Seizure prediction and its applications
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
Neurosurgery clinics of North America
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Iasemidis, Leon D., "Seizure prediction and its applications" (2011). Translational Neuroscience. 1170.