A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
Recurrent conditions characterized by epileptic seizures which arise diffusely and simultaneously from both hemispheres of the brain. Classification is generally based upon motor manifestations of the seizure (e.g., convulsive, nonconvulsive, akinetic, atonic, etc.) or etiology (e.g., idiopathic, cryptogenic, and symptomatic). (From Mayo Clin Proc, 1996 Apr;71(4):405-14)
A localization-related (focal) form of epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures that arise from foci within the temporal lobe, most commonly from its mesial aspect. A wide variety of psychic phenomena may be associated, including illusions, hallucinations, dyscognitive states, and affective experiences. The majority of complex partial seizures (see EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL) originate from the temporal lobes. Temporal lobe seizures may be classified by etiology as cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (i.e., related to an identified disease process or lesion). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p321)
A clinically diverse group of epilepsy syndromes characterized either by myoclonic seizures or by myoclonus in association with other seizure types. Myoclonic epilepsy syndromes are divided into three subtypes based on etiology: familial, cryptogenic, and symptomatic (i.e., occurring secondary to known disease processes such as infections, hypoxic-ischemic injuries, trauma, etc.).
Drugs used to prevent SEIZURES or reduce their severity.
A subtype of epilepsy characterized by seizures that are consistently provoked by a certain specific stimulus. Auditory, visual, and somatosensory stimuli as well as the acts of writing, reading, eating, and decision making are examples of events or activities that may induce seizure activity in affected individuals. (From Neurol Clin 1994 Feb;12(1):57-8)
A disorder characterized by the onset of myoclonus in adolescence, a marked increase in the incidence of absence seizures (see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), and generalized major motor seizures (see EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). The myoclonic episodes tend to occur shortly after awakening. Seizures tend to be aggravated by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption. Hereditary and sporadic forms have been identified. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p323)
A generalized seizure disorder characterized by recurrent major motor seizures. The initial brief tonic phase is marked by trunk flexion followed by diffuse extension of the trunk and extremities. The clonic phase features rhythmic flexor contractions of the trunk and limbs, pupillary dilation, elevations of blood pressure and pulse, urinary incontinence, and tongue biting. This is followed by a profound state of depressed consciousness (post-ictal state) which gradually improves over minutes to hours. The disorder may be cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (caused by an identified disease process). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p329)
A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8)
A localization-related (focal) form of epilepsy characterized by seizures which arise in the FRONTAL LOBE. A variety of clinical syndromes exist depending on the exact location of the seizure focus. Frontal lobe seizures may be idiopathic (cryptogenic) or caused by an identifiable disease process such as traumatic injuries, neoplasms, or other macroscopic or microscopic lesions of the frontal lobes (symptomatic frontal lobe seizures). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp318-9)
Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.
Clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells. Clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena. Recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."
An autosomal dominant inherited partial epilepsy syndrome with onset between age 3 and 13 years. Seizures are characterized by PARESTHESIA and tonic or clonic activity of the lower face associated with drooling and dysarthria. In most cases, affected children are neurologically and developmentally normal. (From Epilepsia 1998 39;Suppl 4:S32-S41)
Recurrent seizures causally related to CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA. Seizure onset may be immediate but is typically delayed for several days after the injury and may not occur for up to two years. The majority of seizures have a focal onset that correlates clinically with the site of brain injury. Cerebral cortex injuries caused by a penetrating foreign object (CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, PENETRATING) are more likely than closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED) to be associated with epilepsy. Concussive convulsions are nonepileptic phenomena that occur immediately after head injury and are characterized by tonic and clonic movements. (From Rev Neurol 1998 Feb;26(150):256-261; Sports Med 1998 Feb;25(2):131-6)
A pathological process consisting of hardening or fibrosis of an anatomical structure, often a vessel or a nerve.
Seizures that occur during a febrile episode. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been identified in some families. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy (i.e., a nonfebrile seizure disorder) following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p784)
An anticonvulsant used to control grand mal and psychomotor or focal seizures. Its mode of action is not fully understood, but some of its actions resemble those of PHENYTOIN; although there is little chemical resemblance between the two compounds, their three-dimensional structure is similar.
A prolonged seizure or seizures repeated frequently enough to prevent recovery between episodes occurring over a period of 20-30 minutes. The most common subtype is generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, a potentially fatal condition associated with neuronal injury and respiratory and metabolic dysfunction. Nonconvulsive forms include petit mal status and complex partial status, which may manifest as behavioral disturbances. Simple partial status epilepticus consists of persistent motor, sensory, or autonomic seizures that do not impair cognition (see also EPILEPSIA PARTIALIS CONTINUA). Subclinical status epilepticus generally refers to seizures occurring in an unresponsive or comatose individual in the absence of overt signs of seizure activity. (From N Engl J Med 1998 Apr 2;338(14):970-6; Neurologia 1997 Dec;12 Suppl 6:25-30)
A slowly hydrolyzed muscarinic agonist with no nicotinic effects. Pilocarpine is used as a miotic and in the treatment of glaucoma.
A neurosurgical procedure that removes the anterior TEMPORAL LOBE including the medial temporal structures of CEREBRAL CORTEX; AMYGDALA; HIPPOCAMPUS; and the adjacent PARAHIPPOCAMPAL GYRUS. This procedure is generally used for the treatment of intractable temporal epilepsy (EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL LOBE).
A compound suggested to be both a nootropic and a neuroprotective agent.
A heterogeneous group of primarily familial disorders characterized by myoclonic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, ataxia, progressive intellectual deterioration, and neuronal degeneration. These include LAFORA DISEASE; MERRF SYNDROME; NEURONAL CEROID-LIPOFUSCINOSIS; sialidosis (see MUCOLIPIDOSES), and UNVERRICHT-LUNDBORG SYNDROME.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
The abrupt cessation of all vital bodily functions, manifested by the permanent loss of total cerebral, respiratory, and cardiovascular functions.
A fatty acid with anticonvulsant properties used in the treatment of epilepsy. The mechanisms of its therapeutic actions are not well understood. It may act by increasing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in the brain or by altering the properties of voltage dependent sodium channels.
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Abnormalities in the development of the CEREBRAL CORTEX. These include malformations arising from abnormal neuronal and glial CELL PROLIFERATION or APOPTOSIS (Group I); abnormal neuronal migration (Group II); and abnormal establishment of cortical organization (Group III). Many INBORN METABOLIC BRAIN DISORDERS affecting CNS formation are often associated with cortical malformations. They are common causes of EPILEPSY and developmental delay.
A curved elevation of GRAY MATTER extending the entire length of the floor of the TEMPORAL HORN of the LATERAL VENTRICLE (see also TEMPORAL LOBE). The hippocampus proper, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.
Lower lateral part of the cerebral hemisphere responsible for auditory, olfactory, and semantic processing. It is located inferior to the lateral fissure and anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE.
Treatment of chronic, severe and intractable psychiatric disorders by surgical removal or interruption of certain areas or pathways in the brain, especially in the prefrontal lobes.
A condition marked by recurrent seizures that occur during the first 4-6 weeks of life despite an otherwise benign neonatal course. Autosomal dominant familial and sporadic forms have been identified. Seizures generally consist of brief episodes of tonic posturing and other movements, apnea, eye deviations, and blood pressure fluctuations. These tend to remit after the 6th week of life. The risk of developing epilepsy at an older age is moderately increased in the familial form of this disorder. (Neurologia 1996 Feb;11(2):51-5)
A course of food intake that is high in FATS and low in CARBOHYDRATES. This diet provides sufficient PROTEINS for growth but insufficient amount of carbohydrates for the energy needs of the body. A ketogenic diet generates 80-90% of caloric requirements from fats and the remainder from proteins.
The repeated weak excitation of brain structures, that progressively increases sensitivity to the same stimulation. Over time, this can lower the threshold required to trigger seizures.
An adjunctive treatment for PARTIAL EPILEPSY and refractory DEPRESSION that delivers electrical impulses to the brain via the VAGUS NERVE. A battery implanted under the skin supplies the energy.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).
An anticonvulsant that is used to treat a wide variety of seizures. It is also an anti-arrhythmic and a muscle relaxant. The mechanism of therapeutic action is not clear, although several cellular actions have been described including effects on ion channels, active transport, and general membrane stabilization. The mechanism of its muscle relaxant effect appears to involve a reduction in the sensitivity of muscle spindles to stretch. Phenytoin has been proposed for several other therapeutic uses, but its use has been limited by its many adverse effects and interactions with other drugs.
An analogue of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID. It is an irreversible inhibitor of 4-AMINOBUTYRATE TRANSAMINASE, the enzyme responsible for the catabolism of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
An epileptic syndrome characterized by the triad of infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia, and arrest of psychomotor development at seizure onset. The majority present between 3-12 months of age, with spasms consisting of combinations of brief flexor or extensor movements of the head, trunk, and limbs. The condition is divided into two forms: cryptogenic (idiopathic) and symptomatic (secondary to a known disease process such as intrauterine infections; nervous system abnormalities; BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC, INBORN; prematurity; perinatal asphyxia; TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS; etc.). (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp744-8)
A surgical specialty concerned with the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.
Substances that act in the brain stem or spinal cord to produce tonic or clonic convulsions, often by removing normal inhibitory tone. They were formerly used to stimulate respiration or as antidotes to barbiturate overdose. They are now most commonly used as experimental tools.
Heterocyclic rings containing three nitrogen atoms, commonly in 1,2,4 or 1,3,5 or 2,4,6 formats. Some are used as HERBICIDES.
A disorder characterized by recurrent localized paroxysmal discharges of cerebral neurons that give rise to seizures that have motor manifestations. The majority of partial motor seizures originate in the FRONTAL LOBE (see also EPILEPSY, FRONTAL LOBE). Motor seizures may manifest as tonic or clonic movements involving the face, one limb or one side of the body. A variety of more complex patterns of movement, including abnormal posturing of extremities, may also occur.
The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
Surgically placed electric conductors through which ELECTRIC STIMULATION is delivered to or electrical activity is recorded from a specific point inside the body.
The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.
Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.
Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
Registered nurses who hold Master's degrees in nursing with an emphasis in clinical nursing and who function independently in coordinating plans for patient care.
An anticonvulsant especially useful in the treatment of absence seizures unaccompanied by other types of seizures.
GRAY MATTER situated above the GYRUS HIPPOCAMPI. It is composed of three layers. The molecular layer is continuous with the HIPPOCAMPUS in the hippocampal fissure. The granular layer consists of closely arranged spherical or oval neurons, called GRANULE CELLS, whose AXONS pass through the polymorphic layer ending on the DENDRITES of PYRAMIDAL CELLS in the hippocampus.
(2S-(2 alpha,3 beta,4 beta))-2-Carboxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-3-pyrrolidineacetic acid. Ascaricide obtained from the red alga Digenea simplex. It is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist at some types of excitatory amino acid receptors and has been used to discriminate among receptor types. Like many excitatory amino acid agonists it can cause neurotoxicity and has been used experimentally for that purpose.
A variety of neuromuscular conditions resulting from MUTATIONS in ION CHANNELS manifesting as episodes of EPILEPSY; HEADACHE DISORDERS; and DYSKINESIAS.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.
A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.
A pharmaceutical agent that displays activity as a central nervous system and respiratory stimulant. It is considered a non-competitive GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID antagonist. Pentylenetetrazole has been used experimentally to study seizure phenomenon and to identify pharmaceuticals that may control seizure susceptibility.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Dominance of one cerebral hemisphere over the other in cerebral functions.
A barbiturate with hypnotic and sedative properties (but not antianxiety). Adverse effects are mainly a consequence of dose-related CNS depression and the risk of dependence with continued use is high. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p565)
Diminished or failed response of an organism, disease or tissue to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should be differentiated from DRUG TOLERANCE which is the progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, as a result of continued administration.
Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.
The measurement of magnetic fields over the head generated by electric currents in the brain. As in any electrical conductor, electric fields in the brain are accompanied by orthogonal magnetic fields. The measurement of these fields provides information about the localization of brain activity which is complementary to that provided by ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY. Magnetoencephalography may be used alone or together with electroencephalography, for measurement of spontaneous or evoked activity, and for research or clinical purposes.
A characteristic symptom complex.
An antiepileptic agent related to the barbiturates; it is partly metabolized to PHENOBARBITAL in the body and owes some of its actions to this metabolite. Adverse effects are reported to be more frequent than with PHENOBARBITAL. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p309)
Cell surface proteins which bind GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID and contain an integral membrane chloride channel. Each receptor is assembled as a pentamer from a pool of at least 19 different possible subunits. The receptors belong to a superfamily that share a common CYSTEINE loop.
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
An act of employing sorcery (the use of power gained from the assistance or control of spirits), especially with malevolent intent, and the exercise of supernatural powers and alleged intercourse with the devil or a familiar. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Axons of certain cells in the DENTATE GYRUS. They project to the polymorphic layer of the dentate gyrus and to the proximal dendrites of PYRAMIDAL CELLS of the HIPPOCAMPUS. These mossy fibers should not be confused with mossy fibers that are cerebellar afferents (see NERVE FIBERS).
Autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome classically characterized by MENTAL RETARDATION; EPILEPSY; and skin lesions (e.g., adenoma sebaceum and hypomelanotic macules). There is, however, considerable heterogeneity in the neurologic manifestations. It is also associated with cortical tuber and HAMARTOMAS formation throughout the body, especially the heart, kidneys, and eyes. Mutations in two loci TSC1 and TSC2 that encode hamartin and tuberin, respectively, are associated with the disease.
The largest portion of the CEREBRAL CORTEX in which the NEURONS are arranged in six layers in the mammalian brain: molecular, external granular, external pyramidal, internal granular, internal pyramidal and multiform layers.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.

Differential transcriptional control as the major molecular event in generating Otx1-/- and Otx2-/- divergent phenotypes. (1/4971)

Otx1 and Otx2, two murine homologs of the Drosophila orthodenticle (otd) gene, show a limited amino acid sequence divergence. Their embryonic expression patterns overlap in spatial and temporal profiles with two major exceptions: until 8 days post coitum (d.p.c. ) only Otx2 is expressed in gastrulating embryos, and from 11 d.p.c. onwards only Otx1 is transcribed within the dorsal telencephalon. Otx1 null mice exhibit spontaneous epileptic seizures and multiple abnormalities affecting primarily the dorsal telencephalic cortex and components of the acoustic and visual sense organs. Otx2 null mice show heavy gastrulation abnormalities and lack the rostral neuroectoderm corresponding to the forebrain, midbrain and rostral hindbrain. In order to define whether these contrasting phenotypes reflect differences in expression pattern or coding sequence of Otx1 and Otx2 genes, we replaced Otx1 with a human Otx2 (hOtx2) full-coding cDNA. Interestingly, homozygous mutant mice (hOtx2(1)/hOtx2(1)) fully rescued epilepsy and corticogenesis abnormalities and showed a significant improvement of mesencephalon, cerebellum, eye and lachrymal gland defects. In contrast, the lateral semicircular canal of the inner ear was never recovered, strongly supporting an Otx1-specific requirement for the specification of this structure. These data indicate an extended functional homology between OTX1 and OTX2 proteins and provide evidence that, with the exception of the inner ear, in Otx1 and Otx2 null mice contrasting phenotypes stem from differences in expression patterns rather than in amino acid sequences.  (+info)

Characterization of nodular neuronal heterotopia in children. (2/4971)

Neuronal heterotopia are seen in various pathologies and are associated with intractable epilepsy. We examined brain tissue from four children with subcortical or periventricular nodular heterotopia of different aetiologies: one with severe epilepsy following focal brain trauma at 17 weeks gestation, one with hemimegalencephaly and intractable epilepsy, one with focal cortical dysplasia and intractable epilepsy, and one dysmorphic term infant with associated hydrocephalus and polymicrogyria. The connectivity of nodules was investigated using histological and carbocyanine dye (DiI) tracing techniques. DiI crystal placement adjacent to heterotopic nodules revealed numerous DiI-labelled fibres within a 2-3 mm radius of the crystals. Although we observed labelled fibres closely surrounding nodules, the majority did not penetrate them. Placement of DiI crystals within nodules also identified a limited number of projections out of the nodules and in one case there was evidence for connectivity between adjacent nodules. The cellular and neurochemical composition of nodules was also examined using immunohistochemistry for calretinin and neuropeptide Y (NPY), which are normally expressed in GABAergic cortical interneurons. Within heterotopic nodules from all cases, numerous calretinin-positive neurons were identified, along with a few cell bodies and many processes positive for NPY. Calretinin-positive neurons within nodules were less morphologically complex than those in the cortex, which may reflect incomplete differentiation into an inhibitory neuronal phenotype. There were also abnormal clusters of calretinin-positive cells in the overlying cortical plate, indicating that the migratory defect which produces heterotopic nodules also affects development of the cortex itself. Thus, heterotopic nodules consisting of multiple neuronal cell types are associated with malformation in the overlying cortical plate, and have limited connectivity with other brain regions. This abnormal development of connectivity may affect neuronal maturation and consequently the balance of excitation and inhibition in neuronal circuits, leading to their epileptogenic potential.  (+info)

Oligodendroglial vacuolar degeneration in the bilateral motor cortices and astrocytosis in epileptic beagle dogs. (3/4971)

We performed a pathologic examination of the brains of three dogs in an epileptic beagle colony. Histologically, all the cases had diffuse astrocytosis in the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia as well as the hippocampus, whereas they showed acute nerve cell change in the hippocampus and some other areas of the cerebrum. One of these animals showed laminar myelin pallor associated with the presence of many vacuoles in the IV to VI layers of the bilateral motor cortices. Most of the vacuoles contained fine granules stained with luxol-fast-blue stain. Ultrastructural examination revealed that some oligodendrocytes and perineuronal satellite oligodendrocytes in the bilateral cerebral motor cortices of the two affected dogs had many vacuoles surrounded by myelin-like lamellar structures. These findings suggest a possibility that astrocytosis in the cerebrum and vacuolar degeneration of oligodendrocytes in the cerebral motor cortex may be, at least in part, related to the occurrence or development of seizures.  (+info)

Onchocerciasis and epilepsy: a matched case-control study in the Central African Republic. (4/4971)

The occurrence of epileptic seizures during onchocercal infestation has been suspected. Epidemiologic studies are necessary to confirm the relation between onchocerciasis and epilepsy. A matched case-control study was conducted in dispensaries of three northwestern towns of the Central African Republic. Each epileptic case was matched against two nonepileptic controls on the six criteria of sex, age (+/-5 years), residence, treatment with ivermectin, date of last ivermectin dose, and the number of ivermectin doses. Onchocerciasis was defined as at least one microfilaria observed in iliac crest skin snip biopsy. A total of 561 subjects (187 cases and 374 controls) were included in the study. Of the epileptics, 39.6% had onchocerciasis, as did 35.8% of the controls. The mean dermal microfilarial load was 26 microfilariae per mg of skin (standard deviation, 42) in the epileptics and 24 microfilariae per mg of skin (standard deviation, 48) in the controls. This matched case-control study found some relation (odds ratio = 1.21, 95% confidence interval 0.81-1.80), although it was nonstatistically significant.  (+info)

