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.
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.
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
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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