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RNS for Epilepsy: Everything You Need to Know

RNS for Epilepsy: Everything You Need to Know

Responsive neurostimulation (RNS) is a treatment that may help manage epileptic seizures. Doctors may recommend RNS for epilepsy if medication has not been effective for you.  Doctors may initially use medication to treat epilepsy. However, for some people, medication does not completely stop seizures. This is known as intractable or refractory epilepsy. According to the National […]

New treatment options for people with drug-resistant epilepsy

New treatment options for people with drug-resistant epilepsy

An estimated 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Most of these people are able to control their seizures with medications, but approximately 30% to 40% have what’s called drug-resistant or medically refractory epilepsy, in which they don’t respond to standard anti-seizure medications. As a […]

Vicious cycle: Epilepsy seizures could encourage more seizures

Vicious cycle: Epilepsy seizures could encourage more seizures

Seizures tend to get progressively worse over time in people with epilepsy, and a new study in mice suggests why that might be the case. Seizures appear to prompt the brains of mice to produce more myelin, the insulating layer around nerve cells, researchers from Stanford University found. This essentially rewires the brain, creating a vicious cycle in which more seizures cause more […]

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