LEBANESE, KUWAITI DOCTORS DISCUSS EPILEPSY IN BEIRUT

BEIRUT, Feb 1 — Lebanese and Kuwaiti epilepsy specialists began a conference in Beirut on Saturday to discuss means of addressing seizure cases.

The specialists will be discussing the latest scientific studies and experiments regarding people who experienced seizures, as well as exchanging expertise over treated patients.

Dr. Jassem Al-Hashel, chief neurologist at Ibn Sina Hospital in Kuwait, said he was pleased with the level of medical cooperation between Kuwait and Lebanon in general, and between the American University in Beirut (AUB) and the Epilepsy Unit in Kuwait in particular.

Speaking to KUNA, Al-Hashel highlighted the importance of the conference towards the improvement of treatment methods of seizures.

Dr. Waseem Nasruddin, chairman of the Lebanese Epilepsy Committee, told KUNA conferees would focus on repeated seizures which may lead to death in case they were treated immediately.

Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures. A seizure is a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons.

SOURCE: KUNA