refractory epilepsy


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refractory epilepsy

Epilepsy that cannot be controlled with two anticonvulsant drugs. Refractory epilepsy is found in about a third of all patients who have seizures.
See also: epilepsy
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18F] fuorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission tomography and MR imaging coregistration for presurgical evaluation of medically refractory epilepsy.
The total score from the ABQ, reflecting the moodstate component of chronic sorrow, was not significantly different between parents of children with refractory epilepsy and parents of children with nonrefractory epilepsy (t=.
Medtronic DBS Therapy for refractory epilepsy is also approved in Europe.
The lack of a precise definition for refractory epilepsy until this time has meant the reliance on diverse criteria by clinicians and researchers, "which makes it difficult to compare findings across studies and to develop evidence-based practice recommendations," said Dr.
The funding support received will be used to support global late Phase 2 clinical trials in refractory epilepsy.
Most patients with refractory epilepsy receive a newer drug or a combination of newer and older agents, Dr.
The first implants and first commercial order of FitNeS are great testaments to the early interest in this new treatment option for patients with refractory epilepsy.
The results show that half of the 281 people with highly refractory epilepsy treated with perampanel experienced at least a 50% reduction in seizure frequency and up to 15% became seizure free during the observation period.
BOSTON -- Reduction of polypharmacy to monotherapy may reduce seizure frequency and improve quality of life in some patients with medically refractory epilepsy, based on results of a retrospective study.
NYSE: MDT) today announced that the company has received CE (Conformite Europeenne) Mark approval for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy in Europe as adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizures in adults with medically refractory epilepsy.
WASHINGTON -- Comorbid psychiatric conditions appear to be very common among children with medically refractory epilepsy, Jay A.
In an Australian study involving 16 children and adolescents with refractory epilepsy, 63% reduced their seizure frequency by at least half and 25% achieved at least 90% reductions (Acta Neurol.