Hard-to-Detect Form of Epilepsy Can Lead to Car Crashes
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- The most common form of epilepsy is a risk factor for car crashes, yet it can have such subtle symptoms that it often goes undiagnosed for an extended period of time, even years. Researchers said the failure to recognize... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Predictors of mortality in older adults with epilepsy: implications for learning health systems - Blank LJ, Acton EK, Willis AW.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of epilepsy and subsequent 5-year mortality among older adults, as well as characteristics associated with mortality. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 or above with at least 2 ye... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Time to Diagnosis Longer for Subtle Seizures in Focal Epilepsy
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- Patients with new-onset focal epilepsy with subtle seizures experience prolonged time to diagnosis, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Epilepsia. Jacob Pellinen, M.D., from the New York University School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The neuropsychology of epilepsy and suicide: a review - Harcourt S.
Suicide accounts for three-quarters of violent deaths in the U.S. Epilepsy is diagnosed in 1.2% of the U.S. population. Within persons with epilepsy, the risk of suicide is 22% higher than in typical adults. Neuropsychologists are a part of epilepsy center... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cannabinoids in a Pediatric Patient With Autism and Epilepsy Cannabinoids in a Pediatric Patient With Autism and Epilepsy
A very low dose of cannabidiol-based extract produced positive effects on behavioral symptoms and core social deficits in this young patient with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and epilepsy.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Focal epilepsy often overlooked
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctor in Negligence Case Wants Court to Determine Epilepsy Drug Regimen
[Nation] The Court of Appeal has now been tasked with determining treatment procedures for patients suffering from epilepsy, after renowned paediatric neurologist Donald Oyatsi challenged a decision by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board to punish him for allegedly overdosing a one-and-a-half-year-old girl. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

College of Medicine researcher makes novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures
(Florida State University) A team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Election 2020: Prop. 14 would boost funding on stem-cell research
It would dedicate $1.5 billion of its total to research and therapy for Alzheimer ’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Election 2020: Prop. 14 would boost funding on stem-cell research
It would dedicate $1.5 billion of its total to research and therapy for Alzheimer ’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Election 2020: Prop. 14 would boost funding on stem-cell research
It would dedicate $1.5 billion of its total to research and therapy for Alzheimer ’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Election 2020: Prop. 14 would boost funding on stem-cell research
It would dedicate $1.5 billion of its total to research and therapy for Alzheimer ’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Election 2020: Prop. 14 would boost funding on stem-cell research
It would dedicate $1.5 billion of its total to research and therapy for Alzheimer ’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Brain Surgery for a ‘Sweet Boy’: Saving Cronutt the Sea Lion
Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope a pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Sea Lions Seizures (Medical) Epilepsy Surgery and Surgeons Brain Animal Behavior Fish and Other Marine Life Mammals University of California, San Francisco Six Flags Great Adventure your-feed-science your-feed-animals Source Type: news

Novel Brain Surgery Seeks to Reverse Epilepsy in Sea Lion
Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Sea Lions Seizures (Medical) Epilepsy Surgery and Surgeons Brain Animal Behavior Fish and Other Marine Life Mammals University of California, San Francisco Six Flags Great Adventure your-feed-science your-feed-animals Source Type: news

