Search Tag: seizures

ICU Management

Patients with Seizures - How to Diagnose and Treat

2016 04 Apr

When ICU patients experience prolonged seizures, immediate action is required to prevent long-term neurological damage. An article in the April issue of Critical Care Nurse provides diagnosis and treatment guidance for nurses and other clinicians whose patients experience continuous or recurrent seizures, convulsive or non-convulsive. The article... Read more

IT Management

Epilepsy App Tracks Seizures

2015 20 Oct

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have developed an app that allows patients with epilepsy to track their seizures using their Apple Watch. The interactive EpiWatch app works with ResearchKit, an open-source framework designed by Apple to facilitate research studies carried out using its devices. EpiWatch gives users a chance to help... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Mechanisms Underlying Sudden Unexpected Death

2014 12 Dec

Three new studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES 2014) describe the link between cardiac abnormalities and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Sudden death is more than 20 times more common in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. Experts say defects in cardiac and respiratory function... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Brivaracetam Effective And Safe For Epilepsy

2014 10 Dec

According to findings from a Phase 3 clinical trial, there may be an additional therapeutic option for seizure control in patients suffering from epilepsy.   The findings are to be unveiled at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. The double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled study was conducted by researchers from the Mid-Atlantic... Read more

IMAGING Management

Research Finds Amended Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients

2013 19 Nov

A new study, available online in the journal ‘Radiology’, published its findings on the latest research on epilepsy, since the most frequent type of this condition causes abnormal, widespread connections in patients’ brains which could provide indicators towards detection and treatment. Seizures emanating from the temporal lobes, situated right... Read more