Category: "Neurology"

Evolving Knowledge of Epilepsy Incidence and Etiology

Evolving Knowledge of Epilepsy Incidence and Etiology

A panel of experts elucidate updated information regarding the incidence and causes of epilepsy that may lead to better, more accurate management. WATCH VIDEO HERE Michael R. Sperling, MD: Hello, and thank you for joining this NeurologyLive™ Peer Exchange titled “Epilepsy: Current Trends and Treatments for Focal Seizures.” Approximately 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy. Of […]

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

Elizabeth Delacruz can’t crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. Photo: Carmen Mejia holds her daughter Elizabeth, who metabolic disorder causes her frequent seizures.  Photo Credit: UT Southwestern A rare metabolic disorder that decimated her mobility has also led to cortical blindness – her brain is unable to process images received […]

Risk Factors for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Epilepsy, Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Identified

Risk Factors for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Epilepsy, Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Identified

In a cross-sectional study of consecutive patients with epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) who were admitted for inpatient video-electroencephalography monitoring, polysomnography, also called a sleep study, was effective for identifying patients with undiagnosed sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Factors predictive of moderate to severe SDB in epilepsy include pathologic daytime sleepiness, older age, and a higher body mass index. […]

Rapid Seizure Spread Linked to Resective Surgery Failure in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Rapid Seizure Spread Linked to Resective Surgery Failure in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

In patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy, rapid seizure spread outside anteromedial temporal resection resective margins can influence surgical failure, according to study results published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers from Yale University conducted a retrospective review of medical records from 131 patients who underwent standard anteromedial temporal resection at an epilepsy center. Only patients with the highest risk […]

NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED)

NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED)

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder characterized by seizures.4 There are approximately 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with epilepsy, and approximately 65 million worldwide.5 The majority of people with epilepsy (60%) have partial-onset seizures, which are located in just one part of the brain.6 People with epilepsy are also at risk for accidents and other […]

Deep Brain Stimulation May Bring Relief for People With Severe Epilepsy

Deep Brain Stimulation May Bring Relief for People With Severe Epilepsy

The FDA approved DBS for people with certain forms of epilepsy. A NEW TREATMENT HAS been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for people with certain forms of epilepsy who continue to experience seizures despite trying several different anti-epileptic medications. The treatment, called deep brain stimulation, or DBS, was first developed to help people with Parkinson’s […]

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