Category: "Treatment"

RESEARCHERS LOCATE 440 GENES THAT DEVELOP EACH BRAIN DIFFERENTLY

RESEARCHERS LOCATE 440 GENES THAT DEVELOP EACH BRAIN DIFFERENTLY

Large-scale MRI and genetic datasets are helping us understand the common variants of the genes that help build the human cerebral cortex To map regions of the brain to specific genes, researchers at the University of California – San Diego did genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of the regional cortical surface area and thickness of 39,898 adults and […]

Diet for epilepsy – KETO

Diet for epilepsy – KETO

Anticonvulsants are the primary treatment for epilepsy and are effective in controlling seizures in most patients. However, in about one third of patients, relapses do not resolve with medication and require non-pharmacological treatment. One of the traditional diets that allows you to implement this approach, since the beginning of the 20th century, is considered ketogenic. […]

Novel study to help kids with severe epilepsy ( MMPSI -KCNT1 gene)

Novel study to help kids with severe epilepsy ( MMPSI -KCNT1 gene)

New research from the University of South Australia could deliver a breakthrough for children suffering one of the most severe forms of genetic epilepsy, reducing the frequency of their seizures and improving their quality of life. Malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy (MMPSI) is a childhood epilepsy most commonly caused by mutations in the KCNT1 gene – a gene responsible for […]

Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help

Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help

A brain implant that helps control severe epilepsy in adults may do the same for children who suffer from unrelenting seizures, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to examine the responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system in children. RNS has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adult patients with drug-resistant […]

Newly developed gene therapy can treat a severe form of epilepsy (Dravet Synrome) and prolong survival

Newly developed gene therapy can treat a severe form of epilepsy (Dravet Synrome) and prolong survival

Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition. The gene therapy, developed by Stoke Therapeutics, is now in clinical trials. Because most Dravet syndrome cases are caused by a […]

Lamotrigine Linked to Lowest Mortality Risk in Poststroke Epilepsy

Lamotrigine Linked to Lowest Mortality Risk in Poststroke Epilepsy

Among antiseizure medications (ASMs) used as monotherapy in poststroke epilepsy (PSE), lamotrigine is associated with the lowest risk for mortality and valproic acid is associated with the highest risk, new research suggests. Investigators assessed more than 2500 patients, most in their late seventies, using carbamazepine as a comparator. Results showed that valproic acid, phenytoin, and oxcarbazepine had a significantly higher risk for all-cause and cardiovascular death […]

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