03/31/2016


Do You or a Family Member Have Seizures? 
Yale-New Haven Hospital is conducting a Seizure Study in our emergency room. 

Yale-New Haven Hospital has joined a partnership of 38 other hospitals across the country to conduct a study to find out which of three commonly prescribed medications is best for treating long lasting seizures in children and adults in the emergency room. The seizure study known as ESETT is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.    ESETT would involve a special set of government rules that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created.  These rules are called “Exception from Informed Consent.”  They allow research studies to be done in an emergency without asking for the person’s consent.    

Because seizures can be life threatening if not stopped immediately, there will not be enough time to talk to a child's parent, guardian or an adult’s representative about the study before the medicine is given.   

Before the study starts, we will hold community meetings to provide information, answer questions and hear community feedback about the study.

Meetings will be held on:
Wed, April 20, 6:30pm
Middletown Parent Support Group
Epilepsy Foundation of CT 386 Main Street, Middletown CT 

Monday, April 11, 7:00pm
Epilepsy Foundation of CT Support Group
Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Avenue, Milford, CT 

There will also be information provided at the Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy on May 14 in West Haven CT.
If you are interested in attending a meeting about the ESETT Study, please contact Jackie Santana at jackeline.santana@yale.edu or 203-785-2353. 
For more information, visit www.esett.org.


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