Category: "Neurology"

FSU team makes discovery advancing epilepsy research

FSU team makes discovery advancing epilepsy research

A team of Florida State University College of Medicine researchers has found a link between a specific protein in the brain and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration for individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). TLE is the most common form of epilepsy in adults and is often resistant to medication. Professor of Biomedical Sciences Sanjay Kumar, […]

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

EPTUNE, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – One little boy struggled with epilepsy since just after birth – at one point, having up to 50 seizures a day. Pediatric neurosurgeons mapped out a procedure that disrupted the brain signals triggering his seizures. Hydrocephalus is a condition where fluid builds in brain cavities, causing potentially damaging pressure on […]

Identifying Pure Sleep Epilepsy After a First-Ever Seizure From Sleep

Identifying Pure Sleep Epilepsy After a First-Ever Seizure From Sleep

After a first-ever seizure from sleep, most patients will have another seizure. Two-thirds will develop pure sleep epilepsy, which impacts driving eligibility. Pure sleep epilepsy is traditionally defined as an “established pattern of seizures purely from sleep.” This retrospective and qualitative definition is difficult to apply in clinical practice and to use when developing guidelines […]

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