Festival goers have 'triple the risk of epileptic fits' when faced with strobe lighting at night

Those who attend night-time gigs are at a triple risk than in the daytime. Flashing lights can trigger a seizure with lack of sleep and drugs adding to risk, scientists in the Netherlands found.
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DiscussionThis trial will add new information to the body of knowledge concerning the treatment of insomnia in patients with depression. Thereby, the results will inform decision makers on the utility of acute aerobic exercise.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.gov,NCT03673397. Protocol version 1 registered on 17 September 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The “neural correlates of consciousness” (NCC) is a familiar topic in neuroscience, overlapping with research on the brain’s “default mode network”. Task-based studies of NCC by their nature recruit one part of the cortical network to study another, and are therefore both limited and compromised in what they can reveal about consciousness itself. The form of consciousness explored in such research, we term the human default consciousness (DCs), our everyday waking consciousness. In contrast, studies of anaesthesia, coma, deep sleep, or some extreme pathological states such as epilepsy, reveal ...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Halil Onder
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur casuistic represents the first case series and epidemiological study of SUDEP cases conducted in Spain. The incidence in our population agrees with the reported in other countries. However, in our population, SUDEP is probably underdiagnosed due to administrative and legal issues.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
PMID: 31182395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
ConclusionInterictal scalp HFOs may be a favorable non-invasive biomarker of predicting seizure and cognitive outcome in CSWS.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 96Author(s): Magdalena K. Smyk, Ilya V. Sysoev, Marina V. Sysoeva, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Wilhelmus H. DrinkenburgAbstractSpike–wave discharges (SWDs) are the main manifestation of absence epilepsy. Their occurrence is dependent on the behavioral state, and they preferentially occur during unstable vigilance periods. The present study investigated whether the occurrence of SWDs can be predicted by the preceding behavioral state and whether this relationship is different between the light and the dark phases of the 24-h day.Twenty-four-hour (12:12 light...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The EEG phenomenon of ESES was first described in 1971 in a case series of 6 children with epilepsy who were found to have continuous spike-wave discharges in non –rapid eye movement sleep, with resolution upon awakening. [1] CSWS is a specific clinical syndrome, defined in 1989 as an epileptic encephalopathy during childhood that shows continuous EEG abnormalities during non-REM sleep (often shows ESES), in association with a variety of seizure types, incl uding nocturnal convulsions, atypical absence seizures, and epileptic negative myoclonus.
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
PURPOSE: The present study examined clinical variables related to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and sleep disorders in patients with epilepsy (PWE), with special focus on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), to determine whether sleep-related problems in PWE a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Abstract Spike-wave discharges (SWDs) are the main manifestation of absence epilepsy. Their occurrence is dependent on the behavioral state, and they preferentially occur during unstable vigilance periods. The present study investigated whether the occurrence of SWDs can be predicted by the preceding behavioral state and whether this relationship is different between the light and the dark phases of the 24-h day. Twenty-four-hour (12:12 light/dark phases) electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings of 12 Wistar Albino Glaxo, originally bred in Rijswijk (WAG/Rij) rats, a well-known genetic model of absence epilepsy, w...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
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