Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Click on the link below to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326176138?pwd=L0ZCNS9Cd2Jtakp2dDgyRmZxcXhwdz09  

International Epilepsy Day 2022: Surgery an answer to this neurological disorder? Listen to a brain surgeon

International Epilepsy Day 2022: Surgery an answer to this neurological disorder? Listen to a brain surgeon

Although many people are aware of the causes and symptoms of epilepsy, there are only a few who know that surgery can offer relief from the neuro disorder. This International Epilepsy Day, we sought to find out answers to how surgery can be an answer to this condition.   KEY HIGHLIGHTS Epilepsy is a neurological […]

Seizure study first step towards revealing which children are at risk of developing epilepsy

Seizure study first step towards revealing which children are at risk of developing epilepsy

Findings from an international genetic study involving the University of Melbourne means it may now be possible to predict which children are more likely to develop epilepsy later in life based on their genotype (the risk genes they may carry). The study looked at febrile seizures in 7,636 children from Denmark and Australia, identifying seven […]

Genetic Tests Prompt Therapy Adjustments in Epilepsy

Genetic Tests Prompt Therapy Adjustments in Epilepsy

Physicians at a Boston hospital adjusted medical management for nearly three-quarters of patients with infantile- or childhood-onset epilepsy who were diagnosed with genetic epilepsy, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. The findings provide new insight into the usefulness of genetic tests in children with epilepsy of unknown cause. “Genetic testing is […]

Score may predict which patients with epilepsy should get SEEG

Score may predict which patients with epilepsy should get SEEG

A validated score was able to predict among which patients with epilepsy stereoelectroencephalography was unlikely to identify a focal seizure-onset zone, according to results of a cohort study published in JAMA Neurology. What is stereoelectroencephalography “SEEG”? click here “There is a worldwide increasing trend toward the use of stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), which offers the advantage of a […]

Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG)

Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG)

SEEG is the surgical implantation of electrodes into the brain in order to better localize the seizure focus. At UPMC, we use robotic assistance with ROSA® to accurately and efficiently place the electrodes for seizure mapping. Dr. Gonzalez was the first epilepsy surgeon in the US to offer SEEG and has performed over 1000 cases. […]

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