Category: "Treatment"

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Dr Joy Alejo, a pediatric neurologist at the University College Hospital that manages children with developmental disorders, epilepsy and neurological diseases says in this interview with SADE OGUNTOLA that epilepsy is not a spiritual or mysterious condition, but a medical one that is curable under certain conditions, and its treatment must be prompt to arrest limitations […]

Long-term Outcomes of Laser Ablation Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Long-term Outcomes of Laser Ablation Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

NewYork-Presbyterian has long been a leader in the development of laser ablation techniques to eliminate dysfunctional or diseased brain tissue. Building on that history, Brett Youngerman, MD, a neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, is actively exploring the efficacy of laser ablation in treating drug-resistant epilepsy. “At NewYork-Presbyterian, we’re at the forefront of developing laser ablation techniques and technology, […]

How are epilepsy and dementia linked to Down syndrome?

How are epilepsy and dementia linked to Down syndrome?

Dr Frances Wiseman was awarded an Epilepsy Research Institute Pilot Grant in 2013 to investigate epilepsy in Down syndrome with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Dr Wiseman has gone on to receive further funding in this area from Alzheimer’s Research UK and is a UK Dementia Research Institute Program Leader for Animal Models. To mark World […]

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 […]

Daniel Freedman: Advancing Care for a Widely Misunderstood Condition

Daniel Freedman: Advancing Care for a Widely Misunderstood Condition

Daniel Freedman, D.O., knows that not everything is what it seems — especially when it comes to seizures. Psychogenic nonepileptic events look like epileptic seizures but are not, making them highly misunderstood by patients, families and physicians alike.   Freedman, a child neurologist and assistant professor of neurology at Dell Medical School, co-developed the Psychogenic Nonepileptic […]

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