Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Genetic Testing for Pediatric Epilepsy

Genetic testing is used to discover abnormalities, mutations and genetic differences in DNA. The results are used to make an accurate diagnosis and prognosis, as well as develop ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Pediatric Epilepsy

Link Between Metabolic Bone Disease in Epilepsy and Hyponatremia

Epilepsy affects a large number of people with currently no cure. There are treatments that are often used to help at least get a better handle on the seizures, including ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Congenital Cause of Epilepsy: Focal Cortical Dysplasia

Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a variety of congenital (present at birth) abnormalities associated with focal epilepsy. FCD affects the development of the cerebral cortex (top ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

New Study on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

A new study from the Naegele laboratory at Wesleyan was recently released. This study looked at whether it might be possible for neural stem cell transplantation to reduce ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Emory Brain Health Center Uses Deep Brain Stimulation

Recently, deep brain stimulation (DBS) was approved for commercial use in certain patients. Those patients who are suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy and who cannot find ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Family History of Epilepsy and Consanguinity: The Roles they Play for Epilepsy Patients

A recent pilot study, conducted by Sana’a University and Thamar University, looked into the roles family history of epilepsy and consanguinity play in patients suffering from ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Does Age Affect Onset of Epilepsy?

More than 570,000 people who are 65 years or older have epilepsy. Adults are the fastest growing group for this disorder. Research from Jacqueline A. French, MD, Neurologist at ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Was the Diagnosis for Epilepsy and Syncope Correct?

Research from the Overlap Between Epilepsy and Syncope Study (OESYS), which was published in BMC Neurology, has found that many people who have possible epilepsy and a recurrent ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Epilepsy and Congenital Heart Disease

Neuro-cardiology researchers have found that there should be an increase in perioperative electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring for certain patients. They discovered a high ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Higher Number of Seizures for Epileptics in High Crime Areas

Research conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago found some interesting facts regarding people who have epilepsy and are living in high crime neighborhoods. They ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research