Category: "Research"

Sleep apnoea linked to late-onset epilepsy, study says

Sleep apnoea linked to late-onset epilepsy, study says

Sleep apnoea and low oxygen levels during sleep are linked to late-onset epilepsy, says a US study. The researchers wanted to understand the relationship between sleep problems and late-onset epilepsy, building on previous small studies. The team used sleep characteristics data on over 1,300 participants from the Sleep Heart Health Study. They also used Medicare claims to find […]

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Expanding awareness of Childhood Absence Epilepsy helps early diagnosis and treatment WASHINGTON, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The subtlety of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) seizures, coupled with their close association with learning and mental health difficulties, can delay diagnosis despite CAE being one of the most common pediatric syndromes in the United States, according to a new expert-led clinical […]

Epilepsy patients to be offered ‘game-changing’ laser therapy in NHS rollout

Epilepsy patients to be offered ‘game-changing’ laser therapy in NHS rollout

Laser interstitial thermal therapy – LITT – targets the part of the brain causing seizures without the need for invasive surgery The NHS will roll out a “game-changing” new laser beam therapy next month to help reduce seizures for patients with epilepsy. The cutting-edge fiber optic laser therapy, known as laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), targets the part […]

Low oxygen during sleep and sleep apnea linked to epilepsy in older adults

Low oxygen during sleep and sleep apnea linked to epilepsy in older adults

Findings provide further insight into the complex relationship between sleep disorders and epilepsy. Sleep apnea and low oxygen levels while sleeping are associated with epilepsy that first occurs after 60 years of age, known as late-onset epilepsy, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in Sleep. The link was […]

Exploring the potential of ketogenic diets in managing epilepsy

Exploring the potential of ketogenic diets in managing epilepsy

In a recent review published in Nutrients, researchers investigated the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and side effects of ketogenic diet (KD) variations in epileptic patients. Background Epilepsy is a neurological illness that has harmful effects on the central nervous system, hepatotoxicity, and teratogenicity. Despite adequate pharmacology, antiepileptic medications, deep brain stimulation, and surgery, a few individuals continue […]

Breakthrough brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for neurological disorders

Breakthrough brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for neurological disorders

Rice University engineers have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Thanks to pioneering magnetoelectric power transfer technology, the pea-sized device developed in the Rice lab of Jacob Robinson in collaboration with Motif Neurotech and clinicians Dr. Sameer Sheth and Dr. Sunil Sheth can be powered wirelessly via an external transmitter and used to stimulate the […]

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