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Mayo Clinic Experts Available to Discuss New Epilepsy Therapy

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 [...]

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New Epilepsy Therapy Available at All Mayo Clinic Campuses

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 [...]

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National Epilepsy Reports Highlights Gaps and Stigmas

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 [...]

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Mayo Clinic and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures

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 [...]

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Epilepsy: Symptoms, Causes, Complications and What You Can Do

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 [...]

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Statiscom

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Elson So talks about a technique for determining the source of epileptic seizures which can help determine treatment options. To listen, click the link below. Statiscom

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Surgery for Epilepsy

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Fredric Meyer discusses the use of surgery to treat epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Epilepsy

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Epilepsy Defined

Epilepsy is characterized by seizure activity.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Fred Meyer explains that having a seizure doesn't necessarily mean you have epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Epilepsy Defined  

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Impact of Epilepsy

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jerry Shih explains the far reaching impact of epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Impact of Epilepsy

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What to do for a Seizure

If you witnessed someone having a seizure, would you know what to do? In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jerry Shih has some advice. To listen, click the link below. What to do for a Seizure

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Epilepsy Basics

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jerry Shih provides an overview of epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Epilepsy Basics

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Treating Women with Epilepsy

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Katherine Noe talks about why it's sometimes necessary to treat epilepsy differently in women than in men. To listen, click the link below. Treating Women with Epilespy

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Surgery for Epilepsy

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Dr. Katherine Noe talks about when surgery may be appropriate treatment for epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. Epilepsy Surgery

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Intracranial EEG for Epilespy

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 [...]

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What is Epilepsy

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Katherine Noe provides an overview of epilepsy. To listen, click the link below. What is Epilepsy-Noe

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Epilepsy- Diagnosis, Surgery Volumes and Outcomes, and SISCOM

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 [...]

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New Technique to Pinpoint Seizure Location and Improve Surgical Outcomes

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 [...]

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Statiscom

In this Medical Edge Episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Elson So, discusses new technology that allows doctors to better pinpoint where epileptic seizures occur in the brain. To listen, click the link below. Statiscom

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Ketogenic Diet Stops Seizures For Pediatric Epilepsy Patient

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 [...]

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