Category: "Research"

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Understanding Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome (IESS), also known as infantile spasms, is the most common form of epilepsy observed during infancy. Characterized by spasms, loss of consciousness, and often intellectual disability, IESS is a severe disorder that requires early diagnosis and immediate referral to a neurologist for effective treatment. However, recent […]

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

A groundbreaking clinical trial is taking a new approach to treat seizures: brain cell transplantation. Duke is one of the first sites in the United States to treat a patient in this pioneering study, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of NRTX-1001, an investigational cell product. NRTX-1001 transplantation is being tested in adults with […]

Epilepsy Explained!

Epilepsy Explained!

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages. It is also known as seizure disorder as this disease is characterized by recurring, unpredictable seizures resulting from abnormal brain activity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy, which makes […]

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

Dr Muiris Houston: Drugs used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to neurodevelopmental disorders in patients’ children The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a warning for male patients with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with the valproate group of medicines. It follows the identification of a potential increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders […]

Weekly Mind Reader: A Look at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Stemming From Epilepsy

Weekly Mind Reader: A Look at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Stemming From Epilepsy

The Primary Care Companion just published a case study that examines obsessive-compulsive Phenomena as postictal behavioral change. A CLOSER LOOK AT OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS STEMMING FROM EPILEPSY In simple terms, this report discusses a case of a 23-year-old man with epilepsy who experiences obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCP) as part of his post-seizure phase. These behaviors include self-muttering, repetitive hand and face […]

YOUR HEALTH: New tech targeting epilepsy

YOUR HEALTH: New tech targeting epilepsy

New technology is helping doctors pinpoint what’s causing the seizures better than ever before. CLEVELAND, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Almost 3.5 million people suffer from epilepsy—a disorder of the brain that can cause seizures. For some, these seizures can be controlled with medication, others will need brain surgery, which can be risky. But now, new […]

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