NIH Databases

In addition to the various Institutes of Health that publish professional guidelines, the NIH has designed a number of databases for professionals.26 Physician-oriented resources provide a wide variety of information related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present. The format of these resources varies. Searchable databases, bibliographic citations, full text articles (when available), archival collections, and images are all available. The following are referenced by the...

Part A Hospital Insurance

Helps Pay For Inpatient hospital care, care in critical access hospitals (small facilities that give limited outpatient and inpatient services to people in rural areas) and skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home healthcare. 58 This section has been adapted from the Official U.S. Site for Medicare Information Cost Most people get Part A automatically when they turn age 65. You do not have to pay a monthly payment called a premium for Part A because you or a spouse paid Medicare...

Ketogenic Diet for Child Epilepsy and Seizure Control

Condition(s) Epilepsy Seizures Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Study Status This study is currently recruiting patients. Sponsor(s) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Purpose - Excerpt Twenty to thirty percent of children with epilepsy continue to suffer from seizures, even when treated with currently available anticonvulsant medications. Children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) are particularly handicapped by atonic-myoclonic seizures. Preliminary data suggest that even...

How Does Epilepsy Affect Daily Life

Most people with epilepsy lead outwardly normal lives. Approximately 80 percent can be significantly helped by modern therapies, and some may go months or years between seizures. However, epilepsy can and does affect daily life for people with epilepsy, their families, and their friends. People with severe seizures that resist treatment have, on average, a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of cognitive impairment, particularly if the seizures developed in early childhood. These...

Manipulative and Body Based Methods

This category includes methods that are based on manipulation and or movement of the body. For example, chiropractors focus on the relationship between structure and function, primarily pertaining to the spine, and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractors use manipulative therapy as an integral treatment tool. In contrast, osteopaths place particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and practice osteopathic manipulation. Osteopaths believe...

Project Title Effects Of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Epilepsy

Principal Investigator & Institution Malow, Beth A. Associate Professor Neurology university of Michigan at Ann Arbor 3003 South State, Room 1044 Ann Arbor, Mi 48109 Timing Fiscal Year 2002 Project Start 5-SEP-2002 Project End 1-JUL-2005 Summary (provided by applicant) Epilepsy affects approximately 2.5 million Americans, resulting in substantial disability. Because up to 30 of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite appropriate treatment with antiepileptic medications,...

Erica Has a Problem Epilepsy

Source New York, NY, Vantage Press, Inc., 89 p., 1998. Contact Vantage Press, Inc., 516 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. Summary Erica Has a Problem Epilepsy is about a young girl who learns that she has epilepsy. Written by a woman who personally dealt with epilepsy and whose goal is to help children learn about epilepsy, this story describes Erica's step-by-step response to this illness. Erica first starts to show warning signs, like daydreaming in school. Then she gets hit by a baseball...

Ketogenic Diet A Treatment for Epilepsy Third Edition

Source New York, NY, Demos Medical Publishing, 210 p., 2000. Contact Demos Medical Publishing, Inc., 386 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016. (800) 532-8663. FAX (212) 683-0118. Summary The Ketogenic Diet A Treatment for Epilepsy introduces the ketogenic diet as a means of seizure control in epilepsy. It is intended for physicians, dieticians, and parents of children with epilepsy who might benefit from the treatment. The book is based on the experience acquired in using the ketogenic diet at...