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Epilepsy Drugs For Newly Diagnosed Patients: What's Best? - Seizure reports were collected through diaries and clinic ... Arvelle Therapeutics GmbH, Sanofi, NICE Panel for Epilepsy Guideline 2021, and Practical Neurology. Editorialists reported relationships ...

Epilepsy certification can help save lives - HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — In the state of Texas, there are about 290,000 epilepsy cases. Yet, many are unaware of the disorder. Mary Saldivar, Epilepsy Foundation’s Central and South Texas Manager, ...

Doctor Who actress, 29, died from undiagnosed epilepsy after seizure in parents' garden - The coroner heard that after her second seizure in May 2020, a consultant neurologist failed to diagnose epilepsy despite her hallmark symptoms. She was not started on vital anti-epileptic medication ...

'Mummy is asleep - I can't wake her up': Heartbreaking SOS call daughter, 7, made to her grandmother after finding her single mother, 28, dead in bed following a seizure ... - Family members dashed round to Daisy Clear's home in Stockport, Greater Manchester after her seven-year-old daughter said she 'couldn't wake her up' but found that she had already died.

York H.S. student with epilepsy fights for changes in schools - It all started when Jamie Van Cleave was called a demon by an eighth grade classmate. Diagnosed with epilepsy when she was just seven years old, Jamie, now ...

Model Kelly Horrigan on epilepsy: ‘I thought I’d always need people to monitor me’ - “I could have three or four in a day.” Ironically, stress can be a trigger for epilepsy, so she found herself in a situation where the stress caused by the possibility of a seizure served to compound ...

Man suffering epilepsy falls into naked fire; family seeks help - A 20-year-old man, Amos Ayi, living with epilepsy has sustained serious burns after falling into a naked fire during a seizure attack. The incident occurred at Oboho, a farming community in the ...

Mum ‘trapped’ by epilepsy finds freedom, love and a new career by becoming a bodybuilder - “It’s the only seizure I have no recollection of.” She continued: “It came on so suddenly and it also happened to coincide with the week I first started my period.” Doctors were unable to diagnose ...

'Each seizure could be the end' - Somerset woman with life-threatening epilepsy on fight to support her wife - A woman who suffers with trauma-induced epilepsy has lifted the lid on the condition, saying she faces a situation where "each one could be the last". Kate first developed the condition almost two ...

Doctor Who actress, 29, dies after suffering two seizures and collapsing in her parents' back garden because of undiagnosed epilepsy - She had her first seizure in 2018 and another in May 2020, but a consultant neurologist did not diagnose epilepsy. Instead, during a phone consultation, she was told her seizures might be linked to an ...

Neurofeedback News

Deep brain electrical neurofeedback allows Parkinson patients to control pathological oscillations and quicken movements - While pharmacological treatment and deep brain stimulation (DBS) reduce these pathological oscillations concomitantly with improving motor performance, we set out to explore neurofeedback as an ...

Psychology Today - Neurofeedback, also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, is a therapeutic intervention that provides immediate feedback from a computer-based program that assesses a client’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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

Heterozygous variants in SPTBN1 cause intellectual disability and autism - Spectrins are common components of cytoskeletons, binding to cytoskeletal elements and the plasma membrane, allowing proper localization of essential membrane proteins, signal transduction, and cellular scaffolding. Spectrins are assembled from α and β subunits, encoded by SPTA1 and SPTAN1 (α) and SPTB, SPTBN1, SPTBN2, SPTBN4, and SPTBN5 (β). Pathogenic variants in various spectrin genes are as...

Whole-exome sequencing with targeted analysis and epilepsy after acute symptomatic neonatal seizures - CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot study, children with epilepsy after acute symptomatic neonatal seizures had a higher prevalence of coding variants with a targeted epilepsy gene sequencing analysis compared to those patients without subsequent epilepsy.

Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation induces stabilizing modifications in large-scale functional brain networks: towards understanding the effects of taVNS in subjects with epilepsy - Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) is a novel non-invasive brain stimulation technique considered as a potential supplementary treatment option for subjects with refractory epilepsy. Its exact mechanism of action is not yet fully understood. We developed an examination schedule to probe for immediate taVNS-induced modifications of large-scale epileptic brain networks and a...

Precocious puberty as a consequence of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in children - CONCLUSION: Central precocious puberty could be a consequence of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in the pre-pubertal children. The pediatrician should pay attention to its occurrence at follow-up.

Erratum to 'Neonatal neuroimaging and neurophysiology predict infantile onset epilepsy after perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy' [Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy 80 (2020) 249-256] - No abstract

The effect of injection time on rates of epileptogenic zone localization using SISCOM and STATISCOM - CONCLUSION: Statistical Ictal SPECT Co-registered to MRI showed overall higher agreement rates with EZ localization by video-EEG than SISCOM, which was not affected by the injection times. Statistical Ictal SPECT Co-registered to MRI may provide localizing information for "late" injections where visual reads and SISCOM are inconclusive.

Science Daily

Early-warning for seizures could be a game-changer for epilepsy patients - A research team has developed mathematical model to predict seizures that will give epilepsy patients an accurate warning five minutes to one hour before they are likely to experience a seizure.

New research studies 'domino effects' and synchrony in brain activity - Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the quest to understand the intricate processes that occur in the brain during seizures that are the key symptom of epilepsy.

Domino effects and synchrony in seizure initiation - In a brain with a neurological disorder like epilepsy, synchronization between groups of neurons can grow to a dangerous extent when a collection of brain cells begins to emit excess electricity. Researchers used a mathematical model to explore the interplay between neurons that leads to these transitions in synchronization during the onset of seizures.

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