Category: "Treatment"

Perampanel (Fycompa) May Increase Scores Indicative of Aggression, Depression in Epilepsy

Perampanel (Fycompa) May Increase Scores Indicative of Aggression, Depression in Epilepsy

For patients with epilepsy, treatment with perampanel increases both aggression and depression significantly, according to results published in the journal Seizure. The study included participants with epilepsy who were given perampanel (n=77). Examinations were performed at baseline (before perampanel (Fycompa) administration) and after 12-weeks of follow-up. At each examination, the researchers used the Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire […]

Watch Video On How Deep Brain Stimulation Works

Watch Video On How Deep Brain Stimulation Works

How does Deep Brain Stimulation work? Dell Seton Medical Center and the University of Texas Dell Medical School have become the first place in Texas to treat epilepsy using deep brain stimulation. The treatment — which already has been used for treating movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, and psychiatric disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder […]

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

Medication for ADHD does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy, according to the results of a study published in the February issue of the journal Epilepsia. The research used data from three Swedish registries, identifying more than 21,000 people with a history of seizures born between 1987 and 2003. From this group, researchers identified […]

Prominent Goals of Therapy in Epilepsy Management

Prominent Goals of Therapy in Epilepsy Management

Michael R. Sperling, MD: So, when we’re putting people on therapy, obviously the standard goal that we all are going to advocate is no seizures, no adverse effects. But, in the real world, that is a little tougher to accomplish. But, practically speaking, when you meet with your patients, what are the objectives that you state […]

Neuroelectrics Announces Positive Results for Treatment of Medication-Resistant Epilepsy Using Starstim™

Neuroelectrics Announces Positive Results for Treatment of Medication-Resistant Epilepsy Using Starstim™

At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Neuroelectrics Corporation presented positive results from its clinical trial treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy with Starstim™, a device that uses mild electric currents applied on the scalp to calm abnormal activity of the brain. Of the seventeen patients that completed the study, treatment […]

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.

Medtronic launched its Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system intended for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S. today (Feb. 20,2019).  The first patient was implanted with the system at Atlanta’s Emory University. “At Medtronic, we have a long-standing commitment to helping patients with medically refractory epilepsy through DBS, and we continue to explore other treatments and solutions […]

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