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Webinar Topic: Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment Options: Recorded 9-25-2014

Thu. Sep 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm CDT

Welcome to our webinar on pediatric epilepsy. We’re happy that you have chosen to participate. This webinar will help you understand pediatric epilepsy treatment options discussed by our Mayo Clinic experts. Please register here to sign up and receive email reminders for event: http://mayocl.in/1lJLHOd Then simply click the play button in the video viewer below to participate. You can also pose questions in the comments column on the right or on Twitter using #Epilepsy .

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kelly8573

Kelly B. wrote:

Will a recording of this webinar be available? Thanks so much for offering this learning opportunity.

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:50pm CDT

Yes, if you click on play button in video player it is already there. The first two minutes are just the logo... we will be fixing this shortly.

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 1:09pm CDT

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andrearmay

Andrea wrote:

I have a child who's seizures were very controlled during adolescence but as he is moving into puberty he is having exponentially more seizures. We are in the process of changing meds now. How common is this and is it [...] View full text  

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:49pm CDT

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Anonymous wrote:

How can you diagnose benign rolandic vs benign myoclonic?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:42pm CDT

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Wonderful information! Thank you Dr. Wirrel and Dr. Wetgen for doing this.

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:38pm CDT

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fritacca

fritacca wrote:

can you comment on the diagnosis of benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy and its long term medical and behavioral prognosis

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:35pm CDT

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jruza

Jen R wrote:

for someone with intractable epilepsy what are some of the typical things that would make them a good candidate for surgery?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:32pm CDT

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sbruce

Sherrie Bruce wrote:

What is considered effective seizure control? No seizures? 2 or 3 a month? Is seizure free an obtainable goal?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:32pm CDT

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Anonymous wrote:

when you say you believe in keeping meds at the lowest effective dose, do you feel the same way about keto? is it best to work up to the lowest effective ratio? and is it effective enough if EEG is [...] View full text  

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:31pm CDT

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mikearons50

Mike Arons wrote:

Temporàl lobe Focal siezures start within 20 min of falling asleep. Is this coincidence or something in sleep patern?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:29pm CDT

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Anonymous wrote:

How do I start a ketogenic diet? Do I schedule that with my doctor or dietician?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:29pm CDT

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esanders

esanders wrote:

Is LITT an effective treatment for children with IS due to cortical dysplasia and if so what are the perimeters and size of CD that would allow child to be a candidate?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:27pm CDT

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sbruce

Sherrie Bruce wrote:

My daughter started having gran mal seizures at puberty and was diagnosed with catamenial seizures. Are these type of seizures treated the same as other seizures? Will she out grow these types.

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:27pm CDT

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grandma

Grandma wrote:

ketogenic diet: My grandson has intractable seizures. Has had two frontal lob resections, vegus nerve implant too. Now he is on the ketogenic diet. Mom is a nurse and measures eactly what he can eat. Since he has been on [...] View full text  

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:26pm CDT

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krd94

Krd94 wrote:

Is a medication that my son is allergic too the same as an ineffective medication when considering intractable epilepsy?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:26pm CDT

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mikearons50

Mike Arons wrote:

My daughter has had seizures since 18 months. Started on keppra then a year later stopped controlling seizures and started on trileptal in addition. Now we are starting on lamictal as well and plan to reduce the trileptal. If this [...] View full text  

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:26pm CDT

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Anonymous wrote:

Could an EEG diagnosis of generalized seizure actually be focal seizures?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:24pm CDT

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jruza

Jen R wrote:

my almost 4yo son has SCN1A mutation with GEFMS+. He has been on Keppra since 14 months and we are pushing way past normal epilepsy max due to his Dravet diagnosis of Onfi to try to control seizures. We have [...] View full text  

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:22pm CDT

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Anonymous wrote:

if a new med is started and the plan is to slowly increase to the optimal ml dosage and the child is doing well at the lower dose does it have to be increased?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:21pm CDT

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Anonymous wrote:

What is the difference between focal and generalized seizures? Is one worse than the other?

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:17pm CDT

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We will try to answer questions at the end of presentation .

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 12:14pm CDT

Message sent privately for permission to use webinar at National Seizure Disorders Foundation.

Posted Thu, Sep 25 at 1:06pm CDT