Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.4172/2155-9562.s2-005
Title: An Update on Promising Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Epilepsy
Authors: Leonard LL Yeo 
Jonathan YY Ong
Benjamin R Wakerley
Rahul Rathakrishnan 
Keywords: Epilepsy
Therapeutics
Diagnostic
EEG
fMRI
SISCOM
Benzodiazepine
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: OMICS Publishing Group
Citation: Leonard LL Yeo, Jonathan YY Ong, Benjamin R Wakerley, Rahul Rathakrishnan (2012). An Update on Promising Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Epilepsy. Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology s2 (01). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.4172/2155-9562.s2-005
Abstract: There have been many developments in the management of patients with epilepsy ranging from diagnostic modalities to pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. This review discusses several advances which the authors believe will have a significant impact on how such patients will be managed in the coming years. Electroencephalography [EEG] remains the main diagnostic tool in the evaluation of patients with seizure disorders. The novel discovery of high frequency EEG oscillations introduces new concepts of epileptogenicity. Also, techniques that couple EEG with imaging data will be discussed. The early intervention to abort seizures using a method that is easily administered by paramedic staff in the field has been shown to result in more rapid seizure cessation we elaborate on the pre-hospital management. Epilepsy surgery which has revolutionized the treatment of medically refractory patients is invasive and often resective in nature. We discuss the emerging science of neurostimulation as an alternative and potentially similarly efficacious technique.
Source Title: Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/182000
ISSN: 21559562
DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.s2-005
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