India’s largest study to prevent epileptic seizures in India: It will study about 80,000 women who will be admitted from three major hospitals in South India. These include Bangalore Medical College, Madras Medical College and Calicut Medical College.
Experts from UK and Indian universities have started the world’s largest study on children suffering from brain injuries in India. The aim of this study is to help in the prevention of diseases like epilepsy.
Imperial College London is leading research on the prevention of epileptic seizures by reducing encephalopathy in newborns. After studying this topic, the cases of epilepsy in children after childbirth have to be reduced.
According to experts, brain injury during childbirth or during birth is the main cause of epilepsy in children in some regions of the world and the newborn has difficulty in breathing. Lack of oxygen damages the newborn’s brain.
Researchers believe that creating a kind of ‘care bundle’ can improve delivery immediately after childbirth and childbirth.
Doctor Sudhin Thayil of Imperial College London said that difficulty in breathing during birth is the common cause of neonatal death and morbidity worldwide. He is confident that the ‘care bundle’ will reduce such cases.
He said, “Preventing birth-related injuries in children is complicated and requires innovation as is being done in this study.”
This study will cost 3.4 million dollars and it will be done by researchers from Britain and India.
It will study about 80,000 women who will be admitted from three major hospitals in South India. These include Bangalore Medical College, Madras Medical College and Calicut Medical College.