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Which of the anti-seizure medications (ASMs) listed operates under zero-order kinetics at high doses?
A 28-year-old woman with a history of intractable epilepsy presents to you for outpatient follow-up. She has been seizure-free on valproic acid and levetiracetam for the last 18 months. She reports a desire to become pregnant and asks if she has an increased risk of in-utero defects with her medications. Which of the following is the most appropriate answer to this question?
Which of the following seizure characteristics are typically seen in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy?
Hyperammonemia is a side effect seen with which of the following antiepileptic drugs?
A 34-year-old man with medically-refractory epilepsy has an MRI brain completed. The lesion shown (T2 sequence) does not enhance with contrast. If a surgical resection was performed, which of the following would be the most likely seen on pathologic analysis?
A 27-year-old man presents after having an unprovoked generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Which of the following should he be told regarding his clinical situation?
A 24-year-old male with no known past medical history experienced a first-time generalized tonic-clonic seizure while at work. She is now in the emergency room and back to her neurological baseline. Bloodwork was unremarkable. A routine EEG and MRI of the brain were normal. Which is the most appropriate next step in management?
Which of the following is the most common cause of focal clonic seizures in full-term neonates?
The EEG pattern on this bipolar EEG recording is most consistent with which of the following epilepsy syndromes?
A patient with an unclear history of epilepsy has an EEG performed. Based on the region of her epileptiform activity, what is the most likely semiology of her clinical seizures?
A 7-year-old boy with no significant past medical history presents to the clinic after declining school performance and daydreaming. A routine EEG is performed and shown below (bipolar montage). Which of the following medications is the most appropriate first-line therapy?
A 26-year-old physics teacher and mother on valproic acid (VPA) for epilepsy presents to your clinic with her husband stating she wishes to try to become pregnant soon. She asks how anti-seizure medications (ASMs) used during pregnancy may impact the intelligence and school performance of her child. Which is the most accurate response?
A 14-year-old male is evaluated in your clinic for seizures. Past medical history is significant for brief staring spells in elementary school. Now the patient is having generalized seizures especially when he is sleep-deprived. Additionally, the patient has recently been experiencing jerky movements of both arms in the morning, resulting in him dropping objects from his hands. An EEG shows generalized 4-6 Hz polyspike and wave discharges. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 4-day-old full-term baby is brought to the hospital for two episodes of generalized stiffening and apnea for less than 1 minute followed by a return to baseline. The physical exam is unremarkable and CTH is negative. The mother reports having similar episodes shortly after birth. What is the most likely cause of the episodes?
An 18-year-old male presents to the ED after having his first generalized tonic-clonic seizure. MRI was unremarkable but a routine EEG showed 4-6 Hz polyspike and wave discharges in sleep. Which of the following antiepileptic drugs are most appropriate to start based on the available information?
A 4-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents to the emergency room after experiencing a first-time seizure. An EEG is obtained and captures a seizure arising from the left hemisphere and polymorphic delta slowing on the same side. Over the next several months the child continues to experience focal-onset seizures despite being on 2 maximally-dosed seizure medications. His brain MRI, below, shows asymmetric left-hemispheric atrophy. His clinic presentation and imaging are most consistent with which of the following diseases?
An 8-year-old patient with new-onset seizures has an MRI performed after seeing you in the clinic. Based on the lesion appreciated in the image, what seizure type does this patient most likely experience?
A 24-year-old college student presents with uncontrolled epilepsy. His seizures consist of an aura of déjà vu followed by oral automatisms and periods of unresponsiveness. The neurological examination is normal. MRI of the brain is performed and shown below. What is the etiology of this patient’s epilepsy?
Which of the following medications is considered a first-line agent for the management of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?
The pathology slide below is most consistent with which of the following disorders?
A 6-year-old male with a history of medically-refractory epilepsy (on three anti-seizure medications), and right-sided-hemiparesis, presents to the emergency room with a three-day history of continuous right facial twitching. Symptoms persist during sleep and have not responded to benzodiazepines. On examination, the patient has retained awareness despite the continuous facial movements. MRI brain was performed and shown below. Of the following, which is the most appropriate therapy to achieve seizure freedom?
A 54-year-old male with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and atrial fibrillation on warfarin is newly diagnosed with epilepsy. Of the following medications, which is the most appropriate anti-seizure medication to prescribe?
Which of the following is most strongly associated with an increased risk of seizure recurrence after a first unprovoked seizure?
A 4-year-old girl with multiple seizure types and intellectual disability has an EEG performed that shows 1.5 Hz to 2.5 Hz spike and wave discharges. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 4-month-old male with no significant past medical history was admitted to the epilepsy monitoring unit with episodes concerning for possible seizures. The family has noticed that events tend to occur when the child is angry. One episode is captured during his stay. The first symptoms appreciated were excessive crying followed by loss of tone and a few myoclonic jerks for 20 seconds. The patient then rapidly returned to baseline thereafter. There were no epileptiform discharges seen during this episode. Based on the most likely diagnosis, what is the most appropriate next step in management?