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Augustine Mugarura
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In memoriam: Augustine Mugarura

We regret to announce that Augustine Mugarura, Secretary General of the Uganda League Against Epilepsy, passed away in October 2018. In addition to his role with the ILAE, he was the  long-standing director of the Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (ESAU). He also led the IBE chapter in Uganda…

5 November, 2018
Schweizerische Epilepsie-Liga: Swiss League Against Epilepsy
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Three awards for epilepsy research open to bidding

The Swiss League Against Epilepsy is helping to increase knowledge about epilepsy with its annual research grant of CHF 25,000. This year, applications are invited for two further awards: the Alfred Hauptmann Award and the Prize for Best Dissertation in the field of epileptology. The application deadline for all awards is 31 December 2018.

11 October, 2018
Clinical Research

Antiepileptic drug treatment after an unprovoked first seizure: A decision analysis

Our model determined that immediate AED treatment is preferable to deferred treatment in adult first-seizure patients over a wide and clinically relevant range of variables. Furthermore, our analysis suggests that the 10-year seizure recurrence rate that justifies AED treatment (38.0%) is substantially lower than the 60% threshold used in the current definition of epilepsy.

9 October, 2018
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