Liberia: Mental Health and Epilepsy Patients More Vulnerable During Covid-19 Crisis
[New Dawn] The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for mental health and epilepsy patients in Liberia, leading to greater social isolation and disrupting treatment in some cases, experts say.. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID 'would kill me,' says inmate denied face mask at Surrey pretrial centre
Adam DeVries says he has asthma, epilepsy and is missing his right lung. But he claims he's been denied a cheap, non-medical face mask that could save his life, because he's an inmate inside the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre awaiting trial. He wants to know why another nearby B.C. jail is providing masks to its prisoners. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Listening to Mozart Helps Calm Epilepsy Listening to Mozart Helps Calm Epilepsy
Listening to Mozart's piano music improves epilepsy, according to a meta-analysis presented at the virtual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Economic burden of epilepsy in Australia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Generalized Epilepsy Tied to Higher Sleep Apnea Risk
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Patients with generalized epilepsy have a higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published in the October issue of Epilepsy& Behavior. Matthew T. Scharf, M.D., from Rutgers-Robert Wood... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea risk varies in patients with different types of epilepsy
(Rutgers University) People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously, have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to patients who have focal epilepsy where seizures emanate from one area of the brain, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anti-convulsant drug can modify DNA conformation and interact with chromosome proteins
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian research group shows that valproic acid (VPA), used to treat epilepsy since the 1960s, modulates gene expression in tumor gene models and acts on DNA conformation and the histones in chromatin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why Are Cases of SUDEP Declining? Why Are Cases of SUDEP Declining?
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with Dr Daniel Friedman about how expanded coverage and increased awareness may be reducing sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Use of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) 1989, 2010, and 2017 Classification of Epilepsy in children in a low-resource setting: a hospital-based cross-sectional study - Sharma S, Anand A, Garg D, Batra S, Mukherjee SB, Patra B, Aneja S.
OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study was designed to test the applicability of the 1989, 2010, and 2017 International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of epilepsy in children from a resource-limited setting in India. Methods: Classificatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study
(Natural News) Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roundup: Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT deploys AI location tech and more briefs
Also, mayor of London  expresses frustration over the lack of information on contact tracing app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Is the " Mozart Effect " real? New analysis indicates that music can help epilepsy
(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) A new comprehensive analysis on the effect of Mozart's music on epilepsy has confirmed that listening to his piano music can reduce the frequency of epilepsy attacks. The results of this comprehensive meta-analysis (a study of studies), which may overturn current scepticism about the effect, are presented at the ECNP congress after recent publication in a peer-reviewed journal (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seizures During Menstrual Cycle Tied to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- In women with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE), having more frequent seizures during the menstrual cycle is associated with drug-resistant epilepsy, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Neurology. Hyunmi Choi,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Absence epilepsy: characteristics, pathophysiology, attention impairments, and the related risk of accidents. A narrative review - Barone V, Van Putten MJAM, Visser GH.
OBJECTIVE: Absence epilepsy (AE) is related to both cognitive and physical impairments. In this narrative review, we critically discuss the pathophysiology of AE and the impairment of attention in children and adolescents with AE. In particular, we context... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Using magnetic resonance elastography to detect epilepsy
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) A new study from the Beckman Institute used magnetic resonance elastography to compare the hippocampal stiffness in healthy individuals with those who have epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UAMS Opens Two Clinics in Freeway Medical Tower
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences opened two clinics in the past week at Freeway Medical Tower, 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock. One is a Multi-Disciplinary Organ Transplant Team location and the other is the UAMS Health Epilepsy & Neurology Clinic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 2, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover key regulator of neuron function and survival
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists studying neuronal energy metabolism found evidence the loss of an important energy regulator called AMPK in neural stem cells or glial cells called astrocytes causes neuronal death in laboratory rodents. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, researchers also discovered AMPK loss in neural stem cells or neurons causes spontaneous brain seizures in the animals. The study provides evidence that a medication used to treat diabetes may help control epileptic seizures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing epilepsy after traumatic brain injury: a propensity score analysis - Liou JH, Chang YL, Lee HT, Wu MF, Hou YC, Liou WS.
BACKGROUND: Due to the potential consequences of Post-traumatic Epilepsy (PTE) exacerbating secondary injury following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the use of Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs) is an accepted option for seizure prophylaxis. However there is only ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Seizures during menstrual cycle linked to drug-resistant epilepsy
(Rutgers University) More frequent seizures during the menstrual cycle in women with genetic generalized epilepsy have been linked for the first time to drug-resistant epilepsy, when anti-seizure medications don't work, according to a Rutgers coauthored study that may help lead to tailored treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-traumatic epilepsy after traumatic brain injury and prophylactic administration of anti-epileptic drugs - Yuan WH, Wang SJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Living safely with epilepsy: a key learning review - Bertinat A, Kerr M, Cramer JA, Braga P.
This review focusses on counselling to reduce the risks of seizures in epilepsy patients. Risk reduction, whilst maximising the independence of persons with epilepsy, is a core element of epilepsy practice. The importance of the issue is reflected by the i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Inpatient treatment costs, cost-driving factors and potential reimbursement problems due to epileptic seizure-related injuries and fractures - Verboket RD, M ühlenfeld N, Sterz J, Störmann P, Marzi I, Balcik Y, Rosenow F, Strzelczyk A, Willems LM.
BACKGROUND: The systematic analysis of disease-specific costs is becoming increasingly more relevant in an economically oriented healthcare system. Chronic diseases are of particular interest due to the long duration as well as frequent hospitalization and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epileptic seizure from ginkgo nut intoxication in an adult - Kosaki Y, Naito H, Nojima T, Nakao A.
The ginkgo tree is a well-known, highly adaptable urban plant. Ginkgo nuts are the product of the ginkgo tree. Interior ginkgo nuts are cooked and served in Asian countries; however, the potential toxicity of the gingko nuts is not commonly known. Herein, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

