Interesting Articles
Epilepsy Treatment: Finding the Right Medication
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Taking epilepsy drugs has always been a fact of life for most people living with epilepsy. And until the 1990s, choosing an epilepsy drug was comparatively simple only a handful were available.In the past 15 years, epilepsy treatment for controlling seizures has come a ... Read More
Handling Bad Behavior in a Child With Epilepsy
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Here's a common scenario for the parent of a child with epilepsy. You find that your son has left his shoes in the middle of the living room floor for the umpteenth time, or that he still hasn't cleaned his room three weeks after you asked him, or that the garbage truck... Read More
Certain Epilepsy Drugs Linked to Suicide
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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New research challenges the idea that all epilepsy drugs are associated with an increased risk for suicide.The study found that certain newer epilepsy medications, but not older ones, were linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in patients taking... Read More
New Epilepsy Drug Potiga Gets FDA Panel Nod
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Aug. 11, 2010 -- Potiga, a new epilepsy drug, should be approved in the U.S. as an add-on treatment, an FDA expert advisory panel today voted.Potiga, known generically as ezogabine in the U.S. and as retigabine elsewhere, works differently than current epilepsy drugs. T... Read More
Switching Epilepsy Medications
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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Half of people with newly diagnosed epilepsy will become seizure-free with the first epilepsy drug they try. For the rest, it's try, try again switching epilepsy medications, adjusting to side effects, and waiting to make sure the new drug works. Others find their seizu... Read More
Epilepsy Medications: When Is It Safe to Substitute a Generic?
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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The FDA says generic epilepsy drugs are no different from generic drugs for other conditions virtually identical to brand-name drugs in their effects. Therefore, there's no problem substituting generic drugs for epilepsy.But many doctors who specialize in treating epile... Read More
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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What Is Vagus Nerve StimulationVagus nerve stimulation VNS is a technique used to treat epilepsy. It involves implanting a pacemaker-like device that generates pulses of electricity to stimulate the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is one of the 12 cranial nerves, the paire... Read More
Surgical Options for Epilepsy
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by robert mckee
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What Is Epilepsy SurgeryMost people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication. But they aren't effective for about 30 of patients. In some cases, brain surgery may be an option.Epilepsy surgery is an operation on the brain to control seizures and improve ... Read More
GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia. Are the Regulators in Bed With the Industry?
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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Tomorrow Monday, 6th Sept sees the BBC flagship programme, Panorama, once again expose the failings of the British medicine regulatory system, the MHRA, with regard to the way they have once again failed to act promptly with regard to the serious adverse reactions to Gl... Read More
Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 05 September, 2010.
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by davidmore
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Here are a few I have come across this week. Note Each link is followed by a title and a paragraph or two. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ... Read More
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