Category: "Neurology"

Childhood Trauma Highly Prevalent in People With PNES

Childhood Trauma Highly Prevalent in People With PNES

New research shows people with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) have higher rates of childhood trauma of all types compared with people with epilepsy. People with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) appear to have higher rates of childhood trauma compared with people with epilepsy, according to a new report published in Epilepsia. The study adds depth to scientists’ understanding of […]

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

The NHS (National Health Service) is to offer people with epilepsy a new form of laser therapy and it could be life-changing for people with uncontrolled focal seizures for whom surgery is considered too risky. Professor John Duncan, former medical director at the Epilepsy Society, has welcomed a new fibre optic laser beam therapy for […]

Number of Unnecessary Interfacility Transfers for Seizure-Relate Emergencies Is High and Growing

Number of Unnecessary Interfacility Transfers for Seizure-Relate Emergencies Is High and Growing

​Nearly 6 percent of seizure-related emergency department visits resulted in patients being transferred to another facility, and the rate of medically unnecessary moves is high and possibly growing, according to a study published Oct. 11 online in Neurology. Lead author Emily K. Acton, MSCE, of the [EF1] University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and her […]

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