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Daniel B. Hoch, M.D., PH.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Neurology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentNeurology
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Epilipsy Service Vbk 830
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-3311
Fax617/726-9250

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Available: 09/03/13, Expires: 07/01/14

Epilepsy is a common neurologic problem. The American Academy of Neurology has developed a set of measures of the quality of care for clinicians taking care of a people with epilepsy. In this project, a cohort of patients with epilepsy seen by neurologists at the MGH were identified and the quality of their care was determined using the AAN quality measures. We are in the process of determine the relationship between "quality care" and several outcome measures such as seizure frequency and quality of life. The student would help with chart review, data analysis and presentation of results.


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  1. Hoch DB, Watson AJ, Linton DA, Bello HE, Senelly M, Milik MT, Baim MA, Jethwani K, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Kvedar JC. The feasibility and impact of delivering a mind-body intervention in a virtual world. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33843.
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  2. Herzog AG, Blum AS, Farina EL, Maestri XE, Newman J, Garcia E, Krishnamurthy KB, Hoch DB, Replansky S, Fowler KM, Smithson SD, Dworetzky BA, Bromfield EB. Valproate and lamotrigine level variation with menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptive use. Neurology. 2009 Mar 10; 72(10):911-4.
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  3. Linton D, Senelly M, Baim M, Bello H, Millik MT, Watson A, Hoch DB. Translating medical practice from the real to the virtual: adapting an existing clinical program to a virtual world. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 1026.
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  4. Watson AJ, Grant RW, Bello H, Hoch DB. Brave new worlds: how virtual environments can augment traditional care in the management of diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2008 Jul; 2(4):697-702.
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  5. B. Leeman, B. Moo, L. Leveroni, C. Cole, A. Schachter, S. Hoch, D. Associations of lamotrigine therapy with changes in cognition and interictal discharges: a pilot study in adults . Epilepsia. 2007.
  6. Costello, D. Kilbride, R. Michaelides, C. Cash, S. Chiappa, K. Hoch, D. Cole, AJ. DE NOVO Cryptogenic Refractory Status Epilepticus- What is it?. Epilepsia. 2007; 48(s6):16.
  7. Herzog, AG Blum, AS. Farina, EL. Maestri, Xe. Garcia, E. Selvitelli, M. Krishnamurthy, KB. Hoch, DB. Replansky, S. Dworetzky, BA. Bromfield, EB. Variation of Serum Valproate and Lamotrigine Levels in Relation to Menstrual Cycle Phase and Oral Contraceptive Use . Epilepsia. 2007; 48(s6):362.
  8. Shields DC, Costello DJ, Gale JT, Hoch DB, Eskandar EN. Stereotactic cortical resection in non-lesional extra-temporal partial epilepsy. Eur J Neurol. 2007 Oct; 14(10):1186-8.
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  9. Costello, DJ; Hoch, DB, Chiappa, KH; Cosgrove, GR; COle, AJ. Surgery for epilepsy in the older patient-a plausible option. Epilepsia. 2005; 46(Supplement 8):239.
  10. Hoch D, Ferguson T. What I've learned from E-patients. PLoS Med. 2005 Aug; 2(8):e206.
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  11. Eckstein O, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Nunes F, Hoch D, Ojemann R, MacCollin M. Multiple meningiomas in brain and lung due to acquired mutation of the NF2 gene. Neurology. 2004 May 25; 62(10):1904-5.
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  12. Lester J, Prady S, Finegan Y, Hoch D. Learning from e-patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. BMJ. 2004 May 15; 328(7449):1188-90.
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  13. Doherty CP, Cole AJ, Grant PE, Fischman A, Dooling E, Hoch DB, White TH, Cosgrove GR. Multimodal longitudinal imaging of focal status epilepticus. Can J Neurol Sci. 2004 May; 31(2):276-81.
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  14. Lester, John, BS, Prady, Stephanie, BSc, MAc, Finegan, Yolanda, BA, and Hoch, Daniel PhD, MD. How Online Patient Networks Can Enhance Quality and Reduce Errors. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 2004; (October/December).
  15. Glenn MB, Hoch DB, Daly L. Anticonvulsants. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2003 Jul-Aug; 18(4):383-6.
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  16. Hoch, D.B.; Prady, S.; Finegan, Y.; Daly, L.; Lester, J. The Computer Human Interface as a Partner in the Doctor Patient Relationship. Proceedings of the HCI International 2003. 2003; 3:1001-1005.
  17. Prady S, Finegan Y, Lester J, Daly L, Hoch DB. An online communication tool alters the way patients find information. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 976.
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  18. Finegan,Y.N.; Daly,L.M.; Prady,S.L.; Hoch,D.B.; Lester,J.E. Large Websites Offer Explanations for the Difficulties that Epilepsy Patients Face, but Neglect Solutions Regarding Navigating "The Small Things". Epilepsia. 2003; 44(Suppl 9):183.
  19. Pohlmann-Eden B, Hennerici MG, Hoch DB. The relevance of poststroke seizures. Arch Neurol. 2002 Nov; 59(11):1831; author reply 1831-2.
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  20. Hoch, DB; Prady, S; Lester, JE; Norris, D. Online communities become collaborators in research. Shaping the Network Society: Patterns for Participation, Action and Change. 2002.
