Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

Weak Electrical Field May Spread Brain Waves Linked To Memory And Epilepsy

Weak Electrical Field May Spread Brain Waves Linked To Memory And Epilepsy

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory and epilepsy and better understand healthy physiology. They recorded neural spikes traveling at a speed too slow for known mechanisms to […]

Computer Simulation Predicts Targets for Epilepsy Surgery

Computer Simulation Predicts Targets for Epilepsy Surgery

Severe cases of epilepsy are treated sometimes by surgically removing brain tissue thought to be responsible for generating seizures. This is accomplished by using EEG and then relying on  knowledge to excise areas previously known to generate aberrant electrical activity. The lack of precise personalized treatment results in a high failure rate for the procedure, […]

Identifying and avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests

Identifying and avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests

Too many tests at the doctor’s office could cost you more than just dollars. In addition to the huge hit to your wallet, there’s also the potential harm of false positives, and just because a test has traditionally been done for a condition doesn’t mean it’s the best way to treat it. U-M neurologist Brian […]

New Wearable EEG!

New Wearable EEG!

Researchers have developed a wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) device that can detect and record seizure activity in epilepsy patients in the outpatient setting, they reported on Monday at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Philadelphia. The so-called EEG Patch, a small, waterproof, scalp-mounted device, was designed to help patients more accurately track their […]

Study sheds light on postictal generalised EEG suppression

Study sheds light on postictal generalised EEG suppression

A study in Neurology finds postictal generalised EEG suppression (PGES) to be more common in patients who are not given prompt oxygen, and after type 1 generalised convulsive seizures (GCS). The analysis of video-EEG recordings of 417 patients with drug-refractory epilepsy from the prospective REPO2MSE study shows that PGES was 14.2 times more likely to […]

SPECT scan measures brain activity during seizures

SPECT scan measures brain activity during seizures

Loyola University Medical Center is offering epileptic patients an imaging scan that records brain activity during seizures. The scan is called single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). It highlights the hotspot in the brain where seizures originate. It’s used in patients who are potential candidates for surgery to remove the portion of the brain responsible […]

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