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Treatment of first tonic-clonic seizure does not improve the

10/16/2014
03:05 | Author: Molly Young

Seizure treatment
Treatment of first tonic-clonic seizure does not improve the

In a multicenter, randomized, open trial, patients with a first tonic-clonic seizure were randomized to immediate treatment (carbamazepine, phenytoin.

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Patients treated after the first seizure and those treated after seizure relapse had the same time-dependent probability of achieving 1 and 2 seizure-free years. Age, acute treatment of the seizure with benzodiazepines, remote etiologic factors, and EEG abnormalities were significant predictors of relapse. Of the immediay treated patients, 87% had no seizures for a year and 68% had no seizures for 2 years, whereas only slightly fewer initially untreated patients (83% and 60%) achieved these endpoints. Moreover, the probability of long-term remission is not influenced by treatment of the first seizure. It is widely agreed that after two or more seizures patients should be given antiepileptic treatment, but there is still controversy about the treatment of patients after a first unprovoked seizure. In a multicenter, randomized, open trial, patients with a first tonic-clonic seizure were randomized to immediate treatment (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, or sodium valproate) or to treatment only after another seizure. Fifty-two (24%) of the 215 patients randomized to immediate treatment and 85 (42%) of the 204 randomized to delayed treatment experienced seizure recurrence during follow-up. None of the variables that were prognostic predictors of relapse was significantly associated with the probability of having 1 or 2 years of seizure control. Anticonvulsants in patients presenting a first tonic-clonic seizure reduce the risk of relapse; however, 50% of patients who are not treated will never experience a second seizure.

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Marijuana oil nears NC approval as seizure treatment

8/15/2014
01:30 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Marijuana oil nears NC approval as seizure treatment

State lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure to allow the use of CBD oil for medical treatment of seizure disorders, sending the proposal.

Jim Davis, R-Macon, asked to add a 10-year sunset provision to the bill, noting that CBD oil is undergoing fast-track FDA clinical trials and would probably be approved in a few years. Sen.

Physicians also would be required to participate in a state pilot study of the effectiveness of the treatment on seizure disorders. Under the bill, families and their neurologists would have to register with the state to possess and administer the CBD oil.

McCrory said Thursday evening that he would sign the measure into law.

Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, has repeatedly noted in legislative hearings that the bill doesn't include what she calls "the M-word" because the marijuana plant has been altered so much to produce CBD that it's legally considered hemp.

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Petit Mal Seizure - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Petit Mal

6/14/2014
01:55 | Author: Molly Young

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Petit Mal Seizure - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Petit Mal

A petit mal seizure is the term given to a staring spell. It is most commonly called an absence seizure. It is a brief (usually less than 15 seconds).

Atypical petit mal seizures begin slower and last longer. Symptoms are similar but muscle activity changes may be more noticeable.

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They may occur with other types of seizures, such as generalized tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal seizures), twitches or jerks (myoclonus), or sudden loss of muscle strength (atonic seizures).

For millions of families, epilepsy is a day-to-day struggle requiring continual care.

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Petit mal seizures occur most often in people under age 20, usually in children ages 6 to 12.

It is a brief (usually less than 15 seconds) disturbance of brain function due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A petit mal seizure is the term given to a staring spell. It is most commonly called an absence seizure.

During the seizure, the person may:

They often involve staring episodes or absence spells. The episodes may:. Most petit mal seizures last only a few seconds.

Specific symptoms of typical petit mal seizures may include:

The person usually does not fall during the seizure.

Unexplained difficulties in school and learning difficulties may be the first sign of petit mal seizures.

Immediay after the seizure, the person is usually:

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House passes bill allowing hemp oil extract for seizure treatment

4/13/2014
03:40 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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House passes bill allowing hemp oil extract for seizure treatment

With a 62-11 vote, the House passed a bill Monday that would allow the use of hemp oil extract for the treatment of seizures related to.

"If my child were in this situation, I would want to try whatever options I could.". "When we talk about the unknown side effects, when you look a the known side effects of the medications children take with seizure disorders, it’s absoluy frightening," Menlove said.

“ All we’re doing, very simply, is saying if you as a parent, as a family unit and your certified board neurologist thinks that this may be an opportunity to help your child, that you should have the right to do it.”

"You can see that 19 years of living with this kind of condition has left her functioning at about a 3-year-old level, so she should be going to college now or serving an LDS mission, but instead she finds she can't tie her own shoes or write her full name," Glenn said.

"I'm thrilled that we made it through the House," said Karen Glenn, of Orem.

About 100,000 people in Utah have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Association of Utah.

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The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a Poet - The Daily Beast

2/12/2014
05:15 | Author: Molly Young

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The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a Poet - The Daily Beast

The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a Poet. After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day.

Neurologists aren’t the only doctors who can fall prey to putting a negative stigma on an unusual condition.

That seems to be the case with one 76-year-old woman, who had never shown much of an interest in poetry and suddenly became a prolific poet, writing as many as 15 poems a day, as reported in the neuroscience journal Neurocase ( PDF ).

The paper also reports that she became much more interested in wordplay, including taking great pleasure in finding word patterns in car license plates.

Here’s one of her poems:

So what happened? The woman’s doctors attribute the poetry, in large part, to a phenomenon called forced normalization, as a result of the anti-seizure drug.

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