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FDA Clears Smart Watch to Detect Seizures, Manage Epilepsy FDA Clears Smart Watch to Detect Seizures, Manage Epilepsy

The FDA has cleared the first smart watch for seizure tracking and epilepsy management. The device uses advanced machine learning to identify convulsive seizures and send an alert via text and phone message to caregivers.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

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Belgian neurostimulation device developer Synergia Medical said this week it raised $10 million (EU €8.1 million) in a Series A round to help support its NAOS vagus nerve stimulation device designed to treat drug-resistant epilepsy. The NAOS system is a small-form, MRI-safe implanted neurostimulation device designed to stimulate the vagus nerve, with traditional wires replaced by optical fibers and photovoltaic cells that convert monochromatic optical energy into electrical impulses. Funds from the round will support final testing of the NAOS device as the company pursues CE Mark submission, Synergia Medical said. The...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation synergiamedical Source Type: news
The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Epilepsy & Behavior Author(s): M. Kathryn Brewer, Matthew S. Gentry
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion Lesional epilepsy is associated with decreased HrQoL in patients with stroke. We identified HrQoL-determinants, which would improve the management of patients with poststroke epilepsy. These determinants include proper adjustment of AEDs with reduction of seizure frequency, treatment of depression, and focused rehabilitation programs for poststroke epilepsy.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Source: European Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
In 2016, we described that missense variants in parts of exons 30 and 31 of CREBBP can cause a phenotype that differs from Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome (RSTS). Here we report on another 11 patients with variants in this region of CREBBP (between bp 5,128 and 5,614) and two with variants in the homologous region of EP300. None of the patients show characteristics typical for RSTS. The variants were detected by exome sequencing using a panel for intellectual disability in all but one individual, in whom Sanger sequencing was performed upon clinical recognition of the entity. The main characteristics of the patients are de...
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Crozer-Keystone said the unit is a first for Delaware or Chester counties.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusion: Correlation between validation and test datasets used in the competition limited its scientific value. Significance: Our findings provide guidelines which allow for a more objective evaluation of seizure prediction models.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the role of innate inflammation in anin vitro model of post-traumatic epileptogenesis. We combined organotypic hippocampal slice cultures, representing anin vitro model of post-traumatic epilepsy, with multi-electrode array recordings to directly monitor the development of epileptiform activity and to examine the concomitant changes in cytokine release, cell death, and glial cell activation. We report that synchronized ictal- and interictal-like activities spontaneously evolve in this culture. Dynamic changes in the release of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1 β, TNFα, and IL-6 w...
Source: Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
One of the most common chronic neurological disorders in dogs is idiopathic epilepsy (IE) diagnosed as epilepsy without structural changes in the brain. In the current study the hypothesis should be proven tha...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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