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A day with epilepsy: KU sophomore excels despite seizure disorder - First semester sophomore and Prescot native Aaliyah Lowe starts her day off by taking medication, her first dose in the morning and her second in the evening. Without this medication, she would have a ...

Childhood epilepsy symptoms, diagnosis and safety measures - In this article, we examine childhood epilepsy symptoms, diagnosis and safety measures parents and caregivers should take at home to keep an epileptic child safe during a seizure. Epilepsy is a neurol...

Researchers describe the first model of mitochondrial epilepsy - Despite the severity of this epilepsy, up to now there have been ... The team then used the model to assess the role that astrocytes play in seizure generation and demonstrated the involvement ...

How an East Bay drug maker pivoted from opioids to the cusp of a seizure drug... - What's more, 25 percent of patients had no seizures or just one isolated seizure while on Fintepla ... Many patients ultimately get locked into unique regimens of traditional epilepsy drugs. "It is ve...

Epilepsy: Government hospitals lack surgical treatment - With good compliance and after 2 to 5 years of treatment and being seizure free, drugs can be withdrawn in nearly 70 percent of children with epilepsy,” said Dr AT Arasar Seeralar, Director of ICH and ...

Opening up on life with epilepsy - more obvious seizure. A neurologist in Cork told me I more than likely had Epilepsy, though I struggled to accept that. "I was put on a small dose of medication and got it under control. I learned the ...

International Epilepsy Day 2018: All You Need To Know About What Causes This ... - Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which makes a person go ... stronger are likely to cause spasms and muscle twitches which cannot be controlled. A strong seizure can also make you confused and lose ...

Epilepsy is not a life sentence — women can still work and marry like anyone ... - With five to six million cases of epilepsy in the world, there are hardly 2,000 neurologists to address the problem. Some of the triggers that lead to a seizure are sleep deprivation, missing meals, s...

Targeting Epilepsy with Cranial Electrodes - Epilepsy affects approximately 120,000 people in the Netherlands ... opportunity to see more accurately than before where exactly in the brain an epileptic seizure takes place. We can then stimulate p...

IBM’s AI classifies seizure types to help people with epilepsy - About 1.2 percent of people in the U.S. — and 3.4 million people worldwide — have active epilepsy, and roughly 1 in 26 people will develop it in their lifetime. Not all suffer seizures the ...

Neurofeedback News

5 takeaways from White Sox spring training Thursday, including Lucas Giolito ... - Five takeaways from Thursday at White Sox camp: 1. The scrabble word of the day was neurofeedback. It tumbled from the lips of Lucas Giolito, the right-hander whose confidence — not to mention pitches ...

White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Participates in neurofeedback - Giolito underwent 20 sessions of neurofeedback during the offseason in an effort to improve his breathing and stay relaxed, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Neurofeedback is a form ...

Giolito hoping neurofeedback program pays off on the mound - GLENDALE, Ariz. -- He didn't mention any names Wednesday, the first day of spring training for White Sox pitchers and catchers. But when looking back on last season's 100 losses and looking ahead to a ...

A first set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback - The procedure known as neurofeedback records brain activity and presents it back to participants in real-time. With this information, individuals attempt to modulate their brain activity and, in ...

White Sox’ Lucas Giolito might be in best mental shape of his life - Giolito, who led the American League in walks and earned runs in his first full season in 2018, went through 20 sessions of neurofeedback this offseason to improve his breathing, stay relaxed and ...

Medical News Today

Everything you need to know about convulsions - Convulsions are common in some types of seizures and rare in a few other conditions. Learn more about the causes of convulsions and what to do if someone experiences them here.

Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy? - Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have proven difficult to unravel. A recent study concludes that they might be driven by acid reflux.

Innovative brain implant could improve Parkinson's treatment - A novel device able to both record and modulate electrical impulses in the brain may improve treatments for Parkinson's disease and related conditions.

High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives - An innovative piece of wearable tech could reduce the risk of death from nighttime seizures for individuals with therapy-resistant epilepsy.

What are the side effects of gabapentin? - Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that doctors often prescribe to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. It is generally safe but can cause some side effects, including trembling and hoarseness. Here, learn more about the common, long-term, and rare side effects of gabapentin and when to see a doctor.

PubMed

Treatment of epilepsy for people with Alzheimer's disease. - Treatment of epilepsy for people with Alzheimer's disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Nov 02;11:CD011922 Authors: Liu J, Wang LN, Wu LY, Wang YP Abstract BACKGROUND: Any type of seizure can be observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Antiepileptic drugs seem to prevent the recurrence of epileptic seizures in most people with AD. There are pharmacolo...

Changes of Ionic Concentrations During Seizure Transitions - A Modeling Study. - Related Articles Changes of Ionic Concentrations During Seizure Transitions - A Modeling Study. Int J Neural Syst. 2016 Sep 9;:1750004 Authors: Gentiletti D, Suffczynski P, Gnatkovsky V, de Curtis M Abstract Traditionally, it is considered that neuronal synchronization in epilepsy is caused by a chain reaction of synaptic excitation. However, i...

Precipitation of Carbamazepine-Controlled Seizures Due to Low-Dose Risperidon... - Related Articles Precipitation of Carbamazepine-Controlled Seizures Due to Low-Dose Risperidone in a Child: A Conspiracy to Unbalance Blood Electrolytes. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Dec;36(6):729-730 Authors: Pozzi M, Pineschi R, Bonanni P, Pellegri A, Clementi E PMID: 27680767 [PubMed - in process]

Selective head cooling during neonatal seizures prevents postictal cerebral v... - Related Articles Selective head cooling during neonatal seizures prevents postictal cerebral vascular dysfunction without reducing epileptiform activity. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Nov 1;311(5):H1202-H1213 Authors: Harsono M, Pourcyrous M, Jolly EJ, de Jongh Curry A, Fedinec AL, Liu J, Basuroy S, Zhuang D, Leffler CW, Parfenova H Abstract ...

Lissencephaly in an adult Australian Kelpie. - Related Articles Lissencephaly in an adult Australian Kelpie. Aust Vet J. 2016 Apr;94(4):107-10 Authors: Fraser AR, le Chevoir MA, Long SN Abstract CASE REPORT: A 6-year-old neutered male Australian Kelpie presented with a 2-year history of seizures. Neurological examination was consistent with a generalised prosencephalic lesion. Serum biochem...

Sodium valproate-induced Fanconi type proximal renal tubular acidosis. - Related Articles Sodium valproate-induced Fanconi type proximal renal tubular acidosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 28;2016: Authors: Knights M, Thekkekkara T, Morris A, Finlay E Abstract We present a case series of three patients with sodium valproate-induced Fanconi's syndrome, with ages ranging from 5 years to 12 years. The most important diagnos...

Science Daily

Concussions linked to epilepsy development - Experiments show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure.

Stem cell-derived neurons stop seizures and improve cognitive function - About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 percent of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs. Even when the drugs do work, people may develop cognitive and memory problems and depression, likely from the combination of the underlying se...

Genetic study of epilepsy points to potential new therapies - The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy. It greatly advances knowledge of the underlying biological causes of epilepsy and may inform the development of new treatments for the condition.

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