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The safety of antiepileptic drug withdrawal in patients with non-epileptic seizures.

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BACKGROUND: To determine whether withdrawal of anticonvulsant drugs (AED) can be carried out safely in patients with non-epileptic seizures (NES). METHODS: Prospective evaluation of safety and outcome in 78 patients with NES who satisfied a standardised set of criteria for excluding the diagnosis of coexisting or underlying epilepsy. FINDINGS: The patients were taking from one to three AED. Sixty four patients were withdrawn as outpatients, 14 as inpatients. Five patients stopped their drugs ...

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10.1136/jnnp.2005.064063

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
76
Issue:
12
Pages:
1682-1685
Publication date:
2005-12-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:48eea2a5-62eb-4390-889e-083723c5a454
Source identifiers:
387368
Local pid:
pubs:387368

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