Category: "Epilepsy"

SURVEY: Caregivers more aware of SUDEP than patients

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is concerning and many—even those with seizure disorders—may not be aware of this condition. New research published inEpilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that 76% of caregivers are more likely to have heard of SUDEP compared with 65% of […]

Student Develops Epilepsy Apps, Wins $75,000

Gainesville, Florida Eastside High School freshman Amir Helmy was just looking for a 7th grade science fair project idea in the fall of 2012. A family friend and neurologist was talking about the expensive and complicated equipment epilepsy patients had to rely on to monitor their seizures when Helmy came up with the idea for […]

Have you heard of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is concerning and many—even those with seizure disorders—may not be aware of this condition. New research published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that 76% of caregivers are more likely to have heard of SUDEP compared with 65% of […]

BREAKTHROUGH: Brain Surgery Through the Cheek

For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate – invasive, dangerous and with a long recovery period. Five years ago, a team of Vanderbilt engineers wondered: Is it possible to address epileptic seizures in a less invasive way? […]

Restrict Valproate, EMA Committee Urges

Another Depakote Warning. The European Medicine Agency (EMA)’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee has recommended strengthening the restrictions on the use of valproate in women of childbearing age. This is because of the risk for malformations and developmental problems in children exposed to valproate during pregnancy. The committee recommends that valproate not be used to […]

Research Shows Neurons “Fine Tuned” For Electrical Imbalances

Neurons actively ‘fine tune’ for electrical imbalances at the genetic level, MU research finds Neurons are electrically charged cells, located in the nervous system, that interpret and transmit information using electrical and chemical signals. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that individual neurons can react differently to electrical signals at the molecular […]

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