Adjunctive therapy in epilepsy: a cost-effectiveness comparison of two AEDs. (5/4971)

The objective of this study was to compare the relative cost-effectiveness of two AEDs by a prospective clinical audit. Patients starting on the adjunctive therapies lamotrigine and topiramate were recruited from the out-patient epilepsy clinics at Queen Square. Three interview were scheduled: baseline; three months follow-up and six months from baseline. Of the 81 patients recruited, a total of 73 patients completed all three interviews. An intention to treat analysis was performed on the data. Seizure severity and frequency were assessed using the National Hospital Seizure Severity Scale. Side-effects, adverse events and reasons for stopping medication were also recorded. At the third interview, a total of 47/73 (64%) were still on the prescribed adjunctive drug. Outcome was assessed by two methods: the > 50% seizure reduction cited in the literature and a more stringent assessment of patient 'satisfaction' which we defined operationally on clinical criteria. Using this definition, a total of 10/73 (14%) patients were 'satisfied'. The relative costs of starting patients on each of the two AEDs were calculated, both drug costs and the costs of adverse events (the latter were defined as events requiring urgent medical attention). The costs of the two drugs were compared. A number of methodological issues relating to cost comparison are discussed. Outcome and pharmaco-economic studies need to assess more than reduction in number of seizures. They should take into account variables important for quality of life including side-effects and adverse events.  (+info)

Willingness to pay: a feasible method for assessing treatment benefits in epilepsy? (6/4971)

Contingent valuation using willingness to pay (WTP) is one of the methods available for assessing the value of a new technology or treatment for a disease in monetary terms. Experience with this method is lacking in epilepsy. The objectives of this study were to assess the acceptability of the WTP method in epilepsy, the level of the responses, and to investigate its validity by comparison with other non-monetary preference measures. Among 397 patients with epilepsy responding to a comprehensive questionnaire, 82 were randomly selected for an interview. They were asked about their WTP for an imaginary new technology which could permanently cure their epilepsy. Fifty-nine patients participated and 57 completed the interview (32 women; mean age 44 years), the majority with well-controlled epilepsy. The patients indicated a median WTP of Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 150,000 (USD 20,000; GBP 11,800), interquartile range NOK 50,000-350,000 (USD 6, 667-46, 667; GBP 3,937-27,559) for this cure. Non-response was low, indicating high acceptability of this method. There was little association between WTP and other preference measures; the Spearman rank correlation coefficient was -0.09 and -0.12 with time trade-off and standard gamble respectively, questioning the validity of this method.  (+info)

Outcome of pregnancies in epileptic women: a study in Saudi Arabia. (7/4971)

We studied the outcome of 79 pregnancies in 44 Saudi women who had epilepsy. Their mean age was 28+/-6.5 years and the number of pregnancies studied varied from one to six. Nineteen subjects had generalized seizures, 16 had partial seizures and nine were unclassified. The commonest drug prescribed was carbamazepine and the majority of the women (61%) were on monotherapy. The seizures were controlled in 53 pregnancies (67%). Spontaneous vertex deliveries were the commonest. The indications for intervention by lower segment Caesarean section, forceps or ventouse were foetal distress, pre-eclamptic toxaemia (PET), eclampsia, breech presentation and prolonged labour. The most frequent adverse outcome in the babies was low birth weight (<2.5 kg) in nine pregnancies. The frequency of congenital malformation was 2.5%. Low birth weight was associated with prematurity, PET, congenital malformation and polytherapy. Avoidance of polytherapy appears to be the most feasible intervention in reducing the frequency of low birth-weight children by epileptic mothers.  (+info)

Information exchange in an epilepsy forum on the World Wide Web. (8/4971)

The Partners Healthcare Epilepsy Service hosts an epilepsy 'Webforum'. In this paper, we describe our observations regarding who uses it, what kind of information is exchanged, how much misinformation is present and how we can better serve our patients. We examined a sample of 155 posts to the forum and 342 responses to those posts. The individual making the post and the type of questions were categorized. We also determined whether any information was objectively inaccurate. The principal users were care-givers (49%) and patients (34%). Eighty percent of the primary posts were questions. Answers were given largely by patients (38%) and care-givers (34%). The most commonly asked questions were about treatment options (31%) and the natural history of the illness (28%). In 20% of the questions, the user incidentally remarked that a health-care provider had not met their information needs. Six percent of the information was objectively inaccurate. The Web can serve as an effective means for the exchange of information between individuals with a common medical condition. We found that a small amount of misinformation is exchanged and that health-care providers are sometimes perceived as unable or unwilling to supply important health-related information.  (+info)

