Category: "Epilepsy"

Flies may have the answer to preventing epilepsy, say Manchester scientists

Flies may have the answer to preventing epilepsy, say Manchester scientists

University of Manchester researchers believe they have found the answer to the early prevention of epilepsy in the tiny nervous systems of fruit flies Scientists in Manchester believe they have found the answer to the early prevention of epilepsy – in the tiny nervous systems of fruit flies. The revolutionary new approach has been pioneered […]

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: How Do Pediatric Patients Fare

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: How Do Pediatric Patients Fare

Researchers reported at the Child Neurology Society annual meeting that one-third of children diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures achieve symptom remission within six months of diagnosis, which is sustained for at least two years. One-third of children diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) achieve symptom remission within six months of diagnosis, which is sustained for […]

Estrogen-like drug may not be beneficial to women with Alzheimer’s dementia

Estrogen-like drug may not be beneficial to women with Alzheimer’s dementia

An estrogen-like drug, raloxifene, has no demonstrated benefit on memory and thinking skills for women with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the November 4, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Drugs that interact with estrogen receptors have attracted a great deal […]

Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Although the absolute risk was low, researchers found an increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy among children in Denmark who had a hospital-diagnosed pertussis infection (whooping cough), compared with the general population, according to a study in the JAMA. Pertussis, an acute respiratory tract infection, is among the most common vaccine-preventable childhood diseases in developed countries.

In Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea Can Be at Play Even When You Least Expect It

Case shows importance of sleep apnea screening in all epileptic patients By Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS Presentation A 25-year-old man presented to Cleveland Clinic’s Epilepsy Center in 2002 with epileptic seizures occurring as frequently as once a day and convulsions occurring about once a week. Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 15, he had never been […]

Sad News – Coach Jerry Kill Retiring

Sad News – Coach Jerry Kill Retiring

While coaching football, Jerry Kill taught us about epilepsy If there’s a guy you could root for in Minnesota sports, it was U of M football coach Jerry Kill, if only to mute the sportswriters who wanted him fired a few years ago when his epilepsy caused him to collapse on the sidelines at several […]

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