NeuroOne raises $7 million, inks partnership with Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet has acquired the rights to distribute NeuroOne's Evo electrodes, which are used in the treatment of epilepsy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Automated epileptic seizure detection model using WPT, CFS and KNN-based multiclass TSVM - Mohapatra SK, Mohanty M, Swain BR.
The main aim of the proposed work is to generate an accurate automated seizure detection model for the performance evaluation of the improvement on epileptic patients in an improved manner. Long data sets of EEG signals are recorded for a long duration of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

In Epilepsy, Brain-Responsive Stimulation Passes Long-term Tests In Epilepsy, Brain-Responsive Stimulation Passes Long-term Tests
Two new long-term studies show that the RNS System direct brain responsive neurostimulator leads to reduction of seizure frequency in most epilepsy patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Levetiracetam and suicidality: a case report and literature review - Esang M, Santos MG, Ahmed S.
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical characteristics common among epileptic patients prescribed levetiracetam who report suicidal ideation or who exhibit suicidal behavior. A case is also provided that highlights the need for increased vigilance for neuropsychi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Epilepsy: International researchers propose better seizure classification
(Human Brain Project) A new " mathematical language " to classify seizures in epilepsy could lead to more effective clinical practice, researchers from Europe, the US, Australia and Japan propose in a new publication in eLife. An epilepsy model developed by the Human Brain Project provides the basis for the novel framework, which could also push forward basic understanding of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lack of Evidence Complicates Care for Nursing Home Residents With Epilepsy
There ’s mixed news for the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in nursing homes, where the prevalence of the disorder is estimated to be more than seven times higher than among seniors in the community. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Self-injurious and suicidal behavior in young adults, teens, and children with epilepsy: a population-based study - Wirrell EC, Bieber ED, Vanderwiel A, Kreps S, Weaver AL.
OBJECTIVE: Whereas studies in adult epilepsy patients have shown higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempt, such studies in children are limited. Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project database, we compared the risk of self-injurious behavior and sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attacking form of epilepsy, next-generation gene therapy company raises $135 million
A next-generation gene therapy company, offering a way to more precisely deliver its genetic disease-fixing payload, has raised $135 million to launch a clinical trial next year against a form of childhood epilepsy. Encoded Therapeutics Inc. of South San Francisco said the Series D round, which was led by GV (the former Google Ventures) and brings its five-year haul to $290 million, will push its lead program toward an observational study this year of people with Dravet Syndrome and an early-stage… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

History of violence/maltreatment and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Beghi M, Zhang L, Beghi E, Giussani G, Erba G, Longinetti E, D'Onofrio BM, Bianchi E, Fang F, Tomson T, Chang Z.
PURPOSE: To study the association of earlier violence/maltreatment with the occurrence of PNES in a nationwide population sample. METHODS: This is a nested case-control study performed using Swedish nationwide registers. Cases were all individuals born... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newer MRgFUS systems work better for uterine fibroids
Newer MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) systems work better for successfully...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRgFUS could hurdle Alzheimer's treatment obstacle Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors Insightec nets reimbursement in Japan InSightec secures expanded Medicare coverage Ohio tests MRgFUS for epilepsy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news