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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

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James Kryzanski, MD

James Kryzanski, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Epilepsy Surgery; Co-Chief, Division of Spinal Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8585
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Epilepsy neurosurgery, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, neurovascular surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, neurosurgical disorders in patients with achondroplasia, neurosurgical disorders in patients with Down syndrome

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Joel Oster, MD

Joel Oster, MD

Title(s): Neurologist
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Epilepsy, intractable epilepsy, detection of difficult to find possible lesions causing epilepsy, structural and metabolic brain imaging, clinical drug trials for seizure disorders, general neurology, sleep disorders, neurologic/epilepsy intensive monitoring, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring

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Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Pediatric EEG Laboratory; Pediatric Neurologist; Epileptologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Epilepsy, pediatric neurology

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Research + Clinical Trials


A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Active-Controlled Study To Assess The Efficacy And Safety Of Brivaracetam Administered Intravenously As Treatment For Increased Seizure Activity In An Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Setting

This is an open-label, randomized, parallel-group, active-controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of brivaracetam (BRV) administered intravenously as treatment for increased seizure activity in an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) setting. The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of intravenous (iv) BRV compared to iv lorazepam (LZP) in subjects with epilepsy undergoing EMU evaluation who experience seizures that require prompt treatment.
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