Epilepsy Program

Publications - Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

Fisher RS and Coyle JT, Neurotransmitters and Epilepsy: Frontiers of Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 11. Wiley-Liss, NY, 1991, pp. 1-260.

Fisher RS. Imitators of Epilepsy, Demos Press, NY, 1994, pp. 1-372.

Kaplan PW, Loiseau P, Fisher RS, Jallon P. Epilepsy: A to Z, Demos-Vermande, NY, 1995, pp. 1-322.

Kaplan P and Fisher RS. Imitators of Epilepsy. Second Edition, Demos Press, NY, 2004.

Fisher RS, Schachter SC. The postictal state: a neglected entity in the management of epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior 2000;1:52-59.

Cohen JA, Fisher RS, Brigell MG, Peyster RG, Sze G. The potential for vigabatrin-induced intramyelinic edema in humans: a review. Epilepsia 2000;41:148-157.

Stein AG, Eder HG, Jones D, Drachev A, Blum DE, Fisher RS. An automated drug delivery system for the treatment of intractable focal epilepsy. Epilepsy Research 2000;39:103-114.

Fisher RS, Vickrey BG, Gibson P, Hermann B, Penovich P, Scherer A, Walker S. The impact of epilepsy from the patient's perspective: I. Descriptions and subjective perceptions. Epilepsy Research 2000;41:39-51.

Fisher RS, Vickrey BG, Gibson P, Hermann B, Penovich P, Scherer A, Walker S. The impact of epilepsy from the patient's perspective. II. Views about therapy and health care. Epilepsy Research 2000; 41:53-61.

Wu J, Fisher RS. Hyperthermic spreading depressions in the immature hippocampal slice. J. europhysiol. 2000; 84:1355-60.

Fisher RS. Raising the bar on seizure control. Epilepsy & Behavior 2000; 1:212-214.

Fisher RS. Epilepsy from the patient's perspective: Review of results of a community-based survey. Epilepsy & Behavior 2000;1:S9-S14.

Fisher RS, Sachdeo RC, Pellock J, Penovich PE, Magnus L, Bernstein P. Rapid initiation

of gabapentin: a randomized, controlled trial. Neurology 2001;56:743-748.

Fisher RS. The Etiology and Mechanisms of Symptomatic Acute Seizures. Neurologia 16 (Suppl 2), 2001.

Fisher RS, Bortz, J. , Blum D, Duncan B, Burke H. A pilot study of donepezil for memory problems in epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior 2:330-334, 2001.

Wu J, Javedan S, Ellsworth K, Smith K and Fisher RS. Gamma Oscillation Underlies Hyperthermia-induced Epileptiform-like Spikes in Immature Rat Hippocampal Slices. BMC Neurosci. 2001;2(1):18. Epub 2001 Nov 28. (http://www. biomedcentral. com/1471-2202/2/18).

Javedan S, Fisher RS, Eder HG, Smith K, & Wu J. Cooling Abolishes Neuronal Network Synchronization in Rat Hippocampal Slices. Epilepsia 43:574-580, 2002.

Fisher RS, Ho J. Potential New Methods for Antiepileptic Drug Delivery. CNS Drugs 2002: 16:579-593.

Prigatano G, Stonnington CM, Fisher RS. Psychological factors in the genesis and management of nonoepileptic seizures: clinical observations. Epilepsy & Behavior 3: 343-349, 2002.

Rodrigues KM, Callanan MA, Risinger M, Fisher RS. Should physicians

be responsible for reporting their patients to the DMV? California Physician 2003, on-line at http://www. calphys. org/html/bb007. aspBy.

Drazkowski JF, Fisher RS, Sirven JI, Demaerschalk BM, Uber-Zak L, Hentz JG, Labiner D. Seizure-related motor vehicle crashes in Arizona before and after reducing the driving restriction from 12 to 3 months. Mayo Clin Proc 2003;78:819-25.

Wu J, Takeo T, Wakui M, Ellsworth K, Fisher RS. Intracellular energy failure does not underlie hyperthermic spreading depressions in immature rat hippocampal slice. Brain Research 2003;987:240-243.

Anschel D, Ortega E, Fisher RS. Methodology for testing drugs infused directly into a seizure focus. Neuroscience Letters 2004; 356:66-68.

Theodore WH and Fisher RS. Brain stimulation for epilepsy. Lancet Neurology 2004; 3 :111-8.

Kerrigan JF, Litt B, Fisher RS, Cranstoun S, French JA, Blum DE, Dichter M, Shetter A, Baltuch G, Jaggi J, Krone S, Brodie MA, Rise M, Graves N. Electrical stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Epilepsia 2004;45:346-354.

Wu J, Ellsworth K, Ellsworth M, Schroeder KM, Smith K, Fisher RS. Abnormal benzodiazepine and zinc modulation of GABA(A) receptors in an acquired absence epilepsy model.. Brain research 2004;1013:230-40.

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