Kosair Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Director Karen Skjei said she is waiting on FDA approval for the trials. One potential obstacle is if the agency requires trials with animals before testing the treatment for people.
Skjei said she would like to begin the work as soon as she can, and that many of the families she works with continue to be patient.
“Most of my families are just happy honestly that I’m working on it because UK decided not to get involved. Cincinnati isn’t doing anything,” Skjei said. “But just since, you know, it is such a challenging trial from a legal standpoint not many institutions have really wanted to take on that challenge.”
Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana Co-founder Deb McGrath says not all families realized how long they would have to wait after the legislation passed this April. She understands their pain: her daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy 18 years ago. [Read More]