This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American Academy of Neurology’s and American Epilepsy Society’s 2015 guideline on management of an unprovoked first seizure in adults.
This systematic review to support the 2016 update of the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for colorectal cancer summarizes published evidence about the effectiveness of routine screening, accuracy of screening tests and strategies, and potential screening harms.
This Medical News & Perspectives article describes a new guideline for physicians treating adults after a first seizure, emphasizing a patient-centered approach in the discussion of treatment options.
This review of the literature on resective surgery for drug-resistant focal epilepsy found reduced seizures in patients undergoing surgery compared with those receiving medical therapy alone.
This Viewpoint describes the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and the unexpected and adverse health effects reflected in hospital data collected so far.
Chamberlain and colleagues tested the hypothesis that lorazepam has better efficacy and safety than diazepam for treating pediatric status epilepticus.
Omuro and DeAngelis review the clinical management of malignant gliomas, including genetic and environmental risk factors such as cell phones, diagnostic pitfalls, symptom management, specific antitumor therapy, and common complications.