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Epilepsy

Kaarkuzhali B. Krishnamurthy, MD
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CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and further considerations of epilepsy.

Funding Source: American College of Physicians.

Disclosures: Dr. Krishnamurthy, ACP Contributing Author, has disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2484.

Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor for Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer.

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In the Clinic does not necessarily represent official ACP clinical policy. For ACP clinical guidelines, please go to https://www.acponline.org/clinical_information/guidelines/.


Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(3):ITC17-ITC32. doi:10.7326/AITC201602020
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This issue provides a clinical overview of epilepsy, focusing on diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and further considerations. The content of In the Clinic is drawn from the clinical information and education resources of the American College of Physicians (ACP), including MKSAP (Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program). Annals of Internal Medicine editors develop In the Clinic in collaboration with the ACP's Medical Education and Publishing divisions and with the assistance of additional science writers and physician writers.

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epilepsy ; seizures

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Posted on February 5, 2016
Carol Allen, MD
Hudson River Healthcare Community Health Clinic
Conflict of Interest: None Declared
This article would have been more helpful to me as a practicing clinician if it had given greater attention to decision making regarding selection of initial drug therapy. It also would have been useful to include the table of approved drugs in the text of the article instead of referring readers to the website.
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