Epilepsy Program Director and Chief Neurologist James Wheless knows there is no "one size fits all" for managing seizures caused by epilepsy. Discovering the newest therapies and medications is vital to provide the best outcomes possible for children whose ongoing seizures cannot be controlled with medicine, change in diet or surgeries.
The year-long trial studies the potential benefits of CBD for children with epilepsy, and Le Bonheur is the only children's hospital in Tennessee to participate.
The benefit of the nasal spray is three-fold: it’s easier, more practical and can be as effective as rectal gel.
RNS is being used in a limited basis in children, primarily those older than 10 years old, with poorly controlled seizures.
A team of Le Bonheur pediatric surgeons and specialists separated 12-month-old ischiopagus conjoined twin girls in November. The 18-hour procedure involved a team of more than 20 surgeons and physicians from five subspecialties. The girls, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni, are now undergoing rehabilitation at Le Bonheur Children’s after a successful separation surgery.