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Is Hypertension a Risk Factor for Late-Onset Epilepsy in Older Adults?

Is Hypertension a Risk Factor for Late-Onset Epilepsy in Older Adults?

Hypertension is associated with 2-2.5-fold increased risk of developing late-onset epilepsy (LOE) in older age, according to study findings published in Epilepsia. Following stroke and dementia, epilepsy is the third most common neurologic condition that affects older adults. The incidence and prevalence of LOE is projected to increase alongside an increasing aging population. Yet, in 32%-48% […]

‘Very High’ Risk of Epilepsy 1 Year After Stroke

‘Very High’ Risk of Epilepsy 1 Year After Stroke

Patients who experience stroke have a “very high” risk of epilepsy 1 year later, new research shows. Results from a large registry study reveals patients who experienced a severe intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) had an almost 10% chance of developing epilepsy or status epilepticus in the first year after the event. The same risk was 8% for patients with severe acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and […]

Everything You Need to Know About Epilepsy

Everything You Need to Know About Epilepsy

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect just one part of the brain. A mild seizure may be difficult […]

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures. It affects about 470,000 children and 3 million adultsTrusted Source in the United States. Seizures are episodes of neurological symptoms caused by changes in your brain’s electrical activity. Tonic-colonic seizures, previously known as grand mal seizures, cause a change of consciousness and full-body convulsions. Some other types of seizures cause symptoms […]

Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

Scientific study proves the relevance of glial cells for epileptic seizures and shows potential for new therapies The study investigated epileptic seizures in zebrafish – a widely used model organism for modelling human brain physiology. Zebrafish contains the same cell types that are present also in human brains. Two of these cell types are glia […]

Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease More Likely To Experience Recurring Epileptic Seizures

Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease More Likely To Experience Recurring Epileptic Seizures

Clinicians Should Monitor and Treat Seizures in Persons with Dementia FROM THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019 Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease experience epileptic seizures up to six-and-a-half times more often than people without dementia, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles. Also reported at AAIC 2019, persons with […]

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