Can a Supplement That Mimics the Keto Diet Reduce Seizures? Can a Supplement That Mimics the Keto Diet Reduce Seizures?
A supplement that has a similar effect as the ketogenic diet is well-tolerated and appears to reduce seizures in resistant epilepsy, early research suggests. However, at least one expert has concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy, violence, and crime. A historical analysis - Gyimesi J.
In the 19th and early 20th century, epilepsy was one of the most investigated disorders in forensic psychiatry and psychology. The possible subsidiary symptoms of epilepsy (such as temporal confusion, alterations of consciousness, or increased aggression) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reverse optogenetic tool developed
(Ruhr-University Bochum) A new optogenetic tool, a protein that can be controlled by light, has been characterized by researchers at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum. They used an opsin - a protein that occurs in the brain and eyes - from zebrafish and introduced it into the brain of mice. Unlike other optogenetic tools, this opsin is not switched on but rather switched off by light. Experiments also showed that the tool could be suitable for investigating changes in the brain that are responsible for the development of epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain-repair discovery could lead to new epilepsy treatments
(University of Virginia Health System) Researchers have discovered a previously unknown repair process in the brain that they hope could be harnessed and enhanced to treat seizure-related brain injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Social impairment in children with epilepsy assessed by the social responsiveness scale - Aburahma SK, Hammouri H, Hazaimeh E, Jbarah O, Nassar A, Almasri A, Al Momani M, Bashtawi M.
Children with epilepsy are at risk for impaired social cognition and autism. We aimed at evaluating the utility of the social responsiveness scale (SRS) for assessment of social impairment in these children. Prospective study; the SRS was applied to a grou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newborn screening for epilepsy in sight through the discovery of novel disease biomarkers
(Radboud University Nijmegen) The door has finally opened on screening newborn babies for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE), a severe inherited metabolic disorder. This screening promises to enable better and earlier treatment of the disease. To identify new biomarkers that can be used in the newborn screening protocol, also known as the neonatal heel prick, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center joined forces with scientists at the Radboud University's FELIX laser laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women's health inquiry: Anger at slow progress
An epilepsy drug, a pregnancy test and mesh implants have all caused women or their babies harm. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Epilepsy Tied to Risk for Major CV Events More Evidence Epilepsy Tied to Risk for Major CV Events
Patients with epilepsy are at greater risk for major cardiovascular events, including stroke and clinically significant arrhythmia, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What Problems are Ciliopathies Associated With?
Discussion Nephronophthisis (NPHP) one cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually occurring before age 30 years. NPHP is a non-motile ciliopathy affecting cellular sensing in the renal tubular epithelium. See To Learn More below. The incidence varies according to location with 1:1 million in the US but 1:50,000 in Finland. There are 3 subtypes: Infantile Occurs usually within 1 year of life Enlarged kidneys and severe hypertension In utero can have oligohydramnios problems such as pulmonary hypoplasia, facial dysmorphisms, limb contractures Extra-renal problems include congenital heart disease, liver fibrosis, recur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

IU researchers pioneering noninvasive technique for neurological conditions
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are developing a new, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders, including pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-injurious behavior in epilepsy - Rathi N, Saldanha D, Chaudhury S, Mujawar S.
Self-injurious behavior (SIB) can be described as an act involving self-inflicted destruction of tissue, right away or over a period of time. Patients with epilepsy have to deal with an often chronic and unpredictable disorder leading to adversity in many ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Scientists discover key player in brain development, cell communication
(University of North Carolina Health Care) For the first, time UNC School of Medicine scientist Katie Baldwin, Ph.D., and colleagues revealed a central role of the glial protein hepaCAM in building the brain and affecting brain function early in life.The findings, published in Neuron, have implications for better understanding disorders, such as autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia, and potentially for creating therapeutics for conditions such as the progressive brain disorder megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Noted Ability of Mozart's Music to Reduce Seizures Explained? Noted Ability of Mozart's Music to Reduce Seizures Explained?
