Treatments for epilepsy








Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in

03/07/2015
03:50 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Treatments for epilepsy
Report of a parent survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis use in

This survey explored the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. The survey was presented to parents belonging to a.

This survey explored the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Of these, two (11%) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42%) reported a greater than 80% reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32%) reported a 25-60% seizure reduction. Objective measurements of a standardized preparation of pure cannabidiol are needed to determine whether it is safe, well tolerated, and efficacious at controlling seizures in this pediatric population with difficult-to-treat seizures.

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Gene therapy for epilepsy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

03/07/2015
11:40 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Treatments for epilepsy
Gene therapy for epilepsy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gene therapy is being studied for some forms of epilepsy. It aims to utilize viral and non-viral vectors in the delivery of DNA to target areas for the treatment of.

Attention has been brought to the need for extensive consideration of areas such as immunoresponses and insertional mutagenesis, which can be detrimental to patient safety.

Other challenges in the use of gene therapy for treating human diseases that need to be addressed include: understanding how epilepsy fosters unfavorable conditions for grafts of neural precursors, developing an alternative vehicle for delivering drugs to target areas without requiring surgery, developing innovative drugs for epilepsy, deciding what DNA to transfect, and mutagenesis.

It has anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to neuroprotective and anti-epileptic properties.

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