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May 1977

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Arch Neurol. 1977;34(5):324. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500170078029

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New Journal for Neurosurgeons.—  Neurosurgery, a bimonthly journal, will appear in July 1977. It is owned and sponsored by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Inc, and will be published by Williams & Wilkins Co. Robert H. Wilkins, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, is the Editor.

AED-QC Program.—  The Epilepsy Foundation of America, in cooperation with the Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has established a voluntary quality control program for laboratories routinely performing antiepileptic drug level determinations. The Antiepileptic Drug-Quality Control (AED-QC) Program was established as a result of a survey of clinical laboratories that revealed unacceptable interlaboratory variability for this procedure (Arch Neurol 33:351-355, 1976).The AED-QC Program is designed to help each laboratory evaluate and improve its performance. Three serum samples containing known amounts of various antiepileptic drugs are sent to each laboratory monthly. The drug contents of the samples reflect

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