Epilepsy Questions and Answers about Seizure Disorders

Source Landover, MD, Epilepsy Foundation of America, 30 p., 1994. Contact Epilepsy Foundation of America, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785. (301) 577-0100. FAX (301) 577-4951. Summary Epilepsy Questions and Answers about Seizure Disorders is a brochure that provides general information about epilepsy to the public. Topics include (1) questions and answers about epilepsy (2) questions and answers about seizures (3) seizures that look like sleepwalking (4) most seizures do not injure...

Ketogenic Diet A Treatment for Epilepsy Third Edition

Source New York, NY, Demos Medical Publishing, 210 p., 2000. Contact Demos Medical Publishing, Inc., 386 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016. (800) 532-8663. FAX (212) 683-0118. Summary The Ketogenic Diet A Treatment for Epilepsy introduces the ketogenic diet as a means of seizure control in epilepsy. It is intended for physicians, dieticians, and parents of children with epilepsy who might benefit from the treatment. The book is based on the experience acquired in using the ketogenic diet at...

Does gabapentin and lamotrigine have significantly fewer sideeffects while providing equal or better seizure control

Study Status This study is currently recruiting patients. Sponsor(s) Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Parke-Davis Glaxo Wellcome Purpose - Excerpt New onset epilepsy in the elderly occurs in 45,00050,000 elderly patients each year. These patients are especially vulnerable to side effects from medications because of changes caused by the aging process and the fact that these patients often have many common diseases for which they are...

Understanding Complex Partial Seizures

Source Landover, MD, Epilepsy Foundation of America, Family Video Library, 14-minute VHS videotape, 1991. Contact Epilepsy Foundation of America, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785. 301 459-3700. Summary Understanding Complex Partial Seizures is a 14-minute videotape about the nature of complex partial epileptic seizures. Complex partial seizures are often different from the typical tonic-clonic generalized seizures that people often associate with epilepsy. Because of this, they may be...

Semiology of Neocortical Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Williamson, P.D. Siegel, A.M. Roberts, D.W. Thadani, V.M. Gazzaniga, M.S. eds. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp. 201-214, September 2000. Contact Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621. 215 521-8300. FAX 215 521-8902. Web site www.wwilkins.com home index.html Summary Semiology of Neocortical Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, a chapter in Neocortical Epilepsies, presents information on neocortical temporal lobe...

Invasive EEG in Neocortical Epilepsy Seizure Onset

Williamson, P.D. Siegel, A.M. Roberts, D.W. Thadani, V.M. Gazzaniga, M.S. eds. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp. 275-285, September 2000. Contact Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621. 215 521-8300. FAX 215 521-8902. Web site www.wwilkins.com home index.html Summary Invasive EEG in Neocortical Epilepsy Seizure Onset, a chapter in Neocortical Epilepsies, describes a study that examined 53 people with...

Project Title Rna Binding Proteins In Epilepsy And Neurologic Disease

Principal Investigator amp Institution Toth, Miklos Associate Professor Pharmacology Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ of Cornell University New York, Ny 10021 Timing Fiscal Year 2001 Project Start 3-DEC-1995 Project End 1-MAY-2003 Summary from applicant's abstract This is a competing continuation proposal of a grant funded to study the novel Jerky protein and its role in epilepsy. The mouse line defective in the jerky gene shows epileptic seizures and our work has shown that consistent...

Multiple Subpial Transections in Neocortical Epilepsy Part II

Williamson, P.D. Siegel, A.M. Roberts, D.W. Thadani, V.M. Gazzaniga, M.S. eds. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp. 635-642, September 2000. Contact Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621. 215 521-8300. FAX 215 521-8902. Web site www.wwilkins.com home index.html Summary Multiple Subpial Transections in Neocortical Epilepsy Part II, a chapter in Neocortical Epilepsies, discusses the rationale and...

Brain Tissue Swelling and Seizure Activity in Inactive Cysticercosis

Condition s Cysticercosis Cysts Seizures Study Status This study is currently recruiting patients. Sponsor s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID Purpose - Excerpt This study will examine what causes seizures in patients with cysticercosis pork tapeworm infection . A better understanding of this could lead to improved methods of controlling or preventing seizures. In humans, the pork tapeworm Taenia solium lives in the small intestine. The parasite's microscopic eggs...

Interplay Between Neocortical and Limbic Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Williamson, P.D. Siegel, A.M. Roberts, D.W. Thadani, V.M. Gazzaniga, M.S. eds. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp. 615-619, September 2000. Contact Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621. 215 521-8300. FAX 215 521-8902. Web site www.wwilkins.com home index.html Summary Interplay Between Neocortical and Limbic Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, a chapter in Neocortical Epilepsies, is an examination of the relation...

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Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy Basic Mechanisms Diagnosis and Treatment

Source Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 427 p., 1998. Contact American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1400 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005. Summary Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy Basic Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Treatment describes epilepsy as it is intertwined with advances in both neurology and psychiatry. These advances include increasing knowledge of brain mechanisms, improved and more clearly targeted medical and surgical treatments, and an increased awareness of...