Free download of : Pediatric Epilepsy Case Studies
Epilepsy encompasses a wide variety of clinical syndromes characterized by heterogeneous etiologies, presentations, and prognoses. Accurate diagnosis is critically important for the proper care of patients with epilepsy, especially since some forms of epilepsy have a benign course whereas others are associated with progressive neurocognitive decline. Advances in neuroimaging and genetics have improved our
diagnostic abilities and our fundamental understanding of the epilepsies. In addition, newer medications have offered patients better tolerability than traditional agents, but unfortunately, no significant improvements in overall seizure control have been afforded. Many epileptic conditions remain intractable to currently available medications .However, other nonpharmacological treatment options (such as the ketogenic diet and vagus nerve stimulator) may provide some hope for improved seizure control in these patients with medically refractory epilepsy …….