Epilepsy

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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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Some associate it with witchcraft, while others do not know how to handle an epileptic person having seizures.
Aggression is also another common personality trait reported in patients with epileptic seizures.
All the epileptic patients who are admitted in burn unit are subjected to a definite burn management protocol as per the burn unit criteria of our institute.
"I want to better the lives of all Epileptics, which is something we haven't seen to this day," says Founder, Bruno Fiacco.
[3,9-15] Caregivers and family members support is crucial for better compliance and care of epileptic patients.
Wasay Shakir, addressing the programme said 50,000 of the estimated number of epileptics are registered to be seeking proper treatment while no less than 25,000 remain devoid of the needed essential treatment.
Previously, all patients who experienced a seizure at the time of the burn were considered to be epileptics, whereas epilepsy was only documented in the current database if the patient had a previous diagnosis of epilepsy.
The recovery seen after the human stem cell -derived neuron transplants, which were done while the cells were still maturing into their full-grown form, is similar to that published in a 2013 study by University of California, San Francisco, scientists who transplanted fetal mouse brain cells into epileptic mice.
Heise (2002) investigated the effect of a 12-week aerobic exercise which was held 3 sessions a week each lasting for one hour (60% of VO2 peak) on 23 adult epileptic patients.
At that time, it was known as the 'Sacred-Disease', because people thought that epileptic seizures were a form of attack by demons (World Health Organization, 2005).
Gender was found to be significantly associated with questions on whether epileptics were having intellectual functioning below average or slow learners and whether epileptics should participate in sports with p-values of 0.026 and 0.032 respectively.