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6th International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment, will be organized around the theme “Progressive study and emerging therapies for improvement of Epileptic life”
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Epilepsy is a chronic disorder with diverse clinical characteristics that preclude a singular mechanism a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of seizures due to disturbances in electrical signalling and its transmission in the brain. The fact that multiple mechanisms exist is not surprising given the varied ways the normal nervous system controls this balance. In contrast, understanding seizures in brain of an individual with epilepsy is more difficult because seizures are typically superimposed on an altered nervous system.
- Track 1-1Aetiology and Epileptogenesis of epilepsy
- Track 1-2Parts of brain involved in epilepsy
- Track 1-3Phases of epilepsy
- Track 1-4Types of epilepsy
Epilepsy affects around 1 in every 200 children and young people under 18 Children having idiopathic. Epilepsy has 90% chances of getting rid of Epilepsy at their 20’s. Epilepsy is most common in children and adults having age more than 60.
- Track 2-1Epilepsy in gender & age
- Track 2-2Seizures in childhood
Seizure alert devices are useful in letting family members know if a seizure is occurring, especially parents of young children. Seizure alert devices are useful in letting family members know if a seizure is occurring, especially parents of young children.
- Track 3-1Neurostimulator
- Track 3-2Mattress devices
- Track 3-3Cameras
- Track 3-4Anti-suffocation pillows
- Track 3-5Smart watches
- Track 3-6Medic Alert bracelet
Women with Epilepsy have fewer chances to conceive than in non-epileptic women. For women who want marriage or pregnancy, special consideration is necessary, with the single use of commonly used antiepileptic drugs, the malformation incidence and the stillbirth rate will increase to 2 to 3 times of the general population.
- Track 4-1Pregnancy and Motherhood
- Track 4-2Labour and delivery
- Track 4-3Family history
- Track 4-4Brain infections
Maintaining Ketogenic diet, regular exercise can reduce the risk of Epilepsy, get plenty of sleep during nights and avoid using drugs and alcohol. Epilepsy due to medication can be subsided by discontinuing the medicines, controlling stress, anxiety & other emotional issues can reduce the risk of Epilepsy.
- Track 5-1Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Track 5-2Brain Exercise
- Track 5-3Ketogenic diet
About 1 out of 10 people has had a seizure. That means seizures are common, and one day you might need to help someone during or after a seizure. Learn what you can do to keep that person safe until the seizure stops by itself.
Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) accounts for 7–17% of deaths among people with epilepsy. Patients with uncontrolled seizures are at greatest risk for SUDEP, and experiencing tonic-clonic seizures, taking multiple antiepileptic drugs and having coexisting neurologic disease further increase the risk.
Before modern seizure medicines were developed, people with epilepsy and their doctors looked for a remedy in various herbs and combinations of herbs. Good news is, there are some natural remedies for seizures. Before advanced seizure medications were even discovered, doctors used herbs to treat this condition. Herbs for seizures are still used today because of their impressive effectiveness.
- Track 10-1Burning bush
- Track 10-2Lily of the valley
- Track 10-3Hydrocotyle
- Track 10-4Groundsel
- Track 10-5Mugwort
Epilepsy can be treated in a number of ways. One of the most preferred forms of treatment is Homeopathy. Homeopathy addresses both the physical symptoms of the disease and the underlying factors triggering it. Another big advantage of homeopathic treatment is that it has negligible side effects.
- Track 11-1Cicuta
- Track 11-2Artemisia Vulgaris
- Track 11-3Cuprum Met
- Track 11-4Bufo Rana
- Track 11-5Hyoscyamus
Removing a portion of the brain. The most common type of Epilepsy surgery is the removal of the portion of the brain usually about the size of a golf ball that’s causing the seizures. This type of surgery — called Resective surgery can remove a lobe, a portion of a lobe or a lesion and is highly successful.
- Track 12-1Focal resection
- Track 12-2Corpus callosotomy
- Track 12-3Hemispherectomy / hemispherotomy
The role of Immunity and Inflammation appears to be an integral part of the pathogenic processes associated with some seizures, particularly with refractory epilepsy. Prompt treatment with Immunotherapy may lead to better outcomes. Immune treatment options for treatment of epilepsy include therapies such as corticosteroids, Immunoglobulin’s, Plasmapheresis, or steroid-sparing drugs such as azathioprine.
Emotional distress is common in people with epilepsy (PWE) for which efficacious interventions are required. Developing evidence-based treatments should be based on testable models of the psychological mechanisms maintaining Psychopathology. The Self-Regulatory Executive Function (S-REF) model proposes that maladaptive Metacognitive beliefs and processes are central to the development and maintenance of emotional distress. Although preliminary support exists for the role of metacognitive beliefs in emotional distress in PWE, their role has yet to be tested when controlling for the contribution made by illness perceptions.
- Track 14-1Anxiety
- Track 14-2Depression
The interest in Cannabis-based products for the treatment of refractory epilepsy has skyrocketed in recent years. Treatment-resistant epilepsy (TRE) affects 30% of epilepsy patients and is associated with severe morbidity and increased mortality. Cannabis-based therapies have been used to treat epilepsy for millennia, but only in the last few years have we begun to collect data from adequately powered Placebo-controlled, Randomized trials (RCTs) with Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative.
Cognitive disorders are common in patients with epilepsy. Their aetiology is multifactorial, being affected by the type and location of the epileptogenic lesion, Epileptic syndrome, type of seizures, age of onset, frequency and severity. Timely diagnosis and treatment can help to reduce their impact on the patient's quality of life.
- Track 16-1Temporary confusion
- Track 16-2A staring spell
- Track 16-3Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
- Track 16-4Loss of consciousness or awareness
Doctors have developed when an individual experience a seizure for the first time doctors advices him for EEG and observes for abnormality in the of EEG these tests differentiate patient from epileptic to non- epileptic .Research suggests that patients are only suggested to medicated for epilepsy only after their occurrence of second seizure. Many non-epileptic patients experience an unusual brain activity so; it is advised to record EEG while sleeping is preferable. Brain scans like CT- SCAN are used.
- Track 17-1EEG
- Track 17-2CT SCAN
- Track 17-3Positron emission tomography
- Track 17-4Magnetic resonance imaging
- Track 17-5Single photon emission tomography
- Track 17-6Magneto encephalogram
- Track 17-7MRS
- Track 17-8Medical history
- Track 17-9Blood tests
Zonisamide Ethosuximide is now available as rectal gel so that can be applied by family members for prolonged seizures. Drug combination sometimes lead to adverse effects like fatigue and loss of appetite so, combinations are often replaced by Monotherapy, unless monotherapy achieves desired results. When medication doesn’t achieve the required targets doctor can sometimes suggest for surgery 64% cases showed seizure free cases who undergone surgery.
The global market for Antiepileptic drugs is driven by advancement in drugs modification. Over the past several periods, the number of available Antiepileptic drugs has more than doubled. , many of the presently available Antiepileptic drugs have basics pharmacokinetics and more small effects on liver metabolism that converts into a lower rate of side effects, The antiepileptic drug market is threatened by generic competition, which has risen dramatically in the face of patent expirations among various major branded Antiepileptic drugs. These are the major restraints for the Global antiepileptic drugs market.
According to WHO, It is estimated that every year nearly 2.4 million people are diagnosed with Epilepsy and there are 4 to 5 in a group of 1000 people with active Epilepsy. Nearly 80% of the individuals with Epilepsy is found in developing regions, Epilepsy represents 0.6%, of the worldwide weight of sickness.