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Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Expectations

This handout discusses what to expect in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Your stay on the Providence Epilepsy Services inpatient monitoring unit

A description of your stay on the epilepsy monitoring unit.

Proprietary Health Article

Brain tumors and epilepsy

Seizure is often the first clinical symptom of a brain neoplasm, especially in cases of low-grade neoplasms. – Paula Gerber, M.D., neurologist; medical director, Providence Neurodiagnostic Services

Efficacy of Vagal Nerve Stimulation on Selected Patients with Intractable Epilepsy

Diana Murray R.N., C.N.S., M.S., C.N.R.N.*; Mark Yerby M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., James Schimshock M.D., Providence Epilepsy Services, Portland, Oregon  

This report describes the efficacy of VNS therapy in a series of intractable patients with partial and primarily generalized epilepsy.

In focus: Epilepsy care 2.0

Providence Epilepsy Services expands its services and its technology to diagnose and treat this common and complex neurological disorder. – Matthew M. Evans, D.O., epileptologist

Intractable epilepsy: the surgical option

New noninvasive assessments can help determine surgical candidates and locate the precise area of the brain causing the seizures. – By Julia Toub, M.D., epileptologist

Recommended Resource

Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry

The North American AED (antiepileptic drug) Pregnancy Registry was established in 1997 for pregnant women in the United States and Canada at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Epilepsy.com

Resource for epilepsy, explaining the disease, seizures, living with epilepsy, treatment and research.

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest Website

This website contains information from the local Epilepsy Foundation affiliate.  On this site you will find:
  • Support group information for adults in the Portland/Vancouver area
  • YEA! Youth with Epilepsy Advocates
  • Brochures on a variety of topics related to epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation Website

The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families.

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access

Bridges to Access is a patient assistance program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline that provides GlaxoSmithKline medicines to applicants who meet eligibility requirements.

NeedyMeds.org

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge. 

North Pacific Epilepsy Research

North Pacific Epilepsy Research is focused on the development in the treatments of epilepsy.

Oregon DMV At-Risk Driver Program

The purpose of the At-Risk Driver Program is to identify and address drivers whose medical conditions, impairments, or driving behaviors affect their ability to drive safely. 

Oregon.gov New License/ID Requirements

Resource for information about drivers with epilepsy and reporting requirements.

Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS)

The Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services Department (OVRS) represents one of Oregon's greatest untapped labor pools: skilled, motivated, responsible men and women - willing workers - who happen to have disabilities.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

SSA Disability Programs

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. 

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Welcome! On this site you can learn how VNS Therapy™—a unique non-drug treatment option—could help provide a new sense of control and independence to people living with seizure disorders.

TSA Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Our program covers all categories of disabilities (mobility, hearing, visual, and hidden). As part of that program, we established a coalition of over 70 disability-related groups and organizations to help us understand the concerns of persons with disabilities and medical conditions.