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Identifying Appropriate Patients for Acute Seizure Treatment



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How can we identify which patients with seizure clusters might benefit most from a rescue treatment? Tune in.

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    Seizure clusters can be burdensome to patients and the healthcare system. But despite this, one study suggests only 20 percent of patients who experience seizure clusters report taking a rescue medication.1* Dive into this episode to learn how to identify which patients might be appropriate for acute seizure cluster rescue treatment.

    *Results from a 2014 survey of patients, caregivers, and clinicians, in which 861 individuals (259 patients with epilepsy ≥18 years old who experienced a seizure cluster in the past year, 263 caregivers providing care for a patient with a seizure cluster, and 339 clinicians) reported to the Seizure Cluster Burden of Illness US Survey.1


    1. Penovich PE, Buelow J, Steinberg K, Sirven J, Wheless J. Burden of seizure clusters on patients with epilepsy and caregivers: survey of patient, caregiver, and clinician perspectives. Neurologist. 2017;22:207-214. 

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