Cleveland Clinic receives $3.4M NIH grant

Cleveland Clinic received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a tool to predict individual risk in epilepsy surgery.

The five-year grant was awarded to lead researcher, Lara Jehi, MD, to develop an epilepsy surgery nomogram, a comprehensive risk calculator, to predict which patients would see a positive outcome from the procedure.

Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute's Epilepsy Center and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute's quantitative health sciences team will collaborate with Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil on the project.

"The nomogram will enable us to bring patient counseling into the 21st century and expand it beyond our best educated opinion to actual science. It will arm physicians with an advanced statistical tool to better select optimal surgical candidates and estimate the likelihood of seizure freedom after epilepsy surgery," Dr. Jehi said. 

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