Category: "Epilepsy"

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

Medical science and technology fields have always been intertwined, but a new strategic collaboration between neurostimulation technology specialist NeuroPace and medical research firm Rapport is set to take this synergy to new heights. The partnership aims to study the effects of a novel therapy for focal epilepsy, a neurological condition that affects millions globally. Unleashing […]

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.”

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.”

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.” “It’s important to let your health care provider know right away if you have any mood changes on Keppra,” said Rebekah J. Woods, D.O., neurologist, Norton Neuroscience Institute. Some epilepsy patients taking Keppra […]

Is Epilepsy a Risk Factor for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Older Patients?

Is Epilepsy a Risk Factor for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Older Patients?

Epilepsy was associated with higher in-hospital mortality, longer length of stay, and worse discharge dispositions among older adults with COVID-19. Older adults with comorbid epilepsy and COVID-19 infection demonstrated poorer outcomes compared to individuals without epilepsy. This suggests that pre-existing neurologic conditions, such as epilepsy, may be risk factors for worse COVID-19 outcomes among older […]

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Emma Coto and her family met with doctor after doctor looking for answers. They found them at Boston Children’s Hospital. CLEARWATER — It’s easier to feel than to see the slight bump on Emma Coto’s head. It comes from a small electrical device, reminiscent of the bottom half of an old flip phone, that doctors […]

Christmas lights can bring joy to Australian suburbs, but for some they pose a health risk

Christmas lights can bring joy to Australian suburbs, but for some they pose a health risk

When suburban homes light up Christmas decorations as part of an annual December tradition, it can be a joyful time for the community. For Jessi Hooper, who has a rare neurological condition, it’s a cue to stay behind closed curtains. Ms. Hooper lives with photosensitive epilepsy, which can cause her body to go into seizure when […]

NeurologyLive® Year in Review 2023: Top Stories in Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

NeurologyLive® Year in Review 2023: Top Stories in Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

In 2023, the NeurologyLive® staff was a busy bunch, covering clinical news and data readouts from around the world across a number of key neurology subspecialty areas. From major study publications and FDA decisions to societal conference sessions and expert interviews, the team spent all year bringing the latest information to the website’s front page. Among our […]

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