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overview Research: Currently, I am collaborating with researchers at the Channing Laboratory and the Harvard School of Public Health to utilize data from the Nurse's Health Study. We are identifying modifiable risk factors for seizures or epilepsy in this large prospective database. I am preparing a first author manuscript from a foundation funded grant looking at caffeine, alcohol, and smoking and risk of seizures/epilepsy. I submitted a foundation grant two weeks ago to study an intervention to improve epilepsy care in disadvantaged patients, within our emergency department. This will also tie into a collaborative multicenter project on treatment of new onset epilepsy. In addition to this, I am an active co-investigator on multiple large collaborative multicenter studies, and work with our research coordinator to facilitate patient recruitment. Projects involve genetics of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, progesterone as a possible treatment for localization related epilepsy (NIH funding, PI Andy Herzog), anti-convulsants and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, obstetrical outcomes in pregnant women with epilepsy, and Neurodevelopmental effects of anti-epileptic drugs (NEAD, PI Kim Meador). I am working with Frances Jensen to enhance our translational surgical projects in epilepsy by combining forces with CHildren's Hospital specimens and include her basic science expertise. Additionally, I am a consultant for the North American Pregnancy Registry, working with Dr. Lewis Holmes. Administrative: I have been assisting Dr. Bromfield in the administrative duties of the Epilepsy/EEG, and Sleep Neurology Division. I led my second epilepsy division strategic planning retreat this past year which was very well received. I created a web link for professionals and patients interested in our program. I have been directing the EEG lab which has expanded services to include enhanced video EEG monitoring services, ambulatory EEG at Faulkner (Dr. Milligan), pediatric and routine EEG at the 850 Boylston Women's Health Center (Dr. Klein). I lead the multidisciplinary epilepsy team and the monitoring unit, and ensure that the complex care we deliver is conveyed back to the referring neurologists. I maintain a clinical database for these patients, and assure the national association of epilepsy centers data necessary to keep our yearly accreditation process. My goals in this position have been to improve the quality and efficiency of our reporting system and our technology/workspace and to help our center become the premier center in New England for treatment of epilepsy. I have been working with our chief technologist to improve our systems for the increased capacity. We have now nearly tripled in our monitoring capacity, and are continuing to increase services in the neurology ICU. In late 2005, I took over the clinical neurophysiology fellowship program director position for a large program that was under warning, and at risk of losing accreditation. Despite many barriers, I secured the maximal 4 year accreditation. I completely revamped our program to include Children's Hospital, was responsible for recruiting and accrediting fellows, and the program is thriving. I did this while reassigning Dr. Bromfield's large clinical workload as we learned of his unfortunate diagnosis. Lastly, I chair the Neurology Quality Assurance committee to which I have added several new members. We have taken on outpatient quality as one of our tasks, and have been meeting with the neurology clinic coordinators also improving residency clinical experience. I am the current president of the Greater Boston Epilepsy Society, and have organized and ran the large education meetings between all the Boston and Western Massachusett's hospital which has been quite successful. I serve on the professional advisory board for the motor vehicle bureau, and for the Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Teaching: When I was at Boston University immediately following my training, I became an active clinician educator, directing the Neurology clerkship at the VA and participating in international conferences as the neurologist member of the Alliance for Clinical Education, a coalition of core clerkships advising the American Association of Medical Colleges, and helping to introduce women's health into the medical school curriculum. I have continued my interest in teaching at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, organizing the neurophysiology curriculum, and actively participating in local and regional teaching opportunities. I won a teaching award (the Flaviu Romanul Neurology teaching award) at Boston University and this year will receive the Harvard Medical School Young Mentor award. I also have been mentoring women residents, providing opportunities to connect with senior women neurologists and neurosurgeons in a casual environment. I was invited to an international neuroscience conference in Latin America (Ecuador) and will begin to partner with Latin America through a grant to improve epilepsy care in disadvantaged populations. I was invited also to participate in the Neurosurgical meeting to teach about Meningiomas and MEdical/Social issues this Fall. Additionally, I precept several fellow and one resident clinic in my subspecialty interest. Last year, I successfully recertified in neurology (10 year recert) and this year, in clinical neurophysiology (10 year recert).
One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Dworetzky, Barbara
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Academic Article The impact of a single seizure on health status and health care utilization.
Academic Article Sudden unexpected near death in epilepsy: malignant arrhythmia from a partial seizure.
Academic Article Current dipole orientation and distribution of epileptiform activity correlates with cortical thinning in left mesiotemporal epilepsy.
Academic Article Valproate and lamotrigine level variation with menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptive use.
Academic Article Lacosamide in the treatment of acute recurrent seizures and periodic epileptiform patterns in critically ill patients.
Academic Article Clinical characteristics of psychogenic nonepileptic seizure status in the long-term monitoring unit.
Academic Article Premenstrual dysphoric disorder in women with epilepsy: relationships to potential epileptic, antiepileptic drug, and reproductive endocrine factors.
Academic Article Evaluation of postoperative sharp waveforms through EEG and magnetoencephalography.
Academic Article Propagation of epileptic spikes reconstructed from spatiotemporal magnetoencephalographic and electroencephalographic source analysis.
Academic Article Prospective study of smoking as a risk factor for seizures or epilepsy: evidence from the Nurse’s Health Study II
Academic Article Premenstrual dysphoric disorder in women with epilepsy: relationships to antiepileptic drug and reproductive endocrine features
Academic Article Variation of seizure frequency with ovulatory status of menstrual cycles.
Academic Article A randomized trial of polyunsaturated fatty acids for refractory epilepsy.
Academic Article Decreasing the Epilepsy Treatment Gap in the Ecuador Amazon Region
Academic Article A comparison of anastrazole and testosterone versus placebo and testosterone for treatment of sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy and hypogonadism
Academic Article Ictal asystole with convulsive syncope mimicking secondary generalisation: a depth electrode study.
Academic Article Characteristics of male veterans with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Marijuana: an effective antiepileptic treatment in partial epilepsy? A case report and review of the literature.
Academic Article A prospective study of smoking, caffeine, and alcohol as risk factors for seizures or epilepsy in young adult women: data from the Nurses' Health Study II.
Academic Article Valproate teratogenicity and epilepsy syndrome.
Academic Article Multimodal imaging acquisition and analysis improves the presurgical evaluation in patients with intractable focal epilepsies: a prospective study of 50 patients
Academic Article A Comparison of anastrozole plus testosteron versus placebo plus testosteron treatment of sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy and hypogonadism
Academic Article Efficacy of safety signals in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU): should we worry?
Academic Article Use of modafinil in patients with epilepsy.
Academic Article Obstetric outcomes in women with epilepsy
Academic Article Disparities of Epilepsy Care in the Emergency Department
Academic Article Differential effects of antiepileptic drugs on sexual function and hormones in men with epilepsy.
Academic Article Identification of endogenous morphine and a mu3-like opiate alkaloid receptor in human brain tissue taken from a patient with intractable complex partial epilepsy.
Academic Article Comparison of outcomes of video/EEG monitoring between patients with epileptic seizures and those with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Effects of seizures on cardiac function.
Academic Article The role of the interictal EEG in selecting candidates for resective epilepsy surgery.
Academic Article Language lateralization represented by spatiotemporal mapping of magnetoencephalography.
Academic Article Differential effects of antiepileptic drugs on neuroactive steroids in men with epilepsy.
Academic Article Utilization of below-the-hairline EEG in detecting subclinical seizures.
Academic Article Progesterone vs placebo therapy for women with epilepsy: A randomized clinical trial.
Academic Article Use of intraventricular hippocampal electrocorticography in postresection temporal lobe epilepsy patients
Academic Article Pre- and postictal, not ictal, heart rate distinguishes complex partial and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Intraventricular dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor as a cause of intractable epilepsy
Academic Article Valproic Acid Teratogenicity and Epilepsy Syndrome
Academic Article Intraoperative Electrocorticography in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery
Academic Article A comparison of anastrozole and testosterone versus placebo and testosterone for treatment of sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy and hypogonadism.
Academic Article The Role of the interictal EEG in Selecting Candidates for Epilepsy Surgery
Academic Article Nonepileptic psychogenic status: markedly prolonged psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Randomized controlled trial of polyunsaturated fatty acids for refractory epilepsy
Academic Article Epilepsy
Academic Article Nonepileptic psychogenic status: Markedly Prolonged Nonepileptic seizures
Academic Article The value of multichannel MEG and EEG in the presurgical evaluation of 70 epilepsy patients.
