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Irish scientists identify novel approach to preventing epileptic seizures

Irish scientists identify novel approach to preventing epileptic seizures

Irish scientists have identified a potential method of preventing damaging seizures for people with epilepsy. The breakthrough led by researchers in Trinity College Dublin could also have implications for the treatment of other neurological conditions. Epilepsy is a chronic central nervous system disorder affecting about 1 per cent of the population and 50 million people worldwide. It […]

Contraception for Women Taking Enzyme-Inducing Antiepileptics

Contraception for Women Taking Enzyme-Inducing Antiepileptics

Topiramate, introduced as an antiepileptic drug (AED), is currently most widely used for prevention of migraine headaches. Because reproductive-aged women represent a population in which migraines are prevalent, clinicians need guidance to help women taking topiramate make sound contraceptive choices. Several issues are relevant here. First, women who have migraines with aura should avoid estrogen-containing contraceptive pills, patches, and rings. Instead, […]

Focus On With Dr. Sadek: Genetics of Epilepsy part 1 & 2

Focus On With Dr. Sadek: Genetics of Epilepsy part 1 & 2

As science and medicine continue to advance, so does the knowledge for the role genetics may play in epilepsy. While many people with epilepsy often worry if they will pass their epilepsy to future generations, they should be reassured that this risk is typically quite low. Inherited vs. Mutations It is important to distinguish that […]

New early signs of Parkinson’s uncovered in diverse study

New early signs of Parkinson’s uncovered in diverse study

Hearing loss and epilepsy are early features of Parkinson’s, according to pioneering new research from Queen Mary University of London — the first UK study of the condition in such a diverse population. Queen Mary researchers funded by Bart’s Charity used electronic primary healthcare records from over a million people living in East London between […]

Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy: Implications for Clinical Practice

Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy: Implications for Clinical Practice

Psychiatric disorders affect 1 in 3 individuals with epilepsy—and their etiology is multifactorial. Psychiatric disorders represent a major source of disability for individuals with epilepsy. This is reflected in the new International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) definition of epilepsy as a disorder of the brain that is characterized not only by recurrent seizures, but also […]

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