Members of the Duke Neurology Department advanced the field of epilepsy care, research, and education at the 2022 meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) in Nashville this week. This year, our faculty and trainees gave two lectures and co-authored eight new abstracts, for a total of more than 150 submissions from Duke to the AES since 2000.
Matthew Luedke, MD, division chief of Hospital Neurology, delivered two lectures, “Exercise, Fitness, and Epilepsy,” as part of the Annual Advances in the Management of Epilepsy symposium, and “Managing for Meaning” as part of the Professional wellness in Epilepsy Care: Clinician Burnout—Causes, Consequences, and Cures special interest group.
In addition,faculty and trainees contributed to the following abstracts presented at the AES meeting this year:
- Seizure Recurrence and Management in Antibody Positive Autoimmune Encephalitis -M. Omar Subei, MD and Yash Shah, MD (photo), Danelvis Paredes, MD, Suma Shah, MD, and Prachi Parikh, MD
- Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamics, and Safety Study of Intravenous Ganaxolone in Healthy Adult Volunteers - Aatif Husain, MD, Shruti Raja, MD
- Prophylactic Anti-Seizure Medication Use in Patients Undergoing Brain Tumor Resection - Katherine Peters, MD, PhD
- Time Is Brain: Improving Early Access to Antiseizure Medications During Status Epilepticus in the Pediatric Population - Muhammad Zafar, MD
- High-Frequency Oscillations Captured on Micro-electrocorticographic Arrays During Intraoperative Recordings -Gregory Cogan, PhD, and Derek Southwell, MD, PhD
- Variations in Prescribing Practices for Early Life Epilepsy, a Pediatric Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System Study - Muhammad Zafar, MD
- Twelve-month Analysis of BUTTERFLY: An Observational Study to Investigate Cognition and Other Non-seizure Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents with Dravet Syndrome (DS) - Muhammad Zafar, MD
- Microburst Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Safety and Efficacy Outcomes - Muhammad Zafar, MD