Items tagged as "Epilepsy"
ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with epilepsy may have a new high-tech way to manage hard-to-control seizures. A new implantable medical device that delivers responsive neurostimulation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technology is designed to detect abnormal activity in the brain and respond and deliver subtle levels of electrical [...]Created by Nick Hanson
Media: Mayo Clinic Experts Available to Discuss New Epilepsy Therapy People with epilepsy may have a new high-tech way to manage hard-to-control seizures. A new implantable medical device that delivers responsive neurostimulation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technology is designed to detect abnormal [...]Created by Dana Sparks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — April 2, 2012. A new report released today from the Institute of Medicine highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families and promoting better understanding of the disorder. Effective treatments for [...]Created by Jim McVeigh
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded a $7.5 million grant (U01) from [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
National Epilepsy Awareness Month Many people think having a seizure involves convulsions, shaking and essentially passing out for a period of time. Others might think if someone has a seizure, they must have epilepsy. Both assumptions are incorrect. Mayo Clinic Health System neurologist Andrew Reeves, M.D., helps explain epilepsy and seizures. Symptoms and types [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Epileptic seizures occur when a group of neurons in the brain produce their own rhythmic, supercharged electrical activity, different from what the brain needs or wants. For example, seizures that occur in the motor areas of the brain result in repeated, uncontrollable jerking motions. When these electrical jolts come from [...]Created by Admin
Dr. Gregory Cascino, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and epileptologist, describes Mayo Clinics approach to diagnosing and evaluating adult and pediatric epilepsy patients.
Dr. Gregory Cascino describes Mayo Clinics surgical volumes and outcomes.
Dr. Gregory Cascino describes SISCOM, an advanced imaging technology developed at Mayo Clinic. SISCOM precisely pinpoints [...]Created by Admin
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a new technique known as STATISCOM to identify seizure origins in the brain. The increased accuracy of STATISCOM over the SISCOM technique, used previously, improves surgical accuracy and increases probability of seizure freedom for patients with epilepsy. The new technique will be described in the [...]Created by Admin
Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day. Under the guidance of Mayo Clinic pediatric neurologist Elaine Wirrell, M.D., Troy and Kristine Irvine took Max off all his epilepsy medications and relied on the ketogenic diet to inhibit his seizures. The day he [...]Created by Admin