Dr. Dana Ekstein M.D., Ph.D.

Dana EksteinAppointment: Head, Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology

Area of expertise: Epilepsy, electrophysiology

Tel: 02-6777583; Email: Dekstein@hadassah.org.il



Selected Research Publications

Lehmann D, Karussis D, Fluresco (Ekstein – maiden name) D & al (1997) Immunomodulation of autoimmunity by Linomide: inhibition of antigen presentation through down regulation of macrophage activity in the model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Neuroimmunol 74 (1-2):102-110

Ekstein D, Linetsky E, Abramsky O, Karussis D (2005) Polyneuropathy associated with interferon beta treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurology 65(3):456-458

Ekstein D, Ben-Yehuda D, Slyusarevsky E, Lossos A, Linetsky E, Siegal T (2006) CSF analysis of IgH gene rearrangement in CNS lymphoma: relationship to the disease course. J Neurol Sci 247(1):39-46

Suls A, Dedeken P, Goffin K, Van Esch H, Dupont P, Cassiman D, Kempfle J, Wuttke TV, Weber Y, Lerche H, Afawi Z, Vandenberghe W, Korczyn AD, Berkovic SF, Ekstein D, Kivity S, Ryvlin P, Claes LR, Deprez L, Maljevic S, Vargas A, Van Dyck T, Goossens D, Del-Favero J, Van Laere K, De Jonghe P, Van Paesschen W (2008) Paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesia and epilepsy is due to mutations in SLC2A1, encoding the glucose transporter GLUT1. Brain 131(Pt 7):1831-1844

Ekstein D, Schachter SC (2009) Tiagabin. In Wyllie’s Treatment of Epilepsy – 5th Edition.

Ekstein D, Shih LC, Sheen V (2010) Neurological picture. Focal botulinum toxin injections lead to rapid resolution of myogenic artefact during EEG monitoring. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81(6):637-638

Ekstein D, Schachter SC (2010) Postictal headache. Epilepsy Behav 19(2):151-155

Ekstein D, Schachter SC (2010) Natural Products in Epilepsy—the Present Situation and Perspectives for the Future. Pharmaceuticals 3(5):1426-1445

Ekstein D (2011) Herbal remedies in epilepsy. In Evidence Based Treatment of Epilepsy

Afawi Z, Suls A, Ekstein D, Kivity S, Neufeld MY, Oliver K, De Jonghe P, Korczyn AD, Berkovic SF (2011) Mild adolescent/adult onset epilepsy and paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesia due to GLUT1 deficiency. Epilepsia 51(12):2466-2469

Ekstein D, Benninger F, Daninos M, Pitsch J, van Loo KM, Becker AJ, Yaari Y (2012) Zinc induces long-term upregulation of T-type calcium current in hippocampal neurons in vivo. J Physiol 590(Pt 22):5895-5905

Medvedovsky M, Taulu S, Gaily E, Metsahonkala EL, Makela JP, Ekstein D, Kipervasser S, Neufeld MY, Kramer U, Blomstedt G, Fried I, Karppinen A, Veshchev I, Roivainen R, Ben-Zeev B, Goldberg-Stern H, Wilenius J, Paetau R (2012) Sensitivity and specificity of seizure-onset zone estimation by ictal magnetoencephalography. Epilepsia 53(9):1649-1657

Eyal S, Rasaby S, Ekstein D (2013) Concomitant therapy in people with epilepsy: potential drug-drug interactions and patient awareness. Epilepsy Behav 31:369-376

Ekstein D, Schachter SC (2013) Ketogenic diet and alternative therapies in Epilepsy – Neurology in Practice

Ekstein D (2013) What can we learn from the first cohort of VNS treated epilepsy patients in Israel? Isr Med Assoc J 15(11):710-711