Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

What Science Says About Epilepsy and Cannabis

What Science Says About Epilepsy and Cannabis

As medical and adult-use marijuana legalization continues to spread across the United States, some of the most vocal advocates have been epileptics and their families. Cannabis compounds, CBD in particular, have been identified as an alternative therapy for reducing or eliminating epileptic seizures. While some in the medical community remain unconvinced, some patients speak about […]

New hope for patients with rare epilepsy

New hope for patients with rare epilepsy

Thousands of children face seizures, developmental delays, and possible death from Dravet Syndrome. A new treatment built on Michigan Medicine research could help. Zain Tello grips a flyswatter, his big, brown eyes widening as he pretends it’s a double-bladed ax, just like Paul Bunyan’s. He loves tall tales, like Bunyan and John Henry, says his […]

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

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An MRI could predict patients with epilepsy who would not suffer cognitive impairment with surgery

An MRI could predict patients with epilepsy who would not suffer cognitive impairment with surgery

Differences in the connectivity of different regions of the hippocampus could predict which patients with epilepsy would not suffer impairments in verbal learning after surgery, and therefore, could benefit from it. This is the main discovery of a study by the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group at IDIBELL, the Bellvitge University Hospital, and the […]

Schizencephaly as an Unusual Cause of Adult-Onset Epilepsy: A Case Report

Schizencephaly as an Unusual Cause of Adult-Onset Epilepsy: A Case Report

Abstract Schizencephaly is a very rare anatomical malformation of the cerebrum characterized by a cleft extending from the cortex to the ventricles. Usually, this disease is diagnosed at a very young age or in early adulthood. Symptoms may vary depending on the site and the size of the malformation. Here, we are describing the unique […]

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