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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is not considered a severe condition. If the seizures are not controlled by medication, the doctor may have doubts about the diagnosis, the adequacy of treatment, or about the patient's lifestyle or compliance with...
Pfizer Inc announced in late October, 2003, that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking approval for a new seizure medicine called pregabalin (pree-gab-uh-lin). Pregabalin has been...
Adapted from: Holmes GL. Classification of seizures and the epilepsies. In: Schachter SC, Schomer DL, eds. The comprehensive evaluation and treatment of epilepsy. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1997. p. 1-36. With permission from Elsevier (www....
Most of the researchers testing DBS in patients with epilepsy have stimulated the anterior thalamic nucleus, a structure in the lower central part of the brain.. At the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in December 2000, two...
Epilepsy surgery typically involves removing a single area of the brain that has been shown to be the source of the person's seizures. The doctors locate this area by performing a variety of diagnostic tests as part of the presurgical assessment...

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