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Women with epilepsy, especially those of child-bearing age, are faced with difficult choices when it comes to choosing the most suitable antiepileptic drug (AED). This is particularly so for those with idiopathic generalized epilepsies, or those for whom seizure syndrome is not immediately apparent, where sodium valproate is still considered the drug of(More)
Are We Failing Those With 'The Falling Sickness'? Time to modernise the approach to epilepsy care The epilepsies are a common, heterogeneous group of disorders linked by a tendency to recurrent seizures in affected individuals and which have no respect for age, gender, race or social status. A seizure is defined as an intermittent, stereotyped, disturbance(More)
Kinematic and control issues are discussed in the context of an articulated, multifinger mechanical hand. Hand designs with particular mobility properties are illustrated, and a definition of accuracy points within manipulator workspace is given. Optimization of tlte physical dimensions of the Stanford-JPL hand is described. Several architectures for(More)
Women with epilepsy of child-bearing years have their own considerations, which must be taken into account if management of their epilepsy is to be optimised. The main issues to consider include the effects of: female hormones on seizure control, anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) on hormonal methods of contraception, epilepsy and AEDs on fertility, epilepsy and(More)
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