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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

By HealthDay News — From yahoo.com

— Epilepsy drugs increase older adults' risk for bone fractures, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of 15,792 people 50 and older who'd had non-traumatic fractures between April 1996 and March 2004. Each person was matched with up to three people who'd never had…

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over 7 years

UCSF Study Highlights Success of Brain Surgery for Severe Epilepsy

By Source: Jason Bardi — From ucsf.edu

— Two-thirds of people with severe and otherwise untreatable epilepsy were completely cured of their frequent seizures after undergoing neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, according to a new study that examined 143 of these patients two years after their operations.
The new…

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almost 7 years

New Device Reduces Seizures, No Surgery Required

By Jon Hamilton — From npr.org

— A experimental device that delivers electrical pulses to the forehead can help control epileptic seizures, say scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The device works by stimulating the trigeminal nerve, which runs just beneath the skin covering the eyebrows. Electrical signals follow that nerve to…

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almost 7 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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almost 7 years
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Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil to Treat Epilepsy Now S.C. Law

From wltx.com

Since the oil has been illegal it's not immediately available in the state. Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill allowing people in South Carolina with severe epilepsy to use CBD oil, which comes from the marijuana plant, as a treatment option. The oil must be prescribed by…

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about 4 years

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Cardiac Pacing Helps Epilepsy Patients with Ictal Asystole

By Mayo Clinic — From mayoclinic.org

— Mayo Clinic researchers have found that cardiac pacing may help epilepsy patients with seizure-related falls due to ictal asystole, an unusual condition in which the heart stops beating during an epileptic seizure. The study was recently published in the journal Epilepsia.
"During seizures, a patient's heart rate…

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over 7 years

Texas Children's Hospital uses laser surgery for epilepsy

By TODD ACKERMAN — From chron.com

— Less-invasive brain surgery is showing success Houston pediatric doctors have begun treating difficult epilepsy cases with laser surgery, a safer, less invasive alternative to opening the skull and cutting out brain lesions that cause the disease.
Neurosurgeons at Texas Children's Hospital on Monday described their use of…

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almost 7 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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almost 7 years
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New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures

From medicalnewstoday.com

Within a decade, people with drug-resistant epilepsy may be able to take a pill to suppress seizures as required, in a similar way to how we take painkillers to relieve a headache. Around 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. Of these, about 70% respond positively to anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

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about 4 years
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Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy? Surgical Advances May Help You

From clevelandclinic.org

If you have treatment-resistant epilepsy, you may benefit from recent advances in surgical procedures. The newest is a treatment called responsive neurostimulation therapy, which the FDA approved late last year. The treatment can alleviate epilepsy for some patients with partial onset seizures that have not been controlled by two or…

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over 3 years