Scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) seek patients age 5 and older with uncontrolled partial and secondary generalized seizures for participation in studies of experimental antiepileptic drugs and transcranial magnetic stimulation. NINDS scientists also seek patients with seizures for studies of brain mapping with PET and MRI scans. Younger children with new-onset seizures may be eligible for some studies.
Patients will be screened to determine eligibility. The studies will take place at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. All study-related expenses will be paid by the NIH.
For more information, physicians should contact Dr. William Theodore, Chief, Clinical Epilepsy Section, NINDS, NIH, Building 10, Room 5C205, 10 Center Drive MSC 1408, Bethesda, MD 20892-1408; telephone: 301-496-1505.