Category: "Surgery"

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

The NHS (National Health Service) is to offer people with epilepsy a new form of laser therapy and it could be life-changing for people with uncontrolled focal seizures for whom surgery is considered too risky. Professor John Duncan, former medical director at the Epilepsy Society, has welcomed a new fibre optic laser beam therapy for […]

FDA approves LivaNova’s device combo to treat drug-resistant epilepsy

FDA approves LivaNova’s device combo to treat drug-resistant epilepsy

LivaNova snagged twin FDA approvals for an implantable generator and a programming system, which make up its Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy is most commonly treated with antiseizure drugs, but some people with epilepsy have a drug-resistant form of the disorder. Physicians may prescribe lifestyle changes, surgery or a […]

New method of examining the brain’s electrical signals could hold the key to better treatment of epilepsy and schizophrenia

New method of examining the brain’s electrical signals could hold the key to better treatment of epilepsy and schizophrenia

Researchers at Aston University are exploring new ways to ‘listen’ to and record electrical signals emitted from brain cells, which could be used to help treat the conditions A new method of examining the brain’s electrical signals could hold the key to better treatment and understanding of conditions like epilepsy and schizophrenia. Researchers at Aston […]

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

A group of medical professionals have pioneered the path to reducing epileptic seizures in North Louisiana. In late July, a medical team from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport performed their first implantation of responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device. This device is designed to reduce epileptic seizures in patients. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeon Dr. Jamie Toms implanted the NeuroPace RNS […]

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