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One Diet Appeared Tops for Short-Term Seizure Control in Pediatric Epilepsy - In children with drug-resistant epilepsy, the modified Atkins and ketogenic diets were more effective than usual care in achieving large short-term reductions in seizures and short-term seizure ...

What Is the Seizure Threshold, and What Can Change It? - Your seizure threshold is one factor that influences your likelihood of having a seizure. People with epilepsy tend to have a lower seizure threshold, meaning they’re more likely to have seizures.

'People thought I was lazy and away with the fairies but really I had Epilepsy' - With my symptoms, I can zone out from anything from a few seconds to a couple of minutes but it really varies. Not everyone will experience the same thing, but even a few seconds is dangerous if you ...

People living with epilepsy in north-east urged to take part in study - MSP Alexander Burnett is urging people living with epilepsy to take part in a new survey to understand the condition’s impact on mental health.

Exercise is beneficial for people with epilepsy, but many physicians still don't encourage it - Seizure control was elusive ... Today, Jani is an endurance cyclist, marathoner, and epilepsy advocate who encourages everyone with epilepsy to be physically active—for fitness reasons, but ...

Victims face court fights on epilepsy drug as the State ‘drags its heels’ - Last December, a case revolving around the prescription of a seizure-controlling drug to a pregnant woman was settled for €12m without admission of liability.

Personalized brain models may improve surgical epilepsy treatment - Epilepsy affects an estimated 1.2 million adults in the U.S. alone, an upwards of three and a half million globally. In many cases, treatment for epileptic | Technology ...

Woman diagnosed with epilepsy actually had rare cancer - A woman has learned to speak Chinese after tests ahead of brain tumour surgery revealed she had good linguistic skills. Nicola Clark, 45, was wrongly diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010 after she started ...

Epilepsy Incidence, Prevalence Greater in More Deprived UK Regions - Significant geographical variation was found regarding the prevalence and incidence of epilepsy in United Kingdom primary care data between 2013 and 2018, suggesting a potential relationship between ...

7 - How Do I Manage Epilepsy Emergencies Like Status Epilepticus? - To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and ...

Neurofeedback News

Novel neurofeedback technique enhances awareness of mind-wandering - Once we notice it, we are free to stop or to continue it. Scientists at ATR, have developed the first method, a neurofeedback technique, to enhance awareness of mind-wandering. They performed a ...

Can Neurofeedback Train the ADHD Brain? - Co-authored by Azin Dastpak and Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Neurofeedback has been purported to treat symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as ...

Can Neurofeedback Help Kids with ADHD Press the Restart Button? - Neurofeedback has been criticized by some medical experts, but the expensive alternative treatment is worth the risk for some parents of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

Scientists develop alarm that goes off when you start daydreaming - Scientists from the ATR Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group in Japan have developed an alarm designed to go off when it detects your mind wandering. A new study, published in the ...

Neurofeedback Market Growth Size 2023 Analysis by Regional Developments, Demand Factors, Share, CAGR Status, Industry Segments and Forecast to 2030 - Global "Neurofeedback Market" Analysis 2023 | Exclusive Report [ No of Pages 120] | Report Offers Latest Industry ...

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Exploring the mechanism of Chaihujia Longgu Muli decoction in the treatment of epilepsy in rats based on the RhoA/ROCK signaling pathway - CONCLUSION: CD exerted an antiepileptic effect by inhibiting the activation of the RhoA/ROCK signaling pathway.

Inflammation as a target for the treatment of fever-associated epilepsy in zebrafish larvae - Inflammation is considered to be involved in epileptogenesis. However, the relationship between fever and inflammation as well as the mechanisms of fever in the occurrence and development of childhood epilepsy need further investigation. Here, we described an in vivo model of hyperthermia-induced seizures in zebrafish larvae with pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) exposure. Hyperthermia increased the sus...

Experience of waiting for seizure freedom and perception of machine learning technologies to support treatment decision: A qualitative study in adults with recent onset epilepsy - CONCLUSION: Interventions are needed to reduce the negative impacts experienced by people who are newly diagnosed with epilepsy while waiting for effective seizure control. Technology systems that support clinician decision making were acceptable, as people with epilepsy sought accessible and effective solutions to restore a sense of control in their lives.

Neuroinflammation microenvironment sharpens seizure circuit - A large set of inflammatory molecules and their receptors are induced in epileptogenic foci of patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsies of structural etiologies or with refractory status epilepticus. Studies in animal models mimicking these clinical conditions have shown that the activation of specific inflammatory signallings in forebrain neurons or glial cells may modify seizure thresholds,...

Functional outcomes of pediatric hemispherotomy: Impairment, activity, and medical service utilization - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the functional outcomes of hemispherotomy in a pediatric cohort, including impairments, activity limitations, utilization of therapies and medical specialist services, and subsequent surgical intervention.

Quantitative evaluation of hippocampal gray-white matter boundary blurring in medial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis - CONCLUSION: The HGWBB index is useful for the diagnosis of temporal lobe epilepsy with HS and for predicting seizure outcomes when used with another index of hippocampal volume loss and increased signal intensity.

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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