Seizures

Drugs advised after first seizure

Drugs advised after first seizure

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Taking epilepsy medication after a first seizure decreases the risk of another seizure.

Improved 
control of 
seizures

Improved 
control of 
seizures

Fycompa is indicated to treat partial-onset seizures in patients aged 12 years and older.

FDA approves add-on epileptic seizure medication

FDA approves add-on epileptic seizure medication

Aptiom has been approved for adult patients with partial seizures who have not achieved satisfactory control with existing treatments.

Consider nocturnal seizures when evaluating a patient for parasomnias

Consider nocturnal seizures when evaluating a patient for parasomnias

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Since health-care providers rarely see cases involving nocturnal seizures, it can easily be confused with parasomnias, including confusional arousals, cataplexy and REM sleep behavior disorder.

Differentiating between cataplexy and seizures

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A policeman that has experienced several falls at work illustrates the cardinal symptom in narcolepsy.

Psuedoseizure dilemma

Clinician seeks advice on handling a patient with dramatic psuedoseizures that are provoked by nontoxic environmental stimuli.

FDA investigates febrile seizures after flu vaccine

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VAERS detects increase in febrile seizures among children aged 2 years and younger vaccinated with Fluzone.

Soldier's seizures mistakenly thought to be caused by poisonous powder

Physician assistant evaluation revealed disorder's true source.

Throat pain causes a patient to divulge his lifelong secret

Throat pain causes a patient to divulge his lifelong secret

The man's heretofore unknown neurologic condition calls the original diagnosis into question.

Adjunctive therapy for epilepsy

Adjunctive therapy for epilepsy

Vimpat is used in the treatment of partial-onset seizures.

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