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EpilepsyTeam The epilepsy team at Boston Children's Hospital celebrates Epilepsy Awareness Week.

 

Visualizing data to help epilepsy patients

EpilepsyPatientA RENCI-led project puts patient and EMR data at clinicians' fingertips in visual formats to improve treatments for epilepsy. Read More

 

Boston Children's Hospital Welcomes New Epilepsy Chief

Phillip_PearlBoston Children’s Hospital today announced Phillip L. Pearl, MD, has joined the institution’s Department of Neurology as chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.  Pearl, who succeeds Blaise Bourgeois, MD as chief, also will serve as professor of neurology and William G. Lennox Chair at Harvard Medical School.

 

 

High-tech imagery helps surgeons combat Epilepsy

The Boston Globe - After nearly seven hours of preparation, Dr. Joseph Madsen turned on the laser at Boston Children’s Hospital that would burn a tiny hole in the brain of 13-year-old Justin Griffin. The laser was on for only a minute, but scored a direct hit on the area Madsen thought was causing Justin’s weekly epileptic seizures. Twice more the surgeon pulsed the laser, and then concluded the operation was a success: The left hippocampus of Justin’s brain had been effectively destroyed and with it the catalyst for the boy’s disruptive seizures. Read more about this new treatment.

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