University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Neurology

Neuropsychology Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of your frequently asked questions about neuropsychology.
Phenobarbital
Phenobarbital is an anticonvulsant drug that has been used since 1912 and it is still one of the better drugs for this purpose. Phenobarbital is used to treat infants (ages 0-1 year) with any type of seizure disorder, and other children with generalized, partial or febrile seizures. It is also used for treatment of status epilepticus (seizures lasting greater than 15 minutes).
Lumbar Puncture Test
Learn about the Lumbar Puncture Test (or a spinal tap), from basic definitions to after the test instructions.
Insomnia: Frequently Asked Questions
Find out all you need to know about how to sleep through the night.
Depakene (Valproic Acid) and Depakote (Divalproex Sodium)
Depakene and Depakote are closely related drugs used for the treatment of petit mal, grand mal, mixed and akinetic-myoclonic seizures. (For convenience, we will refer to Depakene in the remainder of this information sheet, however, the drugs are interchangable except where noted).
Lamictal (Lamotrigine)
Lamictal is an antiepileptic drug used in combination with other anticonvulsant drugs to treat partial seizures.
A Guide to Stroke Risk Factors and Treatment
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States and throughout the world, know the general information, risk factors, and treatments to a stroke.
Brain Tumors: Frequently Asked Questions
Symptoms and information anybody concerned about a brain tumor should read.
Video EEG Monitoring Test (VEEG)
The Video EEG Monitoring Test is a more specialized form of an EEG test in which the patient is constantly monitored over a video screen. This allows doctors to observe brainwave activity during the time a seizure or spell is occurring.
Managing Risk Factors and Early Intervention Can Lessen Stroke Impact
A need-to-know list of risk factors, symptoms, and early intervention strategies that can lessen stroke impact.
Somatosensory Evoked Potential Test (SEP)
This guide describes what the SEP test is used for, procedures, and other frequently asked questions.
Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions
Your questions about Epilepsy answered.
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