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Antiseizure medications can produce life-threatening reactions

Antiseizure medications can produce life-threatening reactions

Molecular tests and other screening tools can lessen the risk of potentially fatal reactions to antiseizure medications that millions of Americans take for epilepsy and other conditions, but skin rashes still require speedy medical attention, according to research from Rutgers Health. Rashes are a common side effect of antiseizure medications, occurring in 2 percent to […]

Artificial intelligence in epilepsy — applications and pathways to the clinic

Artificial intelligence in epilepsy — applications and pathways to the clinic

  Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming health care, and its applications in epilepsy have increased exponentially over the past decade. Integration of AI into epilepsy management promises to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of this complex disorder. However, translation of AI into neurology clinical practice has not yet been successful, emphasizing the need […]

How a stem cell transplant could help to stop epilepsy seizures

How a stem cell transplant could help to stop epilepsy seizures

A one-off ‘injection’ of stem cells could be an effective treatment for some patients with epilepsy. The treatment is thought to help by increasing production of a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which calms down the electrical activity in the area of the brain that triggers epileptic seizures. The first two patients to have […]

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Neurologists Describe Childhood Absence Epilepsy as ‘Underrecognized’ but ‘Easily Diagnosed and Treated’

Expanding awareness of Childhood Absence Epilepsy helps early diagnosis and treatment WASHINGTON, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The subtlety of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) seizures, coupled with their close association with learning and mental health difficulties, can delay diagnosis despite CAE being one of the most common pediatric syndromes in the United States, according to a new expert-led clinical […]

Breakthrough brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for neurological disorders

Breakthrough brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for neurological disorders

Rice University engineers have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Thanks to pioneering magnetoelectric power transfer technology, the pea-sized device developed in the Rice lab of Jacob Robinson in collaboration with Motif Neurotech and clinicians Dr. Sameer Sheth and Dr. Sunil Sheth can be powered wirelessly via an external transmitter and used to stimulate the […]

Exploring how gene variants affect brain cells in children with severe epilepsy

Exploring how gene variants affect brain cells in children with severe epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures. It is one of the most common neurological diseases, and it affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In 2023, nearly 450,000 children in the United States were diagnosed with the disease. Virginia Tech researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at […]

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