Epilepsy & Seizures

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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?

Your Attention, Please: ADHD Linked With Epilepsy

With Alan Ettinger, MD

March 2015—New research shows adult epilepsy patients report ADHD at higher rates than the general public. How does this affect seizure control?

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.

Monomelic Amyotrophy (Hirayama’s Disease)

Azis Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

November/December 2014—Last month’s case presented weakness and atrophy of the right hand muscles in a 47-year-old man.

Medical Management of Epilepsy Secondary to Tumor

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

October 2014—Strategies for managing a challenging presentation.


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