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First Seizure Evaluation
Poster Title: First Seizure Evaluation
Submitted on 10 Sep 2020
Author(s): Dr. M. Banovic
Poster Views: 790
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Abstract: Evaluation of patients with first seizures and the need to treat or not treat them has remained contentious. With second seizures occurring at rates of 20-45%, the physician and patient need to work together for the best strategy for treatment. On one hand, a patient free from seizures is the goal and on the other hand, good quality of life free from drug side effects is also the goal.
The poster summarizes possible methods of evaluating and treating first seizures.
Summary: Evaluation and treatment of first seizures needs good clinical judgement and patient-physician discussion.References: 1. Adams, SM. and Knowles, PD. (2007). Evaluation of a first seizure. Am Fam Physician, 75(9), pp.1342-1347.
2. Wilden, J. and Cohen-Gadol, A. (2012). Evaluation of first nonfebrile seizures. Am Fam Physician, 86(4), pp.334-340.
3. Krumholz, A., Wiebe, S., Gronseth, G., Gloss, D., Sanchez, A., Kabir, A., Liferidge, A., Martello, J., Kanner, A., Shinnar, S., Hopp, J. and French, J. (2015). Evidence-based guideline: Management of an unprovoked first seizure in adults: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Neurology, 84(16), pp.1705-1713.
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