Circadian and multi-day cycles ‘prevalent’ in focal epilepsy

But seizure cycles don't seem to be affected by weekdays and weekends, researchers say
Reuters Health Staff writer

Circadian, multi-day and even roughly annual cycles of seizures occur in people with refractory focal epilepsy, researchers say.

Swiss-led investigators studied 222 adults with medically refractory focal epilepsy who had been participants in a trial of a responsive neurostimulation therapeutic device (NeuroPace Inc) that also provided long-term recordings of brain activity.