Category: "Seizures"

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

A group of medical professionals have pioneered the path to reducing epileptic seizures in North Louisiana. In late July, a medical team from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport performed their first implantation of responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device. This device is designed to reduce epileptic seizures in patients. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeon Dr. Jamie Toms implanted the NeuroPace RNS […]

We have a new ally to understand Alzheimer’s or epilepsy: this amazing mini-microscope of just 2.5 centimeters and four grams

We have a new ally to understand Alzheimer’s or epilepsy: this amazing mini-microscope of just 2.5 centimeters and four grams

It weighs less than candy and takes up no more than a snail’s shell, but the “Miniscope”, a tiny microscope developed at the University of California (UCLA), can help us visualize the brain or even Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or autism. Can help unravel mysteries. UCLA researchers just received a grant four million dollars The National Institutes of Health […]

Ottawa family struggles to access lifesaving drugs for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

Ottawa family struggles to access lifesaving drugs for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

An Ottawa family is desperate for help, searching for a potentially lifesaving medication for their four-year-old daughter. Zara Wathra suffers from a rare and serious form of epilepsy, which could send her into a fatal seizure at any moment. Zara’s condition has worsened in the last month – she has frequent seizures and her parents […]

Pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy week by week

Epilepsy and pregnancy: What you need to know If you have epilepsy becoming pregnant might seem risky. But the odds are in your favor. Find out how to promote a healthy pregnancy. Epilepsy during pregnancy raises special concerns. While most people who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, you might need special care during your pregnancy. […]

Epilepsy: how an AI algorithm detects related brain abnormalities – new research

Epilepsy: how an AI algorithm detects related brain abnormalities – new research

Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. While anti-seizure medications are available and effective for the majority of people with the condition, 20%-30% don’t respond to medications. Abnormalities in the brain are one of the leading causes of this drug-resistant epilepsy, which is usually identified by MRI scans before surgery is carried out to cure the […]

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