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2013-11-05 23:01:46

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center at North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute is one of the first in the United States and the first in the New York metro area to use a new combination of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat epilepsy. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center at North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute is one of the first in the United States and the first in the New York metro area to use a new...

2013-11-05 08:36:28

Multiple Presentations Highlight Progress of Epilepsy Program MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced that seven abstracts highlighting results from its Phase 3 (PREVAIL) clinical trial for USL255 (extended-release topiramate) have been accepted for presentation at the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) 67(th) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, December 6-10, 2013. (Logo:...

2013-11-04 16:29:43

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The generic drug gabapentin, which is already widely prescribed for epilepsy and some kinds of pain, appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of alcohol dependence. The finding comes from a 150-patient randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind clinical trial conducted by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). "Gabapentin's effect on drinking outcomes is at least as large or greater than those of existing...

2013-11-04 08:26:20

Public Safety Service Assists those with Epilepsy, Diabetes and Alzheimer's; Brings Additional Help and Peace-of-Mind to Families FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- November hosts a number of health awareness campaigns, including: National Epilepsy Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. At the same time, it's National Family Caregivers Month, and each year more and more Americans are caring for loved ones with chronic...

2013-11-04 08:25:48

- Results from VIMPAT® (lacosamide) monotherapy study supporting this filing to be presented at AES 2013 ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for VIMPAT(®) (lacosamide) C-V as monotherapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 17 years and older. Investigational data from the phase 3 lacosamide conversion to monotherapy study in...

2013-11-01 10:46:34

50 years after valproate was first discovered, research published today in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, reports how the drug works to block seizure progression. Valproate (variously labelled worldwide as Epilim, Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, Orlept, Episenta, Orfiril, and Convulex) is one of the world's most highly prescribed treatments for epilepsy. It was first discovered to be an effective treatment for epilepsy, by accident, in 1963 by a group of French scientists. In...

2013-11-01 08:27:55

Findings Presented at 42nd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new systematic review found that when compared with intravenous or rectally administered diazepam, intranasal midazolam was equally effective and demonstrated comparable safety for the treatment of acute seizure emergencies in pediatric patients. Findings from the systematic review were presented at the 42(nd) Annual Child Neurology Society meeting in Austin, Texas, October 30...

2013-11-01 08:27:25

Award supports vital research to understand rare and severe form of epilepsy WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) and Eisai Inc. today announced that the first annual Michael SanInocencio Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Research Award was presented to Maura Madou, MD, Child Neurology Fellow at University of California - San Francisco, Benioff Children's Hospital, to facilitate her research on LGS. Dr. Madou will receive a $30,000 grant...

2013-10-31 23:35:29

This free educational event is part of the 2013 What You Need to Know if Epilepsy Has Touched Your Life Campaign NEREG has held throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to promote Epilepsy Awareness in patients, parents and health professionals Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The program is meant for parents and health professionals alike. Continuing education credits for New Jersey nurses will be provided. Invited speaker and childhood epilepsy expert, Dr. John Pellock...

2013-10-31 23:04:50

World Gardens Café Sponsors Epilepsy Awareness "Purple Ball" San Bernardino, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Epilepsy Education Everywhere will be presenting its 4th Annual Purple Ball to raise funds for epilepsy awareness education. Epilepsy Education Everywhere, a non-profit organization, will be teaming up with World Gardens Café to provide food and fun throughout the evening. The event will be held at First Congregational United Church...