A study published in the International Journal of Epilepsy has found that certain smart phone apps can aid those with epilepsy.
Led by Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan Ranganathan from the Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College (Madras, India), researchers surveyed the mobile applications available for the everyday care of patients with epilepsy.
Those apps include seizure diaries as well as medication trackers with reminders to take the next pill.
Apps are available to answer any question patients with epilepsy might have and to remind doctors about drug interactions to watch out for.
Most of them are free of charge.
The authors say that special sensors integrated into cell phones might allow continuous drug monitoring too.
Rather than taking anti-epileptic drugs all of the time and suffering their cognitive side-effects, people might take those drugs only when a seizure is coming on.
“People with epilepsy may have a seizure today and another…
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