Epilepsy News

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12/8/2008
Seizure Meds Can Be Safely Withdrawn From Kids With Epilepsy

Study finds relatively low risk of developing intractable disease

12/3/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Raise Autism Risk in Offspring

Yet another reason pregnant women should avoid this medication, experts say

12/2/2008
Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

But too few patients are having the procedure, study says

11/24/2008
Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered

Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

11/21/2008
FDA Approves New Drug for Severe Epilepsy

Trials showed Banzel proved effective against Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

11/21/2008
10/28/2008
Sedative Could Be Deadly in People With Seizures

At high doses, propofol tied to cardiac arrest in patients with a form of epilepsy

10/10/2008
Health Tip: Coping With Epilepsy

Help protect yourself in the event of a seizure

9/15/2008
8/18/2008
Epilepsy Raises Drowning Risk

Seizures could boost the danger in tubs, pools, experts say

8/13/2008
Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention

CDC says patients, doctors at fault for treatment gaps affecting 1 in every 100 Americans

7/29/2008
First Generic Versions of Depakote Approved

To treat seizures, migraines, and bipolar disorder

7/21/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk

Women who take topiramate should discuss preconception planning with their doctor

7/10/2008
FDA Advisers Don't Back 'Black Box' Warning for Epilepsy Drugs

Experts do find 11 anti-seizure drugs heighten suicide risk, and they recommend medication guide for doctors

6/18/2008
Failure to Take Seizure Drugs Boosts Death Risk

Car accidents, bone breaks also common among those who don't take meds regularly, study says

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/2/2008
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial

4/28/2008
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Bone Loss

Women on Dilantin may want to consider other seizure medications, experts say

2/28/2008
Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy

Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

2/11/2008
Epilepsy Drug Doesn't Prevent Migraines

Unlike other epilepsy meds, Trileptal was no better than placebo, study finds

2/1/2008
FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk

Agency will ask drug makers to put warning labels on entire class of medicines

1/31/2008
Atkins-Like Diet Cuts Epileptic Seizures

High-fat, low-carb plan may work when other treatments fail, study says

11/30/2007
Tracking Drug Levels Helps Pregnant Women With Epilepsy

Blood testing cuts down on seizures linked to lamotrigine use, research shows

11/20/2007
Experts Issue Guidelines on Diagnosing Seizure

EEG, MRI and CT can all help spot a variety of underlying disorders

11/15/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Not Always Aware of Seizures

That can lead to under-reporting when applying for driver's licenses, researchers suggest

10/29/2007
Certain Seizure Patients Need Emergency CT Scan

ER staff should focus on those with first-ever attack, babies, and people with AIDS, guideline says

10/16/2007
Lamotrigine May Reduce Epilepsy Seizures

Adding it to existing regimen may help, researchers say

10/10/2007
Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism

Topiramate reduced heavy drinking and helped to boost abstinence, study finds

9/26/2007
Caffeine Plus Acetaminophen Toxic for Some

Rat study suggests liver danger, but doses must be very high

8/24/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery

Study found those with multiple auras had seizures arising from one part of brain

8/1/2007
Experts Split on Whether Chief Justice Roberts Has Epilepsy

Seizures may be caused by epilepsy, which can be controlled with medication

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/25/2007
Researchers Develop Animal Model of Infant Seizures

It could speed discovery of new treatments

4/10/2007
New Epilepsy Drug Helps Reduce Seizure Frequency

Retigabine safe, effective for those who don't respond well to current meds, study finds

3/22/2007
New Study Weighs Benefits of Epilepsy Drugs

In some cases, newer may not be better, researchers say

3/6/2007
Toothbrushing Can Trigger Epileptic Seizures

Rhythmic nature of brushing could stimulate brain, researchers say

1/29/2007
Neurological Disorders Strike Millions

New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

1/23/2007
Trained Dogs Not Always Detecting Epileptic Seizures

Sometimes they're picking up on psychological seizures, study claims

1/2/2007
Epilepsy Drug May Help Parkinson's Patients

Subjects taking zonisamide showed up to 40% improvement in tests, study finds

11/10/2006
Migraine Drug Boosts Kidney Stone Risk

Long-term topiramate use triggers acid buildup in blood, study finds

10/30/2006
Many Seizure-Prone People Continue to Drive

Epilepsy can put drivers at high risk for crashes, study warns

9/25/2006
Lamictal Sanctioned for 'Grand Mal' Seizures

Epilepsy drug gets broader approval

9/21/2006
New Device Tested to Predict Epileptic Seizures

Technology combines nerve stimulator with electrical detector to halt onset of attacks

9/8/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Epilepsy

Seizures can be controlled with medication

8/22/2006
Inherited Metabolic Disorder More Common Than Thought

But it's not clear whether newborns need routine screening for SCADD

8/8/2006
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Birth Defects

Use of valproate should be limited, researchers say

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/7/2006
Epilepsy Drug May Help Control Hot Flashes

Gabapentin is as effective as estrogen in easing menopausal symptom, study finds

6/30/2006
Epilepsy Drug Aids Muscle Disorder

Valproate helped people with spinal muscular atrophy get stronger