American Epilepsy Society

Q&A With Mark Lehmkuhle From University of Utah: New Device Could Provide Alternative to Traditional EEG For Epilepsy Patients

December 08, 2015

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Sometimes when a patient with epilepsy has a seizure they may not even recognize it for any number of reasons. A device no bigger than a piece of gum which is being developed could help in that effort going forward.

Epilepsy: Marijuana Use Changes Memory Test Results

December 08, 2015

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When epilepsy patients use marijuana their memory test results may not be accurate, researchers report.

Q&A With Fulton Velez From Sunovion Pharmaceuticals: Using Health Economics And Outcomes Research In Epilepsy Treatment

December 08, 2015

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There are many factors to consider when treating patients with epilepsy, from the number of medications they take to the impact of the condition on their daily lives. All these factors can help determine their overall quality of life.

Q&A With Manisha Patel From the University of Colorado: Disease Modification Plays Growing Role In Epilepsy Research

December 08, 2015

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There are many factors to consider when treating patients with epilepsy, from the number of medications they take to the impact of the condition on their daily lives. All these factors can help determine their overall quality of life.

Epilepsy Drug Is Promising Rat Poison Antidote

December 08, 2015

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Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine, a banned yet still available rat poison, is considered a potential terrorist weapon, largely because there is no specific antidote. Poisoning causes status epilepticus and death. Perampanel may be an antidote, researchers found.

Q&A With Judy Liu From Children's National Health System: Study Shows CLOCK Gene Plays Key Role In Focal Epilepsy

December 08, 2015

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Focal epilepsy is just one form of the condition which can affect patients of all ages. Recent research into what may cause the condition and what can be done to treat it focused on a gene known as CLOCK.

Status Epilepticus: Shifts in Thinking on Treatment

December 08, 2015

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Epileptic seizures that go on for 30 minutes or more put children in mortal danger. Researchers report on promising treatments, and ones that appear ineffective.

Epilepsy Can Age the Brain

December 07, 2015

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MRI scans of patients with intractable epilepsy showed their brains age prematurely, a study found. These patients' brains looked almost 9 years older than they really were.

Cannabidiol Shows Some Success in Reducing Epileptic Seizures

December 07, 2015

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Cannabidiol-a marijuana plant extract that does not have psychoactive effects-is showing promise in treatment-resistant forms of epileps

Researchers Find Heart Arrhythmia Gene Mutations in SUDEP

December 07, 2015

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Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is poorly understood. In research presented at the American Epilepsy Society 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, there is new evidence that mutations in genes that control heart rhythm may explain some cases.

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