Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

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SUDEP: Risk Factors and Proposed Mechanisms

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

July/August 2017—Patients and families deserve information about their risk for SUDEP and steps that can be taken to minimize that risk.

The Utility of EEG in Prognosis Post-Cardiac Arrest

Michelle Dougherty, MD

April 2017—EEG findings are helpful at either end of the spectrum, but more research is needed before it can be used more broadly to determine prognosis for patients with cardiac arrest.

Rescue Therapies for Seizures in the Community Setting

Gustavo S. Silva, MD and Michelle Dougherty, MD

October 2016—With the majority of seizure emergencies occurring outside a medical setting, there is a great need for effective pre-hospital therapies that absorb fast and administer easily.

The Anti-Epileptic Effect of REM Sleep

Marcus C. Ng, MD

October 2016—An emerging theory suggests possible new directions in harnessing the unique ability of REM sleep to prevent seizures.

Epilepsy: In-Focus

September 2016—How to Tailor Individualized Treatment Regimens in Epilepsy Care

Ask the Right Questions: Navigating the Complex Spectrum of AEDs

Jacqueline A. French, MD

September 2016—In the crowded epilepsy treatment landscape, matching the optimum regimen to each individual patient presents several challenges. We are fortunate to have such a deep pool of …

Under the Microscope: Seizure Clusters

With Sheryl R. Haut, MD

September 2016—New research and increased attention are shaping an emerging treatment paradigm.

Pregnancy and Epilepsy: A Guide to Treatment and Risks

With Cynthia Harden, MD

September 2016—Research is offering new paths in the management of women who are or may become pregnant.


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