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Latest Tonic–clonic seizure Stories

2013-11-08 23:21:39

Patrick Shannon won’t allow a medical condition to keep him from long-distance hiking. Though he experiences epileptic tonic-clonic seizures, Shannon and his wife Sue will raise funds for non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports through a 3,000-kilometer hike on New Zealand's Te Araroa Trail. Frenchtown, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Patrick Shannon won’t allow a medical condition to keep him from long-distance hiking. Though he experiences epileptic tonic-clonic seizures, Shannon...

2012-12-03 16:51:35

A Loyola University Medical Center neurologist is reporting surprising results of a study of patients who experience both epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Non-epileptic seizures resemble epileptic seizures, but are not accompanied by abnormal electrical discharges. Rather, these seizures are believed to be brought on by psychological stresses. Dr. Diane Thomas reported that 15.7 percent of hospital patients who experienced non-epileptic seizures also had epileptic seizures during...

2012-12-03 12:28:08

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an editorial published in the current issue of the journal Epilepsy & Behavior, Epilepsy Foundation (EF) President and CEO Phil Gattone and Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) Chairman and Co-founder Warren Lammert discuss their personal journeys and rationale for the upcoming merger between two leading organizations in the epilepsy community. In the editorial, "Stronger together - the Epilepsy Therapy Project and Epilepsy Foundation decide to merge....

2012-06-06 12:22:39

Seizure severity and antiepileptic drug polytherapy among predictors of poor seizure outcomes A 25-year follow-up study reveals that 68% of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) became seizure-free, with nearly 30% no longer needing antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. Findings published today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), report that the occurrence of generalized tonic-clonic seizures preceded by bilateral myoclonic seizures, and AED...

2011-10-05 17:10:00

The 5K Walk/Run Highlights Efforts to Heighten Awareness for an Often Overlooked and Under Supported Disorder that Affects about 200,000 Individuals Across Southern California Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles will host its first ever "Walk to End Epilepsy" at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA on Sunday, October 16, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The non-competitive 5K run/walk is expected to draw thousands of people from the region in a...

2011-07-14 13:33:02

Possible role for reproductive steroids in occurrence of tonic-clonic seizures A recent multi-center study determined that women with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) had a greater number of seizures during anovulatory cycles"”menstrual cycles where an egg is not released"”than in cycles where ovulation occurs. According to the study publishing today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reproductive steroids may play a role in GTCS...

2010-01-29 16:31:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lamictal®XR(TM) (lamotrigine) Extended-Release Tablets as once-a-day, add-on therapy for epilepsy in patients ages 13 years and older with primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. This is an expanded label, as Lamictal XR is approved for partial onset seizures (with or without secondary generalization) for...

2008-07-25 09:01:18

Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has announced that the FDA has granted pediatric exclusivity for Topomax. The grant was based on studies submitted in response to a written request by the FDA to investigate the use of Topomax in pediatric patients aged one to 24 months with partial onset seizures. In addition to granting pediatric exclusivity, the FDA is continuing its review of the application to determine the safety and efficacy of Topomax in...

2005-09-12 17:06:20

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ Using a blood test to measure the level of the hormone prolactin can help determine, in certain clinical settings, whether an epileptic seizure has occurred, according to a guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the September 13, 2005 issue of Neurology. The guideline authors reviewed all of the scientific evidence available on use of the prolactin blood test to diagnose seizures and developed evidence-based recommendations. The...