Category: "Seizure Types"

It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with often misdiagnosed seizure disorder

It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with often misdiagnosed seizure disorder

One of four patients admitted to hospitals for evaluation of seizures don’t have epilepsy but rather have a debilitating and difficult to diagnose condition known as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, or PNES. Nearly 80 percent of these patients who suffer seizures not caused by altered electrical activity in the brain have been previously misdiagnosed as having […]

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, […]

New Testing Can Show Accurately Between Epileptic and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

New Testing Can Show Accurately Between Epileptic and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Cognizance Biomarkers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evogen, Inc., a leader in proteomic and genomic-based testing for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, today reported that a study1 being presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) shows its blood-based neuroinflammatory biomarker test and algorithm can accurately distinguish epileptic seizures (ES) from […]

Resective Epilepsy Surgery Reduces Seizures, Improves Social Functioning in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Resective Epilepsy Surgery Reduces Seizures, Improves Social Functioning in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Resective epilepsy surgery is a viable option to help improve both seizure control and adaptive functioning in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, according to an article published in Pediatrics. To evaluate the long-term outcomes for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome who had undergone resective epilepsy surgery, researchers reviewed 90 patient case reports for surgeries performed at the Severance Children’s […]

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