Epilepsia

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Edited By: Gary W. Mathern, MD, Astrid Nehlig, PhD, and Michael Sperling, MD.

Impact Factor: 4.584

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 26/194 (Clinical Neurology)

Online ISSN: 1528-1167

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Controversies in Epilepsy

NOW AVAILABLE: Survey results on the Use of Medical Marijuana in Treating Epilepsy
The survey findings indicate a wide disparity of opinion on the use of medical marijuana and CBD in the treatment of people with epilepsy that varied substantially with fewer medical specialists supporting its use compared with general medical personal, and patients and the public. See the survey results now...

Time Magazine has featured these survey results in a new article, Pot Kids: Inside the quasi-legal, science-free world of medical marijuana for children. Read the full article now...


Current Controversy in Epilepsy: SUDEP

Sudden unexpected death from epilepsy (SUDEP) has attracted considerable attention in the past several years, and there is increasing pressure from the epilepsy community to encourage medical professionals to tell their patients about it. In a Scottish coroner's inquest after the SUDEP deaths of two girls, a recommendation was made that “The vast majority of patients with epilepsy, or their parents or carers where appropriate, should be advised of the risk of SUDEP on first diagnosis or...within a very short time thereafter.” How are we doing with our understanding of the risk and burden of SUDEP and when it is discussed with patients and families?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: Assessing the public health burden

Characteristics of epilepsy patients and caregivers who either have or have not heard of SUDEP

Knowing the risk of SUDEP: Two family's perspectives and The Danny Did Foundation


Commentary: It's time to talk about SUDEP

Read previous Controversies in Epilepsy here...



My Story

Sofie's journey

Hope for hypothalamic hamartomas—Cofounders stories

My epilepsy story—PCDH19 Alliance

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Events

9th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)
March 26-29, 2015
Budapest, Hungary

31st International Epilepsy Congress
September 5-9, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
To facilitate the participation of delegates, registration fees for the conference have been considerably reduced in comparison to previous international epilepsy congresses. Please visit www.epilepsyistanbul2015.org to view the registration fees, scientific programme and other congress related information



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Temporary changes at Epilepsia:

Owing to an unexpected illness Gary Mathern will need to step back from Epilepsia for a while. To ensure continued smooth handling of all Epilepsia Matters the Executive Committee has given unanimous support to the appointment of Mike Sperling as an interim Co-Editor in Chief. Mike will be working in close partnership with Epilepsia’s other Co-editor-in-Chief, Astrid Nehlig.

We are grateful to Mike for taking the helm at such short notice, and wish Gary a full recovery, expecting to see him back at the helm in due course.

A word from Gary Mathern...


2013 IF


Wiley and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are pleased to announce the increase of the Epilepsia Impact Factor, to 4.584.

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Article Highlights

New Clinicial Definition for Epilepsy Improves Diagnosis Accuracy

ILAE Official Report--A practical clinical definition of epilepsy
Robert S. Fisher, Carlos Acevedo, Alexis Arzimanoglou, Alicia Bogacz, J. Helen Cross, et al. (2014)

Because of the international appeal, this article has been translated into a broad variety of languages for your reading ease...
Read it now in: ITALIAN, ENGLISH, CHINESE, FRENCH, RUSSIAN
Coming soon in: SPANISH and JAPANESE

From the editors: Names count--the new operational definition of epilepsy and Epilepsia's poll

COMMENTARIES: ILAE DEFINITION OF EPILEPSY

Commentary: ILAE President--Emilio Perucca
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia and C. Mondino National Neurological Institute, Pavia, Italy.

Chong Tin Tan--Professor in the Division of Neurology at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Steven C. Schachter--Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Elinor Ben-Menachem--Professor of Neurology and Epilepsy at the Institute for Clinical Neurosciences and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Allen Hauser--Departments of Neurology, Epidemiology, and Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Jessica Solodar--author focused on photic seizures triggered by electronic media.

Robert S. Fisher--Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine



Congratulations to Cristina Roseti for being awarded the 2013 Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize, for her article listed below; read it now for FREE!

Fractalkine/CX3CL1 modulates GABAA currents in human temporal lobe epilepsy

Commentary: Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize
Interview with Cristina Roseti, 2013 Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize Winner

Click here to view all previous winners of the Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize.


Editor's Choice

Read the selected Editor's Choice articles for May:

Antiepileptic drug use in seven electronic health record databases in Europe: A methodological comparison

Effects of an Inpatient Rehabilitation Program after Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery and other Factors on Employment two Years after Epilepsy Surgery

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