Abstract Regarding efficacy of new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for seizure control, there are three important clinical questions.Download and Read New Antiepileptic Drugs Epilepsy Research Supplement No 3 New Antiepileptic Drugs Epilepsy Research Supplement No 3 It sounds good when knowing the.Several studies show drugs used to treat AEDS reduce bone density, increase risk of fracture, especially for the up to 50% of users unresponsive to AEDS.Efficacy and tolerability of the new antiepileptic drugs I: Treatment of new onset epilepsy. new AEDs with many of the non-AED drugs.AMR has developed set of analyst tools and data models to supplement.. Research identifies protein that could help patients respond more positively to epilepsy drug therapies.Seizures and epilepsy: Hope through research. for treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Understanding of and attitudes toward epilepsy among the urban Chinese population in Malaysia. AU - Hasan, S. S.. AU - Alen, Y. K S. AU - Wayne, W. G W. AU - Ahmadi, K.. AU - Anwar, M.. AU - Goh, G. K.. PY - 2010/4. Y1 - 2010/4. N2 - Introduction: People with epilepsy are socially discriminated against on the grounds of widespread negative public attitudes, misunderstandings and defensive behaviour. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the public understanding of and attitudes toward epilepsy among the Chinese population in Malaysia. Methods: A validated, self-administered questionnaire comprising 23 questions was utilised to evaluate the understanding of and attitudes toward epilepsy among randomly approached respondents from the Chinese population living in the urban areas of Penang, Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur and Sibu in Malaysia. Results: Out of 1,000 people approached, 697 (69.7 percent) respondents agreed to participate in the study. When asked whether people ...
The Yale Epilepsy Research Retreat is a two day educational meeting in which clinical and basic science researchers from Yale and collaborators from other institutions will discuss the latest advances in cutting-edge epilepsy research. In addition, we are inviting an outstanding leader in epilepsy research, well versed in both human and basic epilepsy research, to speak at the Retreat, provide feedback and guidance, and serve as an external moderator and reviewer for the research program. The Retreat will consist of investigator slide presentations, poster sessions, and break-out discussions on new research approaches and collaborations. The Third Annual Yale comprehensive Epilepsy Research Retreat took place on April 3-4, 2014 at the Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT. The 2014 Research Retreat Agenda ...
Epilepsy is a common disease of the brain, occurring in roughly 1% of all people, and although repeated epileptic seizures are its clinical hallmark, epilepsy is not just a medical phenomenon, but a social construct, with cultural, political, and financial consequences. People with epilepsy are exposed to stigma and burdened with disadvantages which can be far reaching. There are indeed many remedies, but no cure. This book provides a biography of modern epilepsy in the form of a brief and selective narrative of some of the important developments in medical and social epilepsy research, with its many ups and downs, over the period since 1860. Its anatomy of modern epilepsy in eight chapters is, inevitably in this short book, selective, and intentionally provocative. The books main objective is to provide both a survey of the evolution of epilepsy and its treatment in the post-Jacksonian era, and also a critical look at where we are today and how we got there. This book tries to make an effort to
In Kentucky and Southern Indiana alone, more than 90,000 people have epilepsy, demonstrating a vital need for a comprehensive epilepsy team.. Epilepsy is the third-most common neurological disorder in the United States after Alzheimers disease and stroke. Between 30 percent and 40 percent of the 2.7 million Americans diagnosed with a seizure disorder have seizures that are not well controlled by medication. Others have their epilepsy untreated or misdiagnosed.. That is why the University of Louisville Hospital Epilepsy Center is such a critical resource for our community and state. Our center is one of only a few Level IV Epilepsy Centers in the region, meaning we have the ability to do everything from diagnosing epilepsy to performing surgery when appropriate.. Our Epilepsy Center has a state-of-the-art monitoring unit and dedicated nurses and physicians who have the experience and expertise needed to provide comprehensive epilepsy services.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Classifications and epidemiologic considerations of epileptic seizures and epilepsy. AU - So, E. L.. PY - 1995/1/1. Y1 - 1995/1/1. N2 - Epileptic disorders are some of the most common neurologic conditions. The lifetime risk of experiencing an epileptic seizure is as high as 8%. The manifestations of epileptic disorders are also quite protean. Clinical evaluation of seizure disorders requires a clear understanding of the classifications and the terminology used. This article defines and classifies epileptic seizures, epilepsy, and epilepsy syndromes. The epidemiologic profiles of first unprovoked seizure and epilepsy are also described.. AB - Epileptic disorders are some of the most common neurologic conditions. The lifetime risk of experiencing an epileptic seizure is as high as 8%. The manifestations of epileptic disorders are also quite protean. Clinical evaluation of seizure disorders requires a clear understanding of the classifications and the terminology used. This article ...
Since the development of the 2007 Epilepsy Research Benchmarks, remarkable strides have been made toward understanding the causes of epilepsy and epileptogenesis, developing new and improved treatments, and delineating factors that contribute to comorbidities associated with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Research Benchmarks Stewards have selected the following research advances from
New Hanover Regional Medical Center was recently accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a level 3 epilepsy center. Level 3 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.. A level 3 center provides the basic range of medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial services needed to treat patients with refractory epilepsy. Level 3 epilepsy centers provide basic neurodiagnostic evaluations, as well as basic medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial services. Some level 3 centers offer noninvasive evaluation for epilepsy surgery, straight-forward resective epilepsy surgery, and implantation of the vagus nerve stimulator. These centers do not perform intracranial evaluations or other more complex epilepsy surgery.. ...
Release: Nov. 13, 2000. UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on epilepsy Nov. 14. IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mark A. Granner, M.D., an associate professor of clinical neurology and director of the epilepsy monitoring unit with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on epilepsy with a nationwide audience from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.14.. The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page under Upcoming Events.. Epilepsy is the second most common neurological condition after migraine. Today, epilepsy can in most cases be controlled with the correct medical treatment. However, living with epilepsy has its problems, and special education and care are required for the person with epilepsy to lead an active, healthy, and satisfying life. Granner will discuss selected medical and social issues related with epilepsy and will answer questions from the ...
Most people with epilepsy CAN DO the same things that people without epilepsy can do. However, some people with frequent seizures may not be able to work, drive, or may have problems in other parts of their life.. * People with epilepsy CAN handle jobs with responsibility and stress. People with seizure disorders are found in all walks of life. They may work in business, government, the arts and all sorts of professions. If stress bothers their seizures, they may need to learn ways to manage stress at work. But everyone needs to learn how to cope with stress! There may be some types of jobs that people with epilepsy cant do because of possible safety problems. Otherwise, having epilepsy should not affect the type of job or responsibility that a person has.. * Even with todays medication, epilepsy CANNOT be cured. Epilepsy is a chronic medical problem that for many people can be successfully treated. Unfortunately, treatment doesnt work for everyone. AT LEAST 1 million people in the United ...
Patients living with epilepsy a complex seizure disorder face many challenges. Characterized by disabling seizures triggered by abnormal electrical activity in the brain cells, the disease can manifest itself through a range of symptoms, from minor physical signs and thought disturbances to traumatic physical convulsions. Several types of seizures are easy to control, and many patients are well enough between episodes to lead normal lives. However, about 30 percent of the estimated three million Americans with epilepsy suffer with persistent seizures.. In an outstanding validation of its commitment to improving the lives of patients with epilepsy, the NYU Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has once again been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Level 4 Epilepsy Centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.. We at ...
Individuals with epilepsy who cannot be adequately controlled with anti-epileptic drugs, refractory epilepsy, may be suitable for surgical treatment following detailed assessment. This is a complex process and there are concerns over delays in referring refractory epilepsy patients for surgery and subsequent treatment. The aim of this study was to explore the different patient pathways, referral and surgical timeframes, and surgical and medical treatment options for refractory epilepsy patients referred to two Tertiary Epilepsy Clinics in New South Wales, Australia. Clinical records were reviewed for 50 patients attending the two clinics, in two large teaching hospitals (25 in Clinic 1; 25 in Clinic 2. A purpose-designed audit tool collected detailed aspects of outpatient consultations and treatment. Patients with refractory epilepsy with their first appointment in 2014 were reviewed for up to six visits until the end of 2016. Data collection included: patient demographics, type of epilepsy, drug
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of neuroimaging. Unlike congresses of thematic societies, the AMIE does not focus on results of examinations and studies but on the underlying technical aspects.. The AMIE is a twin-event with the Summer School on Imaging (SuSIE 2020) which provides clinical lectures and hands-on-workshops on Imaging in Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Epilepsy Research and Cognitive Neurosciences.. The AMIE 2020 was intended to take place from September 14th to 16th, 2020 in Bochum, Germany. However, due to the current COVID-situation, the AMIE 2020 will be held exclusively online. We offer the following program for you:. AMIE Online Scientific Workshops: all organizers of scientific workshops planned for the 2020 AMIE are currently being invited to run publically accessible video conferences instead. Look at the program to be updated with regards to those workshops that will go online and their respective time slots.. AMIE Sponsored Workshops: Commercial AMIE partners have the option to offer online presentations ...
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Epilepsy affects people of any age, gender, and race or ethnicity. Years of uncontrolled epilepsy can lead to cognitive decline or death, and increases the burden of epilepsy on society by reducing the likelihood that epilepsy patients will lead a productive, independent life. Fortunately, a randomized controlled trial has shown that focal epilepsy surgery is more effective and less costly than medical therapy and results in increased quality-of-life.. Unfortunately, there is the notion that epilepsy surgery is under utilized and the average time between onset of seizures and surgery is 20 years. Promoting utilization of epilepsy surgery is a way to improve patients quality of life by ensuring that they are receiving the best possible care. To achieve this goal, a user-friendly tool has been developed and validated to assist physicians in identifying patients ≥5 years old with focal epilepsy who should be referred for a surgical evaluation. For more information on how the tool was developed, ...
Speaking in the lead up to Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness (Tuesday 26 March), geneticist Professor Jozef Gecz says advances in DNA sequencing have been a huge leap forward in understanding epilepsy.. This, combined with the use of stem cells in laboratory research, will lead to further advances in epilepsy treatment, he says.. However, he cautions that the same technology has also helped to reveal that epilepsy is a far more complex condition than previously thought.. Scientists used to believe that epilepsy was just one condition, possibly with one main cause. But now we know it is a very complex series of neurological disorders - it is many epilepsies, instead of just one epilepsy, with multiple causes and various symptoms, says Professor Gecz, from the University of Adelaides School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health.. Epilepsy is common, with up to 3% of the Australian population experiencing epilepsy at some stage in their lives. Genetic and environmental factors, and trauma, can ...
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders and has enormous impact, both medical and social, for the individual as well as for the family. Treatments developed for epilepsy have largely been empirical rather than derived from knowledge of basic mechanisms, because the mechanisms underlying seizure occurrence and epileptogenesis are poorly understood. The Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project (EPGP) is a large-scale, national, multi-institutional, collaborative research project aimed at advancing our understanding of the genetic basis of the most common forms of idiopathic and cryptogenic epilepsies and a subset of symptomatic epilepsy; i.e. epilepsies that are probably related to genetic predispositions or developmental anomalies rather than endogenous, acquired factors such as CNS infection, head trauma or stroke. The overall strategy of EPGP is to collect detailed, high quality phenotypic information on 3,750 epilepsy patients and 3,000 controls, and to use state-of-the-art genomic ...
Immediate-release versus controlled-release carbamazepine in the treatment of epilepsy Immunomodulatory interventions for focal epilepsy syndromes Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy. Intravenous immunoglobulins for epilepsy. Ketogenic diet and other dietary treatments for epilepsy. Lamotrigine add-on for drug-resistant partial epilepsy. Lamotrigine adjunctive therapy for refractory generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Lamotrigine versus carbamazepine monotherapy for epilepsy. Levetiracetam add-on for drug-resistant focal epilepsy: an updated Cochrane Review. Losigamone add-on therapy for partial epilepsy. Melatonin as add-on treatment for epilepsy. Monotherapy treatment of epilepsy in pregnancy: congenital malformation outcomes in the ...
Childhood Epilepsy Research, Professor Deb Pals Neuro Lab at Kings College London is a partnership of clinical and basic science researchers, parents and charities dedicated to finding the causes of childhood epilepsy.
Disclaimer: Epilepsy Research UK is completely neutral and is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company, or any particular drug compound.Marinus Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday that their drug candidate, ganaxolone, developed for adults with drug-resistant focal onset epilepsy, did not ...
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Childrens Mercy offers innovative treatment and support for children with seizure disorders and their families. We are recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 Center, the highest level in epileptic care. As one of only a dozen pediatric epilepsy centers in the nation, we are able to provide you with the most complete diagnostic and treatment services available.. Our EEG lab, which performs tests to evaluate and record brain wave patterns to detect potential problems, is ABRET certified. This means our technologists and facilities meet the highest standards for providing excellent quality EEGs every time. Fewer than 10% of labs across the country achieve this certification.. Whether youre looking for a diagnosis, a second opinion, or the latest research-supported treatment options, the Childrens Mercy Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team is here to help.. ...
The efforts of the International League against Epilepsy to devise classifications of the epilepsies has greatly improved communication among epileptologists and influenced both basic and clinical research. The efforts of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) to devise classifications of the epilepsies has greatly improved communication among epileptologists and influenced both basic and clinical research. Several classifications have been proposed since 1970; the most recent classification of epilepsy syndromes and epilepsies was published in 1989. Since 1997, the ILAE Task Force on Classification and Terminology has been evaluating this classification and some modifications have been recommended. Although the 1989 classification can be criticized and needs to be updated, it has been widely accepted and is universally employed. Consequently, the Task Force has agreed not to propose a replacement until a clearly better classification can be created.
Background: Neurocysticercosis is a major cause of epilepsy in developing countries and is endemic in Brazil. To test the hypothesis that the aetiological profile of patients with intractable epilepsy in Brazil includes neurocysticercosis, we conducted a cross sectional study investigating the aetiology of intractable epilepsy.. Methods: A total of 512 patients evaluated at the outpatient clinic for intractable epilepsy at the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine were included in the survey. Medical intractability was determined on the basis of seizure incidence and severity, and response to appropriate epilepsy management. Neuroimaging included brain CT with non-contrasted and contrasted phases and high resolution MRI. Patients were divided into neurocysticercosis and non-neurocysticercosis groups according to previous diagnostic criteria.. Results: The most common epileptogenic lesions were mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS; 56.0%), malformations of cortical development (12.1%), and brain tumours ...
The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Launches A New Epilepsy Comic Book As Part of BuskerFest Festival Activities. The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new comic series designed to educate children about the most common neurological disorder in Canada, epilepsy. The Medikidz Explain Epilepsy comic series tells a fictional story based on the experiences of 14-year-old Jack, who is navigating middle school while living with epilepsy.. Despite the fact that epilepsy affects 1 in 100 Canadians, there is still so much misinformation and lack of awareness out there, says Gail Dempsey, President of the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance. Addressing the information gaps about epilepsy is key and by educating children in a fun way that resonates, like with the comic series, we can close that gap.. READ MORE. ...
This is a study to see if vitamin E helps children with epilepsy have fewer seizures. About 20-30% of children with epilepsy do not have adequate seizure control with established antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other options for patients with uncontrolled epilepsy are newer antiepileptic medications, ketogenic diet and surgery. However, a small percentage of patients are candidates for these options. Therefore, additional treatments are needed to improve seizure control in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy. Animal studies have shown an association between vitamin E supplementation and seizure reduction. A study in children also showed that vitamin E helped reduce seizures. However, a similar study in adults did not show a reduction in seizures with vitamin E supplementation. Therefore, this research study is being done to help define vitamin Es usefulness and safety as a treatment for epilepsy. Fifty patients will be recruited from the Childrens Epilepsy Program at The Childrens Hospital in ...
The Epilepsy Family Study of Columbia University (EFSCU) is a long-term study of ways in which genes contribute to epilepsy risk. One of our main goals is to identify genes that play a role in epilepsy. Knowledge about the genes associated with epilepsy could potentially be very important for early identification and treatment of epilepsy in susceptible individuals. Genetic information can also help researchers and physicians understand what causes epilepsy and lead to the development of new methods for treatment or prevention of the different epilepsy syndromes. Thanks to the many families and individuals that volunteered for our studies over the past twenty years, weve made a number of important discoveries. While we continue to search for genes associated with epilepsy, weve also done important work on other aspects of epilepsy genetics. For example, recent studies have explored the relationship between epilepsy and other disorders, such as migraines and depression. Weve also begun to ...
1. Benbadis SR, Tatum WO, Gieron M. Idiopathic generalized epilepsy and choice of antiepileptic drugs. Neurology 2003; 61(12): 1793-5. 2. Panayiotopoulos CP. Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsies. In: Panayiotopoulos CP, editor. The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management. Chipping Norton: Bladon Medical Publishing 2005: 271-339. 3. Duron RM, Medina MT, Martinez-Juarez IE, Bailey JN, Perez-Gosiengfiao KT, Ramos-Ramirez R et al. Seizures of idiopathic generalized epilepsies. Idiopathic generalized epilepsies recognized by the International League Against Epilepsy. Use and abuse of EEG in the diagnosis of idiopathic generalized epilepsies. Epilepsia 2005; 46(Suppl 9): 34-47. 4. Nordli DR, Jr. Idiopathic generalized epilepsies recognized by the International League Against Epilepsy. Epilepsia 2005; 46(Suppl 9): 48-56. 5. Ferner RE, Panayiotopoulos CP. Phantom typical absences, absence status and experiential phenomena. Seizure 1993; 2(3): 253-256. 6. Panayiotopoulos CP. Syndromes of idiopathic ...
Orrin Devinsky is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, where he directs the Epilepsy Center. He also directs the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology. His epilepsy research includes cannabidiol, autism, genetic epilepsies, sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP), healthful behavioral changes, therapeutic electrical stimulation, quality-of-life, cognitive and behavioral issues, and surgical therapy. He is the Principal Investigator for the North American SUDEP Registry and for the SUDC Registry and Research Collaborative. He is on the Executive Committee of the SUDEP Institute and Scientific Advisory Boards of the Epilepsy Foundation, Dup15q Alliance, Tuberous Sclerosis Association, KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Foundation, and Chairs the Loulou Foundation CDKL5 Program of Excellence. He serves as the lead investigator for the Epidiolex Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut studies and the PTC Ataluren study in genetic epilepsies. He founded Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Brain glucose metabolism and its relation to amyloid load in middle-aged adults with childhood-onset epilepsy. AU - Joutsa, Juho. AU - Rinne, Juha O.. AU - Karrasch, Mira. AU - Hermann, Bruce. AU - Johansson, Jarkko. AU - Anttinen, Anu. AU - Eskola, Olli. AU - Helin, Semi. AU - Shinnar, Shlomo. AU - Sillanpää, Matti. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. U2 - 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.09.006. DO - 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.09.006. M3 - Artikel. VL - 137. SP - 69. EP - 72. JO - Epilepsy Research. JF - Epilepsy Research. SN - 0920-1211. ER - ...
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) were frequently used as polytherapy until evidence from a series of studies in the late 1970s and early 1980s suggested that patients derive as much benefit from monotherapy as polytherapy.1-3 AED polytherapy is increasingly becoming popular again and as much as 30-40% of prescriptions to children are polytherapy.4 ,5 The availability of new-generation AEDs in the last two decades has encouraged polytherapy. AEDs such as lamotrigine, topiramate, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine and zonisamide have been approved for paediatric use and are recommended mostly as adjuncts or as second-line agents.6 Despite the availability of more AEDs, the prevalence of poorly controlled epilepsies still remains the same. About 30% of epilepsies are resistant to treatment.7 Drug-resistant epilepsies almost always require polytherapy, but the question of the best treatment approach when an initial monotherapy fails is still debatable. ...
Group Name: Epilepsy Toronto - Adults with Epilepsy Connection (AWE). Description: Epilepsy Toronto is a non-profit agency that has supported people living with epilepsy for over 50 years. They offer free PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, host exciting EVENTS throughout the year, and provide lots of epilepsy information as well. Whether you have epilepsy, know someone who lives with seizures, or are just an interested community member wanting to learn more, Epilepsy Toronto can help! If you are otherwise engaged during the day and is unable to take advantage of day-time activities at Epilepsy Toronto, then AWE Connection may be just what you need. Come be a part of a support group that provides you with the opportunity to connect with other adults living with epilepsy, learn more about epilepsy and share your feelings and concerns in a warm and supportive environment.. Where: 468 Queen St. East, Suite 210 , Toronto, ON M5A 1T7. When: Third Tuesday of every month, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.. Contact: Rosie ...
Register. Looking for a fun way to run and raise money to help find a cure for epilepsy? Join CURE Epilepsys virtual Run for Research from April 26 to May 2. Run 26.2 miles over the course of a one-week period for the 1 in 26 Americans living with epilepsy. Until we can run together in the fall, CURE Epilepsy Champions of all fitness levels will run independently to raise funds to find a cure.. Looking to run a marathon this October? CURE Epilepsy has secured 5 charity spots in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon being run on Sunday, October 10. Find out more about how you can join Team CURE Epilepsy.. Looking for a way to help spread awareness of the importance of epilepsy research and help fundraise at the same time? Become a CURE Epilepsy Champion. Learn more!. ...
