Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

Testing new treatment for epilepsy patients

Testing new treatment for epilepsy patients

Seizure onset zone located immediately, dealt with. University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering Nuri Ince, who pioneered a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to detect the seizure onset zone (SOZ) in the brain, has been awarded $2.3 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand his testing in a large […]

Why EEG and Its’ Role

Why EEG and Its’ Role

Role of EEG in Epilepsy Syndromes Electroencephalography (EEG) is an essential component in the evaluation of epilepsy. The EEG provides important information about background EEG and epileptiform discharges and is required for the diagnosis of specific electroclinical syndromes. Such a diagnosis carries important prognostic information, guides selection of antiepileptic medication, and suggests when to discontinue […]

Wearable sensor would predict seizures

Wearable sensor would predict seizures

A group of Japanese researchers is developing a device in which a smartphone notifies epilepsy patients ahead of seizures via a sensor built into an undershirt. It would detect warning signs through fluctuations of the heart rhythm. The group — comprising researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Nagoya University and Kumamoto University — expects […]

7T MRI scans improve care for patients with focal epilepsy

7T MRI scans improve care for patients with focal epilepsy

7T MRI scans of patients with focal epilepsy can provide valuable information missed by 3T scans, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Such a breakthrough could potentially lead to significant improvements in the overall care of these patients. MRI scans are a key component of caring for patients with epilepsy; properly identifying lesions can lead to […]

White Matter, Cortical Volume May Predict Risk for Late-Onset Epilepsy

White Matter, Cortical Volume May Predict Risk for Late-Onset Epilepsy

According to study results published in Neurology,white matter hyperintensities and lower cortical volume scores are associated with a higher risk for late-onset epilepsy in older adults. A total of 1920 individuals (median age, 62.7) who participated in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study in 1993 to 1995 were included in the analysis. In the study, participants […]

Evolving Knowledge of Epilepsy Incidence and Etiology

Evolving Knowledge of Epilepsy Incidence and Etiology

A panel of experts elucidate updated information regarding the incidence and causes of epilepsy that may lead to better, more accurate management. WATCH VIDEO HERE Michael R. Sperling, MD: Hello, and thank you for joining this NeurologyLive™ Peer Exchange titled “Epilepsy: Current Trends and Treatments for Focal Seizures.” Approximately 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy. Of […]

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