Related StoriesUnderstanding the causes of sudden death in epilepsy: an interview with Professor Sanjay SisodiyaDiagnosing traumatic brain injury through a bloodstream test: an interview with Dr KorleyInner hearing damage human brain warnings from nerve cells Some sufferers with epilepsy do not accomplish satisfactory seizure control from existing treatments, stated Eric Bastings, M.D., acting director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Analysis and Evaluation. It is necessary we continue to make new treatment options open to patients. Three medical studies in which participants with partial epilepsy had been randomly assigned to receive Aptiom or placebo demonstrated that Aptiom is effective in reducing the regularity of seizures.Our study demonstrates that specific comorbidities significantly increase costs and amount of stay associated with the treatment of hip fractures. Two major issues deserve additional investigation, said Dr. Black. First, we need to better understand the total cost of looking after hip-fracture patients. Our research focused only on severe hospitalization, but treatment typically extends well beyond this, since many sufferers are discharged to rehabilitation and skilled-nursing services, said Dr. Black. Second, this scholarly study did not investigate the product quality or outcomes of care. As our population ages, there is reason to believe that the number of hip fractures increase.