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2020 Epilepsy Research Benchmarks

No Time to Spare: Re-envisioning ASM Selection in DEEs

We need a better protocols for tailoring anti-seizure medication (ASM) regimes or surgical treatment options for our children, especially the early-onset, drug-resistant epilepsies (DRE) within the DEE families - one that acts with urgency to define the best treatment available in an individualized plan based on the knowledge of the diagnosis, the types of seizures, and the values of the child and family. Yes, please... more »

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2020 Epilepsy Research Benchmarks

Epilepsy surgery deserves its own benchmark and more funding trending idea

Epilepsy surgery is no longer considered a last resort for patients with drug-resistant seizures; however, there remain significant and systemic barriers to prompt referral to epilepsy surgery evaluation. This deprives the patient of potential treatments that may be their only hope for seizure freedom or reduction in seizure burden.

One massive barrier is the lack of surgical outcomes knowledge - especially functional... more »

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