Last year at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a two-year-old girl was admitted who was suffering from difficult-to-control and life-threatening epileptic seizures.
Her condition was grave. When she was put into a medically induced coma using general anesthesia, the customary treatment for a condition known as super-refractory status epilepticus, her blood pressure dropped to dangerously low levels.
The girl was given new medication developed, licensed and manufactured by a team of UC Davis researchers led by Dr. Michael Rogawski. Doctors said it seemed to be what allowed the anesthesia to be withdrawn and the girl’s life was saved. Today, she is reportedly doing well.
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