Patients with drug-resistant seizures should have an epilepsy center evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and determine the epilepsy syndrome and possible candidacy for neurosurgery. Guidelines here.
Patients with epilepsy often seek CAM therapies—with or without the recommendations or explicit approval of their neurologist.
Results of this Swedish study may help guide decisions about monitoring and induction of labor.
Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology now cover the use of third-generation antiepileptic drugs for patients with new-onset focal or generalized epilepsy.
After a teenager spends 2 months in the ICU with refractory seizures, his family requests a trial of cannabidiol oil.
From documentaries to dramas, these movies expose the hidden disability of epilepsy through film and shed light on the topic, potentially helping patients better understand their illness.
Findings from a new study indicate that compared with children who were not exposed to the drug, children with in utero exposure to sodium valproate have lower scores on national tests at age 7 years.
Here's reason to start eslicarbazepine acetate at 400 mg daily.
A new study finds that children with epilepsy who are treated with antiepileptic drugs sustain more bone fractures than kids who don't take these drugs. Details here.
Most neurologists reach for levetiracetam monotherapy for children with early onset, nonsyndromic epilepsy initially. This study questions that practice.