  21. Doherty CP, Hoch D, Cole AJ. Surgery for temporal-lobe epilepsy. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jan 24; 346(4):292-5.
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  22. Prady SL, Waruingi W, Norris D, Lester JE, Hoch DB. . User Feedback in the Development of an On-Line Communication Tool for Patients and Providers. Visions of the Future and Lessons from the Past. 2001.
  23. Prady SL, Norris D, Lester JE, Hoch DB. Expanding the guidelines for electronic communication with patients: application to a specific tool. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2001 Jul-Aug; 8(4):344-8.
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  24. Pohlmann-Eden,B; Hoch,DB; Strittmatter,EI; Schereiner,A; Henning,O. Seizures, epilepsy and ischemia- a mutual exciting relationship. Epilepsia. 2001; 42(Supplement 1):69.
  25. Prady,S.L.; Lester,J.; Norris,D.; Waruing, W.; Schneider,E.; Kelly,K.; Hoch,D.B. The use of a focus group to supplement the design of a Patient-Provider web resource. Abridged Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 2001.
  26. Joseph A. Capp and Daniel B. Hoch. Impact of an EMR on Communication between Tertiary and Primary Care Providers in a Neurology Teaching Clinic. Procedings of the International Medical Informatics Association. 2001.
  27. Dworetzky BA, Hoch DB, Wagner AK, Salmanson E, Shanahan CW, Bromfield EB. The impact of a single seizure on health status and health care utilization. Epilepsia. 2000 Feb; 41(2):170-6.
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  28. Hoch DB, Norris D, Lester JE, Marcus AD. Information exchange in an epilepsy forum on the World Wide Web. Seizure. 1999 Feb; 8(1):30-4.
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  29. Lester,J.E.; Norris,D.; Prady,S.L.; Hoch,D.B. Patient Support Using the World Wide Web. Webnet Conference, Hawaii. 1999.
  30. Pohlmann-Eden B, Mager RD, Hoch DB, Cochius JI. . The significance of subclinical epileptiform activity after stroke. Neurophysiology. Ed. Stalberg E, Deweerd AW, Zidor J. 1998; 523-532.
  31. Norris D.; Hoch D.; Lester J. An Internet forum for epilepsy support: a survey of users. Epilepsia. 1998; 39(Suppl 6):229.
  32. Hoch, D. B., Prady, S and Norris, D. PatientWeb library. 1997.
  33. Pohlmann-Eden B, Cochius JI, Hoch DB, Hennerici M. . Stroke and epilepsy, II: risk factors, pathophysiology and overlap syndromes. Cerebrovasc Dis. 1997; 7:2-9.
  34. Pohlmann-Eden B, Hoch DB, Cochius JI, Chiappa KH. Periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges--a critical review. J Clin Neurophysiol. 1996 Nov; 13(6):519-30.
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  35. Pohlmann-Eden B, Hoch DB, Cochius JI, Hennerici MG. . Stroke and epilepsy, I: epidemiology and risk factors. Cerebrovasc Dis. 1996; 6:332-338.
  36. Hoch, D. B. Periodic Lateralized Epileptiform Discharges. 1996.
  37. Hoch DB, Hill RA, Oas KH. Epilepsy and mental decline. Neurol Clin. 1994 Feb; 12(1):101-13.
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  38. Cloughesy TF, Nuwer MR, Hoch D, Vinuela F, Duckwiler G, Martin N. Monitoring carotid test occlusions with continuous EEG and clinical examination. J Clin Neurophysiol. 1993 Jul; 10(3):363-9.
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  39. Hoch DB. Brain death: a diagnostic dilemma. J Nucl Med. 1992 Dec; 33(12):2211-3.
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  40. Nuwer MR, Banoczi WR, Cloughesy TF, Hoch DB, Peacock W, Levesque MF, Black KL, Martin NA, Becker DP. Topographic mapping of somatosensory evoked potentials helps identify motor cortex more quickly in the operating room. Brain Topogr. 1992; 5(1):53-8.
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  41. Geraghty JJ, Hoch DB, Robert ME, Vinters HV. Fatal puerperal cerebral vasospasm and stroke in a young woman. Neurology. 1991 Jul; 41(7):1145-7.
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  42. Berry BW, Boland LM, Hoch DB, Dingledine R. L-glutamate binding site on N18-RE-105 neuroblastoma hybrid cells is not coupled to an ion channel. J Neurochem. 1988 Oct; 51(4):1176-83.
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  43. Hoch DB, Dingledine R. GABAergic neurons in rat hippocampal culture. Brain Res. 1986 Feb; 390(1):53-64.
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  44. Hoch DB, Wilson JE, Dingledine RJ. Factors affecting the phosphorylation of a 41,000 dalton protein of hippocampal subcellular fractions. Brain Res. 1984 Jun 4; 302(1):117-24.
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  45. Hoch DB, Dingledine RJ, Wilson JE. Long-term potentiation in the hippocampal slice: possible involvement of pyruvate dehydrogenase. Brain Res. 1984 Jun 4; 302(1):125-34.
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  46. Hoch DB, Wilson JE. Effects of calcium, strontium, and barium ions on phosphorylation of hippocampal proteins in vitro. J Neurochem. 1984 Jan; 42(1):54-8.
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  47. Hoch, D.B. Hippocampal Long-term Potentiation and Protein Phosphorylation. 1982.
  48. Myers RD, Hoch DB. Localization of sites in the brain mediating alcohol drinking induced by tetrahydropapaveroline (THP). Curr Alcohol. 1979; 5:29-44.
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  49. Hoch, D. B. . Localization of Sites in the Brain Mediating Alcohol Drinking Induced by Tetrahydropapaveroline. 1979.
  50. Myers RD, Hoch DB. 14C-dopamine microinjected into the brain-stem of the rat: dispersion kinetics, site content and functional dose. Brain Res Bull. 1978 Nov-Dec; 3(6):601-9.
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