Overview of Diagnosis and Medical Treatment of Partial Epilepsies

Joseph I. Sirven

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Characteristic interictal abnormality in epilepsy - a spike or sharp wave
  • Diagnostic studies - in confirming partial epilepsy
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) - single most informative diagnostic tests, in patients with partial epilepsy
  • Memory disturbances, from underlying lesions - due to Antiepileptic Drug (AED) effects
  • Neurological examination, and memory impairment - in partial epilepsies
  • Partial epilepsies - diagnosis and medical treatment
  • Partial epilepsy patients - not requiring medications
  • Putative mechanisms of action - by which AEDs, prevent partial seizures
  • Therapeutic options, management of patients with epilepsy - 18 different seizure medications with unique pharmacokinetic and efficacy characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience

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