The European regulatory authority, called CE-Mark, has approved Medtronic’s deep brain stimulator (DBS) as therapy for uncontrolled partial and secondarily generalized seizures. Approval was based upon a randomized controlled trial of implantation...
How do you know that you're getting good epilepsy care? Let me start with one way you cannot tell. Just because you are continuing to have seizures does not necessarily mean that your epilepsy care is deficient. About one-third of people with...
By Eric Kossoff MD Editor, Keto News For all child neurologists, dietitians, scientists, and parents interested in the ketogenic diet, this October will be the second (ever) international symposium on Dietary Therapies to be held. Following...
Women often report worsening of their seizures in association with menstrual cycles. If seizure frequency consistently doubles or more in association with a phase of the menstrual cycle, then the woman is defined as having “catamenial epilepsy.” How...
People with epilepsy often worry about whether their thinking and memory are going to get worse over time. When they do occur, problems with thinking and memory (cognition) can result from several factors: frequent seizures, the postictal (after-...

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