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Misdiagnosis of Pediatric Epilepsy as Gastrointestinal Disorders

Over the course of the last few years, there have been several cases of pediatric epilepsy originally misdiagnosed as a type of gastrointestinal disorder. The misdiagnoses were ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Diagnosing Epilepsy, Living with epilepsy, Pediatric Epilepsy, Children and Epilepsy

How In-Home Ambulatory EEG with Video Fits into My Practice

In my practice at First Choice Neurology, we regularly use in-home ambulatory EEG with video monitoring for patients who experience clinical episodes suspicious for seizures or ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy

What My 1st EEG Video Monitoring Study on a Child Was Like

Four years ago, I began my career as an EEG Technologist and it has honestly been the best four years of my life. Prior to becoming part of the RSC team, I worked for two adult ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Careers in Neurodiagnostics, Epilepsy in Infants & Children

What to Do When Someone Has a Seizure - What to Watch For

When a someone has a seizure, they need your help to be kept safe. They also need a set of eyes to watch and take note of what happened. Do you know what to do when someone has a ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Seizure Symptoms

Algorithm May Reduce Surgical Risk for Children with Epilepsy

A new and computational approach to surgery developed at Boston Children’s Hospital may better facilitate surgery in children with epilepsy who do not respond to anti-seizure ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Diagnosing Epilepsy, Seizure Treatment Options

Seizure Symptoms - Confirming a Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Part 3

In Part 1 of this three-part series on seizure symptoms, we learned that symptoms may or may not be helpful in diagnosing epilepsy. That is because the activity, feelings or ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Seizure Symptoms, Types of seizures

Seizure Symptoms - Confirming a Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed how a patient’s description of their seizure symptoms can present certain challenges in diagnosing epilepsy. Now, in Part 2, we ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Seizure Symptoms, Types of seizures

Seizure Symptoms - Confirming a Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Part 1

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to diagnose a person with epilepsy? What do their symptoms reveal? In this three-part series, we will first discuss why a patient’s ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Seizure Symptoms, Types of seizures

Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 3

In this three-part series we are exploring seizure like events that are misdiagnosed as epilepsy. In fact, 30% of all people diagnosed with refractory epilepsy don’t have it, they ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

Seizure Like Symptoms but NOT a Seizure: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the misdiagnosis of epilepsy in patients who actually have “something else”. According to Selim R. Benbadis, MD, “Approximately ...

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Topics: Diagnosing Epilepsy, Causes of Seizures, Types of seizures

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