The American Academy of Neurology has recommended the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging as an alternative to the intracarotid amobarbital procedure for presurgical mapping of language and memory function in patients with epilepsy.
A population-based study reveals a threefold increased rate of epilepsy diagnosis among patients with type 1 diabetes, after accounting for social deprivation, cerebral palsy, head injury, and learning disability.
Therapeutic coma should be reserved for severe refractory convulsive status epilepticus after adequate and early dosing of first- and second-line drugs in line with current recommendations, say researchers.
Stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic or ictal discharges in critically ill patients are not independently associated with in-hospital death, but are often associated with other electrographic abnormalities signalling poor outcomes, electroencephalography findings show.
Centrotemporal spikes experienced between seizures by children with rolandic epilepsy may disrupt functional brain networks and contribute to language, behaviour and cognitive problems, research suggests.
A study in Epilepsia presents seizure remission outcomes as well as detailed clinical and neurological findings from a minimum 45-year follow-up of a Finnish cohort of individuals with childhood-onset epilepsy.
Glutamate imaging may be capable of identifying the focus of epileptic seizures in patients who appear to have nonlesional epilepsy on standard imaging techniques, researchers report in Science Translational Medicine.