Epilepsy not only impacts the individual but also the lives of the family and loved ones of those with the disorder as well. Watch this video to hear about Sally's story and learn how you can take action to #ENDEPILEPSY.
DARPA has developed a program called the Neuro Function, Activity, Structure, and Technology (Neuro-FAST) program which will work with military personnel on the challenges they face with extreme stress, utilizing different systems, and traumatic brain injuries they might endure at some point. This program will help researchers develop a better understanding of the brain and how to treat traumatic brain injuries. You can read more about this intriguing study here: https://www.darpa.mil/program/neuro-function-activity-structure-and-technology
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Emergency electroencephalography (EEG) is indicated in the diagnosis and management of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) underlying an alteration in the level of consciousness. NCSE is a frequent, treatable, and under-diagnosed entity that can result in neurological injury. This justifies the need for EEG availability in the emergency department (ED). There is now emerging evidence for the potential benefits of EEG monitoring in various acute conditions commonly encountered in the ED, including convulsive status after treatment, breakthrough seizures in chronic epilepsy patients who are otherwise controlled, acute head trauma, and pseudo seizures. However, attempts to allow for routine EEG monitoring in the ED face numerous obstacles. The main hurdles to an optimized use of EEG in the ED are lack of space, the high cost of EEG machines, difficulty of finding time, as well as the expertise needed to apply electrodes, use the machines, and interpret the recordings. We reviewed the necessity for EEGs in the ED, and to meet the need, we envision a product that is comprised of an inexpensive single-use kit used to wirelessly collect and send EEG data to a local and/or remote neurologist and obtain an interpretation for managing an ED patient.
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Individuals with epilepsy consistently report diminished quality of life. The clinical characteristics of seizures and the unpredictable nature of seizure occurrences are some factors that affect quality of life. Prolonged or repetitive seizures can impose psychologic comorbidities, social issues, and lifestyle restrictions that can affect quality of life of patients and their caregivers and family members, who also bear the considerable indirect costs of seizures, including time away from work or school, and even loss of employment. The availability and use of an at-home medication to terminate prolonged or repetitive seizures or in seizure emergencies improves quality of life for patients and their families. Fewer visits to the emergency department are associated with a reduction in the financial burden to families and the health care system. This article discusses factors that contribute to the personal and financial impact of prolonged seizures on adult and pediatric patients, their families, and caregivers.
To read the full article, please follow this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17690089