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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between antiepileptic drug (AED) utilization and patient age in a population of patients treated by primary health care physicians. Data were collected by using questionnaires completed by family physicians and paediatricians working in primary health care. Only patients with active epilepsy(More)
PURPOSE Within the "Out of the Shadows" campaign in Croatia, numerous activities have been organized. The aim of this study is to investigate the changes in knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy in the population of college-preparatory high school students, and to consider whether such changes could be the result of these activities carried out between(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The most prominent clinical features of progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity (PER) are painful spasms and rigidity accompanied by clinical signs of brainstem and spinal cord involvement. In initial reports, PER had fatal outcome. Later, clinical improvement related to corticosteroid therapy has been described in some cases. The(More)
PURPOSE It is believed that a large number of factors influence feelings of stigma, but their relative contribution is not yet entirely clear. Most studies to date were conducted using the Epilepsy Stigma Scale (ESS); only one used a revised version of the ESS (rESS). The following study aims to determine factors contributing to epilepsy stigma in(More)
The aim of the study was to identify the most common electrophysiological abnormalities in early Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Neurophysiological data on 51 GBS patients assessed within 12 days of symptom onset were reviewed. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) was present in 46 of 51 GBS patients. The following abnormalities(More)
BACKGROUND Early detection of mental retardation and other epilepsy-associated impairments is essential for successful medical and social care of children with epilepsy; the corresponding information for children in Croatia has not yet been known. AIMS OF THE STUDY To obtain the basic information of epilepsy-associated disability in preschool children,(More)
INTRODUCTION According to literature data, the effect of seizures on inpatient mortality has not yet been not definitly determined and data on seizure incidence significantly vary with different methods used in various studies, AIM Our aim was to determine the effect of seizures in the peracute stage of stroke on inpatient mortality and to detect the(More)
INTRODUCTION Although most of clinical studies suggest that hyperglycemia is associated with poor clinical outcome in acute stroke patients, there still are many theoretical and practical doubts that are reflected in some differences in treatment recommendations from clinical guidelines developed in Europe (European Stroke Initiative, Croatian Association(More)
Oxcarbazepine (OXC) is generally accepted as a drug without risk of severe drug-induced hepatotoxicity, but according to recently reported pharmacovigilance data this statement has been challenged. However, in the literature there have been no reports of acute OXC-induced hepatotoxicity without systemic manifestations of Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and(More)
Until 2005 Croatia had a driving ban for people with epilepsy (PWE) on antiepileptic therapy. To investigate the impact of partial liberalization of legislation, the results of polling performed in 1999 and 2009 were compared. The results revealed that in 1999, despite the driving ban, 46.9% of respondents had a driver's license, whereas in 2009, the(More)
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