A large study to find new epilepsy genes was undertaken by more than 150 researchers from multiple centres in the UK, Europe, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia as part of the International League Against Epilepsy Consortium on Complex Epilepsies. The results tripled the number of known genetic associations for epilepsy and importantly implicated 11 new genes.
10 December, 2018
We regret to announce that Augustine Mugarura, Secretary General of the Uganda League Against Epilepsy, passed away in October 2018. In addition to his role with the ILAE, he was the long-standing director of the Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (ESAU). He also led the IBE chapter in Uganda…
5 November, 2018
Our model determined that immediate AED treatment is preferable to deferred treatment in adult first-seizure patients over a wide and clinically relevant range of variables. Furthermore, our analysis suggests that the 10-year seizure recurrence rate that justifies AED treatment (38.0%) is substantially lower than the 60% threshold used in the current definition of epilepsy.
9 October, 2018
The ILAE Task Force on Neonatal Seizures has created a classification for seizures in the neonate, which is intended to become the ILAE position on the classification for seizures in this age group. As part of the approval and adoption process the League asks its members to review and comment on…
16 August, 2018
The largest-ever neuroimaging study of people with epilepsy, involving almost 4,000 people across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, shows that epilepsy involves more widespread physical differences than previously assumed, even in types of epilepsy that are typically considered to be more benign if seizures are under control.
22 January, 2018
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