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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
51678
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
27729
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Epilepsy diagnosis
3574
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
13113
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of epilepsy
13549
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
11986
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Epilepsy diagnosis
5509
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
81324
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
17817
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of epilepsy
18790
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
51885
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
27518
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Epilepsy diagnosis
3594
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
58846
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
13279
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of epilepsy
13542
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
51589
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
27540
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
47168
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
11511
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
25110
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Epilepsy diagnosis
0.00
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
0.00
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
0.00
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of epilepsy
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Epilepsy diagnosis
2581
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
44074
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
9682
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of epilepsy
9909
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Epilepsy diagnosis
0.00
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
0.00
Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
0.00
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of epilepsy
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10 from 39 Votes

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
79842
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
58853
location_onCountry: Austria
location_searchingCity: Salzburg

Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.5/10 from 5 Votes

The Sana Hospital Duisburg is a maximum care medical center with 678 beds and 17 specialized departments. With the very latest innovations and high quality patient care, the clinic works for the benefit of a person and their health. The hospital ranks among the leading clinics in the region.

Diagnosis and 24-hour video EEG by epilepsy
12085
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duisburg

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
51844
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
26481
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen
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Clinic de Genolier Genolier

9.2/10 from 18 Votes

Swiss clinics are known for providing the medical care of "golden" European standard. Moreover, healthcare in Switzerland can be combined with the relaxation.  .

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and implantation of neurostimulator by epilepsy
79499
Surgical treatment of epilepsy
59032
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Genolier

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept.

Surgical treatment of epilepsy
26319
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen
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About the disease

Epileptic attacks are caused by abnormal discharges in the brain and by temporary disturbance of sensory, autonomic or mental functions. Epileptic seizure begins when electrical impulses in the brain become too intense.The common belief is that epilepsy is a non-curable disease. It is an erroneous assumption. Modern antiepileptic drugs can help the patients to get rid of the attacks in 65% of cases. These same drugs can significantly reduce the number of attacks by 20%. The basic epilepsy treatment is the prolonged consumption of medicine with regular medical examinations.

The epilepsy is generally classified as a "symptomatic" disease. The biggest risk factor of epilepsy is a genetic predisposition, when there are significant structural changes in the brain system. Some other causes are brain injury or brain tumor.

The number of precipitating factors is as follows:

  • Stressful situations, which involve emotional disbalance
  • Alcoholism
  • Tobacco consumption
  • Sleepless nights
  • Hormonal disbalance during the menstruation
  • Premature failure of the special treatment, if any has been assigned

Symptoms

If there are discharges in the two hemispheres of the brain, the patient may experience the numbness in certain parts of his body (face, legs, back hands). Also, the epilepsy symptoms may manifest themselves in the short bouts of visual, olfactory, auditory or smell hallucinations. The patient does not lose his consciousness during such seizures. On the contrary, the patient may retell in detail his feelings in the particular moment he lost control. The duration of partial attacks usually lasts not more than  25 seconds.

The most frightening seizure is generalized seizure. There are onvulsive and non-convulsive (absences) types of  generalized seizure. At the beginning of the attack (the tonic phase) the person experiences  tension of muscles and shortness of  breath. He usually can not withhold a piercing scream, which in most cases results in  biting his tongue. After 9-15 seconds clonic phase finishes with the muscle contractions, until they finally relax. Such attacks usually disappear spontaneously after a few minutes (3-6 minutes). Then the person feels drowsiness, perplexion, confusion, headache, sluggishness and inclination to go to sleep immediately, seizures without convulsions can happen only during the childhood and early adolescent years of the patient. During such seizures the child suddenly stops doing any previous activities and starts staring at one point without rapid  blinking. There may be trembling of the eyelids and light throwing of the head back. Attacks last only a few seconds (6-21 seconds) and often go by unnoticed.

Diagnosis

There are about 35 different forms of epilepsy and different types of attacks. In addition for this, each epilepsy case requires individual epilepsy treatment. The main diagnostic methods are computer or magnetic resonance imaging. Normal recording method involves no more than 15 minutes of recording.

Treatment

  • The difficulties of epilepsy treatment include the exact time when the person takes a specific dose of certain antiepileptic drugs for several years. It is necessary to keep a diary of attacks to control the treatment. The patients should also maintain the regime of the day and eliminate the risk factors that trigger seizures: alcohol, lack of sleep, a long stay in front of a computer (especially for photosensitive epilepsy). Antiepileptic drugs are selected depending on the shape and nature of epilepsy seizures. The drug is usually administered in a small initial dose, with a gradual increase until its optimal clinical effect. If the medicine is ineffective the doctor prescribes another one, until he finds the drug that improves the health condition of the patient. The sudden change of dose can trigger deterioration and increased heart attacks.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) with implanted neurostimulator is a type of surgery, during which the shock is sent to the brain through electrodes to trigger small seizure and thus reduce the severity of disease



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