Epilepsy & Seizures

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Epilepsy: Now and in the Future

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

May/June 2013—New drugs continue to offer hope to patients, as research seeks other ways to optimize care.

The Epilepsy Pipeline

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

May/June 2013—In any disorder, the pipeline is the lifeblood of patients’ and physicians’ hopes for more promising care and better results. And epilepsy’s pipeline has several drugs worth keeping an eye on.

Update on Refractory Status Epilepticus

Giridhar P Kalamangalam, MD, DPhil, FRCP

September/October 2012—The first priority for the consulting neurologist is confirming the diagnosis. Treating any underlying disease does far more to improve outcome than mere suppression of seizures. Treatment options exist for prolonged SE, but clinicians must be realistic with families.

Tysabri and MS: Putting the Odds in the Patient’s Favor

Q&A with Robert J. Fox, MD

July/August 2012—A recent analysis has created a better profile of who can receive Tysabri and when.

Evidence Lost? Epilepsy Surgery Not as Common as It Should Be

May/June 2012—Doctors stress the importance of evidence-based medicine. So why aren’t more patients having epilepsy surgery?

Concussion and Epilepsy: What is the Link?

May/June 2012—Individuals who suffer a traumatic brain injury are at increased risk for developing seizures. Here’s an update to the current evidence and implications for monitoring.
Insights from G. Alexander Hishaw, MD

Epilepsy Essentials: Seizure Disorders and Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators

Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM

March/April 2010—Clinical neurologists should be familiar with regulations regarding commercial drivers’ qualifications to drive and the role of third party examiners.

Leading the Way to Better Epilepsy Care Through Expert Consensus

Paul Winnington, Editorial Director

January 2009—When epilepsy specialists "compared notes" on diagnosis and management, clear themes emerged. Among resulting recommendations are the need for MRI scans and an emphasis on effective questioning and education.


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