Search Tag: Epilepsy

Executive Health Management

The 3rd East Mediterranean & 5th UAE Joint Epilepsy Congress 2016

2016 04 Mar

The scientific committee has worked hard to build on the historical reputation of the previous landmark meetings of EMEC and ELAE, and has managed to put together an exceptionally rich program, with the participation of renowned international and regional faculty, whom during the two days meeting will present cutting edge topics in clinical epileptology.... Read more

IT Management

Epilepsy App Tracks Seizures

2015 20 Oct

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have developed an app that allows patients with epilepsy to track their seizures using their Apple Watch. The interactive EpiWatch app works with ResearchKit, an open-source framework designed by Apple to facilitate research studies carried out using its devices.EpiWatch gives users a chance to help... Read more

IT Management

3D-printed Drug: Breakthrough in Precision Medicine

2015 10 Aug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3D-printed drug, SPRITAM®, for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures and primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children with epilepsy.  The FDA approval is being hailed as a breakthrough in precision medicine.... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Brain Day Focuses on Epilepsy

2015 20 Jul

This year's World Brain Day (22 July) campaign aims to improve awareness and care of epilepsy, a common neurological disorder that affects more than 50 million people worldwide. The most important causes of epilepsy include perinatal brain injury, infections, traumatic brain injury, and stroke — and all these conditions are preventable.In January 2015,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Mechanisms Underlying Sudden Unexpected Death

2014 12 Dec

Three new studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES 2014) describe the link between cardiac abnormalities and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Sudden death is more than 20 times more common in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. Experts say defects in cardiac and respiratory function... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Brivaracetam Effective And Safe For Epilepsy

2014 10 Dec

According to findings from a Phase 3 clinical trial, there may be an additional therapeutic option for seizure control in patients suffering from epilepsy.   The findings are to be unveiled at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. The double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled study was conducted by researchers from the Mid-Atlantic... Read more

Health Management

Focused Ultrasound and the Brain

2014 08 Nov

Why is high-intensity focused ultrasound being explored to treat the brain? For a number of brain disorders focused ultrasound (FUS) will represent a treatment that is either superior to best current therapy, or fulfils an unmet clinical need. The driving factor is a validation of the technology. It doesn’t take an enormous leap of faith to appreciate... Read more

IT Management

Robot Performs Epilepsy Surgery Through the Cheek

2014 20 Oct

A robotic device that can be used to perform minimally invasive epilepsy surgery has been developed by a team of engineers from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA). A working prototype was unveiled in a live demonstration at the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) held in Nashville between 13 and 16 October.For severe... Read more

IMAGING Management

Research Finds Amended Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients

2013 19 Nov

A new study, available online in the journal ‘Radiology’, published its findings on the latest research on epilepsy, since the most frequent type of this condition causes abnormal, widespread connections in patients’ brains which could provide indicators towards detection and treatment.Seizures emanating from the temporal lobes, situated right above... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Interventions' ClearPoint System Used in Laser Ablation Procedures for Brain Tumour and Epilepsy

2013 20 Apr

MRI Interventions, Inc.'s ClearPoint® Neuro Intervention System is now being used in connection with laser ablation therapy. The ClearPoint system provides guidance for the placement and operation of instruments or devices during the planning and operation of neurological procedures in the MRI environment, making it an ideal delivery platform to place... Read more