Category: "Epilepsy in children"

GOSH: new epilepsy research reveals brain wiring differences

GOSH: new epilepsy research reveals brain wiring differences

New epilepsy research reveals brain wiring differences: Children with epilepsy have brains that are wired differently from those without the condition, a new study by our researchers has found. This new epilepsy research paves the way for improved treatment, specifically how different surgery techniques can treat children and young people with epilepsy. How epilepsy affects […]

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

EPTUNE, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – One little boy struggled with epilepsy since just after birth – at one point, having up to 50 seizures a day. Pediatric neurosurgeons mapped out a procedure that disrupted the brain signals triggering his seizures. Hydrocephalus is a condition where fluid builds in brain cavities, causing potentially damaging pressure on […]

Mum of little Scots girl who suffers 300 seizures a day says daughter ‘robbed of childhood’

Mum of little Scots girl who suffers 300 seizures a day says daughter ‘robbed of childhood’

Schoolgirl Olivia, from Glasgow, has been left wheelchair-bound due to her childhood epilepsy. The mother of an eight-year-old girl who suffers 300 seizures a day says she has been ‘robbed of her childhood’. Olivia, from Glasgow, has Doose Syndrome, a severe form of childhood epilepsy. On her worst days the schoolgirl can suffer up to 300 […]

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for infants with epilepsy, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. The reduction in hospital stay time in babies with epilepsy who spent time in the NICU was not explained by changes in the severity of illness, birth […]

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

5 Things You Should Know about SUDEP 1. SUDEP is not well understood. SUDEP stands for “Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy”. It refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not from injury, drowning, or other known causes. Most, but not all, cases of SUDEP happen during or right after a seizure. Researchers do […]

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