Anne Berg

Summary

Affiliation: Northern Illinois University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Defining early seizure outcomes in pediatric epilepsy: the good, the bad and the in-between
    A T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsy Res 43:75-84. 2001
  2. pmc Stopping antiepileptic drugs after epilepsy surgery: a survey of U.S. epilepsy center neurologists
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 10:219-22. 2007
  3. doi request reprint New concepts in classification of the epilepsies: entering the 21st century
    Anne T Berg
    Epilepsy Center, Nothwestern Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL, USA
    Epilepsia 52:1058-62. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Reduction of AEDs in postsurgical patients who attain remission
    Anne T Berg
    BIOS, NIU, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 47:64-71. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Defining intractability: comparisons among published definitions
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, U S A
    Epilepsia 47:431-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint How long does it take for epilepsy to become intractable? A prospective investigation
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 60115, USA
    Ann Neurol 60:73-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Concepts in classification and their relevance to epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 2861, USA
    Epilepsy Res 70:S11-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Hypotheses, tests, methods, and innovation: the balancing act in research
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 48:2204-16. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Global cognitive function in children with epilepsy: a community-based study
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 49:608-14. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The natural history of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:173-8. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Defining early seizure outcomes in pediatric epilepsy: the good, the bad and the in-between
    A T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsy Res 43:75-84. 2001
    ..To examine different approaches to classifying seizure outcomes...
  2. pmc Stopping antiepileptic drugs after epilepsy surgery: a survey of U.S. epilepsy center neurologists
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 10:219-22. 2007
    ..g., focal pathology in favor of and persistent auras against stopping antiepileptic drugs), it is unclear how well these factors determine seizure outcome in this setting...
  3. doi request reprint New concepts in classification of the epilepsies: entering the 21st century
    Anne T Berg
    Epilepsy Center, Nothwestern Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL, USA
    Epilepsia 52:1058-62. 2011
    ..Waiting any longer, however, would be a disservice to patient care and will continue the longstanding frustrations with the earlier system which, at this point in time, can be viewed as both antiquated and arbitrary...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reduction of AEDs in postsurgical patients who attain remission
    Anne T Berg
    BIOS, NIU, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 47:64-71. 2006
    ..Little evidence guides practice regarding the reduction of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in individuals who achieve significant periods of remission after resective surgery...
  5. ncbi request reprint Defining intractability: comparisons among published definitions
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, U S A
    Epilepsia 47:431-6. 2006
    ..A head-to-head comparison of definitions could highlight these differences and motivate the development of consensus guidelines...
  6. ncbi request reprint How long does it take for epilepsy to become intractable? A prospective investigation
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 60115, USA
    Ann Neurol 60:73-9. 2006
    ..To determine prospectively when in the course of epilepsy intractability becomes apparent...
  7. ncbi request reprint Concepts in classification and their relevance to epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 2861, USA
    Epilepsy Res 70:S11-9. 2006
    ..The change(s) should be based on agreed upon scientific criteria and processes. Any changes should represent major improvements and not merely incremental steps...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hypotheses, tests, methods, and innovation: the balancing act in research
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 48:2204-16. 2007
    ..Selected but essential methodological and statistical concepts are discussed along with the need to balance innovation and novelty against methodological rigor...
  9. ncbi request reprint Global cognitive function in children with epilepsy: a community-based study
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 49:608-14. 2008
    ..To determine the frequency and determinants of subnormal global cognitive function in a representative, community-based sample of children prospectively identified at the time of initial diagnosis of epilepsy...
  10. doi request reprint The natural history of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:173-8. 2008
    ..The review considers the available evidence and gaps in our current knowledge of the subject...
  11. ncbi request reprint Our work is still cut out for us
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epileptic Disord 10:68-9. 2008
  12. doi request reprint Residual cognitive effects of uncomplicated idiopathic and cryptogenic epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 13:614-9. 2008
    ..In young people of normal intelligence with idiopathic or cryptogenic childhood-onset epilepsy, substantial residual effects of epilepsy appear to be confined largely to slower processing speed...
  13. pmc Remission of epilepsy after two drug failures in children: a prospective study
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Ann Neurol 65:510-9. 2009
    ..Identify prognostic factors for remission after second drug failure...
