Conditions related to epilepsy

Treatment-resistant epilepsy found to be common in idiopathic autism

Posted 19 Apr 2011 in Conditions related to epilepsy

Treatment-resistant epilepsy (TRE) has been found by a study to be common in idiopathic autism. Dr Orrin Devinsky, professor of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, led researchers during a 20-year period. The director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center explained that more than a third of the people in the study group were read more

Epilepsy treatments ‘could also help protect hearing’

Posted 24 Feb 2011 in Conditions related to epilepsy

Scientists have come up with a new way in which epilepsy treatments can be used. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have worked out that a two-drug cocktail can reduce hearing loss in mice. Anticonvulsant drugs used as epilepsy treatment had previously been found to protect hearing in mice, but Dr Jianxin Bao, research associate professor read more

Early onset of epilepsy linked to sudden death

Posted 8 Dec 2010 in Conditions related to epilepsy

Epilepsy patients who develop the condition early may be at a higher risk of suffering a premature death, according to new research. Members of the Epidemiology Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy collected data gathered from four published studies to analyse the cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The research analysed factors such as when the read more

Skin condition linked to epilepsy

Posted 17 Nov 2010 in Conditions related to epilepsy

Patients suffering from the debilitating skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) could be more prone to develop epilepsy, according to new research. A report led by staff at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals studied the relationship between BP and four neurological diseases, including cerebrovascular disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. The research, published in the latest Archives of Dermatology journal, revealed that 46 read more

New epilepsy research links cerebral malaria to the condition

Posted 17 Nov 2010 in Conditions related to epilepsy

New epilepsy research has shown that there could be a direct link between the development of the condition and cerebral malaria. A study conducted by staff at Michigan State University (MSU) revealed that around a third of African children diagnosed with cerebral malaria developed epilepsy or other behavioural disorders. Cerebral malaria is a particularly severe form of malaria, which affects read more

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