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by Michael Wong, MD, PhD
Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and an epileptologist in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Purpose and Disclaimer: The objective of this resource is to concisely overview major clinical issues in epilepsy with an evidence-based approach referring to original published data. The references cited are not intended to be comprehensive; instead, this work represents an attempt to identify many of the most significant publications in the literature that guide clinical decision-making in epilepsy. Although every effort was made to ensure that the information is accurate, to include appropriate interpretations of the literature, and to keep the author’s personal opinions, especially on controversial issues, to a minimum, beware of potential errors or biases in facts or interpretations contained herewithin.

Michael Wong, MD, PhD
Pediatric Epilepsy Center, Suite 12E-47
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Table of Contents of Epilepsy Topics

Acute Symptomatic Seizures

  • Febrile Seizures
  • (Afebrile) Acute Symptomatic Seizures

First Unprovoked Seizure

  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Prognosis

Epidemiology and Classification of Epilepsy

  • Epidemiology
  • Classification

Prognosis of Epilepsy

  • Natural History of Untreated Epilepsy
  • Remission of Treated Epilepsy
  • Relapse of Treated Epilepsy with AED Withdrawal
  • Prognosis of Specific Epilepsy Syndromes
  • Other Morbidity and Mortality of Epilepsy

Medical Treatment of Epilepsy

  • AED Efficacy
  • AED Tolerability
  • Other Therapies (Ketogenic Diet, Vagal Nerve Stimulator)

Epilepsy Surgery

  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Predictors of Outcome
  • Outcome Data: Seizures
  • Outcome Data: Quality of Life
  • Postoperative and Neurological Complications

Status Epilepticus

  • Definition/Epidemiology
  • Treatment
  • Prognosis