  14. pmc Frequency, prognosis and surgical treatment of structural abnormalities seen with magnetic resonance imaging in childhood epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Brain 132:2785-97. 2009
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  15. pmc Identification of pharmacoresistant epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Neurol Clin 27:1003-13. 2009
    ..Maximizing seizure control is imperative for reducing the risks and consequences of epilepsy, including the cognitive and psychiatric comorbidities and even sudden death...
  16. pmc Epilepsy, cognition, and behavior: The clinical picture
    Anne T Berg
    Epilepsy Center, Northwestern Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Epilepsia 52:7-12. 2011
    ..The mounting evidence argues strongly for the recognition of epilepsy as part of a spectrum of disorders and against the notion that even uncomplicated epilepsy can a priori be considered benign...
  17. pmc Psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood-onset epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 20:550-5. 2011
    ..These need to be considered together in evaluating and managing young people with epilepsy and may help explain long-term social outcomes above and beyond poor seizure control...
  18. pmc Risk and correlates of autism spectrum disorder in children with epilepsy: a community-based study
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    J Child Neurol 26:540-7. 2011
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  19. pmc Hippocampal size anomalies in a community-based cohort with childhood-onset epilepsy
    A T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Neurology 76:1415-21. 2011
    ..Epidemiologic evidence suggests the natural history of refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy is complicated, yet little is known about the hippocampus from the nontertiary center perspective...
  20. ncbi request reprint Behavior and social competency in idiopathic and cryptogenic childhood epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:487-92. 2007
    ..This suggests an independent effect associated with the epilepsy itself...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mortality in childhood-onset epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb 60115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1147-52. 2004
    ..To evaluate mortality in children with newly diagnosed epilepsy, to determine the risk of death, and to identify predictors of death from the point of diagnosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint The multicenter study of epilepsy surgery: recruitment and selection for surgery
    Anne T Berg
    BIOS NIU, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 44:1425-33. 2003
    ..Such information is necessary for providing the epidemiologic and clinical context in which epilepsy surgery is currently performed in the United States and in other developed countries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Two-year remission and subsequent relapse in children with newly diagnosed epilepsy
    A T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 42:1553-62. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine remission and relapse with respect to the epilepsy syndrome and other factors traditionally considered with respect to seizure outcome...
  24. doi request reprint Revised terminology and concepts for organization of seizures and epilepsies: report of the ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology, 2005-2009
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 51:676-85. 2010
    ..g., epileptic encephalopathies, self-limited electroclinical syndromes) may serve as the basis for organizing knowledge about recognized forms of epilepsy and facilitate identification of new forms...
  25. ncbi request reprint Early development of intractable epilepsy in children: a prospective study
    A T Berg
    Northern Illinois University, Department of Biological Sciences, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Neurology 56:1445-52. 2001
    ..Little is known about early prediction of intractable epilepsy (IE) in children. Such information could help guide the early use of new therapies in selected patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint How well can epilepsy syndromes be identified at diagnosis? A reassessment 2 years after initial diagnosis
    A T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 41:1269-75. 2000
    ..We compared the classification of epilepsy syndromes made previously on the basis of information available at diagnosis with those made 2 years later in a cohort of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging in children with newly diagnosed epilepsy: A community-based study
    A T Berg
    Northern Illinois University Department of Biological Sciences, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Pediatrics 106:527-32. 2000
    ..We describe the patterns in the use and yield of diagnostic imaging in children with newly diagnosed epilepsy in a community-based study...
  28. ncbi request reprint Driving in adults with refractory localization-related epilepsy. Multi-Center Study of Epilepsy Surgery
    A T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb 60115, USA
    Neurology 54:625-30. 2000
    ..To examine the frequency of driving an automobile and characteristics associated with driving in individuals with refractory localization-related epilepsy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Treatment of newly diagnosed pediatric epilepsy: a community-based study
    A T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb 60115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:1267-71. 1999
    ..To determine the patterns and frequency of treatment and use of specific drugs for newly diagnosed pediatric epilepsy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Status epilepticus after the initial diagnosis of epilepsy in children
    A T Berg
    Neuroepidemiology Group, BIOS NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Neurology 63:1027-34. 2004
    ..To determine the risk and predictors of status epilepticus in children after they have been diagnosed with epilepsy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of adaptive behavior in infants and young children with newly diagnosed epilepsy: influences of etiology, syndrome, and seizure control
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Pediatrics 114:645-50. 2004
    ..We examined the independent effects of syndrome type, seizure control, and etiology over time on adaptive behavior as measured by the Vineland Scales of Adaptive Behavior...
