Category: "Neurology"

Impact of antiepileptic medications and sex hormones on maternal and child outcomes in epilepsy

Impact of antiepileptic medications and sex hormones on maternal and child outcomes in epilepsy

Studies show that sex steroid hormone concentrations significantly increase throughout the duration of pregnancy. These concentrations and their neuroactive steroid metabolites may influence fetal neurodevelopment and seizure control among pregnant women with epilepsy. Enzyme-inducing (EI) antiseizure medications (ASMs) have been known to alter sex steroid hormone concentrations in the nonpregnant state. In a recent analysis […]

Epilepsy, brain tumor patients to benefit from revolutionary technology at The Alfred

Epilepsy, brain tumor patients to benefit from revolutionary technology at The Alfred

In a Victorian-first, The Alfred can now use a revolutionary technology to best treat patients with epilepsy and brain tumors, thanks to the generosity of donors. Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) allows our neurosurgeons to treat epilepsy and brain tumors using a minimally invasive method. It works by inserting a laser catheter into the brain and […]

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

Liz Bronson’s son, Teddy, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe type of epilepsy. Teddy was the youngest person in the country to get a brain implant to help. For the first time, at the age of 6, he’s able to walk and talk. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Liz Bronson. It has […]

10 Benefits of CBD Oil & Why You Should Take It

10 Benefits of CBD Oil & Why You Should Take It

From chronic pain to epilepsy, CBD has become increasingly popular for its potential health benefits. But what can CBD do for you, and why should you take it? From chronic pain to epilepsy, people are giving rave reviews to CBD for its possible health benefits. Although most of these therapeutic effects aren’t fully understood, some […]

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

University of Alberta study also shows higher numbers of new neurological disorder diagnoses among people with pre-existing conditions in the months after they have COVID. People with neurological disease have a greater chance of death after contracting COVID-19, according to a new U of A study. The research also confirms a higher risk of developing new […]

Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant

Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant

A new guideline has been issued to help neurologists and other clinicians determine the best antiseizure medications for people with epilepsy who may become pregnant. The guideline is published in the May 15, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and was developed through a collaboration between the AAN, the American Epilepsy […]

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