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Qualitätsleitlinien für prächirurgische Epilepsiediagnostik und operative Epilepsietherapie

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Rosenow, F
Bast, T
Czech, T
Hans, V
Helmstaedter, C
Huppertz, H-J
Trinka, E
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Published in Nervenarzt. 2014, vol. 85, no. 6, p. 753-756
Abstract In patients with pharmacorefractory epilepsy, preoperative epilepsy evaluation and subsequent epilepsy surgery lead to a significant improvement of seizure control, proportion of seizure-free patients, quality of life and social participation. The aims of preoperative epilepsy evaluation are to define the chance of complete seizure freedom and the likelihood of inducing new neurological deficits in a given patient. As epilepsy surgery is an elective procedure quality standards are particularly high. As detailed in the first edition of these practice guidelines, quality control relates to seven different domains: (1) establishing centres with a sufficient number of sufficiently and specifically trained personnel, (2) minimum technical standards and equipment, (3) continuing medical education of employees, (4) surveillance by trained personnel during the video electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring (VEM), (5) systematic acquisition of clinical and outcome data, (6) the minimum number of preoperative evaluations and epilepsy surgery procedures and (7) cooperation of epilepsy centres. In the first edition of these practice guidelines published in 2000 it was defined which standards were desirable and that their implementation should be aimed for. These standards related especially to the certification required for different groups of medical doctors involved and to the minimum numbers of procedures required. In the subsequent decade quite a number of colleagues have been certified by the trinational Working Group (Arbeitsgemeinschaft, AG) for Presurgical Epilepsy Diagnosis and Operative Epilepsy Treatment (http://www.ag-epilepsiechirurgie.de) and therefore, on 8 May 2013 the executive board of the AG decided to now make these standards obligatory.
Keywords Brain Mapping/standardsEpilepsy/diagnosis/surgeryGermany/epidemiologyHumansMonitoring, Intraoperative/standardsNeurology/standardsNeurosurgical Procedures/standardsPractice Guidelines as TopicPreoperative Care/standards
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ROSENOW, F et al. Qualitätsleitlinien für prächirurgische Epilepsiediagnostik und operative Epilepsietherapie. In: Nervenarzt, 2014, vol. 85, n° 6, p. 753-756. doi: 10.1007/s00115-014-4070-2 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:78144

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