Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

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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.

Continual Growth?

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2009—As continuous EEG evolves and becomes more efficient, it could improve patient care and present opportunities for specialized neurologists.


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Launched in January 2002, Practical Neurology strives to enhance quality of care and improve the daily operation of neurology practices. Each month, our experts explain the real-world significance of recent advances in neurologic science and offer step-by-step advice on how to overcome the clinical and business challenges neurologists face. Our straightforward, how-to articles give neurologists tools they can put into practice right away.