Category: "Epilepsy"

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that halting production of new neurons in the brain following traumatic brain injury can help reduce resulting epileptic seizures, cognitive decline, and impaired memory. Injury to the brain stimulates the production of new neurons, but these new cells are sometimes hyperexcitable, disrupting neural circuits and causing […]

Computer Simulation Predicts Targets for Epilepsy Surgery

Computer Simulation Predicts Targets for Epilepsy Surgery

Severe cases of epilepsy are treated sometimes by surgically removing brain tissue thought to be responsible for generating seizures. This is accomplished by using EEG and then relying on  knowledge to excise areas previously known to generate aberrant electrical activity. The lack of precise personalized treatment results in a high failure rate for the procedure, […]

Diseases that cause skin-related problems can also trigger serious neurological conditions

Diseases that cause skin-related problems can also trigger serious neurological conditions

Diseases such as lupus that cause rashes and other skin problems also can trigger migraine headaches, strokes and other serious neurological conditions, according to an article by Loyola University Medical Center physicians. The article, published in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology, is written by senior author Jose Biller, MD and colleagues. Dr. Biller is chair […]

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 […]

Concussions equal to a lifetime of epilepsy?

Concussions equal to a lifetime of epilepsy?

In the fall of her first year at Brandeis, Madeline Engeler ’16 was elbowed in the head while warming up before a varsity volleyball match. She fell, then got up, and later competed in the match. A few hours later, she was vomiting and needed to go to the hospital. She’d suffered a concussion. Engeler, […]

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