absence seizure

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Synonyms for absence seizure

the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.

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The findings showed that when compared with patients who had been diagnosed with childhood or juvenile absence epilepsy (AE), those with JME in their mid-40s were as likely or more likely to have a college degree, steady employment, and full integration into their social context.
Used for infantile spasms and Landau-Kleffer syndrome, Lennox-Gastault syndrome, absence epilepsy, progressive myoclonic epilepsy, Rasmussen's syndrome, epilepsia partialis continua
Prof Crunelli's research over the last 30 years has focussed on understanding the sleep-wake cycle and in absence epilepsy, a neurological disease that mainly affects children and teenagers.
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A research has shown that two high-fat diets - the classic ketogenic and a modified version of the Atkins - can reduce and, in some cases, completely eliminate seizures in children with a common seizure disorder known as absence epilepsy.
On the basis of what they knew about the brain, the researchers theorized that structures within and just above the brain stem typically trigger absence epilepsy and collaborated with the cortex to regulate conscious thought and intentional acts.
The animal model is the first animal model of absence epilepsy to incorporate a genetic change identified in human patients and to demonstrate the same EEG brain patterns of human patients.
The NCKU Responsive Epilepsy Control System developed by Brain Mind Welfare Team integrates the electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors, electrical stimulation, functional unit and wireless transmission module to successfully detect and suppress absence epilepsy and drug-induced epilepsy, with a detection rate of 92% to 99%, whether awake or asleep, and the ability to produce electrical stimulation within 0.
In typical absence epilepsy, most affected children have normal neurological examinations, although there is a high rate of learning disabilities and ADD.
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Doctors at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital have claimed that ethosuximide, one of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy.