Category: "Seizure Types"

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

A groundbreaking clinical trial is taking a new approach to treat seizures: brain cell transplantation. Duke is one of the first sites in the United States to treat a patient in this pioneering study, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of NRTX-1001, an investigational cell product. NRTX-1001 transplantation is being tested in adults with […]

Seizures May Not Always Show Severe Symptoms! Note These Subtle But Common Signs

Seizures May Not Always Show Severe Symptoms! Note These Subtle But Common Signs

These signs may seem ordinary or people might fail to notice the abnormality or severity in them. Seizures have some classic symptoms that we may be aware of. Most of these symptoms are categorized as severe because of its intensity and nature. Here are some of the most commonly experienced symptoms: shaking, falling to the […]

Can you have a seizure without having epilepsy?

Can you have a seizure without having epilepsy?

Over 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy yet there is still a lot of confusion about the neurological disorder. A popular misunderstanding is that you can only have seizures – temporary abnormal movements such as stiffness, twitching, or limpness – if you have epilepsy. Dr. Ikram Khan, a neurologist at Aurora Health Care, helps set the record straight. […]

You May Not Know These Subtle Signs of a Seizure

You May Not Know These Subtle Signs of a Seizure

Key Takeaways A new survey found that most Americans can’t identify the more subtle signs of a seizure, including numbness or tingling, blinking rapidly, screaming, and laughing. Focal seizures—which occur as a result of abnormal electrical firing in a particular brain region—are the most common in adults with epilepsy. However, they’re hard to identify. If […]

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

DIAGNOSING SEIZURES IS KEY TO TREATMENT

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime. Most of these seizures will be epileptic seizures, which are caused by unusual brain activity that includes simultaneous firing of brain cells. The other type of seizures are non-epileptic seizures or attacks […]

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Seizures That Don’t Affect the Entire Brain Focal epilepsy is when people have recurrent seizures that may cause symptoms affecting only one side of the body. Seizures in epilepsy can be focal or generalized. Focal epilepsy seizures, sometimes called partial seizures, involve more limited symptoms than generalized epilepsy seizures. A key difference is that a small area […]

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