Category: "Seizures"

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Have Higher Risk of Epilepsy

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Have Higher Risk of Epilepsy

A new meta-analysis has showed that people with type 1 diabetes have a higher incidence of epilepsy, and this association was consistent in children and adults, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects about 2 million Americans, about 5% to 10% […]

Mom Doesn’t Know Why Daughter Gets 40,000 Seizures – So She Finds A Treatment Herself

Mom Doesn’t Know Why Daughter Gets 40,000 Seizures – So She Finds A Treatment Herself

Never underestimate the power of a mother. Epilepsy affects an estimated 1.2% of people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet, despite how common it is, the origin is often shrouded in mystery. In fact, in about half of the people with epilepsy, the condition has no […]

Patients with sleep apnea, nighttime hypoxemia face elevated late-onset epilepsy risk

Patients with sleep apnea, nighttime hypoxemia face elevated late-onset epilepsy risk

Key takeaways: In models accounting for demographics, hypertension, stroke and more, hypoxemia and sleep apnea were linked to late-onset epilepsy. As hypoxemia worsened/dropped, the risk for late-onset epilepsy rose. Nocturnal hypoxemia and sleep apnea raised the risk for late-onset epilepsy even after adjustment for several risk factors and comorbidities, according to results published in Sleep. “For […]

Shaping a better future for women living with epilepsy

Shaping a better future for women living with epilepsy

Throughout life, women face numerous societal challenges that accompany the physiological changes that manifest into a unique life story. These physiological transformations range from puberty to menopause and beyond.  For many women, the childbearing years are the most profound including contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, and post-pregnancy. Each phase carries opportunities and challenges, and for women living […]

The medical devices making a difference to patients with epilepsy

The medical devices making a difference to patients with epilepsy

Up to 70% of people living with epilepsy could become seizure-free with appropriate use of anti-seizure treatments. We explore how medical device innovations can help make significant improvements to patients living with this condition. According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. Treating epilepsy presents several challenges, including the […]

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