Dr. Jayanti Mani has set up the Epilepsy Programme at Kokilaben Hospital. She has expertise in the medical management of all the patients with seizures and epilepsy and also the selection of patients who will benefit from epilepsy surgery.
Dr. Mani had her entire medical training at the GS Medical College and KEM Hospitals in Mumbai. After completing the DM degree in Neurology, she worked as a lecturer in Neurology at the twin institutes for two years. During this period she was a visiting fellow at the Department of EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology, Kings College London with Dr. Colin Binnie and Dr. Charles Polkey.
Her interest in epilepsy then took her to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where she completed a two year fellowship in Clinical Epilepsy and Neurophysiology during years 2003-2005. Dr. Mani trained with stalwarts in the field of adult and paediatric epilepsy like Dr. Hans Luders and Dr. Elaine Wyllie. She won awards for her research during this period.
After her return to India in 2005, Dr. Mani was a Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist in Mumbai with attachments at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre and at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mulund. She set up the video EEG monitoring and Epilepsy Program at the Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. She facilitated several surgeries for intractable epilepsy during this period.
Dr Jayanti has been part of Kokilaben Hospital since 2009 and she is responsible for setting up the epilepsy program at Kokilaben Hospital. She reviews over 4000 patients of epilepsy every year. Under her stewardship, the Epilepsy and EEG service has performed presurgical evaluations of nearly 400 patients with drug resistant epilepsy and conducted 80 epilepsy surgeries so far, with excellent results. This includes complex surgeries needing intraoperative electrical mapping and awake craniotomies for surgeries near eloquent areas of the brain.
Dr Mani has spent almost her entire clinical career in teaching hospitals in India and abroad. She has maintained a keen academic and research interest in Neurology and Neurophysiology and has publications in national and international journals like Neurology, Neurology India and Seizure, and has also contributed chapters to international textbooks in Epilepsy.
Her interest in teaching has found her an affiliation as an Honorary Visiting Consultant in the Department of Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Memorial Medical College and General
Hospital, Mumbai.Dr Jayanti is a member of several national and international organisations including the Indian Academy of Neurology, Indian Epilepsy Association, American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.
Dr Jayanti is on the Editorial board of the International Journal of Epilepsy, and is a reviewer for Journal of Association of Physicians of India
Dr Jayanti is currently the Joint Secretary of SAMMAN an NGO which is the Mumbai Branch of the Indian Epilepsy Association. SAMMAN is actively involved in the spreading of awareness about epilepsy through school and hospital based programs and also conducts in rural medical camps for epilepsy patients
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Publication/Talk Title : Stroke Mimic: Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of A Patient With Ictal Paralysis
Journal Published : Journal Of the Association Of Physicians Of India
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Publication/Talk Title : Surgery for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Journal Published : Ramamurthi & Tandon's Textbook Of Neurosurgery
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Publication/Talk Title : Surgery for Epilepsy
Journal Published : Plos One
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Publication/Talk Title : Noninvasive Correlates Of Subdural Grid Electrographic Outcome
Journal Published : W M. Journal Of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Publication/Talk Title : Modern Technology Calls For A Modern Approach To Classification Of Epileptic Seizures And The Epilepsies
Journal Published : Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © International League Against Epilepsy.
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Publication/Talk Title : Proposal: Different Types Of Loss And Alteration Of Consciousness In Epilepsy
Journal Published : Controversies In Epilepsy
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Publication/Talk Title : Video electroencephalogram telemetry in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Journal Published : Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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|Epilepsy surgeries||80||70 % at 2 years||Seizure freedom rate 77% at last follow up|
Nishit had his first seizure at 6 years of age, he had headache, retching, head turning to the righ followed by whole body shaking and loss of consciousness. He was taken to a GP and by that time he had a generalized convulsion. He was started on AED therapy but the drug compliance was poor. Mom chose to opt for homeopathy. After 1 ½ year, he had an episode where he complained of inability to see followed by eyes and head version to right and unresponsiveness for few minutes. This time she consulted an allopath and anti epileptic medications were started. AED's were started regularly after this episode.
Several medications were tried over the years. Nishit continued to have brief spells of visual blurring and vomiting once or twice a month, rarely in clusters of 3-4 a day. Over the years, his seizure intensity and frequency have decreased with medications but complete seizure control has not been achieved. Currently, he gets 1-3 events per month and at times they occur in clusters. His current seizures are described as beginning with an aura (he cannot describe the sensation) followed by coughing and feeling of nausea with hand automatisms; he is drowsy post ictally.
He is presently on 3 different medicines for his seizures: T .Levipil 1500mg BID, T Valance 500-0-750, Oxetal 600mg BID
The mother had taken Nishit to several senior medical professionals in Mumbai and Delhi. He also underwent a video EEGin 2009 to evaluate the seizures. Surgery was suggested but not strongly recommended and he was continued on medications. Nishit and his mother finally came to the Epilepsy centre at KDAH in early 2014.
Educational and Occupational History
Nishit was reported to be a low average student through his school years. He was given some concessions in school in view of his recurrent seizures. He dropped out of college in his second year of graduation as he was finding it effortful to cope with academics. He is currently doing accounts work in an office and reports of no significant difficulties at work.
Psycho- Social History
Nishit's mother reported that he a stubborn and short tempered individual. He is an introvert person and does not socialize much. He is mistrustful and insecure and takes long to get along with people.
Medical Details Of The Treatment
Nishit underwent a comprehensive presurgical evaluation at KDAH. Brain MRI showed a subtle lesion in the right temporal region of the brain. While this lesion was not very clearly visualised on MRI. The Video EEG, ictal SPECT and PET brain scans and the neuropsychological assessment for memory all pointed to the same area as the seizure focus. The epilepsy team in KDAH reviewed all the tests and offered him a temporal lobectomy.
Surgery was done in October 2014. Nishit has been seizure free since surgery till date (June 2016). He is now on tapering doses of the medication and is a seizure free life.