Category: "Epilepsy"

New Research Study on Most Effective Seizure Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 – Roughly 25-35% of individuals with autism eventually develop seizures and many of the remainder have subclinical seizure-like brain activity. However, little is known about which traditional epilepsy treatments and commonly used non-traditional alternative treatments are effective for treating seizures or epilepsy in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. […]

Driving and Epilepsy

Driving with epilepsy means balancing the need for independence against the need for safety. We would all enjoy the freedom of being able to travel independently whenever we need to. For this reason, many of us rely predominantly on cars to get to work, school, shopping, and social events. Therefore, for many young adults, obtaining […]

New First-in-class Treatment, Trobalt(R), Launched Today As An Adjunct Therapy In Patients With Difficult To Control Epilepsy

GlaxoSmithKline has today launched Trobalt® (retigabine), the first in a new class of anti-epileptic drug (AED), for the adjunct treatment of adults with partial-onset seizures, and demonstrated significant effects in a treatment resistant patient population.1 Retigabine is the first and currently only AED to target neuronal potassium channels1 which are involved in inhibitory mechanisms in […]

Medication Nonadherence Patterns Among Children With Epilepsy Associated With Socioeconomic Status

ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2011) — An examination of medication adherence among children with newly diagnosed epilepsy found that nearly 60 percent showed persistent nonadherence during the first 6 months of therapy, and that lower socioeconomic status was associated with higher non-adherence, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA. Epilepsy, a disorder of recurrent […]

Welcome to EpilepsyU!

  What is EpilepsyU? is a new, active online resource that not only offers information and epilepsy education, but is a “Community” for contacts, socialization, support, events, and much more. EpilepsyU (You) is uniquely designed and can be customized to meet YOUR personal needs! EpilepsyU offers YOU access to this, and more! EpilepsyU is […]