Category: "Treatment"

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 […]

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 […]

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Emma Coto and her family met with doctor after doctor looking for answers. They found them at Boston Children’s Hospital. CLEARWATER — It’s easier to feel than to see the slight bump on Emma Coto’s head. It comes from a small electrical device, reminiscent of the bottom half of an old flip phone, that doctors […]

She suffered 30 seizures a day. A new treatment and a robot helped them go away

She suffered 30 seizures a day. A new treatment and a robot helped them go away

Arfa Rana · CBC News · Posted: Dec 13, 2023 2:15 PM EST Makayla Douglass was the first patient in Canada to undergo Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation treatment   Makayla Douglass is a soft-spoken 11-year old who loves the colour blue, plays the clarinet and will soon be singing in an upcoming school concert. But unlike other pre-teens, Makayla was diagnosed with […]

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

FDA Warns of Potentially Lethal Reaction to Seizure Meds

Megan Brooks November 28, 2023 The antiseizure drugs levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR, Elepsia XR, Spritam, generic) and clobazam (Onfi, Sympazan, generic) can cause a rare but serious drug hypersensitivity reaction that can be life threatening if not detected and treated promptly, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns in an alert issued today. Known as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), it […]

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