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For Many, Epilepsy Surgery Effective Long-Term
Published on October 14, 2011

Almost half of the people who undergo surgery for epilepsy remain free of seizures 10 years later, a new study finds. Current practice is to treat patients with medication, and only when drugs can’t control seizures — often many years later — does a patient become a candidate for surgery. This study suggests that some patients with […]

Preterm birth linked to epilepsy risk in adults
Published on October 10, 2011

Adults who were born prematurely may have a higher risk of the seizure disorder epilepsy than those who were born full-term, a new study suggests. Read more…

Adjunctive antiepileptic drug treatment can lower risk of dying from a sudden unexpected death
Published on September 22, 2011

New research published online in The Lancet Neurology, found that epilepsy patients who receive additional treatment with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have about a seven times lower risk of passing away from sudden unexpected death—the most common cause of death in epilepsy patients. Sudden unexplained death is 20 times more common in people with epilepsy than in the […]

NEUROLOGY/LASER SURGERY: Minimally invasive laser surgery revolutionizes epilepsy treatment
Published on September 18, 2011

“Based on our experience, we believe the use of MRI-guided laser surgery will change the face of epilepsy treatment and provide a life-changing option for many epilepsy surgery candidates—both children and adults,” said Dr. Angus Wilfong, director of Texas Children’s Hospital’s (TCH’s) comprehensive epilepsy program and associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. The […]

Brad Ratner Apologizes for Epileptic Joke in ‘Tower Heist’ Trailer
Published on September 6, 2011

Tower Heist director Brett Ratner apologized for a joke in the trailer to his upcoming comedy that targets epileptics. Actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes), who has a 15-year-old son with epilepsy, took issue with the scene, which features a con played by Eddie Murphy calling an old childhood pal played by Ben Stiller “little seizure boy.” Read […]