Category: "Treatment"

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

Medication for ADHD does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy, according to the results of a study published in the February issue of the journal Epilepsia. The research used data from three Swedish registries, identifying more than 21,000 people with a history of seizures born between 1987 and 2003. From this group, researchers identified […]

Prominent Goals of Therapy in Epilepsy Management

Prominent Goals of Therapy in Epilepsy Management

Michael R. Sperling, MD: So, when we’re putting people on therapy, obviously the standard goal that we all are going to advocate is no seizures, no adverse effects. But, in the real world, that is a little tougher to accomplish. But, practically speaking, when you meet with your patients, what are the objectives that you state […]

Neuroelectrics Announces Positive Results for Treatment of Medication-Resistant Epilepsy Using Starstim™

Neuroelectrics Announces Positive Results for Treatment of Medication-Resistant Epilepsy Using Starstim™

At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Neuroelectrics Corporation presented positive results from its clinical trial treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy with Starstim™, a device that uses mild electric currents applied on the scalp to calm abnormal activity of the brain. Of the seventeen patients that completed the study, treatment […]

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.

Medtronic launched its Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system intended for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S. today (Feb. 20,2019).  The first patient was implanted with the system at Atlanta’s Emory University. “At Medtronic, we have a long-standing commitment to helping patients with medically refractory epilepsy through DBS, and we continue to explore other treatments and solutions […]

Targeting epilepsy with cranial electrodes

Targeting epilepsy with cranial electrodes

Stimulating the brain with implanted electrodes is a successful, but very drastic measure. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe, Philips Neuro and Gent University will therefore be working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for […]

NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED)

NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED)

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder characterized by seizures.4 There are approximately 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with epilepsy, and approximately 65 million worldwide.5 The majority of people with epilepsy (60%) have partial-onset seizures, which are located in just one part of the brain.6 People with epilepsy are also at risk for accidents and other […]

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