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  1. Anti-epileptic drugs, bone loss and supplements: an interview with Dr. Antonio A. Lazzari, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine

    Anti-epileptic drugs, bone loss and supplements: an interview with Dr. Antonio A. Lazzari, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine

    What are anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and how frequently do patients with epilepsy need to take them? Antiepileptic drugs are medications used to prevent and control seizure disorders. These medications are also frequently used for other diagnoses other than seizures, however this current study concentrated on patients with a seizure disorder. Generally, patients...

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  2. Plan Keeps Kids With Epilepsy on Their Meds

    Plan Keeps Kids With Epilepsy on Their Meds

    AUSTIN, Texas — After designing a team-care strategy for parents and hospitals to follow, kids with epilepsy missed fewer doses of daily anticonvulsant medication on days they had to make trips to the hospital, researchers reported here. Prior to application of the improvement strategies, only 76% of kids received anticonvulsant...

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  3. Breakthrough: Identifying Effect of Epilepsy Treatment

    Breakthrough: Identifying Effect of Epilepsy Treatment

    50 years after valproate was first discovered, research published today in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, reports how the drug works to block seizure progression. Valproate (variously labelled worldwide as Epilim, Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, Orlept, Episenta, Orfiril, and Convulex) is one of the world’s most highly prescribed treatments for epilepsy. It...

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  4. Montana researcher receives $1M army grant to develop drug that limits damage caused by TBI

    Montana researcher receives $1M army grant to develop drug that limits damage caused by TBI

    The U.S. Army has awarded University of Montana researcher Dave Poulsen a $1 million grant to further develop a drug that limits damage caused by traumatic brain injuries. Researchers in Poulsen’s lab have shown that low doses of methamphetamine given to rodents within 12 hours after a traumatic brain injury or stroke significantly reduce...

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