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Seizure forecasting with non- and minimally-invasive devices

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Dr Pedro Faro Viana, King's College London, UK
EAN 2022
An international project has established the feasibility of ambulatory seizure forecasting with multiple minimally-invasive devices, from medical-grade/research-grade devices to fitness trackers, using seizure cycles and subcutaneous EEG. Epileptic seizure cycles are common, measurable with different modalities, and strong predictors of future seizures. From a patient's perspective, one of the most difficult and debilitating aspects of epilepsy is seizure unpredictability. “Because of the potential harm that seizures can inflict onto patients or others, including sudden death, patients live in a state of perpetual uncertainty,” said lead author of the project Dr Pedro Faro Viana (King's College London, UK) [1]. Forecasting of seizures with an implantable intracranial EEG (iEEG) device is not appropriate for all patients and in any case minimally- or non-invasive EEG recording systems would be preferable. Patients with drug-resistant epilepsy were en...

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