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  1. SUDEP: Sleeping Position Linked to Risk of SUDEP

    SUDEP: Sleeping Position Linked to Risk of SUDEP

    Sleeping on your stomach may heighten your risk of sudden death if you have epilepsy, new research suggests. Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy occurs when an otherwise healthy person dies and “the autopsy shows no clear structural or toxicological cause of death,” said Dr. Daniel Friedman, assistant professor of neurology at...

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  2. BREAKTHROUGH: NEW EPILEPSY DRUG AWARDED PATENT

    BREAKTHROUGH: NEW EPILEPSY DRUG AWARDED PATENT

    SciFluor Life Sciences Awarded U.S. Patent for KCNQ2/3 Activator Designed for Treatment of Epilepsy and Related Neurological Disorders Patent-protected neuronal potassium channel activator could potentially become best-in-class treatment for multiple indications. Current addressable markets are partial-onset epilepsy and the orphan disease, KCNQ2 encephalopathy, with additional indications under evaluation. Issuance of...

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  3. SPECT scan measures brain activity during seizures

    SPECT scan measures brain activity during seizures

    Loyola University Medical Center is offering epileptic patients an imaging scan that records brain activity during seizures. The scan is called single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). It highlights the hotspot in the brain where seizures originate. It’s used in patients who are potential candidates for surgery to remove the...

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