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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 […]

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.

Medtronic launched its Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system intended for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S. today (Feb. 20,2019).  The first patient was implanted with the system at Atlanta’s Emory University. “At Medtronic, we have a long-standing commitment to helping patients with medically refractory epilepsy through DBS, and we continue to explore other treatments and solutions […]

Targeting epilepsy with cranial electrodes

Targeting epilepsy with cranial electrodes

Stimulating the brain with implanted electrodes is a successful, but very drastic measure. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe, Philips Neuro and Gent University will therefore be working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for […]

Software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy

Software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy

Digital Health Solutions’ newest module focuses on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP Physicians can now be alerted to pediatric patients’ risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, during routine primary care visits by using software developed and commercialized by a researcher-entrepreneur at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Digital Health Solutions LLC, […]

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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