Mozart's music has a notable impact on reducing seizures in patients with epilepsy -- and now researchers believe they know why.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Virginia Tech scientist awarded NIH grant to study CASK-related severe brain disorder
(Virginia Tech) Sarika Srivastava, a research assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been awarded a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the disease mechanisms of an early infantile onset epileptic encephalopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Aidoc and Icometrix pair up for stroke care
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has joined forces wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology Partners joins forces with Aidoc Aidoc unveils AI notification application for PE Icometrix launches AI software for ischemic stroke Aidoc and Imbio team up on AI for pulmonary embolism Icometrix names new chief commercial officer Icometrix nets FDA OK for epilepsy detection software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of medical cannabis on kids, a meta-analysis
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Medical cannabis is particularly helpful at treating severe epilepsy and chemotherapy's pernicious side effects. However, the side effects of these treatments in kids is still an open question. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boy, nine, begs Boris Johnson to help his severely epileptic brother get medical cannabis on the NHS
Thomas Braun, from Farndon, Cheshire, today handed in a letter to No10 Downing Street, which urged the Prime Minister to help his brother Eddie get an NHS prescription for the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 9, writes plea to PM for epileptic brother's cannabis treatment
Thomas Braun's younger brother has up to 100 epileptic seizures a day. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive Outcomes Studied for In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Meds
No significant differences in language development seen at age 2 years for children born to mothers with epilepsy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Outcomes Studied for In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Meds
TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Neurodevelopment in children born to mothers with epilepsy and exposed to antiseizure medications (ASMs) in the third trimester is similar to that in children born to healthy mothers, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Individual prediction of motor vehicle accidents for patients with epilepsy - Lin M, Chen J, Li S, Qin Y, Wang X, Liu Y, Zhang Q, Taha Abdullah Abdulaziz A, Zhou D, Li J.
The objective of the study was to design a clinically useful tool to predict the risk of seizure-related motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) for people with epilepsy (PWE). Participants were patients who visited our epilepsy center in West China Hospital from O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA tentative nod for epilepsy treatment drug
Zydus Cadila has received tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Brivaracetam tablets, in the strengths of 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg, Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some'Novel' Surprises in Epilepsy Data Some'Novel' Surprises in Epilepsy Data
Epilepsy expert Dr Joseph Sirven shares his highlights from this year's AAN annual meeting with Dr Andrew Wilner.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy
Language skills of 2-year-olds whose moms took anti-epilepsy drugs during pregnancy are similar to those with healthy mothers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New Data Suggest Cause of Post-COVID Vaccine Blood Clots New Data Suggest Cause of Post-COVID Vaccine Blood Clots
Dr Christoph Diener's monthly journal review takes a closer look at rare neurologic side effects of COVID vaccines and the latest in epilepsy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Common mechanism found for diverse brain disorders: Study
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have identified a common mechanism underlying a spectrum of epilepsy syndromes and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, that are caused by variations in a gene encoding a vital transporter protein in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests no association between antiseizure drugs used during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental problems in children at age 2
The findings are part of a long-term study looking at outcomes in pregnant women with epilepsy and their children. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study suggests no link between antiseizure drugs used in pregnancy and cognitive problems in babies
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) New findings published in JAMA Neurology suggest there is no difference in cognitive outcomes at age 2 among children of healthy women and children of women with epilepsy who took antiseizure medication during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neonates With Acute Seizures May Be Overmedicated
FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 -- Among neonates with resolution of acute symptomatic seizures, there is no difference in functional neurodevelopment or epilepsy at age 24 months for those discontinuing antiseizure medication (ASM) before hospital discharge... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effects of perceived stigma, unemployment and depression on suicidal risk in people with epilepsy - Zhao Y, Liu X, Xiao Z.
