Carol Camfield

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Epidemiology of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    Carol S Camfield
    Dalhousie University and IWK Health Care Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 28:S15-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The adult seizure and social outcomes of children with partial complex seizures
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3K 6R8
    Brain 136:593-600. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Helping families cope with the devastation of Dravet syndrome
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 16:S9-12. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Issues in epilepsy classification for population studies
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 53:10-3. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Unprovoked status epilepticus: the prognosis for otherwise normal children with focal epilepsy
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 130:e501-6. 2012
  6. pmc Healthcare professionals' perceptions of pain in infants at risk for neurological impairment
    Lynn M Breau
    Pediatric Pain Service, IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Ave, P, O, Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 4:23. 2004
  7. pmc Identification of pain indicators for infants at risk for neurological impairment: a Delphi consensus study
    Bonnie Stevens
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 6:1. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy 25 years after seizure onset: a population-based study
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Neurology 73:1041-5. 2009
  9. doi request reprint When is it safe to discontinue AED treatment?
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 49:25-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Twenty years after childhood-onset symptomatic generalized epilepsy the social outcome is usually dependency or death: a population-based study
    Carol Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:859-63. 2008

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Epidemiology of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    Carol S Camfield
    Dalhousie University and IWK Health Care Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 28:S15-7. 2013
    ..However, until these diagnostic criteria are fully accepted, the detailed epidemiology of JME will remain imprecise...
  2. doi request reprint The adult seizure and social outcomes of children with partial complex seizures
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3K 6R8
    Brain 136:593-600. 2013
    ..Most with secondary generalized seizures only had remission and better academic and psychiatric/social outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Helping families cope with the devastation of Dravet syndrome
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 16:S9-12. 2012
    ..An epilepsy transition clinic that can effectively liaise with adult emergency services is optimal. Attention to these realities may improve the quality of life for the child and family...
  4. doi request reprint Issues in epilepsy classification for population studies
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 53:10-3. 2012
    ..The author argues that with some significant modifications, the backbone structure of the 1989 Classification scheme could retain its usefulness for further research and clinical care...
  5. doi request reprint Unprovoked status epilepticus: the prognosis for otherwise normal children with focal epilepsy
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 130:e501-6. 2012
    ..To document the effect of unprovoked status epilepticus (SE) on the prognosis for otherwise normal children with focal epilepsy...
  6. pmc Healthcare professionals' perceptions of pain in infants at risk for neurological impairment
    Lynn M Breau
    Pediatric Pain Service, IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Ave, P, O, Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 4:23. 2004
    ..To determine whether healthcare professionals perceive the pain of infants differently due to their understanding of that infant's level of risk for neurological impairment...
  7. pmc Identification of pain indicators for infants at risk for neurological impairment: a Delphi consensus study
    Bonnie Stevens
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 6:1. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to establish consensus about which behavioural, physiologic and contextual indicators best characterize pain in infants at high, moderate and low levels of risk for NI...
  8. doi request reprint Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy 25 years after seizure onset: a population-based study
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Neurology 73:1041-5. 2009
    ..To document the long-term evolution of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) in a population-based cohort...
  9. doi request reprint When is it safe to discontinue AED treatment?
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 49:25-8. 2008
    ..Children who have had 1-2 years seizure-free deserve a chance to discontinue their AED treatment, whereas in adults this decision probably should wait until there have been at least 4 years of seizure-freedom...
  10. doi request reprint Twenty years after childhood-onset symptomatic generalized epilepsy the social outcome is usually dependency or death: a population-based study
    Carol Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:859-63. 2008
    ..To document the adult social outcome for childhood onset symptomatic generalized epilepsies (SGE)...
  11. ncbi request reprint People with epilepsy are often perceived as violent
    T B Kate Collins
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 10:69-76. 2007
    ..These results indicate that fear of violence at the hands of people with epilepsy is prevalent and may contribute to stigma...
  12. ncbi request reprint The office management of epilepsy
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Semin Pediatr Neurol 13:201-7. 2006
    ..Management of these problems may extend well beyond remission of the epilepsy. The child neurologist needs to prepare children with persistent epilepsy for transfer to adult epilepsy services...
  13. doi request reprint Special considerations for a first seizure in childhood and adolescence
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 49:40-4. 2008
    ..Could there be brain damage with a recurrence? If medication treatment is delayed will there be any long-term change in the chance of a permanent remission? Now that my child has had a seizure, how should his/her activities be restricted?..
