Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology Trials
As part of an academic medical center, the Division of Neurophysiology & Epilepsy at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine aims to improve human health through scientific research. Clinical trials test or study drugs, surgical procedures, medical devices or interventions with human subjects. They look to determine their safety and effectiveness in relation to treating specific diseases. Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances.
The following searchable list includes all the epilepsy and neurophysiology clinical trials currently looking for participants.
Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (MONEAD)
The purpose of this study is to observe mothers with and without epilepsy, along with their children, from pregnancy until age 6 and assess the developmental and neurocognitive influence of anti-epileptic medications.
Non-Invasive Marker of Ovarian Reserve in Women with Epilepsy
The purpose of this study is to assess and compare AMH hormone levels in women with epilepsy vs. healthy controls, utilizing medical history questionnaires and a finger stick.
Genetic causes and pathogenic mechanisms of adult epilepsies
The purpose of this study is to look at genetic markers of epilepsy in patients and their families using blood, saliva, skin, and brain tissue analysis.
Microburst VNS Therapy Feasibility Study in Subjects with Refractory Epilepsy
The purpose of this study is for patients with first-time implants of a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) to have the new Microburst stimulation settings optimized using fMRI scans.