Recent advances in the management of epilepsy

Authors

  • Farooqul Islam Assistant Professor, Dr. Shirajul Islam Medical College, Dhaka
  • Shafi Ahmed Assistant Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics, Nortern International Medical College, Dhaka
  • BH Nazma Yasmeen Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Nortern International Medical College, Dhaka
  • Nasreen Begum Assistant Professor, Nortern International Medical College, Dhaka
  • Shabnam Sharmin Lecturer Physiology, Shaheed Suhrawardi Medical College, Dhaka
  • Laila Hilaly Consultant, Bangladesh Thalassaemia Hospital Dhaka
  • Rumy Tabrez Hyder

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/nimcj.v5i2.23137

Keywords:

Antiepileptic drugs, defective genes, neurotransmitter, newer approaches etc

Abstract

Epilepsy is a complex disorder affecting brain function having a variety of contributing factors. The genetic predisposition plays a key role in the genesis of epilepsy. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) provide effective control in majority of patients with different seizure types. But some refractory cases and those who cannot tolerate the conventional AEDs, it is difficult to control the seizures adequately. On the basis of different mechanisms of action and considering the side effects of drugs, various newer approaches have been evolved during the recent years in the rational management of epilepsy. A brief account of these newer treatment modalities has been focused and incorporated in this review in order to enlighten the readers with the possible beneficial effect of this regimen and their limitations as well.

Northern International Medical College Journal Vol.5(2) 2014: 353-356

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Farooqul Islam, Assistant Professor, Dr. Shirajul Islam Medical College, Dhaka



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Published

2015-04-29

How to Cite

Islam, F., Ahmed, S., Yasmeen, B. N., Begum, N., Sharmin, S., Hilaly, L., & Hyder, R. T. (2015). Recent advances in the management of epilepsy. Northern International Medical College Journal, 5(2), 353–356. https://doi.org/10.3329/nimcj.v5i2.23137

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Review Articles