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

NEW YORK (June 17, 2009) Two new studies published by neurologists at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital demonstrate a need for more vigilant monitoring for seizure activity among intensive care patients who may be experiencing subtle seizures that are typically ...

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

ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- About Dr. Harold Kohn & Vimpat Almost twenty years after discovering a new chemical compound that affects neurological systems, Harold Kohn, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , inventor of the recently FDA-approved Vimpat(R) (lacosam...

Depression twice as likely in seizure sufferers

Toronto, Canada March 16, 2009 A new study published in Epilepsia finds that the prevalence of depression is almost twice as high in people with epilepsy compared to the general population. Among those with epilepsy, racial minorities have seven times the odds of depression in comparison to th...

Failure to Take Seizure Drugs Boosts Death Risk

Car accidents, bone breaks also common among those who don't take meds regularly, study says WEDNESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- People with epilepsy are up to three times more likely to die if they fail to take their seizure medication regularly, according to a new study. The s...

Scripps Research scientists find seizure drug reverses cellular effects

In the new research, published in the May 28, 2008 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists found that gabapentin normalizes the action of certain brain cells altered by chronic alcohol abuse in an area of the brain known as the central amygdala, which plays an important role in fear...

Sen. Edward Kennedy Hospitalized After Seizure

His carotid artery was cleared of a partial blockage last fall SATURDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was taken from a local hospital near the Kennedy family compound on Cape Cod to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston early Saturday after sufferi...

Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies

Study finds no negative impact on children's cognitive development THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who breast-feed while on certain seizure medications do not appear to harm their children's cognitive development, a new study finds. "Our early findings show breast-fe...

Young Boy With Epilepsy to Gain Independence With New Seizure Response Dog From Canine Assistants

ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Wyatt, an 8-year-old boy living with epilepsy, and his mother Amy receive a seizure response dog from Canine Assistants and UCB, Inc., the exclusive sponsor of Canine Assistants seizure response dogs. Through medications, Spencer's seizures have decrea...

Certain Seizure Patients Need Emergency CT Scan

ER staff should focus on those with first-ever attack, babies, and people with AIDS, guideline says MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate CT brain scans should be used to screen certain emergency room patients with seizures to help doctors determine the right kind of treatment, accordin...

Childhood epilepsy research offers new hope for seizure control

Scientists still do not know what causes epileptic seizures, but researchers from Melbournes Howard Florey Institute are one step closer to solving this puzzle with the help of their newly developed genetically modified epileptic mouse. This is the first human genetic mutation based mouse model...

Experts Issue Guidelines on Diagnosing Seizure

EEG, MRI and CT can all help spot a variety of underlying disorders TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Routine electroencephalogram (EEG) and MRI or CT brain scans should be considered when diagnosing and treating adults who've had their first unprovoked seizure, according to a new guideline ...

Pediatric Seizure Study Underway in US to Decide Between Diazepam and Lorazepam

A nationwide study has been launched in US to determine which of the two current medications for pediatric seizures, diazepam and lorazepam, is more effective. Childhood seizures pose a serious problem for doctors. Epilepticus or continuous unrelenting seizures can lead to brain damage or ev...

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...

A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning

New research suggests having an unexplained epileptic seizure in a person over age 60 as a sign of high risk for a future stroke.// Researchers looked at 4,700 patients who had a seizure after age 60 and 4,700 people around the same age who did not have a seizure. They compared the two groups fo...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...ving a car, operating machines, or doing things that require you to be alert. INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. Call your doctor right away if you ...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

...eakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. INVEGA(R) should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. Call your doctor right away if you s...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010

...mpact of our voluntary recalls of certain products, and, in part, the FDA's seizure of certain of our inventory and cessation of manufacturing, as previously d..., the FDA seized drug products manufactured in our Michigan facilities. The seizure also included ingredients held at these same facilities. The FDA's most rec...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

...hat lower HbA1c levels can cause another serious complication -- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Severe hypoglycemia that resulted in either a coma or seizure occurred in 16 percent of the DCCT intensive management group, and between 10 percent and 20 percent of the EDC group. Araneo said that better and mor...

Scientists Track Impact of DNA Damage in the Developing Brain

...tually replaced by scar tissue in a process known as gliosis. Overall changes in the hippocampus mimicked those found in the brains of adults with the seizure disorder known as temporal lobe epilepsy. In this study, the loss of Xrcc1 also resulted in seizures in mice. The other authors of this paper w...

Anti-epilepsy drug risk on cognitive function for unborn children

... and minor limb deformities. Professor Baker added: "The answer is not as simple as to take women off AEDs altogether as the effects of suffering a seizure can also pose a risk for both mother and unborn child. It is vital that the research is now used to educate women with epilepsy before they start to p...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

...dverse events were attributed by investigators as possibly related to Contrave treatment. These include cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) (2), seizure (2), palpitations (1), paresthesia (1) and vertigo (1). The most frequently observed treatment-emergent adverse events were nausea, constipation and ...