This study examines whether and how perceived stigma, unemployment a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Animal models of post-traumatic epilepsy and their neurobehavioral comorbidities - Santana-Gomez CE, Medel-Matus JS, Rundle BK.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a disturbance in brain functioning caused by an external force. The development of post traumatic epilepsy (PTE) is a serious risk associated with TBI. Indeed, other neurological impairments are also common follow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Glenmark Pharma launches anti-epileptic drug, Rufinamide, in the US
The newly launched drug is a therapeutic equivalent of Banzel tablets, 200 mg and 400 mg of Eisai, Inc. Banzel tablets are used in combination with other medications to treat children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of childhood epilepsy that also causes developmental and behavior problems. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epilepsy tech company NeuroOne starts trading on the Nasdaq
The uplisting had been in the works since at least January, when NeuroOne raised $12.5 million through a private placement to undisclosed investors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Long-Term ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Patient-Reported Outcomes Data in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Demonstrate Maintenance of Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients
May 26, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data from the pre-specified final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). The TITAN study previously demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) after a median follow-up of 44 months in patients receiving ERLEADA® plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).1 The new PRO data showed that the addition of ERLEADA® to ADT maintained patients’ health-related quality of lif...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicidal ideation in an epilepsy center in Northern New England - Schommer L, Streltzov N, Andrew A, Bujarski K.
Suicidal ideation (SI), defined as thoughts and feelings of ending one's life, is a known risk factor for completed suicide. Although studies show that rates of SI are elevated in persons with epilepsy (PWE) compared to the general population, it is presen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults
Adults between 18 and 25 with epilepsy face higher risk for mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, and suicidality vs the general population, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Cary co-founder's startup turned to crowdfunding for seizure detecting software
The company's software could go a long way in helping to treat epilepsy patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery
Incomplete resection and very early epilepsy onset are among the predictors of seizure recurrence following epilepsy surgery, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery
Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unravelling neuroinflammation in abusive head trauma with radiotracer imaging - Nikam RM, Yue X, Kandula VV, Paudyal B, Langhans SA, Averill LW, Choudhary AK.
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in child abuse, with a mortality rate of approximately 25%. In survivors, the prognosis remains dismal, with high prevalence of cerebral palsy, epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Case Western Reserve researchers identify potential approach to controlling epileptic seizures
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have identified a potential new approach to better controlling epileptic seizures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deeper Sleep, Slower Heart Rate Tied to Sudden Death in Epilepsy Deeper Sleep, Slower Heart Rate Tied to Sudden Death in Epilepsy
Deeper sleep and slower heart rate following seizures may work synergistically to increase the risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is severe head injury associated with functional (psychogenic) seizures? - Asadi-Pooya AA, Farazdaghi M.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to compare the frequency of significant head injuries in three groups of people with seizures [idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) vs. temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) vs. functional seizures (FS)]. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why Sleep Raises Risk for Sudden Death in People With Epilepsy
MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- New research gives insight into why people with epilepsy are at increased risk of sudden death during sleep. The study found that both sleep and epileptic seizures work together to slow heart rate, and that seizures also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CBD for Severe Epilepsy Linked to Early Puberty in a 2-Year-Old CBD for Severe Epilepsy Linked to Early Puberty in a 2-Year-Old
Cannabidiol, purchased online, has been linked to early puberty in a very young child with severe intractable epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy research reveals why sleep increases risk of sudden death
(University of Virginia Health System) To understand the effect of sleep seizures, UVA Health researchers monitored the brain and heart activity of people with epilepsy as they slept. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Driving rate in patients with seizures: epilepsy vs. functional seizures - Asadi-Pooya AA, Farazdaghi M.
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the rate of driving in patients with seizures [i.e., epilepsy or functional seizures (FS)]. We also investigated the factors that may be associated with NOT driving a motor vehicle. METHODS: This was a retrospective stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Rage and aggressive behaviour in frontal lobe epilepsy: description of a case and review of the mechanisms of aggressive behaviour in epilepsy and dementia - Di Giacomo R, Didato G, Belcastro V, Deleo F, Pastori C, Arnaldi D, Rosa GJ, Villani F.
We describe a rare case of ictal aggressive behaviour in a patient with focal epilepsy associated with a non-dominant dorso-lateral prefrontal lesion. During fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Yale surgeons develop new techniques in epilepsy surgery
Yale neurosurgeons have refined a technique to precisely resect portions of the brain previously too difficult to operate on safely. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news