Arwa Y. Abd

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PURPOSE Aims of this study were to estimate the first-year medical care costs of newly diagnosed children with structural-metabolic epilepsy and to determine the cost-driving factors in the selected population. METHOD This was a prevalence-based retrospective chart review that included patients who attended a pediatric neurology clinic in a tertiary(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a systematic review for the evidence supporting or disproving the reality of parenteral nutrition- antiepileptic drugs interaction, especially with respect to the plasma protein-binding of the drug. METHODS The articles related to the topic were identified through Medline and PubMed search (1968-Feburary 2010) for English language on(More)
Treatment with antiepileptic drugs is commonly guided by serum level monitoring. Such monitoring requires expensive laboratory equipment and products. However, well-conducted studies on the cost-effectiveness of therapeutic drug monitoring for antiepileptic drugs are lacking particularly in patients with structural-metabolic epilepsy. The study aims to(More)
INTRODUCTION Seizure-free patients or substantial reduction in seizure frequency are the most important outcome measures in the management of epilepsy. The study aimed to evaluate the patterns of seizure frequency and its relationship with demographics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study was(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the practices associated with the application of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in the management of children with structural-metabolic epilepsy. METHODS It was a retrospective chart review and included children aged ≥2 years old with structural-metabolic epilepsy, treated with AEDs, and received TDM.(More)
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