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How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. Because so few epilepsy patients have the same causative and complementary factors, even neurologists with hundreds, if not thousands, of patients would lack sufficient comparison […]

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

Summary of article: A new compound containing Deuterium called “C-10068” is displaying extremely positive results as a treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When testing brain trauma response on lab animals (rats), researchers found that doses of C-10068 could reduce post-injury seizures, both convulsant and non-convulsant. At the highest dosages, brain inflammation was also greatly reduced. […]

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition in the world. An estimated 50+ million people across the globe are currently living with seizures. Epilepsy is more than three times as common as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy. Sadly however, due to the longstanding social stigmas and misconceptions associated with epilepsy, many people do […]

European scientists identify gene linked with certain types of early-onset epilepsy

European scientists identify gene linked with certain types of early-onset epilepsy

Treatment may help prevent poor brain development in some cases Certain types of early-onset epilepsy are caused by previously unknown mutations of a potassium channel gene, KCNA2. The mutations disrupt the electrical balance in the brain in two ways. In some patients, the flow of potassium is greatly reduced; while in others, it is raised […]

PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Submission Open for the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Submission Open for the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., March 6, 2015 – The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has announced that abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting are now open. This year the AES 69th Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from December 4-8, 2015. The event is expected to draw […]

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

Excerpt from original article via Daily Mail UK ‘Panic attacks are extremely common, with one in ten of us thought to suffer from them at least occasionally. Louise Thomas – and her doctors – were convinced she was one of the millions affected. A panic attack typically causes a faster heartbeat, dizziness, nausea and an […]

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