AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017


Once-a-day Epilepsy Drug May Prevent Seizures as Well as Twice-a-day Drug

In a non-inferiority study that was designed to show that a new treatment is not worse than an existing treatment, researchers found that after a year of taking the once-a-day medication, 65 percent of those patients were seizure-free compared to 70 percent of patients who were taking the twice-a-day drug. “Memory issues, fatigue or a complicated medication schedule can all interfere with a person taking their seizure-control medications on a regular basis so having a once-daily option for patients, especially when they are newly diagnosed and still learning to manage the disease, may be beneficial,” said Ben-Menachem. “The hops is that these results may also give doctors more option to better tailor treatments for people with epilepsy.” To read more, click here


Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
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