Category: "Parents"

Withdrawing AED Use After Surgery ‘Can Affect Relapse Rates’

Withdrawing AED Use After Surgery ‘Can Affect Relapse Rates’

A new study has cast light on the potential impact that the timing of anti-epileptic drug (AED) withdrawal can have on relapse rates among young patients who have undergone epilepsy surgery. Conducted at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the study looked at 95 children who had experienced postoperative seizure recurrence following AED withdrawal in order […]

Linking Blood Type to Memory Loss, Cognition Impairment

Linking Blood Type to Memory Loss, Cognition Impairment

Study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published in the September 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […]

VIDEO: Program Teaches Proper Response to Seizures

VIDEO: Program Teaches Proper Response to Seizures

DENVER – One of the third graders at Brown International School in Denver suffers from epilepsy. That’s why all of Vienne Wood’s classmates are learning what to do in case she or anyone else has a seizure. “Since last October, she’s had close to 3,000 seizures and some of them at school,” Chris Wood, Vienne’s […]

TREATING EPILEPSY WITH FISH OIL!

TREATING EPILEPSY WITH FISH OIL!

Low-Dose Fish Oil Shows Reduced Seizures in Epilepsy After several negative trials, the possibility of treating epilepsy with fish oil has seen a glimmer of hope with a new randomized trial suggesting a significant benefit with a lower dose than has previously been tested. The study, published online September 9 in the Journal of Neurology […]

RESEARCH: Monitoring of Vitamin D Should Be Part of Epilepsy Treatment

RESEARCH: Monitoring of Vitamin D Should Be Part of Epilepsy Treatment

New research has shown that 45% of patients on antiepileptic drugs experience vitamin D deficiency. More research is now needed to explain how antiepileptic drugs may be affecting vitamin D levels and bone health. The research definitively proves that monitoring of vitamin D levels of persons on anti-epileptic medications should be mandatory. Summary Purpose Vitamin D […]

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