Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

What should you do if someone starts having a seizure?

What should you do if someone starts having a seizure?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Countless movies and TV shows depict seizures dramatically, but real life isn’t always so cinematic. While generalized tonic-clonic seizures where individuals fall to the ground convulsing and foaming at the mouth do occur, a new survey finds the vast majority of Americans are unable to recognize the more subtle signs of a seizure. […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is here, and it’s not just a month for autumn leaves and Thanksgiving, it’s also a time to raise awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness Month is dedicated to dispelling myths, fostering understanding, and supporting those living with this neurological disorder. It is a chronic condition characterised by recurrent seizures, which are sudden, uncontrolled electrical […]

What if seizures could be predicted?

What if seizures could be predicted?

New research would provide a measure of safety and security for those with epilepsy – and give parents of young children peace of mind.   It happened without warning. Vanessa Vazquez’s son, Max Lucca, was at the kitchen table doing homework after school. He stood up to sharpen a pencil. Then, suddenly he began shaking […]

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

Epilepsy looks different depending on the person, but here are some strategies for managing symptoms and staying safe. LANDIS WIEDNER JUN 4, 2021 9:00 AM AS VACCINATION RATES rise and municipalities begin to reopen, remembering simple social behaviors—like making small talk with co-workers or hugging a parent hello—is suddenly baffling. For people with chronic illness like me, […]

Seizure Latency May Help Differentiate Epileptic vs Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Seizure Latency May Help Differentiate Epileptic vs Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) experienced seizures significantly earlier than patients with epileptic seizures (ES), suggesting that seizure latency may help physicians differentiate between the seizure types. Findings from the retrospective study were published in the journal Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria PNES and ES have similarities that can make it difficult to differentiate between them, and long-term video-electroencephalographic […]

UC San Diego Health among First in Nation to Perform Regenerative Brain Cell Procedure for Epilepsy

UC San Diego Health among First in Nation to Perform Regenerative Brain Cell Procedure for Epilepsy

The new experimental cell therapy is part of a national clinical trial aimed at eliminating seizures “This first-in-human clinical trial represents a paradigm shift in the way we treat this disease process, shifting from procedures that destroy bad tissue to procedures that repair the bad tissue. Our hope is that this procedure has such a […]

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