News from AES 2015, the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, in Philadelphia from December 4-8.
Interesting Neuro: epilepsy updates & autism risks
Our Dec. news & research list includes groundbreaking research from AES 2015 as well as a few potential neurodegeneration biomarkers.
Breakthrough Research in Pediatric Epilepsy
Highlights of recent pediatric epilepsy research include a minimally invasive surgical procedure and genetic testing.
Future of Personal Monitoring Devices for Epilepsy
Researchers discussed external devices that would allow individuals to monitor clinical and subclinical seizure activity in their home environment
Consequences of Epilepsy on the Aging Brain
Results of an MRI study and a 50-year follow-up study shed light on the effects of epilepsy on the brain’s aging process.
New Data for Surgical Epilepsy Treatment
Researchers demonstrated promising results in surgical treatment of epileptic encephalopathy and refractory epilepsy.
Unsettled Debate: Interictal Epileptiform Discharges
What exactly should physicians do when presented with interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs), or spikes?
Generic vs Brand-Name Anti-Epileptic Drugs
Important bioequivalence issues regarding anti-epileptic drugs were highlighted at the FDA Town Hall meeting held during AES 2015.
Young Epilepsy Investigators’ Research
Young epilepsy community members presented late-breaking research on Dravet syndrome, hippocampal neuron activity during seizure, and more at AES 2015.
Seizure Analysis: Stereo EEG vs. Subdural Electrodes
During pre-surgery planning, decisions regarding which electrode(s) to utilize must be made on a case-by-case basis.
Telehealth: Treating Long-Distance Epilepsy Patients
Is long-distance clinical health care and patient education a model that can work in the real world?