Guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy in childhood and adolescence are being drawn up in collaboration with the WHO Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development. The WHO Collaborating Centre Oasi Centre in Troina, Italy has taken the lead of the project.
The project on development of guidelines for neonatal seizures was initiated in 2003. An algorithm was developed for diagnosis and treatment of neonatal seizures especially in resource limited settings.
The target audience were clinicians in developing countries. The algorithm addressed the following areas: history, physical examination, causes, approach to assessment, principles of treatment, antiepileptic drug management and prognosis. The algorithm was published in Epilepsia in June 2007 .
Proposal of an Algorithm for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Seizures in Developing Countries (p 1158-1164)
John Patrick T. Co, Maurizio Elia, Jerome Engel Jr, Renzo Guerrini, Eli M. Mizrahi, Solomon L. Moshé, Perrine Plouin Published Online: Apr 18 2007 12:00AM DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01008.