Epilepsy care guidelines updated for 1st time in 13 years

For the first time since 2010, the National Association of Epilepsy Centers has updated its guidelines for care.

A group of 41 epilepsy experts reviewed 5,937 case studies of patients with epilepsy and reviewed outcomes to determine new and revise old best practices in care. 

From their analysis, they developed 52 new suggestions for epilepsy care that span from care guidelines for epilepsy patients when staying in the hospital, surgery, checking the brain, understanding the brain, genetics, as well as getting routine check-ups.

"The 2023 guidelines outline optimal standards of care with an intent to elevate evidence-based science into standard practice. In the absence of strong evidence, recommendations were guided by consensus from the panel of experts and highlight the areas of need for additional research," the group wrote. "These guidelines can be used to determine services that should be provided, identify gaps in resources, and help patients and families assess the quality of care received."

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