A major advance in epilepsy treatment may be found in the first direct brain responsive neurostimulator, upcoming AAN meeting will have an epilepsy focus, and other top stories.
Epilepsy and Seizure
ADHD lowers the quality of life in adults with epilepsy; epilepsy is associated with social deprivation and increased risk of venous thromboembolism: details of these recent findings in this slide show.
The ultimate cause is found in only about half of patients, so improved understanding of the prognostic and diagnostic features is of high priority.
Favorable long-term results for patients with hard-to-treat epilepsy who undergo brain surgery offer good information for decision-making and counseling.
Symptoms occur in nearly 1 in 5 adults who have epilepsy. Their presence may have severe implications for patients’ quality of life.
The largest study of its kind shows that 8 in 1000 people have epilepsy--a distinctly higher incidence than previously thought. Details and implications in this podcast.
By localizing the portion of the brain responsible for seizures and envisioning long-term outcomes, this imaging combination helps guide clinical decision making.
What happens before the demyelinating lesions of MS appear? Does smoking confer protection against Parkinson disease? How is NMDA receptor-associated disease reversed? Here are 4 fine papers from 2014 that set out to answer these questions.
New research sheds light on epilepsy concerns, particularly the link between cardiac abnormalities and sudden unexpected death.
Get to the root of the latest research findings on nervous system disorders and test your brainpower with this quick 5-question quiz.