Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

New Study Highlights the Value of Genetic Testing to Guide Clinical Management and Improve Outcomes for Epilepsy Patients

New Study Highlights the Value of Genetic Testing to Guide Clinical Management and Improve Outcomes for Epilepsy Patients

Study finds improved seizure control and positive outcomes in 75 percent of patients with actionable genetic findings that led to clinical management changes — Data presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, which also included a ceremony honoring excellence in genetic counseling patient care — Invitae, a leading medical genetics company, today […]

Hopkins neurologist explores new options for treating epilepsy

Hopkins neurologist explores new options for treating epilepsy

Scientists at the School of Medicine have found that seizures arise from the coordinated activity of regions of the brain responsible for the production and proliferation of epileptic activities. These regions are referred to as the epileptogenic network. Epilepsy affects around 65 million people worldwide. While anti-seizure drugs are the general course of treatment, this is not […]

Molecular Approaches May Help Accurately Diagnose Lesions in Drug-Resistant Focal Epilepsy

Molecular Approaches May Help Accurately Diagnose Lesions in Drug-Resistant Focal Epilepsy

A recently published review has discovered that considering genetic data for individuals who are suffering from drug-resistant focal epilepsy has led to the definition of novel illness entities and enhanced clinical decision making. Drug-resistant focal epilepsy, as defined by the International League Against Epilepsy, usually occurs when an individual has failed to stay free of seizures with sufficient […]

How Do Doctors Diagnose Epilepsy?

How Do Doctors Diagnose Epilepsy?

A seizure is a sudden change in electrical activity between the nerve cells, or neurons, in your brain. This can cause symptoms like twitching or unconsciousness. If the seizures repeatedly occur, it’s called epilepsy. There are many types of seizures and epilepsies. Each type is best treated by different therapies, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis […]

EEG Data May Help Aid Diagnosis, Treatment of Focal Epilepsy

EEG Data May Help Aid Diagnosis, Treatment of Focal Epilepsy

Continuous intracranial electroencephalography (cEEG) may help pinpoint optimal timing of diagnostic studies and treatment for patients with focal epilepsy, new research suggests. The findings from a large longitudinal study show that seizure onset in patients with focal epilepsy follows circadian, multiday, and annual cycles. “Although daily and multiday rhythms have previously been identified, the extent to […]

Using magnetic resonance elastography to detect epilepsy

Using magnetic resonance elastography to detect epilepsy

A new study uses magnetic resonance elastography to compare the stiffness of the hippocampus in patients who have epilepsy with healthy individuals. The technique can improve the detection and characterization of the disease. PHOTO: A FLAIR image, left, is conventionally used to show what part of the brain is impacted by the disease, is shown […]

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