Neuroscience

Epilepsy surgery: The earlier the better, overview study shows

A person with drug resistant epilepsy who gets an early surgical intervention has a better chance of becoming seizure-free. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis in which Sahlgrenska Academy researchers, ...

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Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain ...

Neuroscience

What's the right amount of 'zapping' in epilepsy laser surgery?

There is an estimated 2.4 million people diagnosed with epilepsy each year, according to the World Health Organization. Some types of epileptic seizure can be essentially cured by open surgery for patients who don't respond ...

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