WORLD-first trial will deliver medication directly into the brain of epilepsy patients to sidestep the devastating side-effects of tablets.
The pioneering treatment aims to be a game-changer for neurological conditions more widely by getting a drug directly where it is needed.
The St Vincent’s Hospital team has implanted a pump in their first patient. The pump sends anti-epileptic medication from the stomach, through a tiny tube, into a cavity in the brain where it can diffuse into the areas causing the “electrical storm”.
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