Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in general practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251577
Title:
Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in general practice
Authors:
O'Connor, Ray; Cox, John; Coughlan, Michael
Publisher:
Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)
Issue Date:
May-1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251577
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The subject of epilepsy proved to be a very formidable challenge to the Clinical Review Committee of The Irish College of General Practitioners. Commencing in September,1990, the task force on epilepsy spent 18 months patiently searching the literature, reviewing appropriate publications and consulting experts in the field. Much credit is due to Dr Ray O'Connor, leader of the task force, who carried out the bulk of the work and repeatedly presented draft documents to the general committee before final agreement was reached. This document addresses the important issues in epilepsy and should provide the family doctor with a useful guide when coming to a decision on subjects such as fitness to drive, which drug to prescribe, when to withdraw treatment, management of febrile convulsions, pregnancy and many other common everyday problems. The issue of childhood immunisation proved to be a very difficult and contentious one, but consensus was eventually reached and the current global position is stated. This document should lend to a uniformity of approach among general practitioners in the management and treatment of epilepsy and consequently to improved quality care for patients.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; EPILEPSY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Rayen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCox, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoughlan, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-09T11:55:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-09T11:55:34Z-
dc.date.issued1992-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251577-
dc.descriptionThe subject of epilepsy proved to be a very formidable challenge to the Clinical Review Committee of The Irish College of General Practitioners. Commencing in September,1990, the task force on epilepsy spent 18 months patiently searching the literature, reviewing appropriate publications and consulting experts in the field. Much credit is due to Dr Ray O'Connor, leader of the task force, who carried out the bulk of the work and repeatedly presented draft documents to the general committee before final agreement was reached. This document addresses the important issues in epilepsy and should provide the family doctor with a useful guide when coming to a decision on subjects such as fitness to drive, which drug to prescribe, when to withdraw treatment, management of febrile convulsions, pregnancy and many other common everyday problems. The issue of childhood immunisation proved to be a very difficult and contentious one, but consensus was eventually reached and the current global position is stated. This document should lend to a uniformity of approach among general practitioners in the management and treatment of epilepsy and consequently to improved quality care for patients.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)en_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.subjectEPILEPSYen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in general practiceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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