Category: "Epilepsy"

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 […]

Researchers aim to explore whether cell transplantation can treat temporal lobe epilepsy

Researchers aim to explore whether cell transplantation can treat temporal lobe epilepsy

Researchers at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine are about to explore whether it’s possible to treat human temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) by transplanting immature neuron cells into the brain. The new project, funded by a 24-month pilot grant from Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK), will allow the team to carry out research vital to the progression […]

Autism Epilepsy Links between autism and epilepsy deepen

Autism Epilepsy Links between autism and epilepsy deepen

Over recent years, medical research has uncovered a number of links between autism and epilepsy. The latest study investigating this relationship demonstrates that having a relative with epilepsy is a risk factor for autism. Family links between autism and epilepsy The new study, published this week in Neurology, investigates whether having a relative with epilepsy […]

Researchers discover why stress leads to increased seizures in epilepsy patients

Researchers discover why stress leads to increased seizures in epilepsy patients

For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done to prevent it. In a study published today in the journal Science Signaling, researchers at Western University have shown that epilepsy actually changes the way […]

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