EpiReg is a research- and quality registry and biobank for patients treated at Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital. The aim of EpiReg is to use the collected information to increase quality and excellence in epilepsy treatment. We also use the information for research EpiReg is initated and maintained by Bergen Epilepsy Research Group (BERG). EpiReg was established in 2019 with funding from Helse Vest, later also from Helse Bergen. The regional ethical committee has approved it (REK 2018/586). The database is integrated with the hospital record system of the hospital so that all registered information is also visible in the patients individual hospital record. EpiReg was established in cooperation with Norsk Epilepsiforbund, the national patient organization, and it has continuous user support. EpiReg interacts with the national EpilepsiNett project supported by the Research Council of Norway. EpiReg collects both patient-reported data and medical information. The aim is to ...
We believe that no one with epilepsy should go it alone.. We Are Creating an Epilepsy Smart Australia. Research shows that, despite the conditions prevalence, ninety percent of Australians dont have access to the epilepsy support they need. In response, the Australian Government has funded the Epilepsy Foundation to take our work to a national scale through a new program titled Epilepsy Smart Australia. We are expanding our delivery of services that will reduce the chronic health impacts experienced by Australians of all ages living with epilepsy.. We Support People Living with Epilepsy. No one with epilepsy should go it alone. Every case of epilepsy is unique and everyone with epilepsy will need some form of support in their life. The Epilepsy Foundation works to ensure that:. ...
Overall mortality, incidence of sudden unexpected death, and cause of death were determined in 601 adult outpatients with epilepsy at a tertiary referral centre. The patients were followed up from 1990 to 30 June 1993. There were 24 deaths among the 601 patients (1849 patient years) with a standardised mortality ratio of 5.1 (95% confidence interval 3.3-7.6) of which 14 were related to epilepsy. Underlying disease of which epilepsy was a symptom accounted for four deaths only. An incidence of sudden deaths (including seizure related) was of the order of 1:200/year. In conclusion, excess mortality in chronic epilepsy is more likely to be related to the epilepsy itself than to underlying pathology. The relatively high incidence of sudden deaths found in this hospital based cohort has important implications for patient management.. ...
TY - BOOK. T1 - Models of Seizures and Epilepsy. T2 - Second Edition. AU - Pitkänen, Asla. AU - Buckmaster, Paul S.. AU - Galanopoulou, Aristea S.. AU - Moshé, Solomon L.. PY - 2017/1/1. Y1 - 2017/1/1. N2 - Models of Seizures and Epilepsy, Second Edition, is a valuable, practical reference for investigators who are searching for the most appropriate laboratory models to address key questions in the field. The book also provides an important background for physicians, fellows, and students, offering insight into the potential for advances in epilepsy research as well as R&D drug development. Contents include the current spectrum of models available to model different epilepsy syndromes, epilepsy in transgenic animals, comorbidities in models of epilepsy, and novel technologies to study seizures and epilepsies in animals. Provides a comprehensive reference detailing animal models of epilepsy and seizure. Offers insights on the use of novel technologies that can be applied in experimental ...
Scientists at Seattle Childrens Research Institute have found a way to rapidly suppress epilepsy in mouse models by manipulating a known genetic pathway using a cancer drug currently in human clinical trials for the treatment of brain and breast cancer.. The findings, reported in the journal eLIFE, open a new class of drugs to study for the treatment of intractable epilepsy, a severe form of epilepsy that does not respond to drugs. About 460,000 children have epilepsy in the United States, and about 20 percent of them have intractable epilepsy.. Intractable epilepsy is devastating because theres no way to control seizures in those patients, and some of them will undergo surgery to remove the brain tissue that causes the epilepsy, said Dr. Kathleen Millen, a researcher at the institutes Center for Integrative Brain Research and lead study author. We were able to stop seizures in mouse models within one hour of treatment using a drug that targets a genetic pathway linked to intractable ...
As a part of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) launched the #AimForZero seizures campaign. A goal of this campaign is to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) through patient education. Talking about early death in epilepsy, particularly SUDEP, is hard, but it is important to let people know their risks.. Talking about SUDEP is a critical part of epilepsy care. Everyone should know what it is, and what it is now. Only by talking about it can people learn their risks and take action to improve seizure control, and ideally lessen their risks of SUDEP.. Invite your patients and their families to join the Epilepsy Foundation on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8 to 9 p.m. ET for a webinar on Talking About SUDEP. Dr. Daniel Friedman, epilepsy.coms SUDEP Editor, and Wendy Miller PhD, RN, CCRN of Indiana University, will discuss the latest thinking on SUDEP and the importance of talking about it and knowing your risks. Hear perspectives and tips from ...
There are approximately 250,000 people living with epilepsy in Australia and 65 million worldwide. Epilepsy and the unpredictably of the recurrent seizures can impact the independence and confidence of people living with the disease.. While many people effectively manage the condition with their first or second anti-epileptic drugs, if it fails to be treated the chance of responding to further drugs is significantly diminished, leaving about 30 percent of patients with drug resistant epilepsy.. This means many people are faced with few choices which allow them to effectively manage their debilitating condition. There are also legal restrictions that can impact their job prospects and independence, for example understandably preventing many with epilepsy from even holding a drivers license.. This grant will help the University to accelerate its work on a seizure advisory system for adult individuals diagnosed with epilepsy who want or used to drive a vehicle.. The system, NeuroSyd, aims at ...
BACKGROUND: There is little data on the burden or causes of epilepsy in developing countries, particularly in children living in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We conducted two surveys to estimate the prevalence, incidence and risk factors of epilepsy in children in a rural district of Kenya. All children born between 1991 and 1995 were screened with a questionnaire in 2001 and 2003, and those with a positive response were then assessed for epilepsy by a clinician. Active epilepsy was defined as two or more unprovoked seizures with one in the last year. RESULTS: In the first survey 10,218 children were identified from a census, of whom 110 had epilepsy. The adjusted prevalence estimates of lifetime and active epilepsy were 41/1000 (95% CI: 31-51) and 11/1000 (95% CI: 5-15), respectively. Overall two-thirds of children had either generalized tonic-clonic and/or secondary generalized seizures. A positive history of febrile seizures (OR=3.01; 95% CI: 1.50-6.01) and family history of epilepsy (OR=2.55; 95% CI
Brigham and Womens Hospital is fortunate to have Page B. Pennell, MD, a noted researcher and leading authority on epilepsy and pregnancy. Dr. Pennell is the director of research for the Division of Epilepsy in the Department of Neurology. She oversees multi-center research collaborations on a wide breadth of epilepsy-related topics, from womens issues such as hormones, pregnancy and menopause to new epilepsy treatments and neuroimaging in surgical planning and treatment of epilepsy.. Before joining the BWH staff, she was an associate professor of Neurology and director of the Epilepsy Program at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.. Dr. Pennell has served on the editorial boards for the journals Epilepsia and The Neurologist. Dr. Pennell has also published over 50 papers in her field. She is a fellow in the American Neurological Association and a member of the American Epilepsy Society and American Academy of Neurology. In the American Epilepsy Society, she has served as ...
Profiling the Evolution of Depression After Epilepsy Surgery. the epilepsy cant be excluded as demanded by DSM-IV certainly. Exhaustion and psychomotor slowing are generally due to antiepileptic medicines (AEDs). Melancholy in epilepsy could be intermittent and of shorter length or merely linked to seizures in the preictal or postictal stage (6). Is it feasible that melancholy in epilepsy can be a different disease procedure altogether than main melancholy without epilepsy? Wrench and co-workers certainly attemptedto element in psychosocial elements that additional cloud the issue. In addition the influence of antiepileptic medications on depressive disorder cannot be ignored. AED differences on depressive disorder were not systematically examined in this study most likely due the variety of AEDs and the fact that all patients were taking AEDs. What is the true pathophysiologic Rabbit Polyclonal to MPHOSPH9. substrate of depressive disorder in epileptic patients? Is it the seizures the ...
Behavioral and related disorders are frequently reported in association with childhood epilepsy but the reasons for this are unclear. In a long-term prospective, community-based study of newly-diagnosed childhood epilepsy, behavioral assessments (Child Behavior Checklist) were performed in children 8 to 9 years after the initial diagnosis of epilepsy to determine the impact of remission and medication status on behavioral problems. Children with epilepsy were also compared with sibling controls. A total of 226 children (108 females, 118 males; mean age 13y 1mo [SD 2y 8mo], range 8-17y) with idiopathic or cryptogenic epilepsy were included in the analyses. One hundred and twenty-eight matched pairs were included in analyses of case-sibling differences. Lack of remission and current medication use were associated with worse behavioral problem and competency scores. Lack of remission generally had a greater effect than medication use, except for attention problems; medication status had the more
This survey identified key areas of improvement in terms of knowledge and development of specific skills for epileptologists regarding management of the psychiatric comorbidities of epilepsy. For the first time, psychiatrists were involved in the process and it was possible to identify specific needs for adult and child neurologists treating patients with epilepsy.. Epileptologists are keen to improve their clinical skills and screening during routine clinical practice seems to be the priority. Most adult neurologists feel inadequate or not skilled enough when dealing with patients with epilepsy and ASD, ADHD, or IDs in general. Child neurologists are historically better trained in these conditions and thus, usually more adept in their management. A prospective community-based study of children and adolescents with active epilepsy showed that up to 40% of patients have IDs, one third have ADHD, and around 20% have ASD (Reilly et al., 2014). In addition, a community-based survey of more than ...
Seizures eliminated in 48 percent of patients and QOL improved in 80 percent of patients according to 26-year follow-up. While epilepsy surgery is a safe and effective intervention for seizure control, medical therapy remains the more prominent treatment option for those with epilepsy. However, a new 26-year study reveals that following epilepsy surgery, nearly half of participants were free of disabling seizures and 80% reported better quality of life than before surgery. Findings from this study-the largest long-term study to date-are now available in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).. More than 50 million individuals worldwide suffer from seizures caused by epilepsy according to a 2001 report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Medical evidence shows that compared with the general population, epilepsy patients have significantly poorer health-related quality of life, higher rates of co-morbidites, and lower ...
The European Forum on Epilepsy Research (ERF 2013) took place in Dublin from the 26th - 29th May 2013. Find out more at the IBE blog.
Background:. - Medically intractable epilepsy is the term used to describe epilepsy that cannot be controlled by medication. Many people whose seizures do not respond to medication will respond to surgical treatment, relieving seizures completely or almost completely in one-half to two-thirds of patients who qualify for surgery. The tests and surgery performed as part of this treatment are not experimental, but researchers are interested in training more neurologists and neurosurgeons in epilepsy surgery and care in order to better understand epilepsy and its treatment.. Objectives:. - To use surgery as a treatment for medically intractable epilepsy in children and adults.. Eligibility:. - Children and adults at least 8 years of age who have simple or complex partial seizures (seizures that come from one area of the brain) that have not responded to medication, and who are willing to have brain surgery to treat their medically intractable epilepsy.. Design:. ...
Over the time there has been great advancement in the field of epilepsy in terms of diagnosis and management of patients with epilepsy. But overall there is not much change in the classification of epilepsy and epileptic syndromes. The role of genetics is also increasing for definitive diagnosis of epilepsy, especially genetic epilepsy syndromes. Imaging has also improved immensely to delineate the lesion in a better way so that more and more patients can be operated to resect the seizure focus for control of epilepsy. Newly selective surgical techniques are being developed with minimal possible damage to the anatomy of the brain. Now epilepsy neurosurgeons care more to prevent postoperative gliosis which can later develop into seizure focus. The role of EMU is expanding for definitive diagnosis and management of epileptic patients. It has become an inevitable diagnostic tool for epileptic patients referred to a tertiary care centre for diagnosis and control of seizures and other paroxysmal ...
Siddhartha Nadkarni, MD, Director. Duration: 1-2 years. For candidates who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency and an ACGME approved Clinical Neurophysiology or Epilepsy Fellowship. This is an Non-ACGME-accredited fellowship program. The educational purpose of the program is to primarily give fellows already trained in clinical neurophysiology or clinical epilepsy the opportunity to apply their knowledge to epilepsy research and obtain further training in scalp/ intracranial EEG, electrocorticography, cortical mapping, as well as clinical management of patients with epilepsy.. Contact:. Siddhartha Nadkarni, ...
The present study shows an association between shorter duration of epilepsy and better seizure outcome after resective epilepsy surgery in a systematic review and meta-analysis. The discussion about the importance of earlier epilepsy surgery has been around for a long time and motivated US researchers to initiate an ambitious RCT, ERSET, to determine whether surgery in patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy soon after failure of 2 antiepileptic drug trials is superior to continued medical management.2 A sample size of 200 participants was originally planned, but the trial had to be terminated prematurely. Only 38 patients were recruited with a mean epilepsy duration of 10.9 years,2 which though it may seem rather long is much shorter than the mean epilepsy duration of 19.7 years in the first randomized controlled trial.1 Nevertheless, even in this limited cohort, resective surgery and antiepileptic drug treatment resulted in a lower probability of seizures during the second year of ...
Lacosamide vs Controlled-Release Carbamazepine Monotherapy as Initial Epilepsy Treatment. Information sourced from NEJM Journal Watch:. Lacosamide vs. Controlled-Release Carbamazepine Monotherapy as Initial Epilepsy Treatment. Lacosamide was no less effective for new-onset seizures in patients with clinically suspected partial epilepsy.. Nearly all new antiepilepsy medications (AEDs) obtain initial indications as adjunctive (add-on) therapy in patients with medically uncontrolled epilepsy, yet most patients are treated (or wish to be) with only one medicine. Very few head-to-head comparisons have been done between new AEDs and older medications with established efficacy in the largest generalizable populations: those with new-onset seizures or those that can be controlled with one AED. Lacosamide (LCM) is FDA-approved as monotherapy based on historical controls and is not approved as monotherapy in Europe. This large international, double-blind, randomized, manufacturer-sponsored study compared ...
TORONTO, ON (March 6, 2012) - Today at Queens Park, 40 members of Ontarios epilepsy community, led by Epilepsy Ontario and the Epilepsy Cure Initiative, gathered to meet with MPPs and policy advisors to increase awareness of epilepsy within government and advocate for the implementation of an Ontario Epilepsy Strategy. The key topics of discussion included the impact of epilepsy on Ontarians, consistent standards of patient care, improved access to treatment and disability and employment supports.. Recently, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee released recommendations to improve access to and standardize epilepsy care in Ontario which we strongly support as the foundation for a provincial epilepsy strategy, said Rozalyn Werner-Arcé, Executive Director, Epilepsy Ontario. On behalf of Ontarians living with epilepsy, their families and employers, we ask the government to ensure it incorporates the key role of community epilepsy organizations in the implementation of this ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Status epilepticus in a population-based cohort with childhood-onset epilepsy in Finland. AU - Sillanpää, Matti. AU - Shinnar, Shlomo. PY - 2002/9/1. Y1 - 2002/9/1. N2 - Little is known about the time course over which status epilepticus occurs in childhood-onset epilepsy and its impact on long-term prognosis. A population-based cohort of 150 children younger than age 16 years with new onset epilepsy between 1961 and 1964 residing in the catchment area of Turku University Hospital was observed prospectively until 1997. The occurrence of status epilepticus and recurrent status epilepticus, risk factors for status epilepticus, and the impact of status epilepticus on prognosis were examined. Of the 150 cases, 41 patients (27%) experienced an episode of status epilepticus of whom 22 patients (56%) had two or more episodes. The risk of status epilepticus was highest at the onset of the disorder with 30 (73%) cases occurring before (n = 12) or at (n = 18) onset and 37 (90%) cases ...
Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a common disease of the brain affecting about one percent of the population. It can affect any person at any age. More than 36,000 Mississippians live with epilepsy. Recognized as the states only level 4 epilepsy center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, University of Mississippi Medical Center provides comprehensive testing and treatment for patients of all ages.University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is dedicated to the care of people with epilepsy. The center offers state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of seizures/epilepsy in adults and children. Our goal is to help patients gain control of seizures and optimize their quality of life.Diagnosis, Treatment, and ReferralsA full complement of advanced diagnostic tests is available for seizures diagnosis, classification, and evaluation for surgical treatment of epilepsy. The centers inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit combines video and EEG monitoring of patients to
According to a recent study, children with Rolandic epilepsy should receive treatment in order to reduce their risk of cognitive and behavioural problems.BackgroundRolandic epilepsy is the most common form of childhood focal epilepsy syndrome, accounting for 15-20% of epilepsies in people aged b ...
Background: Treatment of pediatric epilepsy has advanced with the development of new antiepileptic drugs. The European Medicines Agency recommends that more research into pediatric drugs for epilepsy is needed.. Objectives: To characterize utilization of antiepileptic drugs in children with a specific emphasis on newer antiepileptic drugs.. Methods: Data were obtained from the German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database for the period 2004-2006, including prescription data of more than 14 million insurance members from all over Germany. Descriptive analyses were perfomed to assess prevalence and incidence of antiepileptic drug use stratified by age and sex. Mono- and combination therapy were considered as well as the clinical speciality of the prescribing physician.. Results: We identified 13,197 children who received a total of 226,856 antiepileptic drug dispensations. Of these, 140,992 (62.15%) were conventional and 85,864 (37.85%) were newer antiepileptic drugs. Most commonly prescribed ...
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Aim. To study the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy in a highly drug-resistant childhood epilepsy patient group and to investigate the effect of age at implantation on efficacy. Methods. The efficacy of VNS treatment was analysed in a cohort of 70 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Both children with focal (n=16) and generalized epilepsies (n=54) were included. Age at implantation varied between 19 months and 25 years. Results. Overall, responder rate was 54% with 5.7% children becoming seizure-free. The only factor in our analysis that could predict good outcome was age at implantation. In the youngest group ...
Get information on the types of pediatric epilepsy surgery and the symptoms, treatment, and causes of childhood epilepsy. Learn about epilepsy surgery recovery, side effects, and the procedure for epilepsy surgery. Discover the three main surgical types, including resective.
In this cohort of 519 patients, 60 (11.6%) had epileptic seizures associated with SLE disease activity. The frequency of epileptic seizures in previous studies ranged between 8.3 and 28%.1,5-10,21⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓ Epileptic seizures at disease onset were identified in 19 (31.7%) of these 60 patients. Epileptic seizures occurred after the onset of the disease in 41 (68.3%) patients. Fifty-three (88.3%) patients had a single epileptic seizure episode, and 7 (11.7%) had recurrent epileptic seizures. Generalized tonic-clonic and complex partial seizures were the most common epileptic seizures observed in this study. At disease onset, epileptic seizures were associated with stroke and the presence of moderate to higher titers of IgG antiphospholipid antibodies. The association between higher titers of antiphospholipid antibodies and seizures has been demonstrated previously.2,4,9,22-26⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓. Epileptic seizures may occur in isolation or accompany other neurologic ...
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article{6985217, abstract = {This study, supported by the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, was conducted in 2005 to determine the prevalence of epilepsy and its sociocultural perception in Rwanda, as well as epilepsy-related knowledge and practices of health-care professionals (HCPs). A cross-sectional, nationally representative survey was conducted throughout Rwanda by trained investigators. Participants were recruited by random cluster sampling based on the organization of administrative units in the country. Overall, 1137 individuals (62% from rural areas) were interviewed. The prevalence of epilepsy was estimated to be 49 per 1000 people or 41 per 1000 for active epilepsy. Onset of epilepsy before the age of 2 years was reported in 32% of the cases. Family history of epilepsy, head trauma, and premature delivery were reported in 53%, 50%, and 68% of the cases, respectively. Most (68%) patients did not receive any medical treatment for epilepsy; 21.5% had received ...
1. Baxendale S. The representation of epilepsy in popular music. Epilepsy Behav. 2008; 12(1):165-169. 2. Tuft M, Nakken KO. Epilepsy and stigma in popular music. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2014;134:2290-3. 3. Kuscu DY, Kayrak N, Karasu A, Gul G, Kirbas D. Ictal singing due to left mesial temporal sclerosis. Epileptic Disord. 2008;10(2):173-6. 4. Barker AS, Bowen JR, Sharrack B, Sarrigiannis PG. Tap dancing in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2011;20(1):150-1. 5. Bagla R, Khoury JS, Skidmore C. Teaching Video NeuroImages: dancing epilepsy. Neurology. 2009; 72(22):e114. 6. Janz D. Epilepsy, viewed metaphysically: an interpretation of the biblical story of the epileptic boy and of Raphaels transfiguration. Epilepsia. 1986;27(4):316-22. 7. Mann MW. The epileptic seizure and the mystery of death in Christian painting. Epilepsy Behav. 2010; 17(2):139-46. ...
Purpose: The restricted genetic diversity and homogeneous molecular basis of Mendelian disorders in isolated founder populations have rarely been explored in epilepsy research. Our long-term goal is to explore the genetic basis of epilepsies in one such population, the Gypsies. The aim of this report is the clinical and genetic characterization of a Gypsy family with a partial epilepsy syndrome. Methods: Clinical information was collected using semistructured interviews with affected subjects and informants. At least one interictal electroencephalography (EEG) recording was performed for each patient and previous data obtained from records. Neuroimaging included structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Linkage and haplotype analysis was performed using the Illumina IVb Linkage Panel, supplemented with highly informative microsatellites in linked regions and Affymetrix SNP 5.0 array data. Results: We observed an early-onset partial epilepsy syndrome with seizure semiology strongly suggestive ...
