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  1. Clinical Trials Test new Epilepsy Nasal Spray

    Clinical Trials Test new Epilepsy Nasal Spray

    An intranasal midazolam spray designed to treat seizures in epilepsy patients yielded favorable results in an early trial, according to data presented at the 66th Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting, held April 26, 2014, to May 3, 2014, in Philadelphia.Developed by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, the investigational drug USL261 is...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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