Category: "Seizures"

What Modern Day Challenges Affect Epilepsy Treatment?

What Modern Day Challenges Affect Epilepsy Treatment?

Researchers recently published an article in The Lancet Neurology discussing the difficulties facing seizure detection in patients with epilepsy.   Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterised by short repetitive epileptic seizures. These seizures can be harmful to the individual depending on the circumstances in which they occur, such as a seizure while driving. […]

UC granted $1.75 million to develop potential cures for acquired epilepsy

UC granted $1.75 million to develop potential cures for acquired epilepsy

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Research scientist Jianxiong Jiang, PhD, doesn’t just want to treat acquired epilepsy…he hopes to prevent it. “Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that afflicts nearly three million Americans and 50 to 60 million people globally. The disease is featured by epileptic seizures due to unusual hypersynchronization and hyperexcitability of […]

Infant’s scores on Apgar scale can predict risk of cerebral palsy or epilepsy

Infant’s scores on Apgar scale can predict risk of cerebral palsy or epilepsy

An infant’s scores on the so-called Apgar scale can predict the risk of a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The risk rises with decreasing Apgar score, but even slightly lowered scores can be linked to a higher risk of these diagnoses, according to an extensive observational study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in […]

Epilepsy associated with brain volume, thickness differences: Study

Epilepsy associated with brain volume, thickness differences: Study

he largest-ever neuroimaging study of people with epilepsy shows that epilepsy involves more widespread physical differences than previously assumed   Epilepsy, a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, is linked to brain volume and thickness differences, according to a study.   Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects 0.6-1.5% of […]

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