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Barcelona IEC Recap
Over 3,200 delegates from 124 countries attended the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 134 speakers from 38 countries discussed ground-breaking progress in basic and clinical research, improvements in diagnostic tools, and therapeutic advances. See the report for details about events and to view photo galleries.
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)…
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.
The Swiss League Against Epilepsy is helping to increase knowledge about Epilepsy with its research grant totaling CHF 25,000. Application deadline is 31 December 2017
Recurrent seizures do not induce the expression of brain damage markers in nonlesional epileptogenic cortex studied in postsurgical tissue from cryptogenic and FCD patients. This evidence argues against the hypothesis that epileptiform activity per se contributes to focal brain injury, at least in the neocortical epilepsies considered here. Ann Neurol 2017;82:331–341
Objective: To determine the definite and potential frequency of seizures and epilepsy as a cause of death (COD) and how often this goes unrecognized. Methods: Prospective determination of seizures or epilepsy and final COD for individuals aged 18–90 years with out-of-hospital sudden cardiac…
Results support the applicability of the new epilepsy definition in clinical practice. Individual patient characteristics and a personalized diagnostic approach can justify treatment after a single unprovoked seizure.
Objective: To evaluate the effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs (AED) use during pregnancy on fetal growth and preterm delivery. Methods: This study included singleton liveborns born to women enrolled in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry between 1997 and 2016. Data…
The 32nd International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on September 2-6, 2017. The Congress, organized jointly by ILAE and IBE, represents the most important global scientific event in 2017 dedicated to epilepsy. More than 3,000 delegates from all over the word are…
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, Alexis Arzimanoglou, Roberto Caraballo, Sushma Goyal, Anna Kaminska, Pramote Laoprasert, Hirokazu Oguni, Guido Rubboli, William Tatum, Pierre Thomas, Eugen Trinka, Luca Vignatelli, Solomon L Moshé
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