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Lundbeck announces availability of ONFI Tablets in the U.S.

By News Medical — From news-medical.net

— Lundbeck announced today that ONFI Tablets are now available for prescribing in the United States. The FDA recently approved ONFI for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in patients two years and older. ONFI is an oral anti-epileptic drug (AED) of the…

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almost 3 years

NEUROLOGY/LASER SURGERY: Minimally invasive laser surgery revolutionizes epilepsy treatment

By Bio Optics World — From bioopticsworld.com

— “Based on our experience, we believe the use of MRI-guided laser surgery will change the face of epilepsy treatment and provide a life-changing option for many epilepsy surgery candidates—both children and adults,” said Dr. Angus Wilfong, director of Texas Children’s Hospital’s (TCH’s) comprehensive epilepsy program…

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about 3 years

Sudden Death in Epilepsy Plunges With Drug Treatment

By Joyce Frieden — From medpagetoday.com

— Epilepsy patients with previously uncontrolled seizures have a much lower rate of sudden death if they are given adjunctive anti-epilepsy drugs, a meta-analysis has found. n an examination of 112 trials, the odds ratio for sudden unexpected death (SUDEP) in patients randomly assigned to anti-epileptic drugs…

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about 3 years

Epilepsy and Migraines

By Phylis Johnson — From epilepsytalk.com

— This article has some good information on the relationship between Epilepsy and Migraines.

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almost 3 years

Introduction to Potiga: Intermediate

By Dr. Joseph Sirven reviews this new medicine. — From epilepsy.com

— Introducing Potiga™® (Ezogabine) One of the exciting new developments in 2011 is the introduction of new antiepileptic drugs for their use in epilepsy. One of the new medications that has recently been approved and will soon be available for use is…

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about 3 years

Flu Vaccine: A Matter of Life or Death?

By Epilepsy Connect Staff — From cdc.gov

— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says everyone age 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. But, for people with epilepsy, it’s especially important.
Most people who get the flu have just mild illness and can recover in less than two weeks.

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about 3 years

Use of aromatherapy (with or without hypnosis) in the treatment of intractable epilepsy

By TIM BETTS — From elsevierhealth.com

— We have been trying the effect of aromatherapy (with or without hypnosis) in patients with intractable epilepsy who ask for it. This is a report of the first 100 patients to try the treatment, followed up for at least two years after the treatment ended. It…

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about 3 years