Category: "Seizures"

Neurostimulation in epilepsy: New techniques, new promises

Neurostimulation in epilepsy: New techniques, new promises

“Despite the advent of new pharmacological treatments and the high success rate of many surgical treatments for epilepsy, a substantial number of patients do not become seizure-free or experience major adverse events. This fact is an important motivation to investigate and develop novel therapeutic approaches,” said Prof Paul Boon from Ghent University Hospital (Belgium), Chairperson […]

BREAKTHROUGH: Amino Acid Appears to Block Seizures in Mice

BREAKTHROUGH: Amino Acid Appears to Block Seizures in Mice

Finding may pave way for much-needed treatments for people with epilepsy Finding suggests novel mechanism for treating epilepsy An amino acid whose role in the body has been all but a mystery appears to act as a potent seizure inhibitor in mice, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins. In a series of […]

My Medications Aren’t Stopping My Seizures: What’s Next?

My Medications Aren’t Stopping My Seizures: What’s Next?

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease, and surgery is often an effective treatment option. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease, currently affecting at least 2.3 million adults and nearly 500,000 children in the U.S. Each year, another 150,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy. The disorder affects both males and females and can develop […]

Cyberonics AspireSR Generator, VNS Upgrade, Improves Care, Reduces Seizures

Cyberonics AspireSR Generator, VNS Upgrade, Improves Care, Reduces Seizures

Medical technology provider Cyberonics, Inc.’s (CYBX – Analyst Report) novel AspireSR generator, which supports the company’s pioneering Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy system, recently received the FDA nod for its commercial launch in the U.S. market. Management will provide updates on the AspireSR generator’s commercialization in the U.S. market in its upcoming earnings report, slated […]

BREAKTHROUGH: Understanding and Reversing Memory Loss in Epilepsy Patients

BREAKTHROUGH: Understanding and Reversing Memory Loss in Epilepsy Patients

New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham identifies an epigenetic cause for why patients with temporal lobe epilepsy tend to have memory loss, and suggests a potential way to reverse that loss. The findings, published in April in the Annals of Translational and Clinical Neurology, indicate the discovery may have implications for many […]

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