Category: "Epilepsy in children"

Myoclonic Seizures and Epilepsy Overview

Myoclonic Seizures and Epilepsy Overview

A seizure is caused by an abnormal change in the brain’s electrical activity. If you have repeated seizures, it’s called epilepsy. It’s estimated that 3.4 millionTrusted Source people in the United States have active epilepsy. But you can have seizures even if you don’t have epilepsy. There are many possible causes and kinds of seizures. A myoclonic seizure is a […]

Big data helps assess seizure burden, improve outcomes in pediatric epilepsy patients

Big data helps assess seizure burden, improve outcomes in pediatric epilepsy patients

Philadelphia, June 3, 2021 – Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have demonstrated how to use standardized reporting of clinical data for seizures caused by a variety of neurological disorders, providing fundamental baseline information that can determine what methods work best for keeping seizures under control. The findings were published today in the journal Epilepsia. […]

Case Western Reserve researchers identify potential approach to controlling epileptic seizures

Case Western Reserve researchers identify potential approach to controlling epileptic seizures

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have identified a potential new approach to better controlling epileptic seizures. Lin Mei, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, who led the new study in mouse models, said the team found a new chemical reaction that could help control […]

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures. It affects about 470,000 children and 3 million adultsTrusted Source in the United States. Seizures are episodes of neurological symptoms caused by changes in your brain’s electrical activity. Tonic-colonic seizures, previously known as grand mal seizures, cause a change of consciousness and full-body convulsions. Some other types of seizures cause symptoms […]

Brain-wave patterns flag sleep differences in dup15q syndrome

Brain-wave patterns flag sleep differences in dup15q syndrome

Children with dup15q syndrome have telltale patterns of brain activity during sleep and get less non-REM sleep than neurotypical children do, according to new research. These characteristics could serve as biomarkers and targets for treatments, say the researchers, who presented the unpublished findings virtually yesterday at the 2021 Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome. (Links to abstracts may work only for […]

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