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

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

Despite hundreds, if not thousands, of years of careful observation and documentation, as clinicians we still struggle to find accurate terminology for describing seizures and classifying types of epilepsy that is simple to use and universally applicable and acceptable. This issue of Epilepsia presents a Controversy in Epilepsy series to address if consciousness should be used as a feature in classifying seizures and epilepsy.

Proposal: Different types of alteration and loss of consciousness in epilepsy

Consciousness as a useful concept in epilepsy classification

From the Editors: Using consciousness to describe seizures and classify the epilepsies

Commentary 1: Consciousness of Epilepsy

Commentary 2: Consciousness of Epilepsy

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Hope for hypothalamic hamartomas—Cofounders stories

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My epilepsy story - Kristin Seaborg

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10th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress
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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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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)

Translations for this article are currently being reviewed for accuracy and will be available again shortly.

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


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

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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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