Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

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 […]

Tools in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Epilepsy

Tools in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Epilepsy

Michael R. Sperling, MD: Moving along from this, what are the tools that we really think are essential for accurate diagnosis? And I think we all agree that the best tool is our mouth and our ears, right? Epilepsy is still a diagnosis made by taking a history. You don’t have to witness a seizure. In […]

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

Elizabeth Delacruz can’t crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. Photo: Carmen Mejia holds her daughter Elizabeth, who metabolic disorder causes her frequent seizures.  Photo Credit: UT Southwestern A rare metabolic disorder that decimated her mobility has also led to cortical blindness – her brain is unable to process images received […]

Tools in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Epilepsy

Diagnosing Epilepsy

Shelly Callender’s daughter Addy started having seizures when she was 19 years old. “She said she didn’t know what happened; she didn’t think anything had happened, that she must have fallen asleep. It was just kind of hard to process what was really going on because we didn’t see it,” said Callender. With Addy having […]

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