Epilepsy

Common Name(s)

Epilepsy

Description for this condition is not yet available.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Epilepsy" for support, advocacy or research.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.

Last Updated: 6 May 2014

View Details
Logo
CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

View Details
Logo
Epilepsy Foundation - Home Office

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

View Details
Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County

The Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County is committed to building a community of support to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy through education, programs and advocacy.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

View Details
HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

View Details
Logo
International Foundation for CDKL5 Research

To lead the way in finding a cure and treatments for CDKL5 disorder by funding global research efforts and increasing awareness while enhancing the quality of life for those affected by CDKL5 disorder, by providing information, programs, and services.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

View Details
Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

View Details
Logo
Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

View Details
Logo
Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

View Details
The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Epilepsy" for support, advocacy or research.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.

http://www.CUREepilepsy.org

Last Updated: 6 May 2014

View Details
Logo
CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

http://www.cnsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

View Details
Logo
Epilepsy Foundation - Home Office

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

View Details
Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County

The Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County is committed to building a community of support to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy through education, programs and advocacy.

http://www.EpilepsySupportNet.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

View Details
HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

View Details
Logo
International Foundation for CDKL5 Research

To lead the way in finding a cure and treatments for CDKL5 disorder by funding global research efforts and increasing awareness while enhancing the quality of life for those affected by CDKL5 disorder, by providing information, programs, and services.

http://www.CDKL5.com

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

View Details
Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

http://www.isabellasaviary.com

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

View Details
Logo
Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

http://www.mofamilytofamily.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

View Details
Logo
Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

View Details
The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

http://www.arceci.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Epilepsy" returned 3752 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Limbic encephalitis associated with anti-voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibodies as a cause of adult-onset mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Tomoko Toyota, Naoki Akamatsu, Sadatoshi Tsuji, Shigeru Nishizawa

Journal: J. UOEH. 2014 Jun;36(2):129-33.

 

Recently, some reports have indicated that limbic encephalitis associated with anti-voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibodies (VGKC-Ab) is a cause of adult-onset mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). We report a 53-year-old woman who had her first epileptic seizure at the ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

Go To URL
Absence status epilepsy: report of a rare electro-clinical syndrome.
 

Author(s): Rajesh Shankar Iyer, S R Nisha

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):224-6.

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

Go To URL
Epilepsy due to PNPO mutations: genotype, environment and treatment affect presentation and outcome.
 

Author(s): Philippa B Mills, Stephane S M Camuzeaux, Emma J Footitt, Kevin A Mills, Paul Gissen, Laura Fisher, Krishna B Das, Sophia M Varadkar, Sameer Zuberi, Robert McWilliam, Tommy Stödberg, Barbara Plecko, Matthias R Baumgartner, Oliver Maier, Sophie Calvert, Kate Riney, Nicole I Wolf, John H Livingston, Pronab Bala, Chantal F Morel, François Feillet, Francesco Raimondi, Ennio Del Giudice, W Kling Chong, Matthew Pitt, Peter T Clayton

Journal: Brain. 2014 May;137(Pt 5):1350-60.

 

The first described patients with pyridox(am)ine 5'-phosphate oxidase deficiency all had neonatal onset seizures that did not respond to treatment with pyridoxine but responded to treatment with pyridoxal 5'-phosphate. Our data suggest, however, that the clinical spectrum of pyridox(am)ine ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Epilepsy" returned 624 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

National epilepsy surgery program: realistic goals and pragmatic solutions.
 

Author(s): Chaturbhuj Rathore, Malla Bhaskara Rao, Kurupath Radhakrishnan

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):124-9.

 

There are multiple social, economic, and medical challenges in establishing successful epilepsy surgery programs in India and in other low- and middle-income countries (LAMIC). These can be overcome by reproducing pragmatic and proven epilepsy surgery models throughout the country ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

Go To URL
Stopping antiepileptic drugs in patients with epilepsy in remission: why, when and how?
 

Author(s): Chaturbhuj Rathore, Ross Paterson

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):3-8.

 

Making a decision to withdraw antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients with epilepsy in remission requires a careful assessment of many patient and disease related factors and the associated risks and benefits. Although unnecessary continuation of AEDs exposes the patients to unwarranted ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

Go To URL
Drug treatment of epilepsy in adults.
 

Author(s): Dieter Schmidt, Steven C Schachter

Journal:

 

Epilepsy is a serious, potentially life shortening brain disorder, the symptoms of which can be successfully treated in most patients with one or more antiepileptic drug. About two in three adults with new onset epilepsy will achieve lasting seizure remission on or off these drugs, ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Genetics of Severe Early Onset Epilepsies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Epilepsy; Epileptic Encephalopathy; Ohtahara Syndrome; Infantile Spasms; Dravet Syndrome; Malignant Migrating Partial Epilepsy of Infancy; Early Myoclonic Epileptic Encephalopathy

 

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

Go to URL
Surgery as a Treatment for Medically Intractable Epilepsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe; Partial Epilepsy

 

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2014

Go to URL
PRX-00023 Therapy in Localization-Related Epilepsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe; Partial Epilepsy

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

Go to URL