Category: "Seizures"

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

The decision to discontinue anti-seizure medication is not one that clinicians make lightly. While some types of seizure can remit, the mechanism of remission is poorly understood. Also, testing whether a patient has really outgrown their epilepsy requires putting a seizure-free patient at risk for relapse, experts said. Although there is no one-size-fits-all guidance on […]

Destrehan High swimmer overcomes epilepsy to earn state crown, scholarship

Destrehan High swimmer overcomes epilepsy to earn state crown, scholarship

In the swimming pool, Colin Candebat is a double state champion for the Destrehan Wildcats. Next school year, he’ll be a swimmer at the collegiate level after signing with Henderson State University in December.    He’s also a shining example of perseverance and overcoming incredible adversity.    Candebat was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age […]

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

American Amber Pearson used to wash her hands until they bled, terrified by the idea of contamination from everyday items, a debilitating result of her obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). But the repetitive rituals of her condition are largely consigned to memory, thanks to a revolutionary brain implant that is being used to treat both her […]

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

A groundbreaking clinical trial is taking a new approach to treat seizures: brain cell transplantation. Duke is one of the first sites in the United States to treat a patient in this pioneering study, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of NRTX-1001, an investigational cell product. NRTX-1001 transplantation is being tested in adults with […]

Epilepsy Explained!

Epilepsy Explained!

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages. It is also known as seizure disorder as this disease is characterized by recurring, unpredictable seizures resulting from abnormal brain activity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy, which makes […]

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