Category: "Epilepsy in children"

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 […]

The Frequency and Precipitating Factors for Breakthrough Seizures in Children with Epilepsy.

The Frequency and Precipitating Factors for Breakthrough Seizures in Children with Epilepsy.

To determine the common precipitating factors for breakthrough seizures in children with epilepsy. This retrospective study reviewed the charts of children with epilepsy who were followed up in the pediatric neurology clinic of King Fahad Hospital in Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia, between January 2015 and August 2022. Children between 1 to 14 years of age […]

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 […]

Diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy

Diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy

It’s estimated that about 3.4 million people in the United States have active epilepsy, and that about 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. That’s why it’s important to understand the condition, including treatment and management options, and when to seek medical care for yourself or someone else. What […]

Rapid Genome Sequencing Expedites Epilepsy, Seizure Diagnosis in Infants

Rapid Genome Sequencing Expedites Epilepsy, Seizure Diagnosis in Infants

Aug 22, 2023 Rapid genome sequencing (rGS) testing is feasible to facilitate early diagnosis among infants with new-onset epilepsy, according to a study. The international, multicenter pilot cohort study is published in The Lancet Neurology.1 “The status quo has been to treat seizures like a symptom and try to find medications that alleviate them,” Annapurna Poduri, MD, […]

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