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Management of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy

Management of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy

a systematic review of the literature

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Published by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in [Rockville, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epileptics -- Medical care -- United States

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    SeriesEvidence report/technology assessment -- no. 39, AHRQ publication -- no. 01-E 037
    ContributionsUnited States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14541830M
    OCLC/WorldCa55120045

    The human electroencephalogram (EEG) was discovered by the German psychiatrist, Hans Berger, in Its potential applications in epilepsy rapidly became clear, when Gibbs and colleagues in Boston demonstrated 3 per second spike wave discharge in what was then termed petit mal epilepsy. EEG continues to play a central role in diagnosis and management of patients with seizure disorders—in. Becoming Comfortable with "My" Epilepsy: Strategies that Patients Use in the Journey from Diagnosis to Acceptance and Disclosure ; Association of Sleep with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy ; Association between antiepileptic drug dose and long-term response in patients with refractory epilepsy.

    Patients with 2 failed monotherapy trials followed by a failed trial of polytherapy are considered to have refractory focal seizures, and should be evaluated for the possibility of resective epilepsy surgery. diagnosis of an epilepsy syndrome. diagnosis and management external link opens in a new . Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic condition in the United States; an estimated million individuals have active epilepsy. As understanding of the pathophysiology of seizure types and syndromes evolves, so does the range of treatment options for managing this complex, lifelong, and often disabling disease.

    The Epilepsy Center at Hadassah provides a wide range of services for children and adults suffering from epilepsy. Our services include initial diagnosis, management of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, and surgery for eligible patients. Our goal is to prevent epileptic seizures and provide patients with the best possible functional. Evidence for effectiveness of the new AEDs in newly diagnosed patients with other generalized epilepsy syndromes is lacking. Conclusions: The results of this evidence-based assessment provide guidelines for the prescription of AEDs for patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy and identify those seizure types and syndromes where more evidence is.


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Management of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Requestors should ask for Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 39, Management of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Epilepsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature (AHRQ prepublication No. A booklet of appendixes is Cited by: For children Lee: the Rabbit with Epilepsy by Deborah Moss.

Part of "The Special Needs Collection" for ages Published24 pages. Explains epilepsy in a reassuring way for newly diagnosed children, their siblings and friends.

Special People, Special Ways by Arlene Maguire. Published32 pages. A colorfully illustrated book about children with disabilities for ages Just Kids. Epidemiology. Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (CNS).

4 With an estimated incidence of 34 to 76 new cases per year perpeople, epilepsy affects about 70 million Management of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy book worldwide.

1, 10 – 13 In low- and middle-income countries, estimates of epilepsy’s prevalence are generally higher. 1 The outlook for most patients with newly diagnosed Cited by: Disease duration ranged from 6 months to 75 years. The sample included 53 patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy, without seizures for at least 2 years, seizure-free for at least 1 year or with occasional seizures, with nondrug-resistant recurrent seizures, with drug-resistant seizures, and 38 surgical : Gabriele Enia, Giorgia Giussani, Elisa Bianchi, Oriano Mecarelli, Ettore Beghi.

Epilepsy is a common, sometimes chronic, condition with physical risks and psychological and socioeconomic consequences which impair quality of life. The management of patients with epilepsy demands long term commitment from both the general practitioner (GP) and the specialist.

The prime requirements are a complete diagnosis, selection of optimal treatment, and counselling appropriate to. Successful management of patients with recurrent seizures begins with the establishment of an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy syndrome followed by treatment using an appropriate medication in a.

Social and psychological support regarding the impact that such a diagnosis may have on them is a significant aspect of proper management. Furthermore, ‘newly diagnosed epilepsy’ is not synonymous with ‘new onset epilepsy’ with which it is incorrectly equated. 34–37 It is evidence based that many patients have onset of seizures.

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain. When you have epilepsy, it means you have a tendency to have epileptic seizures. Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy.

You will usually only be diagnosed with epilepsy if your doctor thinks that there is a high chance you could have more. Books on Epilepsy. There has been a steady increase in the number of books published that are relevant to epilepsy that members of the League will likely find useful for their practice or research.

However, keeping up with the books that are available is no easy task. We conclude that people with newly diagnosed epilepsy face different challenges, some of which are related to their age at diagnosis.

Patients reported help from the nurse with understanding the diagnosis, tests, risk management and taking their medication. Follow-up is necessary to measure behavioural effects on self-management in the long run. We used a large sample of patients with epilepsy to discern patient characteristics and current AED treatment patterns in patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy in a US population followed for at least 6 months.

We also explored whether treatment patterns differed based on type of insurance and seizure type. Methods Data source. In the newly diagnosed epilepsy cohort, the median age at onset of seizures was 29 years (IQR 18–45).

Epilepsy was classified as localisation-related in (70%) patients, 43% of whom had identifiable lesions on brain imaging and so were categorised as having symptomatic epilepsy. 20 The remaining 57% who had partial-onset seizures and normal brain imaging were deemed to have.

Epileptic seizures can be generalized or focal and take a variety of different forms: their recognition is important for both diagnosis and targeted treatment.

A complete diagnosis of epilepsy involves the diagnosis of seizures (based on the clinical history), the epileptic syndrome and the underlying aetiology. The most common differential diagnoses are syncope and dissociative (psychogenic. We conclude that people with newly diagnosed epilepsy face different challenges, some of which are related to their age at diagnosis.

Patients reported help from the nurse with understanding the diagnosis, tests, risk management and taking their medication.

Follow-up is necessary to measure behavioural effects on self-management in the long-run. Excerpt. This new book, The Epilepsies, details the most recent advances in epileptic seizures, epileptic syndromes and their is based on the International League Against Epilepsy classification, and practice parameter and guidelines issued by the ILAE and other recognised medical es and syndromes are explored in their scientific context and also include newly.

Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ). Feb; (39): 1–3. PMCID: PMC Management of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy: a systematic review of the literature. Additional Physical Format: Management of newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy viii, p. (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government. Epilepsy is a common disorder, affecting approximately % to % of the United States population at any time with an incidence of to per1 It has been estimated that about 7%–8% of the population experiences at least 1 epileptic seizure during their lifetimes.

2 The basic mechanism of epileptic seizures has not been fully elucidated. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and its national affiliates, U.S.

and United Kingdom research funding agencies (National Institutes of Health [NIH] and National Institute of Healthcare Research [NIHR]), and Epilepsy Foundations are increasingly paying attention to seizure disorders other than epilepsy and the comorbidities of epilepsy (Kelley et al., ).

The diagnosis of epilepsy is made primarily on clinical grounds. Supporting investigations include electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging, primarily magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

According to the practical definition of epilepsy of the Inter-national League Against Epilepsy, epilepsy can be diagnosed.

New Jersey Law (N.J.S.A. ) requires all physicians to report patients to the Motor Vehicle Commission within 24 hours after determining that a patient experiences any of the following: Recurrent convulsive seizures, recurrent period of unconsciousness or impairment, or loss of motor coordination due to conditions such as, but not.

A practical reference to the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy. The third edition of The Treatment of Epilepsy has been thoroughly updated.

It is a reference work, but has a strong practical bias, and is designed to assist neurologists, neurosurgeons and other clinicians at all levels who are involved in the treatment of patients with epilepsy.Together, these thoughts and behaviors are called suicidality. According to the FDA’s Alert, among the patients with epilepsy in these drug studies, more had symptoms of suicidality than people taking a placebo or inactive substance — of 1, people taking a seizure medicine had suicidality compared to 1 of 1, people taking a placebo.