Suivi du traitement médicamenteux de l’épilepsie : à quoi penser ? [The follow-up of antiepileptic drug therapy]

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serval:BIB_0F2608FCFCB0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Suivi du traitement médicamenteux de l’épilepsie : à quoi penser ? [The follow-up of antiepileptic drug therapy]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Novy J., Seeck M.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
24/04/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
648
Pages
862-865
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Treatment of epilepsy with medication is a major part of the overall management of patients with epilepsy. We will discuss here three aspects of the follow-up of those patients; adverse events of treatment, assessment of response to treatment and biological follow-up. Adverse events associated with the therapy are not infrequent since they are reported by half of the patients. Since seizures occur mostly in an aleatory way, it is important to consider the duration observed in the assessment. A relative decrease of the seizure frequency must be interpreted cautiously as regression to the mean is frequent in the spontaneous fluctuations of the seizure frequency. Biologic follow-up is mostly helpful with older generation antiepileptic drugs.
Keywords
Anticonvulsants/therapeutic use, Epilepsy/complications, Epilepsy/drug therapy, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Seizures/drug therapy, Seizures/etiology
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