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Life beyond Epilepsy     Jayanti Mani     Neurologist
What is epilepsy?• Epilepsy is a brain disorder• Person has repeated “seizures” or “fits”What is a fit or seizure?
Brain works on electricity
Are there many types of seizures?• Seizure can be of many types  – Blank stare only  – Confused behavior  – Jerking or twi...
Is epilepsy common?• 2nd commonest brain problem after  headache• 1/100 have at least one fit in their life• 1/200 have ep...
What tests?EEG• Records brain  waves• Usually takes one  hour• May be normal in  person with  epilepsy• Repeated tests
Tests : Brain scansCT Scan          MRI Scan
Treatment : Medications– More than 10 types of Medicines available– Doses of each medicine different– Same medicine availa...
Some precautions•   Ask your doctor about allergy/side effects•   Ensure regular SLEEP•   Discuss DRIVING/ SWIMMING with y...
What if medicines fail?• Check correct medicine and dose with doctor• 20-30% patients have seizures inspite of  medicines....
Lead a normal life!!• Most patients with epilepsy – Can pursue studies – Can hold regular jobs – Participate in most sport...
Achieve despite Epilepsy                    NapoleanLeonardo Da Vinci                               Julius Ceasar
Epilepsy service at KDAH       The Team                           The Facilities•   Epileptologist                 •   EEG...
Life beyond Epilepsy    Dr.Shekhar Patil  Pediatric Neurologist
• Why does my child have epilepsy?• Is it my fault?• Will my child grow out of the  epilepsy?
• Febrile seizures• Seizure mimics    Breath Holding spasms
• Bullying & Teasing at school• Keep a positive outlook• Epilepsy & Learning• Epilepsy & Behaviour
First Aid• Watch the clock!!!• Call ambulance if  – Vigorous shaking for    more than 2 min  – Two or more attacks in    s...
Life beyond Epilepsy Dr. Bhaskara Rao Malla      Neurosurgeon
Epilepsy : The facts and figures250,000,000   :   One seizure in a life time 50,000,000   :   People with active epilepsy ...
Epilepsy surgery in India                   1951              Jacob Chandy &                Baldev Singh                CM...
• Seizure freedom after surgery   : 70%• Off medication after surgery    : 30%
Epilepsy Care Program
Epilepsy is curable
Epilepsy service at KDAH       The Team                           The Facilities•   Epileptologist                 •   EEG...
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    1. 1. Life beyond Epilepsy Jayanti Mani Neurologist
    2. 2. What is epilepsy?• Epilepsy is a brain disorder• Person has repeated “seizures” or “fits”What is a fit or seizure?
    3. 3. Brain works on electricity
    4. 4. Are there many types of seizures?• Seizure can be of many types – Blank stare only – Confused behavior – Jerking or twitching of muscles – Violent body shaking with unconsciousness• Everything that shakes is not a seizure – Pseudoseizures – syncope
    5. 5. Is epilepsy common?• 2nd commonest brain problem after headache• 1/100 have at least one fit in their life• 1/200 have epilepsy• Can start at any age
    6. 6. What tests?EEG• Records brain waves• Usually takes one hour• May be normal in person with epilepsy• Repeated tests
    7. 7. Tests : Brain scansCT Scan MRI Scan
    8. 8. Treatment : Medications– More than 10 types of Medicines available– Doses of each medicine different– Same medicine available as different brands– NEVER MISS YOUR MEDICINE– NEVER STOP MEDICINES ABRUPTLY– 60% persons are well on one drug– Others may require two or three drugs
    9. 9. Some precautions• Ask your doctor about allergy/side effects• Ensure regular SLEEP• Discuss DRIVING/ SWIMMING with your doctor• PREGNANCY – Ask doctor about safe drugs – NEVER STOP MEDICINES ABRUPTLY – RISKS to baby from medicines MINIMAL – These can be tested during pregnancy
    10. 10. What if medicines fail?• Check correct medicine and dose with doctor• 20-30% patients have seizures inspite of medicines. – Ketogenic Diet – Surgery • Can be very effective and even cure epilepsy in some patients • Video EEG and Repeat MRI – Vagal Nerve Stimulator
    11. 11. Lead a normal life!!• Most patients with epilepsy – Can pursue studies – Can hold regular jobs – Participate in most sports – Enjoy hobbies and leisure activity – Marry and have children – ACHIEVE DESPITE EPILEPSY
    12. 12. Achieve despite Epilepsy NapoleanLeonardo Da Vinci Julius Ceasar
    13. 13. Epilepsy service at KDAH The Team The Facilities• Epileptologist • EEG• Pediatric Neurologist • 3 Tesla MRI• Neurophysiologist • Video EEG Telemetry• Epilepsy Surgeon • SPECT/PET• Neuroradiologist • Intraoperative MRI• Psychiatrist • 24 hour Emergency• Psychologist • Well equipped ICU EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP at KDAH
    14. 14. Life beyond Epilepsy Dr.Shekhar Patil Pediatric Neurologist
    15. 15. • Why does my child have epilepsy?• Is it my fault?• Will my child grow out of the epilepsy?
    16. 16. • Febrile seizures• Seizure mimics Breath Holding spasms
    17. 17. • Bullying & Teasing at school• Keep a positive outlook• Epilepsy & Learning• Epilepsy & Behaviour
    18. 18. First Aid• Watch the clock!!!• Call ambulance if – Vigorous shaking for more than 2 min – Two or more attacks in succession
    19. 19. Life beyond Epilepsy Dr. Bhaskara Rao Malla Neurosurgeon
    20. 20. Epilepsy : The facts and figures250,000,000 : One seizure in a life time 50,000,000 : People with active epilepsy 42,000,000 : PWE in the developing countries 2,500,000 : New cases each year70% of PWE can be seizure free with treatment80% of AEDs sold in 20% of countries80% of are not properly diagnosed or treated
    21. 21. Epilepsy surgery in India 1951 Jacob Chandy & Baldev Singh CMC, Vellore B.Ramamurthi & ST Narasimhan MGH, Madras
    22. 22. • Seizure freedom after surgery : 70%• Off medication after surgery : 30%
    23. 23. Epilepsy Care Program
    24. 24. Epilepsy is curable
    25. 25. Epilepsy service at KDAH The Team The Facilities• Epileptologist • EEG• Pediatric Neurologist • 3 Tesla MRI• Neurophysiologist • Video EEG Telemetry• Epilepsy Surgeon • SPECT/PET• Neuroradiologist • Intraoperative MRI• Psychiatrist • 24 hour Emergency• Psychologist • Well equipped ICU EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP at KDAH
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