Latest Seizure Stories

2012-01-05 11:41:26

Drug interactions weaken HIV drugs, could mutate virus New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology will help physicians better choose seizure drugs for people on HIV/AIDS medication, avoiding deadly drug interactions and preventing critical anti-HIV drugs from becoming less effective, possibly leading to a more virulent strain of the disease. Michigan State University's Gretchen Birbeck — who spends several months each year in the sub-Sahara African nation of Zambia...

2012-01-05 11:37:32

A new guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology recommends doctors use caution when choosing seizure drugs for people with HIV/AIDS to avoid potential drug interactions. The guideline, which was co-developed with the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), is published in the January 4, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology and in Epilepsia, the journal of the ILAE. Seizures and seizure disorders are common in...

2011-12-30 15:30:00

Special holiday events, hosted with the support of Lundbeck and several local stores and eateries, help combat the isolation often associated with epilepsy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles ends the year with holiday parties to bring together families of children with epilepsy, adults with epilepsy, and their family members and friends. These two special events help combat the isolation that is often associated with epilepsy by...

2011-12-15 11:29:55

A lamotrigine/valproate treatment regimen significantly reduced seizure frequency A combination of two common drugs, lamotrigine and valproate, is more effective in treating difficult-to control epilepsy than other anti-epileptic regimens, according to a University of Washington report to be published online this week in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and about one million of these have a difficult-to-treat form....

2011-12-14 10:18:39

An inhibitory drug reverses seizure damage to neurologic pathways in rats About half of newborns who have seizures go on to have long-term intellectual and memory deficits and cognitive disorders such as autism, but why this occurs has been unknown. In the December 14 Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston detail how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development, and show in a rat model that it might be possible to reverse this pathology by giving certain...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.