New research reveals a shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and migraine. Findings published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), indicate that having a strong family history of seizure disorders increases the chance of having migraine with aura (MA).. Medical evidence has established that migraine and epilepsy often co-occur in patients; this co-occurrence is called comorbidity. Previous studies have found that people with epilepsy are substantially more likely than the general population to have migraine headache. However, it is not clear whether that comorbidity results from a shared genetic cause.. Epilepsy and migraine are each individually influenced by genetic factors, explains lead author Dr. Melodie Winawer from Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Our study is the first to confirm a shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and migraine in a large population of patients with common forms of epilepsy.. For the present study, ...
The temporal lobe would be the part in red. Only the left temporal lobe is shown.. The temporal lobe is separated into 2 parts: right and left. Its responsible for auditory processing, processing of semantic & lexical information in speech, and long-term memory. On the other hand, epilepsy aka seizure disorder is a common neurological disorder that causes recurrent & unprovoked seizures in patients. These seizures happen when clusters of neurons fire excessively/abnormally/synchronously. Combine these two, and youve got temporal lobe epilepsy.. Temporal lobe epilepsy causes simple and complex partial seizures. Simple partial seizures simply cause unusual behaviours and patterns of cognition, including hallucinations and paranormal experiences; complex partial seizures can render the patient disabled and lose awareness temporarily. If one is unlucky though, it may spread and become a tonic-clonic seizure, a type of seizure that affects the entire brain, and is much more lethal.. ...
The temporal lobe would be the part in red. Only the left temporal lobe is shown.. The temporal lobe is separated into 2 parts: right and left. Its responsible for auditory processing, processing of semantic & lexical information in speech, and long-term memory. On the other hand, epilepsy aka seizure disorder is a common neurological disorder that causes recurrent & unprovoked seizures in patients. These seizures happen when clusters of neurons fire excessively/abnormally/synchronously. Combine these two, and youve got temporal lobe epilepsy.. Temporal lobe epilepsy causes simple and complex partial seizures. Simple partial seizures simply cause unusual behaviours and patterns of cognition, including hallucinations and paranormal experiences; complex partial seizures can render the patient disabled and lose awareness temporarily. If one is unlucky though, it may spread and become a tonic-clonic seizure, a type of seizure that affects the entire brain, and is much more lethal.. ...
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes recent evidence on the seizure, safety, cognitive and psychosocial outcomes of epilepsy surgery and their predictors. RECENT FINDINGS: Risks of serious surgical complications have dramatically decreased over years to drop below 1% for temporal lobe resections. Although chances of postoperative seizure freedom largely vary between recent series, some data suggest that long-term seizure control might be achieved in over 80% of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy or neocortical epilepsy associated with type 2 focal cortical dysplasia, and in up to two-thirds of patients with extratemporal lobe epilepsy. In the same conditions, some recent series challenge the classic view that a normal MRI is associated with worse outcome, an important finding given the greater proportion of MRI-negative patients now considered for epilepsy surgery. SUMMARY: These provocative findings appear to partly reflect the advances in the optimal use or postprocessi
Early-onset absence epilepsy refers to patients with absence seizures beginning before age four and comprises a heterogeneous group of epilepsies. Onset of absence seizures in the first year of life is very rare. We report a girl with intractable absence seizures with onset at age eight months. Her seizures were characterised by loss of responsiveness, with eyes drifting upwards and some myoclonic jerks of the upper and lower limbs. These symptoms were accompanied by bilaterally symmetric high-amplitude 2-2.5 Hz generalised spike-and-wave discharges on the electroencephalogram. Her seizures were refractory to conventional antiepileptic drugs; treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone was transiently effective. Comprehensive metabolic screening, cytogenetic, and genetic analysis did not determine an underlying cause of her condition. Patients with intractable, very early-onset absence epilepsy with a myoclonic component have an unfavourable outcome and may be classified under a new epileptic ...
To evaluate the efficacy of steroid therapy in epileptic encephalopathies and refractory epilepsies other than West syndrome. Retrospective analysis of treatment and outcome data of patients treated with steroids for epileptic encephalopathies. Outco
AIM: The aim of this study was to define the prevalence of and risk factors for behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy from a rural district of Tanzania by conducting a community-based case-control study. METHOD: One hundred and twelve children aged 6 to 14 years (55 males, 57 females; median age 12 y) with active epilepsy (at least two unprovoked seizures in the last 5 y) were identified in a cross-sectional survey and included in this study. Children who were younger than 6 years were excluded in order to eliminate febrile seizures. Behaviour was assessed using the Rutter scale; children who scored 13 or more were considered to have disordered behaviour. A comparison group was made up of age- and sex-matched children without epilepsy (n = 113; 57 males, 56 females; median age 12 y). RESULTS: Behavioural disorders were diagnosed in 68 of 103 (66%) children with epilepsy and in 19 of 99 (19%) controls. Disordered behaviour was significantly more common in children with epilepsy than in the
The unprovoked epileptic seizure is considered to be one with no cause, which excludes seizures connected with acute infections, traumas, central nervous system haemorrhages or metabolic disorders (disorders of the homeostasis-acidosis, hypoglicaemia, electrolyte dysbalance). The decision whether to treat the first unprovoked epileptic seizure, the risk of repeated seizure or development into epilepsy in children and young adolescents may be found in the instructions based on evidence. Analysis of the evidence based data points out that a number of children will have another seizure in a certain time period or will develop epilepsy regardless of antiepileptic drug therapy; therefore, a decision to start therapy has to be made on an individual basis. The retrospective study was conducted at the Neuropaediatric Department of the University Hospital Sisters of Mercy, which showed that 29 out of 226 children staying on the ward developed a second unprovoked epileptic seizure. Broad diagnostic ...
TY - GEN. T1 - Dynamic seizure imaging in patients with extratemporal lobe epilepsy. AU - Lu, Yunfeng. AU - Yang, Lin. AU - Worrell, Gregory A.. AU - Brinkmann, Benjamin. AU - Nelson, Cindy. AU - He, Bin. PY - 2012/12/14. Y1 - 2012/12/14. N2 - Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that affects about 50 million people worldwide. Extratemporal lobe epilepsy, which represents an important type of epilepsy, may involve seizure activity in various lobes and the surgical treatment in these patients tends to have less favorable surgical outcome. Noninvasive seizure imaging in drug-resistant patients is of vital importance to image the seizure onset zones (SOZs) and understand the mechanisms for an improved treatment plan. In this study, we directly imaged the seizure sources in 8 extratemporal lobe partial epilepsy patients from noninvasive EEG. The surgically resected regions and SOZs identified from intracranial EEG (iEEG) recordings were used to evaluate the source imaging results. All of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epilepsy surgery of low grade epilepsy associated neuroepithelial tumors: A retrospective nationwide Italian study. AU - Giulioni, M.. AU - Marucci, G.. AU - Pelliccia, V.. AU - Gozzo, F.. AU - Barba, C.. AU - Didato, G.. AU - Villani, F.. AU - Di Gennaro, G.. AU - Quarato, P.P.. AU - Esposito, V.. AU - Consales, A.. AU - Martinoni, M.. AU - Vornetti, G.. AU - Zenesini, C.. AU - Efisio Marras, C.. AU - Specchio, N.. AU - De Palma, L.. AU - Rocchi, R.. AU - Giordano, F.. AU - Tringali, G.. AU - Nozza, P.. AU - Colicchio, G.. AU - Rubboli, G.. AU - Lo Russo, G.. AU - Guerrini, R.. AU - Tinuper, P.. AU - Cardinale, F.. AU - Cossu, M.. AU - Epilepsy, the Commission for Epilepsy Surgery of the Italian League Against. N1 - Export Date: 23 February 2018 Extracted concepts Epilepsy PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. U2 - 10.1111/epi.13866. DO - 10.1111/epi.13866. M3 - Article. VL - 58. SP - 1832. EP - 1841. JO - Epilepsia. JF - Epilepsia. SN - 0013-9580. IS - 11. ER - ...
Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario would like to thank all thank all guests, sponsors, donors and volunteers who participated in our Game Show Gala!. We are sincerely overwhelmed with the continued success of the gala, all of which would not be possible without our sponsor and donors.. We are happy to announce that this years Gala surpassed our goal, raising over $30,000!! Proceeds from the event will help us to further our mission by providing education and support services.. Our Game Show Gala was hosted at Brookside Banquet Centre on April 7, 2018.. Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario has been presenting a H.O.P.E. award (Helping Out People with Epilepsy) since 2005. Each year, it is awarded to an individual, group of individuals or organization who has demonstrated compassion and caring for people living with epilepsy. This is Epilepsy Southwestern Ontarios highest honour and we are pleased that the Ontario Brain Institute & EpLink (the Epilepsy Research Program of OBI) have been chosen to receive ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Modeling of intracerebral interictal epileptic discharges. T2 - Evidence for network interactions. AU - Meesters, Stephan. AU - Ossenblok, Pauly. AU - Colon, Albert. AU - Wagner, Louis. AU - Schijns, Olaf. AU - Boon, Paul. AU - Florack, Luc. AU - Fuster, Andrea. PY - 2018/6/1. Y1 - 2018/6/1. KW - Stereo-electroencephalography. KW - Analysis framework. KW - Interictal epileptic discharges. KW - Spatiotemporal network interaction. KW - Epilepsy surgery. KW - TEMPORAL-LOBE EPILEPSY. KW - INDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS. KW - EPILEPTOGENIC NETWORKS. KW - SOURCE LOCALIZATION. KW - BLIND SEPARATION. KW - CLUSTER-ANALYSIS. KW - BRAIN NETWORKS. KW - EEG. KW - SIGNALS. KW - SEEG. U2 - 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.03.021. DO - 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.03.021. M3 - Article. VL - 129. SP - 1276. EP - 1290. JO - Clinical Neurophysiology. JF - Clinical Neurophysiology. SN - 1388-2457. IS - 6. ER - ...
Learn how Focal Cortical Dysplasia is diagnosed and the seizure types that may be seen with it. GARD Answers GARD Answers Listen. CAUTION patients with focal cortical dysplasia, who have earlier age of seizure onset, may have a change in their seizure types over time, with the emergence of epileptic spasms or generalized seizure types, such as atypical absences, atonic and tonic seizures. Epub 2020 Jan 20. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Malformations of cortical development and epilepsies: neuropathological findings with emphasis on focal cortical dysplasia. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! As FCD type II cannot be diagnosed with certainty in the clinic, in vivo identification by use of MRI is important. Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a congenital abnormality of brain development where the neurons in an area of the brain failed to migrate in the proper formation in utero. Epileptic Disord. It is characterized by epileptic seizures that ...
We have developed a number or resources to help gain more knowledge about epilepsy and ways to improve seizure control and quality of life. Many of these resources are for a broad audience while others are targeted toward a more specific audience.. E-quip, An Epilepsy Resource for Youth: Specifically designed for youth, this resource covers topics concerning youth and has a number of videos with young people discussing their experiences.. rEaction: This resource is also aimed at youth with a focus on increasing epilepsy awareness for friends and peers of people with epilepsy.. Strong Foundations: This resource is designed to help parents with a child attending mainstream school to identify if their child is experiencing epilepsy-related learning challenges. It aims to give parents ideas about how to support their child to achieve their potential.. There are two free short online courses for school aged children to learn about epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness. ...
Conjoint A/Prof Annie Bye has an extensive portfolio of research into paediatric epilepsy and neurology, with over 70 original research articles together with 70 abstracts published in international and national peer reviewed journals. Research topics include neonatal seizures, neuropsychological and language profiles in paediatric epilepsy, MRI correlates of childhood epilepsy syndromes, quality of life in paediatric epilepsy, and education of epilepsy to patients and medical staff. This research has been supported by NHMRC, Ramichotti, Brain Foundation and Sydney Childrens Hospital Foundation funding bodies. She was awarded her MD for publications in epilepsy in 1996. Current Research Projects:. 1) The diagnostic yield of a genomic approach to infantile epileptic encephalopathy. 2) Paediatric Epilepsy Network. This is a major project to raise minimal standards of care in management of paediatric epilepsy across NSW. This work commenced in 2010. It has been funded by NSW Health (Statewide ...
ABSTRACTPatients with refractory epilepsy face an elevated risk of sudden death, with rates as high as 1% per year. This phenomenon, known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), is believed to be a seizure-related occurrence, but the exact underlying mechanisms are uncertain. Both pulmonary and cardiac pathophysiologies have been proposed. The cardiac mechanism of greatest interest is the precipitation of arrhythmias by seizure discharges via the autonomic nervous system. SUDEP prevention has centered on effective seizure control, and epilepsy surgery has reduced SUDEP incidence in a number of studies. Additional prophylaxis methods are needed, however, for the large number of patients with treatment-refractory epilepsy. Future research should aim to clarify whether the association between seizures and autonomic dysfunction and cardiac arrhythmias extends to a demonstrable cardiac mechanism for SUDEP.
OBJECTIVES: The prognostic value of acute postoperative seizures (APS) after epilepsy surgery is much debated. This study evaluated APS, defined as seizures in the first week post-surgery, as a predictor of long-term seizure outcome, and investigated the utility of other potential outcome predictors.. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 48 patients with temporal and extra-temporal epilepsy surgery were studied. Forty patients had lesional surgery. All had at least 2 year postoperative follow-up.. RESULTS: At 2 year follow-up, 25 patients (53%) were seizure free. Univariate analysis showed that APS (P = 0.048), using ≥ six AEDs prior to surgery (P = 0.03), pathological postoperative EEG (P = 0.043) and female gender (P = 0.012) were associated with seizure recurrence.. CONCLUSIONS: Univariate analysis indicate that APS, a high number of AEDs used prior to surgery, and pathological postoperative EEG are possible predictors of seizure recurrence after epilepsy surgery. Only gender retained ...
FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The main focus of epilepsy treatment is seizure control, but the aftereffects of seizures are also a major concern for many patients, experts say.. More than 70% of people with epilepsy say they have complications after a seizure -- including confusion, fear, exhaustion, headache, emotional reactivity, memory problems and behavioral changes -- that can last for hours or days, according to the International League Against Epilepsy.. In most cases, there are no treatments for these complications and why they occur is poorly understood. Currently, preventing seizures that trigger these complications is the only option.. Complications such as fear and confusion after a seizure can sometimes cause a patient to become aggressive if a bystander or first responder doesnt understand how to interact with a person whos just had a seizure, according to the league.. Fear and confusion are so common after a seizure that many epilepsy centers have had ...
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that often requires long-term antiepileptic drug treatment; unfortunately, these drugs can have long-term side effects. Until recently, many physicians were reluctant to discontinue antiepileptic drugs because the risk for seizure recurrence was thought to be dangerously high. The study by Berg and Shinnar suggests that patients may have a better chance of remaining seizure-free than previously thought. By using meta-analysis, the authors evaluated a comprehensive group of primary studies that focused on seizure relapse after discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs. The review was carefully designed with no important methodologic problems. The risk for seizure relapse after antiepileptic drug withdrawal at 1 year was 25%, which represents the lowest risk for recurrence in patients with the most favorable clinical features. Berg and Shinnar assessed 3 clinical features that modified the recurrence risk. The risk was increased for adult- and adolescent-onset compared ...
Purpose: To study long-term postoperative course and identify predictors for postoperative seizure control in patients with medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) associated with hippocampal sclerosis (HS), diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ascertained histopathologically. To compare patients becoming seizure-free (i.e., cured from epilepsy) and patients experiencing prolonged seizure-free periods interposed with recurring seizures.. Methods: One hundred thirty-five patients (74 women) underwent complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery. The predictive value of duration of epilepsy, age at onset, age at surgery, gender, febrile convulsion history, ictal dystonic posturing, unilateral interictal electroencephalography (EEG) discharges (IED), preoperative secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures (SGTCS), and preoperative seizure frequency for short- and long-term postoperative seizure control were evaluated with two classification systems: Classification 1 ...
One of Epilepsy Irelands key objectives is to undertake, encourage and fund research into all aspects of epilepsy. Epilepsy mortality has been identified as a key area where high calibre research is urgently needed worldwide and even within Ireland , there are many researchers with the interest and expertise to conduct this much needed research. Epilepsy Ireland has partnered with UK charity SUDEP Action and with UCC and Sheffield University to set up the Epilepsy Deaths Register for Ireland. The Register is based on the UK Epilepsy Deaths register launched in 2013 and shares much of the same infrastructure and personnel. The Epilepsy Deaths Register for Ireland was launched in 2015 and will provide:. ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests.. Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis were one-third more likely to develop epilepsy by age 4 than other children. The risk of epilepsy later in childhood was one-quarter higher for those born to moms with rheumatoid arthritis, the study found.. But, experts stressed that the findings dont prove that a mothers rheumatoid arthritis causes epilepsy. So far, only an association has been found.. And even if children of women with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher epilepsy risk than other kids do, the odds are still low.. In the study of nearly 2 million children, the vast majority of those born to moms with rheumatoid arthritis did not develop epilepsy, said lead researcher Ane Lilleore Rom, of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark.. Still, she said, the findings raise the possibility that when a ...
The Report on Epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean (2013) prepared by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with the support of the International League against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy is now available. Spanish , English. ...
Through story books and movies, the world has often wondered what it might be like to read minds, but rarely has epilepsy played a role in this vision until now. Scientists are making breakthroughs every day in the studies of how the human brain works, but Neurologist Josef Parvizi of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford, along with his team of researchers, have worked with Epilepsy patients for their latest breakthrough.. The struggle that those with epilepsy work with is immediately felt by those that know someone touched by the disorder. Epilepsy is considered a disorder rather than a disease due to the fact it is not directly contagious in any way. Those in extreme cases can experience one or two grand mal seizures a month regardless of whether they are at home, work or even on the streets. The seizures are brought on by sudden changes in how the brain works. Over half of the cases of epilepsy are from unknown causes. The causes that are known include, stroke, ...
Post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) is a form of epilepsy that results from brain damage caused by physical trauma to the brain (traumatic brain injury, abbreviated TBI). A person with PTE suffers repeated post-traumatic seizures (PTS, seizures that result from TBI) more than a week after the initial injury. PTE is estimated to constitute 5% of all cases of epilepsy and over 20% of cases of symptomatic epilepsy (in which seizures are caused by an identifiable organic brain condition). It is not known how to predict who will develop epilepsy after TBI and who will not. However, the likelihood that a person will develop PTE is influenced by the severity and type of injury; for example penetrating injuries and those that involve bleeding within the brain confer a higher risk. The onset of PTE can occur within a short time of the physical trauma that causes it, or months or years after. People with head trauma may remain at a higher risk for seizures than the general population even decades after the ...
Definition of focal epilepsy in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is focal epilepsy? Meaning of focal epilepsy as a legal term. What does focal epilepsy mean in law?
Nationally renowned pediatric epilepsy expert joins team Beaumont Childrens neuroscience team is the first in Michigan to establish a Pediatric Stereo-electroencephalography Epilepsy Surgery Program. Stereo-electroencephalography, also known as SEEG, is a minimally invasive diagnostic EEG within the skull that pinpoints the source of seizures. It replaces a craniotomy with smaller incisions - 2mm holes in the skull. In the traditional approach - the subdural EEG, a neurosurgeon removes a large part of the skull for EEG electrode implantation, explained Pramote Laoprasert, M.D., director of Beaumont Childrens Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. SEEG can identify the source of seizures deep within the brain without removing a part of the skull. It reduces surgery and anesthesia time. Patients experience much less pain with less medication and a faster recovery time, typically within 24-48 hours. SEEG performed with ROSA, a robotic assistance system, is more precise and a less invasive option of ...
Mutations in the MT-TI gene have been associated with myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF). Myoclonic epilepsy ... "Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers". Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine.. This article ... Common symptoms include, myoclonus, myopathy, spasticity, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, dementia, ataxia, atrophy, and more. ... Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF)[edit]. ... 3.1 Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF). *3.2 ...
Epilepsy[edit]. Epilepsy has also been linked with polymorphisms in BDNF. Given BDNF's vital role in the development of the ... Levels of both BDNF mRNA and BDNF protein are known to be up-regulated in epilepsy.[86] BDNF modulates excitatory and ...
Epilepsy South Africa: MEDICATION FOR EPILEPSY - an epilepsy FAQ with a list of medicines for treatment thereof, includes ... in patients with epilepsy". Epilepsy Research. 10 (2-3): 191-200. doi:10.1016/0920-1211(91)90012-5. PMID 1817959.. ... Epilepsy[edit]. Lamotrigine is used for the treatment of partial seizures.[9] It is considered a first-line drug for primary ... When used in the treatment of myoclonic epilepsies such as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, lower doses (and lower plasma levels) ...
Molecular target for epilepsy therapy[edit]. The noncompetitive AMPA receptor antagonists talampanel and perampanel have been ... Rogawski MA (2013). "AMPA receptors as a molecular target in epilepsy therapy". Acta Neurol. Scand. Suppl. 127 (197): 9-18. doi ... Perampanel, a negative allosteric modulator of the AMPAR used to treat epilepsy. ... Epilepsy Res. 73 (1): 1-52. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2006.10.008. PMID 17158031.. ...
"Epilepsy report angers Greig". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 September 1978 *^ "The 5 Greatest Commentators Of Cricket All Time ... "Epilepsy Action Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2013.. *^ "Tony Greig appointed as tourism ambassador for Sri Lanka". ... Epilepsy[edit]. Greig had his first epileptic fit at the age of 14, during a tennis match. As he successfully controlled the ... Outside of cricket media he served as a board member of Epilepsy Action Australia for 19 years up to his death.[36] In March ...
Epilepsy. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders after stroke,[7] affecting around 50 million people ... The use of diet in the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2005 Feb;6(1):4-8. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.10.006. PMID 15652725 ... The first modern study of fasting as a treatment for epilepsy was in France in 1911.[12] Twenty epilepsy patients of all ages ... His trial on a few epilepsy patients in 1921 was the first use of the ketogenic diet as a treatment for epilepsy.[10] ...
