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Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H.

Gretchen L. Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H.

Neurology

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Contact

Appointment (585) 275-1200

Locations

Epilepsy Center

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Professor Birbeck completed her clinical training in neurology and epilepsy at Johns Hopkins Hospitals. She holds board certification with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. She has additional expertise in Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Services Research and Clinical Trials. Du...
Professor Birbeck completed her clinical training in neurology and epilepsy at Johns Hopkins Hospitals. She holds board certification with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. She has additional expertise in Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Services Research and Clinical Trials. Due to her active international research program and associated travel, she provides outpatient clinical care through the URMC Epilepsy Fellows Firm.

Professional Background

Professor Birbeck was graduate Phi Beta Kappa and with honors from Indiana University in Chemistry and Psychology with a Neuroscience focus before she attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She received her MD from Pritzker, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha and...
Professor Birbeck was graduate Phi Beta Kappa and with honors from Indiana University in Chemistry and Psychology with a Neuroscience focus before she attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She received her MD from Pritzker, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha and with Honors while also receiving the University of Chicago Excellence Award in Neurology. After completing her Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals, Professor Birbeck was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar in Health Services Research at UCLA during which time she obtained a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology). Her additional post graduate training includes an Epilepsy/EEG Fellowship with Dr. Peter Kaplan at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hopsital. In 2006, she attended the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene obtaining her Diploma in Tropical Medicine (DTMH) with honors. From 2000-2013, she served on the faculty for Michigan State University where she founded the International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurologic Association and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. She has received several awards including Michigan State University's Humanism Award, The Kellogg Foundation's Outreach Scholars Award, the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student's Association, and the C Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award. She is a US Paul Rogers Society Ambassador for Global Health Research and in 2013, the International League against Epilepsy recognized her as an Ambassador for Epilepsy. In 2013, she joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester with adjunct appointments in the School of Public Health and the Center for Experimental Therapeutics. She also holds adjunct faculty positions with the University of Zambia and the co-director of the Pediatric Neurodiagnostics Laboratory at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD)

Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professorship in Neurology - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2006 - 2006

Fellowship, Epilepsy, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 2004 - 2005

Residency, Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 1995 - 1998

Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 1994 - 1995

Education

MD | University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. 1994

Awards

International League against Epilepsy, Ambassador for Epilepsy Award. 2013

American Medical Student's Association, Women Leaders in Medicine Award. 2012

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Humanism Award. 2011

MSU Women's Resource Center, "Award Worthy Woman". 2011

C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award, National Finalist. 2011

W K. Kellogg Outreach Scholar for the North Central Region (US). 2011

MSU Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award. 2011

Elected as a Fellow to the American Neurologic Association. 2008

Elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Neurology. 2007

US Paul Rogers Society, Global Health Research Ambassador. 2007

MSU Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies. 2007

MSU Institute of International Health, Faculty Achievement Award. 2003

MSU January "Researcher of the month". 2003

MSU OVPRGS "Best written proposal" Grant Writing Competition. 2002

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Travel Fellowship. 1997

National Epifellow Scholar. 1996

Maryland Neurologic Society, Best Presentation. 1996

AMA Education & Research Foundation, International Medical Student Scholar. 1994

University of Chicago, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. 1994

University of Chicago, Excellence in Neurology Award. 1994

University of Chicago, Pritzker Medicine/Neurology Scholar. 1994

University of Chicago, Pritzker Summer Research Grant. 1991

Indiana University, Honors Division Research Grant. 1989

Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa. 1989

Indiana University, Honors Scholar. 1986 - 1990

Research

Dr. Birbeck's research focuses upon neurologic disorders in resource-limited tropical settings. Since 1994, she has provided clinical care and conducted research in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily Zambia, where she serves as the Director for Chikankata's Epilepsy Care Team in the Zambia's rural Southe...
Dr. Birbeck's research focuses upon neurologic disorders in resource-limited tropical settings. Since 1994, she has provided clinical care and conducted research in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily Zambia, where she serves as the Director for Chikankata's Epilepsy Care Team in the Zambia's rural Southern Province. Her work has included epidemiologic, health services and clinical research aimed at elucidating risk factors for neurologic morbidity and mortality and developing interventions aimed at ameliorating this burden. She spends 5-6 months annually in Africa. Her active research programs include NIH and foundation-funded projects to

Assess interventions aimed at decreasing the medical and social morbidity of epilepsy and epilepsy-associated stigma in Zambia
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=6906537&icde=17444567&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=6&csb=default&cs=ASC

A cohort study of HIV-associated seizures and epilepsy in Zambia
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=8990936&icde=29021825&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC


A clinical trial evaluating enteral levetiracetam for seizure control in pediatric cerebral malaria (Malawi)
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=7420960&icde=17444567&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC

She also collaborates in cerebral malaria research in Uganda and Neuro-HIV clinical trials in Uganda and mentors post-graduate fellows and junior faculty conducting research in Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and South Africa.

A complete listing of Dr. Birbeck's research publications is available at:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/gretchen.birbeck.1/bibliography/40378572/public/?sort=date&direction=descending

Publications

Journal Articles

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy is Protective Against Seizures in Children with HIV in Zambia: A Prospective Case-Control Study.

Bearden DR, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Bositis CM, Dallah I, Johnson BA, Siddiqi OK, Elafros MA, Gelbard HA, Okulicz JF, Kalungwana L, Musonda N, Theodore WH, Mwenechanya M, Mathews M, Sikazwe IT, Birbeck GL

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.. 2023 November 28 Epub 11/28/2023.

Protocol for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Participants in the Fever Randomized Controlled Trial: Does fever control prevent brain injury in malaria?

Chilombe MB, Seydel KB, Hammond C, Mwanza S, Patel AA, Lungu F, Wa Somwe S, Kampondeni S, Potchen MJ, McDermott MP, Birbeck GL

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences.. 2023 November 10 Epub 11/10/2023.

Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders and Health Services Access, Utilization, and Needs in Zambia.

Kapapa MM, Bearden DR, Somwe SW, Birbeck GL, Ramdharry G, , Kvalsund M

Pediatric neurology.. 2023 August 31148 :173-177. Epub 08/31/2023.

Admission Clinical and EEG Features Associated With Mortality and Long-term Neurologic and Cognitive Outcomes in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria.

Clark DJ, Bond C, Andrews A, Muller DJ, Sarkisian A, Opoka RO, Idro R, Bangirana P, Witten A, Sausen NJ, Birbeck GL, John CC, Postels DG

Neurology.. 2023 August 4 Epub 08/04/2023.

Consensus Competencies for Post-Graduate Fellowship Training in Global Neurology.

