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2014-06-03 12:39:14

Epilepsy Organizations, Scientists, Bereaved Parents & Epilepsy Patients to Join Forces MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When 4-year-old Henry Lapham was diagnosed with epilepsy, his parents Gardiner and Nicholas Lapham were devastated, but certain that with the proper care and medication, everything would be fine. Nothing could be further from the truth. A mere five weeks after Henry's diagnosis, a seizure took his life. He died from a phenomenon called Sudden...

2013-08-09 23:00:58

Patient – and his mother – thank the doctors who monitored him for more than 25 years. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Three months to the day after being admitted to North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) for treatment of brain seizures, a 30-year-old Armenian man had the opportunity Thursday to thank the two local surgeons who changed his life. “I am so grateful to you all,” Gagik Hovhannisyan of Yerevan, Armenia, said via an interpreter during a press conference held at...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

Pioneering new treatment category - site-specific delivery of drugs to the brain MIDDLEBURG, Va., and DENVER, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate new therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures, and ICVrx, LLC (ICVrx), a pharmacy product research and development company focused on novel therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today that ETP has made an...

2011-03-09 12:48:53

Patients with epilepsy worry more than their physicians do about the patients' potential memory loss accompanying their seizure disorder, according to a recent study. In a survey, patients with epilepsy as a group ranked memory loss as their second-most important concern on a list of 20 potential medical or social concerns. Memory loss as a concern came in 12th in the frequency of responses among concerns recorded by physicians and nurse practitioners who completed the same survey. Patients...

2009-04-20 10:10:22

U.S. medical scientists say they've determined cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce the frequency of non-epileptic seizures. The researchers at Rhode Island Hospital found cognitive behavioral therapy used for patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures also improved their overall quality of life. PNES is a condition marked by seizures resembling epileptic seizures. Unlike epilepsy, however, seizures in patients with PNES are not caused by the same brain cell firing that occurs with...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

UCB has announced that the European Commission has approved Vimpat for the treatment of epilepsy in patients 16 years and older. Vimpat holds the potential to improve quality of life for patients across the seven major markets whose seizures remain inadequately controlled with available treatments, and will also help to support UCB's market leading epilepsy franchise. The European Commission's decision to approve Vimpat (lacosamide) for epilepsy was based on data from three multicenter,...

2005-09-21 16:26:35

San Diego -- Positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans of a brain chemical messenger system may prove sensitive enough to help plan brain surgery for epilepsy, according to a study presented at the 130th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego. "Our preliminary data suggest that PET imaging with a marker that shows deficits in signaling for the neurotransmitter serotonin is more sensitive than the traditional PET measurement of brain glucose," said senior...


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