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Precautions – Sudden Death Risk of Epilepsy

Precautions – Sudden Death Risk of Epilepsy

July 5, 2011 — People with epilepsy who are otherwise healthy are known to have a risk of unexplained sudden death that is more than 20 times higher than the general population. Doctors call it sudden unexpected death in epilepsy or SUDEP. However, that risk may be reduced by a variety of precautions, a new […]

The Lowdown on Phenytoin

The Lowdown on Phenytoin

One of the most commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs is phenytoin, otherwise known as the brand name of Dilantin®. This medication which was discovered in 1938 was found to be one of the earliest agents with a potential to stop seizures, yet without causing sedation. As a result and because there were very few drugs in […]

Check out EpilepsyU Mobile!

Check out EpilepsyU Mobile!

The new EpilepsyU is fully mobile capable. Almost every feature is available on the new mobile app! Simply visit this site on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android powered device, and other supported “smart” mobiles to view our mobile site. If you visit on an iOS device, add our bookmark to your “home screen” for […]

SUDEP Recommendations

SUDEP Recommendations

Dr. Larry Hirsch and other investigators published a report of the National Institutes of Health Workshop on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) in the May 31, 2011, issue of the journal Neurology. The report summarizes the discussions and recommendations of the workgroup including lessons learned from investigations of sudden infant death syndrome, sudden cardiac […]

NICE Preliminary Guidance Recommends Trobalt® (retigabine) For Adjunctive Treatment Of Partial Onset Epilepsy

NICE Preliminary Guidance Recommends Trobalt® (retigabine) For Adjunctive Treatment Of Partial Onset Epilepsy

Story from the U.K. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD), recommending retigabine as an option for the adjunctive (add-on) treatment of partial onset seizures with or without secondary generalisation* in adults aged 18 years and older with epilepsy, when previous treatment with other anti-epilepsy drugs […]

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. […]

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