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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.

Movement Disorders Focus: Empowering Patients by Being a Team Player

James B. Leverenz, MD

October 2014—By arming patients with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their own care, we can be true teammates on their roster of health care professionals.

Epilepsy Essentials: Research Deepens Understanding of Genetics and Epilepsy

September 2014—A new international study sheds light on genes that may contribute to the development of a common neurological disorder.

Treatment of Seizures in Patients with Significant Drug Interactions and Co-Morbidities

Lola Morgan, MD and Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD

July/August 2014—How can clinicians optimize treatment of seizures for individuals with cardiovascular disease or glioblastoma?

Perampanel: Novel Mechanism for the Management of Epilepsy

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

July/August 2014—An epilepsy specialist reviews the role of a new AMPA receptor agonist for epilepsy.


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