Title

Seizure prediction and its applications

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Epilepsy is characterized by intermittent, paroxysmal, hypersynchronous electrical activity that may remain localized and/or spread and severely disrupt the brain's normal multitask and multiprocessing function. Epileptic seizures are the hallmarks of such activity. The ability to issue warnings in real time of impending seizures may lead to novel diagnostic tools and treatments for epilepsy. Applications may range from a warning to the patient to avert seizure-associated injuries, to automatic timely administration of an appropriate stimulus. Seizure prediction could become an integral part of the treatment of epilepsy through neuromodulation, especially in the new generation of closed-loop seizure control systems.

Medical Subject Headings

Electroencephalography (methods, trends); Epilepsy (diagnosis, physiopathology, prevention & control); Humans; Monitoring, Physiologic (instrumentation, methods, trends); Predictive Value of Tests; Sensitivity and Specificity

Publication Date

10-1-2011

Publication Title

Neurosurgery clinics of North America

E-ISSN

1558-1349

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

489

Last Page

506, vi

PubMed ID

21939848

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nec.2011.07.004

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