Epilepsy & Seizures

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Brain Stimulation and Robotics-Assisted Motor Training: Moving Past Brain and Nerve Injury

A Q&A with Dylan Edwards, PhD, PT

June 2014—In part II of this series, a researcher explains how technology is supporting recovery.

Patients Prefer Oral Therapy Over Injections

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2013—Phase IV data for fingolimod show high levels of patient satisfaction with oral therapy over injectables.

Exploring Effects of Epilepsy on the Young and the Disadvantaged

May/June 2013—Excess Death in Young Epilepsy Patients OFTEN Not Seizure Related Most excess death in young people with epilepsy is not seizure-related, new research confirms. Although mo…

Epilepsy: Now and in the Future

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

May/June 2013—New drugs continue to offer hope to patients, as research seeks other ways to optimize care.

The Epilepsy Pipeline

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

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.

Update on Refractory Status Epilepticus

Giridhar P Kalamangalam, MD, DPhil, FRCP

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.

Tysabri and MS: Putting the Odds in the Patient’s Favor

Q&A with Robert J. Fox, MD

July/August 2012—A recent analysis has created a better profile of who can receive Tysabri and when.

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?


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