Category: "Epilepsy"

New Tool Helps Determine Why Patients Miss AED Doses

New Tool Helps Determine Why Patients Miss AED Doses

The major barrier to adherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is the frequency of dosing, followed by confusion over the kinds of drugs and tablets, a new study shows. Poor adherence is a major cause of insufficient seizure control. A new interview tool may help determine the reasons for nonadherence and raise patient awareness of the […]

Genetic testing for pediatric epilepsy can be complicated, but beneficial

Genetic testing for pediatric epilepsy can be complicated, but beneficial

The use of genetic testing in pediatric epilepsy is complicated and the list of known epilepsy genes changes almost daily. The steps from a doctor initially evaluating a patient when they first demonstrate the symptoms of epilepsy to genetic diagnosis remain complex. In a review paper published today inEpilepsia, physicians from Nationwide Children’s Hospital discuss […]

AGH helms epileptic study

AGH helms epileptic study

In the United States, one out of 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their life, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. This chronic neurological condition causes seizures that severely affect a person’s awareness, consciousness, actions and physical movements. The way that epilepsy can be managed is through different medications that can […]

Epilepsy Drug VS Acupuncture for Hot Flashes – Which is more effective?

Epilepsy Drug VS Acupuncture for Hot Flashes – Which is more effective?

The results might surprise you! Acupuncture: A viable treatment for breast cancer survivors experiencing hot flashes Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier theory. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. Through large-scale genetic analyses of a family with […]

Dementia sufferers may begin to lose awareness of memory problems 2-3 years before onset

Dementia sufferers may begin to lose awareness of memory problems 2-3 years before onset

People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study published in the August 26, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that several […]

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