Category: "SUDEP"

Long-term Outcomes of Laser Ablation Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Long-term Outcomes of Laser Ablation Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

NewYork-Presbyterian has long been a leader in the development of laser ablation techniques to eliminate dysfunctional or diseased brain tissue. Building on that history, Brett Youngerman, MD, a neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, is actively exploring the efficacy of laser ablation in treating drug-resistant epilepsy. “At NewYork-Presbyterian, we’re at the forefront of developing laser ablation techniques and technology, […]

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

Joy Division‘s most iconic single, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, was released in June 1980, and tragically, within a month, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life at the age of 23. Battling epilepsy, depression, and the breakdown of his marriage, Curtis was discovered dead in his kitchen just before the band’s inaugural North […]

Innovative complex care approaches to manage advanced cases of epilepsy

Innovative complex care approaches to manage advanced cases of epilepsy

Approximately two-thirds of individuals with epilepsy can achieve seizure control by choosing the appropriate medication tailored to their specific needs. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, which result from excessive electrical discharges in the brain. These seizures can vary in severity and frequency, leading to physical problems, psychological conditions, and an […]

Seizures could be the cause of many sudden unexplained deaths in toddlers

Seizures could be the cause of many sudden unexplained deaths in toddlers

According to a study published in Neurology, many unexplained, sleep-related deaths among toddlers could be because of seizures, after audio-visual recordings implied that deaths were related to convulsive seizures. Study investigators sought to understand the potential mechanisms of death by reviewing videos of sudden deaths in toddlers, as more than 2900 children aged younger than […]

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

Megan Brooks November 28, 2023 The antiseizure drugs levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR, Elepsia XR, Spritam, generic) and clobazam (Onfi, Sympazan, generic) can cause a rare but serious drug hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening if not detected and treated promptly, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns in an alert issued today. Known as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), it […]

SUDEP Action Day 2023: Causes, warning signs, symptoms, how to seek help for epilepsy

SUDEP Action Day 2023: Causes, warning signs, symptoms, how to seek help for epilepsy

SUDEP Action Day on October 18 aims to spread awareness on epilepsy risks, causes and precautions. Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of SUDEP.   October 18 is observed as SUDEP Action Day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). SUDEP refers to the sudden and unexplained […]

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