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  1. Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience Pediatrics / Children’s Health Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients’ health and social status

    Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience Pediatrics / Children’s Health Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients’ health and social status

    Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. The findings come from a study that followed young epilepsy patients until 30 years of age. The study – which included more than 11,000 Danish youths with epilepsy and more than 23,000 controls –...

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  2. Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

    Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

    An implantable brain device that literally melts away at a pre-determined rate minimizes injury to tissue normally associated with standard electrode implantation, according to research led by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers describe online in Nature Materials a new class...

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  3. RADAR-CNS programme aims to improve lives of patients with brain disorders

    RADAR-CNS programme aims to improve lives of patients with brain disorders

    A major new research program supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative launches today, which will develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. The RADAR-CNS (Remote assessment of disease and relapse – Central Nervous System) programme aims to improve patients’...

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  4. FDA Update: Anti-epileptic drug efficacy in adults can be extrapolated to pediatric patients

    FDA Update: Anti-epileptic drug efficacy in adults can be extrapolated to pediatric patients

    From the Food and Drug Administration Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health, Division Neurology Products and Office of Clinical Pharmacology Expansion of the indication for anti-epileptic drugs to pediatric patients with partial onset seizure (POS) frequently follows adult approval and typically is supported by at least...

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