Group name: EEG and Epilepsy Unit
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Domains: Development and Plasticity
Keywords: brain functions, epilepsia
The main activity of our unit is to propose surgical solution to drug resistant patient. Among all functional brain imaging techniques, ESI (Electromagnetic Source Imaging) is precise and useful to localize the epileptic foci.Our group demonstrated that high resolution EEG (256 channels) is promised tool to localize epileptic foci for various type of epilepsy. Multimodal imaging allow us to compare the yield of each technique (MRI, PET, SPECT, ESI, fMRI) for different group of patient (paediatric population, non lesional epilepsy).
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is emerging as a possible treatment for intractable epilepsy, affecting 0.2-0.3% of the population. We aim at determining the minimal and most efficient stimulation that is required to prevent seizures and that guarantees a safe stimulation. Our group is also involved in program research to better understand epilepsy mechanisms. Then genetic, development and genesis of epilepsy are part of our centres of interest.
Spike-microstates correlate with interictal epileptogenic discharges: a marker for hidden epileptic activity.
Early timing of anesthesia in status epilepticus is associated with complete recovery: A 7-year retrospective two-center study.
Rapid recovery of EEG changes in severe hepatic encephalopathy following liver transplantation.
EEG biomarker candidates for the identification of epilepsy.
Département des neurosciences cliniques