  14. ncbi request reprint Management guidelines for children with idiopathic generalized epilepsy
    Carol Camfield
    IWK Health Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 46:112-6. 2005
    ..Most idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) begins in childhood. Clinicians face many important management decisions for these children; however the existing literature provides little scientific guidance...
  15. doi request reprint Transition to adult care for children with chronic neurological disorders
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ann Neurol 69:437-44. 2011
    ..We make a series of suggestions about how to improve the transition/transfer process with the hope of better medical and social adult outcome for children with neurological disorders...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessing the impact of pediatric epilepsy and concomitant behavioral, cognitive, and physical/neurologic disability: Impact of Childhood Neurologic Disability Scale
    Carol Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:152-9. 2003
    ..It is concluded that the ICND is an accurate, quick measurement tool reflecting the impact of behavior, cognitive learning ability, physical/neurologic disability, and epilepsy on children and their families...
  17. ncbi request reprint Childhood epilepsy: what is the evidence for what we think and what we do?
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
    J Child Neurol 18:272-87. 2003
    ..The causes of poor social outcome are unclear. Intractability needs a clear definition and randomized trials comparing treatment regimes are sadly lacking...
  18. ncbi request reprint Infantile spasms in remission may reemerge as intractable epileptic spasms
    Peter Camfield
    Dalhousie University and the IWK Grace Health Centre, PO Box 3070, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 3G9
    Epilepsia 44:1592-5. 2003
    ..West syndrome consists of infantile spasms with hypsarrhythmia and is perceived as a disorder of infants...
  19. ncbi request reprint Optimal management of phenylketonuria: a centralized expert team is more successful than a decentralized model of care
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, The IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Pediatr 145:53-7. 2004
    ..To compare phenylketonuria (PKU) management by a centralized, expert team in the Province of Nova Scotia (NS) with the decentralized approach in New Brunswick (NB)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Paroxysmal eyelid movements: a confusing feature of generalized photosensitive epilepsy
    C S Camfield
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Neurology 63:40-2. 2004
    ..Persistent, frequent, nonepileptic paroxysmal eyelid movements were observed in 19 children and adults with well-controlled generalized epilepsy...
  21. doi request reprint Strategies for transitioning to adult care for youth with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and related disorders
    Peter R Camfield
    Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, 5850 5980 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 52:21-7. 2011
    ..We provide suggestions for developing a transition program, including identifying a willing adult service, adapting a multidisciplinary approach, addressing legal and psychosocial issues, and celebrating rites of passage...
  22. doi request reprint Definition and natural history of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
    Peter R Camfield
    Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, 5850 5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 52:3-9. 2011
    ..Misdiagnosis is common. Children and adults with LGS have an enormous impact on their families, and efforts to improve the quality of life for these patients are complex...
  23. ncbi request reprint The frequency of intractable seizures after stopping AEDs in seizure-free children with epilepsy
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Neurology 64:973-5. 2005
    ..Approximately 70% are successful. The authors examined how often intractable epilepsy follows discontinuation of AED treatment in a population-based cohort of children with epilepsy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Long-term social outcomes for children with epilepsy
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 48:3-5. 2007
    ..The influence of epilepsy on social outcome is greater than found in other childhood chronic disease control groups. More attention and research is needed to correct these unfortunate outcomes...
  25. doi request reprint Coping with a child with Dravet syndrome: insights from families
    Kathleen Nolan
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Child Neurol 23:690-4. 2008
    ..These solutions and issues may be helpful to many families with a child with Dravet syndrome and possibly other severe childhood-onset epilepsies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognosis for symptomatic (secondarily) generalized epilepsies: a population-based study
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 48:1128-32. 2007
    ..To describe the long-term outcome of childhood-onset secondarily generalized epilepsies (SGEs)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Coping with Dravet syndrome: parental experiences with a catastrophic epilepsy
    Kathleen J Nolan
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:761-5. 2006
    ..In the absence of successful medical treatment for Dravet syndrome, further attention needs to be paid to helping families cope with the disorder...
