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Designed to supply a entire yet obtainable creation to epilepsy and seizure issues, grownup Epilepsy offers state of the art details in a concise layout invaluable to a large viewers, from neurology citizens to epilepsy fellows and practitioners. This illustrated advisor to the overview, analysis, and therapy of epilepsy is a worthy source permitting clinicians to stick on most sensible of the newest suggestions for top perform.
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Although the presence of IEDs on a routine EEG is helpful for the appropriate diagnosis of a seizure disorder, patients with epilepsy may have no IEDs, even on repeated EEG studies . Rarely, patients without epilepsy may have IEDs [6, 9]. When a routine EEG fails to show IEDs of a patient with a suspected seizure disorder, repeating the EEG may increase the diagnostic sensitivity. In addition, to obtain an ictal EEG recording, a long-term ambulatory or long-term video-EEG should be considered.
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