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Epilepsy and Seizure

As clinicians, we can daily apply knowledge learned from a few patients with pure amnesia to patients we see often—those who have memory deficits, such as so-called Mild Cognitive Impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.

James M. Chamberlain, MD

There’s no apparent difference in efficacy or safety between anti-epileptic drugs diazepam and lorazepam in treating pediatric status epilepticus (SE)—a finding that challenges the results of some studies.

Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD

Recent studies are showing that patients with autoimmune associated epilepsy may respond favorably to immunosuppression and that many of affected patients lack the full-fledged syndromes that have received so much attention.

epilepsy and seizure

Psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy represents not only a matter of intellectual interest but also an important variable that affects prognosis in terms of morbidity and mortality.

The results of a new study indicate that a simple self-management intervention may improve patients’ cognitive performance.

Screening for and then treating obstructive sleep apnea may help improve seizure control in epilepsy, a new study shows.

Autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus more than triple the risk of epilepsy in young patients. Early treatment of a rheumatic condition reduces the epilepsy risk, a large study finds.

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