Thursday, October 24, 2019

Brain Surgery Recovery...There is so much unknown...

The folks who started the Brain Recovery Project (amazing folks we got to know at last summer’s Hemikids conference)  just held a major meeting on hemispherectomy and other brain surgeries for epilepsy. It was groundbreaking as it included medical and science professionals as well as parents.

I am amazed at how little is still known about cognitive and behavioral outcomes after this surgery.  When we asked about Byron after surgery, “will he walk, talk?” all the doctor would say to us is "we don't know - probably."

 Here’s why...there is so little research about outcomes after epilepsy surgery. Yet more and more of these surgeries are being performed.

Here is the link to info about the meeting/conference.  It looks like it was a great step forward.

https://www.brainrecoveryproject.org/research/functional-impacts-of-large-resective-disconnective-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery/

2 comments:

  1. Hi

    Would you like to know more on this? Lots of online college classes are available.

    Kind Regards,
    Edward

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