Sweat Production And Seizure Detection
Posted Date: Jun 10, 2019
- Investigator: Brian Moseley
- Specialties: Epilepsy, Neurology
- Type of Study: Device
The purpose of this research study is to determine if changes in the production of sweat can be used to reliably detect the occurrence of epileptic seizures. We also want to find out if changes in cortisol (a hormone we can measure in your saliva) also occur after seizures. You may be able to take part in this research study if you are an adult between the ages of 18-99, you have been diagnosed with recurrent seizures based on your history, you are undergoing electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring in our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). If you participate, you will be in the research study for up to 13 weeks. This includes the duration of your EMU stay, which can last up to 7 days. In addition, a brief outpatient visit lasting less than 4 hours will occur within 6 months of your EMU stay. Participation in this study will not lengthen or shorten the duration of your stay in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
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