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Bergen Epilepsy Research Group (BERG)
The SCAN-AED research team

Torbjörn Tomson, MD PhD

Senior Professor of Neurology and Epileptology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. Senior consultant Dept of Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital. Fellow Royal College of Physicians Edin (FRCP), Honorary Professor Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam and Visiting Professor, University College Dublin Chair of the ILAE Task Force on Women/pregnancy

Selected publications:

Tomson T, Battino D, Bonizzoni E, Craig J, Lindhout D, Perucca E, Sabers A, Vajda F for the Collaborative EURAP study group. EURAP: an international registry of antiepileptic drugs and pregnancy. Epilepsia 2004;45:1463-4.

EURAP study group (Corresponding author Tomson T). Seizure control and treatment in pregnancy. Observations from the EURAP epilepsy and pregnancy registry. Neurology 2006;66:354-360

Tomson T, Luef G, Sabers A, Pittschieler S, Ohman I.Valproate effects on kinetics of lamotrigine in pregnancy and treatment with oral contraceptives. Neurology. 2006 Oct 10;67(7):1297-9

The EURAP Study Group (Tomson T, chairman of scientific project commission) Prescription patterns in 38 countries from the EURAP Epilepsy Pregnancy Registry. Epilepsia. 2009 Oct;50(10):2305-9.

Tomson T, Battino D, Bonizzoni E, Craig J, Lindhout D, Sabers A, Perucca E, Vajda F; EURAP study group. Dose-dependent risk of malformations with antiepileptic drugs: an analysis of data from the EURAP epilepsy and pregnancy registry. Lancet Neurol. 2011 Jul;10(7):609-17.

Tomson T, Battino D. Teratogenic effects of antiepileptic drugs. Lancet Neurol. 2012 Sep;11(9):803-13.

Battino D, Tomson T, Bonizzoni E, Crag J, Lindhout D, Sabers A, Perucca E, Vajda F. Seizure Control and Treatment Changes in Pregnancy: Observations from the EURAP Epilepsy Pregnancy Registry. Epilepsia  2013 54:1621-7

Farmen AH, Grundt J, Tomson T, Nakken KO, Nakling J, Mowinchel P, Lossius M.Intrauterine growth retardation in foetuses of women with epilepsy. Seizure. 2015 May;28:76-80

Tomson T, Battino D, Bonizzoni E, Craig J, Lindhout D, Perucca E, Sabers A, Thomas SV, Vajda F; EURAP Study Group. Dose-dependent teratogenicity of valproate in mono- and polytherapy: An observational study. Neurology. 2015 Sep 8;85(10):866-72

Tomson T, Battino D, Bonizzoni E, Craig JJ, Lindhout D, Perucca E, Sabers A, Thomas SV, Vajda F; EURAP Study Group. Antiepileptic drugs and intrauterine death: A prospective observational study from EURAP.Neurology. 2015 Aug 18;85(7):580-8

Tomson T, Battino D, Perucca E. Valproic acid after five decades of use in epilepsy: time to reconsider the indications of a time-honoured drug. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Dec 3. pii: S1474-4422(15)00314-2. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(15)00314-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Tomson T, Battino D, Bonizzoni E, Craig J, Lindhout D, Perucca E, Sabers A, Thomas SV, Vajda F; EURAP Study Group. Withdrawal of valproic acid treatment during pregnancy and seizure outcome: Observations from EURAP. Epilepsia. 2016 Aug;57(8):e173-7.

Kasradze S, Gogatishvili N, Lomidze G, Ediberidze T, Lazariashvili M, Khomeriki K, Mamukadze S, Metreveli M, Gagoshidze T, Tatishvili N, Tomson T. Cognitive functions in children exposed to antiepileptic drugs in utero - Study in Georgia. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Jan;66:105-112. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.10.014. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

Razaz N, Tomson T, Wikström AK, Cnattingius S. Association Between Pregnancy and Perinatal Outcomes Among Women With Epilepsy. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Aug 1;74(8):983-991.

Johannessen Landmark C, Burns ML, Baftiu A, Farmen AH, Lossius MI, Johannessen SI, Tomson T.  Pharmacokinetic variability of valproate in women of childbearing age. Epilepsia. 2017 Oct;58(10):e142-e146.

Sabers A, Battino D, Bonizzoni E, Craig J, Lindhout D, Perucca E, Thomas SV, Tomson T, Vajda F. Maternal and fetal outcomes associated with vagus nerve stimulation during pregnancy. Epilepsy Res. 2017 Nov;137:159-162.

Tomson T, Battino D, Bonnizoni E, et al. Comparative risk of malformations with different antiepileptic drug treatments: EURAP, a prospective observational study. Lancet Neurol. 2018 Jun;17(6):530-538. Doi

Karlsson Lind L, Komen J, Wettermark B, von Euler M, Tomson T. Valproic acid utilization among girls and women in Stockholm: Impact of regulatory restrictions. Epilepsia Open. 2018 Jun 13;3(3):357-363.

Tomson T, Battino D, Perucca E. Teratogenicity of antiepileptic drugs. Curr Opin Neurol. 2019 Apr;32(2): 246-252

Stephen LJ, Harden C, Tomson T, Brodie MJ. Management of epilepsy in Women. Lancet Neurology. On line first March 08, 2019