Shortcomings in the current treatment of epilepsy

Eadie, Mervyn J. (2012) Shortcomings in the current treatment of epilepsy. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 12 12: 1419-1427. doi:10.1586/ERN.12.129


Author Eadie, Mervyn J.
Title Shortcomings in the current treatment of epilepsy
Journal name Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-7175
1744-8360
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1586/ERN.12.129
Volume 12
Issue 12
Start page 1419
End page 1427
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Expert Reviews
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Contemporary drug therapy fails to control epileptic seizures in some 30% of patients, resulting in the need to employ other measures when they appear practicable. A good deal of potentially relevant statistical detail is available regarding the outcomes of the available antiepileptic therapies, but its interpretation is sometimes difficult because of uncertainty about the types of epilepsy to which it applies, and because of deficiencies in knowledge of the natural histories of the various epileptic syndromes, if untreated. The actual shortcomings in the contemporary treatment of epilepsy appear to arise not only from the limited curative capacities of the available therapies, but from a number of deficiencies in knowledge concerning the significant aspects of what should determine treatment policy and the optimal employment of antiepileptic drugs
Keyword Antiepileptic Drugs
Cure
Epilepsy
Prognosis
Seizures
Therapy
Withdrawal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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