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Special Report: AAN Annual Meeting: Video Coverage, Study Highlights, and More

May 2016— Last month, thousands of members of the international neurology community convened in Vancouver for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Practical …

In-Focus: Communication

May 2016—Review Finds Poor Public Understanding of Dementia Findings from a new review indicate that the general public possesses only a fair to moderate knowledge and understanding…

A Plan for Action: How Stronger Patient Communication Can Yield Improved Outcomes in the Treatment of Seizure Clusters

A Q&A with Nancy Santilli, PNP, MN

May 2016—Patients and physicians often think about seizures very differently. In particular, due to some of the limitations of communication between patients and providers, seizure clu…

Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy

Pamela Pojomovksy McDonnell, MD and Michelle Dougherty, MD

March 2016—Dietary therapies remain valuable tools in the neurologist’s arsenal for the treatment of epilepsy.

Update in Epilepsy Therapeutics

November/December 2015—In addition to comorbid conditions and side effects, cost and availability should factor into therapeutic selection.

Access to Newer AEDs and Specialists are Key to Seizure Control

Beatriz Duque Long

July/August 2015—A new report shows that some patients still lack access to care resources.

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…


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