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Potential New Treatment for Photosensitive Epilepsy

Wednesday, April 10, 2019—Results of a phase 2a study (NCT02564029) published in Neurology show that CVL-865 (Cerevel Therapeutics, LLC, Boston, MA) has anticonvulsant activity in patients wi…

Trofinetide Phase 2 Study Shows Safety and Clinically Relevant Improvement for Rett’s Syndrome

Wednesday, March 27, 2019—Positive results from a phase 2 randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial (NCT02715115) of trofinetide (Acadia Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA; Neuren Pharmaceuticals, Melb…

Gene Delivery Into Ependymal Cells Lining Ventricles for Batten’s Disease

Monday, March 25, 2019—As genetic therapy for neurologic diseases moves toward the mainstream, a key challenge that must be addressed is the need to deliver genes to the central nervous system (CNS)…

Epilepsy Foundation Promotes Proper First Aid for Seizures

Tuesday, March 05, 2019—The Epilepsy Foundation has launched a series of public service announcements (PSAs) in an initiative to improve about seizure recognition and awareness of proper first aid.&n…

Expanded Access to Free Genetic Testing for Children with Epilepsy

Wednesday, February 27, 2019—Eligibility for a program that provides free genetic testing for epilepsy in young children has been expanded. The Behind the Seizure program, which had been available for pat…

Scalp Neurostimulation Reduces Seizure Activity in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Tuesday, February 26, 2019—A device that uses mild electrical currents on the scalp achieved positive results for treating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. In an investigational study (NCT02866240…

Deep Brain Stimulator for Medically-Refractory Epilepsy Now Available in US

Wednesday, February 20, 2019—Deep brain stimulation (DBS) with the Medtronic DBS System (Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year and is now available i…

New CPT Code for Electrocorticography From Responsive Neurostimulator

Wednesday, February 13, 2019—The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a new Category/Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for electrocorticography from an implanted brain neurostimulato…


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