Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

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 […]

New research could revolutionize global diagnostic procedures for epilepsy

New research could revolutionize global diagnostic procedures for epilepsy

Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could revolutionize global diagnostic procedures for one of the most common forms of epilepsy. Scientists from Exeter have investigated using mathematical modelling to assess susceptibility to idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE) by analysing electrical activity of the brain while the patient is in a resting state. Current diagnosis […]

PRESS RELEASE: Epilepsy Research Opens a Window to the Brain

Cool Science and New Discoveries Highlighted During Epilepsy Awareness Month Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., November 5, 2014 — Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, the development of new therapies and new genes, have given researchers and clinicians an extraordinary ability to explore the brain at the cellular, genetic and neural levels. While current epilepsy […]

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