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Title: The new definition and classification of seizures and epilepsy.
Authors: Falco-Walter, Jessica J;Scheffer, Ingrid E;Fisher, Robert S
Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto CA 94305, United States
Departments of Medicine and Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2018
EDate: 2017-11-28
Citation: Epilepsy research 2018; 139: 73-79
Abstract: This review discusses the updated classifications of seizures and the epilepsies, which were recently published by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). While it is always a challenge to learn a new classification system, particularly one that has remained essentially unchanged for over three decades, these new classifications allow for the inclusion of some previously unclassifiable seizure types and utilize more intuitive terminology. In this review, we specifically discuss the use of these new classifications for patients, clinicians, and researchers.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.11.015
ORCID: 0000-0002-2311-2174
PubMed URL: 29197668
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Classification
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