Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015
Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals
Table of Contents
Paroxysmal Nonepileptic Events in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Aimee F. Luat, MD; Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD; and Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD
Seizure Patterns in Childhood
Steven M. Wolf, MD; and Patricia E. McGoldrick, NP, MPA
Common Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes
Jun T. Park, MD; Asim M. Shahid, MD; and Adham Jammoul, MD
Antiepileptic Drugs—A Review
Ram Sankaraneni, MBBS; and Deepak Lachhwani, MBBS, MD
Options for Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy in Children: When Medications Don’t Work
Gregory B. Sharp, MD; Debopam Samanta, MD; and Erin Willis, MD
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1. Identify common paroxysmal nonepileptic events in children to differentiate these events from true seizures in order to effectively manage patients.
2. Recognize different seizure types and different epileptic encephalopathies.
3. Describe the most commonly encountered pediatric epilepsy syndromes encountered in the primary care setting.
4. Identify the potentially serious side effects of certain antiepileptic drugs in the pediatric age group.
5. Recognize alternative therapies including ketogenic diet, nerve stimulation, epilepsy surgery, and cannabidiol for pharmacoresistant seizures.
Faculty names and affiliations: See Table of Contents
Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals
Guest Editors: Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD; and Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD
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Thomas J. Selva, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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Authors report the following financial relationships: Deepak Kamat has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Lalitha Sivaswamy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Steven M. Wolf reports receiving consulting fees from Insys Therapeutics and fees for non-continuing medical education services from Lundbeck A/S. Patricia E. McGoldrick reports receiving consulting fees from Insys Therapeutics and fees for non-continuing medical education services from Lundbeck A/S. Jun T. Park has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Asim M. Shahid has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Ram Sankaraneni has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Deepak Lachhwani has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Gregory B. Sharp has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Debopam Samanta has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Erin Willis has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Release date: February 1, 2015.
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