Category: "Seizures"

Flexible thin-film neural electrodes show promise for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

Flexible thin-film neural electrodes show promise for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy

Flexible thin-film electrodes placed directly on brain tissue show promise for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, as demonstrated recently by scientists at Tokyo Tech. Thanks to an innovative yet straightforward design, these durable electrodes accurately match the mechanical properties of brain tissue, leading to better performance during electrocorticography recordings and targeted neural stimulation. Measuring […]

Blood test could help diagnose epilepsy

Blood test could help diagnose epilepsy

A blood test could help identify epilepsy, according to new research from scientists at Lund University in Sweden. Matilda Ahl and colleagues published their research in Heliyon in March, in which they found that there are higher rates of a protein called IL-6 in the blood in people with epilepsy. The researchers investigated 56 people with epilepsy, […]

Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked With Unknown Etiologies, High Mortality Rates

Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked With Unknown Etiologies, High Mortality Rates

In a meta-analysis understanding the differences of super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE), findings showed that patients with SRSE had more often acute or unknown etiologies, and that established prognostic factors for first-time overall SE did not reliably predict in-hospital mortality in patients with SRSE. While treatment was successful in stopping seizures for most patients, the risk […]

Patients With Epilepsy and PTSD Show Executive Attentional Overcontrol

Patients With Epilepsy and PTSD Show Executive Attentional Overcontrol

Patients with epilepsy with PTSD symptoms experienced changes in executive attentional control, weakened emotional inhibition, and improved seizure control perception. Individuals with epilepsy that have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) display overcontrol of executive attention and have difficulties with emotional inhibition, according to study findings published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. The effects of PTSD on […]

New study says sleep loss can damage your brain; experts weigh in

New study says sleep loss can damage your brain; experts weigh in

Altered sleep patterns can lead to addiction and substance abuse. All these can make one more susceptible to cardiac ailments and strokes, said Dr Shobha N, consultant neurologist and stroke physician, Manipal Hospital, Malleshwaram, Bangalore Lack of sleep not only affects your mood but also impacts your brain health, a new study indicates. A study, […]

Navigating Epileptic Lesions within the Complex Human Brain Network

Navigating Epileptic Lesions within the Complex Human Brain Network

Brain regions map lesions associated with epilepsy, guiding interventions, and unclear causes of epilepsy. Researchers conducted a retrospective study and mapped epilepsy-associated lesion locations to specific brain regions and networks, revealing the potential for targeted treatments. They utilized lesion location and network mapping to pinpoint brain regions and networks linked to epilepsy. Patients with post-stroke epilepsy […]

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