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The Management of Epilepsy in Children and Adults

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This review describes the new International League Against Epilepsy classification of seizure types and epilepsies, which has been updated to reflect the major advances in the understanding of the biology of seizure disorders.

It also discusses the management of epilepsy in children and adults, highlighting recent advances. To provide an evidence-based review, the MJA searched PubMed for original and review articles, as well as specialist society guidelines up to 31 August 2017. They also identified relevant publications from the reference lists of retrieved articles and their files.

Authors
Piero Perucca, Ingrid E Scheffer, Michelle Kiley

Type
1-hour Reading

Learning Outcomes

  • Know of the new classification of epileptic seizures and epilepsies recently published by the International League Against Epilepsy, to reflect the major scientific advances in our understanding of the epilepsies since the last formal classification 28 years ago
  • Inform on most current managements of epilepsy, including treatment options for drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Become aware of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
  • Focus
    Neurological illness, electroencephalography (EEG), neuroimaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), seizure type, epilepsy type, aetiology, epilepsy syndrome, management, recent advances

    Provider name

    Medical Journal of Australia

    Provider number

    N/A

    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    Nervous System Diseases

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    The Management of Epilepsy in Children and Adults
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Clinical specialist, Neurosurgical, Psychological Medicine, Psychiatric or mental health, Mental health and Medicare
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    CPD Points
    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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