Category Archives: Epilepsy

Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus

Status epilepticus is a medical emergency with significant morbidity and mortality and, in circumstances where benzodiazepines alone have failed to terminate seizures, has traditionally been treated with anticonvulsants such as phenytoin or phenobarbitone. Other intravenously administered antiepileptics have also been … Continue reading

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Journal Club Review: Driving after a Single Seizure

Background One of the main issues facing a patient diagnosed as having had a first epileptic seizure without any sinister underlying lesion – often a young adult and otherwise well – is the driving ban. One can only be sympathetic … Continue reading

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Journal Club Commentary: Management of Single Seizures

Introduction For this edition of the Neurology Online Journal Club I wanted to review not one but a series of papers to address a specific issue, namely predicting the risk of seizure recurrence after a single seizure and predicting how … Continue reading

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