Optimal Care for Patients with Epilepsy: Practical Aspects, an Issue of Neurologic Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323444750, 9780323444767

Optimal Care for Patients with Epilepsy: Practical Aspects, an Issue of Neurologic Clinics, Volume 34-2

1st Edition

Authors: Steven C. Schachter
eBook ISBN: 9780323444767
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323444750
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th April 2016
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This common and very important disorder of Epilepsy is led by Dr. Steven Schachter in this issue of Neurologic Clinics. The majority of articles review methods for application of standards, guidelines, and consensus statement to clinical practice by Primary Care physicians and general Neurologists using validated and evidence-based tools such as screening instruments and algorithms for a number of critically important topics, ranging from initial evaluation to monitoring patients on treatment to counseling and educating patients on SUDEP and driving. Topics in this issue include: Guidelines and quality standards for adult epilepsy patients; Guidelines and quality standards in care of children with epilepsy; Initial evaluation of the patient with suspected epilepsy; Starting, choosing, changing, and discontinuing treatment; Methods for measuring seizure frequency and severity; Assessment of treatment side effects and quality of life; Screening for depression and anxiety; Counseling patients on driving and employment; Issues for women with epilepsy; Patient education (SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy; Self-management; Adherence; Rescue medication); Optimizing the patient-physician therapeutic alliance.


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© Elsevier 2016
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Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780323444767
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323444750

About the Authors

Steven C. Schachter Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA