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<em>Decision-IQ</em>: A Case Study in the Management of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
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Decision-IQ: A Case Study in the Management of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

Med-IQ      Duke Medicine
 

Released:
10/29/18
Expires:
10/28/19

Maximum Credits:

0.25
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Released:
10/29/18

Expires:
10/28/19

Maximum Credits:
0.25
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Released:
10/29/18
Expires:
10/28/19


Maximum Credits:
0.25


Overview: In this short case-based activity, meet Connor, a 20-year-old man with drug-resistant epilepsy. As you move through this activity, read through links to useful resources to help you make clinical management decisions for this patient. In addition, find out how neurologist Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD, would explore palliative surgical interventions based on Connor’s seizure focus and localization.

CME Information:

Faculty
Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vice-Chair for Education, Neurology
Director, Duke Center for Complex Epilepsy
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Activity Planners
Jaime Symowicz, PhD
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Laura Rafferty, ELS
Managing Editor
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the criteria used to define drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Evaluate the benefits and limitations associated with palliative surgical procedures for epilepsy

Target Audience
This activity is intended for neurologists.
 
Statement of Need
Approximately 30% to 40% of patients with epilepsy experience drug resistance despite the release of several new therapies in the past 20 years. Drug-resistant epilepsy is associated with developmental delay in infants and young children and severe disability and morbidity in older children and adults. Moreover, patients with drug-resistant epilepsy experience a mortality rate that is 5 to 10 times greater than that of the general population. Even though clinical evidence and consensus guidelines support surgical interventions for these patients, approximately 1% of eligible patients are referred for palliative surgical procedures. Thus, neurologists need to be familiar with available surgical interventions for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.
 
Collaboration Statement
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.25-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
 
Initial Release Date: October 29, 2018
Expiration Date: October 28, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes

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The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Cadwell Inc., UCB, Inc.
Contracted research: Eisai Inc., UCB, Inc.
 
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