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2014-08-20 04:20:01

Eisai Submits Applications for Antiepilepsy Agent Fycompa Simultaneously In Europe and U.S. Seeking Indication Expansion as Adjunctive Treatment of Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures Tokyo, Aug 20, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, "Eisai") announced today that it has submitted applications to regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Europe (the FDA and EMA respectively) for the...

2014-04-23 09:48:55

Rush University Medical Center is the first in the country to use the device along with a unique electrode placement planning system A recently FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy by as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system developed by physicians at Rush, the device facilitated the complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of the implanted Rush patients enrolled in 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...

2013-12-09 10:47:32

The majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat their disorder are satisfied with the results in reducing epilepsy-related seizures and improving their psychological and social well-being. Those were the conclusions of a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers who examined the medical records of epilepsy surgery patients and conducted a telephone survey to determine their satisfaction with the results of the procedure. "Overall, the great majority of patients, 92...

2013-10-03 11:08:40

Surgery for Older Patients Previously Thought Too Risky A recently published study by researchers from Spectrum Health and Henry Ford Hospital suggests that surgery may be an effective treatment for epilepsy in older patients, a finding that runs counter to conventional treatment methods. "Traditionally, there has been a tendency to exclude older patients from surgery for fear of increased risk of medical or surgical complications," said Spectrum Health Medical Group neurosurgeon Sanjay...

2013-07-22 11:16:32

People with epilepsy are ten times more likely to die early, before their mid-fifties, compared with the general population, according to a 41 year study in Sweden published today in the Lancet and part-funded by the Wellcome Trust. The findings reveal a striking correlation between premature death and mental illness in these patients and people with epilepsy were four times more likely to have received a psychiatric diagnosis in their lifetime compared with the general population. The...

2013-07-17 11:09:29

Researchers at Bonn University Hospital and at the MPI Cologne predict chances of success of an operation Scientists at Bonn University Hospital and at the Max Planck Institute for neurological research in Cologne have developed a method with which the chances of success of a surgical procedure for temporal lobe epilepsy can be accurately predicted. The rate of accurate predictions is more than 90%. The results are now being presented in the scientific journal "NeuroImage:Clinical."...

2012-11-21 12:53:08

New drugs derived from components of a specific diet used by children with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy could offer a new treatment, according to research published today in the journal Neuropharmacology. Scientists from Royal Holloway, in collaboration with University College London, have identified specific fatty acids that have potent antiepileptic effects, which could help control seizures in children and adults. The discovery could lead to the replacement of the ketogenic diet,...


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