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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


May 24, 2018

Unfortunately, many patients with epilepsy fail their first trial of an anti-seizure medication. A large proportion of these patients are put on a second agent...or a third. But is more necessarily better?

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Justin Warren and Lee Rosevere. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.

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