Sun, 05/15/2011
Perhaps the most common medical test obtained in patients with epilepsy is the EEG (electroencephalogram). This test is done to look for abnormal electrical activity associated with epilepsy and it can also indicate how effective (or not) treatment...
Fri, 05/13/2011
TORONTO, May 13 - People with epilepsy can die suddenly and without warning. Families and friends are left in shock, with anger and frustration, searching for answers. Why don't we know more about this? Could we have done something to prevent...
Fri, 04/15/2011
SUDEP is a tragic condition that is especially challenging for research investigation due to several reasons. Although the phenomenon had been mentioned in the medical literature 150 years ago, research publications on SUDEP did not increase until a...
Tue, 03/15/2011
Since its introduction in 1921, the ketogenic diet has been used for children with difficult-to-control seizures. Why not adults? In perhaps the very first published article about the ketogenic diet, written by Dr. Rawle Geyelin in 1921, ketosis was...
Sat, 01/15/2011
A landmark study regarding sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. The investigators Dr. Matti Sillanpää of University of Turku, Finland and Dr. Shlomo Shinnar of Albert Einstein College...

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