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2012-03-30 23:02:09

Long-awaited Institute of Medicine Committee Report will address the broader spectrum of issues affecting those living with epilepsy Los Angeles, CA and Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 The Institute of Medicine Committee on The Public Health Dimension of the Epilepsies recently completed a 20-month long study and will be releasing its results in a report entitled “Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding.” The Committee will travel to Washington...

2012-03-30 23:00:37

A portion of the grant funding raised at the local Foundation's annual Care and Cure Benefit will support UCSF postdoctoral fellow Jiadong Chen´s clinical training and research to aid in the effort to care and cure pediatric epilepsy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles awarded a $50,000 “Care and Cure” grant to the University of California, San Francisco to support the postdoctoral training and work of Jiadong Chen, Ph.D....

2012-03-27 13:50:05

Early-initiated immunotherapy appears to be associated with improved seizure outcomes among patients with autoimmune epilepsy, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are the mainstay of treatment for epilepsy, but seizures continue in one-third of patients despite appropriate AED therapeutic trials," the authors write as background in the study. "Even in the current era, the etiology of epilepsy...

2012-03-26 09:37:42

A new epilepsy gene for idiopathic epilepsy in Belgian Shepherds has been found in the canine chromosome 37. The research of Professor Hannes Lohi and his group conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center opens new avenues for the understanding of the genetic background of the most common canine epilepsies. The research also has an impact on the understanding of common epilepsies in humans. The research is published in the scientific journal PLoS...

2012-03-22 21:19:19

Drug manufacturer deviates from appropriate comparator therapy specified by the G-BA The drug retigabine (trade name: Trobalt®) was approved in March 2011 as add-on therapy for adults with epileptic seizures. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the "Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products” (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined whether retigabine offers an added benefit compared with the present standard...

2012-03-07 13:45:00

Most patients wait until it's too late to prevent serious disability While the thought of any type of surgery can be disconcerting, the thought of brain surgery can be downright frightening. But for people with a particular form of epilepsy, surgical intervention can literally be life-restoring. Yet among people who suffer from what's known as medically intractable epilepsy, in which seizures are resistant to drugs, only a small fraction will seek surgery, seeing it only as a last...


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