Category: "Genetic sequencing"

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Dr Joy Alejo, a pediatric neurologist at the University College Hospital that manages children with developmental disorders, epilepsy and neurological diseases says in this interview with SADE OGUNTOLA that epilepsy is not a spiritual or mysterious condition, but a medical one that is curable under certain conditions, and its treatment must be prompt to arrest limitations […]

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

A question frequently posed by expectant mothers with epilepsy is “Do my children have a higher risk of epilepsy because of my epilepsy or seizure medications?” and its significance cannot be overstated. While genetic factors likely play a significant role, several studies have indicated a higher risk of epilepsy in children born to mothers with […]

New areas of DNA bring hope for epilepsy

New areas of DNA bring hope for epilepsy

The Epilepsy Society is proud to be part of ground-breaking research which has revealed 26 potential new sites for epilepsy in our DNA, including 19 which are thought to be linked to Genetic Generalized Epilepsy. Additionally, the research has identified 29 genes which are thought to contribute to the development of epilepsy in these areas of […]

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, […]

Baylor Genetics Announces Epilepsy Panel

Baylor Genetics Announces Epilepsy Panel

Latest Panel Analyzes 397 Genes Associated with Several Epilepsy Conditions, Offering an Analysis of Well-studied, Actionable Genes Related to Many Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Epileptic Disorders Baylor Genetics, a clinical diagnostic laboratory at the forefront of genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced the availability of an Epilepsy Panel and a STAT Epilepsy Panel – with the latter intended for […]

Understanding Epileptic Encephalopathy

Understanding Epileptic Encephalopathy

Epileptic encephalopathy is a group of neurologic conditions that involve severe epilepsy. In epileptic encephalopathy conditions, the seizures cause additional harm to the brain. Epileptic encephalopathy (EE) is a group of brain disorders that generally start in infancy but can begin during adulthood as well. They are characterized by severe, sometimes continuous, seizure activity that […]

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