Category: "Research"

Identifying Epileptogenesis Pathways in Post-Brain Injury Epilepsy

Identifying Epileptogenesis Pathways in Post-Brain Injury Epilepsy

The following is a summary of “Common Pathways of Epileptogenesis in Patients With Epilepsy Post-Brain Injury: Findings From a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” published in the August 2023 issue of Neurology by Misra et al. Epilepsy from various injuries (stroke, trauma, infections). Identifying shared pathways/biomarkers might lead to prevention strategies. Researchers performed a retrospective study systematically reviewing biofluid […]

Osteoporosis Associated With Epilepsy, Independent of ASM Use, Study Finds

Osteoporosis Associated With Epilepsy, Independent of ASM Use, Study Finds

Epilepsy was independently associated with clinically meaningful increases in the risk of osteoporosis, with enzyme-inducing antiseizure medications (eiASMs) and non-eiASMs associated with significant increases in the risk of epilepsy, according to a new study. This study, published in JAMA Neurology, highlights the importance of routine screening and prophylaxis in all patients with epilepsy. “Incident adult-onset epilepsy, independent of […]

Young people, pregnant women and drivers should avoid cannabis – study

Young people, pregnant women and drivers should avoid cannabis – study

Largest review of its kind says while cannabis-based medicines may help some people, drug is detrimental for others Teenagers, young adults, pregnant women, drivers and mentally ill people should avoid cannabis, according to the largest ever health review of its kind. However, cannabidiol can help reduce seizures in epilepsy patients, and cannabis-based medicines may help […]

New study to test tiny magnets for brain disorders

New study to test tiny magnets for brain disorders

Researchers in Glasgow are taking part in a major project to test whether inserting tiny magnets into the brain could offer new way of treating neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. The cross-Europe collaboration is setting out to develop microscopic injectable magnets which they believe could help restore function to damaged neurons through a […]

Location of Brain Lesions May Predict Seizures

Location of Brain Lesions May Predict Seizures

The location of a lesion in the brain could give clues as to whether or not it will cause seizures later on in life, according to the findings of a new multicenter study published in JAMA Neurology. Epilepsy, which is characterized by repeated seizures and can cause debilitating symptoms arising from them such as cognitive, emotional and sensory […]

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