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Managing epilepsy in older adults

What special considerations must physicians make when managing epilepsy in older adults? Who is considered an “older adult,” anyway? Dr. Anca Arbune interviews two authors of a recent critical review by an ILAE task force.
25-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soutenir les personnes atteintes d’épilepsie aves des outils pour réduire la stigmatisation

La stigmatisation affecte tous les aspects des soins de l’épilepsie, du diagnostic au traitement en passant par la législation et aux allocations budgétaires. Elle affecte la vie des personnes atteintes d’épilepsie lorsqu’elles n’ont pas...
22-May-2023 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tiempo, educación, persistencia para reducir la brecha en el tratamiento de la epilepsia: la historia de China

El Plan de Acción Mundial Intersectorial sobre Epilepsia y Otros Trastornos Neurológicos (IGAP) tiene como objetivo reducir las brechas de diagnóstico y tratamiento de la epilepsia en todo el mundo para 2031. Muchas personas en la comunidad de la...
11-May-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Empowering people with epilepsy to lead the way in reducing stigma

Stigma affects all aspects of epilepsy care. It affects the lives of people with epilepsy when they are not given equal access to education, employment, and social opportunities. In a US study, one-third of respondents identified stigma—not...
27-Apr-2023 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Moving epilepsy care closer to home: Dr. Gagandeep Singh and Dr. Meenakshi Sharma

Can bringing epilepsy care to people’s homes improve outcomes? ILAE spoke with two researchers who conducted a randomized trial of home-based care versus clinic-based care in northern India. Those receiving the home-based care, delivered by...
27-Apr-2023 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Comment les soins de santé primaires peuvent-ils aider à combler les lacunes dans le traitement de l’épilepsie? Un voyage à travers l’Andhra Pradesh, Inde

Le rôle des soins de santé primaires dans l’identification, le diagnostic et le traitement des personnes atteintes d’épilepsie est de plus en plus important. Cependant, les attitudes sociétales et la stigmatisation entourant l’épilepsie...
11-Apr-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tratamiento inadecuado de primera línea para el estado epiléptico: el problema y las soluciones

A pesar de las directrices, el tratamiento de primera línea para el estado epiléptico a menudo es inadecuado. Los estudios sugieren que hasta dos tercios de los pacientes reciben dosis subclínicas de benzodiazepinas, ya sea antes de llegar a un...
3-Apr-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Time, education, persistence to reduce the epilepsy treatment gap: China’s story

In some countries, more than 90% of people with epilepsy are not receiving treatment. Over the past two decades, epilepsy diagnosis and treatment have evolved in China as the country has focused on multiple aspects of care, including stigma and...
15-Mar-2023 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Epilepsy care in Ukraine, one year later: Some crises have subsided, but others loom large

When the full-scale war in Ukraine began, anti-seizure medication supplies disappeared and some families left the country for safety. How has the past year affected people with epilepsy in Ukraine and their families, as well as the physicians who...
21-Mar-2023 2:15 PM EDT

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Shining a light on stigma and discrimination in epilepsy

Stigma leads to discrimination and can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Dr. Bruna Nucera talked with Mary Secco from the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) about addressing stigma through listening to people with epilepsy and their...
10-Mar-2023 9:50 AM EST

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Epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease: Are there connections?

Alzheimer's disease is a risk factor for epilepsy - and epilepsy is a risk factor for Alzheimer's. We spoke with Dr. Andrew Cole and Dr. Alice Lam about the latest research and some intriguing findings that suggest links between these two conditions.
7-Nov-2022 9:35 AM EST

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Career development profile: Dr. Meriem Bensalem-Owen

From medical training during a civil war to starting Kentucky's first epilepsy fellowship program, Dr. Meriem Bensalem-Owen talks with Sharp Waves about her career journey.
4-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EDT

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What is autoimmune-associated epilepsy: Dr. Claude Steriade

What is autoimmune-associated epilepsy, and how is it different from acute seizures with an autoimmune cause? How can clinicians best diagnose and treat these conditions? Sharp Waves reporter Dr. Maryam Nabavi-Nouri spoke with Dr. Claude Steriade.
3-Oct-2022 12:05 PM EDT

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Epigenetics in epilepsy and the Michael Prize: Dr. Katja Kobow

Though she became involved in epilepsy epigenetics research “by accident,” Katja Kobow is already one of the leading researchers in the field, and the most recent recipient of the prestigious Michael Prize. Sharp Waves talked with her about the...
3-Jun-2022 9:30 AM EDT

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy: A Conversation with Dr. Page Pennell

Can women with epilepsy get pregnant, give birth to healthy babies, and breastfeed? What are the myths and misconceptions, and what do physicians and women need to know? Dr. Anca Arbune interviews Dr. Page Pennell about the latest research and...
16-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT

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Deep brain stimulation for epilepsy: Dr. Robert Fisher

Deep-brain stimulation (DBS) is the newest of three types of neuromodulation for epilepsy. Targeted electrical pulses inhibit a network in the brain involved in starting and spreading seizures. This interference is linked with a reduction in the...
17-Mar-2022 10:30 AM EDT

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