The Most Advanced Care Within Reach
Carolinas Epilepsy Network is a comprehensive, regionally unified epilepsy program that provides state-of-the-art diagnosis, care and treatment to patients suffering from epilepsy. We offer four levels of epilepsy care and endorse the guidelines published by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
Benefits of Carolinas Epilepsy Network:
- Offers physicians and patients seamless access to highly trained and experienced epileptologists including our NAEC accredited Level III and Level IV epilepsy centers
- Offers physicians access to best practice, evidence based care guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy
- Offers road map for referring physicians and hospitals to identify available resources for patients with seizures/epilepsy
- Offers remote EEG reading/interpretation and physician consultation as needed
Epilepsy Care Progression
Carolinas Epilepsy Network offers four levels of epilepsy care and endorses the guidelines published by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
The Epilepsy Network at Carolinas HealthCare System supports the delivery of evidence-based epilepsy care based on the guidelines published by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).
||Primary care physician
||Initiate evaluation and treatment of epilepsy
Make patient seizure-free on one medication, OR
Refer to general neurologist
||Complete initial evaluation
Make patient seizure-free on medication, OR
Refer to Epilepsy Center
||Team of specialty trained
epileptologists and epilepsy surgeon
|NAEC Accredited Epilepsy Center
||Confirm diagnosis and rule out non-epileptic seizures
Provide comprehensive diagnostic and pre-surgical evaluations
Perform simple or complex epilepsy surgery
Offer experimental treatments
||Long term management/follow-up
||Provide speech therapy, vocational/ social services, psychiatry
If you have any question about the management of epilepsy, please contact us at 704-512-5640.
Clinical Trials Available for Epilepsy Patients
|SABRIL: Study of the structure and function of the retina in adult patients with refractory complex partial seizures treated with vigabatrin(Sabril®)
||This study is being conducted to determine if the approved compound, Sabril, effectively treats refractory complex partial seizures.
|VIMPAT: Study of lacosamide as First Add-On Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Treatment in Subjects with Partial-Onset Seizures
||This study is being conducted to determine if lacosamide is effective in patients with uncontrolled seizures when added to their existing anti-epileptic medicine.