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Local Woman Says Drug Cocktail Helps Her Stay Seizure-Free

Thanks to a team at the Epilepsy Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a local woman has not had a seizure in seven months and has been cleared to drive. Medium: Local 12 Watch the segment >

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UC Study: Medical Pot Can Curb Some Seizures

A clinical trial to test whether medical marijuana can curb severe epileptic seizures has delivered “impressive” results, according to Michael Privitera, MD, medical director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. Medium: WCPO.com Learn more >

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Generic vs. Brand-Name Anti-Epileptic Drugs

The generic versus brand-name drug debate has long been a hot-button issue in the epilepsy community. But the findings of research presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Meeting revealed that brand-name and generic formulations of anti-epileptic drugs (AED) are, for all intents and purposes, the same. Medium: Neurology Times Read the article »

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UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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Can Medical Marijuana Combat Epilepsy? Cincinnati Scientists Seek Answer

Separate clinical trials to determine whether medical marijuana can help ward off seizures in people with epilepsy will begin soon at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Michael Privitera, MD, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will be the lead investigator. Media: Cincinnati Business Courier Read…
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New Tool for Medication-Resistant Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute is now offering a device the government recently approved to ease the crippling seizures of epilepsy, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Responsive Neuro Stimulator puts electrodes on the surface of a patient’s brain over the focus of a seizure, then connects the electrodes to a tiny computer…
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UC Studies Moms-To-Be Who Have Epilepsy

Better understanding the risks that some epileptic women and their children face is the goal of a major, decade-long national study now underway at 20 medical centers, including the University of Cincinnati. Read more >> Media outlet: Cincinnati Enquirer

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Tighter Standards Ahead for Generic Epilepsy Drugs

Studies are underway that may lead the FDA to stiffen its bioequivalence rules for generic anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Dr. Michael Privitera, a neurologist at the UC Neuroscience Institute’s Epilepsy Center, explains that after some hesitation the FDA has agreed that studies are necessary. Read the story here>> Media Outlet: Med Page Today

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UC Neuroscience Institute Helps Patients, Bottom Line

The UC Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health , brings in more than one-third of revenue at the UC Medical Center (UCMC). UCNI posted revenue of $230 million last year, and profits are increasing between 6 percent and 10 percent a year, administrative director Anya Sanchez said….
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UC Neuroscience Institute Gets New Leader

Joseph Broderick, MD, will become director of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Broderick, who has served as research director, will assume this new position as John Tew, MD, who has served as clinical director, steps into new roles at the College of Medicine and UC Health following 15…
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