Developments in Medical Treatment of Epilepsy
Knowing the different profiles of available treatments can assist in choosing the best-fit medication for each individual.
Lyn Clarito, PharmD
Genetic Mechanisms of Epilepsy
Understanding gene and protein functions can sometimes guide diagnosis and treatment.
Elina Nikkola, PhD; and Vishal Shah, MD
The First Seizure
Seizures need to be distinguished from other common differential diagnoses, and seizure type must be determined because it dictates management and counseling.
Christine Hung, MD
Genomics to Gene Therapy in Neurology
Recent advances in neurogenomics are changing how we practice neurology.
William Renthal, MD, PhD
Epilepsy Essentials: Addressing Global Disparities in Epilepsy Care
Providing regional education is a way for epileptologists to be part of a solution.
Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN, FAES
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
A devastating disease now has 2 approved breakthrough treatments available.
Wijdan Rai, MD; and Bakri Elsheikh, MBBS
Genetic Testing in Neuromuscular Disorders
Understanding ordering and interpretation of genetic tests is paramount for clinical management.
James P. Orengo, MD, PhD; and David R. Murdock, MD
Epilepsy Essentials: Mindfulness and Epilepsy
Mindfulness-based therapies may reduce stress, improve depression and anxiety, and reduce seizure frequency.
Janel Schneider, MD
Movement Disorders Moment: Neurodegenerative Spinocerebellar Ataxia
Can we do better than localizing the lesion?
Liana Rosenthal, MD, PhD
Migraine in Children
Headache is common in children and adolescents and there are exciting developments in diagnosis, classification, and treatment.
Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS; and Scott Otallah, MD
Cover Focus: The Importance Of Sleep
Sleep & Neurodevelopment
Sleep characterization in children may have a role in evaluation for risk of impaired development, behavior, mood, and self-regulation.
Anne M. Morse, DO
Epilepsy Essentials: New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus
Recognizing NORSE as a clinical presentation is meant to lead to improved research and communication that hopefully may improve outcomes eventually.
Michelle L. Doughtery, MD, FAAN, FAES
Hometown Highlights: Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes
With careful diagnosis, treatment can improve symptoms of congenital myasthenic syndromes.
Andrew G. Engel, MD
Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders
It is critical to maintain a high index of suspicion for these conditions when evaluating a patient with demyelination to avoid delays in treatment.
Michael J. Bradshaw, MD; and Dorlan Kimbrough, MD
Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis
Information from clinical trials in children with MS is furthering understanding and improving treatment options for this rare presentation.
Brenda L. Banwell, MD; and Duriel I. Hardy, MD
Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention
Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.
Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc; and Cassandra Kazl, MD
Cover Focus: Technology & Wellness
Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes
Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.
Riley Bove, MD, MMSc; and Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD
Epilepsy Essentials: Neuromodulation Devices for Epilepsy
Implantable devices are an emerging option for patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are not surgical candidates.
Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN; and Stan Naydin, MD