According to information found in a recent study is suggesting that epileptic seizures may be linked to functional brain networks. The results of this study were published in the journal Brain Connectivity.

In patients that have temporal lobe epilepsy, seizures often start in the hippocampus area of the brain but they usually propagate by using anatomically and functionally connected networks that are inside of the brain. The research was conducted by scientists at Vanderbilt University. Through their research, they have been able to find an association between decreased brain cell concentration and changes in the brain’s functional connectivity in temporal-lobe epilepsy. The researchers also learned that when the grey-matter was reduced, the patient’s concentration matched up with either a higher or lower signaling and communication ability between the brain’s areas that were connected through what is called ‘functional networks.’

“This is one of the first studies to actually correlate both functional and structural brain changes in epilepsy,” Christopher Pawela, co-editor of the report and assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, commented. “This is an exciting finding and may have an impact in other brain disorders in which both the structure and function of the brain are involved.”

Epilepsy is a condition that affects millions of patients, children and adults alike, worldwide. Epilepsy is treated with various anti-seizure medications, one of which is Topamax. Topamax Topamax has been linked to serious side effects including birth defects in babies whose mothers take the drugs while pregnant. Children may be born with birth defects such as: PPHN, spina bifida, neural tube defects, oral clefts and heart, lung, and brain defects after exposure to Topamax in-utero.

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