A 3.5-year-old boy has explosive onset of epilepsy marked by aura, left version, and right frontal elements on ictal and interictal EEG. While these findings suggest a role for epilepsy surgery, his MRI is presumed normal and most epileptiform discharges are generalized. How best to proceed?
A new international study strengthens the case for an expanded panel of immunohistochemical stainings and introduction of a gene panel in the forthcoming update to the FCD classification scheme.
Drug interactions and fetal risks from some anti-seizure medications make family planning discussions especially pertinent for women with epilepsy. Two epileptologists share tips.
A new study finds that a semi-automated anatomical labeling method for stereotactic electroencephalography contacts is faster and more accurate than conventional brain mapping in epilepsy.
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Two new studies shed light on late-life development of generalized epilepsy and the effects of responsive neurostimulation therapy in older adults with medication-refractory seizures.
Magnetic resonance fingerprinting is improving lesion identification in epilepsy, brain microstructure evaluation in MS, and more. Two experts share the essentials on this emerging imaging advancement.
A Cleveland Clinic study of pediatric patients with epilepsy and no mental health history found unprecedentedly high rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Cortical mapping with navigated TMS offers entirely noninvasive evaluation for epilepsy surgery with the potential to yield important evidence not gained by other methods.
“Imag(in)ing SEEG With Multimodal Integration” will give epilepsy providers clear insights on how multimodal studies contribute to the pre-SEEG workup and surgical strategy formation. Don’t miss this three-day CME workshop in March.
Minimizing risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is one reason among many to make sure our patients with epilepsy reach the point of zero seizures.