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Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

The decision to discontinue anti-seizure medication is not one that clinicians make lightly. While some types of seizure can remit, the mechanism of remission is poorly understood. Also, testing whether a patient has really outgrown their epilepsy requires putting a seizure-free patient at risk for relapse, experts said. Although there is no one-size-fits-all guidance on […]

Epilepsy Explained!

Epilepsy Explained!

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages. It is also known as seizure disorder as this disease is characterized by recurring, unpredictable seizures resulting from abnormal brain activity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy, which makes […]

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Seizures That Don’t Affect the Entire Brain Focal epilepsy is when people have recurrent seizures that may cause symptoms affecting only one side of the body. Seizures in epilepsy can be focal or generalized. Focal epilepsy seizures, sometimes called partial seizures, involve more limited symptoms than generalized epilepsy seizures. A key difference is that a small area […]

What if seizures could be predicted?

What if seizures could be predicted?

New research would provide a measure of safety and security for those with epilepsy – and give parents of young children peace of mind.   It happened without warning. Vanessa Vazquez’s son, Max Lucca, was at the kitchen table doing homework after school. He stood up to sharpen a pencil. Then, suddenly he began shaking […]

Common myths about epilepsy and kids

Common myths about epilepsy and kids

Epilepsy is one of the more common neurologic disorders in children. About 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, and 1 in 10 people will have at least one seizure in their lifetime.   Dr. Anthony Fine, a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Mayo Clinic, says even though it’s fairly common in children, there are a few misconceptions when […]

Flexible thin-film neural electrodes show promise for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

Flexible thin-film neural electrodes show promise for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

Flexible thin-film electrodes placed directly on brain tissue show promise for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, as demonstrated recently by scientists at Tokyo Tech. Thanks to an innovative yet straightforward design, these durable electrodes accurately match the mechanical properties of brain tissue, leading to better performance during electrocorticography recordings and targeted neural stimulation. Measuring […]

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