When standard therapy does not work, neurosurgery comes in handy.
According to physicians, about 1 million patients who were diagnosed with "epilepsy" do not respond to the treatment of antiepileptic drugs. Another method of treatment may be a neurosurgical operation, but not all patients can be shown.
A new word in the treatment of epilepsy
The results of a study conducted by Professor of Neurology, Dr. Christopher Dijorjio, are intended to prove that the severe epilepsy is not a sentence. Dr. Didzhorgio studied the method of trichromal transdermal stimulation. Doctors have suggested that this nerve is involved in the onset and suppression of epilepsy attacks.
Speaking at the XI Conference in Miami (Florida, USA), Djorgorjio reported the results of a second phase of clinical trials for new treatments. According to his data, in 40% of patients who were exposed to trigeminal nerve, the number of attacks was reduced.
What is the experimental method?
Nerve stimulation is performed using a small external oscillator that looks like a small mobile phone. He attaches to the patient's belt, or puts it in his pocket. The wires from under his clothes are not visible. They stretch to a special lining on the forehead.
The electrodes transmit a signal to the trigeminal nerve. "Stimulation of the trigeminal nerve does not harm the brain," says Djorgorjio.
Clinical trials of the new method proved that at the end of the 18-week study, 40% of patients noted in their diaries that the frequency and number of attacks were reduced. "We have shown that this method works well but with strict medical control. The fact that 40% Of patients noticed improvement, admires success, stimulates to work further! "- Rejoices the author of the study.
Doctors also noted that the participants in the experiment significantly improved the mood and overall body condition. This is also an important result, because depression is a common problem for all people with the diagnosis of "epilepsy." The discovery of a new method of treatment, at least, will improve their quality of life.
"I urge all doctors to pay attention to our non-invasive and safe approach, which may lead to patients being able to implant devices for the treatment of drug-resistant forms of epilepsy in the future," concludes Dr. Dijorjio.