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Buprenorphine for neuropathic pain in adults | Cochrane

Neuropathic pain is pain coming from damaged nerves. It is different from pain messages that are carried along healthy nerves from damaged tissue (for example, a fall or cut, or arthritic knee). Neuropathic pain is often treated by different medicines (drugs) to those used for pain from damaged tissue, which we often think of as painkillers. Medicines that are sometimes used to treat depression or epilepsy can be very effective in some people with neuropathic pain. But sometimes opioid painkillers are used to treat neuropathic pain.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Respiratory tract infection associated with seizures

A two year old girl presented to her local hospital with breathing difficulties. She was diagnosed with virus induced wheeze. On day one of admission she deteriorated and developed respiratory failure, which required ventilatory support and transfer to our paediatric intensive care unit. Figure 1⇓ shows her chest radiograph on arrival. A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) panel performed on respiratory secretions identified a micro-organism. She was successfully extubated to nasal cannula oxygen two days later and transferred to a paediatric ward. Four hours after transfer she had a prolonged tonic-clonic convulsion. Owing to profound respiratory depression after two doses of lorazepam she required re-intubation and transfer back to the paediatric intensive care unit.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Respiratory tract infection associated with seizures

A two year old girl presented to her local hospital with breathing difficulties. She was diagnosed with virus induced wheeze. On day one of admission she deteriorated and developed respiratory failure, which required ventilatory support and transfer to our paediatric intensive care unit. Figure 1⇓ shows her chest radiograph on arrival. A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) panel performed on respiratory secretions identified a micro-organism. She was successfully extubated to nasal cannula oxygen two days later and transferred to a paediatric ward. Four hours after transfer she had a prolonged tonic-clonic convulsion. Owing to profound respiratory depression after two doses of lorazepam she required re-intubation and transfer back to the paediatric intensive care unit.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Respiratory tract infection associated with seizures

A two year old girl presented to her local hospital with breathing difficulties. She was diagnosed with virus induced wheeze. On day one of admission she deteriorated and developed respiratory failure, which required ventilatory support and transfer to our paediatric intensive care unit. Figure 1⇓ shows her chest radiograph on arrival. A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) panel performed on respiratory secretions identified a micro-organism. She was successfully extubated to nasal cannula oxygen two days later and transferred to a paediatric ward. Four hours after transfer she had a prolonged tonic-clonic convulsion. Owing to profound respiratory depression after two doses of lorazepam she required re-intubation and transfer back to the paediatric intensive care unit.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Mindfulness-Based Therapy Promising for Resistant Epilepsy

A new study shows that adding a form of mental meditation to the care of those with resistant epilepsy improved quality of life, seizure frequency, and other measures.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for neuropathic pain in adults | Cochrane

Neuropathic pain is pain which comes from damaged nerves, spinal cord, or brain. It is different from pain messages that are carried along healthy nerves from damaged tissue (for example, a fall or cut, or arthritic knee). Neuropathic pain is treated by different medicines to those used for pain from damaged tissue. Medicines that are sometimes used to treat depression or epilepsy can be very effective in some people with neuropathic pain.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Treatment of epilepsy in people with neurocysticercosis | Cochrane

Neurocysticercosis is a common infection of the brain caused by the larvae of the pork tapeworm, migrating to the brain. Seizure is the most common symptom, while some people may present with headache, vomiting or brain swelling. This review investigates the usefulness of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in preventing seizures in people who did not have seizures but presented with headache or brain oedema. We also examined the usefulness of the AEDS in people with neurocysticercosis with epilepsy in terms of choice of drug, dosage, duration of treatment, cost, side effects and the quality of life.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Epilepsy: Out of the Shadows

Robert S. Fisher professor of neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center, speaks on epilepsy.  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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LITT May Trump Standard Surgical Approaches to Epilepsy

Evidence is growing for the use of laser interstitial thermal therapy over other standard surgical approaches.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Medical Marijuana at Forefront in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy CME/CE

: Cannabidiol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol may be effective in the treatment of some patients with epilepsy, but data from studies in humans are quite limited, and no conclusions can be drawn.  
medscape.org
almost 5 years ago
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Epilepsy App Tracks Seizures

Information gathered with the new interactive app, downloaded to the Apple Watch, will be used to develop a seizure detector.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Apple ResearchKit Data to Be Used in Three Clinical Studies

Academic medical centers will use iPhone apps to study autism, epilepsy, and melanoma; might later build marketable apps and apply for FDA clearance.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Sudoku-induced epileptic seizures

German doctors report an unusual case of reflex epilepsy  
theguardian.com
almost 5 years ago
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Milnacipran for fibromyalgia in adults | Cochrane

Fibromyalgia is characterised by persistent, widespread pain and tenderness, sleep problems, and fatigue. Common pain-relieving medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are not usually considered effective. Medicines used to treat epilepsy or depression can be effective in some people with fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic (persistent, long-lasting) pain where there may be nerve damage. Milnacipran is an antidepressant, and antidepressants are widely recommended for treating fibromyalgia. Milnacipran is licensed to treat fibromyalgia only in some parts of the world, particularly the USA.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of infants with severe myoclonic epilepsy | Cochrane

Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infants (SMEI), also known as Dravet syndrome, is a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy, for which stiripentol (STP) has been recently licensed for treatment when given in combination with other antiepileptic drugs. In this review, we evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of STP and other antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of SMEI. Upon systematically searching (27 April 2015) the medical literature, we found no randomised controlled trials (RCTs) assessing drugs other than STP. We found two RCTs evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of STP in 64 children with SMEI compared with placebo. Compared with patients given placebo, those receiving STP were more likely to be seizure free or to have 50% or greater reduction in seizure frequency. Only one study explicitly reported the occurrence of side effects, which occurred more frequently in patients treated with STP. These data, derived from two small studies, indicate that STP is significantly better than placebo with regards to efficacy but is not as well tolerated. Further studies should be conducted to unequivocally establish the long-term efficacy and tolerability of STP in the treatment of patients with SMEI.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Stiripentol for focal refractory epilepsy | Cochrane

Epilepsy is one of the more common chronic neurological disorders; it affects 1% of the population worldwide. A large proportion of these people (up to 30%) continue to have seizures despite adequate therapy with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), used singularly (as monotherapy) or in combination (polytherapy). These individuals are regarded as having refractory epilepsy. Stiripentol is a new AED that was developed in France and was approved in 2007 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome as adjunctive therapy with valproate and clobazam, with promising effects. This review appraised evidence for the use of stiripentol as add-on treatment for focal refractory epilepsy in individuals taking AEDs.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Sudoku and Seizures?

Researchers report a case of clonic seizures induced by solving Sudoku puzzles.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Why we do what we do: Benzodiazepines as first line therapy for status epilepticus

The return of Why we do what we do focuses on the first drug class in the management of status epilepticus – benzodiazepines. What make them such a good choice? How are they best administered? When should we stop giving them? Read on and find the answers to these questions and more.  
pemcincinnati.com
almost 5 years ago
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Epilepsies: diagnosis and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guideline should not be updated at this time. For further information, please refer to the surveillance review decision.   
nice.org.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Comorbidities Common in Children With Headache

Epilepsy, depression, and anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions overlapping headache, particularly migraine, in kids, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago