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Exploring epilepsy attendance at the emergency department and interventions which may reduce unnecessary attendances: A scoping review

Causes for repeat Emergency Department (ED) attendances for seizures are complex. •We undertook a review of reasons and interventions of seizure related ED attendance. •Findings suggests many factors for attendance are not directly seizure related. •Mental & social well-being & seizure management education influence ED attendance. •Various interventions were identified but none were holistic and […]

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PARENTS EVENT For parents of children with epilepsy Bristol Aquarium Anchor Road, Harbourside Bristol, BS1 5DB, 24th January 10am to 2pm

Young Epilepsy are hosting an event in Bristol Topics include: – How schools support students – Parenting advice from an Educational Psychologist and young people themselves – Preparing for consultations with health professionals – Treatments other than medication – including the Ketogenic Diet – Keeping your child safe Parents Event Email Ad

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New anti-seizure medication for elderly epileptic patients

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14656566.2019.1618272 This review summarises the current most robust evidence available for the use of the newer AEDs belonging to generation two and three in elderly people with epilepsy. The article provides practical evidenced based clinical information to help prescribers choose the most appropriate AED from the drugs discussed.

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