Category: "Treatment"

Different types of stroke have diverse risk profiles in overweight or obese women

Different types of stroke have diverse risk profiles in overweight or obese women

According to new research, women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of the most common kind of stroke, called ischemic stroke, but a decreased risk of a more often deadly stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke. The study is published in the September 7, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of […]

Surgery can be cost-effective and beneficial for epilepsy patients, study finds

Surgery can be cost-effective and beneficial for epilepsy patients, study finds

Research has shown that surgery can provide important benefits for patients with epilepsy. Now a new study finds that it is also cost-effective. In a study of 207 patients with epilepsy who were treated at 15 different centers in France, the proportion of patients who were completely seizure-free during the last 12 months was 69 […]

How technology is reducing seizures in patients with epilepsy

How technology is reducing seizures in patients with epilepsy

Via Miami Herald When 29-year-old Krystle Thrasher was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011, she often had 10 to 15 seizures a month despite taking medication to help control her seizure activity. “After a seizure, I would be tired and just want to go to bed,” said Thrasher, a paralegal who lives in Sunrise with her […]

Anti-Seizure Treatments Can Damage Bones

Anti-Seizure Treatments Can Damage Bones

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), the first treatment choice for epilepsy and seizure prevention, are known for such potential side effects as dizziness, drowsiness, and weight gain. But a growing body of research is also raising the possibility of bone abnormalities caused by long-term use of AEDs, especially older forms of these therapies. In children being treated for epilepsy, who are in […]

Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

Date: August 23, 2016 Source: Linköping University Summary: Researchers have developed in collaboration with French colleagues a small device that both detects the initial signal of an epileptic attack and doses a substance that effectively stops it. All this takes place where the signal arises — in an area of size 20chr(‘215’)20 μm known as a ‘neural pixel.’ […]

Spotting Psychosis Linked to AEDs in Epilepsy

Spotting Psychosis Linked to AEDs in Epilepsy

Researchers have identified several risk factors that may help flag those patients with epilepsy in whom psychosis may be linked to their antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. They found that among epilepsy patients with psychosis, those who were female, had temporal lobe involvement, and were using levetiracetam (multiple brands) were substantially more likely to have AED-induced […]

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