Category: "Neurology"

Ohio State leading world’s first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy

Ohio State leading world’s first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy

In a first-in-world clinical trial, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are studying how well focused ultrasound surgery works in adults with a specific type of epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled by medication. Up to 10 adults with the “medically refractory lobe focal onset” type of epilepsy will be enrolled in this study. The technique […]

Newly discovered serious disease in children causing epilepsy!

Newly discovered serious disease in children causing epilepsy!

Researchers have mapped out a newly discovered serious disease which causes children to suffer epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium in urine and reduced intelligence. Two children from Europe and a child from Canada suffer from a previously unknown disease that causes epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium in urine and reduced intelligence at the same time […]

Exposure to Valproate Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Exposure to Valproate Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

What is the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children prenatally exposed to valproate (Depakote) and other antiepileptic drugs? In a population-based study of 913,302 children in Denmark, prenatal exposure to valproate was significantly associated with a 48% increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared with children with no valproate exposure. No association was identified for other […]

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 […]

Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate?

Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate?

The two hemispheres of our brain — left and right — specialize in different tasks. A recent study asks how this occurs and reaches a surprising conclusion. Exactly how do the left and right brain compete for dominance? Hemispheric dominance, also known as lateralization of brain function, describes the tendency for either the left or […]

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 […]

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