Category: "Seizures"

Epilepsy Among Military Veterans: Does Deployment History Impact Risk?

Epilepsy Among Military Veterans: Does Deployment History Impact Risk?

Deployment history affected whether military veterans would develop epilepsy, with penetrating TBI having the greatest impact. Among military veterans, deployment history is a significant predictor for epilepsy, with penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) having the greatest impact potentially due to combat/blast. These are the findings of a study published in Neurology. It is well-established that TBI […]

Study: Better, safer treatments are needed for Dravet syndrome

Study: Better, safer treatments are needed for Dravet syndrome

Researchers surveyed 227 physicians who reported data on 617 patients Available treatments aren’t enough to fully control seizures for most people with Dravet syndrome, and most have side effects that can worsen their quality of life. That’s according to a new study funded by Takeda. A team led by scientists at the company presented the work at […]

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Joseph Riofski had his first seizure at age 4 ½. Thus began a medical journey that led to admissions to two adult hospitals and three children’s hospitals, countless brain imaging and neurological tests, multiple intravenous immunoglobulin treatments, and trials of eight anti-seizure medications over the ensuing four years. By the time Joseph was in second […]

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.”

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.”

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.” “It’s important to let your health care provider know right away if you have any mood changes on Keppra,” said Rebekah J. Woods, D.O., neurologist, Norton Neuroscience Institute. Some epilepsy patients taking Keppra […]

‘I no longer live in fear of having seizures’

‘I no longer live in fear of having seizures’

For years, Stecy Kwamboka Obare lived in fear. Because of the constant threat of seizures, there were days she was afraid to cook in her rented house at Jogoo Estate, Kisii or go to work. Born at Rigena Village, Kerera location Keumbu, Kwamboka, now 24, was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2006 at the age of five. Hers […]

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