Category: "Epilepsy"

Texting Can Change Brain Waves

Texting Can Change Brain Waves

Textual communication using smartphones can change rhythm of brain waves Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves, according to a new study published in Epilepsy & Behavior. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use. To find out more about […]

Our biological clock governs neuron reactivity!

Our biological clock governs neuron reactivity!

The findings could also allow a better understanding of epilepsy which, for certain forms, is characterized by more convulsive episodes at certain times of days. Researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium), in collaboration with colleagues from Milan (Italy), Surrey (UK) and West Virginia (USA), discovered that controlling neuron reactivity is part of the mechanisms […]

FDA Okays Trial for Medtronic’s MRI-Guided Epilepsy Device

FDA Okays Trial for Medtronic’s MRI-Guided Epilepsy Device

Medtronic  recently won the FDA’s Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for the SLATE (Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) trial, which will evaluate this medical technology giant’s Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation technology. Notably, the Visualase technology helps perform minimally invasive neurosurgery. The IDE has been granted for expansion of the 510 (k)-approved Visualase technology’s indication […]

Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience Pediatrics / Children’s Health Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients’ health and social status

Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience Pediatrics / Children’s Health Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients’ health and social status

Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. The findings come from a study that followed young epilepsy patients until 30 years of age. The study – which included more than 11,000 Danish youths with epilepsy and more than 23,000 controls – found that people with epilepsy, […]

Eisai Launches New Oral Suspension Formulation for Antiepileptic Drug Fycompa (Perampanel) in the United States

Eisai Launches New Oral Suspension Formulation for Antiepileptic Drug Fycompa (Perampanel) in the United States

As Adjunctive Therapy for the Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures and Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy Eisai Co., Ltd.  announced today that it has launched Fycompa (perampanel) Oral Suspension, a new formulation of its in-house-discovered antiepileptic drug (AED) Fycompa, in the United States. Fycompa is a first-in-class AED discovered at Eisai’s Tsukuba Research […]

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