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Epilepsy

:: September 2014


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Clinical Guidelines

AAN Releases Recommendations for the Diagnostic Evaluation of the Child with Status Epilepticus

Diagnosis and Treatment of the First Epileptic Seizure: Guidelines of the Italian League Against Epilepsy (Epilepsia 2006)

Experts Issue Guidelines on Diagnosing Seizure

Guidelines for Prescribing Antiepileptic Drugs

MOH (Singapore) - Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy in Adults (slides and speeches from the launch available) (2007)

NGC - EFNS guideline on the diagnosis and management of alcohol-related seizures: Report of an EFNS task force. (2005)

NGC - Epilepsy (2006)

NGC - Epilepsy in adults. (2007)

NGC - Diagnosis and management of epilepsies in children and young people. (2005)

NGC - Newer drugs for epilepsy in adults. (2004)

NGC - Newer drugs for epilepsy in children. (2004)

NGC - The diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care. (2004)

NGC - (1) Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults. A national clinical guideline. (2) Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults. Update to printed guideline.

NGC - Practice parameter: diagnostic assessment of the child with status epilepticus (an evidence-based review). (2006)

NGC - Use of serum prolactin in diagnosing epileptic seizures. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. (2005)

NICE - The epilepsies: the diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care (2004)

SIGN - Diagnosis and management of epilepsies in children and young people (2005)

SIGN - Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults (2004)

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ADD - ADHD

Attention deficit disorder and epilepsy. (Pediatr Neurol. 2005) ”Multiple factors must be considered in the evaluation of a child with epilepsy and hyperactivity or inattention. For instance, inattention could be due to subclinical seizures, undiagnosed learning disabilities, disturbed sleep as a result of a side effect of antiepileptic medication, or due to an attention deficit disorder. Electroencephalographic monitoring is helpful to distinguish between behavioral inattention and partial complex or absence seizures."


Behavioral and Learning Disorders: Learning Disorders

Reading abilities and cognitive functions of children with epilepsy: Influence of epileptic syndrome. (Brain Dev. 2005) "Children with epilepsy are at risk of developing learning disorders. Ä Children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) had significantly lower scores for reading speed and comprehension, but epileptic variables (the age of onset of epilepsy, duration and activity of epilepsy) had influenced academic performances. Ä To a lesser extent children with idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) also exhibit cognitive deficit. The results of the present study lend support to epilepsy-specific patterns of neuropsychological dysfunction in children that should be considered to improve remediation of academic underachievement in these populations."

 

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