Category: "Epilepsy"

Russian scientists have found the key factor of epileptic seizures

Russian scientists have found the key factor of epileptic seizures

The key factor leading to epileptic seizures in rats has been identified by Russian scientists who investigated the complex interaction of neural signals. The scientists studied the complex changes in the temporal lobe cortex of a rat brain during prolonged epileptic seizes to identify the key factor leading to the seizures. The work has been published in Frontiers […]

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 […]

Innovative brain implant could improve Epilepsy and Parkinson’s treatment

Innovative brain implant could improve Epilepsy and Parkinson’s treatment

A new, smart implant that “listens” to brain signals could help treat epilepsy and other neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease. Could an innovative brain-stimulating device make a difference to the treatment of neurological conditions? Doctors use neurostimulation to treat various conditions, including epilepsy, the effects of stroke, and even depression. This treatment involves using special devices that send electrical […]

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, […]

Adults with Epilepsy Face Differing Contributors to Healthcare Utilization

Adults with Epilepsy Face Differing Contributors to Healthcare Utilization

Both demographic and socioeconomic factors are associated with how often adult epilepsy patients utilize emergency departments, according to findings presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Investigators from UCB Pharma conducted a long-term retrospective analysis of more than 95,000 epilepsy patients in order to collect more data about how this population uses […]

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