AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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

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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

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Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

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