Category: "Seizures"

Machine Learning Benefits Epilepsy Patients

Machine Learning Benefits Epilepsy Patients

A new study shows that a deep learning model that accurately predict patient response to antiseizure medications (ASMs) in patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. The findings were reported in JAMA Neurology. Choosing the optimal ASM remains in large part a trial-and-error venture for epilepsy patients, as the researchers noted. They said that using this approach “many patients have […]

FDA approves LivaNova’s device combo to treat drug-resistant epilepsy

FDA approves LivaNova’s device combo to treat drug-resistant epilepsy

LivaNova snagged twin FDA approvals for an implantable generator and a programming system, which make up its Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy is most commonly treated with antiseizure drugs, but some people with epilepsy have a drug-resistant form of the disorder. Physicians may prescribe lifestyle changes, surgery or a […]

Mortality 50% higher in veterans with drug-resistant epilepsy vs. general population

Mortality 50% higher in veterans with drug-resistant epilepsy vs. general population

Mortality rates were significantly higher among veterans with drug-resistant epilepsy compared with other veterans and the general United States population, researchers reported in JAMA Neurology. Mortality rates were significantly higher among veterans with drug-resistant epilepsy compared with other veterans and the general United States population, researchers reported in JAMA Neurology. According to the authors, epilepsy affects about […]

Why Are Epileptic Seizures Hard To Diagnose? Here Are The Early Signs To Look For

Why Are Epileptic Seizures Hard To Diagnose? Here Are The Early Signs To Look For

Recurring seizures are the primary symptom of epilepsy. However, the symptoms may change depending on the kind of seizure a patient is suffering from. Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Seizures can […]

What Science Says About Epilepsy and Cannabis

What Science Says About Epilepsy and Cannabis

As medical and adult-use marijuana legalization continues to spread across the United States, some of the most vocal advocates have been epileptics and their families. Cannabis compounds, CBD in particular, have been identified as an alternative therapy for reducing or eliminating epileptic seizures. While some in the medical community remain unconvinced, some patients speak about […]

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