Schiess N, Kulo V, Anand P, Bearden DR, Berkowitz AL, Birbeck GL, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Chan P, Chishimba LC, Chow FC, Elicer I, Fleury A, Kinikar A, Kvalsund M, Mateen FJ, Mbonde AA, Meyer AL, O'Carroll CB, Ogunniyi A, Patel AA, Rubenstein M, Siddiqi OK, Spudich S, Tackett SA, Thakur KT, Vora N, Zunt J, Saylor DR

Neurology.. 2023 March 30 Epub 03/30/2023.

Patient, Provider, and Health Systems Factors Leading to Lumbar Puncture Nonperformance in Zambia: A Qualitative Investigation of the "Tap Gap".

Saylor D, Elafros M, Bearden D, Dallah I, Mathews M, Muchanga G, Mwale M, Mwenechanya M, Siddiqi OK, Winch PJ, Somwe SW, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2023 March 27 Epub 03/27/2023.

Neurologic Care of Forcibly Displaced Persons: Emerging Issues in Neurology.

Mateen FJ, Hanafi I, Birbeck GL, Saadi A, Schmutzhard E, Wilmshurst JM, FCPaed M, Bennett A, Jones LK

Neurology.. 2023 March 1 Epub 03/01/2023.

Risk factors for acute kidney injury at presentation among children with CNS malaria: a case control study.

Tembo D, Mwanza S, Mwaba C, Dallah I, Wa Somwe S, Seydel KB, Birbeck GL

Malaria journal.. 2022 November 121 (1):310. Epub 11/01/2022.

Longitudinal Cognitive Outcomes in Children With HIV in Zambia: 2-Year Outcomes From the HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in Zambia (HANDZ) Study.

Patil G, Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Smith H, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Buda A, Adams HR, Potchen MJ, Mweemba M, Johnson BA, Schifitto G, Gelbard H, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.. 2022 October 191 (2):217-225. Epub 1900 01 01.

Identifying biomarkers for epilepsy after cerebral malaria in Zambian children: rationale and design of a prospective observational study.

Patel AA, Birbeck GL, Mazumdar M, Mwanza S, Nyirongo R, Berejena D, Kasolo J, Mwale T, Nambeye V, Nkole KL, Kawatu N, Zhang B, Rotenberg A

BMJ open.. 2022 July 1812 (7):e062948. Epub 07/18/2022.

Mechanisms of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound phenotypes in paediatric cerebral malaria remain elusive.

O'Brien NF, Fonseca Y, Johnson HC, Postels D, Birbeck GL, Chimalizeni Y, Seydel KB, Bernard Gushu M, Phiri T, June S, Chetcuti K, Vidal L, Goyal MS, Taylor TE

Malaria journal.. 2022 June 2121 (1):196. Epub 06/21/2022.

A qualitative study of factors resulting in care delays for adults with meningitis in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Bwalya C, Muchanga G, Mwale M, Namukanga N, Birbeck GL, Chomba M, Mugala-Mulenga A, Kvalsund MP, Sikazwe I, Saylor DR, Winch PJ

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.. 2022 June 2 Epub 06/02/2022.

Correction to: Validation of the National Institute of Health Toolbox Cognition Battery (NIHTB-CB) in Children and Adolescents with and without HIV Infection in Lusaka, Zambia.

Kabundula PP, Mbewe EG, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Birbeck GL, Mweemba M, Wang B, Menon JA, Bearden DR, Adams HR

AIDS and behavior.. 2022 May 25 Epub 05/25/2022.

Validation of the National Institute of Health Toolbox Cognition Battery (NIHTB-CB) in Children and Adolescents with and without HIV Infection in Lusaka, Zambia.

Adams HR, Kabundula PP, Mbewe EG, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Birbeck GL, Mweemba M, Wang B, Menon JA, Bearden DR

AIDS and behavior.. 2022 April 21 Epub 04/21/2022.

The Global Campaign turns 18: a brief review of its activities and achievements.

Steiner TJ, Birbeck GL, Jensen RH, Martelletti P, Stovner LJ, Uluduz D, Leonardi M, Olesen J, Katsarava Z

The journal of headache and pain.. 2022 April 2123 (1):49. Epub 04/21/2022.

Clinical characteristics and outcomes after new-onset seizure among Zambian children with HIV during the antiretroviral therapy era.

Ravishankar M, Dallah I, Mathews M, Bositis CM, Mwenechanya M, Kalungwana-Mambwe L, Bearden D, Navis A, Elafros MA, Gelbard H, Theodore WH, Koralnik IJ, Okulicz JF, Johnson BA, Belessiotis C, Ciccone O, Thornton N, Tsuboyama M, Siddiqi OK, Potchen MJ, Sikazwe I, Birbeck GL

Epilepsia open.. 2022 March 19 Epub 03/19/2022.

Systematic review of frequency of felt and enacted stigma in epilepsy and determining factors and attitudes toward persons living with epilepsy-Report from the International League Against Epilepsy Task Force on Stigma in Epilepsy.

Kwon CS, Jacoby A, Ali A, Austin J, Birbeck GL, Braga P, Cross JH, de Boer H, Dua T, Fernandes PT, Fiest KM, Goldstein J, Haut S, Lorenzetti D, Mifsud J, Moshe S, Parko KL, Tripathi M, Wiebe S, Jette N

Epilepsia.. 2022 January 5 Epub 01/05/2022.

Socioeconomic Status and Cognitive Function in Children With HIV: Evidence From the HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in Zambia (HANDZ) Study.

Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Buda A, Adams HR, Schneider C, Potchen MJ, Mweemba M, Mathews M, Menon JA, Wang B, Baseler T, Paciorkowski A, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.. 2022 January 189 (1):56-63. Epub 1900 01 01.

Association of the Verbal Component of the GCS With Mortality in Patients With Encephalopathy Who Are Not Undergoing Mechanical Ventilation.

Selioutski O, Auinger P, Siddiqi OK, Michael BD, Buback C, Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2021 November 29 Epub 11/29/2021.

The peripheral view: Neuromuscular diagnosis, care and surveillance in global health.

Kvalsund M, Birbeck GL, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2021 November 25 :120071. Epub 11/25/2021.

LTA4H Prevalence and Mortality in Adult Zambians with Tuberculous Meningitis.

Siddiqi OK, Ghebremichael M, Musukuma K, Dang X, Mubanga E, Birbeck GL, Love S, Buback C, Kosloff B, Ayles H, Atadzhanov M, Koralnik IJ

Annals of neurology.. 2021 September 30 Epub 09/30/2021.

Neighborhood-Based Socioeconomic Determinants of Cognitive Impairment in Zambian Children With HIV: A Quantitative Geographic Information Systems Approach.

Buda A, Dean O, Adams HR, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Potchen MJ, Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Mweemba M, Matoka B, Mathews M, Menon JA, Wang B, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.. 2021 August 26 Epub 08/26/2021.

Factors Associated with Lumbar Puncture Performance in Zambia.

Saylor D, Elafros M, Bearden D, Dallah I, Mathews M, Mwenechanya M, Siddiqi OK, Sikazwe I, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2021 August 9 Epub 08/09/2021.

A qualitative study of patient, caregiver, doctor and nurse views of factors influencing lumbar puncture uptake in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Belessiotis-Richards C, Birbeck GL, Bond V, Sikazwe I, Kvalsund MP

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.. 2021 August 5 Epub 08/05/2021.

Improved ictal assessment performance in the epilepsy monitoring unit via standardization.

Hanrahan B, Gross RA, Wychowski T, Erba G, Birbeck GL, Liu L

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2021 June 16122 :108067. Epub 06/16/2021.

Lumbar Puncture-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Patients, Caregivers, Doctors, and Nurses in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Belessiotis C, Birbeck GL, Bond V, Sikazwe I, Kvalsund MP

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2021 March 22 Epub 03/22/2021.

Evaluating the Relationship Between Depression and Cognitive Function Among Children and Adolescents with HIV in Zambia.

Molinaro M, Adams HR, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Mweemba M, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

AIDS and behavior.. 2021 February 25 Epub 02/25/2021.

EEG markers predictive of epilepsy risk in pediatric cerebral malaria - A feasibility study.

Patel AA, Jannati A, Dhamne SC, Sapuwa M, Kalanga E, Mazumdar M, Birbeck GL, Rotenberg A

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2020 November 21113 :107536. Epub 11/21/2020.

"We can't handle things we don't know about": perceived neurorehabilitation challenges for Malawian paediatric cerebral malaria survivors.

Boubour A, Mboma S, Võ T, Birbeck GL, Seydel KB, Mallewa M, Chinguo D, Gladstone M, Mohamed S, Thakur KT

BMC pediatrics.. 2020 November 320 (1):503. Epub 11/03/2020.

Evaluating the impact of antiretroviral and antiseizure medication interactions on treatment effectiveness among outpatient clinic attendees with HIV in Zambia.

Navis A, Dallah I, Mabeta C, Musukuma K, Siddiqi OK, Bositis CM, Koralnik IJ, Gelbard HA, Theodore WH, Okulicz JF, Johnson BA, Sikazwe I, Bearden DR, Birbeck GL

Epilepsia.. 2020 October 21 Epub 10/21/2020.

Cerebrovascular Disease in Children Perinatally Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Zambia.

Schneider CL, Mohajeri-Moghaddam S, Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Dean O, Buda A, Potchen MJ, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Saylor D, Adams HR, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

Pediatric neurology.. 2020 August 5112 :14-21. Epub 08/05/2020.

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in the central nervous system: Limitations for diagnosis in resource limited settings.

Navis A, Siddiqi O, Chishimba L, Zimba S, Morgello S, Birbeck GL

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2020 July 16416 :117042. Epub 07/16/2020.

Amount of Brain Edema Correlates With Neurologic Recovery in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria.

Kampondeni S, Seydel KB, Zhang B, Small DS, Birbeck GL, Hammond CA, Chilingulo C, Taylor TE, Potchen MJ

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 2020 April 39 (4):277-282. Epub 1900 01 01.

Estimating the period prevalence of non-convulsive status epilepticus among comatose adults at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

Buback CT, Siddiqi OK, Titima I, Selioutski O, Birbeck GL

Epilepsia open.. 2019 December 4 (4):555-562. Epub 09/10/2019.

Is folate deficiency a common cause of distal symmetric polyneuropathy in Zambian clinics?

Kvalsund M, Kayamba V, Kelly P, Birbeck GL, Mwansa-Thurman C, Sommer IN, Lamers Y, Gardiner J, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2019 November 20409 :116583. Epub 11/20/2019.

Response to Letter to the Editor regarding "Electrodiagnostic consultations in Zambia: Referral characteristics and neuromuscular diagnosis".

Kvalsund M, Birbeck GL, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2019 November 11408 :116560. Epub 11/11/2019.

A clinical trial of enteral Levetiracetam for acute seizures in pediatric cerebral malaria.

Birbeck GL, Herman ST, Capparelli EV, Dzinjalamala FK, Abdel Baki SG, Mallewa M, Toto NM, Postels DG, Gardiner JC, Taylor TE, Seydel KB

BMC pediatrics.. 2019 November 119 (1):399. Epub 11/01/2019.

Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings Associated With Cognitive Impairment in Children and Adolescents With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Zambia.

Dean O, Buda A, Adams HR, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Potchen MJ, Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Moghaddam SM, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

Pediatric neurology.. 2019 September 9 Epub 09/09/2019.

Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging in a Prospective Cohort of Children with Cerebral Malaria Offers Insights into Pathophysiology and Prognosis.

Moghaddam SM, Birbeck GL, Taylor TE, Seydel KB, Kampondeni SD, Potchen MJ

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology.. 2019 September 40 (9):1575-1580. Epub 08/22/2019.

Continuous EEG Monitoring Predicts a Clinically Meaningful Recovery Among Adult Inpatients.

Selioutski O, Roberts D, Hamilton R, Ghosh H, Nickels J, Konig Toro F, Kruppenbacher M, Auinger P, Kaplan PW, Birbeck GL

Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society.. 2019 September 36 (5):358-364. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neurocysticercosis Among Zambian Children and Adolescents With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Geographic Information Systems Approach.

Buda A, Dean O, Adams HR, Mwanza-Kabaghe S, Potchen MJ, Mbewe EG, Kabundula PP, Moghaddam SM, Mweemba M, Matoka B, Mathews MM, Birbeck GL, Bearden DR

Pediatric neurology.. 2019 August 6 Epub 08/06/2019.

Prospective Cohort Study on Performance of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Xpert MTB/RIF, CSF Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) Lateral Flow Assay (LFA), and Urine LAM LFA for Diagnosis of Tuberculous Meningitis in Zambia.

Siddiqi OK, Birbeck GL, Ghebremichael M, Mubanga E, Love S, Buback C, Kosloff B, Ayles H, Atadzhanov M, Dheda K, Koralnik IJ

Journal of clinical microbiology.. 2019 August 57 (8)Epub 07/26/2019.

Comment: Epilepsy surgery programs in resource-limited settings: When less is more.

Birbeck GL

Neurology. Clinical practice.. 2019 August 9 (4):295-296. Epub 1900 01 01.

Advancing health equity through cross-cutting approaches to health-related stigma.

Birbeck GL, Bond V, Earnshaw V, El-Nasoor ML

BMC medicine.. 2019 February 1517 (1):40. Epub 02/15/2019.

Global HIV neurology: a comprehensive review.

Thakur KT, Boubour A, Saylor D, Das M, Bearden DR, Birbeck GL

AIDS.. 2019 February 133 (2):163-184. Epub 1900 01 01.

Mortality & recurrent seizure risk after new-onset seizure in HIV-positive Zambian adults.

Elafros MA, Johnson BA, Siddiqi OK, Okulicz JF, Sikazwe I, Bositis CM, Potchen MJ, Koralnik IJ, Theodore WH, Kalungwana L, Birbeck GL

BMC neurology.. 2018 December 718 (1):201. Epub 12/07/2018.

Electrodiagnostic consultations in Zambia: Referral characteristics and neuromuscular disorders.

Kvalsund M, Mukomena P, Chidumayo T, Birbeck GL, Andary M, Horner M, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2018 December 4397 :150-154. Epub 12/04/2018.

A retrospective observational study of EEG findings and antiepileptic drug use among children referred for EEG to Zambia's University Teaching Hospital.

Ciccone O, Chabala C, Tembo O, Mathew M, Grollnek AK, Patel AA, Birbeck GL

Epilepsia open.. 2018 December 3 (4):503-510. Epub 10/16/2018.

Evaluating layered stigma from comorbid HIV and epilepsy among Zambian adults.

Elafros MA, Gardiner JC, Sikazwe I, Okulicz JF, Paneth N, Chomba E, Birbeck GL

eNeurologicalSci.. 2018 December 13 :56-62. Epub 12/21/2017.

Admission EEG findings in diverse paediatric cerebral malaria populations predict outcomes.

Postels DG, Wu X, Li C, Kaplan PW, Seydel KB, Taylor TE, Kousa YA, Idro R, Opoka R, John CC, Birbeck GL

Malaria journal.. 2018 May 2217 (1):208. Epub 05/22/2018.

Teleneurology and mobile technologies: the future of neurological care.

Dorsey ER, Glidden AM, Holloway MR, Birbeck GL, Schwamm LH

Nature reviews. Neurology.. 2018 May 14 (5):285-297. Epub 04/06/2018.

Cerebrospinal fluid Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 in pediatric cerebral malaria.

Thakur KT, Vareta J, Carson KA, Kampondeni S, Potchen MJ, Birbeck GL, MacCormick I, Taylor T, Sullivan DJ, Seydel KB

Malaria journal.. 2018 March 2317 (1):125. Epub 03/23/2018.

What's happening in Without Borders.

Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2018 March 1390 (11):512. Epub 1900 01 01.

What's happening in Without Borders.

Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2018 February 2790 (9):419. Epub 1900 01 01.

1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Investigate Potential Etiologies of Brain Swelling in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria.

Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Seydel KB, Haacke EM, Sinyangwe SS, Mwenechanya M, Glover SJ, Milner DA, Zeli E, Hammond CA, Utriainen D, Lishimpi K, Taylor TE, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2018 February 98 (2):497-504. Epub 01/04/2018.

Validation of diffusion measurements obtained on a 0.35T MR in Malawi: Important insights for radiologists in low income settings with low field MRI.

Zhuang Y, Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Tivarus M, Birbeck GL, Zhong J

Magnetic resonance imaging.. 2018 January 45 :120-128. Epub 10/12/2017.

Noninvasive measures of brain edema predict outcome in pediatric cerebral malaria.

Kampondeni SD, Birbeck GL, Seydel KB, Beare NA, Glover SJ, Hammond CA, Chilingulo CA, Taylor TE, Potchen MJ

Surgical neurology international.. 2018 9 :53. Epub 03/01/2018.

Sickle cell disease and the unmet challenges of neurologic complications.

Birbeck GL, Green R

Neurology.. 2017 October 389 (14):1439-1440. Epub 09/01/2017.

Patient-Reported Adverse Effects Associated with Combination Antiretroviral Therapy and Coadministered Enzyme-Inducing Antiepileptic Drugs.

Elafros MA, Birbeck GL, Gardiner JC, Siddiqi OK, Sikazwe I, Paneth N, Bositis CM, Okulicz JF

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2017 June 96 (6):1505-1511. Epub 1900 01 01.

MELAS syndrome presenting with seizure and deafness in a Malawian boy.

Macken M, Birbeck GL

Tropical doctor.. 2017 April 47 (2):188-190. Epub 09/23/2016.

New-onset seizure in HIV-infected adult Zambians: A search for causes and consequences.

Siddiqi OK, Elafros MA, Bositis CM, Koralnik IJ, Theodore WH, Okulicz JF, Kalungwana L, Potchen MJ, Sikazwe I, Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2017 January 3188 (5):477-482. Epub 12/21/2016.

Extensive alterations of blood metabolites in pediatric cerebral malaria.

Gupta S, Seydel K, Miranda-Roman MA, Feintuch CM, Saidi A, Kim RS, Birbeck GL, Taylor T, Daily JP

PloS one.. 2017 12 (4):e0175686. Epub 04/20/2017.

Management of acute seizures in children: A review with special consideration of care in resource-limited settings.

Ciccone O, Mathews M, Birbeck GL

African journal of emergency medicine : Revue africaine de la médecine d'urgence.. 2017 7 (Suppl):S3-S9. Epub 10/28/2017.

Qualitative analysis of double inversion recovery MRI in drug-resistant epilepsy.

Wychowski T, Hussain A, Tivarus ME, Birbeck GL, Berg MJ, Potchen M

Epilepsy research.. 2016 November 127 :195-199. Epub 09/03/2016.

Hypertension prevention: In need of a grain of salt knowledge.

Birbeck GL, Sposato LA

Neurology.. 2016 September 2087 (12):1192-3. Epub 08/24/2016.

Zika virus: What the neurologist wants to know.

Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2016 April 586 (14):1272-4. Epub 02/19/2016.

HIV and new onset seizures: slipping through the cracks in HIV care and treatment.

Sikazwe I, Elafros MA, Bositis CM, Siddiqi OK, Koralnik IJ, Kalungwana L, Theodore WH, Okulicz JF, Potchen MJ, Birbeck GL

HIV medicine.. 2016 February 17 (2):118-23. Epub 07/22/2015.

Nervous system disorders across the life course in resource-limited settings.

Birbeck GL, Meyer AC, Ogunniyi A

Nature.. 2015 November 19527 (7578):S167-71. Epub 1900 01 01.

Reply: To PMID 24942697.

Birbeck GL

Annals of neurology.. 2015 July 78 (1):152. Epub 03/06/2015.

Reexamining epilepsy-associated stigma: validation of the Stigma Scale of Epilepsy in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Bowles RP, Atadzhanov M, Mbewe E, Haworth A, Chomba E, Birbeck GL

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.. 2015 June 24 (6):1483-9. Epub 11/22/2014.

Lumbar puncture refusal in sub-Saharan Africa: A call for further understanding and intervention.

Thakur KT, Mateyo K, Hachaambwa L, Kayamba V, Mallewa M, Mallewa J, Nwazor EO, Lawal T, Mallum CB, Atadzhanov M, Boulware DR, Birbeck GL, Siddiqi OK

Neurology.. 2015 May 1284 (19):1988-90. Epub 1900 01 01.

Undue regulatory control on phenobarbital--an important yet overlooked reason for the epilepsy treatment gap.

Bhalla D, Aziz H, Bergen D, Birbeck GL, Carpio A, Cavalheiro E, Chivorakoun P, Helen Cross J, Houinato D, Newton CR, Odermatt P, Ravat S, Schmutzhard E, Preux PM

Epilepsia.. 2015 April 56 (4):659-62. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acute EEG findings in HIV-infected Zambian adults with new-onset seizure.

Siddiqi OK, Elafros MA, Sikazwe I, Birbeck GL, Kalungwana L, Potchen MJ, Bositis CM, Koralnik IJ, Theodore WH

Neurology.. 2015 March 3184 (13):1317-22. Epub 03/04/2015.

Brain swelling and death in children with cerebral malaria.

Seydel KB, Kampondeni SD, Valim C, Potchen MJ, Milner DA, Muwalo FW, Birbeck GL, Bradley WG, Fox LL, Glover SJ, Hammond CA, Heyderman RS, Chilingulo CA, Molyneux ME, Taylor TE

The New England journal of medicine.. 2015 March 19372 (12):1126-37. Epub 1900 01 01.

The epidemiology of primary headache disorders in Zambia: a population-based door-to-door survey.

Mbewe E, Zairemthiama P, Yeh HH, Paul R, Birbeck GL, Steiner TJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2015 16 :515. Epub 04/02/2015.

The burden of primary headache disorders in Zambia: national estimates from a population-based door-to-door survey.

Mbewe E, Zairemthiama P, Paul R, Birbeck GL, Steiner TJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2015 16 :513. Epub 04/29/2015.

Headache disorders are third cause of disability worldwide.

Steiner TJ, Birbeck GL, Jensen RH, Katsarava Z, Stovner LJ, Martelletti P

The journal of headache and pain.. 2015 16 :58. Epub 06/25/2015.

Cognitive impairment and psychiatric morbidity in HIV+ Zambians with new-onset seizure.

Kalungwana L, Elafros MA, Siddiqi OK, Bositis CM, Sikazwe I, Koralnik IJ, Theodore WH, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2014 December 91 (6):1254-8. Epub 10/13/2014.

Brain MRI of children with retinopathy-negative cerebral malaria.

Postels DG, Li C, Birbeck GL, Taylor TE, Seydel KB, Kampondeni SD, Glover SJ, Potchen MJ

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2014 November 91 (5):943-9. Epub 09/08/2014.

Medication side effects among people with epilepsy taking phenobarbital in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Bui E, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy research.. 2014 November 108 (9):1680-4. Epub 08/30/2014.

Neuroimaging abnormalities and seizure recurrence in a prospective cohort study of zambians with human immunodeficiency virus and first seizure.

Potchen MJ, Siddiqi OK, Elafros MA, Koralnik IJ, Theodore WH, Sikazwe I, Kalungwana L, Bositis CM, Birbeck GL

Neurology international.. 2014 October 236 (4):5547. Epub 10/23/2014.

Epilepsy is ubiquitous, but more devastating in the poorer regions of the world... or is it?

Wilmshurst JM, Birbeck GL, Newton CR

Epilepsia.. 2014 September 55 (9):1322-5. Epub 08/04/2014.

Careers in global neurology.

Birbeck GL

Annals of neurology.. 2014 June 75 (6):805-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Stigma in epilepsy.

Fiest KM, Birbeck GL, Jacoby A, Jette N

Current neurology and neuroscience reports.. 2014 May 14 (5):444. Epub 1900 01 01.

The methodology of population surveys of headache prevalence, burden and cost: principles and recommendations from the Global Campaign against Headache.

Stovner LJ, Al Jumah M, Birbeck GL, Gururaj G, Jensen R, Katsarava Z, Queiroz LP, Scher AI, Tekle-Haimanot R, Wang SJ, Steiner TJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2014 January 2715 :5. Epub 01/27/2014.

The globalization of US and Canadian neurology residency training: is it just about the money?

Józefowicz RF, Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2014 January 1482 (2):100-1. Epub 12/06/2013.

Diagnosis, prevalence estimation and burden measurement in population surveys of headache: presenting the HARDSHIP questionnaire.

Steiner TJ, Gururaj G, Andrée C, Katsarava Z, Ayzenberg I, Yu SY, Al Jumah M, Tekle-Haimanot R, Birbeck GL, Herekar A, Linde M, Mbewe E, Manandhar K, Risal A, Jensen R, Queiroz LP, Scher AI, Wang SJ, Stovner LJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2014 January 815 :3. Epub 01/08/2014.

Global opportunities and challenges for clinical neuroscience.

Birbeck GL, Hanna MG, Griggs RC

JAMA.. 2014 311 (16):1609-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Central nervous system infections in travelers.

Kirsch HL, Thakur KT, Birbeck GL

Current infectious disease reports.. 2013 December 15 (6):600-11. Epub 1900 01 01.

Stigma and psychiatric morbidity among mothers of children with epilepsy in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Sakubita-Simasiku C, Atadzhanov M, Haworth A, Chomba E, Birbeck GL

International health.. 2013 December 5 (4):288-94. Epub 11/08/2013.

The impact of a short depression and anxiety screening tool in epilepsy care in primary health care settings in Zambia.

Mbewe EK, Uys LR, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2013 November 89 (5):873-4. Epub 09/23/2013.

Improving quality in population surveys of headache prevalence, burden and cost: key methodological considerations.

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Al Jumah M, Birbeck GL, Gururaj G, Jensen R, Katsarava Z, Queiroz LP, Scher AI, Tekle-Haimanot R, Wang SJ, Martelletti P, Dua T, Chatterji S

The journal of headache and pain.. 2013 October 2514 :87. Epub 10/25/2013.

Global health: the importance of evidence-based medicine.

Birbeck GL, Wiysonge CS, Mills EJ, Frenk JJ, Zhou XN, Jha P

BMC medicine.. 2013 October 1611 :223. Epub 10/16/2013.

Screening for HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in resource-limited settings.

Cettomai D, Kwasa JK, Birbeck GL, Price RW, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Kendi C, Meyer AC

Muscle & nerve.. 2013 October 48 (4):516-24. Epub 08/27/2013.

The EEG of tropical encephalopathies.

Mallewa M, Birbeck GL

Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society.. 2013 October 30 (5):531-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

NeuroInterp: a method for facilitating neuroimaging research on cerebral malaria.

Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Ibrahim K, Bonner J, Seydel KB, Taylor TE, Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2013 August 681 (6):585-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Safe Treatment of Seizures in the Setting of HIV/AIDS.

Siddiqi O, Birbeck GL

Current treatment options in neurology.. 2013 August 15 (4):529-43. Epub 1900 01 01.

Creation of the AAN Global Health Section, part II: vision and goals.

Lee AC, Chin J, Birbeck GL, Bower J, Meyer AC

Neurology.. 2013 June 480 (23):2151-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

The genetic risk of acute seizures in African children with falciparum malaria.

Kariuki SM, Rockett K, Clark TG, Reyburn H, Agbenyega T, Taylor TE, Birbeck GL, Williams TN, Newton CR

Epilepsia.. 2013 June 54 (6):990-1001. Epub 04/24/2013.

Creation of the AAN Global Health Section, Part I: introduction and background.

Lee AC, Chin J, Birbeck GL, Bower J, Meyer AC

Neurology.. 2013 May 2880 (22):2062-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

A primary healthcare screening tool to identify depression and anxiety disorders among people with epilepsy in Zambia.

Mbewe EK, Uys LR, Nkwanyana NM, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2013 May 27 (2):296-300. Epub 03/17/2013.

Migraine: the seventh disabler.

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Birbeck GL

Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache.. 2013 April 33 (5):289-90. Epub 01/10/2013.

Brain imaging in normal kids: a community-based MRI study in Malawian children.

Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Mallewa M, Taylor TE, Birbeck GL

Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH.. 2013 April 18 (4):398-402. Epub 01/18/2013.

Peer support groups as an intervention to decrease epilepsy-associated stigma.

Elafros MA, Mulenga J, Mbewe E, Haworth A, Chomba E, Atadzhanov M, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2013 April 27 (1):188-92. Epub 03/01/2013.

MRI findings in a cohort of brain injured survivors of pediatric cerebral malaria.

Kampondeni SD, Potchen MJ, Beare NA, Seydel KB, Glover SJ, Taylor TE, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2013 March 88 (3):542-6. Epub 01/21/2013.

Epilepsy in Africa: caution and optimism.

Birbeck GL

The Lancet. Neurology.. 2013 March 12 (3):220-2. Epub 01/31/2013.

Emerging subspecialties in neurology: global health.

Siddiqi OK, Koralnik IJ, Atadzhanov M, Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2013 February 1980 (8):e78-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

The Global Burden of Disease survey 2010, Lifting The Burden and thinking outside-the-box on headache disorders.

Martelletti P, Birbeck GL, Katsarava Z, Jensen RH, Stovner LJ, Steiner TJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2013 February 1514 :13. Epub 02/15/2013.

The impact of enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs on antiretroviral drug levels: a case-control study.

Okulicz JF, Grandits GA, French JA, Perucca E, George JM, Landrum ML, Acosta EP, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy research.. 2013 February 103 (2-3):245-53. Epub 07/24/2012.

Seasonal differences in retinopathy-negative versus retinopathy-positive cerebral malaria.

Postels DG, Birbeck GL, Valim C, Mannor KM, Taylor TE

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2013 February 88 (2):315-8. Epub 11/19/2012.

Migraine: the seventh disabler.

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Birbeck GL

Headache.. 2013 February 53 (2):227-9. Epub 01/14/2013.

Migraine: the seventh disabler.

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Birbeck GL

The journal of headache and pain.. 2013 January 1014 :1. Epub 01/10/2013.

Cerebral malaria.

Postels DG, Birbeck GL

Handbook of clinical neurology.. 2013 114 :91-102. Epub 1900 01 01.

Critical determinants of the epilepsy treatment gap: a cross-national analysis in resource-limited settings.

Meyer AC, Dua T, Boscardin WJ, Escarce JJ, Saxena S, Birbeck GL

Epilepsia.. 2012 December 53 (12):2178-85. Epub 10/25/2012.

Performance metrics after changes in screening protocol for congenital hypothyroidism.

Korzeniewski SJ, Grigorescu V, Kleyn M, Young W, Birbeck GL, Todem D, Romero R, Chaiworapongsa T, Paneth N

Pediatrics.. 2012 November 130 (5):e1252-60. Epub 10/08/2012.

The cost of implementing a nationwide program to decrease the epilepsy treatment gap in a high gap country.

Birbeck GL, Chomba E, Mbewe E, Atadzhanov M, Haworth A, Kansembe H

Neurology international.. 2012 October 54 (3):e14. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acute brain MRI findings in 120 Malawian children with cerebral malaria: new insights into an ancient disease.

Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Seydel KB, Birbeck GL, Hammond CA, Bradley WG, DeMarco JK, Glover SJ, Ugorji JO, Latourette MT, Siebert JE, Molyneux ME, Taylor TE

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology.. 2012 October 33 (9):1740-6. Epub 04/19/2012.

Epilepsy care guidelines for low- and middle- income countries: From WHO mental health GAP to national programs.

Katchanov J, Birbeck GL

BMC medicine.. 2012 September 2410 :107. Epub 09/24/2012.

Neurologic outcomes in retinopathy-negative cerebral malaria survivors.

Postels DG, Taylor TE, Molyneux M, Mannor K, Kaplan PW, Seydel KB, Chimalizeni YF, Kawaza K, Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2012 September 1879 (12):1268-72. Epub 08/22/2012.

Epilepsy care challenges in developing countries.

Kvalsund MP, Birbeck GL

Current opinion in neurology.. 2012 April 25 (2):179-86. Epub 1900 01 01.

Antiepileptic drug selection for people with HIV/AIDS: evidence-based guidelines from the ILAE and AAN.

Birbeck GL, French JA, Perucca E, Simpson DM, Fraimow H, George JM, Okulicz JF, Clifford DB, Hachad H, Levy RH, ,

Epilepsia.. 2012 January 53 (1):207-14. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lessons learned developing a diagnostic tool for HIV-associated dementia feasible to implement in resource-limited settings: pilot testing in Kenya.

Kwasa J, Cettomai D, Lwanya E, Osiemo D, Oyaro P, Birbeck GL, Price RW, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Meyer AC

PloS one.. 2012 7 (3):e32898. Epub 03/07/2012.

The 2011 UN General Assembly on noncommunicable diseases: how neurologic disorders got left out.

Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2011 December 677 (23):2067-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evoked potentials in pediatric cerebral malaria.

Bhanushali M, Taylor TE, Molyneux ME, Sapuwa M, Mwandira E, Birbeck GL

Neurology international.. 2011 November 293 (3):e14. Epub 12/06/2011.

Children with retinopathy-negative cerebral malaria: a pathophysiologic puzzle.

Postels DG, Birbeck GL

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 2011 November 30 (11):953-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evidence-based guidelines for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries: summary of WHO recommendations.

Dua T, Barbui C, Clark N, Fleischmann A, Poznyak V, van Ommeren M, Yasamy MT, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Birbeck GL, Drummond C, Freeman M, Giannakopoulos P, Levav I, Obot IS, Omigbodun O, Patel V, Phillips M, Prince M, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Rahman A, Sander JW, Saunders JB, Servili C, Rangaswamy T, Unützer J, Ventevogel P, Vijayakumar L, Thornicroft G, Saxena S

PLoS medicine.. 2011 November 8 (11):e1001122. Epub 11/15/2011.

Time to act on headache disorders.

Steiner TJ, Stovner LJ, Dua T, Birbeck GL, Jensen R, Katsarava Z, Martelletti P, Saxena S

The journal of headache and pain.. 2011 October 12 (5):501-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neuropsychiatric and socioeconomic status impact antiretroviral adherence and mortality in rural Zambia.

Birbeck GL, Kvalsund MP, Byers PA, Bradbury R, Mang'ombe C, Organek N, Kaile T, Sinyama AM, Sinyangwe SS, Malama K, Malama C

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2011 October 85 (4):782-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Where did all the other non-communicable diseases go?

Birbeck GL

BMJ : British medical journal. 2011 September 13343 :d5785. Epub 09/13/2011.

Training needs and evaluation of a neuro-HIV training module for non-physician healthcare workers in western Kenya.

Cettomai D, Kwasa J, Birbeck GL, Price RW, Bukusi EA, Meyer AC

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2011 August 15307 (1-2):92-6. Epub 06/11/2011.

The Global Campaign, World Health Organization and Lifting The Burden: collaboration in action.

Steiner TJ, Birbeck GL, Jensen R, Katsarava Z, Martelletti P, Stovner LJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2011 June 12 (3):273-4. Epub 04/22/2011.

Magnetic resonance imaging in Malawi: contributions to clinical care, medical education and biomedical research.

Potchen MJ, Kampondeni S, Birbeck GL, Hammond CA, Gonani A, Phiri KS, Seydel KB, Taylors TE

Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of

Virologic outcomes of HAART with concurrent use of cytochrome P450 enzyme-inducing antiepileptics: a retrospective case control study.

Okulicz JF, Grandits GA, French JA, George JM, Simpson DM, Birbeck GL, Ganesan A, Weintrob AC, Crum-Cianflone N, Lalani T, Landrum ML,

AIDS research and therapy.. 2011 May 168 :18. Epub 05/16/2011.

Accuracy of identifying acute stroke admissions in a Michigan Stroke Registry.

Reeves MJ, Wehner S, Organek N, Birbeck GL, Jacobs BS, Kothari R, Hickenbottom S, Mullard AJ,

Preventing chronic disease.. 2011 May 8 (3):A62. Epub 04/15/2011.

Developmental outcomes in Malawian children with retinopathy-positive cerebral malaria.

Boivin MJ, Gladstone MJ, Vokhiwa M, Birbeck GL, Magen JG, Page C, Semrud-Clikeman M, Kauye F, Taylor TE

Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH.. 2011 March 16 (3):263-71. Epub 12/08/2010.

Evidence-Based Guidelines for EEG Utilization at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

Birbeck GL, Chomba E, Atadzhanov M, Haworth A, Mbewe E, Mpabalwani EM,

Medical journal of Zambia.. 2011 38 (3)Epub 1900 01 01.

Utility of quantitative sensory testing and screening tools in identifying HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy in Western Kenya: pilot testing.

Cettomai D, Kwasa J, Kendi C, Birbeck GL, Price RW, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Meyer AC

PloS one.. 2010 December 85 (12):e14256. Epub 12/08/2010.

Evaluating the diagnostic capacity of a single-question neuropathy screen (SQNS) in HIV positive Zambian adults.

Kandiah PA, Atadzhanov M, Kvalsund MP, Birbeck GL

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.. 2010 December 81 (12):1380-1. Epub 06/11/2010.

Blantyre Malaria Project Epilepsy Study (BMPES) of neurological outcomes in retinopathy-positive paediatric cerebral malaria survivors: a prospective cohort study.

Birbeck GL, Molyneux ME, Kaplan PW, Seydel KB, Chimalizeni YF, Kawaza K, Taylor TE

The Lancet. Neurology.. 2010 December 9 (12):1173-1181. Epub 11/04/2010.

Lifting the burden: the first 7 years.

Steiner TJ, Birbeck GL, Jensen R, Katsarava Z, Martelletti P, Stovner LJ

The journal of headache and pain.. 2010 December 11 (6):451-5. Epub 11/16/2010.

Epilepsy-associated stigma in Zambia: what factors predict greater felt stigma in a highly stigmatized population?

Atadzhanov M, Haworth A, Chomba EN, Mbewe EK, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2010 November 19 (3):414-8. Epub 09/17/2010.

The current availability of antiepileptic drugs in Zambia: implications for the ILAE/WHO "out of the shadows" campaign.

Chomba EN, Haworth A, Mbewe E, Atadzhanov M, Ndubani P, Kansembe H, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2010 September 83 (3):571-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Epilepsy Care in Developing Countries: Part II of II.

Birbeck GL

Epilepsy currents. 2010 September 10 (5):105-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Epilepsy care in developing countries: part I of II.

Birbeck GL

Epilepsy currents. 2010 July 10 (4):75-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Alternative oblique head CT scanning technique reduces bone artifact and improves interpretability of brainstem anatomy.

Kampondeni S, Birbeck GL, Oostveen RJ, Hammond C, Potchen MJ

Neurology international.. 2010 June 212 (1):e14. Epub 06/21/2010.

Neuroimaging findings in children with retinopathy-confirmed cerebral malaria.

Potchen MJ, Birbeck GL, Demarco JK, Kampondeni SD, Beare N, Molyneux ME, Taylor TE

European journal of radiology.. 2010 April 74 (1):262-8. Epub 04/03/2009.

The spectrum of neurological disorders in a Zambian tertiary care hospital.

Siddiqi OK, Atadzhanov M, Birbeck GL, Koralnik IJ

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2010 March 15290 (1-2):1-5. Epub 01/12/2010.

Identification of malaria retinopathy improves the specificity of the clinical diagnosis of cerebral malaria: findings from a prospective cohort study.

Birbeck GL, Beare N, Lewallen S, Glover SJ, Molyneux ME, Kaplan PW, Taylor TE

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2010 February 82 (2):231-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Reflections: neurology and the humanities: reflections for October.

Birbeck GL

Neurology.. 2009 October 1373 (15):1245-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

The epidemiology of stroke in Pakistan: past, present, and future.

Farooq MU, Majid A, Reeves MJ, Birbeck GL

International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society.. 2009 October 4 (5):381-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Closing gaps in antiretroviral therapy access: human immunodeficiency virus-associated dementia screening instruments for non-physician healthcare workers.

Kvalsund MP, Haworth A, Murman DL, Velie E, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2009 June 80 (6):1054-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Antiretroviral adherence in rural Zambia: the first year of treatment availability.

Birbeck GL, Chomba E, Kvalsund M, Bradbury R, Mang'ombe C, Malama K, Kaile T, Byers PA, Organek N,

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2009 April 80 (4):669-74. Epub 1900 01 01.

The socioeconomic status of children with epilepsy in Zambia: implications for long-term health and well-being.

Chomba E, Haworth A, Atadzhanov M, Mbewe E, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2008 November 13 (4):620-3. Epub 08/12/2008.

The health care workforce for epilepsy in resource-poor settings: what will work? What is realistic?

Birbeck GL

Epilepsia.. 2008 September 49 (9):1642-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Women's experiences living with epilepsy in Zambia.

Birbeck GL, Chomba E, Atadzhanov M, Mbewe E, Haworth A

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2008 August 79 (2):168-72. Epub 1900 01 01.

Epilepsy-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Zambian police officers.

Mbewe E, Haworth A, Atadzhanov M, Chomba E, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2007 May 10 (3):456-62. Epub 03/23/2007.

Zambian health care workers' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding epilepsy.

Chomba EN, Haworth A, Atadzhanov M, Mbewe E, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2007 February 10 (1):111-9. Epub 10/18/2006.

HIV neurology in the developing world.

Birbeck GL

Handbook of clinical neurology.. 2007 85 :33-43. Epub 1900 01 01.

Zambian teachers: what do they know about epilepsy and how can we work with them to decrease stigma?

Birbeck GL, Chomba E, Atadzhanov M, Mbewe E, Haworth A

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2006 September 9 (2):275-80. Epub 07/31/2006.

Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and practices regarding epilepsy among Zambian clerics.

Atadzhanov M, Chomba E, Haworth A, Mbewe E, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2006 August 9 (1):83-8. Epub 05/19/2006.

Multispecialty stroke services in California hospitals are associated with reduced mortality.

Birbeck GL, Zingmond DS, Cui X, Vickrey BG

Neurology.. 2006 May 2366 (10):1527-32. Epub 03/15/2006.

IV tissue plasminogen activator use in acute stroke: experience from a statewide registry.

Deng YZ, Reeves MJ, Jacobs BS, Birbeck GL, Kothari RU, Hickenbottom SL, Mullard AJ, Wehner S, Maddox K, Majid A,

Neurology.. 2006 February 1466 (3):306-12. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lipid testing and lipid-lowering therapy in hospitalized ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack patients: results from a statewide stroke registry.

Mullard AJ, Reeves MJ, Jacobs BS, Kothari RU, Birbeck GL, Maddox K, Stoeckle-Roberts S, Wehner S,

Stroke.. 2006 January 37 (1):44-9. Epub 12/08/2005.

Epilepsy-associated stigma in sub-Saharan Africa: the social landscape of a disease.

Baskind R, Birbeck GL

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B.. 2005 August 7 (1):68-73. Epub 1900 01 01.

Potential impact of adjustment policies on vulnerability of women and children to HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

De Vogli R, Birbeck GL

Journal of health, population, and nutrition.. 2005 June 23 (2):105-20. Epub 1900 01 01.

Severe malaria: still counting the costs.

Birbeck GL, Taylor TE

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.. 2005 April 76 (4):467-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Human immunodeficiency virus dementia patients in Africa: How many? Who cares? And where to from here?

Birbeck GL

Journal of neurovirology.. 2005 11 Suppl 3 :30-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Primary healthcare workers' perceptions about barriers to health services in Zambia.

Birbeck GL, Kalichi EM

Tropical doctor.. 2004 April 34 (2):84-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cerebral Malaria.

Birbeck GL

Current treatment options in neurology.. 2004 March 6 (2):125-137. Epub 1900 01 01.

Do malpractice concerns, payment mechanisms, and attitudes influence test-ordering decisions?

Birbeck GL, Gifford DR, Song J, Belin TR, Mittman BS, Vickrey BG

Neurology.. 2004 January 1362 (1):119-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Epilepsy prevalence in rural Zambia: a door-to-door survey.

Birbeck GL, Kalichi EM

Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH.. 2004 January 9 (1):92-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for acute stroke in California: recipients and resources.

Birbeck GL, Cui X, Zingmond DS, Vickrey BG

Cerebrovascular diseases.. 2004 17 (4):341-3. Epub 04/19/2004.

Famine-associated AED toxicity in rural Zambia.

Birbeck GL, Kalichi EM

Epilepsia.. 2003 August 44 (8):1127. Epub 1900 01 01.

The functional status of people with epilepsy in rural sub-Saharan Africa.

Birbeck GL, Kalichi EM

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2003 May 15209 (1-2):65-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Responsiveness of the quality of life in epilepsy inventory (QOLIE-89) in an antiepileptic drug trial.

Kim S, Hays RD, Birbeck GL, Vickrey BG

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.. 2003 March 12 (2):147-55. Epub 1900 01 01.

User fees impact access to healthcare for female children in rural Zambia.

Malama C, Chen Q, De Vogli R, Birbeck GL

Journal of tropical pediatrics.. 2002 December 48 (6):371-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neurologic services in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study among Zambian primary healthcare workers.

Birbeck GL, Munsat T

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2002 August 15200 (1-2):75-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Seizure reduction and quality of life improvements in people with epilepsy.

Birbeck GL, Hays RD, Cui X, Vickrey BG

Epilepsia.. 2002 May 43 (5):535-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

A neurologist in Zambia.

Birbeck GL

The Lancet. Neurology.. 2002 May 1 (1):58-61. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neurologic disease in a rural Zambian hospital.

Birbeck GL

Tropical doctor.. 2001 April 31 (2):82-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Quality of life measures in epilepsy: how well can they detect change over time?

Birbeck GL, Kim S, Hays RD, Vickrey BG

Neurology.. 2000 May 954 (9):1822-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

The benefits of screening must outweigh the risks and costs.

Birbeck GL

The Western journal of medicine.. 2000 May 172 (5):308-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Seizures in rural Zambia.

Birbeck GL

Epilepsia.. 2000 March 41 (3):277-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Barriers to care for patients with neurologic disease in rural Zambia.

Birbeck GL

Archives of neurology.. 2000 March 57 (3):414-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Traditional African medicines complicate the management of febrile seizures.

Birbeck GL

European neurology.. 1999 42 (3):184. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Epilepsy: Global issues for the practicing neurologist (2005)

Authors: Eds. J Engel, GL Birbeck, AG Diop, S Jain & A Palimini.

Publisher: Demos, New York 2005

Where There is No Neurologist (2002)

Authors: GL Birbeck.

Publisher: World Federation of Neurology 2002