Category: "Epilepsy"

Patients With Epilepsy and PTSD Show Executive Attentional Overcontrol

Patients With Epilepsy and PTSD Show Executive Attentional Overcontrol

Patients with epilepsy with PTSD symptoms experienced changes in executive attentional control, weakened emotional inhibition, and improved seizure control perception. Individuals with epilepsy that have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) display overcontrol of executive attention and have difficulties with emotional inhibition, according to study findings published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. The effects of PTSD on […]

New study says sleep loss can damage your brain; experts weigh in

New study says sleep loss can damage your brain; experts weigh in

Altered sleep patterns can lead to addiction and substance abuse. All these can make one more susceptible to cardiac ailments and strokes, said Dr Shobha N, consultant neurologist and stroke physician, Manipal Hospital, Malleshwaram, Bangalore Lack of sleep not only affects your mood but also impacts your brain health, a new study indicates. A study, […]

Navigating Epileptic Lesions within the Complex Human Brain Network

Navigating Epileptic Lesions within the Complex Human Brain Network

Brain regions map lesions associated with epilepsy, guiding interventions, and unclear causes of epilepsy. Researchers conducted a retrospective study and mapped epilepsy-associated lesion locations to specific brain regions and networks, revealing the potential for targeted treatments. They utilized lesion location and network mapping to pinpoint brain regions and networks linked to epilepsy. Patients with post-stroke epilepsy […]

Rapid Genome Sequencing in Infants With Epilepsy Shows Immediate Benefit

Rapid Genome Sequencing in Infants With Epilepsy Shows Immediate Benefit

— Pilot study suggests early testing for seizures, regardless of treatment setting The first study to examine rapid whole-genome sequencing in an epilepsy cohort showed high diagnostic yield and clinical utility among infants with new-onset epilepsy. In the Gene-STEPS study, 43 of 100 infants received a molecular genetic diagnosis. All participants with a genetic diagnosis […]

Cork-based researchers’ breakthrough could reduce seizures for those with epilepsy

Cork-based researchers’ breakthrough could reduce seizures for those with epilepsy

Researchers in Ireland have announced a technology breakthrough that will help people with drug-resistant epilepsy. The team at IPIC, the SFI Research Centre for Photonics at the Tyndall National Institute at UCC in Cork, has partnered with Belgium-based preclinical medical device company, Synergia Medical, to develop new technology that could significantly reduce seizures for people […]

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