Seizure Forecasting in Epilepsy: From Computation to Clinical Practice

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The desirability of accurate seizure forecasts is well understood by most individuals living with epilepsy. Seizure forecasting could be invaluable in a closed-loop neuromodulation approach to suppress seizures before they develop. With inexpensive and widely available computational resources, efforts toward seizure prediction using advanced computational methods on scalp or intracranially recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) data experienced fast growth in the late 1990s. The development of neuromodulation devices for epilepsy and other neurologic disorders paved the way for ambulatory intracranial EEG monitoring. Implanted devices capable of recording intracranial EEG in humans have enabled rigorous confirmation of historical observations that daily and multi-day patterns exist in seizure probabilities, and that these patterns also extend to interictal epileptiform activity. New investigational implanted neuromodulation devices have promising capabilities for clinical application of seizure forecasting, and investigation into noninvasively measured biosignals may make seizure forecasting accessible to patients without invasive implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpilepsy, Second Edition
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)2020027893, 9781119431893
ISBN (Print)2020027892, 9781119431824
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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