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2014-03-31 16:27:04

Health Insurance Claim Data Suggests Value of Screening BOSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston Children's Hospital based on health insurance claim data. The study, published online March 31, 2014 in JAMA Neurology, is the largest to date to look at the association between autoimmune disease and epilepsy without a recognized...

2014-03-21 08:24:02

Attend in-person or via regional webcast PORTLAND, Ore., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces a regional conference on Saturday, April 5 that will highlight a variety of epilepsy related topics. The conference will be held at the Vey Conference Center at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on the OHSU campus in Portland beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference is free and open to the public and will be available via webcast. Presentations...

Sea Lions Found To Have A Type Of Epilepsy Similar To That In Humans
2014-03-18 14:25:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine found a form of epilepsy in sea lions that is similar to one found in humans. In a published paper in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, the team wrote that California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy similar to a temporal lobe epilepsy. Hundreds of sea lions wash up along the California coast each year suffering from seizures that have been...

2014-03-12 12:29:03

Qudexy(TM) XR Offers Newest Option for Managing Certain Seizure Disorders and Marks the Company's Entrance into the Epilepsy Therapeutic Area MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced it received approval on March 11, 2014 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth...

2014-03-03 08:33:04

Seizure Clusters Connect(TM) is an Online Community Designed to Provide Support and Resources for Patients and Caregivers MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith) today announced a new educational program created for patients living with seizure clusters, as well as their families and friends. The initiative--called Seizure Clusters Connect(TM)--uses traditional and social media to offer patients and their caregivers a community for...

2014-02-21 11:36:15

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. In the first study, an epilepsy app was designed to help non-doctors determine if a person is having an epileptic seizure. "It can often be difficult to determine whether someone is having an epileptic seizure," said...

2014-02-20 08:29:34

Proprietary Technology Provides Automatic Stimulation upon Seizure Detection HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) announced today the CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) approval in Europe for the AspireSR generator, the novel sixth-generation VNS Therapy generator. The AspireSR generator provides the well-established benefits of VNS Therapy, coupled with a new feature - Automatic Stimulation in response to detection of a seizure. Proprietary...

2014-01-31 23:33:53

“Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Guide” by Lorna Myers, Ph.D. provides readers with clear explanations about this serious psychological condition as well as tools to get back to a healthy life. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) can have devastating effects on those who develop it . PNES is a serious psychological condition that is still not well understood by doctors or the public. These seizures look very much like epileptic...

2014-01-31 00:21:51

Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Award presented to Heather Franklin SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday evening in Seattle, the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest will present the annual Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award to Richland resident Heather Franklin. The award has been given in the past to Sen. Patty Murray, renown neurologists Drs. Linda and George Ojemann, various leading epilepsy researchers and long time volunteers. The award is named for the...

2014-01-29 23:04:02

The new program will include brain ‘pacemakers’, specialized women’s care, and in-patient monitoring. Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The Capital Institute for Neurosciences (CIN) today announced it has launched a new program to provide highly specialized care for patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The CIN Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Program at Capital Health provides patients with state-of-the-art testing and evaluation, including 24-hour continuous...


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