NINDS is seeking persons with seizures or epilepsy to participate in a research study. This study has three purposes: 1) to screen patients with seizures for participation in other research studies of NINDS's Clinical Epilepsy Section (CES), 2) to follow the natural course of seizure disorders, and 3) to train CES fellows in evaluating and treating epilepsy. This study includes a health history, physical and neurological examinations, and one or more non-invasive tests such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain.
Participants must be 2 years of age or older and have seizures that occur frequently. Children under age 18 must have written consent from a parent. Persons who are pregnant, and children under age 2 may not be eligible. The study will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and requires an initial 3-hour visit to the NIH to determine eligibility, an inpatient visit that may take up to 3 weeks, and 3 repeat visits for imaging tests.
For more information, contact Pat Reeves-Tyer at 301-496-1923 or Irene Dustin at 301-451-9284. Please refer to study number 00-N-0139.