GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK – News) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX – News) recently announced that their epilepsy drug, Potiga (ezogabine) gained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The FDA granted approval for the use of Potiga as an adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients aged 18 years and older.
Terrible news from the U.K. – Teenage kayak racer drowned in Thames race after possible “epileptic fit”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of William Carus. -EpilepsyU staff A teenage kayaker who drowned during a race on the Thames was today named as William Carus. The 17-year-old is believed to have suffered an epileptic seizure during the amateur race nearÂ Richmond on Sunday. His body was found yesterday after a huge […]
Fast Ripples Confirmed To Be Valuable Biomarker Of Area Responsible For Seizure Activity In Children
New research focusing on high-frequency oscillations, termed ripples and fast ripples, recorded by intracranial electroencephalography (EEG), may provide an important marker for the localization of the brain region responsible for seizure activity. According to the study now available inEpilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the resection of brain regions containing fast […]
Wow! We want to thank Charity Challenge and Wayne Densch â€“ Budweiser for their continuted support. Today we received a wonderful donation of $23,000. Special thanks to Lee Constantine and John Williams for your support of EACF, our programs and people affected by epilepsy. This gift can help us provide any of the following or […]
This is a great article about the quest for the cure, written byÂ Brandy Parker. Â This article was originally found on My Epilepsy Story, and posted Friday, July 29, 2011. The EpilepsyU staff loved the story and asked Brandy on twitter if we could share her exposeÂ´. Finding a cure…. There has been much discussion lately […]
A experimental device that delivers electrical pulses to the forehead can help control epileptic seizures, say scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles. The device works by stimulating the trigeminal nerve, which runs just beneath the skin covering the eyebrows. Electrical signals follow that nerve to areas in the brain where seizures often begin, […]