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17-01-2017 | Epilepsy | News | Article

Guideline advises on fMRI use for mapping brain function prior to epilepsy surgery

The American Academy of Neurology has recommended the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging as an alternative to the intracarotid amobarbital procedure for presurgical mapping of language and memory function in patients with epilepsy.

23-12-2016 | Epilepsy | News | Article

No added benefit with induced hypothermia for convulsive status epilepticus

Induced hypothermia as an adjunct to standard care fails to improve functional outcome after convulsive status epilepticus, HYBERNATUS study findings show.

01-12-2016 | Epilepsy | News | Article

Support for lacosamide as a monotherapy in newly diagnosed epilepsy

Lacosamide could be suitable as a monotherapy for adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy, say researchers.

02-11-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Epilepsy risk may be heightened in type 1 diabetes patients

A population-based study reveals a threefold increased rate of epilepsy diagnosis among patients with type 1 diabetes, after accounting for social deprivation, cerebral palsy, head injury, and learning disability.

27-09-2016 | Epilepsy | News | Article

Reserve urged when using therapeutic coma in SE treatment

Therapeutic coma should be reserved for severe refractory convulsive status epilepticus after adequate and early dosing of first- and second-line drugs in line with current recommendations, say researchers.

21-09-2016 | Epilepsy | News | Article

Subthreshold electrical stimulation may be a welcome break for some epilepsy patients

Chronic subthreshold cortical stimulation could bring relief to patients with focal epilepsy who do not tolerate medication, are unsuitable for surgery or welcome a potentially reversible procedure.

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