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  1. Status Epilepticus Redefined.

    Status Epilepticus Redefined.

    Status Epilepticus is a prolonged seizure that can have dire consequences for the individual who is suffering it. There has been some confusion as to what timeframe or length of seizure is considered an SE event. Emergency Treatment has traditionally been started at about 5 minutes of seizure duration and...

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  2. Early promise for cannabis extract treatment in epilepsy

    Early promise for cannabis extract treatment in epilepsy

    A preliminary, open-label study suggests that cannabidiol may be a useful adjunctive treatment in adults and children with intractable epilepsy. The multicentre trial, involving 214 patients aged between 1 and 30 years, demonstrated acceptable safety and promising efficacy in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. The patients took twice-daily 99% pure oil-based...

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  3. CBD Treatment Gaining Legitimacy Through Research

    CBD Treatment Gaining Legitimacy Through Research

    Encouraging results from cannabidiol trial for treatment-resistant epilepsy Cannabidiol (CBD), a medical marijuana derivative, was effective in reducing seizure frequency and well-tolerated and safe for most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led by epilepsy specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center. These latest findings provide the first...

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