UCI Health neurologist Dr. Mona Sazgar authors book on epilepsy treatment

July 25, 2019

Approximately 1.2 percent of the U.S. population has active epilepsy, affecting 3 million adults and 470,000 children, according to the CDC.

UCI Health epileptologist, Mona Sazgar, MD, has released a book for medical school trainees and epilepsy fellows in neurology, neurophysiology, and other neurologists who provide diagnosis and care for patients with epilepsy.

Sazgar, clinical professor of neurology in the UCI School of Medicine, co-authored the book with a colleague Michael Gregory Young, DO, a neurologist and former UCI epilepsy fellow.

Absolute Epilepsy and EEG Rotation Review: Essentials for Trainees” contains the most essential information needed for clinicians on an epilepsy/ EEG rotation. Concise and easy-to-read, this quick reference provides neurology residents, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows, and other clinicians with the most critical information in epilepsy and EEG in a simplified, yet comprehensive format. The book covers the diagnosis, characteristics, and treatment of epilepsy as well as EEG placement, procedures, and patterns in various neurological disorders.

As a national leader in the diagnosis and delivery of advanced epilepsy care, the UCI Health epilepsy program team has the expertise, tools and technology to improve patient’s quality of life. The quality of care is reflected in UCI Health’s Level 4 designation — the highest possible level — from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

UCI Health leads the region in neurosurgical expertise and minimally invasive treatment approaches. UCI Health is also one of the few epilepsy centers in the nation to specialize in the treatment of women with epilepsy, a diagnosis that affects more than 1 million women in the United States.


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