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What is the definition of Partial Familial Epilepsy?
Partial familial epilepsy is a genetic seizure disorder in which the seizures do not cause a loss of consciousness. The areas of the brain affected by partial familial epilepsy are usually localized in the temporal or frontal lobes.
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What are the symptoms of Partial Familial Epilepsy?
Symptoms of partial familiar epilepsy may include blank staring, eyes moving from side to side, changes in vision or mood, a temporary inability to speak, numbness, tingling, a sensation of skin crawling, hallucinations, nausea, muscle tightening, unusual head movements, rapid heart rate, sweating, flushing, dilated pupils, a feeling of déjà vu (having been somewhere before), and pain or discomfort.
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What are the current treatments for Partial Familial Epilepsy?
Treatment for partial familiar epilepsy depends on the type, severity, and frequency of the seizures and may include anti-epileptic medications, a ketogenic diet, getting adequate sleep, and avoiding triggers, such as flickering lights. For individuals whose partial familial epilepsy is resistant to anti-epileptic medications, surgery may be an option.
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What are the latest Partial Familial Epilepsy Clinical Trials?
Surgery as a Treatment for Medically Intractable Epilepsy

Background: - Drug resistant epilepsy is the term used to describe epilepsy that cannot be controlled by medication. Many people whose seizures do not respond to medication will respond to surgical treatment, relieving seizures completely or almost completely in one-half to two-thirds of patients who qualify for surgery. The tests and surgery performed as part of this treatment are not experimental, but resea...

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Network Neuro-modulation for Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Summary: In this study, participants will receive unilateral Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for treatment of epilepsy, with network-based stimulation targets specifically defined using a stereo-electro-encephalographic evaluation and chronic recordings using the Medtronic Percept™ primary cell (PC) Neurostimulator DBS System with BrainSense™ Technology. The hypothesis is that, compared to no stimulation or t...

What are the Latest Advances for Partial Familial Epilepsy?
Antiseizure Medications for Adults With Epilepsy: A Review.
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