AES 2016

AES 2016

What Role Can Pharmacists Play in Reducing the Incidence of Major Convulsive Seizures?
Torbjörn Tomson, MD, PhD - professor in neurology, Karolinska Institutet - discusses how health care providers can work with patients to prevent sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
 
Pregnant Women on Antiepileptics May Be Put at Ease by These Findings
Epilepsy medications can cause folate deficiency-related birth defects but what about other birth defects?
Marijuana Ingredient Shows Promise in Seizure Reduction
Recently released studies on Cannabidiol, used to treat certain types of childhood seizures, are showing promising results.
What is the Current Standard Treatment for Epilepsy and How Has Treatment Changed?
Third-generation medications for epilepsy are improving treatment options. 
What Should Pharmacists be Aware of When Treating Patients with Epilepsy?
Jacqueline A. French, MD—professor of neurology, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Study Consortium, president, The Epilepsy Study Consortium—discusses what pharmacists should keep in mind when treating patients with epilepsy.
What Is Bioinformatics and How Does It Relate to Health Care?
Tracy Glauser, MD—associate director of Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center—discusses the role of bioinformatics in health care.
What Are the Challenges in Managing Pediatric Epilepsy?
Joseph Sullivan, MD—associate professor at the University of California San Francisco, director of USCF Pediatric Epilepsy Center—discusses some of the challenges in managing pediatric epilepsy.
What Challenges Do You Face in Treating Patients with Multiple Comorbidities?
Mitra Habibi, PharmD, discusses the challenges in treating patients with multiple comorbidities.
Streamlined Psychosocial Comorbidity Screening Methods Needed for Epilepsy
Clinicians may face too many choices regarding the methods for screening patients with epilepsy for comorbidities.
 
Is Epilepsy More Serious in Certain Populations, such as the Elderly?
Arching Shrestha, MD, discusses the challenges of treating epilepsy in the elderly.
Why Is the Risk of Seizure Higher During the Peripartum Period?
Sanjeev V. Thomas, MD, DM, FANA—professor of neurology, chairman of the Epilepsy Program, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute—discusses why the risk of seizures is higher for women during the peripartum period.
How Does the New Definition of Epilepsy Differ from the Previous Version?
Jacqueline A. French, MD—professor of neurology, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Study Consortium, president, The Epilepsy Study Consortium—discusses how the new ILAE definition of epilepsy and classification of seizures differ from the previous versions.
How to Manage Epilepsy Pre- and Postpartum
Antiepileptic drugs and seizures may harm a fetus, so it is important for physicians to plan an individualized treatment strategy for women with epilepsy.
How Will the New Definition of Epilepsy Change the Landscape of the Disease?
Jacqueline A. French, MD—professor of neurology, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Study Consortium, president, The Epilepsy Study Consortium—discusses how the new ILAE definition of epilepsy may change the disease.
Treatment Options for Patients with Epilepsy Due to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, pediatric neurologist/epileptologist, discusses treatment options for patients with epilepsy due to tuberous sclerosis complex.
How Does Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Impact Children?
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, pediatric neurologist/epileptologist, discusses the impact of tuberous sclerosis complex on children.
 
How Can the New Definition of Epilepsy Improve Patient Outcomes?
Jacqueline A. French, MD—professor of neurology, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Study Consortium, president, The Epilepsy Study Consortium—discusses how the new ILAE definition of epilepsy can improve patient outcomes.
The Importance of Pre-Pregnancy Planning for Women with Epilepsy
Not planning pregnancy in women with epilepsy could lead to fetal malformations.
 
What Are the Symptoms of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex?
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, pediatric neurologist/epileptologist, discusses symptoms of tuberous sclerosis complex and the role early detection plays in disease prognosis.
New Seizure Classifications Revealed at American Epilepsy Society Conference
For the first time, the new International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) seizure classifications were presented at the American Epilepsy Society conference during the Annual Fundamentals Symposium: The New Definition and Classification of Epilepsy on Friday, December 2, 2016.
New Definition of Epilepsy May Improve Treatment
The definition of epilepsy has been updated by the International League Against Epilepsy.
 
Improving Epilepsy Treatment Around the World
Speakers discuss the state of epilepsy care around the world at the AES conference.
 
What Is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and How Does It Relate to Epilepsy?
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD--pediatric neurologist/epileptologist, director, The Carol and James Herscot Center for Children and Adults with TSC, Massachusetts General Hospital--discusses tuberous sclerosis complex.
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