Category: "Seizures"

New study looks at academic outcomes of children following resective epilepsy surgery

New study looks at academic outcomes of children following resective epilepsy surgery

A new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a higher chance of struggling in class following their surgery. Psychology professor Mary Lou Smith was co-leader of a team of researchers […]

Seizure Frequency and Number of AEDs Play Role in Risk Factors for SUDEP

SUDEP is the most common “direct epilepsy-related” cause of death in persons with epilepsy. While the risk for is still relatively low for all patients, our understanding of SUDEP is also relatively low. Researchers in Korea recently conducted and published a study that investigates clinical variables in correlation with SUDEP in order to identify risk […]

New insights on strategies to treat infants with seizures

New insights on strategies to treat infants with seizures

New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures. In an Epilepsia report, child neurologists who are members of the International League Against Epilepsy note that intervening at the time of a febrile seizure does not alter the risk for subsequent epilepsy, and there is no evidence to support the use of antiepileptic drugs […]

Brain Connectivity Study Could Lead to Better Outcomes for Epilepsy Patients

Brain Connectivity Study Could Lead to Better Outcomes for Epilepsy Patients

SOURCE: UCSF ARTICLE The areas in purple are the regions of the brain where connectivity is significantly lower in patients with epilepsy, as compared to well patients. The different images show the brain data from different angles. Image courtesy of Dario Englot A new study found that patients with epilepsy have significantly weaker connections throughout their brain, […]

New Research To Focus on Epilepsy Development After TBI

New Research To Focus on Epilepsy Development After TBI

Researchers at Newcastle University are beginning a first-of-its-kind study that focusses on the development of epilepsy after a serious brain injury, known as a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Epilepsy has many causes and TBI is just one of them, but it is a leading cause of developed epilepsy. Epilepsy Research UK awarded the team at Newcastle […]

ACCESS TO CBD FINALLY MAKES ADVANCE IN FLORIDA

ACCESS TO CBD FINALLY MAKES ADVANCE IN FLORIDA

By the end of 2015, patients in Florida may finally have access to CBD under a bill that was signed into law in November, 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. A judge in Tallahassee dismissed the final challenge to the rule Wednesday night. The Florida Department of Health, which developed the rule, is expected to start accepting […]

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