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Update on Minimal Standards for Electroencephalography in Canada: A Review by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
Abstract: Surface electroencephalogram (EEG) recording remains the gold standard for noninvasive assessment of electrical brain activity. It is the most efficient way to diagnose and classify epilepsy syndromes as well as define the localization of the epileptogenic zone. The EEG is useful for…
29 November, 2017
Summaries and links to each of the articles in the November 2017 Epilepsia special issue.
14 November, 2017
To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2018, we are delighted to announce an international photography competition for all ages with the theme ‘Life is Beautiful.’ We are keeping the theme deliberately wide, to allow competitors to choose how they would like to reflect the theme – that life is beautiful despite a diagnosis of epilepsy; that life is beautiful when enjoyed with family and friends; or that nature shows us how beautiful life is!
13 November, 2017
The authors performed a randomized control trial, assigning randomly children to surgical or medical therapy. The group with surgical therapy did significantly better in terms of seizure freedom and several measures of social behavior and quality of life.
2 November, 2017
The European Epilepsy Brain Bank Consortium: 25 years of experience with neuropathology and epilepsy surgery in 9523 children and adults
A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine described histopathological findings in brain tissue obtained during epilepsy surgery in 2,623 children and 6,900 adults. The European Epilepsy Brain Bank was established at the University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany in 2006 with…
26 October, 2017
During their recent visit to Guatemala, Samuel Wiebe, president of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), Mario Alonso-Vanegas, member of the commission for surgical therapies, and Lilia Nuñez, vice-president for Latin America of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) participated…
24 October, 2017
Raising awareness and education, uniting epilepsy communities and providing three days of inclusion.
L’épilepsie des enfants représente une constellation de maladies neurologiques développementales de la transmission synaptique qui a grandement bénéficié des avancées des neurosciences dans la compréhension des manifestations ictales (les crises) d’une part et interictales (les troubles associés)…
17 October, 2017
In March 2016 a workshop on High Frequency Oscillations in Epilepsy took place in Freiburg, Germany, organized primarily by Julia Jacobs. The workshop resulted in the following three publications, which summarize the current state of knowledge of this important new biomarker of epilepsy and epileptic tissue. The publications were coordinated by Maeike Zijlmans.
9 October, 2017
The International League Against Epilepsy disseminates research findings and breakthroughs in the cure for epilepsy and related seizure disorders through its official publications in original peer-reviewed articles that communicate the latest in epilepsy research.
The role of EEG in the diagnosis and classification of the epilepsy syndromes: a tool for clinical practice by the ILAE Neurophysiology Task Force (Part 1)
Michalis Koutroumanidis et al
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