News related to Zarontin (Ethosuximide) and/or conditions it is approved for
Growing Heart Cells For Epilepsy Patients
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2015.01.30]
Researchers use pluripotent stem cells from patients with Dravet syndrome, differentiated into cardiomyocytes, to study potential causes of SUDEP.
Beneficial effects of surgery for epilepsy are sustained for more than 15 years
Source: Depression News From Medical News Today [2015.01.30]
Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians.
LSU Health New Orleans research finds novel compound switches off epilepsy development
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2015.01.30]
Researchers at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence have found that a novel compound they discovered helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy.
Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drug
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.01.29]
Scientists at the University of York have discovered that a drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer.
Dragnet for epilepsy genes
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2015.01.27]
An international team of scientists together with the University of Bonn Hospital have taken a new path in the research into causes of epilepsy: The researchers determined the networks of the active...
New 'systems genetics' study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2015.01.26]
A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research.
Sleeping on stomach 'may raise risk of sudden death in epilepsy'
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2015.01.24]
Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk.
Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy
Source: MedicineNet Seizure Specialty [2015.01.22]
Title: Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy
Category: Health News
Created: 1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Almost 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy may have symptoms of ADHD, study finds
Source: ADHD News From Medical News Today [2015.01.19]
A new study is the first to report that nearly 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy may also have ADHD, which may have implications for the treatment of epileptic patients.
1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study
Source: MedicineNet Seizure Specialty [2015.01.16]
Title: 1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Targeting pharmacoresistant epilepsy and epileptogenesis with eslicarbazepine acetate
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.12.29]
In a manuscript just published in "BRAIN", a journal of neurology, Anna Doeser et al (1) provide evidence on how eslicarbazepine, the main active metabolite of eslicarbazepine acetate, overcomes a...
'Microlesions' in epilepsy discovered by novel technique
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.12.23]
Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from...
Research unlocks revolutionary new procedure for epilepsy diagnosis
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.12.16]
Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could revolutionise global diagnostic procedures for one of the most common forms of epilepsy.
Primary data from Phase 3 study evaluating brivaracetam as adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in epilepsy announced
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.12.11]
UCB has announced the primary efficacy and safety data from the latest Phase 3 study evaluating brivaracetam (fixed doses of 100 and 200 mg/day with no up-titration) as adjunctive treatment in...
UCG and Emory present new assessment of epilepsy prevalence and incidence in the U.S.
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.12.10]
The Department of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company with a focus on epilepsy treatment and research, have announced results of the first...
Despite the safety and efficacy of operations for epilepsy, few are performed
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.28]
A study at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that epilepsy surgery is a safe, effective and low-risk procedure.
Care for children and young people with epilepsy in the UK getting better, reveals latest audit
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.27]
Findings from Round 2 of the Epilepsy12 national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people reveal some significant improvements including the number of Children's Epilepsy Specialist...
A new genetic cause for a progressive form of epilepsy identified
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
An international research consortium has discovered a new gene underlying progressive myoclonus epilepsy, one of the most devastating forms of epilepsy.
Scientists discover new gene for devastating form of epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.18]
Scientists have discovered a single mutation in a potassium ion channel gene underlies many unsolved cases of the devastating disorder progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
Epilepsy surgery in childhood can protect memory
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.14]
A type of brain surgery conducted in childhood for medication-resistant epilepsy not only reduces chronic seizures but can protect memory development, a study by a team from Great Ormond Street...
Epilepsy: pooled data from 17 clinical studies support safety of adjunctive Zonegran® (zonisamide) in children aged six and above
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.13]
The safety profile of adjunctive Zonegran® (zonisamide) in paediatric patients with partial epilepsy is confirmed by pooled data published in the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology(EJPN).
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports
Source: MedicineNet Birth Defects Specialty [2014.11.07]
Title: Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports
Category: Health News
Created: 11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Biorhythms Specialty [2014.04.15]
Title: Seizure (Epilepsy)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds
Source: MedicineNet Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Specialty [2013.12.09]
Title: Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/8/2013 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannabidiol trials begin at Georgia Regents University
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2015.01.05]
Two clinical trials aimed at treating children with medication-resistant epilepsy with cannabidiol have been approved at Georgia Regents University.
Has a possible new lead been found in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases?
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.25]
Good communication between brain cells is vital for optimal (mental) health. Mutations in the TBC1D24 gene inhibit this process, thereby causing neurodegeneration and epilepsy.
Link confirmed between missing DNA and birth defects
Source: Cleft Palate News From Medical News Today [2014.03.14]
In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate.