Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Should I Be Concerned?
2022-10-19

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Should I Be Concerned?

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Should I Be Concerned? ALTHOUGH MOST PATIENTS WITH epilepsy live long, healthy lives, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a serious concern affecting one in 1,000 adults and one in 4,500 children with epilepsy. The exact cause of SUDEP is unclear. Most people are found dead in bed, often…

When to consider surgery
2022-09-15

When to consider surgery

When to consider surgery Epilepsy is a common medical condition estimated to affect 2.6 million americans every year. In 2018, the CDC estimates that among those taking medication, only 44% report having their seizures completely controlled1. Epilepsy surgery is a viable alternative to patients who are unable to control their seizures through medications. Before deciding…

Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult Neurology
2022-09-14

Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult Neurology

Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult Neurology Seizure is one of the neurological conditions that causes fears to many patients and their families. Their fear stems from all the unknowns associated with the condition and all possible complications it brings in the long term. Upon receiving this diagnosis from a physician, the news is…

I’m Seizure Free!… Can I stop my meds now?
2022-05-16

I’m Seizure Free!… Can I stop my meds now?

I’m Seizure Free!… Can I stop my meds now? One of the most common questions asked by patients with a history of epilepsy is when they can stop their medications. This can be a complex question because some patients may require medication for their lifetimes while others may be able to safely stop their medication….

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy
2021-05-01

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy Scott Scheuermann, Nurse Practitioner, has been working with Dr. Ahmed Sadek at Orlando Epilepsy Center (OEC) for over 2-years. He is originally from Alabama where he worked in a large Medical Center in multiple specialties as a nurse for about 10 years. He relocated to Arizona for training in neurology…