— Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds.
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— Zonisamide plus nutritional counseling worked for certain obese adults, but not without side effects.
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…
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…
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…
— Among people aged 12 and older
By Phylis Johnson — From epilepsytalk.com
— This article has some good information on the relationship between Epilepsy and Migraines.
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…
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.
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…