A New Way to Treat Status Epilepticus at Home

Status epilepticus is a condition in which seizures occur non-stop, one after the other. It is a dangerous condition that can cause brain damage or even death. Status epilepticus needs Continue Reading

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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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The Basic Science of Brain Stimulation

Brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy is a growing area of research. It has been effective in stopping seizures in animals, and now, human studies are beginning with the Continue Reading

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New Drugs from Rett Syndrome Research

Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder that may result in both intellectual disability and seizures. Using an animal model of Rett syndrome, Dr. James Eubanks at the Toronto Western Hospital 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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Genetics of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Epilepsy is about 7 times more common in people with a genetic syndrome caused by chromosome 22q11.2 microdeletion or 22qCNV. Dr. Danielle Andrade and her team have recently found that 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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A Headset for Detecting Seizures

One of the ways to improve epilepsy care is to develop more advanced technology to detect and monitor seizures. This technology would warn people with epilepsy about an upcoming seizure. Continue Reading

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Does Fish Oil Stop Seizures When Added to a Normal Diet?

Although the classic ketogenic diet – which is high in fats, low in carbohydrates and provides adequate protein – has been proven effective for managing seizures, it is often hard Continue Reading

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