Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

An implantable brain device that literally melts away at a pre-determined rate minimizes injury to tissue normally associated with standard electrode implantation, according to research led by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers describe online in Nature Materials a new class of technology that provides greater […]

New Method of Treating Oxygen-Deprived Babies that Might Repair Brain Injury

New Method of Treating Oxygen-Deprived Babies that Might Repair Brain Injury

Treatment for full-term babies born with hypoxic-ischemic– brain damage due to blood and oxygen deprivation injuries is currently limited to therapeutic cooling to improve outcomes. There is no treatment for pre-term babies; however, a new study appearing in the latest issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine may lead to therapies that repair damage from hypoxia-ischemia. […]

Cause of Neuron Death in Neurological Disease Researched

Cause of Neuron Death in Neurological Disease Researched

Elusive brain receptor may play vital role in death of neurons from neurological diseases Strokes, seizures, traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia: these conditions can cause persistent, widespread acidity around neurons in the brain. But exactly how that acidity affects brain function isn’t well understood. In a paper published in March in Scientific Reports, University at […]

RADAR-CNS programme aims to improve lives of patients with brain disorders

A major new research program supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative launches today, which will develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. The RADAR-CNS (Remote assessment of disease and relapse – Central Nervous System) programme aims to improve patients’ quality of life, and potentially […]

FDA Update: Anti-epileptic drug efficacy in adults can be extrapolated to pediatric patients

FDA Update: Anti-epileptic drug efficacy in adults can be extrapolated to pediatric patients

From the Food and Drug Administration Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health, Division Neurology Products and Office of Clinical Pharmacology Expansion of the indication for anti-epileptic drugs to pediatric patients with partial onset seizure (POS) frequently follows adult approval and typically is supported by at least one adequate and well-controlled clinical […]

Getting Disability Benefits for a Child With Epilepsy

Getting Disability Benefits for a Child With Epilepsy

Children with frequent seizures and low income can qualify for disability benefits from SSI. Children with epilepsy may be able to get federal disability benefits in the form of Supplemental Security Income (SSI.) However, to be eligible, the child must meet both the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) definition of disabled and an income and asset test (based […]

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