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Car Accidents Common With Undetected Epilepsy - Focal epilepsy patients with hard-to-detect, subtle seizures experienced long delays to diagnoses and treatment, and those delays were tied to a high occurrence of motor vehicle accidents, a ...

Focal Epilepsy Often Overlooked - Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause ...

Pumpkin painting raises awareness about epilepsy - The Purple Pumpkin Project brings awareness about epilepsy, dispels common myths, and encourages learning first aid to help those with seizures.

CU Buffs’ Antonio Alfano battling epilepsy - A battle with epilepsy has kept highly touted defensive end Antonio Alfano from being cleared to practice with the Colorado football team.

Novel brain surgery seeks to reverse epilepsy in sea lion - The adolescent patient turned sullen and withdrawn. He hadn’t eaten in 13 days. Treatment with steroids, phenobarbital and Valium failed to curb the symptoms of his epilepsy. Then, on Sept. 18, he had ...

Focal epilepsy often overlooked: Earlier diagnosis could lead to fewer car accidents - Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study finds.

Former five-star recruit battling epilepsy in order to play - In the 2019 recruiting class, Antonio Alfano was a 247Sports Composite five-star recruit and the No. 5 ranked recruit in the entire country. Playing high school football at Colonia High School in New ...

Awareness drawn to epilepsy deaths - ONE in 25 West Australians will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and each year 1500 people are diagnosed with the common neurological condition. Of the 27,000 people living with epilepsy in WA, one ...

Study: Impact of earlier diagnosis in focal epilepsy goes beyond timely treatment - Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study finds.

Invitae and Pacific Biosciences Collaborate to Develop Whole Genome Sequencing-Based Assays for Pediatric Epilepsy Diagnostics - Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), a leading genetics company, and (Nasdaq:PACB), a leading provider of high-quality sequencing of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes, today announced a research ...

Neurofeedback News

Treatment of ADHD - While medication is often the first-line treatment, patients who receive behavioral treatments—typically therapy, parent training, or neurofeedback—often ultimately need less medication or are ...

HealthFirst: Neurofeedback helps retrain brains of ADHD patients - Zoran is giving his brain a good workout using neurofeedback that's designed to retrain his brain. The 8 year old has ADHD. "Instead of doing medication, which I thought might affect his ...

Neurofeedback for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents With ADHD - Background: A randomized and controlled clinical study was performed to evaluate the use of neurofeedback (NF) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ...

New BrainTrain TNT Reading System Includes Neurofeedback - The TNT Reading also includes the option to directly train a person’s mental alertness and concentration using its BrainPower Neurofeedback system. While learning to read, players are provided ...

What Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Mean for the Future of Work - But new use cases are being identified all the time. For example, BCIs can now be used as a neurofeedback training tool to improve cognitive performance. I expect to see a growing number of ...

Medical News Today

What to know about brain atrophy - Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What causes uncontrolled laughter in epilepsy? - A thorough investigation into an individual's uncontrolled laughter revealed that the cause was seizures resulting from a rare form of epilepsy.

Can the keto diet treat epilepsy? - The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.

What to know about epilepsy in children - Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures. It is relatively common in children. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half - Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does not significantly alter brain function.

PubMed

Disrupted topological properties of functional networks in epileptic children with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. - Disrupted topological properties of functional networks in epileptic children with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Brain Behav. 2020 Oct 24;:e01890 Authors: Li Y, Chen Q, Huang W Abstract INTRODUCTION: Generalized tonic-clonic seizure (GTCS) is a condition that is characterized by generalized spike-wave discharge in bilateral cerebral hemispheres du...

Anterior temporal encephaloceles: Elusive, important, and rewarding to treat. - Anterior temporal encephaloceles: Elusive, important, and rewarding to treat. Epilepsia. 2020 Oct 23;: Authors: Tse GT, Frydman AS, O'Shea MF, Fitt GJ, Weintrob DL, Murphy MA, Fabinyi GC, Bulluss KJ, Cook MJ, Berkovic SF Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the etiology and longitudinal clinical, neuropsychological, psychosocial, and surgical outcome pro...

Neonatal genetic epilepsies display convergent white matter microstructural abnormalities. - Neonatal genetic epilepsies display convergent white matter microstructural abnormalities. Epilepsia. 2020 Oct 23;: Authors: Sandoval Karamian AG, Wusthoff CJ, Boothroyd D, Yeom KW, Knowles JK Abstract White matter undergoes rapid development in the neonatal period. Its structure during and after development is influenced by neuronal activity. Patholog...

Seizure detection and mobile health devices in epilepsy: Recent developments and future perspectives. - Seizure detection and mobile health devices in epilepsy: Recent developments and future perspectives. Epilepsia. 2020 Oct 23;: Authors: Ryvlin P, Beniczky S PMID: 33098105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Characteristics and treatment outcomes of newly diagnosed epilepsy in older people: A 30-year longitudinal cohort study. - Characteristics and treatment outcomes of newly diagnosed epilepsy in older people: A 30-year longitudinal cohort study. Epilepsia. 2020 Oct 23;: Authors: Alsfouk BAA, Hakeem H, Chen Z, Walters M, Brodie MJ, Kwan P Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics and evaluate the long-term treatment outcomes in older people with newly diag...

Contribution of ictal source imaging for localizing seizure onset zone in patients with focal epilepsy patients. - Contribution of ictal source imaging for localizing seizure onset zone in patients with focal epilepsy patients. Neurology. 2020 Oct 23;: Authors: Ye S, Yang L, Lu Y, Kucewicz MT, Brinkmann B, Nelson C, Sohrabpour A, Worrell GA, He B Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether seizure onset zone can be accurately localized prior to surgical planning in fo...

Science Daily

Focal epilepsy often overlooked - Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study finds.

Novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures - Researchers have found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure.

Inhibiting epileptic activity in the brain - A new study shows that a protein -- called DUSP4 -- was increased in healthy brain tissue directly adjacent to epileptic tissue. The research suggests that boosting levels of DUSP4 could be a novel way of preventing or treating epilepsy.

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