Patient Diaries Reveal Propensity For Epileptic Seizures

As seen in https://scienmag.com/ A researcher at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering and an alumna of her lab have the first validation of their program to assess the risk of seizures in patients with epilepsy. In a preliminary study, their Epilepsy Seizure Assessment Tool (EpiSAT) proved equally able or better than 24 specialized epilepsyContinue reading “Patient Diaries Reveal Propensity For Epileptic Seizures”

Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs

As seen in https://www.eurekalert.org/ There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new study reveals. The study offers important answers about three such emergency drugs that are used to treat prolonged seizures, known as status epilepticus, even though physicians have had little understanding of the drugs’Continue reading “Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs”

Researchers Create AI System That Can Predict Epileptic Seizures One Hour Head of Time With 99.6% Accuracy

As seen in https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have developed an artificial intelligence system that can predict epileptic seizures up to an hour before they occur. The system will give people suffering from epilepsy warning that a seizure is imminent, enabling them to take medication—or alert a friend, relative or medicalContinue reading “Researchers Create AI System That Can Predict Epileptic Seizures One Hour Head of Time With 99.6% Accuracy”

WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF EPILEPSY RESEARCH

The Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI) epilepsy research program (EpLink) is looking to better understand the questions Canadians have about epilepsy and seizures. These questions could be about causes or diagnosis, treatment, managing day-to-day life or managing co-existing conditions related to epilepsy. Co-existing conditions related to epilepsy include: Rett Syndrome Cerebral Palsy Down Syndrome Tuberous Sclerosis Depression,Continue reading “WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF EPILEPSY RESEARCH”

Teens with illnesses want role in decision-making

As seen in https://nationalpost.com Teens with chronic illnesses would like to have a say in decisions such as switching to a new medicine, but they often feel left out of the conversation, a small study suggests. Researchers in Wales who interviewed teens being treated for a range of chronic conditions, like epilepsy or diabetes, foundContinue reading “Teens with illnesses want role in decision-making”