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  1. Anti-Seizure Treatments Can Damage Bones

    Anti-Seizure Treatments Can Damage Bones

    Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), the first treatment choice for epilepsy and seizure prevention, are known for such potential side effects as dizziness, drowsiness, and weight gain. But a growing body of research is also raising the possibility of bone abnormalities caused by long-term use of AEDs, especially older forms of these therapies. In children being treated for epilepsy, who are in a critical growth period of...

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  2. Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

    Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

    Date: August 23, 2016 Source: Linköping University Summary: Researchers have developed in collaboration with French colleagues a small device that both detects the initial signal of an epileptic attack and doses a substance that effectively stops it. All this takes place where the signal arises — in an area of size 20chr(‘215’)20 μm known as a ‘neural pixel.’ The bioelectronic neural pixel: Chemical...

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  3. Spotting Psychosis Linked to AEDs in Epilepsy

    Spotting Psychosis Linked to AEDs in Epilepsy

    Researchers have identified several risk factors that may help flag those patients with epilepsy in whom psychosis may be linked to their antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. They found that among epilepsy patients with psychosis, those who were female, had temporal lobe involvement, and were using levetiracetam (multiple brands) were substantially more likely to have AED-induced psychotic disorder (AIPD) than other...

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