can manifest in different ways. Some 60 ... of Verona in Italy, demonstrated that, in mice, seizures caused "adhesion" molecules in blood vessels in ...

FDA Approves New Drug for Severe Epilepsy

... the drug had 41 percent fewer tonic plus atonic seizures and 20 percent fewer seizures of any type, the agency said in a news release. ... of epilepsy may experience periods of frequent seizures mixed with brief, relatively seizure-free ....

Keppra XR(TM) Offers Convenient Dosing For People With Partial Onset Seizures

... treatments for people with partial-onset seizures who are 16 years of age and older. While many ... still live with uncontrolled seizures or intolerable side effects. A recent online ... therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy. Since then, Keppra(R) ...

NIAID media availability: Seizures following parasitic infection associated with brain swelling

... colleagues provides strong evidence associating seizures with areas of brain tissue swelling in people ... the most common cause of adult-onset seizures and epilepsy in developing countries where the ... and whether such edema is associated with seizures was not known. The research was conducted in ...

Seizures in newborns can be detected with small, portable brain activity monitors

... bedside brain-activity monitors detected most seizures in at-risk infants, researchers at Washington ... assist clinicians in monitoring for electrical seizures until confirmation with conventional EEG ... accurate as conventional EEG for detecting brain seizures in ....

Hunter Tylo of CBS' The Bold and The Beautiful Joins Forces With the American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation in Public Awareness Campaign

... of people with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite treatment. seizures result when the brain produces a sudden surge of ... of the disorder and suffered up to 200 Epileptic seizures a day. "Before Emmett began suffering from ...

Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures

... 8 (HealthDay News) -- A brain pathway that stops seizures has been found by Iowa researchers. Applying ... "Although this work provides insight into how seizures normally stop and might help us learn more about how to terminate those seizures that don't stop, it will take more work to turn ...

Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

... 29 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients who suffer seizures are more likely to die within 30 days than stroke patients who don't have seizures are, a new study shows. seizures may be a sign of significant brain injury and may ...

The Epilepsy Foundation Sheds Light on Seizures

... in their lives. A person who has two or more seizures from an unknown cause is said to have epilepsy. ... the very old. "The occurrence of new onset seizures in adults is quite common," said Page B. Pennell, ... good news is that most people can recover from seizures fully and be able to return to their normal daily ...

Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

... protein intake, helps control and prevent seizures in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, a new ... included 145 children, aged 2 to 16, who suffered seizures at least once a day or more than seven seizures per week. These patients hadn't responded to ...

Epilepsy Foundation Takes Action Against Hackers

... type of epilepsy that causes people to experience seizures upon seeing flashing or flickering images ... a group of experts on photic- and pattern-induced seizures and released its recommendations for preventing seizures provoked by dynamic light and imaging sources ...

Leading Epilepsy Advocates Propose Strategies to Heighten Treatment Expectations and Close Patient and Physician Communication Gaps

... medication, but when she was still experiencing seizures he added new medications to her regime to ... any medication side-effects or breakthrough seizures they experience with their healthcare ... settle if the patient is still experiencing seizures or side effects. "It's not a trade-off. We may ...

Epilepsy advocates propose strategies to heighten treatment expectations

... medication, but when she was still experiencing seizures he added new medications to her regime to help ... any medication side-effects or breakthrough seizures they experience with their healthcare ... not settle if the patient is still experiencing seizures or side effects. Its not a trade-off. We may ...

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

... CDC reports more seizures seen in toddlers given combined shot; experts ... injections. But the absolute risk of febrile seizures is still low, experts stressed. "The relative ... vaccine safety, detected a signal for increased seizures in children aged 12 to 23 months who got the MMRV ...

Hypnosis helped Stanford/Packard physicians pinpoint cause of children's seizures

... wait. Aren't physicians supposed to try to STOP seizures rather than searching for new ways to cause them? In a word, yes. But in order to treat seizures effectively, doctors must learn which parts of ... Many children who seem to be having epileptic seizures are actually having an involuntary physical ...

Atkins-Like Diet Cuts Epileptic Seizures

... be able to dramatically reduce their number of seizures by following a modified Atkins-like diet, Johns ... already been shown to be valuable in controlling seizures in children, and now results from a small study ... anti-convulsant drugs and had an average of 10 seizures a week. The eating plan restricts patients to 15 ...
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