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Ohio woman with epilepsy finds safety with her service dog: ‘Our bond is set in stone’ - Channing Seideman, 30, of Ohio was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child. She still has daily epileptic seizures, but her service dog, Bishop, helps keep her safe. Fox News Digital spoke with her.

British epilepsy suffer has seizure-reducing device fitted in skull in world first - A British boy with epilepsy has become the first child in the world to have a seizure-reducing device fitted to his skull. Oran Knowlson underwent a procedure at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in ...

First Child Brain Implant for Epilepsy Appears Successful - A groundbreaking implantable device has significantly reduced the frequency and severity of seizures in children with severe epilepsy, according to a new UK clinical trial.

World First As Boy Receives Pioneering Brain Implant For Rare Form Of Epilepsy - It’s hoped that in the future, the stimulators may be modified to respond to changes in brain activity in real time, cutting off a seizure before it starts. This kind of technology provides ...

Anti- Seizure Meds Are Crucial, But Can Trigger Severe Reactions - In about 5% of those cases, the rashes are linked to a life-threatening condition that will require hospitalization ...

First UK trial of deep brain stimulation for children with epilepsy begins - The rechargeable device is mounted onto the skull and is attached to electrodes deep in the brain to reduce seizure activity. This is the first UK clinical trial measuring this type of treatment for ...

Cat Deeley apologises on This Morning after being slammed by epilepsy charity over seizure 'joke' - The TV presenter came under fire after quipping that she was ‘having a seizure’ while dancing to Meghan Trainor's song All About That Bass, during Monday’s episode ...

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia holds event to teach school officials seizure first aid - WAYNE COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia hosted an event Thursday in Wayne County. The goal of this event was to teach seizure first aid training to local school staff. For many ...

Cat Deeley apologises for ‘light-hearted comment’ about ‘having a seizure’ after offending viewers - The star, who became the ITV daytime show’s fixed host alongside Ben Shephard earlier this year, was criticised after making the comment on Monday’s episode (17 June). The following day, after a ...

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Host Cat Deeley Apologizes For Seizure Joke On UK’s ‘This Morning’ - Cat Deeley, the presenter of Fox series 'So You Think You Can Dance,' has apologized for a seizure joke on ITV's 'This Morning.' ...

Neurofeedback News

PILLAR incorporates LENS therapy neurofeedback with counseling for enhanced therapeutic results - PILLAR announced the advancement in therapeutic practices with the integration of LENS therapy neurofeedback alongside traditional counseling services.

Alpha neurofeedback improves visual working memory, study finds - A recent study in China found that alpha neurofeedback training improves visual working memory. The group that received this training improved both the capacity and accuracy of their visual working ...

Exploring the Potential of fNIRS Neurofeedback - Understanding fNIRS and Neurofeedback Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a non-invasive imaging technique that measures brain activity by detecting changes in blood oxygenation and ...

Alpha Neurofeedback Study Adds Improved Visual Working Memory to List of Benefits - Alpha Neurofeedback Study Adds, Improved Visual Working Memory , to List of Benefits. The results of a recent study suggest that neurofeedback training can improve a person's visual working memory.

Night Terrors and Nightmares: What's the Difference? - Also known as neurofeedback, biofeedback therapy is a non-intrusive approach that monitors the brain during sleep to look for abnormal brain activity. This information is then used to help patients ...

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Electroclinical Features of Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome - Epileptic spasms are a unique, age-dependent manifestation of epilepsies in infancy and early childhood, commonly occurring as part of infantile epileptic spasms syndrome. Developmental stagnation and subsequent decline may occur in children with epileptic spasms, partly due to the abundant high-amplitude interictal epileptiform and slow wave abnormalities. Early recognition and treatment of ep...

Gamma-Tubulin 1 (TUBG1) Mutation-Associated Lissencephaly and Microcephaly in an Indian Child: A Rare Case - Malformations of cortical development (MCD) are a group of disorders affecting the normal development of the human cortex and are significant causes of delay in psychomotor development and epilepsy in children. Lissencephaly (smooth brain) forms a major group of brain malformations. Microtubules help in the migration of neuronal cells. Defect in tubulin gene alpha-tubulin (TUBA), beta-tubulin (...

Characterization of antiseizure medications effects on the EEG neurodynamic by fractal dimension - CONCLUSION: Our work suggests that FD is a promising measure to monitor the response to ASMs in FE.

Patient-advocate-led global coalition adapting fit-for-purpose outcomes measures to assure meaningful inclusion of DEEs in clinical trials - Existing clinical tools that measure non-seizure outcomes lack the range and granularity needed to capture skills in developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE)-affected individuals who also fall in the severe to profound range of intellectual disability. This effectively excludes those with severe impairments from clinical trials, impeding the ability of sponsors to evaluate disease-modif...

Valproate encephalopathy: Case series and literature review - Valproate encephalopathy is one of the unusual and severe but treatable side effect. This research focuses on four female patients who had valproate medication for epilepsy and developed an increased frequency of seizures, exacerbated disruption of consciousness, gastrointestinal problems, cognitive dysfunction, ataxia, and psychobehavioral abnormalities. The patient's symptoms improved over ti...

Effectiveness of Highly Purified Cannabidiol in Refractory and Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus: A Case Series - CONCLUSION: According to our experience, hpCBD should be taken into consideration as an add-on therapy of RSE and SRSE while also considering the possibility of maintaining this treatment during the follow-up of patients. However, more studies and real-world experiences are needed to better understand its effectiveness in this setting and the interaction with other ASMs.

Science Daily

Brain signal irregularity may provide clues to understanding epileptic process - Researchers propose a new method to differentiate signals from the epileptic focus from those recorded in other parts of the brain without the presence of an epileptic seizure. This technique may help detect epilepsy-induced features from these signals much quicker than conventional analysis techniques.

Breakthrough tech enables seizure localization in minutes - New research introduces a novel network analysis technology that uses minimally invasive resting state electrophysiological recordings to localize seizure onset brain regions and predict seizure outcomes in just 10 minutes.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to epilepsy in children - A new study suggests that antidepressant use by mothers during the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the chances of epilepsy and seizures in babies.

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