“It’s as if I’ve miniaturized my body and gone inside the patient.”
A science breakthrough: Robotic neurosurgery.
This minimally invasive surgery avoids traditional drilling through the skull by using miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of tiny incisions.
They are mounted on three separate robotic arms — allowing the surgeon maximum range of motion and precision and less trauma to the patient.
Some patients with unexplained partial seizures which are medication resistant may have “autoimmune epilepsy” — epilepsy characterized by of autoimmune antibodies.
Although autoimmune epilepsy is still rare, it’s become an increasingly recognized cause of epilepsy, which might have been previously thought to be of unknown cause.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been called “a promising therapy for epilepsy,” as reported by the BBC.
According to the article, it’s designed for the considerable number of patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for resective brain surgery.
Recently, the FDA approved the very first 3D-printed medication.
3D printing has taken the world by storm, and although it may sound like science fiction, it’s here to stay.
And the pharmaceutical industry is getting in on this innovative technology.
The Bill of Rights for People Living with Epilepsy was created for people living with epilepsy by people living with epilepsy and was spearheaded by The Epilepsy Foundation in conjunction with many concerned contributors.
If you don’t know about these rights, please read on…
Dear Friend / Neighbor,
This isn’t a note asking for money. (Although feel free to donate if you want to!)
It’s about epilepsy. Because even though over 3 million Americans have it (more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined), no one seems to want to talk about it.
The following letter was written to local Legislators, Health & Human Service Agencies, The Office for Civil Rights and selected members of the President’s Cabinet…
Dear President Obama:
Re: Epilepsy Abuse and Civil Rights
“The first medical-quality wearable to help measure your stress, epileptic seizures, activity and sleep.”
“It has been created to track your activity, stress and overall body balance, enabling people that live with epilepsy to get an alert when an unusual event happens, such as a convulsive seizure, warning them and their loved ones,” says Empatica, the watch’s creators.