Research Delivers New Hope for Epilepsy Patients – Rutgers University

A representative EEG of a patient with generalized epilepsy. A new study by Rutgers researchers can help doctors better determine whether generalized epilepsy patients will experience drug resistance or respond to treatment.
Photo courtesy of Brad Kamitaki, Rutgers University

New diagnostic model can determine if patients will respond to treatment with 80 percent accuracy

Combining electroencephalogram (EEG) data with clinical observations can help doctors to better determine whether generalized epilepsy patients will respond to treatment, according to a study led by Rutgers researchers.

The study, which was published this week in Epilepsia, the Official Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy, uses a new statistical model that is 80 percent accurate in distinguishing between drug-resistant and drug-responsive generalized epilepsy.

Read more at: https://www.rutgers.edu/news/research-delivers-new-hope-epilepsy-patients

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