  28. doi request reprint Idiopathic generalized epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (IGE-GTC): a population-based cohort with >20 year follow up for medical and social outcome
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 18:61-3. 2010
    ..IGE-GTC is a recognizable, relatively benign epilepsy syndrome with complete remission in 75%. Learning problems and unsatisfactory social outcome are unfortunately common...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome is unchanged by antiepileptic drug treatment after a first seizure: a 15-year follow-up from a randomized trial in childhood
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Dalhousie University, and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 43:662-3. 2002
    ..We sought to determine if the long-term clinical course and rate of remission were changed by treatment starting after the first seizure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Epileptic syndromes in childhood: clinical features, outcomes, and treatment
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 43:27-32. 2002
    ..Many of the epilepsies that begin in childhood are benign. Others interfere seriously with cognitive and social development...
  31. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 47:31-4. 2006
    ..Simple screening procedures for neurotoxicity have not been developed. Some personal suggestions are offered...
  32. ncbi request reprint The utility of the physical examination and investigations in the pediatricneurology consultation
    Joseph M Dooley
    Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatr Neurol 28:96-9. 2003
    ..Investigations never influenced management for those with Tourette syndrome, ADHD, or cerebral palsy. Therefore for the majority of children the critical component of the pediatric neurology consultation is a detailed clinical history...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical evidence that epilepsy is not a progressive disorder with special emphasis on epilepsy syndromes that do not progress
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Adv Neurol 97:315-22. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Judgments of pain in the neonatal intensive care setting: a survey of direct care staffs' perceptions of pain in infants at risk for neurological impairment
    Lynn M Breau
    Pediatric Pain Service, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Clin J Pain 22:122-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether healthcare professionals believe the pain of infants at risk for neurologic impairment differs from that of typical infants...
  35. ncbi request reprint Death in children with epilepsy: a population-based study
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
    Lancet 359:1891-5. 2002
    ..Families of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy worry about death during a seizure. We aimed to assess the frequency and causes of death of children with epilepsy...
  36. doi request reprint Evaluation of the responsiveness of the Impact of Pediatric Epilepsy Scale
    Genevieve M Breau
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, IWK Health Centre, PO Box 9700, Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6R8
    Epilepsy Behav 13:454-7. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the IPES is useful for measurement of a child's epilepsy-specific HRQOL during treatment and is responsive to changes in epilepsy severity over time...
  37. ncbi request reprint Preventable and unpreventable causes of childhood-onset epilepsy plus mental retardation
    Carol Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, and the IWK Health Centre, PO Box 9700, 5850 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3K 6R8
    Pediatrics 120:e52-5. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the causes of childhood epilepsy associated with mental retardation and determine whether these causes are preventable...
  38. ncbi request reprint Sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy: a pediatric perspective
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Semin Pediatr Neurol 12:10-4. 2005
    ..Common sense approaches include identifying patients with cardiac arrhythmias as the cause of misdiagnosed epilepsy and vigorous attempts to control resistant seizure disorders...
  39. doi request reprint Does Dravet syndrome have a recognizable face?
    Kathleen J Nolan
    Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatr Neurol 45:392-4. 2011
    ..No significant difference in any measurement was evident between children with Dravet syndrome and unaffected siblings (P > 0.05, two-tailed t test). This study did not demonstrate a specific facial phenotype in Dravet syndrome...
  40. ncbi request reprint Stigma of epilepsy
    Nancy F Bandstra
    Department of Pediatrics and Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 35:436-40. 2008
    ..However these gains have not demonstrated persistence over time. Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings about epilepsy continue and programs aimed at increasing knowledge and reducing negative public attitudes should be enhanced...
  41. ncbi request reprint Problems for people with epilepsy beyond seizures
    Peter R Camfield
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsia 48:1-2. 2007
  42. pmc Transition from pediatric to adult epilepsy care: a difficult process marked by medical and social crisis
    Peter Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Epilepsy Curr 12:13-21. 2012
    ..The formal transfer to adult services may be assisted by a transition clinic jointly attended by pediatric and adult epilepsy specialists...
  43. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of severe infantile hyperekplexia with low-dose clobazam
    Wendy A Stewart
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Child Neurol 17:154-6. 2002
    ..During treatment, both had minimal startle response to various stimuli and have now been successfully weaned from clobazam. Low-dose clobazam is effective in the treatment of hyperekplexia and is well tolerated in infants...
  44. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric findings in four female carriers of Fabry disease
    Joseph Sadek
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Psychiatr Genet 14:199-201. 2004
    ..Further studies are recommended to establish the etiology of psychiatric complications, as well as the incidence and the response to pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy...