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Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio, Finland


Membership type : Full member
Patient age range : Children and Adults
Partner within an EpiCARE Consortium : No

HCP Coordinator : Reetta KÄLVIÄINEN

On site key treatment and care facilities
GENETIC COUNSELING
DIETARY TREATMENT PROGRAM
IMMUNOMODULATORY TREATMENT
RESECTIVE SURGERY
CORPUS CALLOSOTOMY
HEMISPHEROTOMY
GAMMA KNIFE
EDUCATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM
On site key diagnostic facilities
FIRST SEIZURE OUTPATIENT CLINIC
CONTINUOUS VIDEO-EEG MONITORING (> 24H)
METABOLIC SCREENING
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION CLINIC
HIGH RESOLUTION MRI (1.5 T)
HIGH RESOLUTION MRI (3 T)
MR SPECTROSCOPY
FUNCTIONAL MRI
PET
ICTAL SPECT
GENETIC SCREENING
GENETICS: GENE PANEL EPILEPSY
GENETICS: GENE PANEL LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
SPECIALIST NEUROBIOCHEMICAL LABORATORY (mass spectroscopy; other)
SPECIFIC IMMUNE ASSAY DIAGNOSTICS
CSF NEUROTRANSMITTERS
INVASIVE RECORDINGS (STEREO-EEG)
INVASIVE RECORDINGS (SUBDURAL GRIDS)
ELECTROCORTICOGRAPHY
NEUROPATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Contact person for adults Referral
Helena LÄNSIMIES
finnhealth(a)kuh.fi
+358 44 717 9858
Finnish, English, Swedish, Russia
Contact person for children Referral
Helena LÄNSIMIES
finnhealth(a)kuh.fi
+358 44 717 9858
Finnish, English, Swedish, Russia
Medical teams and onsite competencies
CLINICAL EPILEPTOLOGY (Adult)
Reetta KÄLVIÄINEN
Leena JUTILA


CLINICAL EPILEPTOLOGY (Children)
Jarkko KIRJAVAINEN
Anni SAARELA


NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (Video-EEG)
Esa MERVAALA
Tuula OJALA
Sampsa LOHI
Susanna WESTEREN-PUNNONEN
Sara MÄÄTTÄ
Jelena HYPPÖNEN
Anu MURAJA-MURRO


EPILEPSY NEURORADIOLOGIST
Ritva VANNINEN
Päivi KOSKENKORVA


NEUROPSHYCHOLOGIST
Marja ÄIKIÄ
Maria RAATIKAINEN
Anne MÖNKKÖNEN

CLINICAL GENETICIST
Oskari TIMONEN
Tanja SAARELA


NEUROPATHOLOGIST
Tuomas RAURAMAA

EPILEPSY NEUROSURGEON
Arto IMMONEN
Henna-Kaisa JYRKKÄNEN
Mikael VON UND ZU FRAUNBERG


PSYCHIATRY (adult)
Virpi LAUKKANEN

DIETICIAN
Reetta MUSTONEN

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Pirjo LAVI

Additional informations

National coordination group for rare and complex epilepsies in Finland: Reetta Kälviäinen (chair)/Leena Jutila , Kuopio University Hospital/neurology; Jarkko Kirjavainen (vice chair)/Anni Saarela/Kuopio University Hospital/pediatric neurology; Reina Roivainen/Leena Kämppi, Helsinki University Hospital/neurology;  Tarja Linnankivi/Liisa Metsähonkala, Helsinki University Hospital/pediatric neurology; Jukka Peltola/Niina Lähde, Tampere University Hospital/neurology;  Kai Eriksson/Juha Kuittinen, Tampere University Hospital/pediatric neurology; Salla Lamusuo/Jari Virolainen, Turku University Hospital/neurology; Tuire Lähdesmäki/Milla Ylijoki, Turku University Hospital/pediatric neurology; Johanna Annunen/Laura Kela, Oulu University Hospital/neurology; Päivi Vieira/Jonna Komulainen-Ebrahim, Oulu University Hospital/pediatric neurology and Virpi Tarkiainen/Paula Sorjonen, Finnish Epilepsy Association (patient organization).