News related to Zarontin (Ethosuximide) and/or conditions it is approved for
Brain surgery through the cheek - A new way to treat severe epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.10.17]
For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate - invasive, dangerous and with a long...
Awareness of 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy' low among patients
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.10.16]
A series of articles in the journal Epilepsia investigates sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and finds that only 65% of epilepsy patients are familiar with this risk.
Morphine-epilepsy drug combo can result in less pain, lower opioid doses
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.09.17]
Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects.
Breakthrough in detecting early onset of refractory epilepsy in children will lead to effective treatment using non-pharmacological therapies
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.09.16]
65 MILLION people around the world today suffer from epilepsy, a condition of the brain that may trigger an uncontrollable seizure at any time, often for no known reason.
Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.09.09]
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
Small Study Hints Fish Oil Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
Source: MedicineNet Seizure Specialty [2014.09.09]
Title: Small Study Hints Fish Oil Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
Category: Health News
Created: 9/8/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
New understanding of common cause of sudden death in epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.09.05]
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients.
New mouse line offers new insights for treatments of epilepsy, Alzheimer's
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.08.25]
University of Utah scientists have developed a genetically engineered line of mice that is expected to open the door to new research on epilepsy, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Still no proof of added benefit for perampanel in epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.08.22]
Dossier provided no relevant data / new assessment on application of the manufacturerThe drug perampanel (trade name Fycompa) has been approved since July 2012 as adjunctive ("add-on") therapy...
Protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease has important treatment potential in genetic form of epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.08.16]
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have shown that reducing brain levels of the protein tau effectively blocks the development of disease in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe...
Potential genetic link found between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.07.25]
New epilepsy pathway was previously shown to be involved in Alzheimer's A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy, which in humans is a brain disorder...
Epilepsy Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Source: MedicineNet carbamazepine Specialty [2014.07.15]
Title: Epilepsy Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Created: 8/25/2011 4:57:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2014 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
New technique for testing drugs to treat cystic fibrosis and epilepsy
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2013.11.30]
Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Quebec at Montreal, have developed a new microsystem for more efficient testing of...
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
Source: MedicineNet lamotrigine Specialty [2013.07.18]
Title: Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2013 10:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says
Source: MedicineNet orlistat Specialty [2012.10.16]
Title: Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/15/2012 8:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
Few Neurologists Discuss Death Risk With Epileptic Patients
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2014.10.17]
Despite mounting evidence that patients with epilepsy and their caregivers want to know about the risk for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, few neurologists broach the subject.
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Precise triggers mapped that activate and neutralize brain cell networks
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.10.02]
The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic...
Discovery of synapse genes with major roles in severe childhood epilepsies
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.09.29]
An international research team has identified gene mutations causing severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy.
Novel treatment method - visualising plastic changes to the brain
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.09.08]
Tinnitus, migraine, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's: all these are examples of diseases with neurological causes, the treatment and study of which is more and more frequently being...
Protein S100B in blood may trigger brain-damaging immune response
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.07.29]
Could the body's own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer's dementia and concussions?
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.