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Prof Simon Shorvon
611 - UCL Institutte of Neurology
Box 5. National Hospital for Neurology and NEurosurgery. Que
Tel: 0207 676 2156
Fax: 0207 676 2155
  • Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
  • Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
  • Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurology
  • Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary
Current research areas: 1. Epidemiology of epilepsy: Several approaches. NGPSE - This is a cohort study which I set u[p in 1984 of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy, and which has continued ever since. It is one of the largest studies of its kind in epilepsy and provided definitive on research findings on epidemiology, treatment and prognosis of epilepsy. Kent Epilepsy Study - this si a large scale population-based study of the structure of epilepsy provision at primary care level in Kent. 2. Clinical Therapeutics of epilepsy: Clinical therapeutics and pharmacokinetics, audit of outcome and clinical trials of novel anti-epilepsy drugs/formulations. 3. Genetic research in epilepsy: Family linkage studies of 6 families underway, with novel phenotypes in an attempt to identify novel epilepsy genes 4. Clinical research: Several areas: Study of the autonomic changes in epileptic seizures, with the purpose of seeing whether autonomic measures are helpful in assessing seizure localisation and also in predicting patients at risk from SUDEP; (studies of seizure recordings during EEG telemetry) Studies of the clinical features of status epilepticus and proposed treatment trials
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