Improving the Transition from Child to Adult Epilepsy Care in Ontario

When children with epilepsy reach a certain age, they must transfer from child (pediatric) to adult hospital care. The transition can be a difficult one, as healthcare providers and support Continue Reading

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Mapping Brain Areas Responsible for Language to Improve Surgery Outcomes

Traditionally, language abilities were thought to only involve two areas of the brain, known as Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas. Based on this understanding, seizure surgery that avoids these areas should Continue Reading

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Monitoring Brain Waves to Predict Seizures

Researchers are interested in developing computer-based programs that can predict seizures using brain wave patterns and help warn individuals about an upcoming seizure. To create these programs, researchers must first Continue Reading

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Using Advanced Brain Imaging to Find Where Seizures Begin

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a new technology that can be used to monitor a person’s brain activity. A MEG helmet placed on the head can map out brain activity by identifying Continue Reading

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Understanding How Environment and Diet Affect Epilepsy

Infantile spasms are drug-resistant seizures seen in children with West’s Syndrome – a childhood epilepsy syndrome. Infantile spasms begin around the first year of life, typically between the ages of Continue Reading

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Mapping Brain Networks in Childhood Epilepsy

To get some of the most accurate brain activity recordings before, during and after a seizure, intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) is typically used. This technology, where sensors are placed directly onto Continue Reading

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