Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

New Wearable EEG!

New Wearable EEG!

Researchers have developed a wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) device that can detect and record seizure activity in epilepsy patients in the outpatient setting, they reported on Monday at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Philadelphia. The so-called EEG Patch, a small, waterproof, scalp-mounted device, was designed to help patients more accurately track their […]

Study sheds light on postictal generalised EEG suppression

Study sheds light on postictal generalised EEG suppression

A study in Neurology finds postictal generalised EEG suppression (PGES) to be more common in patients who are not given prompt oxygen, and after type 1 generalised convulsive seizures (GCS). The analysis of video-EEG recordings of 417 patients with drug-refractory epilepsy from the prospective REPO2MSE study shows that PGES was 14.2 times more likely to […]

SPECT scan measures brain activity during seizures

SPECT scan measures brain activity during seizures

Loyola University Medical Center is offering epileptic patients an imaging scan that records brain activity during seizures. The scan is called single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). It highlights the hotspot in the brain where seizures originate. It’s used in patients who are potential candidates for surgery to remove the portion of the brain responsible […]

New research could revolutionize global diagnostic procedures for epilepsy

New research could revolutionize global diagnostic procedures for epilepsy

Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could revolutionize global diagnostic procedures for one of the most common forms of epilepsy. Scientists from Exeter have investigated using mathematical modelling to assess susceptibility to idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE) by analysing electrical activity of the brain while the patient is in a resting state. Current diagnosis […]

PRESS RELEASE: Epilepsy Research Opens a Window to the Brain

PRESS RELEASE: Epilepsy Research Opens a Window to the Brain

Cool Science and New Discoveries Highlighted During Epilepsy Awareness Month Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., November 5, 2014 — Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, the development of new therapies and new genes, have given researchers and clinicians an extraordinary ability to explore the brain at the cellular, genetic and neural levels. While current epilepsy […]

VIDEO: Robotic System Implants Electrodes in the Brain

VIDEO: Robotic System Implants Electrodes in the Brain

UAMS is only the 5th center in the country to get a robotic system to implant electrodes in the brain to identify the source of seizures. The system is called ROSA, and it cuts the time to implant the electrodes down from 10 hours to less than 3. It also eliminates human error and increases […]

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