Category: "Treatment"

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

Megan Brooks November 28, 2023 The antiseizure drugs levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR, Elepsia XR, Spritam, generic) and clobazam (Onfi, Sympazan, generic) can cause a rare but serious drug hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening if not detected and treated promptly, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns in an alert issued today. Known as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), it […]

EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THAT DO NOT RESPOND TO DRUGS MAY BE CURED WITH THIS NEW THERAPY FOR EPILEPSY, A STUDY SUGGESTS

EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THAT DO NOT RESPOND TO DRUGS MAY BE CURED WITH THIS NEW THERAPY FOR EPILEPSY, A STUDY SUGGESTS

Veterinarian and neurologist Sonja Bröer, together with her colleagues, has investigated the potential of regenerative cell treatments with the intention of either curing epilepsy or making its symptoms much less severe. Before joining the faculty at Berlin’s Freie Universität, Bröer oversaw the preclinical research team of San Francisco’s Neurona Therapeutics, Inc. The company is working […]

Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked With Unknown Etiologies, High Mortality Rates

Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked With Unknown Etiologies, High Mortality Rates

In a meta-analysis understanding the differences of super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE), findings showed that patients with SRSE had more often acute or unknown etiologies, and that established prognostic factors for first-time overall SE did not reliably predict in-hospital mortality in patients with SRSE. While treatment was successful in stopping seizures for most patients, the risk […]

Patients With Epilepsy and PTSD Show Executive Attentional Overcontrol

Patients With Epilepsy and PTSD Show Executive Attentional Overcontrol

Patients with epilepsy with PTSD symptoms experienced changes in executive attentional control, weakened emotional inhibition, and improved seizure control perception. Individuals with epilepsy that have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) display overcontrol of executive attention and have difficulties with emotional inhibition, according to study findings published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. The effects of PTSD on […]

Epilepsy and deep brain stimulation

Epilepsy and deep brain stimulation

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurrent seizures and can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Anticonvulsant medications don’t control seizures well for about one-third of patients with epilepsy. For some of these patients, deep brain stimulation, or DBS, is a promising therapy. DBS involves implanting electrodes, or leads, in specific regions of the […]

Scientists Find the Source of a Mysterious Brain Wave That Could Boost Memory and Creativity

Scientists Find the Source of a Mysterious Brain Wave That Could Boost Memory and Creativity

The human brain is somewhat similar to a rudimentary radio with five channels. Electrical signals from neurons coordinate across the brain, generating oscillations known as brain waves. Each wave corresponds to a state of the brain. Some come fast and furious, with a high frequency usually associated with when we’re awake and thinking. Others are […]

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