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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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What is the Seizure Treatment for Pediatric Patients With Convulsive Status Epilepticus?

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

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Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study

A recent study that delved into childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) found that the brains of those who suffer from the condition could be disturbed not only during the seizures, but ...

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Pediatric Epilepsy Outcome Could Improve With Help From Big Data

Big data is changing the way that many aspects of the world operate, and this includes the medical field. Recent research from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has shown that ...

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Using Brain Activity Between Seizures to Treat Childhood Absence Epilepsy

CAE or childhood absence epilepsy is a unique variation of epilepsy. It is expressed by "blank looks" or staring spells in the child suffering from the condition. As the ...

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Does Your Child Need Genetic Testing for Pediatric Epilepsy?

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

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Rasmussen’s Syndrome in Children

Rasmussen’s syndrome is surrounded by mystery and is a rare form of epilepsy that has features of an autoimmune disorder where immune system cells fight against brain cell ...

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Pediatric Epilepsy and Behavioral Health

Many young people who are suffering from epilepsy also experience other issues with their health and their mental state. In fact, 50% of young people with epilepsy will experience ...

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Understanding Pediatric Coma Patients

Scales for coma have been created as a means to help better predict the outcome of the patient and the depth of consciousness. The use of various neurophysiologic tests and ...

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Remote Monitoring Could Help Detect Seizures in Newborns Who Are At Risk

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced that a team of researchers has found an easy and effective method of monitoring seizures in newborns. The method can ...

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