Academic Article Female reproductive factors and risk of seizure or epilepsy: data from the Nurses' Health Study II.
Academic Article Medical Simulation of Sentinel Events: Validation and Implementaiont of Team Training Curriculum for Patient Safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Academic Article Auditory auras in patients with postencephalitic epilepsy: case series.
Concept Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe
Concept Epilepsy, Complex Partial
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Concept Epilepsy, Generalized
Academic Article Neuropsychological and psychiatric outcomes in poorly controlled idiopathic generalized epilepsy.
Academic Article Incidence and mechanisms of cardiorespiratory arrests in epilepsy monitoring units (MORTEMUS): a retrospective study.
Academic Article Comparison of cardiorespiratory and EEG abnormalities with seizures in adults and children.
Academic Article Clinical value of magnetoencephalographic spike propagation represented by spatiotemporal source analysis: correlation with surgical outcome.
Academic Article Advantages of respiratory monitoring during video-EEG evaluation to differentiate epileptic seizures from other events.
Academic Article Moving Beyond Ruling Out Epilepsy: It Is PNES!
Academic Article An integrative neurocircuit perspective on psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and functional movement disorders: neural functional unawareness.
Academic Article Treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: updated review and findings from a mindfulness-based intervention case series.
Academic Article A clinically oriented perspective on psychogenic nonepileptic seizure-related emergencies.
Academic Article Autonomic changes in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: toward a potential diagnostic biomarker?
Academic Article Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: a new direction.
Academic Article Facing up to SUDEP.
Academic Article Sleep in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and related disorders.
Academic Article Neglected patients, few treatments, and minimal evidence: the updated cochrane review on psychological and behavioral treatments for nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Interprofessional simulation to improve safety in the epilepsy monitoring unit.
Academic Article Autonomic changes following generalized tonic clonic seizures: An analysis of adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy.
Academic Article Issues in PNES Treatment.
Academic Article Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Children Are Not Miniature Adults.
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Academic Article Personalities of patients with nonepileptic psychogenic status.
Academic Article What Are We Communicating When We Present the Diagnosis of PNES?
Academic Article Generic-to-generic lamotrigine switches in people with epilepsy: the randomised controlled EQUIGEN trial.
Academic Article Behavioral outcomes in children exposed prenatally to lamotrigine, valproate, or carbamazepine.
Academic Article Sleep-dependent memory consolidation in the epilepsy monitoring unit: A pilot study.
Academic Article Psychogenic seizures and medical humor: Jokes as a damaging defense.
Academic Article Therapeutic coma for status epilepticus: Differing practices in a prospective multicenter study.
Academic Article The Impact of PNES is About More than Counting Events.
Academic Article Preserved vagus nerve stimulator function after radiation therapy.
Academic Article Gaining perspective on SUDEP: The new guideline.
Academic Article Bioequivalence Between Generic and Branded Lamotrigine in People With Epilepsy: The EQUIGEN Randomized Clinical Trial.
Academic Article Long-Term Outcomes in Psychogenic Syncope: A Fallout for Neurologists.
Academic Article DIY CBT for Comorbidities in Epilepsy.
Academic Article Recurrent Epileptic Auras As a Presenting Symptom of Alzheimer's Disease.
Academic Article Worrying More About Anxiety in Patients With Epilepsy.
Academic Article Fast Tapering of AEDs in the EMU: Worth the Risk or Risky Business?
Academic Article Sleep in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: Time to raise a red flag.
Academic Article Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy in a patient with a cardiac pacemaker.
Academic Article Global Warming for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures? Report From ILAE Climate Survey.
Academic Article Postconvulsive central apnea and asystole: A risk marker for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)?
Academic Article Sleep disturbances in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: Is it all subjective? A prospective pilot study of sleep-wake patterns.
Academic Article Perceptions in PNES: A Bidirectional Problem.
Academic Article Hiding in Plain Sight: Functional Neurological Disorders in the News.
Academic Article Mindfulness-based therapy for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Cognitive-emotion processing in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Academic Article Association of epileptiform abnormalities and seizures in Alzheimer disease.
Academic Article What's in a name?
Academic Article The probability of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy given postictal prone position.
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