Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Epilepsy, brain tumor patients to benefit from revolutionary technology at The Alfred

Epilepsy, brain tumor patients to benefit from revolutionary technology at The Alfred

In a Victorian-first, The Alfred can now use a revolutionary technology to best treat patients with epilepsy and brain tumors, thanks to the generosity of donors. Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) allows our neurosurgeons to treat epilepsy and brain tumors using a minimally invasive method. It works by inserting a laser catheter into the brain and […]

Sohar University students develop smart bracelet for detection of epileptic seizures

Sohar University students develop smart bracelet for detection of epileptic seizures

Two students – Aisha Al Omaria and Lamia Al Saadiya – from Sohar University, have developed a smart bracelet for detection of epileptic seizures. The bracelet is designed to assist patients in receiving prompt medical aid during severe epileptic episodes. Aisha Salim al Omaria explained that the bracelet utilizes wearable IoT technology to detect epileptic […]

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

Liz Bronson’s son, Teddy, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe type of epilepsy. Teddy was the youngest person in the country to get a brain implant to help. For the first time, at the age of 6, he’s able to walk and talk. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Liz Bronson. It has […]

Best practices for the management of febrile seizures in children.

Best practices for the management of febrile seizures in children.

Febrile seizures (FS) are commonly perceived by healthcare professionals as a self-limited condition with a generally ‘benign’ nature. Nonetheless, they frequently lead to pediatric consultations, and their management can vary depending on the clinical context. For parents and caregivers, witnessing a seizure can be a distressing experience, significantly impacting their quality of life. In this […]

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

University of Alberta study also shows higher numbers of new neurological disorder diagnoses among people with pre-existing conditions in the months after they have COVID. People with neurological disease have a greater chance of death after contracting COVID-19, according to a new U of A study. The research also confirms a higher risk of developing new […]

Charities call for more social support for people with epilepsy

Charities call for more social support for people with epilepsy

A coalition of epilepsy charities and organizations has produced a new toolkit to enhance social support for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy can have a significant impact on quality of life, yet social support and outreach is not available in all areas of the UK. The toolkit, funded by the Scottish government, therefore aims to improve […]

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