Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Epilepsy drug found to thwart nervous system tumor growth

Epilepsy drug found to thwart nervous system tumor growth

What if an already-Food and Drug Administration-approved drug could help treat a particularly troublesome disorder? Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found just such a use for one drug, according to a press release by the institution published earlier this month. An old drug with a new purpose The condition is neurofibromatosis type […]

Grandstand. Epilepsy and pregnancy: motherhood is possible under medical supervision

Grandstand. Epilepsy and pregnancy: motherhood is possible under medical supervision

Epilepsy complicates a woman’s reproductive life. However, improved diagnosis and treatment of this disease, as well as better social adaptation, have enabled most women with epilepsy to marry and have children. The collaboration between the neurologist and the obstetrician is important in order to optimize the management of women suffering from epilepsy who wish to […]

Q&A: ‘Star Wars’ actor shifts focus to provide support to epilepsy patients, caregivers

Q&A: ‘Star Wars’ actor shifts focus to provide support to epilepsy patients, caregivers

Known for his role as a pilot in “Star Wars,” actor Greg Grunberg has traded in his flight suit to travel cross country to bring awareness to epilepsy care, treatment and patient needs. In February 2022, Grunberg debuted the YouTube series “The Care Giver,” in which he travels the United States to share stories of those in […]

Climate Change Commission

Climate Change Commission

Terms of Reference As the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) recognises that climate change poses a significant threat to the lives and wellbeing of people with epilepsy and to the work of professionals in the field, the Climate Change Commission undertakes to: Ensure that as a responsible organization, ILAE quantifies and understands its entire direct […]

Xcopri provides long-term seizure control in patients with focal epilepsy

Xcopri provides long-term seizure control in patients with focal epilepsy

Long-term use of Xcopri was safe and reduced seizures by more than 90% in adults with uncontrolled focal seizures, according to results of an open-label extension study published in Neurology. “The findings show that the notable improvement in seizure control that was seen in patients with uncontrolled focal epilepsy is sustained over long term,” Pavel Klein, MD, […]

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