Category: "Seizures"

Preventing Autism after early diagnoses of Epilepsy

Preventing Autism after early diagnoses of Epilepsy

BOSTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Early-life seizures are known to be associated with autism, and studies indicate that about 40 percent of patients with autism also have epilepsy. A study from Boston Children’s Hospital finds a reason for the link, and suggests that an existing drug, already shown to be safe in children, could help prevent autism […]

Preliminary study shows that Topamax does not prevent normal growth in children

Preliminary study shows that Topamax does not prevent normal growth in children

In a report published by the American Academy of Neurology, results were shown from a preliminary study of youngsters who receive Topiramate for partial-onset epilepsy. Unfortunately, there was no control group and there were not enough children in the study for these results to be taken as absolute. By Ed Susman, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Published: April 30, 2012 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, […]

1 in 26

1 in 26

Landmark study shows 1 in 26 may develop epilepsy at some point in life. A landmark study from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports that your chance of developing epilepsy at some point in your life is one in 26. Onset is highest in children and older adults. But epilepsy knows no boundaries—it can strike at any […]

Arnold Palmer Hospital Reaches Highest Level in Epilepsy Treatment

EpiliepsyU would like to congratulate Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for achieving the highest level of care and innovation in the treatment of epilepsy! Hospital Becomes the First and Only Level-4 Epilepsy Center in Central Florida ORLANDO, Fla. (April 12, 2012) – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been named a Level-4 Epilepsy Center – […]

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

This is AAN’s response to the new IOM study and report that came out on March 30, entitled, “Epilepsy across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding” See video below. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest organization of neurologists, is pledging to work with the entire epilepsy community to improve the quality of […]

Johns Hopkins devises new seizure detection software

Johns Hopkins devises new seizure detection software

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to do this have run into a stubborn […]

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