Category: "Seizures"

Impact of COVID-19 in Patients With Epilepsy: Higher Hospitalization, Death Rates

Impact of COVID-19 in Patients With Epilepsy: Higher Hospitalization, Death Rates

Among patients with epilepsy, the risk for mortality and hospitalization from COVID-19 infection is higher, according to study results published in Epilepsia. Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study to determine whether patients with epilepsy are at a greater risk for being hospitalized with and dying from COVID-19. The primary outcomes of interest included COVID-19 hospitalization and […]

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Dr Joy Alejo, a pediatric neurologist at the University College Hospital that manages children with developmental disorders, epilepsy and neurological diseases says in this interview with SADE OGUNTOLA that epilepsy is not a spiritual or mysterious condition, but a medical one that is curable under certain conditions, and its treatment must be prompt to arrest limitations […]

New AI reporting tool to improve epilepsy diagnosis and management

New AI reporting tool to improve epilepsy diagnosis and management

A low-cost reporting tool is to be developed using AI to improve epilepsy diagnosis and management, thanks to Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) Seed Funding. Epilepsy affects 80 million people worldwide with more than 150,000 Australians living with the condition. The annual cost associated with epilepsy is over 12 billion dollars. Diagnosis of epilepsy […]

Swift Action: The Importance of Rapid and Early Seizure Termination (REST)

Swift Action: The Importance of Rapid and Early Seizure Termination (REST)

This month we’re both excited and honored to be participating in and supporting the 9th London-Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures, as well as presenting the latest data from our diverse epilepsy portfolio at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. A key focus of our discussions will be the […]

When Is It Time to Stop Driving Because of a Neurologic Condition?

When Is It Time to Stop Driving Because of a Neurologic Condition?

Getting loved ones who have memory and executive function problems to stop driving can be tricky. These recommendations may help. Growing up in Michigan, the home state of the automobile industry, Jack George, 68, loved driving. Whether in a car or truck or on a motorcycle, he relished getting in the driver’s seat and going […]

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