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BrainWaves


Nov 13, 2017

How often do you call the plumber and say, "My faucet is leaking", and then the plumber REMOVES your faucet? Problem solved, right? Ironically, this simplistic approach works extremely well in a variety of epileptic conditions. In this week's show, Dr. Myriam Abdennadher and Danielle Becker comment on the protocol and efficacy for surgery in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

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