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Epilepsy and Seizure

Epilepsy and Seizure

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The ketogenic and the modified Atkins diets, high in fat and low in carbohydrates, could reduce these seizures, suggesting that clinicians bring them into the treatment discussion.

Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy appear to have modest cognitive defects and imaging abnormalities early on that are unlikely to be associated with anti-epileptic therapy. This is a clear departure from traditional teaching.

The possibility of SUDEP should serve as a powerful motivator for improved adherence and active attempts at seizure control with new medications, neurostimulation, and epilepsy surgery.

Choosing a technique for a particular drug resistant patient is a judgment call based on the results of the patient’s monitoring, clinician experience, and many other factors.

The knowledge that a patient is at high or low risk for late seizures has the potential to improve patient care.

Persons with epilepsy have a higher prevalence of comorbid conditions—psychiatric disorders in particular—than the general population. Here: a look at the most common comorbidities and a discussion of the clinical implications.

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