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Can Cooling Treatment Reduce Epilepsy In Children?

In an astonishing new study published in Epilepsia, researchers determined that "Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxia) can reduce the number of ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Pediatric Epilepsy

Epilepsy Patients Have a New Tool for Enhanced Counseling Prior to Surgery

For those experiencing epilepsy, but who are not responding to medical treatment, there are surgical options. In fact, according to a report in U.S. News and World Report, ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Engle Epilepsy Surgery Outcome Scale, Counseling

A Brief Look at Seizure Treatment in Pediatric Patients With Convulsive Status Epilepticus

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, there are several forms of status epilepticus, which is defined as "a seizure lasts too long or when seizures occur close together and ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Seizure Medications, Seizure Identification, Pediatric Epilepsy

Epilepsy Treatment: What Are the 4 Levels of Epilepsy Care?

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) describes four levels of epilepsy care, which are outlined in the Guidelines for Essential Services, Personnel, and Facilities ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options, Seizure Management

Silent and Hidden: Alzheimer's Seizures

It was more than a decade ago that researchers discovered that mice who had Alzheimer’s disease could also suffer from symptomless, silent seizures. After the researchers ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Seizure Treatment Options

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

Stress Seizures: Lower Your Stress, Lower Your Risk of Seizures

Those who are suffering from epilepsy have a range of challenges that they have to face all the time. Of course, one of the most problematic of these is the fact that they do not ...

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Topics: Causes of Seizures, Seizure Treatment Options, Seizure Management

Combating Depression in Uncontrolled Epilepsy

Many people living with epilepsy report neuropsychiatric challenges associated with their condition that impacts their daily lives. Depression is common among 30-35% of people who ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options

Can Neurostimulation Suppress Seizures?

In some cases, traditional methods of controlling seizures in people with epilepsy do not work. Sometimes, antiseizure medications and surgery do not have the desired ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Seizure Treatment Options, Seizure Management

Seizure Surgery: Robot Helps to Map Epileptic Seizures

Surgery is one of the methods that is sometimes used on patients whose epilepsy cannot be controlled by antiepileptic drugs. The doctors will look for the part of the brain that ...

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Topics: Seizure Treatment Options

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