  32. ncbi request reprint Modeling remission and relapse in pediatric epilepsy: application of a Markov process
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Neuroepidemiology Group, Northern IIIinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Epilepsy Res 60:31-40. 2004
    ..Its advantage is that it allows one to track the individuals' outcome over time even as the condition fluctuates. The technique would also be applicable in virtually any remitting-relapsing disorder...
  33. ncbi request reprint How long does it take for partial epilepsy to become intractable?
    A T Berg
    BIOS, NIU, DeKalb, IL, USA
    Neurology 60:186-90. 2003
    ..This information could guide the design of future studies, resolve certain discrepancies in the literature, and provide more accurate information about long-term prognosis...
  34. ncbi request reprint Understanding the delay before epilepsy surgery: who develops intractable focal epilepsy and when?
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illionois University, DeKalb, Illionois 60115, USA
    CNS Spectr 9:136-44. 2004
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  35. ncbi request reprint Special education needs of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    BIOS Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:749-53. 2005
    ..This suggests that behavioral and cognitive abnormalities may predate the onset of epilepsy and are not necessarily the direct consequences of epilepsy...
  36. doi request reprint Risk of recurrence after a first unprovoked seizure
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Epilepsia 49:13-8. 2008
    ..The great majority of people (approximately 90%) who are seen for a first unprovoked seizure attain a one to two year remission within 4 or 5 years of the initial event...
  37. ncbi request reprint Defining intractable epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Department of Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
    Adv Neurol 97:5-10. 2006
    ..Long-term follow-up after appearance of intractable epilepsy (as determined by a variety of definitions) would provide helpful information necessary for refining meaningful definitions of intractability...
  38. pmc Complete remission in nonsyndromic childhood-onset epilepsy
    Anne T Berg
    Epilepsy Center, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Neurol 70:566-73. 2011
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  39. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability among epilepsy centers: multicenter study of epilepsy surgery
    Sheryl R Haut
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center and Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics of the Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Epilepsia 43:1396-401. 2002
    ..To measure the interrater reliability of presurgical testing and surgical decisions among epilepsy centers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal atrophy and the prognosis of epilepsy: some answers, more questions
    Anne T Berg
    Neurology 67:12-3. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life over time since resective epilepsy surgery
    Susan S Spencer
    Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8018, USA
    Ann Neurol 62:327-34. 2007
    ..Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) improves after resective epilepsy surgery, but data are limited to short follow-up in mostly retrospective reports, with minimal consideration of other potential factors that might influence HRQOL...
  42. ncbi request reprint Mortality following a first unprovoked seizure in children: a prospective study
    Shlomo Shinnar
    Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Neurology 64:880-2. 2005
    ..The remaining five subjects all had multiple seizures and were on medications. Treatment following the first seizure would not have altered mortality in any of the nine cases...
  43. ncbi request reprint Employment outcomes following resective epilepsy surgery
    Peter S Chin
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System, Los Angeles, California 90095 1769, USA
    Epilepsia 48:2253-7. 2007
    ..Analyze determinates of employment changes from before to 2 years after surgery in refractory focal epilepsy patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Stopping antiepileptic drugs after successful surgery: what do we know? And what do we still need to learn?
    Anne T Berg
    Epilepsia 45:101-2. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy in North America: a report prepared under the auspices of the global campaign against epilepsy, the International Bureau for Epilepsy, the International League Against Epilepsy, and the World Health Organization
    William H Theodore
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Epilepsia 47:1700-22. 2006
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  46. ncbi request reprint Further evidence that for status epilepticus "one size fits all" doesn't fit
    Allen Krumholz
    Neurology 58:515-6. 2002
  47. ncbi request reprint Marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis? A "grass roots" movement
    Joseph I Sirven
    Neurology 62:1924-5. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
    Danielle M Zerr
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Epilepsia 46:952-5. 2005
    ..To describe the clinical characteristics of children with a first-time nonfebrile seizure in the setting of mild illness and to test the hypothesis that these seizures are associated with illness characterized by diarrhea...

Research Grants12

  1. Long-Term Outcomes of Childhood-Onset Epilepsy
    Anne Berg; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This in turn could help lessen the burdens associated with childhood-and adolescent-onset epilepsy for the individual, the family, and society as a whole. ..
  2. Long-Term Outcomes of Childhood-Onset Epilepsy
    Anne Berg; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. RISK AND PREDICTORS OF INTRACTABLE EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN
    Anne Berg; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....