Diagnosis & Therapy
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Men who take antiseizure medications for epilepsy have higher rates of psychiatric comorbidities and erectile dysfunction, but do not face a higher risk of adverse birth outcomes or conceiving a child with neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a study out of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.
Families and patients often bring in smartphone videos of seizures, which can help with epilepsy diagnosis, but people have to know how to shoot them correctly, according to investigators at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.
Month by month, the literature on epilepsy genetics evolves.
To keep up, researchers in Ireland have created a custom genomics module for their electronic health record (EHR) for patients with epilepsy.
For about 30%-40% of the more than 50 million people worldwide with epilepsy, available treatments do not control their seizures.
Although their present capabilities are limited, wearable seizure detectors nevertheless have the potential to provide information that could influence patient care. As the technology evolves, these devices could enable seizure prediction and facilitate telemedicine.
In 2014, the International League Against Epilepsy redefined who could be considered to have epilepsy.
Cost And Coping