News related to Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine) and/or conditions it is approved for
Early treatment with AED reduces duration of febrile seizures
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.02.06]
New research shows that children with febrile status epilepticus (FSE) who receive earlier treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) experience a reduction in the duration of the seizure. The study published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that a standard Emergency Medical Services (EMS) treatment protocol for FSE is needed in the U.S.
Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study
Source: MedicineNet Aches, Pain, Fever Specialty [2014.02.06]
Title: Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/6/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
How metabolism and brain activity are linked - Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.01.16]
A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet.
Source: MedicineNet Cerebral Palsy Specialty [2014.01.15]
Title: Febrile Seizures
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/9/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Prolonged epileptic seizures: some children 'have long-term damage'
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2013.12.10]
A new study has found that a subgroup of children who suffer from convulsive status epilepticus - an epileptic seizure that lasts 30 minutes or longer, or clusters of prolonged seizures - may experience long-term brain damage years after. This is according to research presented at the American Epilepsy Society's 67th Annual Meeting.
Seizures Symptoms and Types
Source: MedicineNet Phenylketonuria Specialty [2007.12.13]
Title: Seizures Symptoms and Types
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 8:07:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2007 12:00:00 AM
Metabolism may play a role in epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.02.21]
Researchers from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio are exploring a possible link between metabolic defects and seizures. They determined that diet could influence susceptibility to seizures, and they have identified a common diabetes drug that could be useful in treating disorders such as epilepsy.Dr.
New smartphone apps 'detect epilepsy and improve stroke care'
Source: Stroke News From Medical News Today [2014.02.21]
In these modern times, there is practically a smartphone app for all aspects of life. Now, new research has detailed two new apps that could help people detect epileptic seizures and receive better treatment for stroke.The two new studies will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in April.
In death as in life, HM's brain reveals insights into memory
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.01.30]
In 1953, Henry Gustav Molaison of Hartford, CT, was 27. After undergoing a brain operation to correct seizures - which involved the removal of his hippocampus and surrounding tissue - he was left unable to form new memories, although his personality, language and intellectual ability remained intact. "Patient H.M.
After surgery the majority of epilepsy patients enjoy improvement in their physical and social well-being
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2013.12.09]
The majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat their disorder are satisfied with the results in reducing epilepsy-related seizures and improving their psychological and social well-being.
Early measles immunization reduces seizure risk
Source: Litigation / Medical Malpractice News From Medical News Today [2013.10.15]
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that children who are vaccinated against measles between 12 and 15 months are less likely to suffer fever or seizures than those vaccinated between 16 and 23 months.