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Warning system for seizures could help to stop false alarms

Nearly one third of all people that suffer from epilepsy (roughly 50 million) can not be treated with medication. Because of this, other treatment is usually sought in these situations and one of these includes a brain implant that that shoots  electricity through the brain to stop the seizure before they begin.

One issue that arises from this treatment is that false alarms can be quite common and this requires unwanted treatment. Biomedical engineers have tried to combat this issue by testing new seizure detection software in order to prevent them from occurring.

The medical team tested patients who suffered from medication-resistant epilepsy and looked into their real-time brain activity. The team found that the new system was flawless in detecting seizures and nearly 80 percent fewer  false alarms occurred.

Recently, the use of certain anti-seizure medications such as Depakote have been in the media because of its increased birth defect risk when taken during pregnancy. If you or a loved one has taken medication to treat your epilepsy during pregnancy without being warned of possible risks, contact the Depakote birth defect lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

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