Projects
Name
The use of Neuroimaging in the study and treatment of Epilepsy.
University
Morocco (IFMSA-Morocco), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Rabat
Domain
Neurology
Departement
National Center of Neurosciences, Hospital of Specialties ibn Sina Rabat, Morocco.
Head
Mohammed Jiddane
Tutor
Mohammed Jiddane : Jiddane.n@gmail.com
Languages
French, English.
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Epilepsy is a chronic, central nervous system disorder often characterized by seizures, loss of awareness and sometimes, a display of unusual behavior and/or sensations. For a long time, science have tried to answer the questions: is epilepsy related to a part of the brain? And If it is, which part is it? This project is all about the Impact that has “Epilepsy” on the brain, how this disease affects the brain and how can we analyze that data from the basics neuroimaging techniques and tests, then conclude how the Neuro-MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) help to set the medical treatment of Epilepsy for every single patient.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to study the impact of epilepsy on the brain and the effects of different treatments using neuroimaging techniques in order to improve the medical treatment of pharmaco-resistant Epilepsy.
What techniques and methods are used?
-MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Sequences -BOLD (Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent) Sequences -EEG (Electroencephalography)
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will have to assist patient and prepare clinical samples then to collect data doing a data gathering (patient’s information, treatment prescribed against epilepsy and its efficacy, Imaging results (EEG (Electroencephalography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) sequences…) fill in the database (store the data collected), and participate in analyzing said data (using SPSS data analysis software). On another level, he has to observe the Surgical Treatment should there be one.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
The student will have to assist patient and prepare clinical samples then to collect data doing a data gathering (patient’s information, treatment prescribed against epilepsy and its efficacy, Imaging results (EEG (Electroencephalography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) sequences…) fill in the database (store the data collected), and participate in analyzing said data (using SPSS data analysis software). On another level, he has to observe the Surgical Treatment should there be one.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Fundamentals of Epilepsy pharmaco resistant MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and functional MRI.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- “Neuroimaging of epilepsy”; Fernando Cendes; William H. Theodore; Benjamin H. Brinkmann; Vlastimil Sulc; and Gregory D. Cascino. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256664/)
- “Neuroimaging in epilepsy”; Trishit Roy and Alak Pandit. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141493/)
- “Neuroimaging of Epilepsy: Therapeutic Implications”; Ruben I. Kuzniecky. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1064999/)