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Newswise: What’s in a name? In the case of epilepsy, more than you might think.

Article ID: 713823

What’s in a name? In the case of epilepsy, more than you might think.

International League Against Epilepsy

Classifying seizures and types of epilepsy is something like creating another language - one that's used by physicians, patients and policymakers. How do these classifications change over time, and why is it sometimes difficult to reach consensus?

Released:
3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Success after epilepsy surgery: It's more than just seizure freedom

Article ID: 713663

Success after epilepsy surgery: It's more than just seizure freedom

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy surgery that stops seizures is usually considered successful. However, surgical consequences -- such as cognitive issues, depression, and anxiety -- can affect quality of life. And some struggle with the 'burden of normality' that comes from no longer having seizures.

Released:
30-May-2019 10:25 AM EDT
Newswise: ILAE creates curriculum and standards for epilepsy education worldwide

Article ID: 712418

ILAE creates curriculum and standards for epilepsy education worldwide

International League Against Epilepsy

The International League Against Epilepsy's Task Force for Epilepsy Education has developed a roadmap for a competency-based curriculum in epileptology. The curriculum is meant to address educational gaps and strengthen the knowledge of all health professionals who care for people with epilepsy.

Released:
6-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Barriers to epilepsy surgery evaluation: Reports from physicians and patients

Article ID: 712414

Barriers to epilepsy surgery evaluation: Reports from physicians and patients

International League Against Epilepsy

Though the success rate of epilepsy surgery can be higher than 80% for certain seizure types, only a small fraction of people with drug-resistant epilepsy are referred for surgical evaluation. A study of 185 people with epilepsy, all seen at clinics in Germany, investigated why this might be.

Released:
6-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Texas State Researchers See Landowners as Key to Saving the Houston Toad

Article ID: 711456

Texas State Researchers See Landowners as Key to Saving the Houston Toad

Texas State University

Researchers in the Department of Biology at Texas State University have teamed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to identify the most effective ways to recruit private landowners to save the critically endangered Houston toad, and by extension, the integrity of East Texas prairie ecosystems.

Released:
17-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: The long reach of trauma: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in middle age

Article ID: 711070

The long reach of trauma: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in middle age

International League Against Epilepsy

It’s just after Valentine’s Day, 2016. Audrey Bart, age 41, is rushed to an emergency room in Cape Town, South Africa, for unexplained paralysis. Over the next week, she begins having seizures. A logical conclusion might be that Audrey has epilepsy. But that's not what's going on.

Released:
10-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711063

Improving daily practice: Master's program for epilepsy enters its twentieth year

International League Against Epilepsy

The University of Sfax Master’s program in epileptology has educated hundreds of physicians from Tunisia and a handful of other countries, combining e-learning with hands-on training.

Released:
10-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 710263

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communication Join Forces with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to Conduct a Study to Improve Adult Vaccine Delivery in Austin/Travis County, Texas

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin announce a collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to launch a research project, “Improving Adult Vaccine Delivery by Optimizing Clinical and Health IT Processes in Austin/Travis County, Texas (VACOPT).”

Released:
27-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 710137

Emotion in motion: How psychogenic non-epileptic seizures changed Nina Pye’s life

International League Against Epilepsy

Nina Pye was a college student in the United Kingdom when she began collapsing. After months of tests and frustration, she learned she had psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. That wasn't the end of the story; it was only the beginning.

Released:
25-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710133

One teen’s journey to self-discovery through psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

International League Against Epilepsy

At 13 years old, Franci van den Berg was already a driven student and athlete in South Africa. She attended elite schools and pushed herself to succeed. A few weeks after starting high school, Franci began having panic-like attacks. She was diagnosed with anxiety and prescribed medication. A few months later, her cousin was killed by a drunk driver. It all went downhill from there.

Released:
25-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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