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Pegah Afra MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentNeurology
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-334-1000
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurology
    DivisionEpilepsy


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    Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, , HungaryMD

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    Dr. Pegah Afra is a Clinical Professor of Neurology, Senior Co-Director of Intraoperative Monitoring & Co-Director of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in UMass Chan Med School & UMMH. Her practice focuses on Clinical Neurophysiology (IOM, EEG, ICEEG), devices & Epilepsy. Her research involves Pharma-& Device-Clinical Trials, interest in Magnetic Neurophysiology & aberrations of human cognitive function.

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    1. Drees C, Afra P, Verner R, Kaye L, Keith A, Jiang M, Szaflarski JP, Nichol K. Feasibility study of microburst VNS therapy in drug-resistant focal and generalized epilepsy. Brain Stimul. 2024 Mar 16; 17(2):382-391. PMID: 38499287.
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    2. Bagic AI, Verner R, Afra P, Benbadis S. ASCEND: A randomized controlled trial of titration strategies for vagus nerve stimulation in drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2023 08; 145:109333. PMID: 37429122.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Afra P. Magnetoneurography: A neurophysiological window to the brachial plexus. Clin Neurophysiol. 2023 01; 145:102-103. PMID: 36371362.
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    4. Watson GDR, Afra P, Bartolini L, Graf DA, Kothare SV, McGoldrick P, Thomas BJ, Saxena AR, Tomycz LD, Wolf SM, Yan PZ, Hagen EC. A journey into the unknown: An ethnographic examination of drug-resistant epilepsy treatment and management in the United States. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Sep 23; 124:108319. PMID: 34563807.
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    5. Afra P, Adamolekun B, Aydemir S, Watson GDR. Evolution of the Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy System Technology for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy. Front Med Technol. 2021; 3:696543. PMID: 35047938.
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    6. Eslami V, Stowers JA, Afra P, Seifi A. Primary payer status in patients with seizures: A nationwide study during 1997-2014 in the United States. Epilepsy Res. 2021 Jul; 173:106501. PMID: 33773308.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Zafar S, Aydemir S, Karceski S, Doria JW, Schaefer C, Swarnkar R, Afra P. COVID-19 Continuous-EEG Case Series: A Descriptive Study. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2022 Nov 01; 39(7):575-582. PMID: 33606430.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Afra P. The advancement of magnetoneurography. Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 04; 131(4):938-939. PMID: 32014352.
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    9. Afra P, Samara VC, Fagatele L, Adamolekun B. A case of ictal burst-suppression. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2019; 11:73-76. PMID: 30766794.
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    10. Afra P, Bruggers CS, Sweney M, Fagatele L, Alavi F, Greenwald M, Huntsman M, Nguyen K, Jones JK, Shantz D, Bulaj G. Mobile Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) for the Treatment of Epilepsy: Development of Digital Therapeutics Comprising Behavioral and Music-Based Interventions for Neurological Disorders. Front Hum Neurosci. 2018; 12:171. PMID: 29780310.
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    11. Afra P, Hanrahan SJ, Kellis SS, House P. Non ictal onset zone: A window to ictal dynamics. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2017; 8:123-127. PMID: 29204348.
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    12. Fisher RS, Afra P, Macken M, Minecan DN, Bagic A, Benbadis SR, Helmers SL, Sinha SR, Slater J, Treiman D, Begnaud J, Raman P, Najimipour B. Automatic Vagus Nerve Stimulation Triggered by Ictal Tachycardia: Clinical Outcomes and Device Performance--The U.S. E-37 Trial. Neuromodulation. 2016 Feb; 19(2):188-95. PMID: 26663671.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    13. Afra P, Jouny CC, Bergey GK. Termination patterns of complex partial seizures: An intracranial EEG study. Seizure. 2015 Nov; 32:9-15. PMID: 26552555.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Heiry M, Afra P, Matsuo F, Greenlee JE, Clardy SL. Improvement of GAD65-associated autoimmune epilepsy with testosterone replacement therapy. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2015 Oct; 2(5):e142. PMID: 26309902.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    15. Afra P. Auditory synesthesias. Handb Clin Neurol. 2015; 129:389-407. PMID: 25726281.
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    16. Bennett AE, Hoesch RE, DeWitt LD, Afra P, Ansari SA. Therapeutic hypothermia for status epilepticus: A report, historical perspective, and review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 126:103-9. PMID: 25240131.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Afra P, Adamolekun B. Update on once-daily zonisamide monotherapy in partial seizures. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2014; 10:493-8. PMID: 24672240.
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    18. Afra P, Adamolekun B. Lacosamide treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Seizure. 2012 Apr; 21(3):202-4. PMID: 22281192.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Afra P, Anderson J, Funke M, Johnson M, Matsuo F, Constantino T, Warner J. Neurophysiological investigation of idiopathic acquired auditory-visual synesthesia. Neurocase. 2012; 18(4):323-9. PMID: 22060011.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. de Havenon A, Chin B, Thomas KC, Afra P. The secret "spice": an undetectable toxic cause of seizure. Neurohospitalist. 2011 Oct; 1(4):182-6. PMID: 23983854.
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    21. Afra P, Adamolekun B. EEG findings in an adult with severe case of alobar holoprosencephaly. Seizure. 2011 Nov; 20(9):731-4. PMID: 21763157.
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    22. Adamolekun B, Afra P, Boop FA. False lateralization of seizure onset by scalp EEG in neocortical temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizure. 2011 Jul; 20(6):494-9. PMID: 21353602.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Zhao J, Afra P, Adamolekun B. Partial epilepsy presenting as focal atonic seizure: a case report. Seizure. 2010 Jul; 19(6):326-9. PMID: 20627778.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Afra P, Funke M, Matsuo F. Acquired auditory-visual synesthesia: A window to early cross-modal sensory interactions. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2009; 2:31-7. PMID: 22110319.
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    25. Afra P, Jouny CC, Bergey GK. Duration of complex partial seizures: an intracranial EEG study. Epilepsia. 2008 Apr; 49(4):677-84. PMID: 18028402.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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