Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

Epilepsy Characterized as Congenital Heart Disease Complication

Epilepsy Characterized as Congenital Heart Disease Complication

A high overall incidence of epilepsy in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and a markedly higher incidence in those with perioperative clinical seizures (CS) prompted a neurocardiology team to call for increased perioperative electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring. “The last decades have been marked by considerable advances in perioperative care of children undergoing congenital heart surgery,” study co-author Nancy Poirier, MD, Division […]

Boy, 2, is diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy after he cried for 15 hours straight and suffered painful bouts of hiccups and hysterical LAUGHTER

Boy, 2, is diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy after he cried for 15 hours straight and suffered painful bouts of hiccups and hysterical LAUGHTER

A two-year-old boy has a rare form of epilepsy that left him in tears for 15 hours straight and triggered painful outbursts of hiccups and hysterical laughter for six months. Jack Trotter was born in Atlanta, Georgia July 2016 – a seemingly healthy baby after a smooth birth. But a day after his mother Leah, […]

Pediatric epilepsy, febrile seizures raise neuropsychiatric risk

Pediatric epilepsy, febrile seizures raise neuropsychiatric risk

Children who have epilepsy or febrile seizures may have increased risk for later neuropsychiatric conditions. Neuropsychiatric conditions are mental disorders that are typically attributed to diseases that originate from the nervous system. These diseases greatly impair the health of those affected by them and impact their ability to learn, work, and emotionally cope.  Common neuropsychiatric disorders include seizures, attention […]

Depression Screening in Teens With Epilepsy Feasible, Effective

Depression Screening in Teens With Epilepsy Feasible, Effective

Establishing a depression screening protocol for young epilepsy patients is feasible and effective and helps fill an unmet need, new research shows. “We’re trying to make other clinics aware that screening is feasible; it’s easy to do, even in a large volume clinic,” study investigator and pediatric psychologist Hillary Thomas, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, […]

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