Soon, an implanted device that monitors brain activity could help predict seizures in people with uncontrolled epilepsy. A small pilot study’s findings, reported in the journal Lancet Neurology, suggest that the device worked far better in some than others.
Based on only examination of 15 patients, the results were promising, nut needs further studies. Lead researcher of the panel, Dr. Mark Cook of the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent's Hospital in Australia, said "We just wanted to see if this is feasible, and this study shows that it is”.
The promise of predicting seizures is exciting, as the uncertainty of the disorder may dim people's quality of life. If people knew that a seizure is coming, they tend to avoid driving or swimming that day. Moreover, they will be able to adjust medication use.
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Italian Association for the Research on Brain & Spinal Cord Diseases in association with collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research examined EEG recordings to find a breakthrough in treatment of epilepsy.read more
Partial (focal) seizures occur when this electrical activity remains in a limited area of the brain.read more