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  1. Epilepsy: New Data on Focal Seizures

    Epilepsy: New Data on Focal Seizures

    Patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) can also have focal seizure symptoms. A team of Australian researchers has added some findings that indicate which patients are more likely to have both types of seizures. Focal seizure symptoms (FSS) occur equally with both major and minor seizures. They are more common in juvenile absence epilepsy and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy than in...

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  2. Midazolam Nasal Spray May Reduce Seizures

    Midazolam Nasal Spray May Reduce Seizures

    A nasal spray formulation of midazolam may diminish repeated seizures and lower the risk of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in hospitalized epilepsy patients, researchers found. In a retrospective analysis of data from a German university epilepsy center, those given intranasal midazolam during or right after a seizure remained free of seizures longer than those not given the drug (5.83 hours versus...

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  3. New FDA-Approved Device For Treatment Of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Now Offering Hope To Patients In U.S.

    New FDA-Approved Device For Treatment Of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Now Offering Hope To Patients In U.S.

    In just one month following FDA approval of the AspireSR® generator for the VNS Therapy® System, leading hospitals across approximately 40 states have begun providing this new treatment option for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. As many as one third of people with epilepsy experience seizures that persist in spite of treatment with antiepileptic medications1. The VNS Therapy System is a...

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