Home Dedicated to the prevention and cure of seizure disorders, the elevation of their effects, and the promotion of an optimal quality of life for people with epilepsy. http://www.epilepsynorcal.org/
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Epilepsy Information on epilepsy and seizure disorders from the Neurology program. http://ucneurology.uchicago.edu/Epilepsy/epilepsy.html
Extractions: COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CENTER The Adult Epilepsy Service of the Department of Neurology provides a comprehensive, team-oriented approach to the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders. We specialize in caring for those patients whose seizures are difficult to control. A full range of individualized diagnostic and treatment options is offered. We suddenly have an unexpected open position in our fellowship program. See information below: Starting/ending date: July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006. This is a oneyear accredited fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology in the EEG/Epilepsy track (6 months EEG, 6 months epilepsy service) at the University of Chicago, Department of Neurology Adult Epilepsy Center. Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in Neurology. Please send CV and 3 letters of reference to:
Epilepsy Bereaved Charity working towards prevention of deaths from epilepsy through raising awareness and promoting research into SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in epilepsy); also offers support to those affected. http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/epilepsybereaved/
Extractions: on the resources of our organisation we would ask you to consider making a donation to our work. This site also hosts The Report of the National Sentinel Clinical Audit of Epilepsy-Related Death College of Health research with bereaved relatives 2002 Photographs of Memorial Service and launch of the Epilepsy Deaths Report 2002 Information resource for health professionals ... Information for people with epilepsy and their families
Extractions: The Epilepsy Research Foundation Announces Recipients of New Therapy Grants Program Awards FACES Joins Epilepsy Research Foundation to Advance Novel Therapies and Devices for Seizures The Epilepsy Research Foundation Issues New Million Dollar Challenge to Fund Epilepsy Research Webcast Presentation on the Antiepileptic Drug Trials VIII: A Conference on anti-epileptic drug development ...
Extractions: The International League Against Epilepsy ILAE The League aims: A Message from ILAE President Giuliano Avanzini â¦. The International League Against Epilepsyâs Commissions and Task Forces are currently producing guidelines, position papers and educational material concerning the most important aspects of our discipline. Our synergistic work with â¦. more The results of the second phase of the ILAE elections are now in, and the Elections Commission, in consultation with Peter Wolf, President-Elect, are pleased to .. .more Signs of Epileptic Seizures
WHO | Epilepsy epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon (1) clinical featuresof the seizure epilepsy social consequences and economic aspects http://www.who.int/topics/epilepsy/en/
Extractions: Epilepsy This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics. MeSH scope note: A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313) FACT SHEETS Epilepsy: epidemiology, etiology and prognosis
Extractions: The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center The following forms may be used by patients with epilepsy or related disorders who would like to prepare their information for the doctor, BEFORE their office visit. Before the initial visit form: Patient information The follow-up visit form: Follow-up visit Form for individuals with developmental disabilities: Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation or Cognitive Impairment Checklist Checklist of topics for doctors and patients to discuss about seizures or related disorders: Epilepsy Evaluation Checklist For forms related to other medical symptoms or conditions, please click on " The Essential Patient Handbook Alan B. Ettinger, M.D. is Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography, Department of Neurology, at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, and director of the Huntington Hospital Seizure Monitoring Program in Huntington, New York. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ettinger has focused his research activities on the topic of psychiatric issues in epilepsy. He has been a principal investigator in numerous investigational antiepileptic drug trials and is currently performing epidemiological research on the topic of depression in community-based epilepsy patients. Dr. Ettinger has directed several national and regional epilepsy symposia. He has published widely in peer-review journals on depression in epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, has edited a journal supplement and two textbooks. He has co-authored the book "The Essential Patient Handbook: Getting the Health Care You Need - From Doctors Who Know" (Ettinger AB, Weisbrot DM. Demos), a guide for teaching patients to advocate for their needs when meeting with the physician. Interviews with Dr. Ettinger on this topic may be found at
SIU Center For Epilepsy The Center for epilepsy provides comprehensive care for persons with all types of epilepsy, through advanced diagnositc techniques, specialized pharmacologic therapy, new investigational drugs and devices, and epilepsy surgery. http://www.siumed.edu/neuro/epilepsy.html
The Epilepsy Association Of Calgary A charitable, social Service agency established to address community, individual,and family needs related to epilepsy. http://www.epilepsycalgary.com/
Extractions: Welcome to the Epilepsy Association of Calgary Home Page! We hope you will be able to find information that will help address your questions. Don't forget to check the links at the bottom of this page, in particular, the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance website, which includes links to member organizations across the country, and even more helpful information on epilepsy. There is no question too big or too small, so if you are unable to find what you are looking for, please call or e-mail us and we will be glad to assist you. In addition, we have staff who can discuss your concerns with you, in person, or by telephone. On December 5th 2005, the Epilepsy Association of Calgary turns 50! Plans are underway to mark this milestone - a notable achievement for any organization! It will be a time to reconnect with the many dedicated people who have contributed to our organization throughout its history. It will also provide a wonderful opportunity to promote and leverage epilepsy awareness in the community. We'll keep you posted on activities and events throughout the year. Please check back here for updates, or call us at any time. If you'd like to get involved in the planning - please let us know! And, if you've got a 50th anniversary memory or story you'd like to share, please let us know about that too! For 50th anniversary information, please call Kathy at 230-2764 or by
Extractions: 09 September 2005 /04:28:14 David Lewis Centre Intranet Residential Special School 52 Week Placements Residential Specialist College ... Links Welcome to The David Lewis Centre 100 Years Providing Residential Services for Epilepsy [Established by Trust Deed dated 8 September, 1904] The David Lewis Centre is the largest UK provider of a range of medical, educational, residential and assessment services for people with complex epilepsy and other neurological conditions, including challenging behaviour. Residents can access the Special Needs School (ages 7 to 19), the Specialist College (ages 16 to 25) and Day Services / Continuing Adult Education (ages 16 to life) whilst benefiting from the expert care of multidisciplinary medical teams and a wide range of residential services. Many residents require one-to-one support and the Centre operates for 52 weeks per year for all age groups. There are a limited number of places for non-residential service users and for respite care. The David Lewis Centre is a truly National facility and services are available to people from all parts of the United Kingdom and abroad.
