Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

Liz Bronson’s son, Teddy, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe type of epilepsy. Teddy was the youngest person in the country to get a brain implant to help. For the first time, at the age of 6, he’s able to walk and talk. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Liz Bronson. It has […]

Best practices for the management of febrile seizures in children.

Best practices for the management of febrile seizures in children.

Febrile seizures (FS) are commonly perceived by healthcare professionals as a self-limited condition with a generally ‘benign’ nature. Nonetheless, they frequently lead to pediatric consultations, and their management can vary depending on the clinical context. For parents and caregivers, witnessing a seizure can be a distressing experience, significantly impacting their quality of life. In this […]

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Expanding awareness of Childhood Absence Epilepsy helps early diagnosis and treatment WASHINGTON, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The subtlety of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) seizures, coupled with their close association with learning and mental health difficulties, can delay diagnosis despite CAE being one of the most common pediatric syndromes in the United States, according to a new expert-led clinical […]

Emergency Departments Frequently Miss Signs of Epilepsy in Children

Emergency Departments Frequently Miss Signs of Epilepsy in Children

A subtle type of seizure goes undetected two-thirds of the time in pediatric emergency departments, a new study shows. The work focuses on “nonmotor” seizures, which cause children to zone out and stare into space or fidget. They may also feel sudden changes in emotions, thoughts, or sensations, in contrast to motor seizures, which cause muscles […]

Revolutionizing Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment: Baylor Study Sheds New Light on Neuron Roles

Revolutionizing Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment: Baylor Study Sheds New Light on Neuron Roles

Explore the groundbreaking study from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital on STXBP1 encephalopathy, shedding light on the roles of inhibitory and excitatory neurons in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders. In a world where the intricacies of the human brain continue to baffle and fascinate, a groundbreaking study emerges from the labs of Baylor College […]

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

A question frequently posed by expectant mothers with epilepsy is “Do my children have a higher risk of epilepsy because of my epilepsy or seizure medications?” and its significance cannot be overstated. While genetic factors likely play a significant role, several studies have indicated a higher risk of epilepsy in children born to mothers with […]

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