The two patient summaries of the AAN's 2009 guidelines, "Update: Management Issues for Women with Epilepsy—Focus on Pregnancy," have been translated into Spanish. These translations enable the important recommendations found in them to be disseminated more broadly to women of childbearing age who live with epilepsy.
The availability of the AAN's Spanish-language patient summaries in clinics and doctors' offices—primary care providers, obstetricians, pediatricians, neurologists—provides a basis for informed discussions between women and their doctors, as well as a stimulus to remind both patient and provider to address these important issues. Patients can more easily understand the facts with these concisely written information sheets, which provide an overview of facts derived from many studies and offer recommendations that can be taken home for further study. This educational effort promotes discussion and consideration of the complex issues involved in providing optimal care for the mother, while assuring the best outcome for her baby should reach as many people as possible.
Read the English-language patient summaries:
For more information about AAN Practice Guidelines, contact Julie Cox, Program Manager, Guideline Dissemination, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (651) 332-8684.