Category: "Surgery"

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 […]

YOUR HEALTH: New tech targeting epilepsy

YOUR HEALTH: New tech targeting epilepsy

New technology is helping doctors pinpoint what’s causing the seizures better than ever before. CLEVELAND, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Almost 3.5 million people suffer from epilepsy—a disorder of the brain that can cause seizures. For some, these seizures can be controlled with medication, others will need brain surgery, which can be risky. But now, new […]

Innovative complex care approaches to manage advanced cases of epilepsy

Innovative complex care approaches to manage advanced cases of epilepsy

Approximately two-thirds of individuals with epilepsy can achieve seizure control by choosing the appropriate medication tailored to their specific needs. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, which result from excessive electrical discharges in the brain. These seizures can vary in severity and frequency, leading to physical problems, psychological conditions, and an […]

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Joseph Riofski had his first seizure at age 4 ½. Thus began a medical journey that led to admissions to two adult hospitals and three children’s hospitals, countless brain imaging and neurological tests, multiple intravenous immunoglobulin treatments, and trials of eight anti-seizure medications over the ensuing four years. By the time Joseph was in second […]

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

Medical science and technology fields have always been intertwined, but a new strategic collaboration between neurostimulation technology specialist NeuroPace and medical research firm Rapport is set to take this synergy to new heights. The partnership aims to study the effects of a novel therapy for focal epilepsy, a neurological condition that affects millions globally. Unleashing […]

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