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2011-03-28 00:00:27

As lawsuits against the makers of the epilepsy drug Depakote begin to surface in the United States, Depakote lawyers begin to consult with families of birth defect victims about possible Depakote lawsuits. Depakote is a prescription anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and the manic phase of bipolar disorder. Depakote Birth Injury Resources provides online information about possible Depakote birth defects and means to connect with Depakote lawyers. (PRWEB) March 26, 2011 As new studies...

2011-01-10 15:37:43

Most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anti-epileptic drugs are considered a secondary risk factor for osteoporosis, according to background information in the article, because epilepsy is highly prevalent in older adults, a population already at risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, anti-epileptic...

2011-01-09 00:43:14

The prescription drug Depakote is currently the most prescribed branded treatment for patients with mania associated with bipolar disorder as well as for the treatment of epilepsy. Depakote is produced by Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company based in Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois. Currently, Abbot Laboratories is being evaluated by Depakote Birth Injury Resources ("DBIR" or DepakoteBirthInjury.com) for the high number of birth defects and birth injuries resulting from the...

2010-12-05 00:13:28

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to health care professionals and patients about the potential increased risk of birth injuries and birth defects when valproate sodium and related products (e.g. Depacon, Depakote or Stavzor) are used by mothers during pregnancy. Depakote Birth Injury Resources (DepakoteBirthInjury.com) offers information and resources about the possible side effects of valproate sodium, including neural tube malformations, craniofacial defects and...

2010-11-29 14:15:43

Doctors treating female epilepsy patients have to take account of the specific hormonal situation in women. Such an approach can often reduce the limitations imposed by the disease. This is the conclusion reached by Sabine Weil of Munich University and her co-authors in the latest issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(45): 787-93). Around 400 000 women in Germany suffer from epilepsy. Of every 1000 children, three or four are born...

2010-11-29 07:52:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Especially good news for women with epilepsy has been revealed by researchers:  breastfeeding your baby while taking seizure medications may not harm the child's IQ later in life. "While more research is needed with larger numbers of women and their babies, these results are reassuring to women who want to give their babies all the benefits of breastfeeding but also need to remain on their epilepsy medications to avoid devastating seizures," study author Kimford...

2010-11-25 21:57:52

New research from the Emory University School of Medicine offers reassurance for nursing mothers with epilepsy. According to a study published in the November 24 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life. "Our results showed no difference in IQ scores between the children who were breastfed and those who were not," says study author...

2010-11-25 21:41:52

There's good news for women with epilepsy. Breastfeeding your baby while taking your seizure medication may have no harmful effect on your child's IQ later on, according to a study published in the November 24, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "While more research is needed with larger numbers of women and their babies, these results are reassuring to women who want to give their babies all the benefits of...

2010-10-12 15:02:52

Women with epilepsy may be more likely to experience infertility, according to new research published in the October 12, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study of women in India found that women with epilepsy experienced infertility at more than twice the rate of that found in the general population. The research also found that women who were taking multiple epilepsy drugs were more likely to be infertile than...

2010-08-17 17:09:25

One of the most common causes of disability in young adults is spinal cord injury. Currently, there is no proven reparative treatment. Hope that neural stem cells (NSCs) might be of benefit to individuals with severe spinal cord injury has now been provided by the work of a team of researchers, led by Kinichi Nakashima, at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, in a mouse model of this devastating condition. In the study, mice with severe spinal cord injury were transplanted with...