Journal article

The effects of cell therapy on seizures in animal models of epilepsy: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis of preclinical studies

Naomi Dvir, Muhammad S Javaid, Nigel C Jones, Kim L Powell, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien, Ana Antonic-Baker

Systematic Reviews | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious brain conditions, characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It affects about 1% of the population worldwide. Despite a range of antiepileptic drugs being available, one third of the patients do not achieve adequate seizure control. Only a minority of these patients may be suitable to undergo surgical resection of the seizure focus, but this is an invasive and not always successful procedure. There is an urgent need to develop more effective treatment options for uncontrolled seizures. With the recent advances in regenerative and translational medicine, cell therapies could prove to be beneficial. Here we describe the protocol f..

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