Diagnosis & Therapy

Patients with new-onset focal seizures face delayed and missed diagnosis in emergent settings

Men who take antiseizure medications for epilepsy have higher rates of psychiatric comorbidities and erectile dysfunction, but do not face a higher risk of adverse birth outcomes or conceiving a child with neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a study out of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.
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Families need tips on shooting seizure videos

Families and patients often bring in smartphone videos of seizures, which can help with epilepsy diagnosis, but people have to know how to shoot them correctly, according to investigators at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.

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Genomic data in the EHR? Bespoke system for patients with epilepsy probes the possibilities

Month by month, the literature on epilepsy genetics evolves. To keep up, researchers in Ireland have created a custom genomics module for their electronic health record (EHR) for patients with epilepsy.

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Will I have a seizure today? A new tool may someday help patients predict their seizure risk

For about 30%-40% of the more than 50 million people worldwide with epilepsy, available treatments do not control their seizures.

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Wearable seizure detectors could influence epilepsy therapy

Although their present capabilities are limited, wearable seizure detectors nevertheless have the potential to provide information that could influence patient care. As the technology evolves, these devices could enable seizure prediction and facilitate telemedicine.

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First seizure in an adult: To treat or not

In 2014, the International League Against Epilepsy redefined who could be considered to have epilepsy.

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