Epilepsy
Epilepsy (from the Ancient Greek verb ἐπιλαμβάνειν meaning "to seize, possess, or afflict") is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes th...
The Puzzling Case Of Sudoku-Induced Seizures
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Revolutionizing A Revolutionary Technology
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Julius Caesar Suffered From Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
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Epilepsy
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Epileptic seizure
An epileptic seizure (colloquially a fit) is a brief episode of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The outward effect can vary from uncontro...
Seizure trigger
Causes of seizures are many. The factors that lead to a seizure are often complex and it may not be possible to determine what causes a particular seizure, what causes it to happen at a particular tim...
Aura (symptom)
An aura is a perceptual disturbance experienced by some with migraine or seizures before either the headache or seizure begins. It often manifests as the perception of a strange light, an unpleasant s...
Seizure types
Seizure types are most commonly defined and grouped according to the classification proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) in 1981. Distinguishing between seizure types is import...
Status epilepticus
Status epilepticus (SE) is an epileptic seizure of greater than five minutes or more than one seizure within a five minute period without the person returning to normal between them. The seizures can ...
Epilepsy and driving
Epilepsy and driving is a personal and safety issue. A person with a seizure disorder that causes lapses in consciousness may be putting the public at risk from their operation of a motor vehicle. Not...
Epilepsy in animals
Epilepsy can occur in animals other than humans (see main article Epilepsy). It is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Canine epilepsy is often genetic. Epilepsy in cats and other pets i...
Anticonvulsant
Anticonvulsants (also commonly known as antiepileptic drugs or as antiseizure drugs) are a diverse group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants are also...
Ketogenic diet
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body t...
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures is a 1997 book by Anne Fadiman that chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee family ...
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
A Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is an academic department of epilepsy in the United States that meets certain criteria and has certain resources available for the care of the most complicated patients...
Atonic seizure
Atonic seizures (also called drop seizures, akinetic seizures or drop attacks), are a type of seizure that consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterations in brain fun...
The Puzzling Case Of Sudoku-Induced Seizures
How one man's response to sudoku left his doctors perplexed. Solving sudoku puzzles led to seizures in a young German man, say scientists from the University of Munich who wrote about the unusual medi...
Leon Bender
Leon Bender (August 8, 1975 – May 30, 1998) was an American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Washington State in the second round. Ho...
Engel class
To classify postoperative outcomes for epilepsy surgery, Jerome Engel proposed the following scheme, the Engel Epilepsy Surgery Outcome Scale, which has become the de facto standard when reporting res...
Mathematical modeling of electrophysiological activity in epilepsy
Mathematical modeling of electrophysiological activity in epilepsy is a computational method for simulating the key mechanism in the development of epileptic seizures, namely the transition from norma...