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Work experience

2015 - Present

Acting Assistant

Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectology and Dermatology

2014 - Present

Medical doctor

SIA GKMed “GK Neiroklīnika”

2013 - 2019

Investigator duties

Riga Stradiņš University, A. Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Rīga (Latvia)

2011 - Present

Medical doctor

SIA "Rīgas Austrumu klīniskā universitātes slimnīca"

Education and training

2014 - 2017

Studies, study program "Medicīnas un farmācijas DSP"

University of Latvia

2006 - 2011

Neurologist certificate

Riga Stradiņš University

2000 - 2006

Medical doctor degree

Riga Stradiņš University

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

  • 10.10.2015-12.04.2015 Distance education course "EEG in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy – Advanced Course", International League Against Epilepsy - VIREPA.
  • 01.11.2013-27.04.2014 Distance education course "Medical Treatment of Epilepsy – Advanced Course", International League Against Epilepsy - VIREPA.
  • 18.08-23.08.2013 Education program "7th Baltic Sea Summer School on Epilepsy", ILAE-CEA, Estonian League Against Epilepsy, Prof. Dr.Peter & Jytte Wolf Foundation for Epilepsy.
  • 12.2012 Electroencephalography certificate, Latvian Medical Association "Latvijas Ārstu biedrība", Certificate No. 80051.
  • 10.05-13.05.2012 Education program "EFNS Academy – Spring School for Young Neurologists", European Federation of Neurological Societies.

Field of research

  • ​Epilepsy, comorbidities of epilepsy;
  • SUDEP syndrome;
  • Alcohol-related seizures;
  • Role of HHV-6 un HHV-7 viruses in epilepsy and meningitis;
  • Tick-borne encephalitis.

Lectured study course

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases I

Infectology and Dermatology

Neuroinfections

Projects

Investigator duties, A. Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Proj.No.478/2012 "Beta -herpesvīrusu HHV-6 un HHV-7 līdzdalības noskaidrošana encefalopātijas, encefalīta un epilepsijas attīstībā, lietojot multidisciplināru pieeju", till 11.2016.

Memberships

  • 10.2014 - 04.2018 Secretary of the Latvian Society Against Epilepsy, Latvian Society Against Epilepsy.
  • 04.2018 - present Board member of the Latvian Society Against Epilepsy, Latvian Society Against Epilepsy.

Publications

Research articles​​

Alcohol-related seizures may be associated with more severe depression, alcohol dependence syndrome and more pronounced alcohol-related problems / E. Gutmane, N. Suna, A. Tomilova, L. Liepina V. Folkmanis, G. Karelis // Epilepsy & Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.10.023

Alcohol use disorder and depression in patients with alcohol-related seizures / N.Sūna, E.Gūtmane, L.Liepiņa ...[et al.] // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.72, No.3 (2018, June), p.177-183. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Preferences of patients for discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy / N.Sūna, E.Gūtmane, G.Karelis ...[et al.] // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.71, No.4 (2017), p.280-285. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Epilepsy patients show reactivation of the HHV6 infection / S. Chapenko, S. Rasa, N. Suna, E. Kashuba, Z. Zazerska, M. Lazdane, G. Karelis, M. Murovska // Journal of Clinical Virology, 82:S139, 09.2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2016.08.281

Awareness of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy among neurologists in Latvia / N.Sūna, M.Lazdāne, G.Karelis, E.Vītols // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.69, Nr.5 (2015), 265.-268.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Tick-borne encephalitis in Latvia 1973-2009: epidemiology, clinical features and sequelae / Karelis G, Bormane A, Logina I, Lucenko I, Suna N, Krumina A, Donaghy M // European Journal of Neurology. 2012, 19:62-68.

Carotid Artery Stenosis Correlation with Hyperhomocysteinemia in stroke Patient Group: a Prospective Study / V.Kenina, Z.Priede, P.Auce, N.Suna, A.Millers // Acta Chirurgica Latviensis, 2010 (10/2) (ISSN 1407-981X).

Abstracts​​

Parvoviruses and inflammatory neurological disorders / Z. Nora-Krūkle, A. Vilmane, A. Terentjeva, N. Sūna, S. Roga, S. Skuja, S. Rasa, M. Murovska // Abstract book of Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences, April 1 – 3, 2019, P197 (ISBN 978-9934-563-29-4).

Alcohol dependence syndrome and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with acute symptomatic seizures / E.Gūtmane, I.Žīgure, L.Kande, N.Sūna // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 70.lpp.

Alcohol-related seizures as a predictor of severe depression and alcohol dependence syndrome [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / E.Gūtmane, N.Sūna, A.Tomilova, L.Liepiņa // 11th Epilepsy Colloquium (Frankfurt, Germany, March 12-14, 2018) [Elektroniskais resurss] : [Posters]. - Frankfurt, 2018. - Poster No.5. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 19.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.iec2018.com/abstracts.html

Optimisation of pharmacological therapy in epilepsy / I.Žīgure, E.Gūtmane, L.Kande, N.Sūna // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 72.lpp.

