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Physicians and researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital are constantly looking for safer, more effective treatments to help children live seizure-free.
Our clinicians and basic researchers work together, so discoveries from the laboratory quickly become new treatments. We typically have several clinical trials going on at any time. Our doctors are:
In our Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Program, Janet Soul, MD, director of Clinical Neonatal Neurology, is working to put these breakthroughs to work for our patients. Dr. Soul is leading the first randomized clinical trial of a new seizure medicine for newborns in decades. Learn more.
Babies rushed to the emergency room with seizures and fever often get a spinal tap to rule out bacterial meningitis. But spinal taps are invasive and can be very uncomfortable for children. So Amir Kimia, MD, and colleagues in the Boston Children’s Division of Emergency Medicine are working to determine when spinal taps are really needed. In a recent study, they found that spinal taps probably shouldn’t be done routinely, although they should be done for children who have certain symptoms.
To read more about our research and new treatment strategies for children who are experiencing seizures, please visit our Epilepsy page.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”