Photosensitive Epilepsy Factsheet from the epilepsy Association of Scotland with advice on how to avoidseizures in various situations. http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/park/sk98/factsheet_04.htm
Extractions: to our home page. What is it? Photosensitive epilepsy is an uncommon condition in which visual stimuli, such as flashing or flickering lights (usually of high intensity, and/or certain patterns such as stripes) trigger epileptic seizures. It is one of a group of "reflex" epilepsies, so called, because the seizure is a direct response to a stimulus. Who has it? Around one person in every 130 is diagnosed as having epilepsy whereas only one in about every 10,000 has photosensitive epilepsy. Among people with epilepsy, only an estimated 3 - 5% have seizures triggered by light or patterns. Photosensitive epilepsy most commonly affects children. The age of onset is usually between 9 and 15 years. It is rare to have a first seizure due to photosensitivity before the age of 5 or after the early 20's. It is genetically determined. Girls are affected more often than boys. Some photosensitive people have seizures only when they are exposed to a flashing or flickering light source or to certain patterns; others may have spontaneous seizures as well as seizures due to photosensitivity. The type of seizure e.g. tonic clonic, absence, myoclonic will vary from person to person.
Alexian Neurosciences Institute Treats Alzheimer, memory loss, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy and brain tumors. Elk Grove, Illinois. http://www.alexian-neurosciences.org/
Extractions: Skip Navigation Please bookmark this page, so you can easily return. Soon we'll launch the complete website for the Alexian Neurosciences Institute. Our new site will feature comprehensive information about neurological disorders and Alexian services, registration for community classes, the latest news and happenings around the Alexian community and more. The Neurosciences Institute at Alexian Brothers has attracted some of the leading specialists in treating neurological disorders to Chicago's northwest suburbs. The Institute was created as part of Alexian Brothers Hospital Network's commitment to advanced medicine. It is a portal to the latest neurological advances that are transforming our ability to help patients with these six conditions. Alzheimer's Disease
Extractions: The Pediatric Neurology Division provides care for a large number of children with acute and chronic neurological diseases affecting brain, peripheral nerves and muscle. Members of the Division play an important role in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center , the Cerebral Palsy Center , and the Neurofibromatosis Program at Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital. To make an appointment, you may call the programs listed above or you may call the Pediatric Neurology Clinic at (314) 454-6120. In conjunction with our clinical activity, we teach Washington University medical students and the house staff at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Division members also have a variety of clinical and basic research interests including epilepsy physiology, pharmacology, and epidemiology; disorders of higher cortical function in children; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; brain tumors; the chemistry of neurofilaments; the pathophysiology of CNS injury; and the sequelae of meningitis.
Epilepsy M. Berendt In Clinical Neurology in Small Animals Localization, Diagnosis andTreatment, Braund KG (Ed.) Ithaca International Veterinary Information http://www.ivis.org/special_books/Braund/berendt/chapter_frm.asp?LA=1
Extractions: Localization of seizure onset in patients with epilepsy Analysis of dynamics of seizure spread in time and space Modeling of seizure dynamics and propagation Detection of nonstationary signals Multichannel autoregressive model, directed transfer function method Matching pursuit time-frequency analysis Computer simulation of neural networks Gregory K. Bergey, M.D. - Professor, Director Epilepsy Center, neurologist, physiologist Piotr J. Franaszczuk, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, physicist Pawel Kudela, Ph.D. - Research Associate, physicist Christophe Jouny, Ph.D. - Research Associate, biomedical engineer Stanley Anderson M.D., Ph.D. - Assistant Resident Joanne Barnett - Senior Medical Office Coordinator Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral fellow, neuroscientist Computationally efficient approaches to calculating significant ERD/ERS changes in the time-frequency plane J. Neurosc. Meth.