Some patients may also have epilepsy, most commonly childhood absence epilepsy. Mild mental retardation may also occur. In some ... Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy 12[edit]. Some mutations, particularly ASN411SER, ARG458TRP, ARG223PRO and ARG232CYS, have been ... Mutations in this gene can cause GLUT1 deficiency syndrome 1, GLUT1 deficiency syndrome 2, idiopathic generalized epilepsy 12, ... shown to cause idiopathic generalized epilepsy 12 (EIG12), a disorder characterized by recurring generalized seizures in the ...
... are relatively common among individuals who have certain types of focal epilepsy, especially temporal lobe epilepsy. The ... Focal epilepsy[edit]. Visual hallucinations due to focal seizures differ depending on the region of the brain where the seizure ... Complex hallucinations are a relatively uncommon finding in temporal lobe epilepsy patients. Rarely, they may occur during ... Engmann, Birk; Reuter, Mike: "Spontaneous perception of melodies - hallucination or epilepsy?" Nervenheilkunde 2009 Apr 28: 217 ...
Dementia and epilepsy[edit]. Epilepsy has been noticed in a sampling of coeliac disease patients.[79] One prime example is ... Molteni N, Bardella MT, Baldassarri AR, Bianchi PA (1988). "Celiac disease associated with epilepsy and intracranial ... posterior cerebral calcifications and epilepsy". Brain Dev. 14 (1): 23-9. doi:10.1016/S0387-7604(12)80275-0. PMID 1590524.. ... epilepsy, dementia. The problem is that while these are found increased in GSE, the cause of these calcifications is unclear ...
Epilepsy[edit]. A 2016 review found no beneficial role of melatonin in reducing seizure frequency or improving quality of life ... Brigo F, Igwe SC, Del Felice A (August 2016). "Melatonin as add-on treatment for epilepsy". The Cochrane Database of Systematic ... in people with epilepsy.[119] Secondary dysmenorrhoea[edit]. A 2016 review suggested no strong evidence of melatonin compared ...
Epilepsy. Temporal lobe epilepsy. Frontal lobe epilepsy. Rolandic epilepsy. Nocturnal epilepsy. Panayiotopoulos syndrome. ... Epilepsy[edit]. *(G40) Epilepsy *(G40.0) Localization-related (focal)(partial) idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with ... G40.8) Other epilepsy *Epilepsies and epileptic syndromes undetermined as to whether they are focal or generalized ... G40.3) Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes *Benign: *myoclonic epilepsy in infancy ...
Modified Atkins and epilepsy[edit]. Further information: Ketogenic diet § Modified Atkins. There is some evidence that adults ... with epilepsy may experience seizure reduction derived from therapeutic ketogenic diets, and that a less strict regimen, such ...
Treatment implications for tumor-related epilepsy[edit]. Studies on adult patients demonstrated that gross total resection or ... Studies strongly suggest that genetic factors may play a role in tumor development and tumor-related epilepsy.[3] ... The fact that both tumoral and peri-tumoral factors contribute to the pathogenesis of tumor-related epilepsy suggests that VPA ... Recent work has demonstrated a close link between seizure activity and high extracellular glutamate in tumor-related epilepsy. ...
Neuropathic pain; anxiety; epilepsy.. As per gabapentin. Propacetamol. Freely soluble in water; degrades upon contact with ... Neuropathic pain; epilepsy.. Fatigue, sedation, dizziness, ataxia, tremor, diplopia, nystagmus, amblyopia, amnesia, abnormal ...
Epilepsy. Temporal lobe epilepsy. Frontal lobe epilepsy. Rolandic epilepsy. Nocturnal epilepsy. Panayiotopoulos syndrome. ... "Epilepsy". World Health Organization. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.. *^ "What Is A Seizure Emergency". epilepsy. ... The Epilepsies: The diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care. National ... The Epilepsies: The diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care. National ...
"Epilepsy". American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Retrieved 2017-08-20.. *^ Gandey A (12 November 2010). "New Epilepsy and ...
"Epilepsy & Behavior. 14 Suppl 1: 65-73. PMC 2654382 . PMID 18796338. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.08.020.. ... Chang BS, Lowenstein DH (Sep 2003). "Epilepsy". The New England Journal of Medicine. 349 (13): 1257-66. PMID 14507951. doi: ... Hippocampal sclerosis is the most common type of such tissue damage.[108] It is not yet clear, however, whether the epilepsy is ... Damage to the hippocampus can also result from oxygen starvation (hypoxia), encephalitis, or medial temporal lobe epilepsy. ...
Persistent Sodium Current and Its Role in Epilepsy. Epilepsy Currents. 2007;7(1):15-22. doi:10.1111/j.1535-7511.2007.00156.x.. ...
Added to this were Peter's noticeable facial tics, and he may have suffered from petit mal, a form of epilepsy.[9] ... Hughes, John R (2007). "The seizures of Peter Alexeevich". Epilepsy & Behavior. 10 (1): 179-182. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2006.11. ...
"Epilepsy Res. 69 (3): 273-294. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2006.02.004. PMC 1562526 . PMID 16621450.. ...
Cercy, Steven P.; Kuluva, Joshua E. (2009). "Gelastic epilepsy and dysprosodia in a case of late-onset right frontal seizures ... gelastic epilepsy (gelastic seizure), and behavioral disorders such as apathy, akinesia and aboulia. Understanding these ... and gelastic epilepsy to name a few.[citation needed] ...
Photosensitive epilepsy - This is an epileptic reaction to flashing lights in susceptible persons, which can range in severity ... Harding, Graham F.A.; Peter M. Jeavons (1994). Photosensitive Epilepsy. London: Mac Keith Press. p. 163. ISBN 1-898683-02-6. . ... It also notes that emergency workers may report distraction and eyestrain unrelated to epilepsy from working under the lights.[ ...
The full cause is not yet understood but it is generally attributed to SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy).[12] ... Epilepsy & Behavior. 55: 124-7. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.10.007. PMID 26773682.. ...
"Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy. 3 (4): 217-227. doi:10.3233/PEP-14097. PMC 4256671. PMID 25485164. Clinical disorders known to ... eds.). Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies [Internet]. 4th edition. Bethesda (MD): National Center for Biotechnology ... "Epilepsy Curr. 8 (5): 137-9. doi:10.1111/j.1535-7511.2008.00270.x. PMC 2566617. PMID 18852839.. ... Chapouthier G, Venault P (October 2001). "A pharmacological link between epilepsy and anxiety?". Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 22 (10 ...
... is being investigated for potential medical use in the treatment of epilepsy. It is well tolerated in human trials, ... There are ongoing studies in patients with focal onset seizures, PCDH19 pediatric epilepsy, and behaviors in Fragile X syndrome ... Epilepsy Research. 89 (2-3): 254-60. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2010.01.009. PMC 2854307 . PMID 20172694. Reddy DS, Rogawski MA ( ... "Clinical evaluation of ganaxolone in pediatric and adolescent patients with refractory epilepsy". Epilepsia. 48 (10): 1870-4. ...
Con-G shows potential as a neuroprotective agent in ischemic and excitotoxic brain injury, neuronal apoptosis, pain, epilepsy, ...
Epilepsy Res. 68 (Suppl 1): S65-9. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2005.07.018. PMID 16413756.. ...
"Safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with epilepsy: A systematic review". Epilepsy & Behavior. 57 ... "History, Studies and Specific Uses of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Treating Epilepsy.". Iranian ...
It was first approved in 2012 and as of 2016 its optimal role in the treatment of epilepsy relative to other drugs was not ... It was the first drug of this class approved for epilepsy. Whole-cell voltage clamp studies have demonstrated that perampanel ... Rogawski, M. A. (2011). "Revisiting AMPA Receptors as an Antiepileptic Drug Target". Epilepsy Currents. 11 (2): 56-63. doi: ... it was one of four new drugs for epilepsy approved between 2010 and 2016, along with clobazam (Onfi), ezogabine (Potiga), and ...
"Epilepsy & Behavior. 70 (Pt B): 288-291. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.11.021. PMID 28169144.. ...
SUDEP refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not caused by injury, drowning, or other known causes. ... For some people living with epilepsy, the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is an important concern. SUDEP ... If seizures continue, consider seeing an epilepsy specialist, if you are not already seeing one. You can search for epilepsy ... If you have epilepsy, ask your doctor to discuss the risk of SUDEP with you.. The first and most important step to reduce your ...
... and seizures are what happen to people with epilepsy. Learn more about epilepsy in this article written just for kids. ... What Is Epilepsy?. Epilepsy comes from a Greek word meaning "to hold or seize," and people who have epilepsy have seizures. You ... Are Kids With Epilepsy Different?. People who have epilepsy may need to be careful in places where they could get hurt if they ... Who Has Epilepsy?. About 3 million Americans have epilepsy, including boys and girls and people of all races and ages. Seizures ...
At Epilepsy Society we use MRI scans to get detailed pictures of the brain. These scans are helpful to look at the structure of ... Epilepsy Society and any third party cannot be held responsible for any actions taken as a result of using this service. Any ... However, Epilepsy Society is unable to provide a medical opinion on specific cases. Responses to enquiries contain information ... Epilepsy Society. Chesham Lane. Chalfont St Peter. Buckinghamshire. SL9 0RJ. Map Contact ...
... answering questions about the causes of epilepsy, treatment, surgery and more. ... Find out about epilepsy (seizures) from this FAQ from the Cleveland Clinic, ... Epilepsy Foundation. About Epilepsy: The Basics Accessed 3/7/2016.. *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epilepsy ... Home / Health Library / Disease & Conditions / Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions An ...
Vitamins for epilepsy. No evidence that folic acid, thiamine, vitamin D or vitamin E improve seizure control or prevent side ... Antiepileptic drugs stop seizures for 70% of people with epilepsy and cause a number of side effects. This review investigated ... There is no conclusive evidence that vitamins improve seizure control or prevent side effects for people with epilepsy. Further ... One study (226 participants) found a significantly higher bone mineral content (BMC) among patients with epilepsy taking AEDs ...
People with epilepsy should always swim with someone who knows about their epilepsy and is a good enough swimmer to help if a ... Epilepsy in the US. *Epilepsy can be caused by anything that hurts the brain including head injuries, infections, and brain ... What causes epilepsy? Its hard to say. In most cases (about 70%), doctors dont know why a person has epilepsy. However, there ... Will someone with epilepsy always have it? That depends. Some peoples epilepsy goes into remission (and stops) after a few ...
Anyone can get epilepsy at any age, but most new diagnoses are in kids. ... Epilepsy causes electrical signals in the brain to misfire, which can lead to multiple seizures. ... Often, kids with epilepsy have both generalized seizures and focal seizures.. What Causes Epilepsy?. Epilepsy can be caused by ... What Are the Different Kinds of Epilepsy?. There are different kinds of epilepsy, including:. *benign rolandic epilepsy of ...
6 Answering Your Questions About Epilepsy, 1987; Patlak.. 7 Devore 10; EFA Answering Your Questions; Epilepsy Foundation of ... One reason epilepsy may be thought to be less common than it is in actuality is that, with treatment, most people with epilepsy ... Epilepsy. For many, the word epilepsy calls to mind writhing, thrashing, convulsive seizures. Since ancient times, people ... Although people with epilepsy appear to lead fairly normal lives, there are some indications that epilepsy does affect quality ...
The Center aims to establish a multifaceted community-based system of care that ensures that children and youth with epilepsy ... Epilepsy Compendium. Download the Epilepsy Compendium - a continually updated guide of epilepsy resources. ... Fostering strategic approaches to improving access to quality health care for children and youth with epilepsy.. ... The mission of the National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy: Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with ...
The Epilepsy Foundation tapped Acquia and Ameex Technologies to transform its digital experience for those affected by epilepsy ... The Epilepsy Foundations website needed to assist people affected with epilepsy and seizure disorders. But the sites previous ... To assist people affected with epilepsy and seizure disorders, the Epilepsy Foundation knew it needed a new web presence that ... Dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy and seizure disorders, the Epilepsy Foundation is a non-profit national ...
EPILEPSY AID. Kids with severe epilepsy to get cannabis treatment on the NHS in two weeks ... Doctor Who star, 29, died from undiagnosed epilepsy after seizure LOWNDES collapsed in her parents back garden from SUDEP - ... Bullies call my kids brainless & stupid like mummy because of my epilepsy ... sudden unexpected death in epilepsy - which is estimated to kill around 600 people a year in the UK.. ...
... the cause of epilepsy remains unknown. Identified causes tend to vary with patient age. Inherited syndromes, congenital brain ... Epileptic seizures and epilepsy: definitions proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International ... intractable epilepsy [abstract 1.280]. Presented at: 66th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; December 1, 2012; ... South Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, University Hospital System; Director, San Antonio Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Center ...
Learn what causes epilepsy and how it affects families. ... Epilepsy is a relatively common condition - a group of ... But not all people who appear to have seizures have epilepsy. * Epilepsy: A Visual Guide Epilepsy is a problem with your ... Learn what causes epilepsy and how it affects families.. * What is Epilepsy? Seizures, abnormal movements or behavior due to ... Common Causes of Epilepsy and Seizure When identifiable, the causes of epilepsy usually involve some form of injury to the ...
Epilepsy, while being the most common serious neurological disorder in the elderly after stroke and dementia, often goes ... Epilepsy in the elderly may present in many ways; distinguishing epilepsy from potentially more serious epilepsy mimics, ... Elderly people with epilepsy are a large, but neglected group. The impact and burden of epilepsy will only increase as the ... Stroke is the leading cause of new-onset epilepsy beyond 65 years of age, accounting for 50-75% of epilepsy cases where a cause ...
Learn all about epilepsy, including what to do if you see someone having a seizure. ... Seizures are a common symptom of epilepsy, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. ... People with epilepsy can and do live normal lives. If you have epilepsy, you can still do regular activities, go on dates, and ... What Causes Epilepsy?. Often, theres no clear reason why someone has epilepsy. But some things can make a person more likely ...
Anyone can get epilepsy at any age, but most new diagnoses are in kids. ... Epilepsy causes electrical signals in the brain to misfire, which can lead to multiple seizures. ... Often, kids with epilepsy have both generalized seizures and focal seizures.. What Causes Epilepsy?. Epilepsy can be caused by ... What Is Epilepsy?. People with epilepsy have repeated seizures. A seizure is caused by unusual electrical activity in the brain ...
It is primarily based in the Epilepsy Society MRI Unit, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire and is located in a dedicated ... The UCL Epilepsy Imaging Group is part of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology. ... building adjacent to the newly opened Epilepsy Society Research Centre. We are an active research group performing both ... UCL Epilepsy Imaging Group UCL Epilepsy Imaging Group. Location. The UCL Epilepsy Imaging Group is part of the Department of ...
Find out about epilepsy and pregnancy, including the risks anti-epileptic drugs may have on your babys health, and talking to ... The UK Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register. This nationwide project is investigating which epilepsy treatments pose the lowest risk ... Effect of pregnancy on your epilepsy. Its difficult to predict how pregnancy will affect epilepsy. For some women their ... Any pregnant women with epilepsy can join the UK Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register. ...
The Mass General Epilepsy Service offers diagnosis, treatment, and consultations for seizure disorders, including surgical ... epilepsy-and-seizures;epilepsy-and-seizures-in-children. neurology. adult-pediatrics. E. true. * Home- ... Pediatric Epilepsy. Phone: 617-726-6540. Pediatric Epilepsy website. Mailing Address. Andrew J. Cole, MD. Director, Mass ... Finally, the Epilepsy Service is well known as a leader in epilepsy surgery. Evaluation is directed by one of our seasoned ...
Epilepsy surgery in childhood: no longer the treatment of last resort George M. Ibrahim, James T. Rutka and O. Carter Snead ... Surgical management of epilepsy Nathalie Jette, Aylin Y. Reid and Samuel Wiebe ... When should surgery be considered for the treatment of epilepsy? Jorge G. Burneo and Richard S. McLachlan ... Jorge G. Burneo, Ian Plener, Hector H. Garcia and ; Neurocysticercosis and Epilepsy Research Network ...
A seizure is the clinical manifestation of epilepsy. This occurs basically due to excessive firing of the neurons and fast ... A seizure is the clinical manifestation of epilepsy. This occurs basically due to excessive firing of the neurons and fast ... EEG helps in the diagnosis of epilepsy, sleep problems, altered consciousness etc. Typical EEGs show wave forms that help in ... SLATE clinical trial uses Medtronic Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system to treat common form of epilepsy ...
Symptomatic epilepsy can be prevented if the cause of the disorder can be identified and eliminated. There is no way to prevent ... idiopathic epilepsy. The risks posed by epileptic attacks, however, can be reduced. For example, people with the condition ...
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... epilepsy). Explore symptoms, inheritance, genetics of this condition. ... Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent seizures ( ... Genetic Testing Registry: Epilepsy with grand mal seizures on awakening *Genetic Testing Registry: Epilepsy, idiopathic ... Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy affects an estimated 1 in 1,000 people worldwide. Approximately 5 percent of people with epilepsy ...
Sporadic case reports suggest an association with focal epilepsy. ... lipoma epilepsy seizure MRI This is a preview of subscription ... Gastaut H, Regis H, Gastaut JL, Yermenos E, Low MD (1980) Lipomas of the corpus callosum and epilepsy. Neurology 30:132-138 ... Guye M, Gastaut JL, Bartolomei F (1999) Epilepsy and perisylvian lipoma/cortical dysplasia complex. Epileptic Disord 1:69-73 ... All admissions to our epilepsy monitoring unit who had had brain MRI were reviewed for intracranial lipomas during 6 ...
... the number of epilepsy drugs available has more than doubled. Learn how to find the right epilepsy medication for controlling ... Some epilepsy drugs can interact with medicines you already take. Others serve double duty and can treat a second condition. ... The goal in treating epilepsy is to control your seizures so you can focus on life again. Over the last 20 years, the number of ... Lamotrigine (Lamictal) can treat epilepsy plus bipolar disorder.. Generics vs. Brand Names. The doctor will also consider which ...
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  • Epilepsy is a chronic (long-lasting) medical condition marked by recurrent (repeating) epileptic seizures. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Epileptic seizures and epilepsy: definitions proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE). (medscape.com)
  • Limited resources in these areas and poor access to healthcare by persons with epilepsy (PWE) result in a wide anti-epileptic treatment. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Hi there, The selection of drug for epilepsy depends on the specific seizure type and epileptic syndrome. (medhelp.org)
  • Epileptic seizures may be tied to a brain injury or genetics, but for 70 percent of epilepsy patients, the cause is unknown. (aans.org)
  • Epilepsy is a group of neurological diseases characterized by epileptic seizures. (dbpedia.org)
  • Epileptic seizures are the common and defining component of the disorder that is referred to as epilepsy. (medicinenet.com)
  • The diagnosis of epilepsy implies that there is an abnormality in the brain and that this abnormality will result in more epileptic seizures. (medicinenet.com)
  • Your vet may suspect that your dog has epilepsy if they have at least two unprovoked epileptic seizures more than 24 hours apart. (thekennelclub.org.uk)
  • Epilepsy is characterized by a long-term risk of recurrent epileptic seizures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diverting from proper sleep patterns can trigger more frequent epileptic symptoms in people who are diagnosed with nocturnal epilepsy and, as mentioned before, even while awake. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may cause concern in people who suffer specifically from nocturnal epilepsy because undisrupted sleep is important for these people, as it lowers the likeliness of epileptic symptoms to arise. (wikipedia.org)
  • They found that some patients only experienced epileptic symptoms while they are asleep (nocturnal epilepsy), and that maintaining good sleep helped in reducing epileptic symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, some of these anti-convulsant medications did also have adverse effects on subjects' sleeping structures, which can exacerbate epileptic symptoms in people who suffer from nocturnal epilepsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent studies have shown that nodding syndrome is only one of several clinical presentations of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) and that this form of epilepsy is present in all regions where onchocerciasis (river blindness) is poorly controlled. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This was a double blind randomised trial of a new device implanted in the brain that is aimed at reducing the number of seizures in people with a specific form of epilepsy, in which attacks are set off by abnormal electrical disturbances in a limited region of the brain. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Prevalence: More than 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy. (yahoo.com)
  • For this particularly troubling form of epilepsy, the gold-standard. (epilepsy.com)
  • Another gene, which is altered in a severe form of epilepsy called Lafora disease, has been linked to a gene that helps to break down carbohydrates. (healthcentral.com)
  • This form of epilepsy appears to have no known cause and the onset of seizures may begin at any time in an individual's life. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Cannabidiol showed promising results in a new study involving children and young adults with a rare form of epilepsy. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Epilepsy can be nocturnal if the form of epilepsy triggers seizures only while one is asleep, or if one normally has seizures that occur at that time. (wikipedia.org)
  • More than half of epilepsy cases are idiopathic, meaning there's no clear cause, but this is changing as more genetic mutations are found. (kidshealth.org)
  • More than half of epilepsy cases are idiopathic, meaning there's no clear cause. (kidshealth.org)
  • There is no way to prevent idiopathic epilepsy. (faqs.org)
  • Idiopathic epilepsy (also called primary or intrinsic epilepsy) is not associated with other neurologic disease, and has no known cause except possibly a genetic one. (livescience.com)
  • Hirose S. Mutant GABA(A) receptor subunits in genetic (idiopathic) epilepsy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In many individuals epilepsy may develop without any identifiable cause and then it is called idiopathic epilepsy or primary epilepsy. (news-medical.net)
  • Epilepsies can have a genetic cause (idiopathic epilepsy), can be symptomatic (secondary epilepsy) - meaning we can identify the underlying cause for the seizures or be cryptogenic. (rvc.ac.uk)
  • Generally, epilepsy can be classified as 'structural' (where an underlying cause can be identified in the brain) or 'idiopathic' (where no underlying cause can be identified, and a genetic predisposition is often presumed or the cause is unknown). (thekennelclub.org.uk)
  • Idiopathic epilepsy usually affects young to middle age dogs (6 months to 6 years old) in which no underlying cause for repeated seizures can be found. (thekennelclub.org.uk)
  • Idiopathic epilepsy is often assumed to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. (thekennelclub.org.uk)
  • In kids, more than half of epilepsy cases are idiopathic (meaning there's no other identifiable cause or visible problem in the brain). (rchsd.org)
  • One goal of diagnosis is to distinguish between symptomatic and idiopathic epilepsy. (faqs.org)
  • In cases of idiopathic epilepsy, where a cause is not found, other types of treatment are necessary. (faqs.org)
  • Some forms of epilepsy are genetic, but most are not. (bbc.co.uk)
  • As such, the treatment may not be effective in people with other forms of epilepsy. (www.nhs.uk)
  • A decade ago, researchers found that mutations in genes for these molecules were a cause of some forms of epilepsy in newborn babies and infants. (eurekalert.org)
  • Researchers probing the brain tissue of people with severe forms of epilepsy make a surprising breakthrough: a protein involved in circadian rhythms, called CLOCK, may play a role. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although certain genetic mutations have been identified that are responsible for inherited forms of epilepsy, these only account for a minority of cases. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Emory has a dedicated Epilepsy Center that offers care and consultation for the most complex forms of epilepsy. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Researchers are working to determine what specific genetic factors are responsible for these forms of epilepsy. (rchsd.org)
  • Several common forms of epilepsy, including frontal lobe epilepsy, can manifest in a nocturnal state. (wikipedia.org)
  • Like other forms of epilepsy, nocturnal epilepsy can be treated with anti-convulsants. (wikipedia.org)
  • One particular study by V. Bradley and D. O'Neill analysed the different forms of epilepsy, including nocturnal epilepsy and its relationship with sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • As they get older, many kids with epilepsy get better and can stop taking medicine. (kidshealth.org)
