Category: "Seizures"

Slowly But Surely, Seizure Therapy Gets Personalized

I saw a woman many years ago in the hospital with fever, lymphadenopathy, and liver function abnormalities associated with phenytoin. Her case has stuck with me, probably because her EEG/video monitoring demonstrated nonepileptic seizures and not epilepsy. She suffered from a serious complication of phenytoin, a drug she didn’t even need! Of all the antiepileptic […]

Granger Causality Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Effective

Newswise — ATLANTA—A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University School of Medicine. The findings are published in […]

Neurology: Turning Down the Volume on Tinnitus

The drug D-cycloserine was no more effective than placebo when used with a computer-based cognitive training program for relieving persistent ear ringing in patients with tinnitus in a small clinical study, but patients did report fewer cognitive difficulties. Sixteen study participants with tinnitus were treated with D-cycloserine – the dextrorotary form of the antibiotic cycloserine, […]

Clinical Trial of Epidiolex(R) as a Potential Treatment for Epilepsy in Dravet Syndrome

“The results of our open-label trial of Epidiolex in children with Dravet syndrome have been very encouraging and we are excited to begin this important placebo-controlled clinical trial,” stated Orrin Devinsky MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, and Principal Investigator of the trial. “As one of the largest epilepsy […]

Examining the Relationship Between Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

During the NDC Symposium-Neurobiology of Disease in Children: Session I: Clinical Aspects at the 43rd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting, held in Columbus, OH, October 22-25, Roberto Tuchman, MD, delivered a presentation that looked some of the mechanisms shared by epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that lead to overlapping symptoms, and reviewed current research […]

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