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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...

2014-01-28 09:18:19

2-step approach allows localization and resection in complex cases, reports Neurosurgery A staged approach to epilepsy surgery—with invasive brain monitoring followed by surgery in a single hospital stay—is a safe and beneficial approach to treatment for complex cases of epilepsy in children, reports the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer...

2014-01-22 12:26:32

$200,000 to be Awarded at 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference in San Francisco June 5-7, 2014 LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation today announced a call for entries for the third annual epilepsy "Shark Tank" competition and is accepting submissions that represent the most innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is March 14, 2014. The selected finalists will receive...

2014-01-16 08:27:21

Conference Unites Innovators, Clinicians, Industry, Investors and the Epilepsy Community in San Francisco on June 5-7, 2014 Registration Now Open LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation announced today that the 4(th )Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2014, an initiative of the Epilepsy Therapy Project, will be held on June 5-7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San...


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