  • Are Kids With Epilepsy Different? (kidshealth.org)
  • Most kids with epilepsy take medicine to prevent seizures and some use other kinds of treatment, like a special diet. (cdc.gov)
  • Kids with epilepsy play sports, date, hang out, and want to be treated just like anybody else. (cdc.gov)
  • Often, kids with epilepsy have both generalized seizures and focal seizures. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most kids with epilepsy can lead a normal life. (kidshealth.org)
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's good news for kids with epilepsy. (yahoo.com)
  • At the heart of the case are allegations that Awaad intentionally misdiagnosed kids with epilepsy to boost his salary, and the hospital failed to stop him, despite being alerted by other doctors to Awaad's practices. (usatoday.com)
  • About two-thirds of all kids with epilepsy outgrow the seizures that accompany it by the time they're teens. (rchsd.org)
  • Kids with epilepsy are prone to having multiple seizures over a fairly long period of time (months to years). (rchsd.org)
  • The UCL Epilepsy Imaging Group is part of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy , UCL Institute of Neurology. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • The results of this analysis may bring new hope for children and teens with epilepsy and their families," said Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD, of Children's Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. (yahoo.com)
  • Honors have included awards from Washington, DC-based Research!America, the Child Neurology Foundation , and the American Epilepsy Society. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is a very promising therapy for children with medically refractory epilepsy, said Sandra Helmers, associate professor of neurology and principal investigator of the one-year trial. (emory.edu)
  • Functional Neurology , studies suggest that sex hormones affect your risk of developing both epilepsy and depression. (healthline.com)
  • Presurgical evaluation for partial epilepsy: relative contributions of chronic depth-electrode recordings versus FDG-PET and scalp-sphenoidal ictal EEG," Neurology , vol. 40, no. 11, pp. 1670-1677, 1990. (hindawi.com)
  • Intracranial EEG versus flumazenil and glucose PET in children with extratemporal lobe epilepsy," Neurology , vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 171-179, 2000. (hindawi.com)
  • There are different types of seizures, different types of epilepsy syndromes, and different causes of epilepsy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Revisiting the 'seizure - epilepsy as sneeze/cold' analogy, there are just a few more types of seizures than sneezes. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Symptoms There are several types of seizures in epilepsy, including some that are so subtle that others might not even notice. (webmd.com)
  • These include several types of seizures including absence seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and myoclonic epilepsies. (kidshealth.org)
  • There are many different types of seizures and people with epilepsy may experience more than one type. (massgeneral.org)
  • Doctors usually treat epilepsy with medicines. (kidshealth.org)
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal) can treat epilepsy plus bipolar disorder. (webmd.com)
  • Only level 4 centers perform a broad range of complex surgeries to treat epilepsy. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • We are part of the University of Washington Regional Epilepsy Center , which gives our patients access to more research studies and technologies to diagnose and treat epilepsy. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • When brain tissue is removed to treat epilepsy, healthy tissue is sometimes removed to get access to the area of interest. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Can The Ketogenic Diet Treat Epilepsy? (medicaldaily.com)
  • Unfortunately, many of the anti-seizure medications used to treat epilepsy in dogs are toxic to cats, and treatment options are limited as a result. (wikihow.com)
  • Many people develop epilepsy as children or teens. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most children who have them do not develop epilepsy. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • In the United States 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • If the first seizure occurred at the time of an injury or infection in the brain, it is more likely the patient will develop epilepsy than if the seizure did not happen at the time of injury or infection. (aans.org)
  • The cause of most cases of epilepsy is unknown, although some people develop epilepsy as the result of brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, infections of the brain, and birth defects. (dbpedia.org)
  • The rapid expansion in the number of encephalitis disorders associated with autoantibodies against neuronal proteins has led to an incremental increase in use of the term "autoimmune epilepsy," yet has occurred with limited attention to the physiopathology of each disease and genuine propensity to develop epilepsy. (jci.org)
  • Epilepsy can be caused by infections, genetic mutations, brain injury or a tumor, abnormal blood vessels, or bleeding in the brain. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most genetic changes associated with childhood absence epilepsy are rare, having been found in only a small number of affected individuals. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Because childhood absence epilepsy appears to be a complex disease without a single genetic cause, it does not have a straightforward pattern of inheritance. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Specialist geneticist practitioners would be able to test your genetic make-up and confirm whether you have inherited any gene known to cause epilepsy. (yahoo.com)
  • Hereditary factors are important in partial generalized epilepsy, which is more likely to involve genetic factors than partial epilepsy - a condition in which the seizures arise from a limited area of the brain. (aans.org)
  • Epilepsy which is thought to have a genetic cause. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • There may be a genetic factor causing epilepsy in dogs. (vetinfo.com)
  • In most of these, there's a family history of epilepsy or the condition is believed to be genetic (kids with a parent or other close family member with epilepsy are more likely to have it, too). (rchsd.org)
  • If you're taking medication to control your epilepsy, you will need to take 5 milligram (5mg) of folic acid once a day as soon as you start trying for a baby. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The studies were looking at drugs that are taken in combination with another epilepsy medication. (yahoo.com)
  • For most people with epilepsy, seizures can be controlled with medication. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • The young German had been diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010 and was on medication to manage the condition. (dictionary.com)
  • The seizures associated with epilepsy can sometimes be controlled by medication. (dictionary.com)
  • If you suspect your epilepsy medication is affecting your mood, talk to your doctor. (healthline.com)
  • I don't drink regularly (I haven't drunk for the last 3-4 months) but in the last month, I got to know that I'm suffering from epilepsy and I'm on medication now. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • This allows our physicians to determine if options beyond medication (such as surgery or neurostimulation devices) would be suitable for treating your epilepsy. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Before my medication properly controlled my epilepsy, I couldn't do all the things my friends were doing as I was so afraid of waking up feeling groggy and not knowing where I was. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Today, effective treatments include things like medication, vagus nerve stimulation, and epilepsy surgery, have resulted in the control of seizures for up to 80 percent of all of those diagnosed with the disease. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • This type of epilepsy usually responds well to medication therapies. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Recognizing the canine epilepsy symptoms can help your get medication for your pet and know how to keep your dog safe the next time he has a seizure. (vetinfo.com)
  • Be aware that only a veterinarian can diagnose your cat with epilepsy and prescribe a medication that will help to reduce or eliminate your cat's seizures. (wikihow.com)
  • If your cat's veterinarian diagnoses your cat with epilepsy, then your cat's veterinarian will be able to prescribe your cat with a medication to reduce or eliminate his seizures. (wikihow.com)
  • If your cat's veterinarian determines that your cat has epilepsy and needs to be on medication, then your cat will need the medication for the rest of their life. (wikihow.com)
  • Epilepsy (pronounced: EH-puh-lep-see) nervous system condition that causes seizures. (kidshealth.org)
  • While symptoms of epilepsy may vary among cases, the disorder always causes seizures, which are periods of sudden irregular electrical activity in the brain that can affect a person's behavior. (livescience.com)
  • What causes seizures and epilepsy? (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures. (healthline.com)
  • Epilepsy is a relatively common brain disorder that causes seizures. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Canine epilepsy is a serious condition that causes seizures. (vetinfo.com)
  • Epilepsy causes seizures and during the seizures, the dog may lose consciousness or get injured. (vetinfo.com)
  • The high rate of comorbidities in epilepsy is mainly attributed to the effects of recurrent seizures, multiple medications, and adverse social reactions to epilepsy such as stigma. (springer.com)
  • Epilepsy is a chronic condition characterized by recurrent seizures that can range from brief lapses of attention or muscle jerks to severe and prolonged convulsions. (livescience.com)
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent seizures (epilepsy). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, characterized by recurrent seizures, that affects nearly 2.5 million people in the United States. (massgeneral.org)
  • Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. (emory.edu)
  • The symptom most commonly identified with epilepsy is recurrent seizures, which are caused by sudden electrical activity in the brain. (healthgrades.com)
  • The symptom that defines epilepsy is recurrent seizures, which are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. (healthgrades.com)
  • Seizures must be recurrent to establish a diagnosis of epilepsy. (healthgrades.com)
  • In epilepsy the brain's electrical rhythms have a tendency to become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures. (aans.org)
  • The term 'epilepsy' simply refers to the state of recurrent seizures. (rvc.ac.uk)
  • Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that produces brief disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain, causing recurrent seizures. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • It is estimated that over 40 million people in the world may suffer from epilepsy, a neurological disorder that causes abnormal electrical activity in the brain resulting in recurrent seizures. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • It is increasingly associated with the elderly, and there are as many cases of epilepsy in those 60 years of age and older as in children 10 years of age and under. (yahoo.com)
  • Not all cases of epilepsy are lifelong, and many people improve to the point that treatment is no longer needed. (dbpedia.org)
  • There are drugs available to treat the condition, but side effects can be significant and not all cases of epilepsy respond well. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In less than half the cases of epilepsy, there is a specific identifiable brain problem that causes the seizures. (rchsd.org)
  • Just as a sneeze is a symptom of a cold,' seizures are symptoms of epilepsy 9 . (bbc.co.uk)
  • Other disorders, such as Tourette syndrome, narcolepsy, and cardiac arrhythmia, can have symptoms that resemble seizures, and can be mistaken for epilepsy. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Reference Article: Facts about epilepsy, its symptoms, causes and treatment. (livescience.com)
  • While the predominant symptoms of epilepsy are seizures, having a seizure doesn't always mean that a person has epilepsy. (livescience.com)
  • EEG monitoring, in conjunction with video surveillance over periods of wakefulness and sleep, can also help rule out other disorders such as narcolepsy, which may have similar symptoms as epilepsy. (livescience.com)
  • Cryptogenic epilepsy is a condition when no evidence of damage to the brain can be found, but other symptoms, such as learning difficulties, suggest that damage to the brain has occurred. (news-medical.net)
  • They have been diagnosed with an epilepsy syndrome , which has a recognized pattern of symptoms. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Learn more about the causes and symptoms of epilepsy in dogs here. (petfinder.com)
  • Symptoms of epilepsy depend on the exact location and the severity of the brain disturbance. (healthgrades.com)
  • What are the symptoms of epilepsy? (healthgrades.com)
  • You may experience epilepsy symptoms daily or just once in a while. (healthgrades.com)
  • For some people with epilepsy, symptoms of depression act as an aura. (healthline.com)
  • With generalized epilepsy, a child may experience sustained rhythmic jerking of various parts of the body, muscles that become weak, muscles that tense up rigidly, staring spells or other symptoms. (childrens.com)
  • Epilepsy is just one of a set of symptoms commonly found in people with these disorders. (healthcentral.com)
  • They found Dr. Nitin Tandon, director of the epilepsy surgery program at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, who uses the Rosa robot in surgeries to curb epilepsy symptoms. (click2houston.com)
  • For some people living with epilepsy, the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is an important concern. (cdc.gov)
  • SUDEP refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not caused by injury, drowning, or other known causes. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 Studies suggest that each year there are about 1.16 cases of SUDEP for every 1,000 people with epilepsy, although estimates vary. (cdc.gov)
  • Epilepsy comes from a Greek word meaning "to hold or seize," and people who have epilepsy have seizures. (kidshealth.org)
  • People who have epilepsy may have seizures only once in a while or as frequently as every day. (kidshealth.org)
  • About 3 million Americans have epilepsy, including boys and girls and people of all races and ages. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most people who are diagnosed with epilepsy can control their seizures by taking medicines . (kidshealth.org)
  • People who have epilepsy may need to be careful in places where they could get hurt if they have a seizure, like a high place or in the bathtub. (kidshealth.org)
  • But other than that, most people with epilepsy can live normal lives and do what everyone else does. (kidshealth.org)
  • Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic (nervous system) disorders , affecting up to one percent of people in the United States. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Antiepileptic drugs stop seizures for 70% of people with epilepsy and cause a number of side effects. (cochrane.org)
  • Randomized or quasi- randomized studies investigating the effects of one or more vitamins given alone or in addition to AEDs to people of any age with any type of epilepsy. (cochrane.org)
  • About 3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy. (cdc.gov)
  • Having epilepsy is no different than any other medical problem, and people with epilepsy shouldn't be treated any differently. (cdc.gov)
  • People with epilepsy have repeated seizures . (kidshealth.org)
  • Since ancient times, people with epilepsy have been thought of as people apart from the rest of humanity. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Despite this, most people have misconceptions about epilepsy and those who have it. (bbc.co.uk)
  • People who have only one seizure in their life do not have epilepsy - they must have at least two. (bbc.co.uk)
  • The most dramatic of these seizures - the one most people associate with epilepsy - is the tonic clonic (grand mal) seizure, which is most likely what gave rise to the demon possession theory, and it is not too difficult to see why 12 . (bbc.co.uk)
  • To assist people affected with epilepsy and seizure disorders, the Epilepsy Foundation knew it needed a new web presence that was user-focused. (acquia.com)
  • Dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy and seizure disorders, the Epilepsy Foundation is a non-profit national foundation headquartered in Landover, Maryland. (acquia.com)
  • The Epilepsy Foundation's website needed to assist people affected with epilepsy and seizure disorders. (acquia.com)
  • But not all people who appear to have seizures have epilepsy. (webmd.com)
  • This article summarizes the scope of epilepsy in elderly people, highlights cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases as the main underlying etiologies, explores the diagnostic challenges in this age group, including the hurdles and processes in their investigation, and examines pertinent clinical management issues. (medscape.com)
  • Elderly people with epilepsy are a large, but neglected group. (medscape.com)
  • Funny turns', blackouts and falls are common reasons for elderly people to present to general practitioners, emergency departments and specialist epilepsy services. (medscape.com)
  • But having a seizure doesn't always mean that someone has epilepsy - many people who have one seizure never have another. (kidshealth.org)
  • For some people with epilepsy (especially kids), the seizures can happen less often over time or stop altogether. (kidshealth.org)
  • Some things can sometimes trigger seizures in people with epilepsy. (kidshealth.org)
  • Many general medical, neurological and psychosocial disorders occur more frequently in people with epilepsy in comparison to healthy population. (springer.com)
  • More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and 80% of those people live in developing regions, according to the World Health Organization . (livescience.com)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.4 million people in the United States have active epilepsy. (livescience.com)
  • The temporal lobe of the brain is known to function differently in people with epilepsy compared to healthy individuals, suggesting it plays a role in the condition, said Dr. Brian Dlouhy, a neurosurgeon and researcher at the University of Iowa. (livescience.com)
  • People with epilepsy often display abnormal patterns of brain waves even when they are not experiencing a seizure. (livescience.com)
  • Typically, people with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy develop the characteristic myoclonic seizures in adolescence, then develop generalized tonic-clonic seizures a few years later. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy affects an estimated 1 in 1,000 people worldwide. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Approximately 5 percent of people with epilepsy have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Many people with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy do not have mutations in any of these genes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mutations in the EFHC1 gene have been associated with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in a small number of people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Although juvenile myoclonic epilepsy can run in families, many cases occur in people with no family history of the disorder. (medlineplus.gov)
  • After trying one to three epilepsy drugs, about two-thirds of people find relief from their seizures. (webmd.com)
  • In most people with childhood absence epilepsy, the absence seizures disappear in adolescence. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Once people find out you have epilepsy that's usually all they see. (latimes.com)
  • Some people with epilepsy still are afraid to tell their employers. (latimes.com)
  • to help thoes in need to raise money or just be in a group with people with epilepsy or not and try to raise money for better meds to stop seizures for though who have epilepsy. (causes.com)
  • Epilepsy affects more than 500,000 people in the UK and several hundreds of thousands worldwide. (news-medical.net)
  • More than 350 people are claiming a doctor intentionally misdiagnosed them with epilepsy as children. (usatoday.com)
  • Around 400,000 people in the UK suffer from epilepsy, making it the country's most common brain disorder. (bbc.co.uk)
  • The survey for the National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) found that 32% of people interviewed would put something in a person's mouth if they were suffering a fit. (bbc.co.uk)
  • The survey also found that people vastly underestimate the risk of developing epilepsy. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Epilepsy is most common in teenagers, elderly people and the very young. (bbc.co.uk)
  • In most people with epilepsy, the specific cause is unknown. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • The study points to a promising new treatment for a potentially large number of people with resistant epilepsy. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This is likely to be less than the one-third of all people with epilepsy that was implied in news reports. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Not all people with risk factors will get epilepsy. (healthgrades.com)
  • Epilepsy and Behavior , depression is the most common mental health problem to affect people with epilepsy. (healthline.com)
  • Researchers conducting this study estimate that 30 to 35 percent of people with epilepsy also experience depression. (healthline.com)
  • Keep reading to learn more about what causes depression in people with epilepsy and how that depression is treated. (healthline.com)
  • When does depression affect people with epilepsy? (healthline.com)
  • What causes depression in people with epilepsy? (healthline.com)
  • How is depression treated in people with epilepsy? (healthline.com)
  • In fact, most people with epilepsy live long and normal lives, including these celebrities. (healthline.com)
  • Check out what these 12 famous people with epilepsy have to say about their condition, and see where you might draw some inspiration of your own. (healthline.com)
  • He will forever be known for his role in the popular "Lethal Weapon" movies, but Danny Glover also impacts people when he talks about epilepsy. (healthline.com)
  • Like many people with epilepsy, he outgrew the disorder. (healthline.com)
  • According to the Epilepsy Foundation , epilepsy affects three million people in the U.S. and 50 million worldwide. (aans.org)
  • The Epilepsy Therapy Project notes that 10 percent of people will have seizures in their lifetime. (aans.org)
  • Epilepsy affects more than 300,000 children under the age of 15 - and more than 90,000 young people in this group have seizures that cannot be adequately treated. (aans.org)
  • People with epilepsy in some areas of the world experience stigma due to the condition. (dbpedia.org)
  • As of 2013 about 22 million people have epilepsy. (dbpedia.org)
  • Epilepsy is more common in older people. (dbpedia.org)
  • In about 30-40% of people with epilepsy, medications do not control their seizures. (epilepsy.com)
  • Here's a look at some People with Epilepsy groups near Riverhead. (meetup.com)
  • 61,000 people live with epilepsy in South Australia and 8,000 in the Northern Territory. (change.org)
  • The Epilepsy Centre is a professional organisation committed to providing quality services to people living with epilepsy and improving community awareness and attitudes throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory. (change.org)
  • The team at The Epilepsy Centre have been helping people since for over 40 years and we work continuously to raise awareness of epilepsy in the community to reduce stigma and create a more welcoming and inclusive society. (change.org)
  • Our mission and vision is to improve in all respects the welfare of people with epilepsy and their families in South Australia and The Northern Territory. (change.org)
  • Another gene, which is missing in people with progressive myoclonus epilepsy, codes for a protein called cystatin B. This protein regulates enzymes that break down other proteins. (healthcentral.com)
  • Safety measures such as wearing seat belts in cars and using helmets when riding a motorcycle or playing competitive sports can protect people from epilepsy and other problems that result from head injury. (healthcentral.com)
  • Researchers are making progress on a new "on demand" epilepsy pill which can be taken when people feel a seizure starting. (psychcentral.com)
  • They explain that about one percent of people worldwide, or 65 million individuals, have epilepsy. (psychcentral.com)
  • For example, many people with treatment-resistant epilepsy experience clusters of seizures, where severe seizures are preceded by smaller ones. (psychcentral.com)
  • For most people with epilepsy, drinking small or modest amounts of alcohol does not make them more likely to have seizures. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • But drinking larger amounts of alcohol can cause seizures in people with or without epilepsy. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • For some people, drinking alcohol can mean they get less sleep or forget to take their epilepsy medicine. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • There are no official guidelines about drinking alcohol for people with epilepsy. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Some people say that drinking alcohol when they are taking epilepsy medicine makes them feel drunk quicker. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Can alcohol cause seizures in people who don't have epilepsy? (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Yes, people with or without epilepsy can have seizures after heavy drinking. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Through a network of local agencies, contacts and associates across the province, Epilepsy Ontario reaches out to people with epilepsy and their loved ones. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Observable characteristics of people suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy include the abnormal reorganization of the dentate gyrus and the inflammation of neurons in the hippocampus. (naturalnews.com)
  • Some people with epilepsy experience both kinds. (rchsd.org)
