Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

A New Tool Could Prevent Unnecessary Brain Surgery for Epilepsy

A New Tool Could Prevent Unnecessary Brain Surgery for Epilepsy

Researchers have developed and validated a quick, non-invasive, web-based tool that identifies patients with epilepsy who are unlikely to benefit from invasive stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG). The 5-SENSE score includes five variables that predict the seizure-onset zone: focal lesion on structural MRI, absence of bilateral independent spikes in scalp electroencephalography (EEG), localizing neuropsychological deficit, strongly localizing semiology, and regional […]

Genetic Testing Benefits Children With Unexplained Epilepsy

Genetic Testing Benefits Children With Unexplained Epilepsy

Findings can alter treatment, prognosis, overall care Genetic testing affected the medical care of nearly three of four children with unexplained epilepsy, a study of patients with infantile or childhood-onset seizures showed. A genetic diagnosis had a direct impact on medical management in at least one category for 72% of patients and in more than […]

Epilepsy Symptoms: Signs You May Have the Seizure Disorder, and How It’s Diagnosed

Epilepsy Symptoms: Signs You May Have the Seizure Disorder, and How It’s Diagnosed

The exact seizure and epilepsy symptoms a person experiences can depend on the specific type of seizure, which relates to where the electrical surge starts in the brain and how it spreads, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some cases, symptoms are so subtle or strange that a person may not even realize they’re having seizures, let […]

Advances in Genetic and Imaging Research Enhances Possibility of Cure for Epilepsy

Advances in Genetic and Imaging Research Enhances Possibility of Cure for Epilepsy

Advancements in the research of genetics and brain imaging are revolutionizing the knowledge and care of epilepsy, which is one of the most common and serious neurological disorders. Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent unpredictable seizures. Epileptic seizures vary from being nearly undetectable to brief and long periods of vigorous shaking. Epileptic “fits” or […]

Individuals With Epilepsy Can Now Have Hope According To Research

Individuals With Epilepsy Can Now Have Hope According To Research

As per a survey performed by Rutgers scientists, combining electroencephalogram (EEG) information and medical findings could assist clinicians in accurately predicting if generalized epilepsy sufferers would react to the therapy. The new research is known as a breakthrough in the field of medical science. The team of specialists has checked a number of samples where […]

New Method Accurate Maps Brain Activity Despite Uncertainties in Patient Head Structure

New Method Accurate Maps Brain Activity Despite Uncertainties in Patient Head Structure

Skoltech researchers have proposed a method for interpreting brain activity data that proved to be up to five times more accurate than the conventionally used technique in cases when MRI data contained artifacts or only a low-resolution head model was available. Reported in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, the findings are of use for treating drug-resistant epilepsy and […]

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