Friday, April 13, 2012

Veterinary Highlights: Device To Predict Epileptic Seizures

Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation are working on a device that could help owners of severely epileptic dogs predict, control, and more effectively treat their dogs' seizures.

The hallmark of epilepsy is the seizure ― a sudden and often violent event that strikes without warning. The goal of the research is to use information from real-time electroencephalograms (EEG) readings to consistently detect impending seizures and develop methods of preventing these seizures through fast-acting drug therapies.

This device has already been proven to detect seizures in certain species. This research focuses on its use for dogs and human patients.

Source article: U research helps predict and control seizures in epileptic dogs
Further reading:
New ways to predict and control seizures

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