Presence of human parvovirus B19, human bocaviruses and human parvovirus 4 genomic sequences in DNA of patients with meningitis/meningoencephalitis / A.Vilmane, A.Terentjeva, I.Sedleniece, S.Rasa, N.Suna, M.Murovska, Z.Nora-Krukle // 21st Annual Meeting of ESCV (European Society for Clinical Virology) (Athens, Greece, Sept.23-26, 2018) : Book of Abstracts. - Athens, 2018. - P.109.

Anti-NMDAR autoimmune encephalitis / M.Litviņenko, D.Ziemele, L.Vainšteine, V.Ķēniņa, N.Sūna ...[et al.] ; trustee of the paper: G.Karelis // 13th Warsaw International Medical Congress for Young Scientists (Warsaw, Poland, May 11-14, 2017) : Abstract Book. - Warsaw, 2017. - P.110-111.

HHV-6 infection in patients with epilepsy and unspecified etiology meningitis/meninngoencephalitis : [abstract] / S.Rasa, S.Chapenko, N.Suna, G.Karelis, M.Murovska ...[et al.] // 10th International Conference on HHV-6&7 (Berlin, Germany, July 24-26, 2017) : Program Book. - Berlin, 2017. - Poster No.10-9.

Sūna, Normunds. Disease-related concerns of patients with epilepsy in Latvia / N.Sūna, E.Gūtmane, I.Žīgure // International Medical Section : 75th Conference of the University of Latvia : Book of Abstracts = Medicīnas sekcija : Latvijas Universitātes 75.zinātniskā konference (Rīga, Latvija, 2017.g. 24.febr.) : tēžu krājums / Latvijas Universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 131.lpp.

Sūna, Normunds. Evaluation of employment status and education level in randomly selected epilepsy patients / N.Sūna, E.Gūtmane // International Medical Section : 75th Conference of the University of Latvia : Book of Abstracts = Medicīnas sekcija : Latvijas Universitātes 75.zinātniskā konference (Rīga, Latvija, 2017.g. 24.febr.) : tēžu krājums / Latvijas Universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 169.lpp.

Epilepsy patients show reactivation of the HHV6 infection / S.Chapenko, S.Rasa, N.Suna, Z.Zazerska, G.Karelis, M.Murovska ...[et al.] // Journal Of Clinical Virology. - Vol.82, Suppl.1 (2016, Sept.), p.S139. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Comorbidity between epilepsy and dissociative disorder : long-term videoelectroencephalography monitoring data in Latvia / N.Sūna, M.Lazdāne, G.Gulbe, G.Karelis, E.Vītols // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.69, No.5 (2015), p.A20. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Detection of human herpesvirus 6 by molecular methods in specimens from patients diagnosed with meningitis / S.Grāvelsiņa, S.Rasa, S.Čapenko, M.Lazdāne, N.Sūna, G.Karelis, M.Murovska // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 207.lpp.

Discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) with patients : practice in Latvia / N.Sūna, M.Lazdāne, G.Karelis, E.Vītols // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.69, No.5 (2015), p.A20-A21. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Epilepsija un alkohola provocētas lēkmes : pacientu analīze vispārējā neiroloģijas nodaļā / M.Lazdāne, G.Gulbe, N.Sūna, G.Karelis // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 331.lpp.

Epilepsijas komorbiditāte ar disociatīviem traucējumiem : ilgtermiņa video elektroencefalogrāfijas monitorēšanas dati Latvijā / G.Gulbe, N.Sūna, G.Karelis ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 330.lpp.

Epilepsy and alcohol provoked seizures : patient analysis in general neurology department / N.Sūna, M.Lazdāne, G.Gulbe, G.Karelis, E.Vītols // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.69, No.5 (2015), p.A21. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Elucidation of the involvement of ß-herpesviruses HHV-6 and HHV-7 infection in the development of encephalopathy and epilepsy / S.Chapenko, S.Rasa, S.Roga, N.Suna, M.Lazdane, G.Karelis, M.Murovska // 17th Annual Meeting of ESCV (European Society for Clinical Virology) (Prague, Czech Republik, Sept.28-Oct.1, 2014) : Book of Abstracts. - Prague, 2014. - P.95.

Tick-borne encephalitis in Latvia 1973-2009 : epidemiology, clinical features and sequelae / G.Karelis, I.Logina, N.Sūna, A.Krumina ...[u.c.] // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 181.lpp.

Smalko nervu šķiedru funkcijas traucējumi Černobiļas AES avārijas seku likvidētājiem / T.Zvagule, I.Logina, N.Sūna ...[u.c.] // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 152.lpp.

Sūna, Normunds. Papildu iespējas polineiropātiju diagnostikā / N.Sūna, I.Logina // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 154.lpp.

Sūna, N. Radicular and low-back pain - changes in pain and perception thresholds / N.Suna, M.Vanaga, I.Logina // Neurologijos seminarai. - T.13, N 1 (2009), p. S53. - 6th Baltic Congress of Neurology (BALCONE) (Vilnius, Lithuania, May 13-16, 2009) : Final Programm and Abstract Book.

Sūna, N. Thermal perception in polyneuropathy patients / N.Suna, I.Logina // Neurologijos seminarai. - T.13, N 1 (2009), p. S53. - 6th Baltic Congress of Neurology (BALCONE) (Vilnius, Lithuania, May 13-16, 2009) : Final Programm and Abstract Book.

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