In this cohort study of 10,420 adults, researchers investigated the midlife vascular and lifestyle risk factors for late-onset epilepsy. Outcomes suggest an association of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, APOE ?4 allele number, activity level, and alcohol use with late-onset epilepsy. They identified that stroke and dementia were associated with late-onset epilepsy, however, vascular and lifestyle risk factors remained significant even in the absence of stroke or dementia.
December 2, 2019
Study Finds Presence of Wires, Bulky Size and Need for Support Important Factors in Wearing Multimodal Sensor Devices Intended to Detect Epileptic Seizures
This study assessed the first-hand experiences of people with epilepsy using wearable devices continuously over a period of time, with the aim of understanding how acceptable and easy they were to use, and whether it is reasonable to expect that people will use them.
November 26, 2019
Depression, anxiety, and clinical history in Spanish-speaking American patients with psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES) Compared with Spanish-Speaking American Patients with Epilepsy
Spanish-speaking American patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures were significantly more depressed and anxious and reported greater exposure to sexual trauma as compared with persons with epilepsy.