  • Throughout history, thousands of people suffering from epilepsy have been killed because they were thought to be possessed by the devil. (akc.org)
  • People with epilepsy may be treated differently in various areas of the world and experience varying degrees of social stigma due to their condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2015[update], about 39 million people have epilepsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the effectiveness of anti-convulsants in people who suffer from nocturnal epilepsy, the drugs are shown to disrupt a person's sleeping structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another study determined that anti-convulsant medications can minimize epilepsy not just in people who are awake, but also in people who are asleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to all available literature, epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which there are occasional electric overloads in the brain. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder in the elderly after stroke and dementia. (medscape.com)
  • Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. (healthline.com)
  • Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs and cats. (rvc.ac.uk)
  • Epilepsy is a chronic condition that causes repeated seizures (which may be described by terms such as 'fits' or 'funny turns'), and is the most common chronic (long term) neurological disorder in dogs, affecting an estimated 0.6-0.7% of all dogs in the UK alone (around 1 in 130 dogs). (thekennelclub.org.uk)
  • A number of factors increase the risk of developing epilepsy. (healthgrades.com)
  • fMRIs can be helpful if you are being considered for surgery for your epilepsy or for other treatments for you. (epilepsysociety.org.uk)
  • There are treatments for many types of epilepsy (EP-eh-lep-see). (kidshealth.org)
  • Please describe effective treatments with epilepsy (seizure disorder). (medicinenet.com)
  • New findings may open the door to novel epilepsy treatments. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • sometimes called temporal lobe epilepsy. (everything2.com)
  • She was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy and treated with the drug lamotrigine, which stopped her seizures. (newscientist.com)
  • In a multi-university study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers from South Korea revealed that hesperetin, a compound present in citrus fruits, can prevent seizures caused by temporal lobe epilepsy. (naturalnews.com)
  • Seizures, abnormal movements or behavior due to unusual electrical activity in the brain, are a symptom of epilepsy. (webmd.com)
  • The goal of epilepsy surgery is to identify an abnormal area of brain tissue from which the seizures originate, and to remove it without causing any significant impairment. (massgeneral.org)
  • Epilepsy is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. (dictionary.com)
  • Most individuals with epilepsy have focal epilepsy, meaning that the seizures arise in a specific part of the brain where the tissue is abnormal. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In 2002 we launched the Mass General Pediatric Epilepsy Program . (massgeneral.org)
  • Seattle Children's has the busiest pediatric epilepsy program in the Pacific Northwest and the largest program on the West Coast. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • As a National Association of Epilepsy Centers-certified Level 4 Epilepsy Center, we provide the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. (massgeneral.org)
  • Our center has Level 4 accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. (ohsu.edu)
  • Our Epilepsy Program is the only program in the Northwest for children that is accredited level 4 by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) . (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Doctors often can't explain why a person has epilepsy. (kidshealth.org)
  • However, just because a person has a seizure does not necessarily mean that that person has epilepsy 10 , just as a sneeze does not immediately signal a cold. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Having a seizure does not mean that a person has epilepsy. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • EEG helps in the diagnosis of epilepsy, sleep problems, altered consciousness etc. (news-medical.net)
  • However, these abnormalities can be present in otherwise healthy individuals, and their absence does not exclude the diagnosis of epilepsy. (medscape.com)
  • A proper diagnosis of epilepsy is crucial to ensure that your cat gets the proper treatment. (wikihow.com)
  • Epilepsy in children is diagnosed by a pediatric neurologist (a doctor who specializes in brain, spine, and nervous system problems). (kidshealth.org)
  • A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. (yahoo.com)
  • Epilepsy is a nervous system condition. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Epilepsy is a disease of the central nervous system in which electrical signals of the brain to misfire. (rchsd.org)
  • Epilepsy is a medical condition that affects the brain. (cdc.gov)
  • Epilepsy affects more than 470,000 children younger than age 18 in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • Learn what causes epilepsy and how it affects families. (webmd.com)
  • Childhood absence epilepsy affects 2 to 8 in 100,000 children under age 15 each year. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Age of onset: Epilepsy primarily affects the very young and the very old, although anyone can get epilepsy at anytime. (yahoo.com)
  • Partial epilepsy can also cause changes in emotions, cognition (thinking) or autonomic functions - including gastrointestinal sensations, waves of heat or cold or heart racing - depending on which part of the brain the epilepsy affects. (childrens.com)
  • You can search for epilepsy specialists using the links listed on the FAQ webpage . (cdc.gov)
  • That hospital, along with University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Minnesota Epilepsy Group, The Children s Hospital in Denver, Children s National Medical Center and Louisiana State University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, were the six centers participating in the trial. (emory.edu)
  • Please share your experience with epilepsy (seizure disorder). (medicinenet.com)
  • Nocturnal epilepsy is a seizure disorder in which seizures occur while sleeping, within an hour of waking or an hour before bedtime. (wikipedia.org)
  • and focal epilepsy , in which the instability is confined to one area of the brain . (livescience.com)
  • Focal epilepsy is a result of electrical instability in one area of the brain while generalized epilepsy involves electrical instabilities in many areas of the brain. (livescience.com)
  • Sporadic case reports suggest an association with focal epilepsy. (springer.com)
  • Partial (focal) epilepsy - With this condition, seizures begin in a specific portion of the brain. (childrens.com)
  • In severe cases of focal epilepsy that do not respond to treatment, the brain area responsible for the seizures may be surgically removed. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In 2020, it's indication was expanded for treatment of focal epilepsy at different ages. (epilepsy.com)
  • Treatment of refractory focal epilepsy (complex partial also called focal impaired awareness seizures) in children 2 years of age or older and adults. (epilepsy.com)
  • Symptomatic epilepsy can be prevented if the cause of the disorder can be identified and eliminated. (faqs.org)
  • This is called symptomatic epilepsy or secondary epilepsy. (news-medical.net)
  • In symptomatic epilepsy, it may be possible to provide treatment to cure the disorder. (faqs.org)
  • Some affected individuals have febrile seizures before they develop childhood absence epilepsy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The genetics of childhood absence epilepsy are complex and not completely understood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Several genes associated with childhood absence epilepsy provide instructions for making pieces (subunits) of the GABA A receptor protein. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Problems with another type of ion channel, called a calcium channel, are also associated with childhood absence epilepsy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mutations in other genes that do not provide instructions for making ion channels have also been associated with childhood absence epilepsy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • They probably will want you to see a neurologist, who will check for epilepsy or other conditions. (kidshealth.org)
  • The neurologist will ask questions, do an exam, and order tests to check for epilepsy. (kidshealth.org)
  • Epilepsy is classified into four categories, said Dr. Jacqueline French, a neurologist who specializes in treating epilepsy at NYU Langone Health. (livescience.com)
  • You should have a specialist assessment by a neurologist dealing with epilepsy and this will include an electrical tracing of the brain called. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • You should have a specialist assessment by a neurologist dealing with epilepsy and this will include an electrical tracing of the brain called an EEG as well as a brain scan and some simple blood tests . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • More than a decade later, some 350 metro Detroiters who claim neurologist Yasser Awaad intentionally misdiagnosed them with epilepsy as children are still waiting for answers. (usatoday.com)
  • Epilepsy Action would like to thank Dr John Paul Leach, consultant neurologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, for his contribution to this information. (epilepsy.org.uk)
  • A person with epilepsy can have more than one type of seizure. (cdc.gov)
  • The EFWCP leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. (idealist.org)
  • The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. (epilepsy.com)
  • Canine epilepsy will manifest itself through seizures that occur suddenly and without any warning signs. (vetinfo.com)
  • Not a lot has changed regarding the fear and myths surrounding canine epilepsy since the first person observed seizing dogs when animal/human cohabitation started. (akc.org)
  • Campaigners want the Welsh government to review the way the possible side effects of an anti-epilepsy drug are relayed to pregnant mothers. (bbc.co.uk)
  • If your dog has seizures more often, an anti-epilepsy drug should be administered. (vetinfo.com)
  • Epilepsy may be kept under control with an anti-epilepsy drug (AED) that will prevent seizures. (vetinfo.com)
  • Kanner AM. Common psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy: epidemiologic, pathogenic and clinical aspects. (springer.com)
  • The Epilepsy Service is an academic teaching service that is committed to clinical and basic research, medical education, and clinical service. (massgeneral.org)
  • The Epilepsy Service maintains an active research program , and some patients will have the opportunity to enroll in research or clinical trials . (massgeneral.org)
  • A seizure is the clinical manifestation of epilepsy. (news-medical.net)
  • You can also join a clinical trial to try a new epilepsy drug being studied. (webmd.com)
  • Several clinical reports indicate that the short-lasting variant is most likely a form of frontal lobe epilepsy, but the nature of the longer-lasting variants is still obscure. (nih.gov)
  • See Seattle Children's Epilepsy Research and Clinical Trials . (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Dr. John Williams, a neuroscientist and head of clinical activities, neuroscience and mental health at the UK-based charity The Wellcome Trust, commented, "Epilepsy is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options. (psychcentral.com)
  • Relationship between EEG and positron emission tomography abnormalities in clinical epilepsy," Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology , vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 29-42, 2000. (hindawi.com)
  • Nocturnal epilepsy definition" Drugs.com Paul R. C., Richard B. B., James D. G. (2005) Clinical Sleep Disorders Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. (wikipedia.org)
  • Current research for epilepsy includes the development of better drug therapy and electrical stimulation techniques to control and prevent seizures. (healthgrades.com)
  • Oregon's only Level 4 epilepsy center, with the highest level of care. (ohsu.edu)
  • The Epilepsy Center at Children's Health is a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, providing the highest level of treatment for children with epilepsy. (childrens.com)
  • Here, we trace the evolution of the concept of autoimmune epilepsy and examine common inflammatory pathways that might lead to epilepsy. (jci.org)
  • Exceptional care from a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists with advanced training in epilepsy. (ohsu.edu)
  • Epilepsy as a disorder of cortical network organization. (medscape.com)
  • Epilepsy is simply defined as a disorder of brain function characterised by sudden seizures or fits. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the person has seizures. (medicinenet.com)
  • Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by repeated seizures . (aans.org)
  • That is, an individual that has an isolated seizure as a result of an acute transient insult to the brain, for example a metabolic disorder, or a seizure observed after an acute trauma to the brain, would not be diagnosed as having epilepsy. (medicinenet.com)
  • Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. (healthcentral.com)
  • If you have a child with epilepsy, you're not alone - 2.5 million Americans have this disorder. (rchsd.org)
  • Different kinds of seizures are common to each category of epilepsy, according to the CDC. (livescience.com)
  • In view of methodological deficiencies and limited number of individual studies, we have found no reliable evidence to support the routine use of vitamins in patients with epilepsy. (cochrane.org)
  • Spectrum of epilepsy and electroencephalogram patterns in Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome: experience with 87 patients. (medscape.com)
  • The MRI unit originally opened in 1995 with a 1.5T scanner dedicated to patients with epilepsy, which was upgraded to a 3T scanner in 2004 and more recently updated to the latest cutting edge technology with a General Electric 3T MR750 scanner. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Learn more about epilepsy at www.aan.com/patients . (yahoo.com)
  • Another intracranial pathology was identified in two patients causing the epilepsy in these cases (head trauma and hemimegaencephaly). (springer.com)
  • This guide was written to provide patients with a better understanding of epilepsy surgery and the elements of the presurgical evaluation. (massgeneral.org)
  • In addition to common questions and answers about epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, we have included excerpts from some of our patients who have attended our post-surgical discussion group over many years. (massgeneral.org)
  • However, it is estimated that 30 to 40 % of patients with epilepsy are not controlled with currently available medical therapy. (massgeneral.org)
  • Patients may be candidates for surgical treatment of their epilepsy in an attempt to achieve better or complete seizure control. (massgeneral.org)
  • A level 4 center uses the most advanced technology to diagnose epilepsy and evaluate patients before surgery. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • The article said that patients who had resistant epilepsy (a type of epilepsy that does not respond to drug treatment) and who had regular seizures were selected for the new treatment. (www.nhs.uk)
  • However, AEDs are effective in patients who develop posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE). (medscape.com)
  • There's no excuse for sloppy care, especially of epilepsy patients, when seizure-control guidelines are set in stone. (healthy.net)
  • They examined 43 patients with cerebral calcifications and epilepsy by having them undergo an intestinal biopsy or CT scan. (healthy.net)
  • Pediatric epilepsy surgery can be used to treat a highly selected group of patients whose seizures are not controllable by standard means. (medicinenet.com)
  • In patients that meet the requirements for epilepsy surgery the results, in terms of seizure control, can be very positive with minimal side effects and complications. (medicinenet.com)
  • HOUSTON - It's an amazing medical breakthrough that has epilepsy patients around the world looking at Houston, where doctors are performing a procedure that has patients jumping at the chance to have surgeons operate on their brains. (click2houston.com)
  • Campaigner Nicole Crosby-McKenna, from Epilepsy Action, wants the Welsh government to review the way information is conveyed to pregnant patients in Wales. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Researchers may have finally identified the reason why certain image patterns can trigger a seizure in patients with photosensitive epilepsy. (medicaldaily.com)
  • They know that flashing lights (like strobe lights) or forcing the patient to breathe very deeply can trigger a seizure in patients with epilepsy. (faqs.org)
  • Another study shows that it enhances slow wave-sleep and sleep continuity in patients with epilepsy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Febrile seizures very rarely lead to epilepsy. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Some disorders, such as celiac disease (wheat gluten intolerance), can lead to epilepsy. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Severe lack of oxygen at birth (asphyxia), head injury, brain infections (meningitis and encephalitis) may lead to epilepsy. (news-medical.net)
  • Acquired (or secondary) epilepsy can arise from prenatal complications, traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor and cerebrovascular diseases. (livescience.com)
  • Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy has also worked to establish epilepsy as a disease that receives crucial funding support for research through the United States Department of Defense for its program entitled "Prevention of Epilepsy after Traumatic Brain Injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • For many soldiers suffering Traumatic brain injury on the battlefield, epilepsy will be a long-term consequence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Traumatic brain injury and epilepsy: Underlying mechanisms leading to seizure. (medscape.com)
  • The Epilepsy Foundation Western PA (EFWCP)is a non-profit organization serving persons with epilepsy/seizure disorders, their families and other concerned individuals in western and central Pennsylvania. (idealist.org)
  • The EFWP is dedicated to providing education and services related to prevention and control, advocating for individual rights and promoting independence and optimal quality of life for persons with epilepsy/seizure disorders. (idealist.org)
  • Responses to enquiries contain information relating to the general principles of investigation and management of epilepsy. (epilepsysociety.org.uk)
  • Epilepsy can be caused by anything that hurts the brain including head injuries, infections, and brain tumors. (cdc.gov)
  • Children with uncontrolled epilepsy or frequent seizures are at the highest risk for SUDEP. (cdc.gov)
  • Many children with epilepsy will outgrow seizures. (kidshealth.org)
  • Fostering strategic approaches to improving access to quality health care for children and youth with epilepsy. (aap.org)
  • The mission of the National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy: Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy (Center) is to support those working to improve access to coordinated, comprehensive, quality care for CYE, particularly in medically underserved and/or rural areas across the life-course. (aap.org)
  • This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U23MC26252, Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy/ cooperative agreement. (aap.org)
  • Duchowny MS, Bourgeois B. Coexisting disorders in children with epilepsy. (springer.com)
  • The Epilepsy Service at Massachusetts General Hospital offers evaluation and management using the most advanced techniques available to children and adults with epilepsy and related disorders in a setting focused on the advancement of knowledge about epilepsy and related disorders. (massgeneral.org)
  • While several new drugs have come out in the last several years for adults with epilepsy, making those drugs available for children and teenagers has been delayed due to the challenges of testing new drugs on children. (yahoo.com)
  • Our neurosurgeons were the first in Oregon to use an advanced combination of technologies to treat complex epilepsy in children and adults. (ohsu.edu)
  • More than a decade later, Stefan and some 350 other Detroit-area residents who claim the same doctor intentionally misdiagnosed them with epilepsy as children are still waiting for answers. (usatoday.com)
  • Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy was founded through a grassroots effort by parents who were frustrated by their helplessness in protecting their children from the devastating effects of epilepsy and seizures and by the limited treatment options available for those suffering from the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • It says 61,000 children in the UK have epilepsy and 70% attend mainstream primary schools. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Epilepsy happens more often in children than in adults. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Our Epilepsy Program is the only comprehensive epilepsy program in the Pacific Northwest especially for children and teens. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • New study results show that an implantable device, called the vagus nerve stimulator (VNS), can help reduce seizure frequency and improve quality of life in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. (emory.edu)
  • A large number of children and adults have undetected or untreated epilepsy. (yahoo.com)
  • At Seattle Children's, our treatment options for children with epilepsy include medicines, special diets, implanted nerve stimulators, brain surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Seattle Children's doctors lead research in the lab and in the clinic to improve epilepsy treatment and quality of life for children with seizures. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Our team includes 8 doctors who are board certified in caring for children with epilepsy and interpreting EEGs of brain activity. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes repeated, unprovoked seizures, and it is more common in young children (age 1 to 5 years*) than it is in adults. (childrens.com)
  • Our interdisciplinary medical team has the experience to not only comprehensively diagnose children with this condition, but we remain the area's only center to perform the most advanced procedures and therapies for the treatment of epilepsy. (childrens.com)
  • South Australia and the Northern Territory are the only states in Australia that do not receive Government funding to support children and families living with epilepsy. (change.org)
  • For over two years The Epilepsy Centre has donated almost 60 Seizure Monitors to children in need. (change.org)
  • While almost 1 out of 5 children experiences a seizure, only one out of 200 children has epilepsy. (medindia.net)
  • Epilepsy Ontario is dedicated to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for children and adults living with seizure disorders. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • We need more neurologists, more specialists with an interest in epilepsy, and we need more awareness and involvement in epilepsy in primary care. (bbc.co.uk)
  • It is primarily based in the Epilepsy Society MRI Unit , Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire and is located in a dedicated building adjacent to the newly opened Epilepsy Society Research Centre . (ucl.ac.uk)
  • This research was carried out by Dr Robert Fisher, director of the Epilepsy Centre at Stanford University, and colleagues from around the US, all members of the SANTE Study Group. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The Epilepsy Centre continues to provide support and services to those affected funded solely by private donations. (change.org)
  • Epilepsy can be a devastating condition to manage and the support The Epilepsy Centre provides to the community is an absolute necessity. (change.org)
  • It's time to recognise that epilepsy is indeed a Chronic Health Condition and to provide much-needed funding for The Epilepsy Centre. (change.org)
  • Join The Epilepsy Centre and 11,008 supporters today. (change.org)
  • Therefore, routine or prolonged EEG monitoring can diagnose epilepsy, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine . (livescience.com)
  • The founding of the American Epilepsy Society: 1936-1971. (medscape.com)
  • The causes, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy are discussed. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Kanner AM. Treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders in epilepsy: a review of practical strategies. (springer.com)
  • When should surgery be considered for the treatment of epilepsy? (cmaj.ca)
  • We offer the most advanced options for epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. (ohsu.edu)
  • This type of evaluation is best carried out in a multi-disciplinary center experienced in the investigation and treatment of epilepsy. (massgeneral.org)
  • Treatment goals for epilepsy include controlling seizure activity, reducing drug side effects, and preserving quality of life. (healthgrades.com)
  • Medical treatment is the mainstay of therapy for epilepsy. (healthgrades.com)
  • Focal cortical dysplasia is one of the most common causes of epilepsy that does not respond to treatment. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The Epilepsy Center offers comprehensive epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • If you've been previously misdiagnosed with epilepsy, video-EEG monitoring can point the way to a more appropriate and effective treatment plan. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • When epilepsy is present, an accurate diagnosis can lead to the most effective treatment for the observed seizure type. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • With partial epilepsy, the child can experience similar jerking or muscular reactions as with generalized epilepsy. (childrens.com)
  • A person who suffers from epilepsy regardless of whether it is nocturnal or not, can be categorized into two different types of epilepsy either being generalized, or partial. (wikipedia.org)
  • While generalized epilepsy occurs all over the brain, partial epilepsy consists of a regional or localized hyperactivity, which means that the seizures occur conversely in one part of the brain or several parts at once. (wikipedia.org)