Care Coordination
Oct 1, 2014
An epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) is a hospital unit run by a health care team who specializes in caring for people with seizures and epilepsy. People may be seen in outpatient settings and on an inpatient unit for specialized testing, medication...
SUDEP Institute flags at Walk memorial
Oct 1, 2014
Many studies have been performed to estimate the incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The studies differed in the populations assessed, the geographic locations, and methodologies to ascertain SUDEP cases. In a recent systematic...
Ketogenic Food
Sep 24, 2014
Do dietary therapies for seizures work in adults? While most research has been done in children with epilepsy, ketogenic diet therapies appear to work well in adults too.  They are becoming more widespread in use, especially at major...
Sick Child
Sep 24, 2014
What are febrile seizures? Febrile seizures usually occur in children and are associated with a rise in the body temperature. In most cases, febrile seizures are relatively harmless. However, a subset of children has febrile seizures that last 30...
Girl Shopping
Sep 24, 2014
What is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome? Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a rare form of epilepsy that is characterized by multiple seizure types, cognitive deficits and spike-and-wave complexes on the EEG. Causes of LGS are varied- ‘structural’ causes...