Incidence and predictors of posttraumatic epilepsy and cognitive impairment in patients with traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study in Malaysia - Ngadimon IW, Mohan D, Shaikh MF, Khoo CS, Tan HJ, Chamhuri NS, Cheong WL, Aledo-Serrano A, Yong LL, Lee YM, Fadzil F, Thanabalan J.
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) significantly impacts morbidity and mortality, yet local PTE data remain scarce. In addition, there is a lack of evidence on cognitive comorbidity in individuals with PTE in the literature. We sought to identify pote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AAN Issues Guideline for Use of Antiseizure Meds in People of Childbearing Potential
FRIDAY, May 17, 2024 -- In a practice guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology, along with the American Epilepsy Society and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, recommendations are presented for the use of antiseizure medications... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Expert Guidance on Antiseizure Med Use During Pregnancy New Expert Guidance on Antiseizure Med Use During Pregnancy
New expert guidance to help clinicians manage the treatment of patients with epilepsy during pregnancy has been released.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 16, 2024 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stroke, Migraine, Alzheimer's: Climate Change Will Likely Make Them Worse
THURSDAY, May 16, 2024 -- Climate change is likely to make brain conditions like stroke, migraine, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis even worse, a new review warns. The potential effects of a changing climate is likely to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Screening for anxiety, depression and suicidality by epilepsy specialists in adult services in Scotland - Gillespie DC, Duncan SE, Flewitt BI, Sacripante R, Chin RF.
OBJECTIVE: Clinical guidelines recommend screening people with epilepsy (PWE) regularly for mental distress, but it is unclear how guidelines are implemented. We surveyed epilepsy specialists in adult Scottish services to determine approaches used to scree... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Climate Change May Worsen Health Conditions Like Dementia, Epilepsy, Depression, Study Suggests
Increased humidity, pollution, more extreme weather events and a decrease in sunshine exposure can all lead to worsened health conditions, researchers said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arianna Johnson, Forbes Staff Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Trending Explainer Trending-Explainer topline Source Type: news

Premature mortality and causes of death among people with epilepsy: a nationwide population-based incident cohort study - Moon HJ, Lee H, Yoon D, Koo YS, Shin JY, Lee SY.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: People with epilepsy (PWE) are at risk of premature death with considerable variability according to the study population. We aimed to estimate the risk and causes of death in PWE according to age, disease severity, disease cours... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Two Novel Epilepsy Treatments Headed for Pivotal Trials Two Novel Epilepsy Treatments Headed for Pivotal Trials
Two new drugs are headed toward pivotal trials after making their endpoints in phase 2 treatment-resistant epilepsy studies.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 14, 2024 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Proposed recommendations for the management of depression in adults with epilepsy: an expert consensus - Villanueva V, Artal J, Cabeza-Alvarez CI, Campos D, Castillo A, Fl órez G, Franco-Martín M, García-Portilla MP, Giráldez BG, Gotor F, Gutiérrez-Rojas L, Albanell AM, Paniagua G, Pintor L, Poza JJ, Rubio-Granero T, Toledo M, Tortosa-Conesa D, Rodriguez-Uranga J, Bobes J.
INTRODUCTION: Experts agree that there is a need for protocols to guide health professionals on how to best manage psychiatric comorbidities in patients with epilepsy (PWE). We aimed to develop practical recommendations for key issues in the management of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Neuralink Rival Backed By Jeff Bezos And Bill Gates Broaden Horizons With Plans To Treat Parkinson's, Epilepsy
Synchron Inc., a competitor to Elon Musk‘s Neuralink Corp. backed by Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, has revealed plans to extend its brain-device technology to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. What Happened: On Thursday at the Bloomberg Tech Summit, Synchron’s founder, Tom…#synchroninc #jeffbezos #billgates #bloombergtechsummit #synchron #tomoxley #stentrode #apple #timcook #subscribe (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find 57,000 cells and 150m neural connections in tiny sample of human brain
Harvard researchers teamed up with Google to analyse the makeup of the brain, much of which is not yet understoodScientists have reconstructed a wiring diagram for a piece of human brain in unprecedented detail, revealing fresh quirks and complexities in what many regard as the most sophisticated object in the known universe.Harvard researchers teamed up with experts in machine learning at Google to map out the neural circuitry, connections, supporting cells and blood supply in a speck of healthy tissue removed from the cortex of a 45-year-old woman who had had surgery for epilepsy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Neuroscience Google Technology Harvard University Source Type: news

Medicines shortages
House of Commons Library - Pharmacies in the UK dispense millions of prescription items each year. Since 2021 there have been reports of increasing supply problems affecting medicines. Recent media coverage has highlighted shortages of medicines used to treat diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy, as well as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and others. This briefing provides information on the causes and consequences of medicines shortages in the UK and internationally, and the UK government ’s approach to address supply problems.BriefingMore detail  (Source: The Kings Fund -...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - May 7, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS performance and productivity Source Type: news

How a stem cell transplant could help to stop epilepsy seizures
More than 630,000 people in the UK have epilepsy and, as a result of sudden bursts of electrical activity in their brain, experience seizures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ERs Often Missing Epilepsy in Kids With'Non-Motor' Seizures
MONDAY, May 6, 2024 — Two-thirds of kids who suffer a subtle type of epileptic seizure go undiagnosed when they seek emergency room treatment, new research shows.“We do not know how many people are walking around with seizures that they are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS to roll out 'game-changing' laser beam surgery to prevent epileptic seizures
The treatment for epileptic patients uses fibre-optic lasers to target affected brain tissue to help reduce seizures. It will be offered at clinics at King's College London and the Walton Centre in Liverpool. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news