HealthCare Partners Opens Glendora Urgent Care Center

...s sprains, broken bones, common infections, and colds. Patients suffering from very serious medical conditions like possible arrhythmias, stroke, or a seizure will be referred to a hospital emergency room or the Fair Oaks Urgent Care Center, another HealthCare Partners facility, depending on the severity of ...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Updates on Financial Position

...action are currently being identified. The early estimated value of this inventory is in the range of $15 to $20 million. The products subject to seizure do not impact products on hand manufactured by third parties under their own label or manufactured for Caraco under the Caraco label. It also does not...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Action

...U.S. Marshals, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, today arrived and seized drug products manufactured in its Michigan facilities. The seizure also included ingredients held at these same facilities. The FDA's most recent inspection of Caraco's Detroit facility, completed in May 2009, found u...

FDA Seizes All Drugs From Generics Maker

... of one pain reliever THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- The seizure of all drugs and drug ingredients at a Michigan-based manufacturer by the U...should still take any drugs made by Caraco that they may still have. The seizure may cause a shortage of one pain drug, choline magnesium trisalicylate, in ...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

.... NUCYNTA(TM) has not been systematically evaluated in patients with a seizure disorder, and such patients were excluded from clinical studies. NUCYNTA(TM) should be prescribed with care in patients with a history of a seizure disorder or any condition that would put the patient at risk of seizures. ...

Hundreds March on Seattle, Portland and Spokane

... for children with epilepsy and their siblings, year-round educational and support groups, emergency medication assistance, employment counseling, and seizure response training programs for school personnel, first responders and employers. For further information, and to register for the walk, go to w...

Epilepsy Services on the Chopping Block

...The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is preparing to notify hundreds of clients that its programs aimed at providing individualized epilepsy and seizure care may soon disappear, if the State of Illinois's "50% budget" comes to pass. These programs, which connect families and individuals with epile...

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

...olden's team described a new mouse model for infantile spasms on May 12 in an online study in the journal Brain. Infantile spasms are a type of seizure that occurs in an estimated 1 in 2000 to 1 in 6000 babies, with onset between ages three months and one year. During the seizures, infants have jerkin...

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

... Golden's team described a new mouse model for infantile spasms on May 12 in an online study in the journal Brain . Infantile spasms are a type of seizure that occurs in an estimated 1 in 2000 to 1 in 6000 babies, with onset between ages three months and one year. During the seizures, infants have jerkin...

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

... study. More patients who took Lamictal XR had a significant reduction in seizure frequency compared with placebo. These results were statistically significa...es, which are limited to one part of the brain, are the most common type of seizure experienced by people with epilepsy. Partial seizures may sometimes spread...

Staying Alive!

...mp. You hear small gasping, gurgly noises. Snorting, gurgling, moaning or labored breathing noises are often misinterpreted. Sometimes it looks like a seizure - but it's not. It's Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Don't lose precious time. What do you do now? Call for help, call 9-1-1, start doing cardiopulmonary...

Veterinary Group Opposes Bill to Clean Up Puppy Mill Industry

... animals are exempt from licensing requirements in this bill. The TVMA release argues that animal cruelty laws are already in place to allow the seizure of starving or cruelly treated animals and, therefore, regulations are not needed. However, by the time that law enforcement and animal control ...

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

...al. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that in...tients with a history of seizures or with conditions that potentially lower seizure threshold. Dysphagia: Esophageal dysmotility and aspiration can occu...

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

...nal. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that in...tients with a history of seizures or with conditions that potentially lower seizure threshold. Dysphagia: Esophageal dysmotility and aspiration can occu...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

...ience: Due to the voluntary nature of these reports, it is not possible to reliably estimate frequency or establish a causal relationship. Increased seizure activity or decreased phenytoin levels have been reported in patients receiving phenytoin concomitantly with Welchol. Reduced International Normaliz...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... new onset or exacerbation of clinical symptoms and/or radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. Rare cases of neurological disorders, including seizure disorder, optic neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy have been reported in patients treated with CIMZIA; the causal relationship to CIMZIA remains uncl...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... new onset or exacerbation of clinical symptoms and/or radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. Rare cases of neurological disorders, including seizure disorder, optic neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy have been reported in patients treated with CIMZIA; the causal relationship to CIMZIA remains uncl...

Retrospective Analysis Finds Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy Patients With Epoetin Alfa Associated With Lower Drug Cost Than Darbepoetin Alfa

...o other erythropoietic proteins. The safety and efficacy of PROCRIT therapy have not been established in patients with a known history of a seizure disorder or underlying hematologic disease (e.g., sickle cell anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, or hypercoagulable disorders). In some female...

Mail Service and Higher Generic Use Helps Keep Spending in Check, Countering Brand Drug Price Inflation and Specialty Medication Growth

... Rheumatological drugs jumped 17.2 percent due to a near 10 percent rise in utilization and higher unit costs from specialty drugs Spending on seizure drugs surged 13.9 percent from broadened indications to treat bipolar depression, neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia Higher-cost cancer drugs ...
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