Stopping antiepileptic drugs after epilepsy surgery: A survey of U.S. epilepsy center neurologists

Anne T. Berg, John T. Langfitt, Susan S. Spencer, Barbara G. Vickrey*

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Abstract

One hundred fifty-one neurologists at U.S. epilepsy centers responded to a survey on stopping medications in patients following successful resective epilepsy surgery. Sixty-two percent said patients should be ≥2 years seizure-free before stopping medication. Although respondents tended to agree about the importance of many of the queried factors (e.g., focal pathology in favor of and persistent auras against stopping antiepileptic drugs), it is unclear how well these factors determine seizure outcome in this setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Management policies
  • Stopping drugs
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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