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Epilepsy Essentials: Reproductive Endocrine Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy

Michelle Dougherty, MD and Jyoti A. Pillai, MD

July/August 2015—Epilepsy and anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have complex interactions with hormones and the functioning of the hypothalamic pituitary axis. This complexity can result in reproduc…

Epilepsy Essentials: Epilepsy Genetics: What the General Neurologist Needs To Know

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD and Mitra Assadi, MD

May 2015— More than half of all epilepsy is caused by genetic influences.1 There are three broad categories of epilepsy genetics: single gene disorders responsible for primary epileps…

Emerging Research: Epilepsy and Behavioral/Intellectual Disabilities and the Challenge of SUDEP

April 2015—Researchers shared new findings at the AES meeting this winter.

Seizures and Surgery: From Prophylaxis to Quality of Life

With Kimford J. Meador, MD and Janette Greenhalgh, PhD

April 2015—The impact of epilepsy surgery on Quality of Life cannot be overlooked, while use of prophylactic AEDs remains controversial.

Viewpoints: The Neurology of FDR

Randolph W. Evans, MD

April 2015—Did the only person ever elected to the presidency four times have Guillain-Barré syndrome and epilepsy?

Antiepileptic Drug Selection and Impact on Vascular Risk Factors

Michelle Dougherty, MD

March 2015—Long-term effects of AEDs on vascular risk factors often go under recognized. Here’s what you should know.

In Epilepsy Care, Non-pharmacologic Research Takes Center Stage

A Q&A with Lara Jehi, MD and Evelyn S. Tecoma MD, PhD

November/December 2014—Researchers say minimally invasive surgeries, alternative interventions, and new genetic findings are the top stories of 2014.

Medical Management of Epilepsy Secondary to Tumor

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

October 2014—Strategies for managing a challenging presentation.


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