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Year in Review: Epilepsy
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine [2014.12.18]
(MedPage Today) -- The jury is still out on the value of cannabis for seizures, but evidence backs surgery benefit.

Gov't Commits $6 Million to Research on Epilepsy Deaths
Source: MedPage Today Neurology [2014.12.18]
(MedPage Today) -- "Center Without Walls" to address sudden unexplained epilepsy deaths.

Perampanel-Induced Rash Noted in Young Epilepsy Patient
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2014.12.17]
Andrew Wilner discusses the first report of severe rash related to the use of perampanel in a child with drug-resistant epilepsy.
Medscape Neurology

Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets Effective for Adult Epilepsy
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2014.12.16]
Variations of low-carbohydrate, high-fat dietary plans reduce seizures at a rate similar to that of antiepileptic drugs.
Medscape Medical News

Curative Surgery Possible in Patients With LGS Epilepsy
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2014.12.16]
Once considered ineligible for resective surgery, some patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome are becoming seizure-free following this procedure.
Medscape Medical News

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: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials 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...

Benefits Pile Up for Epilepsy Surgery
Source: MedPage Today Surgery [2014.12.08]
(MedPage Today) -- When surgery is an option, studies suggest it's usually the best one.

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).

Researchers identify new genetic cause of epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.10]
San Diego girl improves after discovery of DNA mutation tied to potassium regulationA research team led by scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has used whole genome...

McLean Hospital lab explores the use of stem cell therapy to treat epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.10]
McLean Hospital and Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have new evidence that stem cell transplantation could be a worthwhile strategy to help epileptics who do not respond to anti-seizure drugs.

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

Statistical test can make epilepsy surgery more effective
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.06]
A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make...

First-in-class epilepsy treatment Fycompa® (perampanel) launches in Australia
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.04]
Fycompa® (perampanel), the first in an entirely new class of treatment for partial onset seizures (the most common form of epilepsy), has received reimbursement in Australia.

GW pharmaceuticals commences Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Epidiolex® as a potential treatment for epilepsy in Dravet syndrome
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.03]
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced it...

Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.10.30]
A new study published in The Cochrane Library, highlights the difficult decisions women with epilepsy have to face when they become pregnant.

Finding could lead to treatments for channel-related diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and Parkinson's
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.10.30]
A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions flow in and out of our cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report.

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.10.30]
Scientists find that diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic diet or modified Atkins diet, may reduce seizures in adults with refractory epilepsy.

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
Source: MedicineNet Seizure Specialty [2014.10.30]
Title: High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
Category: Health News
Created: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Epilepsy Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Source: MedicineNet carbamazepine Specialty [2014.07.15]
Title: Epilepsy Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Category: Slideshows
Created: 8/25/2011 4:57:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Seizure (Epilepsy)
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

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.

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